The FIFA World Cup is now well and truly underway. So far the tournament has been the host to a plethora of upsets, surprise advancements and incredible pieces of skill. As we enter the quarter-finals and with no games airing until Sunday, we thought it was the perfect time to curate a list of the finest memes the world cup has inspired … so far. From Maradona’s antics to Neymar’s atrocious dives we hope these quench your thirst for World Cup action as you hold out for Uruguay v France on Sunday Morning.
Michy Batshuayi goal celebration: off the post, off the face ??? pic.twitter.com/Rv3uh6STKo
— Ryan Rosenblatt (@RyanRosenblatt) June 28, 2018
Great goal from Januzaj – but Batshuayi has just immortalised himself in the form of internet memes. https://t.co/JXar2T5hFy
— Richard Conway (@richard_conway) June 28, 2018
— Michael Houldsworth (@Mickykh) July 3, 2018
— Elliot?? (@Zurrbs) June 24, 2018
Messi Twitter if Mbappe was Leo. pic.twitter.com/ZYKgaKV7Pd
— M?A?J¹³ (@Ultra_Suristic) June 30, 2018
— Troy ?? (@da_illusion007) June 30, 2018
CR7: how many goals will you score against Messi?
— Uiisira (@uiisira) June 30, 2018
— ryan (@VintageLanzini) July 3, 2018
— ? (@kierrannn) July 3, 2018
— World Cup Goals (@A1Futbol) July 3, 2018
HANDS UP IF YOU THINK FOOTBALL'S COMING HOME pic.twitter.com/8CkZLsD5ip
— Jonny Sharples (@JonnyGabriel) July 1, 2018
No mum, I?m not coming home. It?s… pic.twitter.com/VdFHVoEfTI
— Jesse Lingard (@JesseLingard) July 3, 2018
— Sportsbet.com.au (@sportsbetcomau) July 3, 2018
— Rodriguez ???? (@RRWWE) July 2, 2018
— PROUD TO BE MALAWIAN (@smartpatson3) July 2, 2018
— King Nelson (@famenaija) July 2, 2018
Neymar's dog ??? pic.twitter.com/5V70ZAgEKC
— Footy Humour (@FootyHumour) July 3, 2018
? Lost 3-2 in the 90th minute to Belgium.
? Cleaned the dressing room, left the floor spotless….
??….and left a ?Thank You? note in Russian.
? Pure class from Japan. ?? pic.twitter.com/SAyppZ5jwW
— SPORF (@Sporf) July 3, 2018
? Lose 3-2 in the 90th minute to Belgium.
? Still stay behind and clean rubbish from the stands.
?? Take A Bow, Japan Fans. ? pic.twitter.com/BsGwUx6MkZ
— SPORF (@Sporf) July 2, 2018
— ? (@neondrugs) July 1, 2018
Spain are OUT of the World Cup ? pic.twitter.com/IM2TfDs96C
— B/R Football (@brfootball) July 1, 2018
— Historical Sport (@HistorySport_) July 1, 2018
"You can release De Gea's family now. He kept his word." pic.twitter.com/4ig9xzMtoL
— Witty Footy (@Witty_Footy) July 1, 2018
A guide for those of you wondering. pic.twitter.com/ofIaeBb87Q
— Soccer Memes (@SoccerMemes) July 3, 2018
TONI KROOS HAS THE CLUTCH GENE pic.twitter.com/YDO2nNQty7
— FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) June 23, 2018
— chlo (@ChloeStreet_) June 24, 2018
Find someone who holds you in situations like the guy is holding Maradona.. pic.twitter.com/FnuDNvMzsD
— Helmet Man (@Ixhtiyaque) June 27, 2018
— Ju C. (@lunazul90) June 27, 2018
For more World Cup action, see why we’re barring up with JBL to watch the games. Plus Virgil Abloh, Nike, Louis Vuitton and Hugo Boss all have severe cases of football fever. Or if off-field action is more your cup of tea, check out the antics that led to paramedics being called for Maradona.