WATCH: The Most Dramatic Moments of the 2014 World Cup (With a Twist)

WATCH: The Most Dramatic Moments of the 2014 World Cup (With a Twist)

A special collaboration between Eight by Eight and Adam Levite of Ghost Robot.

The World Cup is full of incredible moments. The hopes, dreams, and pressures of an entire nation weigh on every player every second they are on the pitch—great (and logic-defying) things are bound to happen.

Taking inspiration from this, we teamed up with Adam Levite of Ghost Robot  and picked and produced dramatic reenactments (with a little extra mixed in) of the three moments that we felt best reflected the drama and story lines of the 2014 World Cup. Each moment is slowed down to illuminate and illustrate the pressure and drama that players endure as they perform on the world stage.

#1: The Bite Seen Around the World

In the Netherlands, the newspapers branded him the “cannibal of Ajax.” And in England, and then again in Brazil, Luis Suárez lived up to that reputation. Giorgio Chiellini never saw it coming; after all, why would he? What possessed Suárez to bite a man in front of millions of people and jeopardize Uruguay’s fortunes? No one will know but Suárez. And, come to think of it, maybe that’s nbso online casino reviews for the best.


#2: When You Wish Upon A Star

When John Brooks became the first US substitute to score in a World Cup, he did more than put the USA in a favorable position in the Group of Death. Brooks’s header brought a nation to its knees, simultaneously exorcising the demons of two World Cup campaigns of Ghanaian-inflicted dejection and pain, and gave America a team—a new, exciting team—to be proud of. Brooks represents a new guard of United States soccer, ushered in by Jurgen Klinsmann. Born in Germany to an American serviceman, Brooks has two telling tattoos: a map of Berlin, his place of birth, on his left elbow, and Illinois, his father’s, on his right.


#3: The Flying Dutchman

It was almost too early in a World Cup for such a momentous piece of skill and finesse. Paired with the occasion—the Netherland’s brutal, symbolic destruction of Spain’s rule over global football—Robin van Persie’s flying header, powered by Daley Blind’s absurd floated ball, set the tone for what we now know is a special World Cup. The Dutch might remain the best national team to never hoist the golden trophy after their semi-final loss to Argentina, but van Persie’s enchanting goal will always remain as a silver lining.


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