We've rounded up the best of social media from the first round of the World Cup
It was an exciting opening weekend of the World Cup with plenty of big performances from the underdogs, and as ever social media was abuzz, so we’ve trawled through Twitter to bring you the best World Cup tweets of the week.
The highlight of the round was the gargantuan clash between Portugal and Spain which finished in a 3-3 draw. All great games need great players to step up to the plate and Cristiano Ronaldo did just that with a sensational hat-trick including a third from a free-kick in the 89th minute, which was one of those moments when he insists that the world stops what it is doing to watch.
Here are the highlights courtesy of BBC
That free kick again from another angle:
The following day the main headline was ‘Argentina rue Lionel Messi penalty miss as Iceland hold out for dramatic draw’. The draw was no less than Iceland, who are the smallest nation ever to play in a World Cup finals, deserved.
If Messi was the villian, Hannes Thór Halldórsson was the hero.
The Icelandic goalkeeper is also a film director, and directed this fantastic commercial for Coca Cola that will air in Iceland during the World Cup:
Alfred Finnbogason made history for Iceland scoring his country’s first goal at a World Cup:
For a nation with a population of only 330,000 they have huge support out in Russia:
Despite this early contender for goal of the tournament from Philippe Coutinho, Switzerland held out to neutralise Brazilian firepower and earn share of points
Brazil only managed a draw but defending champions Germany were stunned by Mexico. Hirving Lozano’s first-half goal was the difference between the two sides in an enthralling encounter in Moscow.
The celebrations in Mexico apparently registered on the Richter scale:
One young fan couldn’t control his excitement as the winner went in:
After the match Harry Kane took to Twitter to voice his joy in scoring a brace on this World Cup debut.
In the final match of the round Senegal beat Poland 2-1. But it was their fans who were stealing the headlines:
At the final whistle they paused their celebrations to clean their section of the stadium
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