From Neymar to Harry Maguire, these are the best World Cup memes so far

Sure the goals and the matches are entertaining but what's even better? The inevitable memes that come from any big sporting event

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As the World Cup rolls on to its climax with the final Sunday, it’s inevitable that more memes would start making an appearance.

Sure, you could win the World Cup but you might be forgotten four years later, so why not be immortalised as something the internet will remember forever?


Neymar's rolling memes

To kick things off, one of the biggest subjects to come from the tournament so far has been Brazil’s superstar Neymar. Football fans weren't too keen on his over-theatrics on the field. This has led to a bevy of memes including ones which showed the Brazilian star rolling everywhere:

Here's one of a dog doing their best "Neymar impression":

Here's another showing that even Neymar's teammates aren't safe:

Or this mind-blowing one which talks about a meme within a meme:


Harry Maguire's swag

When a photo of England defender Harry Maguire with his girlfriend was snapped, it soon turned into a classic.

He even got in on his own meme:

And here's a creative twist:


Early contenders going home

Moving on, another popular topic for memes included all the early favourites being sent home.

Here's one this person has probably been waiting just the right moment to share:

Also, this bonus one is in honour of South Korea's upset of Germany:


England's rallying cry 

For fans of the Three Lions, this World Cup is providing a lot of hope that England may be able to go all the way and bring home the championship. Following the rally cry of "It's Coming Home," there have been plenty of funny memes:

This poor woman:


Firmino's (very) bright smile

Another popular topic includes Brazil's Roberto Firmino's pearly whites:


VAR, uh, yeah, what is it good for?

The use of the video assistant referee has been a contentious talking point. Naturally, footage of referees wandering over to check the pitch-side screen hasn't escaped meme generators.


World Cup fever

And of course, there's the general meme that focuses on what a wild ride this World Cup has just been and how, no matter how much we may have going on, this sporting event only happens once every four years so it must have all our attention.

Wimbledon may have refused to change the men's final time despite clashing with the World Cup final, but was that one of the reasons why Andy Murray decided to skip out on this year's event?

With four more matches left in the tournament, there's still time to add to this collection. Let us know if we've missed out on any really good memes.


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