The 5 best goals of the 2014 World Cup so far

The 5 best goals of the 2014 World Cup so far

One week into the 2014 World Cup and there have been plenty of great goals scored already.

At ONE we’ve been keeping an eye on the football, but have another really big goal we are focussed on: making sure every child around the world gets basic, life saving vaccines.

So in a shameless attempt to satisfy your World Cup hunger, we’ve rounded up what we think are the five best goals of the tournament so far. Watch, enjoy, then take one minute to help score our big goal by signing our petition.

1. Robin van Persie, Netherlands

Van Persie diving header against Spain in World Cup 2014

Dutchman Robin van Persie has described this spectacular diving header as “the best goal of my career” and it’s easy to see why.  It also set the internet on fire, sparking memes across the world.

Final score: Spain 1 Netherlands 5

2. Gervinho, Côte d’Ivoire

Gervinho scores against Colombia in the 2014 World Cup

GIF via @PeteBlackburn

Gervinho skips past three Colombian defenders to score this powerful goal, his second of the tournament.  It wasn’t enough to beat Colombia in the end, but there’s still a chance they will qualify for the next round.

Final score: Colombia 2 Côte d’Ivoire 1.

3. Tim Cahill, Australia

cahill GIF

At 34 it’s probably his last World Cup tournament, but Tim Cahill shows he’s still got what it takes with this impressive volley.  Australia aren’t through to the next round, but fans at home have been sharing this goal all over social media.

Final score: Australia 2 Netherlands 3

4. Lionel Messi, Argentina

Messi scores against Bosnia in the 2014 World Cup

GIF via @myregularface

One of the world’s most talented players, Lionel Messi hadn’t scored a World Cup goal for eight years until this beautiful run against Bosnia Herzegovina.

Final score: Argentina 2 Bosnia Herzegovina 1

5. Clint Dempsey, USA

Clint Dempsey scores against Ghana in the 2014 World Cup

GIF via @FlyByKnite

Hitting the net after just 29 seconds, this goal from Clint Dempsey is the 5th fastest ever scored at the World Cup. After being knocked out of the 2010 tournament by Ghana, the USA went on to win this time around.

Final score: Ghana 1 USA 2

If you think these goals are good, just imagine a world where every single child gets a healthy shot at life thanks to vaccines.  

At the moment 1 in 5 children don’t get these life-saving immunisations, so we’re campaigning for world leaders to step up their support for the GAVI fund which could make this amazing goal happen.

Join 56,000 others and sign our petition now.

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