The Best Moments from the 2014 World Cup, Illustrated

Had enough of the World Cup? Well, not everyone has. Lots of artists and designers out there are still creating awesome works of art about the tournament. Illustrator and motion graphic artist Dipanjan Biswas created a series of illustrations highlighting the best moments from the 2014 World Cup games.

The collection, entitled “Moments of The FIFA World Cup – Brazil 2014,” captures much of the tournament, from the game where Germany demolished Brazil, to Uruguayan player Luis Suarez’s infamous bite, to Brazilian player Neymar’s spine fracture. Biswas even creates a design for the release of the official World Cup song by Pitbull, Jennifer Lopez and Brazilian singer Claudia Leitte.

The Show Begins

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“The 2014 Fifa World Cup officially got under way with the final act saw a performance of official World Cup song “We Are One” by Jennifer Lopez, Pitbull and Claudia Leitte.”

The Flying Dutchman

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“Netherlands produced a sensational performance to annihilate reigning champions Spain. Robin van Persie equalised with an astonishing 15-yard header that looped over a despairing Casillas.”

Hat-trick Hero

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“Thomas Muller scored the first hat-trick of the 2014 World Cup as Germany produced a ruthless attacking display to destroy 10-man Portugal and open their World Cup campaign in style.”

The Great Wall of Mexico

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“Mexico held Brazil to a goalless draw with an outstanding performance by goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa, who made six saves in this game. Ochoa’s save from Neymar’s header was compared to Gordon Banks’ famous save from Pele at the 1970 World Cup.”

Adiós Espana

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“Spain’s dominance of global football was brought to a crushing end as they were knocked out of the World Cup by an impressive Chile.”

The Big Bite

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“Uruguay’s Luis Suarez has been accused of biting a player for the third time in his career after an incident with Giorgio Chiellini.”

Wonder Strike

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“Colombia’s James Rodriguez confirmed his status as the World Cup’s newest star with a stunning 25-yard left-foot volley, which has been treated as one of the best goal of the tournament.”

Heart Break

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“Brazil forward Neymar has been ruled out of the World Cup with a broken bone in his back sustained in the 2-1 quarter-final win over Colombia.”


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“Brazil’s World Cup dreams ended in humiliating and brutal fashion as Germany inflicted their heaviest defeat in the first semi-final in Belo Horizonte.”

The Legend

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“Germany striker Miroslav Klose becomes World Cup history’s record goalscorer with 16 goals in 23 games.”

Super Mario

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“Germany were crowned world champions for the fourth time as Mario Gotze’s extra-time winner beat Argentina in the 2014 World Cup final.”

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