World Cup highlights: Most amazing goals and shocking moments

If a World Cup is measured by its moments, this year’s tournament in Brazil has not disappointed.

There have been feats of majestic athleticism that resulted in goals that seemed impossible, as well as clashes between players that turned quickly unpleasant. Those moments have been fodder for endless analysis, gossip and Internet memes.

While this cup is far from over, amNewYork has compiled what are some of the most talked about, analyzed and remembered moments so far. Look for periodic updates up to the July 13 final in Rio de Janeiro.

Cristian Salazar