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FIFA World Cup 2018: Stories behind player celebrations

There have been goals galore in FIFA World Cup 2018. And as always, every goal has been followed by some form of celebration or the other. Here we take a look at some of the standout celebrations from the tournament.

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Dzyuba's Salute | Artem Dzyuba came off the bench in the 70th minute of Russia's opening game and scored his side's third goal within 60 seconds. Impressed by the feat, Russia manager Chercheshov saluted his player. Dzyuba returned the compliment when he scored against Egypt and Spain. (Image: Reuters)
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Dzyuba's Salute | Artem Dzyuba came off the bench in the 70th minute of Russia's opening game and scored his side's third goal within 60 seconds. Impressed by the feat, Russia manager Chercheshov saluted his player. Dzyuba returned the compliment when he scored against Egypt and Spain. (Image: Reuters)

Griezmann's L sign | French attacker Griezmann is a huge fan of the video game Fortnite, and he was proud to show that with his goal celebration against Argentina. The "Take the L" (Take the loss) is popular among Fortnite players as a form of victory celebration. (Image: Reuters)
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Griezmann's L sign | French attacker Griezmann is a huge fan of the video game Fortnite, and he was proud to show that with his goal celebration against Argentina. The "Take the L" (Take the loss) is popular among Fortnite players as a form of victory celebration. (Image: Reuters)

Ronaldo's Chin | Apparently, Ronaldo was in the process of shaving when he left a patch of beard under his chin and joked with team-mate Quaresma that if he scored in the game against Spain, the beard would stay. Ronaldo ended that game by scoring three goals. Lucky Charm! (Image: Reuters)
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Ronaldo's Chin | Apparently, Ronaldo was in the process of shaving when he left a patch of beard under his chin and joked with team-mate Quaresma that if he scored in the game against Spain, the beard would stay. Ronaldo ended that game by scoring three goals. Lucky Charm! (Image: Reuters)

Mbappe, the pouting child | When scoring goals aginst his older brother Kylian while playing FIFA, Ethan Mbappe celebrates by dropping the remote and pouting with his hands folded under his armpits. Kylian Mbappe decided to bring that celebration to the grandest stage of the footballing world. (Image: Reuters)
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Mbappe, the pouting child | When scoring goals aginst his older brother Kylian while playing FIFA, Ethan Mbappe celebrates by dropping the remote and pouting with his hands folded under his armpits. Kylian Mbappe decided to bring that celebration to the grandest stage of the footballing world. (Image: Reuters)

Messi thanks the heavens | Lionel Messi's grandmother played a huge role in his life. She introduced him to the game of football and supported the Argentine genius at every step. Messi dedicates his goals to her and states that, "..she can't see how far I've come. Nevertheless, she continues to help me and my family." (Image: Reuters)
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Messi thanks the heavens | Lionel Messi's grandmother played a huge role in his life. She introduced him to the game of football and supported the Argentine genius at every step. Messi dedicates his goals to her and states that, "..she can't see how far I've come. Nevertheless, she continues to help me and my family." (Image: Reuters)

Lukaku is blowing kisses |After scoring his second goal against Panama, the Belgium striker faced the camera, lip-synced the word 'mama' and kissed his palm twice. Simple, but sweet. (Image: Reuters)
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Lukaku is blowing kisses |After scoring his second goal against Panama, the Belgium striker faced the camera, lip-synced the word 'mama' and kissed his palm twice. Simple, but sweet. (Image: Reuters)

Niang and the Senegalese dance | Niang's winner against Poland, was his first goal for the Senegal team. The reason was enough to make the whole team break into dance. (Image: Reuters)
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Niang and the Senegalese dance | Niang's winner against Poland, was his first goal for the Senegal team. The reason was enough to make the whole team break into dance. (Image: Reuters)

Yerry Mina and the dancing Colombians | The Colombians brought their dance celebrations to the 2014 FIFA World Cup, and they didn't disappoint in the 2018 edition of the tournament either. Yerry Mina's winner against Senegal, and the injury-time equaliser against England led to some wild dance celebrations. (Image: Reuters)
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Yerry Mina and the dancing Colombians | The Colombians brought their dance celebrations to the 2014 FIFA World Cup, and they didn't disappoint in the 2018 edition of the tournament either. Yerry Mina's winner against Senegal, and the injury-time equaliser against England led to some wild dance celebrations. (Image: Reuters)

First Published on Jul 6, 2018 12:29 am
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