The 12 best goals from the 2018 FIFA World Cup 2 months ago

The 12 best goals from the 2018 FIFA World Cup

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Wonder goals, golazos, screamers... you'll find them all in our rundown of the best World Cup goals of Russia 2018.

The 12 best World Cup goals have a little something for everyone.

From powerhouse solo efforts to well-worked team goals, absolute cannons to delicately finessed finishes, perfectly-timed volleys to leaping headers - no matter what your preferred wonder goal is, the 2018 FIFA World Cup has produced them all.

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So without further ado, let's get this show on the road!

Cristiano Ronaldo v Spain 

'Which one?' asked nobody ever. Ronaldo bagged himself a hat-trick against his country's Iberian rivals, but that free-kick was easily the pick of the bunch.

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Dries Mertens v Panama

Sometimes you just have to be in the right place at the right time. Mertens initial cross didn't find any Belgians, but two headers later it fell perfectly for him. He planted his foot down, measured the trajectory of the ball and BANG!

Benjamin Pavard v Argentina

If there was any more curve to this half volley, they wouldn't be allowed to show it before the watershed.

Angel Di Maria v France

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The former Manchester United flop proved that there's no such thing as 'too far out' with this rocket.

Edinson Cavani v Portugal

That pass from Cavani... that cross from Luis Suarez... that header... wow!

Nacho v Portugal

It seems fitting that a man who shares his name with one of the greatest snacks would score a goal this tasty.

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Ricardo Quaresma v Iran

If he didn't hit it with the outside of the boot, it likely wouldn't have made our list. Those kinds of strikes are just better.

Aleksander Kolarov v Costa Rica

Anything Ronaldo can do, Kolarov can do also.

Ok, that's not true, but the Serbian can still smash a free kick with the best of them.

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Lionel Messi v Nigeria

Three touches later and the Nigerian goalkeeper was picking the ball out of his own net.

Kevin De Bruyne v Brazil

All it took was 16 seconds to sink Brazilian hearts.

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Phillipe Coutinho v Switzerland

It's going wide... it's going wide... in off the post!

Jesse Lingard v Panama

It may be easy to score against a team as poor as Panama, but it's tough to find a finish like that against anyone.

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