The first two matches on Tuesday were not very exciting as France and Denmark had a goalless draw to protect their round-of-16 spots and Australia did not come to play. The next two games, however, nearly gave me a heart attack because it was down to the wire for Lionel Messi's survival in the World Cup. Holy sh*t is all I can say about the Argentina match.
Here's the best of the World Cup social media action from Tuesday.
Denmark vs France
This match was special for two reasons: It was the first 0-0 game of the tournament, and it was by far the most boring match of the tournament. France rotated its squad and Denmark was so content with a draw because it would mean it advanced to the knockout stages.
— Itαchí(Shun)Nk63 (@Shun_Nk63) June 26, 2018
Can’t we just disqualify France for three games of turgid nothingness and put Peru through simply for being good fun? #DENFRA— Dan O'Hagan (@danohagan) June 26, 2018
— innerjo (@innerjocs) June 26, 2018
I once locked myself in the stairwell between my flat and the front door for three hours without a phone or a book. That was more exciting than this. #DENFRA— Caspar Salmon (@CasparSalmon) June 26, 2018
France and Denmark have recorded the first 0-0 at Russia 2018 after 36 games pic.twitter.com/fcXUqp8W6w— Euro Football Daily (@EFDSquad) June 26, 2018
Australia vs Peru
Now this game was actually a good one to watch because Peru was playing in it, of course. Peru got two great goals and looked threatening for most of match, while Australia could not figure out how to shoot or have a decent first touch.
— Nick Hilton (@nickfthilton) June 26, 2018
— пятьдесят две победы 76ers (@scouse_roar) June 26, 2018
If Tim Cahill can get us out of this hole, he should be made Prime Minister immediately. #AUSPER— Vince Rugari (@VinceRugari) June 26, 2018
— Santo Sam and Ed's #CupFever! (@SantoSamEd) June 26, 2018
— its chapo bay bay (@TheBrokenChapo) June 26, 2018
Iceland vs Croatia
The already safe Croatians took on everyone's favorite underdog Iceland, which needed a win to advance. Sadly, Iceland was close but lost. Also, the Argentina game overshadowed this game because, well, it was Messi in a do-or-die situation.
Iceland was the first country to recognize Croatia. Time to pay it back tomorrow you beautiful Croatians. #ISLCRO— Gunnikk (@gunnnikk) June 25, 2018
— Aditi (@Fatangladki) June 26, 2018
— Marc Erickson (@DrAnxietyGrapes) June 26, 2018
If you weren't rooting for Iceland the Norse gods will not take pity on you. #ISL— Ethan Swinford (@EthanSwinford) June 26, 2018
— Dex Glennıza (@dexglenniza) June 26, 2018
Nigeria vs Argentina
This game was down right stressful; it was a crazy rollecoaster of emotions. This game had it all: Messi was doing everything he could, his teammates kept screwing up and then an unlikely hero, Marcos Rojo, scored the winner in the 86th minute. Messi is safe for now from crazy criticism, but he has to take on France next.
— Off The Post Soccer (@OTPSoccer) June 26, 2018
— JOKUNLE (@Jokunle) June 26, 2018
Argentina scores and qualified for last 16 as it stands!
— 8Fact Football WC (@8Fact_Footballl) June 26, 2018
Diego Maradona during #NGAARG- Maradona unveils banner of himself
- Dances with Nigerian fan
- Praying to heavens before game
- Celebrates 1st goal like madman
- Falls asleep
- Double middle finger after 2nd goal pic.twitter.com/QdSH8paB4T
— Coral (@Coral) June 26, 2018
— Glenn (@glennworth) June 26, 2018
— Victor Mochere (@VictorMochere) June 26, 2018
— COPA90 US (@COPA90US) June 26, 2018
That one game was enough for me today; I'm going to go lay down like Michael Cera in that last tweet for a couple hours.
Be sure to check out yesterday's World Cup social roundup! It covers not only the games played yesterday, but also the games over the weekend.