Sports 7 months ago Share Tweet Pin Share All eyes are currently on Russia as the nation plays host to this summer’s biggest tournament: the 2018 FIFA World Cup. With the Round of 16 having just finished, the tournament has already been filled with surprise advancements and upsets including Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo being sent home on the same day as France took out Argentina and Uruguay took out Portugal this past Saturday. On the following match day, host Russia elevated the spirits in their home country as they defeated favorites Spain in the tournament’s first penalty kick shootout, followed by another pk shootout seeing Croatia advance over Denmark. On the final days of Round of 16 action, Brazil beat Mexico while Belgium came back from behind to take out Japan. On the other-hand, Sweden snuck past Switzerland and England beat Columbia in an intense matchup, finally winning their first penalty shootout at a World Cup. With a few days of rest before the Quarterfinals kick off on Friday, let’s take a look back at the best memes the Round of 16 had to offer. Make sure to keep up with our 2018 FIFA World Cup coverage during the month-long event here and be sure to check out our Destined series featuring Dele Alli, Suárez, Chicharito, and Gabriel Jesus. The next time Neymar plays… pic.twitter.com/JYWMbZo5GC — World Cup (@EPLBible) July 2, 2018 ? SPOTTED: Neymar is still rolling from his “injury” before! He wants that Mexican yellow card bad…#WorldCup pic.twitter.com/NCZHlDDMnD — The Sportsman (@TheSportsman) July 2, 2018 Neymar was incredible last night pic.twitter.com/gXcPnobaAV — Jeremy Vine (@theJeremyVine) July 3, 2018 The judges agree, Neymar’s diving has been a disgrace… #WorldCup pic.twitter.com/wJy0wGkpVM — Sportsbet.com.au (@sportsbetcomau) July 3, 2018 On a level of 1 to 8 what level Neymar do i feel like? 6 #WorldCup pic.twitter.com/BCXCiEe32u — Rodriguez ???? (@RRWWE) July 2, 2018 Neymar family reunion.#WorldCup pic.twitter.com/hDClQkpmEi — El Ídolo (@rawflows) July 3, 2018 Neymar was incredible last night pic.twitter.com/gXcPnobaAV — Jeremy Vine (@theJeremyVine) July 3, 2018 When someone touches Neymar.. #BRAMEX pic.twitter.com/BrUcXPrUUi — عمر زمان (@Omar_zmn) July 2, 2018 ? Lost 3-2 in the 90th minute to Belgium. ? Cleaned the dressing room, left the floor spotless…. ??….and left a “Thank You” note in Russian. ? Pure class from Japan. ?? pic.twitter.com/SAyppZ5jwW — SPORF (@Sporf) July 3, 2018 Spain are OUT of the World Cup ? pic.twitter.com/IM2TfDs96C — B/R Football (@brfootball) July 1, 2018 How to dance like Shakira #ESPRUS pic.twitter.com/rlu1JPMimO — J? (@_JNews_) July 1, 2018 “You can release De Gea’s family now. He kept his word.” pic.twitter.com/4ig9xzMtoL — Witty Footy (@Witty_Footy) July 1, 2018 Pique defending a corner kick #ESPRUS pic.twitter.com/BzMLv6Ocgw — $ (@neondrugs) July 1, 2018 Spain’s striker waiting for someone to make a forward pass. #WorldCup pic.twitter.com/vgA8OGXIHu — Historical Sport (@HistorySport_) July 1, 2018 HANDS UP IF YOU THINK FOOTBALL’S COMING HOME pic.twitter.com/8CkZLsD5ip — Jonny Sharples (@JonnyGabriel) July 1, 2018 Michy Batshuayi goal celebration: off the post, off the face ??? pic.twitter.com/Rv3uh6STKo — Ryan Rosenblatt (@RyanRosenblatt) June 28, 2018 Great goal from Januzaj – but Batshuayi has just immortalised himself in the form of internet memes. pic.twitter.com/JXar2T5hFy — Richard Conway (@richard_conway) June 28, 2018 Every England fan ? #ENGCOL pic.twitter.com/vdhKawridR — World Cup Goals (@A1Futbol) July 3, 2018 taxi pls mateyeah it’s for footballhometa#ENGCOL pic.twitter.com/8lNKWn30fd — Kierran Fletcher? (@KIERRANNN) July 3, 2018 The hand of a new God… pic.twitter.com/vwuSCHAFmG — Chris Moyles (@ChrisMoyles) July 3, 2018 pic.twitter.com/J859Xu5KqZ — ryan (@VintageLanzini) July 3, 2018 Messi and Ronaldo at the airport tomorrow #URUPOR pic.twitter.com/xhNfc3JiHK — Dexter?⏺ (@da_illusion007) June 30, 2018 Yeap.Both will meet at the Airport.#URUPOR pic.twitter.com/VxL551hz65 — HB-PAK (@HeartBeatPak) June 30, 2018 Ronaldo spent 4 more hours in Russia after Messi left. That’s all he needs for Balon D’or #URUPOR pic.twitter.com/WsBarg2GW6 — King of the Beardless (@Danlerd) June 30, 2018 Ronaldo is so jealous he wants to do whatever Messi does Messi Went Home , Ronaldo Is Also Going Home Now. #URUPOR pic.twitter.com/Rn2FzkSO7e — Awodwa Rigala (@a4wodwa_sa) June 30, 2018 Mbappe was 10 times better than Messi pic.twitter.com/sXjXuEESm5 — Thabo Moyane (@OfficiallyThabo) June 30, 2018 CR7: how many goals will you score against Messi? Mbappe: pic.twitter.com/r5BAr6StgH — Uiisira (@uiisira) June 30, 2018 Messi Twitter if Mbappe was Leo. pic.twitter.com/ZYKgaKV7Pd — M•A•J¹³ (@Ultra_Suristic) June 30, 2018 pic.twitter.com/fj6dg8h4eP — Elliot?? (@Zurrbs) June 24, 2018 Maradona is the best. pic.twitter.com/bFgTOUW33l — Jimmy Conrad (@JimmyConrad) June 26, 2018 WAKANDA FOR EVER ??♂️??⚽️ #maradona #VamosArgentina #ArgentinaVsNigeria #WorldCup #MundialRusia2018 #Russia2018 #messi #argentina pic.twitter.com/qKvSWMo7zD — Josh Juanico (@JoshJuanico) June 27, 2018 Maradona is confirmed from WAKANDA! pic.twitter.com/ErNReHCa9A — SGAG (@SGAG_SG) June 27, 2018 Find someone who holds you in situations like the guy is holding Maradona.. pic.twitter.com/FnuDNvMzsD — Helmet Man (@Ixhtiyaque) June 27, 2018 #MaradonaIs this the real life?? pic.twitter.com/BFEFYPmu2s — Ju C. (@lunazul90) June 27, 2018 yeah england won and all but this bloke managing to hold two pints in one hand and a flag in the other has all the talent #ENGPAN pic.twitter.com/QmjEkO5Cpg — chlo (@ChloeStreet_) June 24, 2018 Ronaldo on hearing he’s no longer the top goal scorer#ENGPAN pic.twitter.com/DNgR04Yq87 — lakhan (@lakhan809470) June 24, 2018 Panama are a *little* bit physical#WorldCup pic.twitter.com/ugzVDLujNZ — Indy Football (@IndyFootball) June 24, 2018 TONI KROOS HAS THE CLUTCH GENE pic.twitter.com/YDO2nNQty7 — FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) June 23, 2018 mfw Kroos shot that beautiful goal and redeemed himself pic.twitter.com/m9Qf1sCb0O — Merm — Nastassja. ???♀️ (@mermaidere) June 23, 2018 #kroos just scored one of the most amazing goals I’ve ever seen pic.twitter.com/55KXG7kZ4r — Dr SID (@IamDrSID) June 23, 2018 a summary of the croatia argentina match yesterday #ARGCRO #meme #EUMemeOfTheDay pic.twitter.com/mCf4n8im0a — English For Everyone (@euradioenglish) June 22, 2018 Dirk Nowitzki, speaking for every Germany fan. pic.twitter.com/GdA8Yt0Bxm — SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) June 27, 2018 Putting money on Germany, easy win… pic.twitter.com/ZbtIZG44DJ — Alexander Morse (@Morsebro15) June 27, 2018 The Senegal warm-up is even better with Ducktales music. pic.twitter.com/4VvyxeyOC4 — Kristian (@vonstrenginho) June 25, 2018 Pepe gonna Pepe… #PORMAR #bbcworldcup #worldcup pic.twitter.com/QiSCGF0wMn — Match of the Day (@BBCMOTD) June 20, 2018 This is the only wall Mexico is paying for. #Ochoa #GerMex pic.twitter.com/Yjx3syaYW0 — Danny Ramirez (@dannyramirez) June 17, 2018 EVERY MEXICAN AFTER SEEING MEXICO WIN GERMANY !! pic.twitter.com/7Wq4kBvQJ4 — #999 (@Whos_Miguel) June 17, 2018 Gary Lineker: Football is a simple game. 22 men chase a ball around for 90 minutes and at the end, the Germans win.Mexico: Hold my Tequila. pic.twitter.com/seIaVzXGlW — Soccer Memes (@SoccerMemes) June 17, 2018 Russia won. Iran won. Saudi lost. Poland lost. USA didn’t qualify. This World Cup is literally Putin’s dream come true. LMFAOOOOOOOO. ?????????? — fatimah?? (@fatimahhh17) June 19, 2018 Overly Enthusiastic Cristiano Ronaldo Accidentally Rips Off Upper-Body Skin After Scoring Goal https://t.co/B54qbNNY4i pic.twitter.com/Tn1B77by5V — The Onion (@TheOnion) June 20, 2018 Senegal’s Aliou Cissé with one of the great World Cup coaching celebrations. You may meme this if you would like, internets. pic.twitter.com/zVkaWiotky — Miriti Murungi (@NutmegRadio) June 19, 2018 Aliou Cissé is me when the DJ finally plays my song and then switches to the remix before the first verse even finishes. pic.twitter.com/FMoPHmlvxL — Miriti Murungi (@NutmegRadio) June 19, 2018 This game is basically all the Swiss players running everywhere with Neymar pic.twitter.com/9dzwtd3MDG — Jeremy Vine (@theJeremyVine) June 17, 2018 Neymar for you! pic.twitter.com/hQBsW6TzPE — Limale Danny Mainest?? (@limale_danny) June 18, 2018 Neymar diving be like ? pic.twitter.com/aFSMweoAQ6 — ?? (@theesmaarkhan) June 18, 2018 Japanese fans clean up stadium after their win vs Colombia…#Russia2018 #Inspiring #Japan #football #WorldCup #mademesmile #learnfromjapan #inspiration #JPNCOL #JPN #Fans pic.twitter.com/qil7RHmU5v — Aulty (@aulty) June 19, 2018 Eu tô passando mal de rir. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHA pic.twitter.com/Dr23h6wmve — ??Marquinho Pistola ?? (@MARCOPENA13) June 18, 2018 How the world is looking at Egypt right now ?? #WorldCup #RUSEGY pic.twitter.com/KantjHqwQX — 9GAG Football ⚽ (@9GAGFootball) June 19, 2018 The VAR is ready and waiting for the game #RUSEGY pic.twitter.com/AjVo3yuZku — Mike Jobson (@mikejobson) June 19, 2018 LOOK: Mosquitos invade pitch at England-Tunisia game https://t.co/WCVG0GUqGC pic.twitter.com/gMAJj1KTlP — TSD Soccer (@TSD_Soccer) June 18, 2018 Rare picture of Messi posing with Ronaldo #PORESP #WorldCup pic.twitter.com/NSqGwhsyeS — 9GAG Football ⚽ (@9GAGFootball) June 15, 2018 Dear Ronaldo,How did you go about scoring an Hatrick against world class defenders last night? Yours Faithfully,Lionel Messi.#ARGISL #ARG #Iceland #WorldCup pic.twitter.com/Rxi7LkH36C — Newcity(®)phenomenon (@newcityrel) June 16, 2018 chega, agora a FIFA foi longe demais!! pic.twitter.com/Aj56ezUPsC — Leonardo (@LeonardinoSPFC) June 17, 2018 incredibly good. absolutely demolishing a hypebeast icon in the naiive spirit of joy and respect. i live for this https://t.co/qlF6iuaOai — ཊལབསརངཧ (@David_Rudnick) June 16, 2018 “You two have anything to do with this?” pic.twitter.com/hKXXVv0pmr — Brian Floyd (@BrianMFloyd) June 14, 2018 And the World Cup Fever is TRULLY ALIVE… pic.twitter.com/BIjlBLYI0o — Hon. Otiende Amollo (@OAmollo) June 13, 2018 There are a few things that bug me about @11Freunde_de’s World Cup special issue. But you’ve got to hand it to them, their meme game is strong pic.twitter.com/LeUUrV5zfI — Katrin Scheib (@kscheib) June 6, 2018 Bonus: Want to stay up to date on our latest Rare Norm news ?