Different players have different goal celebration styles and they are known by their celebration patterns. The football World Cup in Qatar had seen some iconic goal celebrations. Some of these celebrations look very funny. Some of the most iconic footballers in the history of the game have had unique and iconic goal celebrations. It’s something that fans look forward to seeing every time they score a goal. Here are the top 3 goal celebrations-
3. Osman Bukari (Ghana vs Portugal)
Bukari came on as a substitute to score (89′) in Ghana’s 3-2 defeat to Portugal. He scored his first-ever goal for the National team at a major tournament. Osman Bukari said his goal against the European country (Portugal) is the best moment of his life because the World Cup is the most watched and so, to score at the tournament is something. Ronaldo was irritated when Osman Bukari, Ghana’s second goal scorer, performed Ronaldo’s most famous ‘SIU’ celebration in front of him. Bukari, “I went to him after the game thinking I will get [the jersey], but Ronaldo told me one of [Ghana] players, who requested his jersey through another Portugal player, had taken it.”
2. Vincent Aboubakar (Cameroon vs Brazil)
Vincent Aboubacker scored for Cameroon in added time (90+2) and got sent off after getting a second yellow card for taking his shirt off, to seal a famous 1-0 win over Brazil. Cameroon became the first African nation to beat Brazil at the World Cup. Referee Ismail Elfath couldn’t help but smile and shake hands with Cameroon’s captain Aboubakar before sending him off during the final Group G match against Brazil on December 2. The Brazilian players were looking at each other in shock, the first Brazilian side to lose to African opponents.
1. Lionel Messi (Argentina vs Netherlands)
The match finished 2-2 after extra time, with Messi scoring one goal and setting up another. The Netherlands equalized in the 11th minute of second-half stoppage time. Argentina claimed a dramatic 4-3 penalty shootout victory over the Netherlands. One of the most iconic images from Argentina’s win over the Netherlands that will remain one of the best moments in the fan’s memories for a long time was Messi celebrating in front of the Dutch dugout with his hands over his ears. As per reports, Messi’s actions after he scored was a message to van Gaal over his mistreatment of former Barcelona and Argentina star Riquelme. Messi told reporters after the match,
“I feel disrespected by Van Gaal after his pre-game comments and some Dutch players spoke too much during the game.”