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A look at some of the best goals at the World Cup

In this Friday, June 13, 2014 photo, Netherlands' Robin van Persie heads the ball to score during the group B World Cup soccer match between Spain and the Netherlands at the Arena Ponte Nova in Salvador, Brazil. The Dutchman's header that looped over a stranded Iker Casillas in the Spain goal was not only very special but historic. By taking his tally to 45 goals for his country, the Manchester United forward also became the first Dutch player to score in three consecutive World Cups. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Robin van Persie scored one of the most eye-catching goals of the World Cup with a diving header, and James Rodriguez blasted in one of the tournament’s most spectacular after controlling the ball with his chest and volleying home from outside the area.

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Brazil’s defense falls apart without Thiago Silva

Brazil's David Luiz is consoled by teammate Thiago Silva as they walk off the pitch after the World Cup semifinal soccer match between Brazil and Germany at the Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Tuesday, July 8, 2014. Germany has routed host Brazil 7-1 and advanced to the final of the World Cup. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana, Pool)

BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil (AP) — Forget Neymar for a second and consider just how badly Brazil missed Thiago Silva in defense.

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Germany routs Brazil 7-1, reaches World Cup final

Germany's Mesut Ozil, left, and Brazil's Maicon go for a header during the World Cup semifinal soccer match between Brazil and Germany at the Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Tuesday, July 8, 2014. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil (AP) — With Neymar out injured, just about everyone in Brazil knew it would be tough against Germany.

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Fans expect Brazil to overcome loss of Neymar

Brazil's Neymar pauses during the World Cup quarterfinal soccer match between Brazil and Colombia at the Arena Castelao in Fortaleza, Brazil, Friday, July 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil (AP) — Brazil did it once without Pele, and just about everyone in the country is waiting and hoping to do it again without Neymar.

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Without Neymar, Brazil plays on against Germany

Brazil's Neymar watches as Colombia's goalkeeper David Ospina clears the ball during the World Cup quarterfinal soccer match between Brazil and Colombia at the Arena Castelao in Fortaleza, Brazil, Friday, July 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)

BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil (AP) — Even without Neymar, Brazil’s show must go on.

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