World Cup 2014: Watch Robin van Persie's amazing header in GIF and video form



World Cup fans knew the Spain-Netherlands game on Friday (June 13) was going to be a good one, especially since it's a rematch of the 2010 World Cup final. But Robin van Persie's gravity-defying header to tie the score 1-1 in the 43rd minute puts the game on the next level.

Some fans are already saying it'll be one of the Top 5 plays of the entire tournament -- and that's with 62 matches left to be played after Spain-Netherlands concludes. What's even more remarkable is that it's only Van Persie's third goal in the World Cup in his 12th game on soccer's largest stage.

The game was looking to be a real nail-biter right to the end, but by the 79th minute, the Netherlands led 5-1 and that was the final score, which is positively a rout in soccer.





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