Celebrate the 8 best goals from the FIFA World Cup™ ahead of this weekend’s final with PS VR

PSA: it’s the last weekend to enjoy the thrills of the FIFA World Cup™ , whether it’s this Sunday’s final or highlights from across the competition, with one of the most unique and satisfying views of the tournament: from the comfort of your own home using PS VR.

We’ve already detailed the fantastic tech at the heart of the BBC Sports VR – 2018 World Cup Russia™ app. But as the tournament draws to a close (and in preparation for Sunday’s game), what better time to relive the best goals of the past few weeks?

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Whatever team you’ve supported, there have been electrifying moments throughout the tournament. Here are our picks. Fire up your PS VR and let us know if you agree with them or not.

1. Luka Modric’s screamer against Argentina

The match: Argentina vs. Croatia | 21st June | Nizhny Novgorod Stadium

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The goal: A crossover dribble to fool the defender, followed by one of those perfect shots: we could be talking NBA, but no, it’s the fancy footwork of Croatia’s Luka Modric powering a screamer into the net.

2. Angel Di Maria’s astonishing shot against France

The match: France vs. Argentina | 30th June | Kazan Arena

The goal: Once considered one of the best wingers in the world, Di Maria proved he’s still world-class with this moment of excellence. The Argentinian’s shot took advantage of the tiniest of gaps created by a defender’s split-second flinch to score an astonishing goal to equalize.

3. Edinson Cavani’s curve ball against Portugal

The match: Uruguay vs. Portugal | 30th June | Fisht Stadium

The goal: Two of the most spectacular goals of the whole tournament were scored in the same match, and by the same man. Though if we had to choose, it’d be Uruguay MvP Edison Cavani’s second that’s the better.

Charging towards the box, the Uruguayan barely slows to bring down the cross: his kick curves the ball, sailing it past the keeper. It was the goal that put his team permanently in the lead for the rest of the match.

4. Denis Cheryshev’s long range shot against Croatia

The match: Russia vs Croatia | 7th July | Fisht Stadium

The goal: Russia’s story may stopped at the quarter finals, but Denis Cheryshev’s wonder goal will likely live on as part of the tournament’s ‘Best Of’ segments. His opening salvo is worth watching again and again, as the 27-year-old hammered the ball from outside the box into the top left of the net.

5. Lionel Messi’s trio of touches against Nigeria

The match: Nigeria vs. Argentina | 26th June | New Zenit

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The goal: An assist from teammate Ever Banega saw Lionel Messi capitalize on only having a single defender to beat between him and the goal. Three touches were all he needed: intercepting the pass with his left knee, a touch with his left foot then thundering it into the goal with his right.

6. Cristiano Ronaldo’s free kick against Spain

The match: Portugal vs. Spain | 15th June | New Zenit

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The goal: Cristiano Ronaldo proved yet again that there he can handle any amount of pressure, scoring from a free kick in the 90th minute of the match as his team trailed behind Spain by one goal. After Ronaldo’s deft kick, it was 3-3.

7. Toni Kroos’s perfect kick against Sweden

The match: Germany vs. Sweden | 23th June | Fisht Olympic Stadium

The goal: Germany’s second match of the tournament found them drawn with Sweden at 1-1, and in need of a win. Five minutes deep into extra time and thanks to a perfect setup by Marco Reus, Toni Kroos found what his team – and his country – had been looking for. A perfect kick that passed Sweden’s wall and the goalie’s outstretched hands to nestle into the far right of the net.

8. Benjamin Pavard’s equalizer against Argentina

The match: France vs. Argentina | 30th June | Kazan Arena

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The goal: There have been some fantastic highlights on this list, but this is arguably the best goal of the tournament so far. This equalizer by 22-year-old Pavard sailed smoothly into the net, and galvanized France into scoring two more goals in the following 10 minutes.

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You can relive the action by watching the above by downloading the BBC Sports VR – 2018 World Cup Russia™ app for free from PlayStation Store*. And by using the app you’ll have an unparalleled view of this Sunday’s final between France and Croatia, with kick-off at 4pm BST / 5pm CEST.

*PS VR headset required. The  BBC Sports VR – 2018 World Cup Russia™ app is available on the UK PlayStation Store only.

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