Five amazing World Cup moments captured in street art

These street art illustrations capture five superstars during memorable moments of the World Cup’s opening round.

CLINT DEMPSEY (U.S.)

Dempsey got the United States off to a dream start in the World Cup, scoring a goal in the very first minute of the opening group stage match against Ghana. The red, white and blue went on to win against the Black Stars, a result that proved crucial for advancement.

ROBIN VAN PERSIE (NETHERLANDS)

The Dutch striker delivered one of the best highlights of the group stage when he went airborne for a gorgeous diving long-range header past Spanish keeper Iker Casillas in the Netherlands’ dominant 5-1 win.

GUILLERMO OCHOA (MEXICO)

Most thought Mexico were overmatched when they went up against Brazil in hostile territory. But Ochoa made sure El Tri got out of the game with a point, making six saves — including a brilliant diving stop on the line off a Neymar header — in the 0-0 draw.

LIONEL MESSI (ARGENTINA)

Argentina’s star came to the team’s rescue more than once in the group stage. Messi scored four goals in Argentina’s three one-goal wins, none more memorable than his 90th-minute strike that broke Iran’s hearts.

The home team superstar made sure the Selecao got off on the right foot, scoring twice in the opener against Croatia. After a nervy start saw Brazil surrender an own goal, Neymar fired one in off the far post to level the score in the 29th minute, then hit home the winner off a penalty kick in the 71st.