26 World Cup Memes To Get You In the Football Spirit
The 2022 FIFA World Cup is off to a flyer. While controversy is ever present thanks to the human rights violations and women’s rights issues associated with host country Qatar, the tournament has also thrown up some incredible team performances and individual acts of brilliance. Saudi Arabia’s come-from-behind win against Argentina, Japan beating former world champions Germany, Spain putting seven goals past Costa Rica, and the final appearances of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo have got people talking. Many of these incredible moments have been given a comedic edge thanks to a host of World Cup memes flooding the internet.
As anyone who follows sports knows, memes are a big part of the sporting community and often appear online shortly after major events or controversies. This is exactly the case with the FIFA World Cup. Although only a week into the month-long competition, there has been a host of hilarious World Cup 2022 memes published on various social media platforms, with these 26 our favorites so far.
1. Football Philosophies
It’s hard to disagree with these football philosophies.
2. It’s Coming Home
Even before the 6-2 defeat of Iran, England fans were sure this was the year it was “coming home,” but after the victory, they are 100% sure.
This would be Maradonna’s reaction to Argentina losing if he was still with us.
4. Goodbye Argentina
After Saudi Arabia surprised Argentina in their first group game, Salem Al-Dawsari was caught talking to Lionel Messi. This meme uses a classic Peep Show quote to show what Al-Dawsari said.
5. Watching Football At School
This meme is relatable to many young kids in school who are no doubt sneakily watching the World Cup in class.
6. Argentina and Germany in the World Cup
This hilarious meme uses retired wrestlers Triple H and HBK to represent Argentina and Germany who both suffered shock losses in their first World Cup games. Gotta love a wrestling meme.
7. Poor Messi
Most people thought this would be the World Cup that would see Lionel Messi finally lift the trophy with Argentina, but after their shock loss to Saudi Arabia, it looks like being another disastrous World Cup for Messi.
8. Morgan Freeman > Italy
When Morgan Freeman has appeared at more World Cups since 2014 than Italy.
9. Smashed TV
When football is life.
10. Extra Time
This year’s World Cup has seen referees awarding more extra time than ever before, with this meme showing how it is calculated.
11. Argentina and German Fans
Both sets of fans are looking for a place to cry after their team’s surprise defeats.
There were rumors Ecuador players had taken bribes to lose to Qatar in the opening World Cup game. This proved incorrect, with Ecuador winning 2-0, but that didn’t stop the memes from hitting the web before the match.
13. Can the Real Harry Maguire Please Stand Up?
Harry Maguire can’t make the Manchester United team and when he does, is terrible. But when it comes to his country he’s an absolute beast who dominates. Can the real Harry Maguire please stand up?
14. Where’s Italy?
Swiss fans had some fun at the expense of Italy, bringing a sign asking where they are this World Cup.
15. England v USA
Get ready for a war on Twitter during this match.
16. The Real England Team
After the women’s team won the Euros, nobody would be surprised if this is the England team Gareth Southgate picked for the World Cup.
17. Tea Instead of Beer
No beer? No problem. Pints of tea will suffice.
18. Horsemen of the Bukayolypse
After scoring two goals in England’s opening game, Bukayo Saka could be the surprise packet of the tournament.
19. No Beer
When fans first found out there was going to be no beer at the games.
20. Brillant Ochoa
Playing in his fifth World Cup, Mexico’s Guillermo Ochoa has once again proven why he is one of the great goalkeepers.
21. Germany Disguised as Argentina
After the way Germany played it is easy to believe they are just Argentina in disguise.
22. The Host of the 2030 World Cup is…
After the debacle of Russia and Qatar these past couple of World Cups, it would be no surprise if Mordor got the 2030 edition.
23. Don’t Mess With Saudi Arabia
This great meme uses the iconic “Call an ambulance but not for me” meme that shows Saudi Arabia defeating Argentina.
24. No Beer
When there are lots of issues surrounding the World Cup but the only one that matters is no beer.
25. When World Cup Is Life
Using the “Distracted boyfriend” meme to show how important the World Cup is and that nothing else matters when it’s on.
26. Summer Not Winter
This is a meme every true football fan agrees with.
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