Well, it’s all done and dusted. The 2022 FIFA World Cup is now in the history books with plenty of unforgettable moments and memes after Argentina defeated France 4-2 on penalties to lift the trophy. The final, like the rest of the world cup, was truly one for the ages and was nothing less than a thrilling roller coaster ride that had way too many twists and turns. In the end, when everything was said and done, it was Lionel Messi’s men who came out on top thanks to Emiliano Martínez making some incredible saves during the penalty shoot-outs.
As the World Cup was one of the most unpredictable and eventful in history, the many memes it generated were absolutely hilarious as well. And so, without further ado, here’s a round-up of our favourite 2022 FIFA World Cup memes that made us all laugh out loud — ranging from Emiliano ‘Emi’ Martínez’s NSFW celebration, to Germany and Spain’s premature exits. Which ones were your favourite?
The best and funniest 2022 FIFA World Cup memes
1. Emiliano Martínez’s celebration which naturally became a meme
Emi Martínez after winning the Golden Glove 🤦♂️ pic.twitter.com/N5WspWTibf
— B/R Football (@brfootball) December 18, 2022
Argentina’s goal keeper Emiliano Martínez found himself embroiled in controversy as people found his reaction to the Golden Glove verging on the side of vulgar and offensive. However, Martinez also had many supporters who were pointing out how this is his signature way of celebrating.
Emi Martinez’s trademark Golden Glove celebration 😅 pic.twitter.com/jef0bEvuv5
— GOAL (@goal) December 19, 2022
2. This brilliant summation of Kylian Mbappé’s performance in the finale
— Himanshu Pareek (@Sports_Himanshu) December 18, 2022
3. Or an even better summation of Lionel Messi’s world cup-winning performance
— ESPN (@espn) December 18, 2022
Thanos would approve.
4. No for real, we hope the actual PSG training session isn’t too awkward….
Kylian Mbappe seeing Lionel Messi in PSG training next week pic.twitter.com/ykC8L3qQBj
— Red ❤️🔥 (@RedLightning420) December 18, 2022
5. We couldn’t agree more
This is the best meme of the World Cup 😂 pic.twitter.com/tVJCys6slf
— Ahmed Raza (@AhmadRaza_1982) December 10, 2022
Morocco’s dream run till the semi-finals was one of the best stories of the tournament.
6. The unpredictable group stages summed up in one meme
— Adam (@FGRAdam) November 23, 2022
7. Okay, perhaps we can sum them up in two memes
Saudi Arabia against Argentina pic.twitter.com/XhD5iFTdWM
— Troll Football (@TrollFootball) November 22, 2022
8. Argentina Vs Saudi Arabia at the 2022 FIFA World Cup (out of context)
— WorId Cup Out Of Context (@WorIdCupOOC) November 22, 2022
9. Japan winning matches like it’s nobody’s business
Japan when they got drawn into Spain and Germany’s group: pic.twitter.com/KE2vMEhhyw
— Footy Accumulators (@FootyAccums) December 1, 2022
10. Unless it’s against Costa Rica
Japan beating Germany and Spain but losing to Costa Rica is absolutely mental.
— Alfie | HITC Sevens (@HITCSevens) December 1, 2022
11. As they say, Karma is a …..
— Neil Warnock (@warnockofficial) December 1, 2022
12. Wasn’t the first time it happened though
— Alan Shearer (@alanshearer) December 1, 2022
13. And I Oop!
Portugal team going to airport pic.twitter.com/T38Xm2JBSA
— Troll Football (@TrollFootball) December 10, 2022
Well, at least he’s still the GOAT? No?
14. Morocco knocking out teams like it’s child’s play
Spain watching Portugal get knocked out by Morocco pic.twitter.com/eyUEBjFqVh
— ODDSbible (@ODDSbible) December 10, 2022
The Canadian national team has clearly watched and taken inspiration from 2006 rom-com soccer classic SHE’S THE MAN. No choice but to respect pic.twitter.com/IoPgLwkvia
— Ella Brockway (@ellabrockway) November 27, 2022
16. The airline didn’t have to come for Germany and Belgium like that yikes!
Unofficial airline pic.twitter.com/UquWC5a0LP
— Ryanair (@Ryanair) December 1, 2022
17. Maybe they should have benched Ronaldo for the quarter-final too
— Troll Football (@TrollFootball) December 6, 2022
We said what we said.
18. We still love you Harry Kane
— Duolingo UK 🇬🇧 (@duolingoUK) December 10, 2022
19. Give It The Oscar
The 2022 FIFA World Cup Final pic.twitter.com/1z99zZb3io
— Douglas Reyes-Ceron (@dreyesceron) December 18, 2022
20. Now this is the sequel we’d love to see
The Notebook (2004) | Mbappe & Giroud (2022) pic.twitter.com/CK3UM7xKcQ
— José Luis (@stardustreader) December 4, 2022
21. And finally, what we all feel right now
Me right now when there are no World Cup games today and tomorrow. pic.twitter.com/nINoqbuCms
— Troll Football (@TrollFootball) December 7, 2022
(Main image: IMDb & FIFA; Featured image: FIFA)