From Rihanna's German fandom to soccer selfies, the World Cup final got a little bizarre.
The 2014 World Cup Final was epic - both for the teams playing and those watching around the world, either on TV, their phone, or through the web and social media. With any event getting this much attention, there's bound to be those moments that make you go "wait, what?" Here they are...
Rihanna took the gold for being one of the most active celebs tweeting during the game, and partying with the World Cup champs after. Rih Rih took pic after pic while at Maracana Stadium in Brazil, sharing her good times and those of Germany's team with the world.
They brought me the cup!!! I love these guys!!! Congratulations!!!! pic.twitter.com/6K9sr56uHt— Rihanna (@rihanna) July 14, 2014
And then there was this - the incredible World Cup kiss!
Podolski x RiRi x Shweinsteiger pic.twitter.com/Sq0HDFDcaB— Rihanna (@rihanna) July 14, 2014
During the match, cameras got a shot of Russian President Vladimir Putin in what looked like a serious conversation with German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Merkel was there to support her countrymen, who went on to beat Argentina 1-0 in extra time. Putin was perhaps there for ideas. Russia hosts the next world cup in 2018. We're wondering if we'll get more #SochiProblems to tweet about then...
German team forward Lukas Podolski got some great selfies on the field and after the game and he didn't even play.
Selfie 2…:-) pic.twitter.com/RJh7RnXXUw— Lukas-Podolski.com (@Podolski10) July 13, 2014
Argentina played a hard game. However, some people think Rodrigo Palacio's rat tail could be to blame, either for distracting us from watching or because so many things could have gotten caught on it.
LeBron James, who has been making his own headlines recently for going back to the Cleveland Cavaliers, snatached a photo of a streaker who rushed the field and tried to kiss Germany's Benedikt Howedes. Turns out the streaker was none other than viral Russian prankster Vitaly Zdorovetskiy.
Photo Credit: Twitter