For 14 straight days, 32 teams have battled all across Russia, leaving in their wake a sea of memorable moments from this World Cup's group stage. Jaw dropping goals, gravity-defying saves, last-gasp heroics — you name it, this World Cup has it. Here, the most stunning and striking photos from the group stage.Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images Ronaldo scores the first goal of his hat-trick in Portugal's thrilling opener with Spain. Stuart Franklin - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images Toni Kroos bends in a spectacular strike in the closing seconds against Sweden. Michael Regan - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images A monumental loss led to this picture of Mesut Oezil after Germany's early exit at the hands of South Korea.
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