FIFA World Cup 2018 - Iran vs Portugal

The Harder They Fall: World Cup 2018

Yes, the players dive, flop, and fake it. But sometimes, they legitimately go down hard. Very hard.

CRASH LANDING PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOU/AFP/Getty Images CRASH LANDING Uruguay's Martin Caceres braces for Portugal's Jose Fonte to make landfall. SOFT SHOULDER FILIPPO MONTEFORTE/AFP/Getty Images SOFT SHOULDER Radamel Falcao goes topsy-turvy — while maintaining pointed toes— in Colombia's game against Japan. TURF GYMNASTICS EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images TURF GYMNASTICS Serbia's Dusko Tosic (in white) pommel-horses over Johnny Acosta of Costa Rica.

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TOES PLANTED, FACE FIRST FRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images TOES PLANTED, FACE FIRST A hard landing awaits Robert Lewandowski in Poland's game against Senegal. BRACE YOURSELF ATTILA KISBENEDEK/AFP/Getty Images BRACE YOURSELF England's Ruben Loftus-Cheek gets a hand down before kissing the turf. UPS AND DOWNS FRANCISCO LEONG/AFP/Getty Images UPS AND DOWNS Germany's Jerome Boateng and Mexico's Javier Hernandez (in green) take flying lessons. TOUGH-GUY BALLET JOHANNES EISELE/AFP/Getty Images TOUGH-GUY BALLET Argentina's Nicolas Otamendi (in white) gracefully brings down Mario Mandzukic of Croatia. HORIZONTAL WITH A CHANCE OF PAIN Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images HORIZONTAL WITH A CHANCE OF PAIN Neymar gets whacked by Valon Behrami of Switzerland. BELLY FLOP EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images BELLY FLOP Senegal's Sadio Mane falls all over Sandiago Arias of Colombia. COLLISION COURSE PATRIK STOLLARZ/AFP/Getty Images COLLISION COURSE Sami Khedira of Germany (in air) and Mexico's Hector Moreno feel the impact. BOOM NurPhoto/NurPhoto via Getty Images BOOM Mexico's Hirving Lozano stands while Germany's Joshua Kimmich prepares for skid marks.



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