PHOTOS: World Cup stars who believe they can fly

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World Cup players believe they can fly. Credit: Getty Images, Colourbox

If you’ve been watching the World Cup, you’ve probably noticed all the excitement that takes place after a goal is scored. Whenever players score, they usually run to the sidelines with their arms wide open as if they’re about to take flight.

It seems like these finely tuned athletes truly believe in themselves and their talents.

Metro pays homage to all the players who believe they can fly.

Clint Dempsey is ready to take flight

Clint Dempsey of the U.S. celebrates after scoring their first goal during their 2014 World Cup Group G soccer match against Ghana at the Dunas arena in Natal June 16, 2014. REUTERS/Toru Hanai
Clint Dempsey is ready to take flight. Credit: Getty Images

Daniel Sturridge of England

England's Daniel Sturridge celebrates after scoring a goal during their 2014 World Cup Group D soccer match against Italy at the Amazonia arena in Manaus June 14, 2014. REUTERS/Andres Stapff
Daniel Sturridge of England.

Wesley Sneijder of the Netherlands

Arjen Robben and Wesley Sneijder of the Netherlands celebrate after scoring against Spain's goalkeeper Iker Casillas during their 2014 World Cup Group B soccer match at the Fonte Nova arena in Salvador June 13, 2014. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch
Arjen Robben and Wesley Sneijder of the Netherlands fly together. Credit: Getty Images

Joel Campbell of Costa Rica

many goals scored Costa Rica's forward Joel Campbell (L) celebrates scoring his team's first goal as Uruguay's forward Christian Stuani looks on during a Group D football match between Uruguay and Costa Rica at the Castelao Stadium in Fortaleza during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 14, 2014.   AFP PHOTO / CHRISTOPHE SIMON
Joel Campbell of Costa Rica. Credit: Getty Images

Alvaro Gonzalez of Uruguay in the back

 Luis Suarez of Uruguay (front) celebrates scoring his team's first goal with Alvaro Gonzalez
Alvaro Gonzalez of Uruguay in the back. Credit: Getty Images

Wayne Rooney of England

 Wayne Rooney of England celebrates scoring his team's first goal during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil
Wayne Rooney of England. Credit: Getty Images

Blaise Matuidi of France

Blaise Matuidi of France. Credit: Getty Images
Blaise Matuidi of France. Credit: Getty Images

Karim Benzema of France

: Karim Benzema of France celebrates a goal that came after the referee had blown full time during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil
Karim Benzema of France. Credit: Getty Images

Abdelmoumene Djabou

Algeria's forward Abdelmoumene Djabou (R) celebrates scoring as South Korea's midfielder Han Kook-Young reacts during a Group H football match between South Korea and Algeria at the Beira-Rio Stadium in Porto Alegre during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 22, 2014. AFP PHOTO / PEDRO UGARTE
Abdelmoumene Djabou. Credit: Getty Images

Memphis Depay

Netherlands' forward Memphis Depay celebrates after scoring during a Group B football match between Netherlands and Chile at the Corinthians Arena in Sao Paulo during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 23, 2014. Netherlands won 2-0.     AFP PHOTO/ GABRIEL BOUYS
Memphis Depay. Credit: Getty Images

Javier Hernandez

Mexico's forward Javier Hernandez celebrates after his team scored during a Group A football match between Croatia and Mexico at the Pernambuco Arena in Recife during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 23, 2014. AFP PHOTO / YURI CORTEZ
Javier Hernandez. Credit: Getty Images

Lionel Messi

 Lionel Messi of Argentina celebrates scoring his team's second goal and his second of the game during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group F match between Nigeria and Argentina at Estadio Beira-Rio on June 25, 2014 in Porto Alegre, Brazil.  Credit: Getty Images
Lionel Messi. Credit: Getty Images
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This guy. Credit: Getty Images

Robin van Persie of Netherlands

Robin van Persie of Netherlands. Credit: Getty Images
Robin van Persie of Netherlands. Credit: Getty Images

Mamadou Sakho

Mamadou Sakho. Credit Getty Images
Mamadou Sakho. Credit Getty Images



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