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The best memes as the United States reach the last 16 of the World Cup, escape group of death

They lost, but the United States were huge winners on Thursday at the World Cup.

Against the odds after being pooled in a group with Germany, Portugal and Ghana, Jurgen Klinsmann’s men managed to advance into the last 16 after the Black Stars were sunk by the Seleccao.

Cristiano Ronaldo was the hero for the Americans as he scored the winner for Portugal against the Africans which confirmed the US’s passage into the knockout phase of the competition.

After the full time whistle blew in Recife, meme makers were quick to celebrate the Americans’ success.

The best pictures are below.

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