!!France 1938
* French goalkeeper Laurent di Lorto [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KmkmRlu04bk#t=59s slammed his face against the goalpost after a save.]] The fact that it's some of the earliest surviving footage in the World Cup history makes it even more embarrassing/hilarious.
** Worse (and funnier) yet, it was a fumbled save into his own net.

!!West Germany 1974
* Mwepu Ilunga of Zaire [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aYDXkVGpMpc not understanding the meaning of "free kick".]] Well, until FridgeHorror [[http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/world_cup_2010/8711835.stm set in.]]

!!Spain 1982
* A BigLippedAlligatorMoment where France 4-1 Kuwait had a goal annulled because a Sheikh convinced the Soviet referee that the Kuwaiti team stopped after hearing a whistle!

!!Italy 1990
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tT790tEixVA The second Cameroonian goal against Colombia in 1990]] (a great showcase of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CYWiVN3aQWY eccentric]] goalkeeper Rene Higuita).
* Both the Dutch Frank Rijkaard and the West German Rudolf "Rudi" Völler got kicked out for fighting on the field. What make the deal funny is [[BigLippedAlligatorMoment Rijkaard's downright bizarre behavior]] during the mess... ''he spat on the back of Völler's FunnyAfro''. '''Twice, even'''.[[note]]Once, while getting ready for a free kick; the other, as they both left.[[/note]] No wonder Rijkaard got the FanNickname of [[EverythingsBetterWithLlamas "Llama"]].

!!France 1998
* Chile vs. Austria: Chilean captain Ivan Zamorano shouts instructions at his team at some point, and a close-up to his face reveals [[ClusterFBomb how potty-mouthed he is.]] HilarityEnsues.

!!South Africa 2010
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OxspfInbLV8 This missed save by Robert Green]], allowing the US to draw against England.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=unu0MHveWHs These non-goals.]]
* A bird casually sitting on Algeria's goal in their match against England, presumably because it knew the ball would go nowhere ''near'' the goal. [[EnsembleDarkhorse The bird gained a fan following on Facebook and Twitter.]]
* While Diego Maradona's antics as coach of the Argentinian team were already entertaining, it all was crowned when during a press conference a reporter said that he'd observed he's rather close with the team, and the Spanish translation accidentally butchered it into an observation he seems to be gay with the team. His [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jicVtHRUu5A reaction]] is simply gold.

!!Germany 2011 (Women's)
* Group C vs. Colombia - After being subbed in and scoring a goal, Megan Rapinoe runs to the corner boom mic and starts singing "Born in the USA" into it.

!!Brazil 2014
* The 2014 WC logo, as some people notice, [[http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-sZnC7n4kaeY/TWPDlC0G6iI/AAAAAAAAAXk/K4pz5a_JXJo/s400/Logo%2Bdel%2BMundial%2Bde%2BFutbol%2BBrasil%2B2014%2Bun%2Bparecido.jpg resembles a]] {{facepalm}}. Doubly hilarious once the tournament had facepalms being delivered by [[http://statics.memedeportes.com/mmds/2014/06/MMD_340481_parecidos_razonables_igor_akinfeev_y_el_logo_del_mundial.jpg players]] and [[https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-02z6PVphyfw/U7gxvCZEncI/AAAAAAAAFMo/yRv3nVz14UQ/w640-h400-p-k/Scolari-Facepalm.jpg coaches]].
* In their opening match against Croatia, Brazil gets the first goal of the World Cup within minutes...into their ''[[HoistByHisOwnPetard own goal]]''.
* Luis Suárez bites Giorgio Chiellini's shoulder vs. Italy? Not funny. [[http://www.24horas.cl/tendencias/magazine/comete-un-italiano-local-chileno-aprovecha-a-suarez-1313535A Chilean fast food mini-spot uses his image in an ad]]? Fucking hilarious.
** His excuse, while it pretty much cemented him as a liar and cheat, [[http://www.theguardian.com/football/2014/jun/28/luis-suarez-bite-balance-hit-face-chiellini is so audacious it's ridiculous]].
* Round of 16, Germany vs. Algeria: [[http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2115014-germany-free-kick-routine-epic-fail-as-thomas-mueller-slips-before-it-starts the Germans attempted a free-kick routine]] which involved several players performing step overs before the actual kick... [[EpicFail only for Thomas Mueller to trip over himself]] before his turn. GermanicEfficiency it was not.
** Apparently, the Germans practiced the routine, complete with fake trip, during training, so the apparent mess-up may not have been as unintentional. GermanicEfficiency it was!
* Argentinian manager Alejandro Sabella's [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aFAolQ1-yfQ reaction to Gonzalo Higuain missing a clear shot on goal]] during their match against Belgium.
* In their group match against Italy, Daniel Sturridge scores the first goal of the tournament for England. England's physiotherapist Daniel Lewin jumps up to celebrate....[[http://www.bbc.com/sport/0/football/27854657 and promptly dislocates his ankle and has to be stretchered off the ground.]]
* During the Brazil-Germany semifinal in the 2014 Cup, BBC commentator Steve Wilson reported this at one point when the score was [[CurbStompBattle 5-0]] (and it only continued from there - final score was 7-1 with Brazil's lone goal coming in the 90th minute):
-->'''Steve Wilson:''' If you're just tuning in, [[NotMakingThisUpDisclaimer yes, the number on the score line is correct.]]
** Later, Wilson matter-of-factly reminded viewers when the final would be and proclaimed it would be between Germany and either Argentina or the Netherlands. ''Before Germany was officially declared the winner.''
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oRValgHDvxE This ad]] was shown in Singapore during the half-time break... to much ridicule.
*** The print version of the ad was [[http://www.ncpg.org.sg/en/PublishingImages/1000x311_homebanner_new.jpg eventually revised]].
** A certain pornographic website's Twitter account had this to say[[note]]A ton of videos showing Germany's onslaught of goals were given titles such as "Young Brazilians [[DoubleEntendre get fucked]] by entire German Soccer Team"[[/note]]:
---> "Please stop uploading the game highlights to [our site]... Our public humiliation category is full."
** Once the score got high enough, the Brazilians felt the only way the tears/wrath could stop [[http://www.aredacao.com.br/copa/45705/goleada-da-alemanha-vira-piada-na-internet-com-centenas-de-memes was]] GallowsHumor. One even got a response: the joke "Not even Volkswagen makes 5 [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Volkswagen_Gol Gols]] in 30 minutes!" had VW reply that their plants manufacture 2 Gols per minute.
** If you notice, a few Brazilian fans in the crowd didn't even wait for post-game angry flag burning time to pull a FaceHeelTurn on their own team — instead opting to cheer German ballhandlers out of respect on occasion during the last 20 minutes.
* The Creator/MutantEnemy finale: GER-ARG. Sure, it means mangling the pronunciation of both names, but RuleOfFunny.
** Previously, Brazilians found hilarious that France-Nigeria was FRANGA, meaning both chicken and gay.

!!Qatar 2022
* The fact that the 2022 World Cup is supposed to take place in UsefulNotes/{{Qatar}}.
** As of 1 June 2014, it is under investigation by FIFA, after a report from England's Sunday Times claimed it had documents showing former FIFA vice president Mohammad bin Hammam bribed the World Cup voting committee with $5 million. FIFA has supposedly alerted the USA to be prepared in case Qatar is stripped of its hosting, though the US has denied this.
** Now something of a FunnyAneurysmMoment since over 270 migrant workers have been reported dead in hellish conditions, which is something else that the committee is taking into consideration.
** FIFA is trying to save face and not take the Cup from Qatar... only for their solution to bypass the scorching summers to be interrupting the regular season, [[http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/international/2015/0319/688285-world-cup-final-2022-one-week-before-christmas/ with the tournament in November-December.]] [[ChristmasInJuly Finishing one week before Christmas!]] It would be funny if it wasn't tragic.