It's been 3,287 days. It was a hot summer day, not just in Brazil, but here in El Paso. El Tri fans knew that this game had to be won- if they lost, it was over. In the end, it was 2-1 and everyone's hopes went down the drain. It may sound dramatic, but that is how intense it gets during World Cup summer.

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The curse ended with this past World Cup- but not for the better! After seven World Cups of getting eliminated in the Round of 16, Mexico was eliminated in the Group Stage and didn't even make it to the round of 16! It's obvious something needs to change. But for now, we all still yell: No Era Penal!

 

LOOK: 50 images of winning moments from sports history

Sometimes images are the best way to honor the figures we've lost. When tragedy swiftly reminds us that sports are far from the most consequential thing in life, we can still look back on an athlete's winning moment that felt larger than life, remaining grateful for their sacrifice on the court and bringing joy to millions.

Read on to explore the full collection of 50 images Stacker compiled showcasing various iconic winning moments in sports history. Covering achievements from a multitude of sports, these images represent stunning personal achievements, team championships, and athletic perseverance.

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