Super subs of the World Cup

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Early on, the World Cup has seen a glut of goals from players coming off the bench. The fabled super sub, seen in tournaments past, has emerged again like a savior, sending his country into raptures.
- Eddie Malone, Yahoo Sports

<span>BELO HORIZONTE, BRAZIL - JUNE 17: Marouane Fellaini of Belgium celebrates his goal during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group H match between Belgium and Algeria at Estadio Mineirao on June 17, 2014 in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. (Photo by Jean Catuffe/Getty Images)</span>
Marouane Fellaini - Belgium
BELO HORIZONTE, BRAZIL - JUNE 17: Marouane Fellaini of Belgium celebrates his goal during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group H match between Belgium and Algeria at Estadio Mineirao on June 17, 2014 in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. (Photo by Jean Catuffe/Getty Images)
<span>BELO HORIZONTE, BRAZIL - JUNE 17: Dries Mertens of Belgium scores a goal during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group H match between Belgium and Algeria at Estadio Mineirao on June 17, 2014 in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. (Photo by Jean Catuffe/Getty Images)</span>
Dries Mertens - Belgium
BELO HORIZONTE, BRAZIL - JUNE 17: Dries Mertens of Belgium scores a goal during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group H match between Belgium and Algeria at Estadio Mineirao on June 17, 2014 in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. (Photo by Jean Catuffe/Getty Images)
<span>JUNE 14: Didier Drogba of the Ivory Coast holds off a challenge by Masato Morishige of Japan during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group C match between the Ivory Coast and Japan at Arena Pernambuco on June 14, 2014 in Recife, Brazil. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)</span>
Didier Drogba
JUNE 14: Didier Drogba of the Ivory Coast holds off a challenge by Masato Morishige of Japan during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group C match between the Ivory Coast and Japan at Arena Pernambuco on June 14, 2014 in Recife, Brazil. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
<span>JUNE 15: Admir Mehmedi of Switzerland celebrates scoring his team's first goal during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group E match between Switzerland and Ecuador at Estadio Nacional on June 15, 2014 in Brasilia, Brazil. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)</span>
Admir Mehmedi - Switzerland
JUNE 15: Admir Mehmedi of Switzerland celebrates scoring his team's first goal during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group E match between Switzerland and Ecuador at Estadio Nacional on June 15, 2014 in Brasilia, Brazil. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)
<span>RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - JUNE 15: Fernando Gago of Argentina in action during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group F match between Argentina and Bosnia-Herzegovina at Maracana stadium on June 15, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Jean Catuffe/Getty Images)</span>
Fernando Gago - Argentina
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - JUNE 15: Fernando Gago of Argentina in action during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group F match between Argentina and Bosnia-Herzegovina at Maracana stadium on June 15, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Jean Catuffe/Getty Images)
<span>Haris Seferovic of Switzerland (R) and Ricardo Rodriguez celebrate after Switzerland's secund goal during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group E match between Switzerland and Ecuador at Estadio Nacional on June 15, 2014 in Brasilia, Brazil. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)</span>
Seferovic
Haris Seferovic of Switzerland (R) and Ricardo Rodriguez celebrate after Switzerland's secund goal during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group E match between Switzerland and Ecuador at Estadio Nacional on June 15, 2014 in Brasilia, Brazil. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)
CUIABA, BRAZIL - JUNE 17: Aleksandr Kerzhakov of Russia celebrates scoring his team's first goal during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group H match between Russia and South Korea at Arena Pantanal on June 17, 2014 in Cuiaba, Brazil. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
Aleksandr Kerzhakov
CUIABA, BRAZIL - JUNE 17: Aleksandr Kerzhakov of Russia celebrates scoring his team's first goal during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group H match between Russia and South Korea at Arena Pantanal on June 17, 2014 in Cuiaba, Brazil. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
<span>RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - JUNE 15: Vedad Ibisevic of Bosnia and Herzegovina celebrates scoring his team's first goal during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group F match between Argentina and Bosnia-Herzegovina at Maracana on June 15, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)</span>
Vedad Ibisevic
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - JUNE 15: Vedad Ibisevic of Bosnia and Herzegovina celebrates scoring his team's first goal during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group F match between Argentina and Bosnia-Herzegovina at Maracana on June 15, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
<span>FORTALEZA, BRAZIL - JUNE 14: Marco Urena of Costa Rica celebrates after his teams third goal during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group D match between Uruguay and Costa Rica at Castelao on June 14, 2014 in Fortaleza, Brazil. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)</span>
Marco Urena
FORTALEZA, BRAZIL - JUNE 14: Marco Urena of Costa Rica celebrates after his teams third goal during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group D match between Uruguay and Costa Rica at Castelao on June 14, 2014 in Fortaleza, Brazil. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)
<span>NATAL, BRAZIL - JUNE 16: John Brooks of the United States (R) celebrates scoring his team's second goal with Fabian Johnson during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group G match between Ghana and the United States at Estadio das Dunas on June 16, 2014 in Natal, Brazil. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)</span>
John Brooks
NATAL, BRAZIL - JUNE 16: John Brooks of the United States (R) celebrates scoring his team's second goal with Fabian Johnson during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group G match between Ghana and the United States at Estadio das Dunas on June 16, 2014 in Natal, Brazil. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

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