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The World Cup is turning out to be a monumental competition for England, who qualified for the quarter finals.

And impassioned football talk has migrated to social media, with hundreds of thousands of fans tweeting before, during and after each match.

In the age of gifs and memes, some of these are hilarious.

Throughout the tournament, Twitter UK has been analysing data to identify the biggest tweets based on the number of retweets in the UK.

The social media platform is hosting Golden Tweet awards: the fan, player, team, brand and pundit to receive the most retweets will be presented with a trophy featuring a golden Twitter bird.

Here are some of the most popular tweets about the World Cup currently in contention for the coveted prize:

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