YouTube's most popular sports videos: USA join World Cup's last 16

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A compilation of reactions to the Landon Donovan last-gasp goal scored in the USA's final group match at the World Cup on June 23 was watched nearly 2.5 million times by YouTube users in the week ending on Thursday, July 1, making it the most viewed sports video during that time. Clue: A lot of men chant "USA, USA, USA."

Even goalscorer Donovan mentioned it on his Twitter and Facebook accounts, inspiring belief as the United States' squad prepared to play against eventual semi-finalists Ghana.

Other videos include the French coach Raymond Domenech declining to shake hands with his South African counterpart, Carlos Parreira, after crashing out of the World Cup, some fancy footwork from Spanish winger Juan Mata, and a match officials' synchronized warm-up set to music.

1) The World's Reaction to Landon Donovan's winning goal - 2,457,178 total views
2) Raymond Domenech refuses to shake hands with South African manager - 1,670,847 total views
3) Landon Donovan interview after win - 769,687 total views
4) Juan Mata on Raul Albiol - amazing skill! - 1,123,124 total views
5) ' Referees' warm-up' - 840,981 total views
6) ESPN on James Blake's tennis career winding down - 441,956 total views
7) ' Chile - Espana: Fernando Torres' trip'- 427,208 total views
8) USA vs Algeria: highlights from the game - 334,360 total views
9) ' Slovakia 3 - 2 Italy. The worst squad of our time' - 283,977 total views
10) USA defeat Algeria 1-0 with a Landon Donovan goal! - 260,910 total views

 

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