Video Pick: Best Animals in Soccer of 2014

Soccer isn't just the world's most popular sport among the human species, it's also irresistible to dogs (especially), cats, elephants, bears, sheep -- and we even found a turtle getting into the action. From field invasions that yield a variety of reactions, to games set up for a menagerie, here are our favorite soccer scenes from the animal kingdom in 2014.

Three puppies and a kind ball boy:

Severa enjoys Portugal’s late equalizer against the USA at the 2014 World Cup:

These Argentine players know how to handle a canine field invader:

Ray Hudson and Phil Schoen provide superb play-by-play when a kitty interrupts a Barcelona-Elche clash:

The slow and steady turtle makes this pooch look like an underdog:

No problem if the fans boo, these players have a thick skin:

What the Flock?

The hound that interrupted a River Plate-Rosario left his mark in the penalty area:

And for the Grand Finale, an "Animal World Cup" from China:

Best Bloopers of 2014

Best Own Goals of 2014

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