The 12 best goals from the 2018 FIFA World Cup

18 July, 2018, 08:44 | Author: Ellis Copeland
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No nation of this size has got so far in the World Cup in decades - and none has won since Uruguay's shock win over Brazil back in 1950.

When Croatia went on to beat England in the semi-finals, that number was surpassed, and, as you can see from the photo above, the World Cup Final brought record mentions of this tiny country which dared to dream.

One of the moments is for world leaders, with several images for Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović and French President Emmanuel Macron cheering for their national teams, as well as moments of celebration or surprise during the match.

Russian Federation became the target of almost 25 million cyber-attacks during the FIFA World Cup tournament, according to President Vladimir Putin. While other players have made charitable donations at past World Cups, it demonstrated how grounded this teenage phenom truly is.

Russian Federation unexpectedly made the quarter finals of the competition, knocking out former champions Spain along the way.

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After host venues across the length and breadth of Russian Federation, with many hours of travelling, at least fans who do make it out to Qatar will not have to go very far once they get there. That's when the 19-year old scored 2 stunning goals against the hapless South Americans. This is France's second World Cup win.

The first Arab country to host the event is planning eight new stadiums for the tournament, with one completed, two more due this year and the rest scheduled to be finished by 2021. "Now I need to keep working", added Mbappe, who insisted he will "100 percent" remain at PSG despite interest from Real Madrid in making him Cristiano Ronaldo's successor at the European champions. Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Neymar, to name a few.

"Although it will be hard to repeat that success as we're a small country, but we are very keen on sport", he said.

Several favorites fell early during this World Cup, but this may have been the most astounding match for soccer fans.

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