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.
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.
While he spoke highly of Johnson, he also heaped praise on May, calling her an "incredible woman" who is "doing a fantastic job". Trump's Brexit broadside came as May was trying to shift stalled divorce negotiations with the European Union into higher gear.
For Belgium, who have a collection of world class players, a win would be the nation's best result at the World Cup . I hope on Sunday we can celebrate together. "It's the same as if you're at a big club".
The face-to-face meeting between the Russian and U.S. presidents is set to take place in Helsinki, Finland , on Monday afternoon. But in Helsinki, which lies close to the Russian border, there was plenty of heat on Putin too.
France had a 2-1 lead over Croatia courtesy of the first own-goal and the first video-reviewed penalty in a World Cup final . But after Fance's third goal, the red-and-white clad fans were less talkative, watching the game in near-silence.
In a statement posted to Facebook , Roswell police chief Rusty Grant said an internal investigation has now been launched. Webb said she didn't know that her fate had relied on a coin toss until the television station contacted her.
The incident had drawn an immediate backlash, with a number of local politicians and some from Puerto Rico condemning the attack. He added that the park staff had apologised directly to Ms Irizarry and refunded the money she paid for her permit.
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Little wonder the 33-year-old is feeling "pure elation" and ready to continue his title assault against the 10th-seeded Anderson. One spectator called out, "Come on, guys!" "We don't want it to be 70-68, John", someone shouted from the crowd at 8-8.
Tehran coordinates positions with Russia in Syria
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met with Putin in Moscow on Wednesday for talks focusing on Iran's presence in Syria . Tel Aviv has warned Damascus of any kind of approaches towards the Golan Heights, occupied by Israel in 1967.
Kane 'gutted' as England's World Cup dream dies
Before that, England will face Belgium on Saturday to determine who will finish in third place in the tournament. The referee called Marcus Rashford and Jesse Lingard back as they tried to go uncontested towards goal.