As they say: save the best for last! The year 2017 will end in a few days and it is time to look back. What will be remembered from 2017? What were the footballing highlights?

January was the birth of The Best FIFA Football Awards™, England triumphed in both the FIFA U-20 World Cup in Korea Republic and the FIFA U-17 World Cup in India and Germany - with victory at the FIFA Confederations Cup - sent a clear message to all those who in the coming year strive to dethrone the world champion.

In December, eyes were turned to Moscow, where the preliminary rounds for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia 2018™ were drawn.

Take a look back through a magical footballing year in picture form with the above gallery.