2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
June 14 - July 15

2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™

2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™

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France triumphant in ravishing Russia.

The 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ thrilled from beginning to end. The 21st edition of the world finals also produced countless moments that will endure in the collective memory of those who love the beautiful game. From Kaliningrad to Ekaterinburg from Saint Petersburg to Sochi, there were smiles and celebrations aplenty as millions came together to enjoy what was a true festival of football. There were goals aplenty: the first and only goalless draw at Russia 2018 came after 36 matches, which was the latest for a single edition in history. 

France were crowned champions for the second time in history and for the first since they were hosts in 1998 after defeating Croatia 4-2 in what will go down as one of the most thrilling World Cup finals ever. Nineteen-year-old Kylian Mbappe became the second teenager in history to score in a World Cup Final, following in the footsteps of Pele who did so as a 17-year-old in 1958. Goals and performances from midfielder Paul Pogba and forward Antoine Griezmann also proved vital in helping Les Bleus become world champions once more.

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FORTALEZA, BRAZIL - JUNE 14:  Edinson Cavani of Uruguay celebrates after scoring from the penalty spot during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group D match between Uruguay and Costa Rica at Estadio Castelao on June 14, 2014 in Fortaleza, Brazil.  (Photo by Alex Livesey - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)

Coupe du Monde de la FIFA, Brésil 2014 ™

Goal Reels: Edinson Cavani

21 Dec 2020

ROSTOV-ON-DON, RUSSIA - JUNE 20:  Luis Suarez of Uruguay celebrates after scoring his team's first goal during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group A match between Uruguay and Saudi Arabia at Rostov Arena on June 20, 2018 in Rostov-on-Don, Russia.  (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™

Luis Suarez | FIFA World Cup Goals

17 Nov 2020

Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates scoring.

2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™

Portugal 3-3 Spain | Russia 2018 | Fixture Flashback

5 Nov 2020

France v Argentina: Round of 16 - 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia 2018-07-24 09:08:58

2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™

France 4-3 Argentina | Russia 2018 | Fixture Flashback

16 Oct 2020

YEKATERINBURG, RUSSIA - JUNE 21:  Kylian Mbappe of France celebrates with teammate Antoine Griezmann after scoring his team's first goal during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group C match between France and Peru at Ekaterinburg Arena on June 21, 2018 in Yekaterinburg, Russia.  (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

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All of France’s Russia 2018 Goals | FIFA World Cup

10 Oct 2020

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MOSCOW, RUSSIA - JULY 15:  Kylian Mbappe of France celebrates with the World Cup trophy following the 2018 FIFA World Cup Final between France and Croatia at Luzhniki Stadium on July 15, 2018 in Moscow, Russia.  (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)

2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™

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SOCHI, RUSSIA - JULY 07:  Denis Cheryshev of Russia celebrates after scoring his team's first goal during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Quarter Final match between Russia and Croatia at Fisht Stadium on July 7, 2018 in Sochi, Russia.  (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

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MOSCOW, RUSSIA - JULY 15:  Paul Pogba of France celebrates scoring his team's third goal during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Final between France and Croatia at Luzhniki Stadium on July 15, 2018 in Moscow, Russia.  (Photo by Michael Regan - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)

2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™

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ROSTOV-ON-DON, RUSSIA - JULY 02:  Nacer Chadli of Belgium celebrates after scoring his team's third goal during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Round of 16 match between Belgium and Japan at Rostov Arena on July 2, 2018 in Rostov-on-Don, Russia.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™

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Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates scoring for Portugal at Russia 2018.

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