France clinched their second FIFA World Cup crown by beating Croatia 4-2 in a highly entertaining final at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow.
If I have learnt anything from the FIFA World Cup, it is that Croatia and Iceland have populations of 4.3 million and 344,000 respectively.
International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach has congratulated Russian President Vladimir Putin on the success of the FIFA World Cup and claimed it was time to bring "Russian sport fully back into the international sports community" following the Sochi 2014 doping scandal.
A Samuel Umtiti goal proved enough for France to beat Belgium 1-0 today in Saint Petersburg and set-up a FIFA World Cup final against either Croatia or England.
I make the suggestion in the headline somewhat tongue in cheek of course, but I can't help feeling that Britain's beleaguered Prime Minister Theresa May has scored another massive own goal in insisting on a political and diplomatic boycott of the World Cup in Russia, especially now that Gareth Southgate's young lions are doing the nation so proud.
France reached their first FIFA World Cup semi-final since 2006 after a goalkeeping error helped them to a 2-0 victory over Uruguay today in Nizhny Novgorod.
Who will win this weird, occasionally wonderful, and still wide-open football World Cup?
Igor Akinfeev saved two penalties as hosts Russia stunned 2010 champions Spain on penalties today to set up a FIFA World Cup quarter-final with Croatia.
Japan and Poland stood out like beacons in the group stages of the 2018 FIFA World Cup, not because of their less than brilliant football, but because they were the only two teams who played all their games in the right colours.
A hat-trick from Barcelona's rising star Abel Ruiz gave Spain gold in a thrilling men's football final here at the Tarragona 2018 Mediterranean Games.
Reigning champions Germany crashed out of the FIFA World Cup today as they lost 2-0 to South Korea to exit after the group stages for the first time ever.
Hosts Russia have virtually guaranteed themselves a spot in the last 16 of the FIFA World Cup after beating Egypt 3-1 for a second successive victory today.
Lionel Messi failed to match his arch-rival Cristiano Ronaldo as two-time winners Argentina were surprisingly held by FIFA World Cup debutants Iceland today.