For one month, the Planet Earth had gone crazy about football. Now that it’s over, and France has (again) written a page in football history books, it’s somewhat funny to re-read articles like Jose Mourinho Predicts Every World Cup 2018 Group Winner, along with Will England win the World Cup?, and Who Will Score Most Goals in the 2018 World Cup? – or – even more naively – the one with the title Who Will Win the World Cup in 2018? which might have been “beating around the bush” very closely, but clearly did not expect what was coming.
Belgium was called the “2018 Underdog” before the World Cup started… well, they also lived up to that label winning “Bronze”… well done, Belgium! … but who would have thought that Croatia, a European country of slightly more than 4 million inhabitants, would make it to the Final, for the first time in Croatian football history (and the World Cup’s history) ever? What a great achievement, out of the blue, isn’t it?!
Who would have thought that all big guns, former World Champions like Brazil, Germany and Spain would underperform so extremely?
Who would have thought that England would make it to Number 4?
There is one certain fact about the 2018 World Cup – it has been a very different World Cup from previous ones, and very different from what most people might have expected.
Long story short… check out this compilation of best moments during the FIFA World Cup 2018 in Russia:
Which 2018 World Cup game was your personal favourite?