Story highlights France crowned world champions Les Bleus beat Croatia 4-2 in final Russia 2018 widely regarded a success (CNN)After 64 matches, 169 goals, 49,651 passes and four red cards, Russia 2018 is over and France was the last team standing. Widely regarded as one of the most entertaining World Cups ever held, thanks to sensational goals, dramatic last-gasp victories and controversies aplenty, it was a tournament which provided many unforgettable moments. France's Ligue 1 and the English Premier League season start in less than a month -- August 10 -- so, to ease the pain of those already dealing with football withdrawal symptoms, here are our top moments from a World Cup to remember. Follow @cnnsport VAR It was perhaps inevitable that the pivotal moment of the final was decided by the Video Assistant Referee (VAR). VAR. Neymar. Waistcoats. Penalties. https://t.co/klWWMlJzve pic.twitter.com/vB4pENZPI9— CNN Sport (@cnnsport) July 16, 2018 Read More … [Read more...] about World Cup 2018: Best moments of Russia 2018
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Ronaldo officially leaves Real Madrid to sign for Juventus Ronaldo pens farewell letter As announced by Real Madrid, Cristiano Ronaldo, one of the best players in the history of the club, has departed Spain for a move to Juventus. His accolades, awards and personal prizes have turned him into a Los Blancos legend, as did the legacy he leaves behind, along with several extraordinary records. Individual awards: Ballon d'Ors, The Best player prizes and Golden Boots Cristiano Ronaldo is, along with Lionel Messi, the player that has managed to win the most Ballon d'Or awards in the history of football. Added to his five gongs, he is the only one who has won FIFA's The Best prize in the last two years, as well as the FIFA World Player of the Year (in England) and three UEFA Best Player awards. He also has four Golden Boots, while he has been top scorer of the Champions League six times and three times Pichichi of LaLiga. Achieved everything with Real Madrid The numbers speak for … [Read more...] about Cristiano Ronaldo’s Real Madrid career in numbers
It's here. It's really here! On Thursday the World Cup will kick-off and control our lives for at least a month. The wait is over, the football is finally, really here. But who will win the football? There are 32 teams - one of them has to be the best! Luckily for you, we have ranked them in order from worst to best, or least likely to win to most likely, based on World Cup warm-up friendlies form, how the teams look in action and accounting for all the wonderful variables that make this the greatest sporting event that exists. If you're not sure about this list, you can try our predictor and see how how your own opinion holds up. 32. Panama Panama are beyond excited for this World Cup appearance but sadly, just aren't very good. If they manage to win even a point in the group stage it would be a phenomenal achievement and manager Hernan Dario Gomez doesn't seem to have high expectations: "I think it would be seen as successful if we went out and performed in … [Read more...] about World Cup rankings: Who looks good ahead of kick-off in Russia?
Never, ever, underestimate the Germans on the football field. That’s a globally accepted truth, one that has its roots in the 1954 World Cup final in Switzerland. Going into that tournament, Hungary was the overwhelming favourite. After all, Hungary was the Olympic champion, unbeaten in four years, and had arguably the best player in the world in Ferenc Puskas. Officials at the Wankdorf Stadium in Berne measuring crowd capacity before the World Cup. Photo: FIFA The team’s performances throughout the tournament only cemented the idea that Hungary would become the third country to win the World Cup, after the dual successes of Uruguay and Italy. In its first two games, Hungary racked up a total of 17 goals, including an 8-3 win over West Germany. After beating Uruguay 4-2 in the semi-finals, in a match contemporary observers rank as one of the best ever played, Hungary would meet the West Germans again in the final. With two goals in the first eight minutes from Puskas and … [Read more...] about World Cup Moments, 1954: Magnificent Magyars defeated in ‘The Miracle of Berne’
THE countdown is on, and the Fifa 18 Team of the Season feature will shortly be upon us. But when exactly will it come out, how does it all work and who made the cut in last year's line-up? Here's what you need to know... When is the Fifa 18 TOTS? Team of the Season is a mode on Fifa Ultimate Team which selects the standout stars from a host of European leagues and beyond. It allows gamers to get their hands on the talents who have lit up action across the globe, often giving the players truly eye-catching stat boosts. Although in previous years the feature has gone live early in May, this season it's being rolled out slightly earlier – on April 27. Until then, players have the chance to vote for the Community Team of the Season, which you can help select from a 100-strong shortlist at Futhead and Futwiz. Unlike the Team of the Year and Team of the Week features, TOTS selects separate line-ups league-by-league, as well as an overall Ultimate Team of the Year. This means there's … [Read more...] about Fifa 18 TOTS – when is the FUT Team of the Season release date, how does it work and who was in the Fifa 17 Ultimate TOTS?