The World Cup is over, what are we supposed to do with ourselves now? We may have to talk to people!
After 32 days, 64 games, 169 goals and just 1 goalless draw, the most dramatic of World Cups has come to an end.
France won their second world title after defeating Croatia 4-2 in the highest scoring final since 1966. Goals from Antoine Griezmann, Paul Pogba and Kylian Mbappe, added to an own goal from Mario Mandzukic, the first ever own goal in a World Cup final, meant ‘Les Bleus’ were the team to lift the famous gold trophy.
Croatia had fought valiantly, equalising through a wonderful goal from Ivan Perisic before Mandzukic redeemed for his earlier own goal by capitalising on a howler from French captain Hugo Lloris, but it wasn’t enough to claim a first World Cup.
The 21st edition of the global tournament produced moments of pure magic in games that will live long in the memory.
Now that the show is officially over, we’ve taken a look back at the games that made this World Cup so special: