With France securing their second World Cup title and bringing the tournament to a close, here's a quick look at all the new records set, and old ones matched, at the 2018 tournament
The Louvre Museum tweeted the picture to celebrate France's victory in the FIFA World Cup 2018, angering Italians who failed to even qualify for the tournament.
The 2018 edition of the FIFA World Cup hosted by Russia, proved to be more exciting than the previous edition. Players and managers raised their game on the grandest stage of all, and here is our pick of the best players from the tournament.
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The France national football team has sent the entire nation into a frenzy with their World Cup win, and are due for victory parade at the Champs Elysees, much like the team that won the tournament in 1998.
Catch all the scenes from the closing ceremony of the FIFA World Cup 2018 from Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow
With the fan ID, visitors were given visa-free entry into the country along with benefits such as free transport services including inter-city trains and public transport in the host cities
France beat Croatia in a thrilling 4-2 final match at the Luzhniki Stadium to lift their second World Cup trophy.
Catch all the highlights from the FIFA World Cup 2018 final between France and Croatia at the Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow.
Here's a glimpse of all the action from the third place play-off between England and Belgium at the Saint Petersburg Stadium.
The city is filled with Croatian and French colours, plus those of other countries, as fans head to the imposing Luzhniki stadium, on the banks of the Moskva River.
Didier Deschamps has led the France national team to the FIFA World Cup 2018 final as their manager, much like he did in 1998, as the captain. Here's a quick look at how his charges progressed through the tournament.
As a child refugee Modric honed his skills in a cratered hotel car park with nobody watching but on Sunday an estimated global audience of one billion will tune in to watch Croatia take on France in Moscow.
"We must stay calm, we must have confidence and we must concentrate" says French manager Deschamps ahead of the World Cup final against Croatia.
Goals by Thomas Meunier and Eden Hazard were enough for Belgium to beat England 2-0 in their FIFA World Cup 2018 third place play-off match and claim the third spot in the final standings.
Croatia surprised everyone with a third place finish on their World Cup debut in 1998, but the current generation of players has now surpassed that achievement.
Catch all the highlights from the FIFA World Cup 2018 third place play-off match between Belgium and England, from the Saint Petersburg Stadium, Saint Petersburg.
France faces Croatia on Sunday as they target a second title to add to their victory on home soil in 1998.
The 51-year-old was mentored by Miroslav Blazevic, the architect of the young nation's journey to the 1998 World Cup semi-finals, but made the decision in 2010 that moving to the Gulf was the only way to prove his worth as a coach.
Giroud was central to coach Didier Deschamps' plans, dropping deep into midfield to start a defensive block that kept the Belgians from better utilising all the possession they had.
Only Brazil Mario Zagallo and Germany's Franz Beckenbauer have won the World Cup as both a player and a coach. Deschamps will join them if his team win Sundays final against Croatia in Moscow.
Host Russia used the extravaganza to detoxify its global brand and enhance its reputation by breaking down a number of negative stereotypes and showcasing itself as a nation that can host huge events and welcome tens of thousands of global visitors.
Sunday's World Cup Final showdown might begin as a battle of skill, but is likely to be decided by the battle of will between France and Croatia.
Here's a podcast on what lead us up to the final showdown of the World Cup 2018 but also recount moments that make this game possibly the greatest show on earth.
VAR has been used to review a total of 19 decisions in the 62 matches so far and has corrected 16 decisions which were initially wrong.