20+ Big Moments of the 2018 World Cup That Made It Unforgettable
World Cup 2018 turned out to be a truly amazing event. The strongest teams in the world like Argentina, Germany, and Portugal were eliminated from the tournament in the beginning and that shocked the entire world. The Russian national team managed to reach the quarter finals, while France outran everyone and took the cup home.
We at Bright Side decided to recall the best moments of the World Cup and share them with you.
Emotional Ronaldo arguing with a referee...
...and became the main character of some memes.
Brazilian football player Neymar was made fun of for his rolling-on-the-floor drama.
Fyodor Smolov remained on the field after his penalty miss.
One can conquer alone.
True joy of victory...
...and true sorrow of defeat...
...which sometimes is impossible to control.
This tournament used the video assistant referee (VAR) because of the number of penalties which set a new record.
For the first time in the history of World Cups, the Fairplay Index was applied which defined Japan’s win by the number of yellow cards.
The Croatian President flew to the game of her national team against Denmark in the 1/8 finals in economy class and cheered with all the other fans in the fan-section.
A lot of bright and positive people arrived at the World Cup.
They even helped to solve some pothole problems.
Japanese fans cleaned their stands despite the fact that their national team lost.
After seeing that, Russian fans picked up the baton.
The English team cleaned their changing room and left this note.
This championship taught us lessons of friendship and care, reminding all of us that we live on the same planet and are not enemies of each other.
Luka Modric, the man no coach believed in — was called weak and unpromising. He brought Croatian team to the finals and became the Best Player of the 2018 World Cup.
Croatia was the lowest ranked nation in the FIFA World Ranking to reach the World Cup final, since the introduction of the FIFA World Ranking in December 1992. No one expected that they’d achieve such a success but the soccer players moved forward like true warriors.
Their coach Zlatko Dalic said that the key that helped them get to the finals was the team members’ patriotism — they were so proud to wear the T-shirts of their national team.
In the final, France won 4:2, and here’s how the President of France reacted to the victory of his national team.
Our congratulations to the champions! It was a beautiful victory!
France repeated their results of the 1998 World Cup. However, the game with Australia in the beginning of the tournament wasn’t easy for them, they managed to win only due to the penalty which was awarded with the help of VAR and the Australians’ own goal. But they sent Lionel Messi home and celebrated their victory in the finale under the pouring rain.
What are your memories of the 2018 World Cup? Share your impressions and, maybe, photos in the comments below.