Do you know the Golden Glove Award given to the best goalkeeper at the end of every edition of the FIFA World Cup is named after a Soviet shot-stopper who is regarded as the best shot-stopper to ever play the game? Read more about him on his birth anniversary.
The World Cup may be over but passion for the game burns bright in the world's largest refugee camp, where Brazil and Argentina flags still flutter alongside the red and green of Bangladesh, which hosts nearly a million Rohingya Muslims forced out of Myanmar. For many young refugees in Bangladesh's southeast this World Cup was their first, and the excitement of last Sunday's final shows no sign of abating any time soon.
Australia's record goalscorer Tim Cahill retired from international football Tuesday after netting 50 goals in 107 appearances for his country. The prolific and tireless talisman had a knack for scoring crucial goals for the Socceroos during more than 14 years in the green and gold. Here's a look back at the top five moments of his Socceroos career.
France's 4-2 win over Croatia in the World Cup final in Moscow on Sunday marked the second time in 20 years that France has won the World Cup, and came at a time when the people feel needy.
Happy faces and non-stop celebrations by the French team as they lift the cup, after winning 4-2 against Croatia.
Mario Mandzukic scored the winning goal deep in extra time as Croatia beat England 2-1 in an utterly gripping World Cup semi-final in Moscow on Wednesday.
Samuel Umtiti's header handed Belgium's 'golden generation' to another bitter disappointment.
Ronaldo's hat-trick, goal under one minute, German exit and much more...
The first set of matches during FIFA World Cup 2018 quarterfinals witnessed some unexpected results as Uruguay and Brazil are out of the world cup race.
Penalties. Love them or hate them, they dominated Sunday's knockout matches at the FIFA World Cup, and not just because both games, Spain vs Russia and Croatia vs Denmark, ended in shootouts.
The two most recognizable names in world football, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo were eliminated from the FIFA World Cup on Saturday. But the first day of knockout matches still had plenty of star power.
Here are some interesting statistics from the group stages as the Russian World Cup prepares for the knock-out rounds.
The World Cup has brought hundreds of thousands of international tourists to Russia, but in Moscow and the 10 other host cities, many people have gone about their lives with minimal disruption away from the stadiums.
'Champions' Curse' explained: Germany joins band of defending champions to bow out early from FIFA World Cup
Germany are the third straight champions to fail to progress beyond the group stages, after Italy in 2010 and Spain in 2014. The curse of the World Cup champions is alive and well.
Lionel Messi admitted to having survived the most nerve-wracking 90 minutes of his career as Marcus Rojo's stunning finish four minutes kept his and Argentina's World Cup hopes alive with a 2-1 win over Nigeria to reach the last 16.