Clear Arabia’s World Cup Champion Moments countdown 32-21

David Cooper 17/07/2018
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On form: Lionel Messi scores a wonder goal

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France capped off a month of football fever as they defeated Croatia 4-2 to be crowned World Cup winners for the second time in the country’s history. The four weeks in Russia produced one of the best tournaments the game’s ever seen, with the introduction of VAR, a record number of penalties and huge upsets including Germany finishing bottom of group F. Didier Deschamps became only the third person ever to lift the World Cup as both a player and manager (joining Mario Zagallo, Franz Beckenbauer) as his France side brushed aside Croatia in a thrilling finale.

Here, we look back at the 64 Champion Moments (33-22) from every game of the 2018 World Cup.

32. Salem Al-Dawsari scores in the 95th minute to give Saudi Arabia a famous win over Egypt 2 – 1.

31. Edinson Cavani helps Uruguay romp to a 3-0 victory over Russia and gets on the score sheet himself.

30. Isco is the key man for Spain as they can only rescue a point against Morocco 1-1.

29. Ricardo Quaresma bangs in a great goal for Portugal against Iran.

28. Simon Kjaer puts in a solid performance to keep out Kylian Mbappé and France. 0-0.

27. Paolo Guerrero a captain’s performance helps Peru get the three points against Australia.

26. Ivan Perisic pops up in the last minute to give Croatia the win against Iceland. 2-1.

25. Lionel Messi produces a wonder goal with a sublime first touch before firing home

24. Andreas Granqvist stars as Sweden bang three past Mexico without reply

23. Joel Campbell helps his side Costa Rican side snatch a dramatic point as they draw 2-2 with Switzerland

22. Philippe Coutinho emerges as one of the stars of the tournament as Brazil defeat Serbia 0-2.

21. Hyun-Woo Cho performs heroics as South Korea knock Germany out of the World Cup 2-0.

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Stunning performance: Rui Patricio saves the day

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France capped off a month of football fever as they defeated Croatia 4-2 to be crowned World Cup winners for the second time in the country’s history. The four weeks in Russia produced one of the best tournaments the game’s ever seen, with the introduction of VAR, a record number of penalties and huge upsets including Germany finishing bottom of group F. Didier Deschamps became only the third person ever to lift the World Cup as both a player and manager (joining Mario Zagallo, Franz Beckenbauer) as his France side brushed aside Croatia in a thrilling finale.

Here, we look back at the 64 Champion Moments (numbers 50-42) from the 2018 World Cup.

50. Artem Dzyuba completes the scoring as Russia see off Egypt 3 – 1.

49. Mbaye Niang nips in to score and gives Senegal a deserved win against Poland.

48. Yuya Osako heads the winner for Japan as they see off ten-men Colombia in their opening game.

47. Rui Patricio puts in an inspired display as Portugal defeat Morocco 1 – 0.

46. Luis Suarez is the hero as Uruguay get the three points against Saudi Arabia.

45. Isco’s all-round display sees Spain edge past Iran 1 – 0.

44. Mile Jedinak converts from the spot as Australia come from behind to get a point against Denmark.

43. N’Golo Kante controls the game from midfield to help France get three points against Peru.

42. Ivan Rakitic caps a superb display by Croatia as they put three past Argentina with no reply.

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World Cup Winners: France crowned champions

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France capped off a month of football fever as they defeated Croatia 4-2 to be crowned World Cup winners for the second time in the country’s history. The four weeks in Russia produced one of the best tournaments the game’s ever seen, with the introduction of VAR, a record number of penalties and huge upsets including Germany finishing bottom of group F. Didier Deschamps became only the third person ever to lift the World Cup as both a player and manager (joining Mario Zagallo, Franz Beckenbauer) as his France side brushed aside Croatia in a thrilling finale.

Here, we look back at the 64 Champion Performances from the 2018 World Cup.

64. Russia win the opening game of the tournament

  1. Antoine Griezmann scores against Australia
  1. Alfreð Finnbogason scores Iceland’s first ever World Cup goal as the minnows draw 1-1 with Argentina.
  1. Kasper Schmeichel puts in an inspired performance as Denmark defeat Peru 1-0.
  1. Luka Modric converts from the spot as Croatia see off Nigeria 2-0.
  1. Aleksandar Kolarov scores a wonder free-kick as Serbia get off to a winning start against Costa Rica.
  1. Hirving Lozano scores the winner as Mexico stun favourites Germany with a 1 – 0 win.
  1. A bullet header from Steven Zuber gives Switerland a surprise draw against Brazil.
  1. Andreas Granqvist goal is enough to take the points from South Korea in Sweden’s opening game.
  1. Dries Mertens hits a World Cup wonder volley as Belgium defeat Panama 3-0
  1. Harry Kane scores a brace to give England the lead against Tunisia including a last minute winner.
  1. A 90th-minute winner from Uruguay’s Jose Gimenez sees off Egypt.
  1. From homeless to World Cup for Iran’s Alireza Beiranvand.
  1. Cristiano Ronaldo’s stunning hat-trick gives Portugal a point against Spain in a 3-3 thriller.

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