- France are the current champions of the world after beating Croatia to win their second World Cup title in Russia
- With 64 matches played in the course of this year's championship, here are some of the matches that fans can go back to watch and will enjoy themselves doing so
- The next world football showpiece will be staged in Qatar in 2022
The 2018 edition of FIFA World Cup has come and gone but the memory would linger for a long time as France clinch their second world title in Russia.
The French national team defeated Croatia 4-2 in the final of the championship in a six-goal thriller.
A match that saw Paris Saint Germain teenage sensation Kylian Mbappe become the second youngster to have scored in the final of the championship after Pele.
While Real Madrid's Luka Modric won the Adidas Golden Boot for an impressive performance in the tourney.
England striker Harry Kane won the tournament's Golden Boot after scoring six goals to become the player with the highest goal at the competition.
However, NAIJ.com x-rays five matches of the 2018 World Cup that deserve to be watched again and again by football lovers.
1. Spain 3-3 Portugal: Both teams got their Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup Group B clash with a bang following their 3-3 draw at the Olimpiyskiy Stadium.
The match saw five time ballon d'Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo score the first hatrick of the tournament. It was an end to end match that kept the fans at the edge of their seats.
2. Germany 0-1 Mexico: Hirving Lozano's 35th minute goal was all that Mexico needed to upset Germany in their opening Group enounter at the Luzhniki Stadium.
Though, the game was not an high scoring one, the south American team ran the 2014 champions out despite their credibility going into the tournament.
Joachim Low's men tried all they can to atleast salvage a point in that game but Javier Hernandez and his men were too much to handle.
3. Belgium 3-2 Japan: The Red Devils were the first to come back from two goals down to win a game at the recently concluded Russia 2018 World Cup.
Genki Haraguchi and Takashi Inul scored two quick goals early in the second half after enduring a goalless draw in the first half.
However, Jan Vertonghen, Maroune Fellaini and Nacer Chadli stepped up to turn the table around for Roberto Martinez's side.
They scored three goals in the remaining minutes of the game to power the Belgian side to the quarterfinal stage.
4. Brazil 1-2 Belgium: The five time winners were adjudged one of the favourites to win this year's World Cup owing to the quality of their team.
They suffered a 2-1 defeat to the eventual bronze winners at the quarterfinal stage having trailed by two goals for 75 minutes.
Belgium took the lead in the 13th minute through a Fernandinho own goal, while Kevin De Bruyne's thunderous shot put them in a confortable position in the game.
However Renato Augusto's consolation goal wasn't enough to help them avoid defeat in the game.
5. France 4-2 Croatia: France won their second historic World Cup title 20 years after winning their first on home soil in 1998.
Les Blues emerge champions after beating Croatia 4-2 in the final in a thrilling encounter that saw fans glued to their screens.
Both sides fought well from the blast of the whistle until the referee sounded the final whistle a little after 90 minutes.
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