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World Cup 2018: Best moments from the tournament on and off the pitch

Sunday 15/July/2018 - 01:37 PM
Sada El Balad
Edited By: Nada Moustafa
The 2018 World Cup in Russia will draw to a close today after Croatia and France battle it out for the title, Evening standard reported.

For the last three weeks، fans across the globe have been glued to the tournament which has been filled with breathtaking goals and wild celebrations.

England fans will remember this as the World Cup where the nation fell back in love with football with Gareth Southgate's men going further than any Three Lions team since 1990.

Have a look at some of the best moments from the tournament to look back on.

Senegal's dance moves

The England players were pictured larking around with a rubber chicken during training but the Senegal players’ dance routine stole the show this year.

The team prepared for their crucial clash with Japan by performing as a dance troupe inside the stadium.

Colombian fan helps blind man enjoy game

Hearts melted all across the world when footage of a kind friend’s efforts to help a blind man enjoy the game emerged.

Colombian fan Cesar Daza learned sign language and created hand gestures so his deaf and blind friend Jose Richard Gallego could follow the game.

England player’s unicorn race

In one of the celebrated images of the World Cup، grinning England players Harry Maguire، Jordan Pickford and Jesse Lingard were pictured racing blow-up unicorns in a pool as part of one of their recovery sessions.

The images went down a storm with fans with one tweeting: "When England win the World Cup، I’m going to get a tattoo of Jesse riding a unicorn."

Japan fans show exceptional manners

Despite facing a heartbreaking defeat from Belgium، Japanese fans showed incredible manners by helping to clean up after the match.

Fans of the ‘Samurai Blue’ were seen sifting through the aisles picking up rubbish with tears still flowing after their 3-2 loss.

An image of the Japan team's spotless dressing room with a 'thank you' note written in Russian after their World Cup loss also went viral.

Fans help wheelchair-bound man to watch game

One heart-warming moment saw football fans lifting a wheelchair-bound Egyptian man above their shoulders so he could see the game in the World Cup fanzone.

It is reported that Mexican and Colombian fans were behind the kind gesture.

Southgate comforts Colombian player

The country’s affection for England Manager Gareth Southgate grew and grew throughout the World Cup as he repeatedly showed kindness and humility.

Following Colombia’s defeat to England on penalties، Southgate was pictured comforting Mateus Uribe after he missed his.

People drew parallels with Southgate’s crushing penalty miss in 1996.

Panama fans and players celebrate country’s first goal in World Cup

The Panama squad scored their first goal in the history of the World Cup.

Felipe Baloy sent fans and TV commentators from Panama wild with his goal during the match despite being beaten by England 6-1.



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