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The 2018 FIFA World Cup of football was hosted by Russia from June 14 to July 15. Thirty-two teams took part in the 21st edition of the world's biggest international football tournament.
Russia was granted the right to host the 2018 World Cup after a vote by the FIFA Executive Commitee in late 2010, the same meeing at which the 2022 World Cup was awarded to Qatar.
England's thrashing of Latvia was one for the history books but, given other lopsided results Women's World Cup qualifying, not a surprise. The match exacerbates the problem for UEFA of how best to grow the women's game.
Miray Cin and Busra Kuru are set to suit up for Turkey in their Women's World Cup qualifier against Germany. Both German-born and raised, they have contributed to the growth of women's football in Turkey.