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.
President Donald Trump has warned Megan Rapinoe not to "disrespect" the United States flag. The rebuke came after the US soccer captain said she wouldn't visit the White House if her team won the Women's World Cup.
England booked their place in the quarterfinals of the Women's World Cup but their 3-0 win over Cameroon will be remembered for less savory reasons. From striking players to alleged spitting, events bordered on farcical.
She's a six-time world player of the year and has now scored 17 World Cup goals, but Marta has never won women's football's biggest prize. Judging by the competition in Group C, that could be a tall order this year too.
Germany have qualified for the knockout stages after coming through Group B unbeaten and without conceding a single goal. Monday's 4-0 win over South Africa was welcome but routine. Now there are bigger tests to come.