There was to be no final, dramatic twist in a World Cup which has been full of joyous surprises and jaw-dropping late drama.
Having previously contested the match no team wanted to win, Belgium and England squared up in the match neither side wanted to play.
If Donald Trump thought he would arrive in England as the most popular man from Washington then he was sorely mistaken.
Even in silhouette, his celebratory pose is instantly recognizable to sports fans across the world.
After nine years, 16 trophies and 451 goals, Cristiano Ronaldo is leaving Real Madrid.
From 32 nations at the World Cup, four remain.
From hope to tempered expectation to a country at fever pitch.
England reached its first World Cup semifinal since 1990, comfortably beating Sweden 2-0 with a commanding performance in Samara.
Five-time champion Brazil crashed out of the World Cup, losing 2-1 to Belgium in an enthralling quarterfinal.
On a tense, fraught night in Turin, England’s World Cup hopes were shattered 12 yards from goal.
Liverpool’s manager Jurgen Klopp has sent a message of hope to the soccer team trapped in a Thai cave.
Elena Popova, the Russia Football Union’s Disability Access Officer, goes to a World Cup match with fans in wheelchairs to see the match day experience.
Even after they were booted out of the World Cup, the Japanese national football team gave us a lesson in grace.
The group stages are over.
Belgium beat England 1-0 thanks to Adnan Januzaj’s superb goal but did the Group G winners lose?
Great. Greatest. Two words often repeated by Donald Trump.
Germany’s World Cup dreams are officially over and the world reacted in one word: Schadenfreude.
In this COPA90 interview, Poet speaks to Iker Casillas in Moscow about David de Gea, Belgium and Cristiano Ronaldo at the World Cup in Russia.
A 28-year-old mathematics teacher from southern India has cycled more than 2,900 miles to Russia to get his bike signed by Argentinian superstar Lionel Messi.