From the best striker and best goalkeeper to the footballers, who received or committed more fouls - take a look a the results of the FIFA World Cup 2018 in numbers.
Croatia beat England 2-1 in extra time in Moscow on Wednesday and will move on to the World Cup final, where they will face France.
Russian kokoshniks and mustaches have become unofficial symbols of female and male fans respectively at the FIFA World Cup in Russia, along with tiaras and costumes of princesses and princes.
The group stage of the 2018 FIFA World Cup ended in Russia on June 28. FIFA summed up the statistical results of the current mundial.
Football is a very emotional sport, with its fans reacting to every action on the field with cries and screams, taking every goal and foul to heart.
More than 2.5 million fans arrived in Russia to watch football matches during the first week of the World Cup, with an increasing number of women attending games in the stadiums.
Taking pride in correctly predicting the outcome of two World Cup games, Sushi the World Cup cat is at it again. This time she foresees the fate of Croatian and Argentinian squads.
Football fans coming from all over the world to watch FIFA World Cup matches express their feelings about their favorite teams by dressing in colorful t-shirts, wearing flags as capes and painting their faces with their country's team flag.
Fans from all over the world have brought a proper carnival vibe to Russia, which is hosting the 2018 FIFA World Cup from June 14 till July 15. While the world's best footballers compete on the pitch, their creative fans try to trump each other in the stadiums and streets of 11 cities. Sputnik has picked the most exotic outfits.
Sputnik has summed up the photo highlights of the opening day of the FIFA World Cup in Russia.
He has it all figured out. Visiting St. Basil’s cathedral and the Kremlin in Moscow, going to the museums and exploring historical sites in Volgograd and relaxing on the beaches in Sochi – an England football fan from London has a full plan for his Russia trip, where he is traveling to support his national team.
She sleeps for over 15 hours a day but when Sushi the cat wakes up to play and chase invisible entities around the house, she also enjoys watching football and predicting game outcomes.
About 25,000 people visited Moscow’s FIFA Fan Fest on June 10, where fans were thrilled by an energetic music line-up ahead of the main football event of the year.
A great many talented strikers have participated in these tournaments, but only seven of them have managed to score more than 10 goals during the World Championship.
Themed graffiti dedicated to the World Cup 2018 can be seen on the facades of two houses in the center of Moscow.
Some of the greatest players in the world never played in a World Cup because – like Manchester United legends George Best and Ryan Giggs or Real Madrid's Gareth Bale – their national teams never qualified. But Sputnik looks at five players who lit up the World Cup.
In the run-up to the FIFA 2018 World Cup, which Russia is due to historically host from June 14 to July 15 in 11 cities, Sputnik has spoken to footballer Odil Akhmedov, currently a midfielder for the Chinese club Shanghai SIPG, who previously played for the Anzhi and Krasnodar football clubs.
FIFA World Cup championships have presented different mascots: most of them embody animals which embody the character of the host country, but there are also symbolic persons and even inanimate objects.
While preparations for the upcoming 2018 World Cup are in full swing in Russia, Axel Witsel, a central midfielder for China’s Tianjin Quanjian football club and the Belgium National team, has shared his most enthusiastic remarks about the much-anticipated event in an interview with Sputnik.