After a month of pulsating football, wonderful goals and drama a-plenty, the 2018 World Cup in Russia reaches its conclusion today.
First time finalists Croatia take on France in the biggest game football has to offer in front of a capacity crowd at Moscow’s Luzhniki Stadium.
France are bidding to secure their second global title while little Croatia will be hoping to stun the world by becoming the smallest nation to win football’s biggest party.
Led by the inspirational Luka Modric, Croatia have overcome two penalty shootouts and extra time to earn their spot in today’s final while France have waltzed their way to the brink of glory in marvelous fashion.
Kylian Mbappe has been the talk of the planet after erupting onto the scene when he picked Lionel Messi’s Argentina apart in the Round of 16.
The teenager possesses terrifying pace and could play a big part in deciding where that famous trophy could reside for the next four years.
While the action on the field has been incredible, there has been plenty to talk about off the field too.
The introduction of the Video Assistant Referee has been the subject of many an argument throughout the last month while the antics of Neymar have grown into a viral sensation.
However, it has been the performance of some of the pundits that has given us some of the best off-field viewing.
Roy Keane, in particular, has been brilliant and, as you would expect, brutally honest.
He brought his fellow English pundits back down to earth with a thud earlier in the tournament when “It’s coming home” was being sung on every street corner and now the Irishman has got fans on Twitter talking yet again after his reaction to Will Smith’s performance in the closing ceremony ahead of the final.
Roy Keane at his best.
The former Manchester United man was not impressed in the slightest and wasn’t shy to make it known.
Now to the football, and you can be sure Keane will have plenty to say about whatever may happen in the Luzhniki today.