Every FIFA World Cup tournaments brings fond memories to the football fraternity.
Russia 2018 is no exception as some good moments was recorded.
Match of the tournament
No game matched the spectacle witnessed in the six-goal thriller between Spain and Portugal. Cristiano Ronaldo netted a brilliant hat trick for the reigning European champions. Nacho Hernandez also grabbed headline with a stunning strike for La Roja.
The Luznikhi Stadium in Moscow is a symbolic arena for Russia. It’s a magnificent edifice.
Super Eagles of Nigeria certainly stands out of the lot. The design by Nike was the cynosure of all in Russia.
Super Eagles best performer
The cap doesn’t fit anyone but Ahmed Musa. No one really gave him the chance to perform at the World Cup. He showed his predatory instincts with a brace against Iceland.
Player of the tournament
Luca Modric has been the most outstanding player of the tournament. The way the Real Madrid playmaker has carried the hopes of Croatia is simply special. He passes and contribution makes tongues wagging.
Goal of the tournament
A youngster with so much intelligence and heart. Benjamin Pavard unleashed a world class strike in France’s 4-3 over Argentina. It was a strike with precision.
Best Super Eagles goal
Ahmed Musa comes to mind as regards this. His brilliant solo effort against Iceland was the talk of the town. He showed pace and precision in the Eagles’ second goal.
The fans are not left out in the fun. Croatia fans really enjoyed every moment of the Mundial. They turned up in thousands to turn on the style.
Zlatko Dalic is the master tactician. The way he sets up his team has impressed many in Russia. From tournament pretenders to contenders, such is the story of Croatia thanks to the tinker man.