So, it’s all over. France have lifted the trophy for the second time, Croatia reached their first ever final, Germany crashed out in the group stages, and England finally won a World Cup penalty shootout (probably thanks to Gareth Southgate’s lucky waistcoat? Who knows). It’s all been great fun.
I did have a load of historical World Cup-related posts to share with you, but time did not allow for all of them to be properly sorted out (OK, more like it’s actually really easy to get completely distracted by so much football on the telly, I admit it…).
It seemed a shame not to post some of these amazing images of past World Cups though, so I’ve put together a slideshow of the best bits I could find – including some very vintage finals, the legendary 1970 Brazil team, the notorious ‘Battle of Santiago’ in 1962, World Cup football in space, and David Beckham’s famous penalty against Argentina in 2002.