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Ronaldo, Musa and the Top 5 Peak Moments of the tournament

08:39 BST 18/07/2018
Croatia President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic.

  • Ahmed Musa Nigeria Iceland World Cup 2018

    #1 Musa’s brilliant brace vs Iceland

    After a 2-0 opening defeat to Croatia, the Super Eagles needed to bounce back against Iceland which they did thanks to one man in Ahmed Musa. The wideman scored two fantastic goals, the second which won a nomination for goal of the tournament. Nigeria might have gone out in the group phase but Musa’s moment of magic will always be remembered.

  • Japan fans

    #2 Japan fans show environmental awareness

    Japan’s efficiency in attack saw them get credible results but crashed out in the last 16 against Belgium after surrendering a two-goal lead. The Samurai Blue fans still took the liberty of cleaning up the stadium just as they had done in all their group games. The players also cleaned up their locker room and left a ‘thank you’ note in Russian. Such gesture even in the face of a painful defeat deserves all the applause.


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  • Edinson Cavani Cristiano Ronaldo Uruguay Portugal World Cup

    #4 Ronaldo’s display of sportsmanship

    Cristiano Ronaldo craved at winning the global tournament as this was seen as his last genuine chance. The former Real Madrid has been criticised for caring about only himself but that was not the case when he helped an injured Edinson Cavani – who had a hand in Uruguay’s 2-1 defeat against Portugal in the round of 16, off the pitch. CR7 was able to prove doubters wrong that he has a caring side after all.

  • Iceland fans

    #5 Thunderclap motivates Iceland

    Iceland came into the tournament as the smallest ever nation to compete but that didn’t stop them for putting in their best. Though they finished bottom of Group D with a solitary point, they gave their opponents a run for their money with their fans motivating them. The travelling supporters repeatedly clapped their hands in a sequence that intimidated the opposition. They might have been small in number but they made themselves known with the thunderclap.

  • Croatia President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic.

    #6 Grabar-Kitarovic’s morale-boosting appearance

    After three previous failed attempts at making it out of the group phase, Croatia topped Group D with maximum points and went all the way to the final for the first time ever before losing to France. The country’s first female president, Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic, was present to support her team all through with her warmth and show of emotions as well as her charming looks getting a lot of global praise.