In pictures: The best images from the World Cup

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IT’S been a wonderful World Cup.

From inventive Iranian throw-ins and fans clearing stadiums of litter to shocks, upsets and dark horses aplenty, Russia 2018 has been a great spectacle.

Here are some of the best images from the tournament, which concludes tomorrow with the final between France and Croatia.


The hosts with the most

Bittersweet victory over Germany

Fan-tastic

Senegal fans enjoys the pre-match atmosphere prior to the match against Japan (Clive Rose/Getty Images)
Colombia fans kiss a replica world cup trophy (Adam Davy/PA Wire)


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Germany switch on Kroos control before crashing out

Toni Kroos celebrates a late winner against Sweden (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)

Ron his way home

The round of 16 saw some big names exit, including Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo as his side lost 2-1 to Uruguay (Francisco Seco/AP).
The round-of-16 saw some major names exit, including Cristiano Ronaldo as Portugal were beaten 2-1 by Uruguay (Francisco Seco/AP).

Things get Messi for Argentina

Lionel Messi was another, with Argentina losing a thrilling contest against France 4-3 (Thanassis Stavrakis/AP).
Lionel Messi was another, with Argentina losing a thrilling contest against France 4-3 (Thanassis Stavrakis/AP).
Diego Maradona (Alex Morton/Getty Images)

Lending a helping hand

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The volume is cranked up on Three Lions

Jordan Pickford making a superb save in the shoot-out to keep out Carlos Bacca’s shot (Aaron Chown/PA)
England manager Gareth Southgat (Owen Humphreys/PA Wire)

Luk-ing to the skies

Neymar involvement for Brazil beyond the quarter-finals

Neymar reacts as Belgium players celebrate knocking out Brazil (AP Photo/Andre Penner)

Only the golden boot is coming home

England’s Harry Kane (Aaron Chown/PA Wire)

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