Highlights of the 2018 world of football

The year 2018 marked the crowning of France in the FIFA World Cup and Real Madrid won their third successive titles in the Champions League and the FIFA World Cup.

France is world champion

The French national team won the World Cup for the second time in their history, beating Croatia 4-2 on July 15 at the Luzhniki Stadium in the Russian capital Moscow. The World Cup culminated in the final match, the most in terms of the number of goals since the 1966 England Final.

Real Madrid in the Champions League

Real Madrid beat Liverpool 3-1 in their final match in Kiev on May 26 to retain the Champions League title for the third season, led by French coach Zinedine Zidane.

Real Madrid boosted their record of the 13th European title, before Zidane, who chose to leave the club a few days before the farewell, put forward Cristiano Ronaldo, the world's best player five times, who moved to Juventus for about 100 million euros , Ending the year with a third consecutive title in the World Cup clubs.

Mourinho's exit from Manchester United 

After two and a half seasons at the helm of the Red Devils, Jose Mourinho's exit from the narrow door of Old Trafford was one of the most important sporting events of the last month.

Manchester United's management announced on December 18 that they had been sacked for the worst domestic start since 1990. The Portuguese are still in the final days of his job, with United still looking for a coach who has been fit since the retirement of Sir Alex Ferguson in 2013.

A defensive tactical style, disagreements with players, criticism of the administration, tension with journalists ... The 55-year-old Portuguese did not leave the door to criticism but opened it to himself, while the results on the pitch were worse.

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