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The best Barcelona moments of the 2018 FIFA World Cup

It’s all over but great memories remain

Belgium v France: Semi Final - 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images

The 2018 World Cup is all over but it left behind some pretty exciting memories. Obviously it was a great tournament for France’s Samuel Umtiti and Ousmane Dembele who will return to Barcelona as World Cup winner.

Let’s have a look back at some of the best Barcelona moments from the tournament in Russia.

Coutinho’s cracker against Switzerland

Brazil v Switzerland: Group E - 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images

Brazil headed into the tournament as the favourites for victory and faced a tough opener against Switzerland.

Tite’s men started the game strongly and went ahead after 20 minutes when our very own Philippe Coutinho scored a stunner.

The Brazilian picked up the ball on the edge of the box and curled home from fully 25 yards to open the scoring in some style.

Yerry Mina scores his THIRD goal of the World Cup

Colombia v England: Round of 16 - 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Photo by Alex Morton/Getty Images

Yerry Mina had already made the headlines by scoring headers against Poland and Senegal, but he did it again in the last 16 against England.

The Three Lions went ahead through a Harry Kane penalty in an ill-tempered game.

Colombia looked to be heading out until Mina popped up in the 93rd minute to send the game into extra-time.

The game ultimately ended in disappointment for Colombia as they went out on penalties, but Mina became the first defender to score three headers at a World Cup for over 50 years.

Messi makes mark with a goal that gets better every time you see it

Nigeria v Argentina: Group D - 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images

Argentina’s World Cup was nothing short of a shambles, but it did have its moments, not least the crunch game against Nigeria which La Albiceleste simply had to win.

The pressure was on and so up popped Lionel Messi to open the scoring after 14 minutes, and it was a pretty brilliant goal.

The Barcelona star took a ball from Ever Banega on his thigh, took another touch with his left foot before lashing it home.

Umtiti heads France into the final

Belgium v France: Semi Final - 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images

France’s toughest game of the tournament came in the semi-final when they faced a star-studded Belgium side.

It was a hard-fought game but Les Bleus came out on top thanks to Samuel Umtiti’s header.

The Barcelona defender rose highest to head the winner in the second half, and his celebration after the goal wasn’t half bad too.

Suarez nets with a clever free kick

Luis Suarez scored twice at the World Cup but, his best goal came against hosts Russia as Uruguay topped Group A with a 3-0 win.

The Barcelona striker broke the deadlock on the 10 minute mark as he fired in a low free-kick which arrowed in to the bottom corner.

Uruguay made it all the way to the quarter-finals before being beaten 2-0 by France.

Rakitic spot on for Croatia

Croatia v Denmark: Round of 16 - 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Photo by Francois Nel/Getty Images

Ivan Rakitic’s Croatia almost won the World Cup for the first time in Russia as they made it to the final only to be beaten by France.

It was still an amazing tournament for Zlatko Dalic’s side and for Ivan Rakitic who, along with Luka Modric, played a starring role.

Rakitic scored in the 3-0 win over Argentina but his most important contribution came in the shoot-out wins over Russia and Denmark when he netted the decisive kicks.

What are your favourite moments from the World Cup? Let us know in the comments below!

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