Congratulations to France, who beat Croatia 4-2, to claim the countries second World Cup and conclude the 2018 tournament while also sending me into a spiraling depression for the next four years.
Russia 2018 was the tournament of set pieces, parity, surprise upsets and unexpected finalists. England finally won a game that went to penalties, Messi and Ronaldo went home early, and Croatia made an improbable run to the final.
Until next time World Cup, I’ll miss you.
The road to 2022 begins now.