The 2018 FIFA World Cup is now over. France went on to lift the crown for the second time in their history, beating first-time finalists Croatia this past weekend.
Looking back upon what was one of the most exciting international tournaments in recent history, the quadrennial extravaganza threw our way many moments of shock and surprise, some brilliant, awe-inspiring moments as well.
There were numerous players who stood up to the immense pressure and rose to the occasion for their national teams. At the same time, there were those from whom a lot of things were expected heading into the tournament, but ultimately failed to deliver on the grandest stages of world football. And here we pick out a line-up, featuring such stars, who let their country down in Russia;