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5 talking points of world football that made major headlines in 2018

Swagat Das
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The FIFA World Cup in Russia was the major tournament of the year
The FIFA World Cup in Russia was the major tournament of the year

Another year has rolled by in the blink of an eye and to be very honest, it has been one of the best years in recent times. The 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia was arguably the most talked about event in world football this calendar year.

Spectators all over the world were in for a treat as the beloved game didn't cease to amaze. The English Premier League was fiercely contested and eventually, Pep Guardiola's Manchester City stamped their rights on the title.

Barcelona had another eventful year as they managed to bag the LaLiga title and the Copa del Rey as well. Bayern Munich sealed the honors in Germany while Paris-Saint Germain won the Ligue 1 title in France. The Old Lady Juventus FC adding another Serie A trophy in their kitty.

The rise of Kylian Mbappe has been a heavily discussed topic over the last couple of years. It was definitely the year of Kylian Mbappe as the Frenchman won hearts with his amazing performances in the FIFA World Cup. His exploits were so good that he was compared to Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, and even touted as the next global footballing sensation.

Superstars like Alexis Sanchez, Manuel Neuer, Alvaro Morata, Jerome Boateng and many others went on a steep decline with their performances getting worse over the course of the year.

These are the five things that grasped the attention of all in 2018.

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