A new year is almost upon us, so it is the right time to look back over 2018 at some of the most memorable moments in football.
It’s been a thrilling 12 months. In club football, Manchester City set a new bar for sides in the Premier League, Real Madrid clinched the Champions League at Liverpool’s expense, Juventus signed Cristiano Ronaldo, and Arséne Wenger, finally, stepped down as Arsenal boss.
Yet international football also captured football fans’ imagination. The World Cup provided excitement and plenty of goals, yet it was France’s steady approach which saw Les Bleus lift the trophy.
England also impressed in Russia and managed to make the nation fall in love with its national team after several years of apathy.
The UEFA Nations League has also proven a big success, with high-quality games replacing dull, and largely pointless, friendlies.
In the video above we pick out our favourite football moments of 2018. Let us know yours by tweeting us at @FB_Whispers.