Chinanews.com, Beijing, December 19th (Liu Xingchen) After 64 matches, the Qatar World Cup finally came to an end.
In the past nearly a month, this football feast held on the Asian continent has attracted the attention of the world.
With the 35-year-old Messi finally taking the Hercules Cup into his arms, the Argentine team stood on top of the world and became the new king.
This winter belongs to football for many people.
And if you want to connect the memories of this World Cup, how would you choose?
These hugs on the field are enough to be the narrator of this story.
The picture shows Neuer comforting his teammates
After missing out from the "death group" with a goal difference disadvantage, the German team has missed the group stage for two consecutive World Cups.
Once upon a time, German football with advanced tactics and steely will was hailed as the king's division.
However, with the aging of the golden generation that won the championship in 2014, the "Germanic Chariot" has some horsepower.
The 36-year-old German goalkeeper Neuer once followed the team to the top of the world. Looking at his frustrated teammates after being out this time, he leaned over and hugged him.
The bitterness in it may only be resolved with time.
The picture shows Sun Xingmin crying and hugging after the game
South Korea broke through the group almost at the last moment.
Facing the Portuguese team in the final round of the group stage, Sun Xingmin assisted Huang Xican to score the goal after a long-distance attack to complete the game in stoppage time.
After confirming that the team qualified, Sun Xingmin, who took off his mask, couldn't hide his tears when he hugged the team personnel.
Due to an accidental injury before the start of the World Cup, the "Asian Brother" who underwent surgery could only wear a protective mask to play.
And this affected Sun Xingmin's vision during running, which caused him to perform poorly in the group stage.
When he completed self-salvation under heavy pressure, the Korean star could no longer hold back his tears.
The United States defeated Iran 1-0 to qualify, and the American players comforted the Iranian players after the game
In the 1998 World Cup, Iran and the United States met in the group stage, and Iran narrowly defeated their opponents 2:1.
Today, two teams full of stories meet again in Qatar.
The Iranians, who only needed a draw to break through the group, ended up waiting for a defeat.
When the final whistle blew, the Iranian players slumped on the field and wept bitterly, while the American players stepped forward to offer comfort.
At that moment, the green field was full of love, and the two teams did their best for football.
And this is what football should look like in the first place.
The picture shows the players of the Japanese team celebrating the victory
If it weren't for the 12-yard point, the Japanese team could have broken into the quarterfinals this time.
However, in the "Group of Death", they defeated Germany and Spain two world-class teams one after another, which still made the Asian giants amaze the world.
In the final round of the group stage, facing the "Matador Legion", with the goals of Don Anru and Tanaka Aoir, the Japanese team reversed and won 2:1.
This hard-won victory means a lot.
"We make people believe that Asian football can beat the world's top teams." The words of Japanese coach Mori Yasuichi let more Asian teams see the direction of the future.
The picture shows Ronaldo celebrating a goal with his teammates
In Portugal's 6:1 victory over Switzerland to advance to the quarter-finals, Ronaldo was not scheduled to start the game.
He didn't come off the bench until the 73rd minute of the game.
And this seems to be the true portrayal of the Portuguese star in this World Cup in Qatar.
For the benefit of the team, he sacrificed his playing time in the knockout stage.
After his teammates scored, he immediately stepped forward to give them encouragement.
But this still failed to make Portugal go further.
In the quarter-finals, they lost to the Morocco team in an upset and missed the semi-finals.
The 37-year-old Ronaldo knelt on the court after the game, covering his face and crying.
How can it not be a pity to leave in such a way of "driving high and going low"?
The picture shows Neymar hugging the son of Croatian player Perisic
In the quarter-finals, the Croatian team defeated Brazil in a penalty shootout and advanced smoothly.
After the start of the World Cup in Qatar, the Samba, which is full of talents and has a gorgeous style of play, has always been regarded as a popular candidate for the championship.
Neymar, who scored a goal in extra time, broke down in tears after seeing his team fall before the 12-yard mark.
At this time, a small fan wearing a Croatian jersey ran from a distance, and he comforted the Brazilian superstar with a handshake, and the latter leaned over and hugged him in his arms.
This little fan is the son of Croatian striker Perisic. This scene was also rated as a warm moment in the World Cup in Qatar.
The picture shows Modric and Messi hugging after the game
Behind this hug is destined to be the remembrance of youth by a generation.
On March 1, 2006, Croatia played a friendly match with Argentina.
At that time, Messi, who was 18 years and 9 months old, met Modric, who was 20 years and 5 months old, for the first time.
On that day, Modric made his debut for the national team in the first game, and Messi just scored his first goal in the national team career.
16 years later, the two met again at the World Cup for their respective dreams of the Hercules Cup.
This time, Argentina No. 10 beat Croatia No. 10.
As green heroes in the mouths of the fans of the two countries, Messi and Modric embrace each other affectionately, and their gestures are admiration for each other's careers.
The picture shows Mbappe hugging Ashraf after the game
The semi-final between the French team and the Moroccan team ended with the victory of the "Gaul Rooster", but the Moroccans also rewrote the history of African football.
After the game, Mbappe and Ashraf embraced tightly.
In the Ligue 1 Paris Saint-Germain team, the two are quite close court partners.
When they met in the World Cup, the "contradictory" dispute between Mbappe and Ashraf also became the focus of the stadium.
Mbappe also sent a message to congratulate the club teammate, "Everyone will be proud of what you have done, you have made history." This fairy friendship is also talked about by fans.
The picture shows the Argentine players hugging and celebrating
When the dust settled, the Argentines had waited 36 years for this.
On Messi's last World Cup journey, they finally won the Hercules Cup as they wished.
In fact, the Argentine team suffered a blow after the start of the game, and the first show was upset by the Saudi team.
Along the way, they have faced doubts, pressures, challenges... But all of them have never been able to defeat the determination of the Argentines to stand on top of the world.
When the final whistle blew, the Argentine players embraced each other heartily. The joy and emotion moved hundreds of millions of football fans around the world.
The story of the World Cup in Qatar has come to an end, and the touch and warmth are preserved. Four years later, we will meet again at the World Cup in the United States, Canada and Mexico.