A controversial 2022 World Cup ended with Argentina’s thrilling final victory over France.
After football took center stage, there were some wonderful storylines in Qatar – but how good was it?
BBC Sport has reviewed every World Cup this century and we want you to pick the best one below.
2002 (Japan/South Korea)
Ronaldo inspired Brazil to their fifth World Cup triumph with his two goals in a 2-0 win over Germany.
It was a shock tournament with Senegal toppling France before Turkey and co-hosts South Korea reached the semi-finals.
Elsewhere, Ronaldinho’s free-kick helped eliminate England and the Republic of Ireland went out in Spain on penalties.
Italy beat France on penalties in the World Cup final in a game that will always be remembered for Zinedine Zidane’s red card for headbutting Marco Materazzi in his last game before retiring.
Earlier in the tournament, Wayne Rooney was sent off for England against Portugal as they lost on kicks.
Lionel Messi made his World Cup debut – and scored his first goal in the tournament.
2010 (South Africa)
Spain won their first-ever World Cup thanks to Andres Iniesta’s extra-time goal against the Netherlands. They won each knockout game 1-0.
Previous finalists France and Italy went out in the group stage. Luis Suarez’s handball to rob Ghana of a place in the semi-finals made him the scourge of Africa.
England were well beaten by Germany, but the round of 16 encounter was also remembered for a Frank Lampard goal that was not allowed.
Mario Gotze scored the extra-time winner as Germany beat Messi’s Argentina 1-0 in the final. But the most historic moment of their World Cup was the 7-1 win over hosts Brazil in the semi-finals.
James Rodriguez was the star of the tournament with six goals for Colombia.
Group D made plenty of headlines with England and Italy exiting and Uruguay’s Suarez biting Giorgio Chiellini.
France beat surprise finalists Croatia 4-2 with Antoine Griezmann and Kylian Mbappe, two of their stars, on the scoresheet.
It was a tournament that offered some classic matches, including Cristiano Ronaldo’s hat-trick of Spain 3-3 in Portugal and France beating Argentina 4-3 in the round of 16.
England beat Colombia for their first-ever World Cup penalty shoot-out win and eventually lost to Croatia in the semi-finals. Harry Kane won the Golden Boot.
The tournament began with controversies over the deaths of migrant workers, gay rights and a winter World Cup – and ended with perhaps the greatest final ever.
Messi’s Argentina beat France on penalties after a 3-3 thriller in which Mbappe became the second player after Sir Geoff Hurst to score a hat-trick in the final.
It was also a shocking World Cup with Morocco reaching the semi-finals, Japan beating Spain and Germany – and Saudi Arabia beating eventual champions Argentina.
England lost to France in the quarter-finals.
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