Every World Cup is filled with dramatic moments, and we've already enjoyed our fair share of surprises in this summer's big event. This tournament, like so many before it, has once again proven that the World Cup is anything but predictable.
On paper, it's easy for fans to try and work out how the games might play out and which teams should qualify from each group, but once the players take to the pitch, anything can happen. So far this summer, we've already seen plenty of shocking results, crazy red cards, last-minute winners, and VAR madness.
In the last couple of weeks, all sorts of unexpected incidents have been added to the ever-expanding list of surprising World Cup moments, and while we've still got plenty of great football to look forward to, it's a good time to look back and see how we got here.
The group stages are over and now the elimination games are set to begin. The 2018 World Cup surely has plenty more exciting and dramatic moments to share with us in the days to come, but here are the most memorable incidents from the group stage.