FIFA World Cups are the pinnacle of sporting events, but they’re also one of the most unpredictable sports events in the world.
With so many variables involved in the tournament, and all of the fans in attendance from around the world, there’s no way of knowing how it’s going to play out.
And with the game being held in Argentina, Canada and Russia, the stakes are even higher.
Here are some of the key takeaways from the games: Who won?
Argentina took down the defending champions, Brazil, to claim the 2018 FIFA World Championship.
Brazil is a strong team that was able to put together a convincing performance against Argentina, while Russia, which had an easier group, finished the tournament with a convincing win over Colombia.
Argentina had the better of the match, but Russia won 2-0 to win the 2018 World Cup.
Canada’s players showed they can be a formidable force at the World Cup and will be looking to repeat their performances in 2018.
Russia, who lost to Colombia, finished second in the group and is hoping to repeat its performance from the previous World Cup in Russia.
Argentina, who won its first World Cup title in 20 years, came out on top in the second round of play with a 3-1 victory over Argentina in the semifinals.
Russia has a strong roster of players and a strong coach in Igor Akinfeev, but it still needs to overcome a difficult group stage against Colombia.
The defending champion, Brazil , won the 2018 FIBA Americas Championship in Uruguay, but was knocked out of the tournament by Colombia in the quarterfinals.
Argentina beat the top seeded team in the Americas, Uruguay, to take the title.
Canada was the only team in CONCACAF to reach the semifinals of the 2018 Copa America.
Canada needs to win a second straight title if it wants to avoid the disappointment of losing to a team from South America in 2018 and ending up in the 2019 World Cup with a bronze medal.
Russia was eliminated from the 2018 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.
Russia needed to win both of its group matches to avoid a second consecutive loss to a South American team.
Russia did win the quarterfinal against Colombia, but the Russians lost in the first leg in extra time.
The top seed in the 2018 Confederations Cup, Russia, was knocked down in the final by the top seed, Argentina.
Argentina defeated the top seeds Colombia and Uruguay to win their first title in 50 years.
Russia will be aiming to win its third title in five World Cups.
The 2018 Copan America final will be played on Wednesday.
The USA is set to host the 2019 Confederations Trophy, which will be held in South America.
Russia and Argentina will be playing for a spot in the 2020 World Cup after the Confederations, which have not yet been determined.
Argentina will face Portugal on Sunday in a semifinal.
The winner of Sunday’s Confederations will be determined by which of Brazil and Argentina ends up in next year’s World Cup Final.
Russia is set for a rematch with Colombia in 2019.
Mexico and Costa Rica will play in the World Club Championship.
Russia’s Confederions victory over Brazil in Brazil is the first World Club championship in Mexico since the 2006 edition.
Brazil will host the 2018 CONCACaf Championship in March.
The United States will play host to Mexico in the 2017 Confederations.
Russia beat Colombia to reach a second World Cup finals in four years, the first time in 60 years.
Russia defeated Argentina in a shootout in the semi-finals of the Confederes, while Argentina defeated Colombia in a second-leg tie in Uruguay.
Mexico will host Brazil in the third leg of the Copa América final on Sunday.
Argentina is set up to host Argentina in 2019 in a rematch of the 2013 Copa Libertadores final.
Argentina and Uruguay will meet in a semi-final in 2018 to determine which will face off for the 2018-19 Copa Sudamericana title.
Mexico is set, with Canada, France, Germany, Brazil and Mexico also participating.
The Confederations tournament will be staged in Brazil, with the final in Uruguay and the final between Argentina and Colombia in 2018-2019 set to take place in Montevideo.
The U.S. will host Argentina, Brazil or Colombia in an eight-team final on Tuesday.
The FIFA Confederations Championship will be the first FIFA World Club tournament to be held at the same time as the Confederaciones World Cup, which takes place in Brazil in 2019-2020.
The 2019 FIFA Confederates Cup will be hosted in Montev