The host Russia proved that low rankings don't mean anything at World Cups when coming up against big name teams and that in penalty shootouts anything is possible.
The Saudis will have to wait a little longer to duplicate their 1994 Cinderella Run.
Neymar could possibly have a successful acting career when his football days are over.
Messi and Ronaldo have proven once again that World Cups are their Achilles' heel.
After a relatively early exit in the round of sixteen against the unheralded Russian hosts, it is quite obvious that Spain's days of dominance of the game are basically over.
Despite their best World Cup showing since 1990, Harry Kane's Golden Boot win will be of little consolation to the English after they finished fourth.
After conceding eleven goals in their three group games and finishing bottom-last in their group with no points, Panama would want to forget their debut World Cup.
Mexico proved that beating the defending World Champions in your opening game doesn't necessarily mean that you can become World Champions yourself.
The Croatians demonstrated that no matter how well you play, too much extra time will eventually take its toll on you.
The French showed that despite certain opinions to the contrary, their winning the World Cup is proof that immigration works and that it does benefit a country.