While France have become world champions for a second time, a number of other teams, players, referees and coaches have set new records during the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

Russia 2018 has been full of drama; video assistant referees making their debut, shock results with the likes of Germany, Portugal and Spain all failing to reach the quarter-finals and the feeling of a new generation of players like Kylian Mbappé and Eden Hazard lighting up the tournament and reaching the latter stages instead of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.

France celebrate their second World Cup triumph. Photo: Shutterstock

In total, 15 records have been broken during World Cup 2018 from sources both likely and unexpected.

1. Most FIFA World Cup tournaments scored in by a player

Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates scoring against Spain. Photo: Shutterstock

Portugal's thrilling 3-3 draw with Spain in the group stages saw Cristiano Ronaldo equal the current record of scoring in four world cups, netting for Portugal in the 2006, 2010, 2014 and 2018 tournaments. 

This title was first achieved by Uwe Seller playing for West Germany in the 1958, 1962, 1966 and 1970 tournaments and match soon after by Brazilian legend Pelé who netted in the same four tournaments.before German striker Miroslav Klose matched their achievement by scoring in each World Cup from 2002-2014.

2. Oldest player to score a hat-trick in the FIFA World Cup

Ronaldo's 88th minute free kick against Spain also saw him achieve his second record of the tournament, the Oldest player to score a hat-trick in the FIFA World Cup at the age of 33 years 130 days.

3. Most penalty shoot-out saves in the FIFA World Cup

Another record which has been equaled at Russia 2018.

Croatia goalkeeper Danijel Subašić's saves in shoot-outs against Denmark and Russia during his team's run to the final meant he finished the World Cup with four saves, matching the achievements of West Germany's Harald Schumacher from 1982 and 1986 and Argentine Sergio Goycochea in 1990.

4. Smallest country (by population) to play in the FIFA World Cup

Iceland fans perform the thunderclap. Photo: Alamy

Iceland, with a population of 337,669 people, has taken home this record!

The previous record holder was Trinidad & Tobago which had a population of 1.3 million when the national side qualified for the 2006 World Cup.

5. Most own goals scored during a FIFA World Cup (overall)

This year's World Cup saw the The most own goals scored during a FIFA World Cup (overall) with a total of 12. Countries that scored own goals included Uruguay, Spain, and tournament winners France.

6. Most FIFA World Cup matches refereed

With a total of 10 games under his belt, the most matches refereed went to Ravshan Irmatov (Uzbekistan) who has refereed across the 2010, 2014 and 2018 tournaments.

7. Oldest player to score on FIFA World Cup debut

Felipe Baloy scores against England. Photo: Alamy

Felipe Baloy has gone down in Panamanian football history, having scored his country's first ever World Cup finals goal. 

But at 37 years 120 days, Felipe Baloy (Panama) he is also the Oldest player to score on FIFA World Cup debut after scoring against England during the second matchday.

8. First own goal scored in a FIFA World Cup final

A record no footballer wants to hold! Croatian striker Mario Mandžukić set the record during his side's 4-2 defeat to France, although he later scored for Croatia too.

9. Most goals scored in the FIFA World Cup as captain

Harry Kane equaled Maradona's long-standing record. Photo: Shutterstock

Though this record of six has been held by Diego Maradona's goals for Argentina from 1986-1994, England's Harry Kane has now equaled his achievement. His penalty against Colombia in the second round on 3 July 2018 was his sixth goal of the tournament having scored twice against Tunisia and a hat-trick against Panama in the group stages.

10. Most FIFA World Cup finals goals by a team

Brazil may not have taken home the trophy this year, but they have reclaimed the record for Most FIFA World Cup finals goals by a team, . Their all-time tally now stands at 229 scored between 1934 and 2018 and takes the record back from Germany who came into the tournament on 224 goals (Brazil were the previous record holders before that on 221).

11. Most FIFA World Cup matches won by a team (overall)

Neymar and Paulinho helped Brazil reclaim two records. Photo: Shutterstock

In addition to the goals record, Most FIFA World Cup finals goals by a team, Brazil also hold this equally impressive record, winning 73 matches of a total of 109 played. 

Their 73rd victory came during their second round match against Mexico on Monday 2 July, which they won 2-0.

12. Most FIFA World Cup appearances with the same national team by a coach

The record wasn't broken, but matched on by Uruguay coach Óscar Tabárez, who has now managed the national side at four World Cups; 1990, 2010, 2014 and 2018. 

He shares this record with Walter Winterbottom who managed England at the 1950, 1954, 1958 and 1962 World Cup tournaments, and Helmut Schön who managed West Germany in 1966, 1970, 1974 and 1978.

13. Most games as head coach of the same international football team

Óscar Tabárez leaves Russia with two records. Photo: Shutterstock

Óscar Tabárez (Uruguay) has left the World Cup with not one, but two records! 

In addition his title of Most FIFA World Cup appearances with the same national team by a coach, he has also achieved the record for Most games as head coach of the same international team, with a grand total of 185 games, his most recent match being Uruguay's quarter-final appearance against eventual champions, France.

14. Oldest player in a football (soccer) FIFA World Cup

All eyes were on Mohamed Salah as Egypt prepared for their World Cup campaign.

However goalkeeper Essam El-Hadary left Russia as a record holder; at 45 years 161 days he became the Oldest player in a FIFA World Cup, beating the previous record by more than two years.

Despite saving a penalty during his side’s match against Saudi Arabia, El-Hadary and Egypt lost 2-1 and left the World Cup without a victory.

15. Most FIFA World Cup finals as captain

When 39-year-old Rafael Marquez took to the field for Mexico against Germany on Friday 17 June he set a new record at five having led his national in the 2002, 2006, 2010, 2014 and 2018 tournaments.