The madridistas' involvement at the World Cup

Varane crowned world champion with France after an excellent final final against Modric and Kovacic's Croatia.
Varane’s French team become world champions after beating Modric and Kovacic’s Croatian national team in the Russian final. The Real Madrid centre back returned to lead Deschamps’ defence in the 4-2 win. For their part, the two Whites’ midfielders finished World Cup runners-up with their national team.

Final: France-Croatia (4-2)
Semi-finals: France-Belgium (1-0)
Quarter-finals: Uruguay-France (0-2)​
Last 16: France-Argentina (4-3)
Group stage
France-Australia (2-1)
France-Peru (1-0)
Denmark-France (0-0)
Varane’s
side were crowned champions at the World Cup in Russia after beating Croatia in the final. Varane, who had played every minute before the final, was again involved for the whole game. Previously, France had overcome Argentina in the second round, Uruguay in the quarter-finals (with the Real Madrid player scoring) and Belgium in the semi-finals. In the group stage, France qualified for the second round after finishing top of their group, ahead of Denmark, Peru and Australia.

Final: France-Croatia (4-2)
Semi-finals: Croatia-England (2-1)
Quarter-finals: Russia-Croatia (2-2, 3-4 on penalties)
Last 16: Croatia-Denmark (1-1, 3-2 on penalties)
Group stage
Croatia-Nigeria (2-0)
Argentina-Croatia (0-3)
Iceland-Croatia (1-2)

Modric and Kovacic finished runners-up at the World Cup. In the decisive match against France, the Croatian captain started, while Kovacic did not play. The Balkans were top in Group D, beating Argentina, Nigeria and Iceland. Then, they won in the second round against Denmark, they beat Russia in the quarter-finals and England in the semi-finals. Modric was chosen player of the match three times and scored two goals.

Quarter-finals: Brazil-Belgium (1-2)
Last 16: Brazil-Mexico (2-0)
Group stage
Brazil-Switzerland (1-1)
Brazil-Costa Rica (2-0)
Serbia-Brazil (0-2)

Brazil went out to Belgium in one of the best matches of the World Cup. Marcelo started on the left side after recovering from his injury, while Casemiro was suspended.

Last 16: Spain-Russia (1-1. Penalties 3-4)
Group stage
Portugal-Spain (3-3)
Iran-Spain (0-1)
Spain-Morocco (2-2)

The Spanish side, including Ramos, Isco, Carvajal, Asensio and Nacho, were knocked out on penalties against the hosts, Russia. Hierro's side qualified for the last 16 after topping Group B ahead of Portugal, Iran and Morocco. Nacho and Isco have both scored in the tournament.

Last-16: Uruguay-Portugal (2-1)
Group stage
Portugal-Spain (3-3)
Portugal-Morocco (1-0)
Iran-Portugal (1-1)

Cristiano Ronaldo started for Portugal and played the full 90 minutes against Uruguay in the last 16. The game finished with a 2-1 loss for Portugal. The madridista bows out of the World Cup having scored four goals in the Group Stages.

Group stage
Morocco-Iran (0-1)
Portugal-Morocco (1-0)
Spain-Morocco (2-2)

Morocco netted the first goals of their World Cup campaign in their meeting with Spain and picked up their only point in the group stage. Achraf featured in all three games but Morocco were unable to come through Group B

Costa Rica-Serbia (0-1)
Brazil-Costa Rica (2-0)
Switzerland-Costa Rica (2-2)

Keylor Navas was his side's number 1 in all three games, his team managing a draw in their final clash with Switzerland. However, Costa Rica did not make it through to the last-16 after losing to Serbia and Brazil. 

Germany - Mexico (0-1)
Germany - Sweden (2-1)
South Korea - Germany (2-0)

Germany fell short of a spot in the last-16 as they lost to South Korea in the final Group F game. Kroos netted once and started all three games, but his Germany side failed to advance past the group stage.