"We can't do anything more to impress more, to be better ambassadors, to take on more, to play better, to do anything. It's time to move that conversation forward to the next step," she said.
Riffing on the triumphant moment, Twitter users quickly turned the photograph into a new meme celebrating their own big and small accomplishments.
After catching some flack, the French DJ offered "sincere apologies" in a video posted to Twitter.
"In the plain light of day, in front of the Russian authorities, Russian society and the whole world, we wave the flag with pride."
Iran is the only country who doesn't allow women to watch sporting events in stadiums.
Extravagant handmade costumes can be found throughout the stands.
Mexico's soccer fans' use of a homophobic chant has once again drawn the ire of FIFA.
"We have not allowed, under any circumstances, [problems] to become justifications or excuses."
"According to Russian Laws, it is an administrative offense to transfer or resell without FIFA's consent."
Hands down, the World Cup is the biggest sporting event in the world.
Russia's national side's new world ranking is its worst ever and the worst of all World Cup participants. Its first opponent will be the second lowest-ranked team.
Sometimes building what it takes to host a World Cup or other big events dovetails with a city's ambitions.
"I think I would have held my own in the NFL, but I like being the biggest on the pitch so I'll stick to football," Akinfenwa tells Newsweek.
Qualification and play-off places are still on the line.
Blazer's revelations helped bring about the fall of Sepp Blatter.
A new study of plays during the 2014 World Cup games finds protocols for head injury assessment weren't followed at least 60 percent of the time.
The Nintendo Switch, despite its record-breaking numbers, is also still an unknown commodity somewhat marred by the Wii U's failure.
Qatari referees are replaced for an upcoming match between the United Arab Emirates and Thailand.
The contest proposed by Israel would be largely symbolic, but the idea keeps resurfacing.