The World Cup always offers players a chance to prove themselves on the biggest stage. Sometimes that even means a lucrative move to a bigger clubs afterward (see Golden Boot winner James Rodriguez moving from Monaco to Real Madrid four years ago).
But which players' values have gone up? And which have gone down after their exploits in Russia?
Here is a list of those whose stock has changed since the start of the World Cup.
TURIN, Italy -- Cristiano Ronaldo made a spectacular entrance as a Juventus player on Monday with the Serie A champions giving thought to everything -- apparently also including the weather. At the end of a day in which thousands of fans were given a glimpse of their new idol, Ronaldo's arrival at the Allianz Stadium for his official presentation to the media was met with a resonant clap of thunder.
It was apt, considering how Juve's players are welcomed onto the field for their games to the...
TURIN, Italy -- Monday morning in Turin. The beginning of another working week in Italy's motor city. It's grey outside and the heavens look like they could open at any time. But the atmosphere contrasts with the mood. Outside the Allianz Stadium, the Juventus fans are on each other's shoulders. They are stood on bollards and hanging off road signs. They are four or five rows deep against the crash barriers. And they can't stop singing.
Moments ago, Cristiano Ronaldo stepped out of the glass...
🎙 @Cristiano: "Winning the Ballon d'Or is not something that I take into account. I always want to win and be the best. If things were to go well, I might have the chance to win it, but it is not something that I lose sleep over."#CR7DAY#CR7JUVE