(WJBK) - Only a week into the 2018 FIFA World Cup and big moments have sent fans across the globe into a whirlwind of emotion.
Just a week in and soccer's greatest stars are breaking records, the first of 31 teams have been sent home, and fans from a certain North American country may have (definitely) caused an earthquake.
Here are some of the biggest moments so far:
1. Ronaldo's Hat Trick
Not one, not two, but three goals from football star Christiano Ronaldo in his first match of the World Cup. The Portugal forward carried his team in a Group B match against Spain on Friday, scoring all three goals for a 3-3 draw.
First a penalty gave Portgual an early lead, then Spain responded 1-1. A costly blunder by Spain goalkeeper David De Gea gave Ronaldo the chance to tie it up 2-2 with a low shot just before half-time.
Spain came back with two more goals, until CR 7 buried it in the net in the 88th minute with a free kick, tying up the game.
2. Newbie Iceland holds off Argentina
They're the underdogs who have captured the hearts of many (including Americans, who're looking for teams to support) across the world.
Iceland managed to hold off Lionel Messi-led Argentina for a 1-1 draw in Group D on Saturday at Spartak Stadium, the debutantes staying toe-to-toe with Argentina.
One play of note was when Messi missed a penalty kick in the 63th minute. This gave fuel for Ronaldo fans in the infamous and never ending who's-the-best-football-player-of-all-time Ronaldo vs. Messi debate.
I don't want to hear this Ronaldo vs Messi jibber jabber anymore. It's clear that CR7 is the G.O.A.T.— Dan Canova (@DanCanova) June 15, 2018
Cristiano Ronaldo vs Spain:— Futbol Stuff (@FutboIStuff) June 16, 2018
✅ Scored a penalty
✅ Scored a free-kick
✅ Scored from outside the box
✅ Completed a hattrick
🎯 4 shots
⚽️ 3 goals
Lionel Messi vs Iceland:
❌ Missed a penalty
❌ Missed 2 free-kicks
❌ 10 shots
❌ 0 goalspic.twitter.com/q5ehtc1Gij
Also worth noting -- Icelanders were pumped for the game as 99.6 percent of the country's tiny population of about 337,000 tuned into the match, according to the Football Associated of Iceland. They say the match was the most-watched sporting event in the country's history.
3. Mexico fans caused an earthquake, probably
Well, maybe. It was the first major upset of the World Cup - Mexico defeated defending champions Germany 1-0 on Sunday. And when that one goal was scored, something extraordinary happened.
Seismologists took to Twitter to report they detected a 4.3 magnitude earthquake just as striker Hirving Lozano sent the ball flying into Germany's goal in the 35th minute.
El #sismo detectado en la Ciudad de México se originó de manera artificial. Posiblemente por saltos masivos durante el Gol de la selección de #México en el mundial. Por lo menos dos sensores dentro de la Ciudad lo detectaron a las 11:32. pic.twitter.com/mACKesab3b— SIMMSA (@SIMMSAmex) June 17, 2018
Experts such as National Geographic later discredited the claim......
But that's no fun.
Check out some of the earth-rattling celebrations from El Tri fans:
👀that reaction from the Zocalo in Mexico City to Chucky Lozano's goal. pic.twitter.com/PcyHyfit9w— FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) June 17, 2018
4. Morocco's out
The first team was eliminated from the World Cup on Wednesday morning just a week into the month-long tournament.
Two heartbreaking losses, 0-1 against Iran on Friday and 0-1 against Portugal on Monday, sent the small North African country packing.
First an own goal from Morocco's Aziz Bouhaddouz in stoppage-time gave Iran the win:
Heartbreak for Morocco!— FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) June 15, 2018
Bouhaddouz heads it into his own net in stoppage time to give Iran the lead. pic.twitter.com/7FA7Migvk5
Then a half-strike from Ronaldo clinches the win for Portugal:
Cristiano Ronaldo does it again!— FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) June 20, 2018
He heads home the corner to put Portugal up 1-0 early against Morocco. pic.twitter.com/FDoyvInvt4
Though unable to again enough points to make it out of the group, Morocco must play once more against Spain next Monday, June 25.
This was the first World Cup that Morocco's qualified for in 20 years.
Host country on fire
Talk about home field advantage.
Russia are on fire, coming off two wins and a total of 7 goals -- 5-0 against Saudi Arabia on opening day June 14, and 3-1 against Russia on Tuesday.
The Sbornaya, which qualify automatically as the host country, was the lowest ranked team in the World Cup. Now they're on to the knockout round.
Current Standings as of Wednesday
1. Russia (2-0-0) 6 points
2. Uruguay (2-0-0) 6 points
3. Egypt (0-0-2) 0 points
4. Saudi Arabia (0-0-2), 0 points
1. Iran (1-0-0), 3 points
2. Portugal (1-1-0) 4 points
3. Spain (1-1-0) 1 point
4. Morocco (0-0-2) 0 points
1. France (1-0-0) 3 points
2. Denmark (1-0-0) 3 points
3. Peru (0-0-1) 0 points
4. Australia (0-0-1), 0 points
1. Croatia (1-0-0) 3 points
2. Argentina (0-1-0) 1 point
3. Iceland (0-1-0) 1 point
4. Nigeria (0-0-1) 0 points
1. Serbia (1-0-0) 3 points
2. Brazil (0-1-0) 1 point
3. Switzerland (0-1-0) 1 point
4. Costa Rica (0-0-1) 0 point
1. Mexico (1-0-0) 3 points
2. South Korea (0-0-1) 0 points
3. Sweden (1-0-0) 3 points
4. Germany (0-0-1) 0 points
1. Belgium (1-0-0) 3 points
2. England (1-0-0) 3 points
3. Tunisia (0-0-1) 0 points
4. Panama (0-0-1) 0 points
1. Japan (1-0-0) 3 points
2. Senegal (1-0-0) 3 points
3. Poland (0-0-1) 0 points
4. Colombia (0-0-1) 0 points