Iceland's Johann Berg Gudmundsson (at left) celebrating his goal with team-mates Birkir Bjarnason (centre) and Gylfi Sigurdsson (at right) during the Fifa World Cup 2018 qualification match against Kosovo in Reykjavik on Oct 9. Iceland have become the smallest country ever to qualify for football's biggest tournament.
The 2013 Wimbledon champion Marion Bartoli announcing her comeback to the circuit at the French Tennis Federation's national training centre in Paris on Dec 20.
WE are less than 48 hours away from ushering in a brand-new year, and there's already so much to look forward to in the world of sports in 2018.
I'm licking my lips in anticipation of all the sporting action that's set to unfold over the next 12 months.