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France Beats Croatia in a thrilling final.

France won the Fifa World Cup for the second time by overcoming Croatia’s bold challenge in a thrilling final in Moscow’s Luzhniki Stadium. Didier Deschamps’ side repeated the success on home soil at France ’98 by a margin that hardly looked possible as Croatia stood toe-to-toe with the favourites for …

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Belgium Finish Third after Beating England in Play-off

England’s World Cup campaign in Russia ended with a 2-0 defeat by Belgium in St Petersburg that meant the Three Lions finished in fourth place. Gareth Southgate’s team were unable to bounce back from the despair of Wednesday’s extra-time loss against Croatia in the semi-final in Moscow – but this …

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France Beats Belgium to Reach World Cup Final

France will face England or Croatia in the World Cup final after edging past European neighbours Belgium in the semi-final in St Petersburg. Defender Samuel Umtiti scored the winning goal for the 1998 champions in the second half with a towering header from Antoine Griezmann’s corner. Didier Deschamps’ side were …

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World Cup 2018: Croatia’s Domagoj Vida cleared to play against England

Croatia’s Domagoj Vida can play against England in Wednesday’s World Cup semi-final despite featuring in a pro-Ukraine video. Fifa outlaws political statements and said it had issued the Besiktas centre-back, 29, with a warning after the video was published online following Croatia’s win against hosts Russia. Coach Ognjen Vukojevic posted …

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World Cup 2018: How Jordan Pickford became England’s number one

England goalkeeper Jordan Pickford’s reputation and profile has soared at this World Cup. The 24-year-old followed up his penalty shootout heroics in the last-16 tie against Colombia with another stellar display on Saturday to help Gareth Southgate’s side overcome Sweden and reach their first World Cup semi-final for 28 years. …

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Croatia Knocks Out Russia on Penalties

Russia’s remarkable World Cup run ended in a heart-breaking quarter-final defeat on penalties as Croatia bounced back from a late extra-time equaliser to set up a last-four meeting with England. Defender Mario Fernandes, who had brought his side level through a header in the 115th-minute, missed what proved to be …

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