France win World Cup after beating Croatia in Moscow thriller


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Photo: Vive la France!

Fans celebrate on the Arc de Triomphe-framed Champs Elysées in Paris yesterday after France defeated Croatia 4-2 in the final match at the 2018 soccer World Cup played in Moscow, Russia. It is France's second World Cup win in 20 years. (Photo: AP) More

Vive la France! And a lot of other nations, too

MOSCOW (AP) — Antoine Griezmann's father emigrated from Germany, and the France forward's mother is of Portuguese decent.Paul Pogba's parents arrived from Guinea.Kylian Mbappe's dad is from Cameroon, his mom Algerian. More

Hazard, Belgium too good for England in World Cup play-off

SAINT PETERSBURG, Russia (AFP) — Belgium achieved their best World Cup finish as goals from Thomas Meunier and Eden Hazard secured a 2-0 victory over England in yesterday's third-place play-off in Saint Petersburg. More

#WC2018: France clinches World Cup with win over Croatia

MOSCOW, Russia (AP) — France has clinched its second World Cup title with a 4-2 win over Croatia in a dramatic final in Moscow featuring a series of firsts and a pitch invasion orchestrated by Russian protest group Pussy Riot. More

#WC2018: France leads Croatia 2-1 at halftime

MOSCOW, Russia — The first half ended with thunder rolling over Moscow after France regained the lead from an Antoine Griezmann penalty in the 38th minute following the first use of video review in a World Cup final. More

#WC2018: France and Croatia name unchanged teams for World Cup final

 MOSCOW, Russia (AFP) — France and Croatia go into Sunday's World Cup final in Moscow with the same starting line-ups as in their semi-final wins over Belgium and England respectively. More

Cup of dreams

MOSCOW, Russia (AFP) — A month on and 63 games later, the 2018 World Cup reaches its climax today as a young France side spearheaded by Kylian Mbappe and Antoine Griezmann look to win the trophy for the second time when they take on Croatia in Moscow. More


Antoine Griezmann (left) and Luka Modric More

Road to the final

MOSCOW, Russia (AFP) — France play Croatia in the World Cup final at Moscow's Luzhniki Stadium today. Here is each team's path to the showpiece match. FranceGroup stage More

#WC2018: Belgium beat England 2-0 in third-place playoff

SAINT PETERSBURG, Russia (AFP) — Belgium achieved their best World Cup finish as goals from Thomas Meunier and Eden Hazard secured a 2-0 victory over England in today's third-place playoff in Saint Petersburg. More

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