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Football: VAR World Cup final penalty should not have been given, says Dalic

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Croatia head coach Zlatko Dalic feels World Cup final referee Nestor Pitana was wrong to award France a penalty that contributed to his side’s 4-2 defeat in Moscow. ...
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Football: Argentina dismiss Sampaoli after chaotic World Cup

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The Argentine Football Association (AFA) has announced Jorge Sampaoli will not continue as national team head coach following a chaotic World Cup. A 3-0 group stage defeat to ...
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Football: Rami: France deserve World Cup glory

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Adil Rami claimed the French public deserve a second World Cup title after a 4-2 final victory over Croatia on Sunday. Didier Deschamps’ France were at their ruthless ...
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Football: World Cup 2018 diary: Final fever, Belgium’s royal welcome and all aboard the Mbappe train

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The World Cup came to a close on Sunday as France and Croatia went toe-to-toe in a thrilling final at the Luzhniki Stadium. Les Bleus triumphed 4-2 in ...
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Football: World Cup triumph buries Euro disappointment for Deschamps

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France head coach Didier Deschamps described his side’s World Cup triumph as “the supreme coronation” as victory buried the memory of their defeat in the European Championship final ...
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Football: Deschamps joins elite club, Mbappe second to Pele – the best stats from the World Cup final

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France won their second World Cup on Sunday with a thrilling 4-2 victory over Croatia in Moscow. It means that Didier Deschamps is only the third person to ...
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Football: Belgium’s Courtois wins World Cup Golden Glove

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Thibaut Courtois has won the Golden Glove award for the best goalkeeper at the 2018 World Cup. Belgium goalkeeper Courtois was influential in his side’s run to the ...
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Football: World Cup final player ratings: Griezmann, Mbappe inspire France as Croatia fall short

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Antoine Griezmann and Kylian Mbappe inspired France to a 4-2 World Cup final victory over Croatia. Griezmann delivered a free-kick for Mario Mandzukic’s own-goal opener before converting a ...
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Football: World Cup winner Giroud ends tournament without shot on target

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World Cup winner Olivier Giroud has ended his campaign without a single shot on target in 546 minutes of action. The Chelsea striker played 81 minutes of Les ...
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Football: Modric wins World Cup Golden Ball

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Luka Modric has won the Golden Ball for the best player at the 2018 World Cup. The Croatia captain and Real Madrid midfielder inspired his side to the ...
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Football: Mbappe wins World Cup Young Player award

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World Cup winner Kylian Mbappe has won the FIFA Young Player award for his performances at Russia 2018. The Paris Saint-Germain star is the second France player in ...
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Football: Deschamps redeemed as France win World Cup final for the ages

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“Today, I say it with more conviction: this was the best World Cup ever.” That was FIFA president Gianni Infantino in Moscow, 48 hours before France would play ...
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Football: Kane wins World Cup Golden Boot

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Harry Kane has won the Golden Boot for the 2018 World Cup. The England captain scored six times in seven appearances to claim the prize for the tournament’s ...
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Football: France 4 Croatia 2: Pogba and Mbappe seal thrilling World Cup triumph

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France’s array of superstars came out to shine as Antoine Griezmann, Paul Pogba and Kylian Mbappe fired them to World Cup glory with an emphatic 4-2 win over ...
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Football: Croatia plots ‘football Brexit’ as England World Cup semi looms

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Excitement was building in Croatia on Wednesday ahead of the World Cup semi-final against England, with tens of thousands of fans expected to watch the match on public ...
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Football: England braces for World Cup lift-off

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“Time for Lift Off! Moscow Awaits”. England’s Jesse Lingard captured the mood of a nation barely able to contain its excitement as the World Cup semi-final against Croatia ...
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Football: French defensive strength key to World Cup charge

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France have a much-vaunted attack but it is their defence marshalled by Samuel Umtiti and Raphael Varane that is impressing at the World Cup — at both ends ...
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U-20 Women World Cup: Super Falconets to open camp in May – Danjuma

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  Super Falconets Head Coach, Christopher Danjuma has revealed that the team’s World Cup camp will be opened as early as May ahead of the FIFA Mundial taking place in August. In a brief chat with brila.net, Danjuma confirmed that the team will open camp in May in order to get things right before the commencement of the tournament in August. The football tactician also disclosed that there are still chances for new players in his team as the managers will scout for more legs before heading to the World Cup. The Falconets will compete in Group D alongside powerhouses in female football, Germany, Haiti, and China. The tournament will be held in France between 5 and 24 August 2018, who will also host the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup a year later. North Korea are the defending champions ...
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