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#World Cup 2018

# world-cup-2018 - Today’s News

Franz Beckenbauer welcomes Deschamps to special club of World Cup winners

Both Beckenbauer and Didier Deschamps have won the World Cup as a player and a manager.

# world-cup-2018 - Yesterday’s News

Neymar's theatrics and Brian Kerr's famous punditry - Our writers review the World Cup

Our thoughts following a campaign which saw France come out on top as champions.

After emulating Pele's feat, France's Mbappe says 'no sleep for me'

The 19-year-old was handed the best young player of the tournament award.

# world-cup-2018 - Sunday 15 July, 2018

Party begins as delirious French revel in World Cup victory Joy

Party begins as delirious French revel in World Cup victory

Cheers rang out throughout the country for each of four goals in the final.

World Cup winner Giroud ends tournament without a shot on target after 546 minutes

Olivier Giroud’s poor World Cup in front of goal continued in France’s 4-2 win against Croatia.

Ronaldo arrives in Turin ahead of Juventus unveiling Superstar This post contains videos

Ronaldo arrives in Turin ahead of Juventus unveiling

There the five-time Ballon d’Or winner will sign a four-year contract worth a reported €30 million

Consolation for Luka Modric as he wins World Cup Golden Ball

The Real Madrid star could not guide his side to victory in this afternoon’s World Cup final.

Pogba and Mbappe fire France to World Cup glory Champions This post contains videos

Pogba and Mbappe fire France to World Cup glory

Didier Deschamps’ men overcame Croatia 4-2.

As it happened: France vs Croatia, World Cup final Liveblog This post contains a poll

As it happened: France vs Croatia, World Cup final

We went minute-by-minute as France and Croatia battled it out in Moscow’s Luzhniki Stadium for world football’s highest honour.

Did the officials make the right call? Controversial VAR decision boosts France Have Your Say This post contains a poll This post contains videos

Did the officials make the right call? Controversial VAR decision boosts France

Croatia were left feeling hard done by in this afternoon’s World Cup final.

N'Golo Kante 'has been the best player at the World Cup'

The 27-year-old may not push himself into the spotlight, but the ex-Barcelona striker thinks he could be decisive in the biggest game of all

'There are people of many different origins, that's what makes France so beautiful'

A wave of optimism has swept the nation ahead of today’s World Cup final.

'There are special days in life that will be remembered forever. Today is such a day'

Croatian red-and-white chequerboard patterns are everywhere today.

Is the World Cup still the biggest prize in football?

With the Premier League among other competitions more popular than ever, has the international game lost some of its allure?

# world-cup-2018 - Saturday 14 July, 2018

Three Lions taste defeat as Belgium round off World Cup campaign with third place

Goals from Thomas Meunier and Eden Hazard saw Roberto Martinez’s side earn a comfortable win.

As it happened: Belgium vs England, World Cup third place play-off

We went minute-by-minute as Belgium and England battled in Saint Petersburg vying for bronze.

Do you agree with our 2018 World Cup team of the tournament?

Tottenham and England star Kieran Trippier is among the players to make the cut.

With a lower population than the Republic of Ireland, how Croatia continue to defy the footballing odds

Experts say sporting success comes mostly in ball sports because they are cheaper to play.

# world-cup-2018 - Friday 13 July, 2018

Fifa wants TV cameras to avoid any 'suggestions of sexual connotations'

Football’s world governing body sent AFP a statement about its policy.

'If we stopped Messi, Eriksen and Kane, we can stop Mbappe and Griezmann too'

Croatia manager Zlatko Dalic is confident of his side’s chances in this weekend’s World Cup final against France.

# world-cup-2018 - Thursday 12 July, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Heroes, waistcoats and Lions: What did the English papers make of last night's loss? Red Tops

Heroes, waistcoats and Lions: What did the English papers make of last night's loss?

The English team lost last night’s semi-final to Croatia.

'We really believed we could go another stage' - Southgate disappointed after World Cup exit

The England boss is proud of his side’s run to the semi-final, but admitted he was frustrated to see their tournament ended before the final.

'They suddenly realised I was underneath them' - The photographer who became part of Croatia's goal celebration

Yuri Cortez was still quick enough to take some pictures after he was freed from the pile-on. .

The emperor's new waistcoat? After darts and delirium, England's World Cup exit has familiar feel Analysis This post contains videos

The emperor's new waistcoat? After darts and delirium, England's World Cup exit has familiar feel

Gareth Southgate’s side suffered an extra-time semi-final loss to Croatia last night.

Croatia on fire after World Cup 'miracle' Joy

Croatia on fire after World Cup 'miracle'

It is a historic first World Cup final for the country of about four million people.

Poll: Who do you think will win the 2018 World Cup final? Have Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Who do you think will win the 2018 World Cup final?

France have a chance to emulate the heroics of their ’98 side, having beaten Belgium 1-0 on Tuesday.

# world-cup-2018 - Wednesday 11 July, 2018

Brazil legend Ronaldo: I expected more from Neymar at World Cup

The Paris Saint-Germain forward’s struggles in Russia did not go unnoticed by one of the greatest players in World Cup history

'I didn't think he'd go on to become the best centre-forward in the world'

Harry Redknapp gave the Tottenham star his senior debut, but admits to being surprise at the extent of his progress since then.

''If I'm Gareth Southgate, I'd have thought: 'Yes, we've got beaten'"

Harry Redknapp believes losing to Belgium was a great result for England as it put them on the easier side of the World Cup draw.

England 'have got some fast guys and a great manager'

Fabio Capello also highlighted Jordan Pickford as key to the Three Lions’ success.

Belgium's Courtois blasts France victory as 'shame for football'

Centre-back Samuel Umtiti’s 51st-minute header from a corner gave his side a 1-0 win.

# world-cup-2018 - Tuesday 10 July, 2018

Martinez hails 'magnificent' Belgium effort despite World Cup semi-final exit

Despite a header from Samuel Umtiti sending France into the final, the Red Devils boss was happy with his team’s performance

Are France a great team or the beneficiaries of a below-par World Cup? Analysis This post contains videos

Are France a great team or the beneficiaries of a below-par World Cup?

Les Bleus will face England or Croatia in the final after defeating Belgium tonight.

Croatia World Cup success shifts spotlight from scandal

For the past few weeks Luka Modric’s side have been on everyone’s lips in the country of around four million people.

France edge Belgium to reach World Cup final

Samuel Umtiti scored the game’s only goal.

As it happened: France vs Belgium, World Cup semi-final Liveblog This post contains a poll

As it happened: France vs Belgium, World Cup semi-final

We went minute-by-minute as France and Belgium clashed in in Saint Petersburg for a place in the World Cup final.

Here are all of the contenders in The42's Best World Cup Goals bracket

Help us to crown The42′s favourite World Cup goal. Here are the the eight contenders in all their glory.

Poll: With four teams remaining, who do you think will win the World Cup? Have Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: With four teams remaining, who do you think will win the World Cup?

One of Belgium, France, England or Croatia will prevail on Sunday.

# world-cup-2018 - Monday 9 July, 2018

'Three Lions' roars up charts as England prepare for World Cup semi It's Coming Home This post contains videos

'Three Lions' roars up charts as England prepare for World Cup semi

The song is one of the UK’s best-selling singles of all time.

Croatia star recalls 'great experience' in Premier League

Andrej Kramaric is hoping to start for Zlatko Dalic’s side in Moscow on Wednesday.

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