# World Cup Final

This year
Ireland U20s suffer heartbreaking loss to France in World Cup final
Richie Murphy’s side were well beaten in the tournament’s climactic game.
Ireland U20s suffer heartbreaking loss to France in World Cup final
Richie Murphy’s side were well beaten in the tournament’s climactic game.
Last year
Football Family: Aftermath to the greatest of finals
Gavin Cooney describes the scene in the joyful moments after the final whistle.
Three France players ill two days before World Cup final
Pair who formed central defensive partnership against Morocco did not train today.
All time
Repeat of World Cup final in store as Ireland learn opponents for 2020 Olympics
Sean Dancer’s side are set to face the Netherlands among others.
Rassie's sensational Springboks stun England to claim World Cup crown
Superb tries from wings Makazole Mapimpi and Cheslin Kolbe capped a complete display.
'The only way we know is fighting fire with fire' - Boks believe in their resilience
England are the favourites for Saturday’s World Cup final but the Boks will apply pressure.
Erasmus' Boks set up World Cup final with England after edging Wales
Handré Pollard’s place-kicking was crucial as the Boks edged the semi-final in Yokohama.
USA v Netherlands, Women's World Cup final
USA faced Netherlands in women’s football’s biggest game.
An Irishwoman will be one of the officials in charge of this Sunday's World Cup final
Michelle O’Neill will be an assistant referee for the match between USA and Netherlands.
USA book World Cup final spot as 10-woman England denied by VAR and penalty miss
Steph Houghton missed a late spot-kick as the defending world champions ran out 2-1 winners in Lyon.
'More than half of the global population' tuned into record-breaking World Cup
Fifa has released tv figures from the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
Watch: Didier Deschamps' half-time team talk at the World Cup final
The France manager gave a composed and measured speech in the dressing room before his went on to win the final.
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.
'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. .
Irish gymnast secures fourth-place finish at World Cup in Qatar
It was a day to remember for Rhys McClenaghan in Doha.
Irish teenager leads the show-jumping World Cup final
Bertram Allen is the man to catch after round one.
Germany win the World Cup after Götze's extra-time volley
The match had finished 0-0 after 90 minutes but the Bayern Munich attacker grabbed a late goal.
How Twitter reacted to Bill O'Herlihy's final appearance on the RTÉ panel
#Okeydoke is trending in Ireland tonight.
Late replacement Kramer forced out of World Cup final with suspected concussion
The Borussia Moenchengladbach midfielder was substituted 32 minutes into his competitive international debut.
Germany v Argentina, 2014 World Cup final
The eyes of the world were on the Maracanã tonight. Relive the 2014 World Cup final in our minute-by-minute report.
7 animals who really want to watch the World Cup final with you
They’d certainly win the World Cup in ADORABLE.
No, North Korea didn't tell its citizens they're in the World Cup final
Lots of people were duped by a parody. Again.
Tired and bruised Argentina keeping emotions in check with the prize in sight
La Albiceleste have a day less to rest but they will have to show even more discipline against the Germans on Sunday.
Maracanã awaits Messi and Argentina after Dutch undone by penalties
La Albiceleste defeated the Netherlands 4-2 in a shootout to book their place with Germany in Sunday’s final.
London 2012: Introducing… Natalya Coyle
Ireland’s first modern pentathlon representative since the 1980s is a prodigious 21-year-old.
Plus ca change... Lievremont names same French side for World Cup decider
France coach trusts the men who got him to the tournament decider as Les Bleus attempt to shock the All Blacks.
Watch: Heartbreak for USA as Japan win Women's World Cup for first time
Japan twice came from behind to bring the tie to penalties, where the came out on top 3-1. Check it out here.
Torres tears thigh muscle
America’s World Cup record