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World XI – Jakob Gisik

Goalkeeper Hugo Lloris (France) Lloris edges out Golden Glove winner Thibaut Courtois as the starting goalkeeper. The French captain wasn’t required as often as his Belgian counterpart but was superb when called upon. He kept a tournament high four clean sheets and made a series of diving saves, most notably against Uruguay and Belgium, to […]

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World XI – Vincent Smith-Koppie

Goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois (Belgium) Thibaut Courtois finished the World Cup with a tournament-high 27 saves including some special efforts in the quarter-final to knock out Brazil. Courtois is also a great distributor of the ball, even starting the move which saw Belgium beat Japan in the last minute of stoppage time during the round-of-16. Defenders […]

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World XI – Ben James

Goalkeeper – Kasper Schmeichel (Denmark) The main reason behind Denmark’s group stage survival, Kasper more than lived up to his legendary father Peter’s name with a stunning 91.3 per cent save rate. He almost dragged them further, saving a Luka Modrić penalty in extra-time in the round-of-16 before saving a further two spot kicks in […]

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World XI – Michael Djordjieski

Goalkeeper – Jordan Pickford (England) The 24-year-old Everton shot stopper was immense for England throughout the tournament. Pickford arguably produced the save of the competition in the dying embers of the Three Lions’ match against Colombia in the round of 16. Defenders Yerry Mina (Colombia) Mina was superb for an underwhelming Colombian team albeit without […]

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World XI – Josh Knox

Goalkeeper – Guillermo Ochoa (Mexico) Ochoa only featured in the four matches but made a whopping 25 saves in the process and kept an all-important clean sheet against the Germans. With a deeper run in the tournament, it would have been no surprise to see Ochoa pick up the Golden Glove. Left Back – Kieran […]

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World XI – Dominic Unwin

Goalkeeper – Jordan Pickford Gareth Southgate’s decision to leave veteran Joe Hart out of England’s squad paid off after Pickford stood up to claim the No.1 shirt. Despite having only made his England debut in November last year the Everton custodian has had a fine tournament. A steady pair of hands and pulled off a […]

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World XI

Our team of reporters has covered every minute of every match. We asked some to pick their team of the World Cup. Jakob Gisik Vincent Smith-Koppie Ben James Josh Knox Dominic Unwin Michael Djordjieski

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The World Cup final

France 4 v Croatia 2 Match report Live commentary Moscow

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3rd place play-off

Belgium 2 v England 0 Match report Live commentary St Petersburg

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The World Cup Show podcast – Episode 9

After 64 matches, 169 goals and a few VAR controversies, France has emerged as the World Cup winner, ending the Croatian fairytale in a pulsating final. Join Etta, Josh, Vincent and Michael as they review Russia 2018. Listen to Episode 9 here.

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World XI – Jakob Gisik

Goalkeeper Hugo Lloris (France) Lloris edges out Golden Glove winner Thibaut Courtois as the starting goalkeeper. The French captain wasn’t […]

World XI – Vincent Smith-Koppie

Goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois (Belgium) Thibaut Courtois finished the World Cup with a tournament-high 27 saves including some special efforts in […]

World XI – Ben James

Goalkeeper – Kasper Schmeichel (Denmark) The main reason behind Denmark’s group stage survival, Kasper more than lived up to his […]

World XI – Michael Djordjieski

Goalkeeper – Jordan Pickford (England) The 24-year-old Everton shot stopper was immense for England throughout the tournament. Pickford arguably produced […]

World XI – Josh Knox

Goalkeeper – Guillermo Ochoa (Mexico) Ochoa only featured in the four matches but made a whopping 25 saves in the […]

World XI – Dominic Unwin

Goalkeeper – Jordan Pickford Gareth Southgate’s decision to leave veteran Joe Hart out of England’s squad paid off after Pickford […]