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France win World Cup final in six-goal thriller against Croatia

FRANCE 4 (Mandzukic own goal 18’, Griezmann 38’, Pogba 59’, Mbappé 65’) CROATIA 2 (Perisic 28’, Mandzukic 69’) By Jacob Gaynor A youthful Les Bleus side has beaten Croatia 4-2 in Moscow to win football’s most prestigious prize for the second time, with Didier Deschamps becoming the third person to win the trophy as a […]

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The Final: France v Croatia – Live commentary

Welcome to live commentary of the World Cup final between France and Croatia. Our reporter Sam Burge will take you through the action from the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow.

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France storm into final to end dreams of Belgium’s golden generation

FRANCE: 1 (Umtiti 51′) BELGIUM: 0 By Jesse Kemp-Segedin France is the first team into the World Cup final at Russia 2018 after shutting down Belgium’s much-vaunted attack on its way to a 1-0 victory in St Petersburg. Samuel Umtiti’s headed goal early in the second half proved the difference in a tense semi-final in […]

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Les Bleus into semi-finals as Uruguay campaign peters out

URUGUAY 0 FRANCE 2 (Varane 40’, Griezmann 61’) By Tim Warren France is through to the final four of the World Cup after a 2-0 victory over Uruguay in the quarter-final match in Nizhny Novgorod. Man-of-the-match Antoine Griezmann was absolutely pivotal in the win, providing one goal and one assist. The French will meet Belgium […]

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Dramatic from start to finish as Croatia end Denmark’s cup in shootout

CROATIA 1 (Mandzukic 4’) DENMARK 1 (M. Jorgensen 1’) CROATIA WON 3-2 ON PENALTIES By Charlie Johns Croatia is through to the quarter-finals with a 3-2 penalty shootout win over Denmark after its keeper Danijel Subasic equalled a World Cup record by saving three spot kicks in the one match. The match also set a […]

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Mbappe double for France ends Argentina’s cup

FRANCE 4 (Griezmann 13′ pen, Pavard 57′, Kylian Mbappe 64′, 68′) ARGENTINA 3 (Di Maria 41′, Mercado 48′, Aguero 90 +2) By Emma McColl #FRA #FRA #FRA We have our first quarter-finalists! #FRAARG pic.twitter.com/zcc3nDcc0l — FIFA World Cup 🏆 (@FIFAWorldCup) June 30, 2018 The 19-year-old France forward Kylian Mbappe led France to a thrilling 4-3 […]

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France and Denmark through to knockout stage after dour 0-0 draw

Denmark 0 France 0 By Sam Burge France and Denmark have played out the first 0-0 draw of the 2018 World Cup, a result which sees both teams qualify for the knockout stage from group C. With France already guaranteed a spot in the last 16 and Denmark only needing a draw to guarantee their […]

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Socceroos sent packing as Peru expose lack of finishing power

Australia 0 Peru 2 (Carrillo 18′, Guerrero 50′) By Jordan Mulach Australia’s ambitions of making it through to the knockout stages of the World Cup have been crushed by a 2-0 loss to Peru in Sochi. They’ll be dancing in the streets of Sochi & Lima. 💃🕺#AUSPER pic.twitter.com/jfbZU0lvzo — FIFA World Cup 🏆 (@FIFAWorldCup) June […]

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Socceroos 2014 to 2018 – how times have changed

By Michael Djordjieski Well beyond this World Cup tournament, there are bound to be comparisons with the approach of Socceroos coach Bert Van Marwijk and his predecessor, Ange Postecoglou who steered Australia to Russia 2018. We have begun that analysis here by showing the distinct influences, approaches and preferences of the two men in the […]

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France through to knockout stage, Peru crashes out

France: 1 (Mbappe 34’) Peru: 0 By Jordan Mulach In a game where the end result seemed inevitable, the match was unpredictable right up until the death with France having to fight to earn their way into the round-of-16 while Peru will be on its way home at the end of the group stage. C'est […]

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Getting Real About Illicit Drug Use at EDM Festivals

The electronic dance music (EDM) business, propelled by large scale music festivals, has grown to an estimated worth of $4.5 billion, […]

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 […]