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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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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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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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Socceroos’ resistance broken at the end by France

FRANCE (Griezmann 58′, Pogba 82′) AUSTRALIA (Jedinak 62′) By Jordan Mulach France has defeated Australia 2-1 in the first Group C match of the 2018 World Cup although not without resistance from the Socceroos. C'est terminé !! Viiiictoire !!! (2-1) @AntoGriezmann et @paulpogba sont les buteurs !! #FRAAUS #FiersdetreBleus pic.twitter.com/BHYG65ilrq — Equipe de France (@equipedefrance) […]

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World Cup hopes written in the stars for France

By Dominic Unwin Why they can win On paper the French boast one of the strongest squads in Russia and much like fellow challengers Germany their depth is astounding. In skipper Hugo Lloris (Tottenham Hotspur) they have a genuine world class stopper. Considering their defence is the least spectacular area his ability and experience could […]

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France

By Jordan Mulach Team: France Nickname: Les Bleus (The Blues) World Cup appearances: 15 (won in 1998) World Ranking: 7 Coach: Didier Deschamps Captain: Hugo Lloris Leading Goal Scorer: Olivier Giroud (31 goals) Player to watch: Paul Pogba A young gun who will be making his second World Cup appearance, and looking to replicate his […]

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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 […]