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Dermot Gallagher: France penalty decision against Croatia wrong

Former Premier League referee Dermot Gallagher says the decision to give France a penalty against Croatia in Sunday's World Cup final in Moscow was "100 per cent" wrong.
Luka Modric, Kylian Mbappe

World Cup: Luka Modric, Kylian Mbappe, Harry Kane, Antoine Griezmann scoop FIFA-Adidas awards

The French team were not the only winners of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia as the curtains were drawn on Sunday in Moscow. Other winners included Luka Modric, the magical midfielder for runners up, Croatia.
France players celebrate with Didier Deschamps, Manager of France following their sides victory in the 2018 FIFA World Cup Final - Getty Images

France set to welcome FIFA World Cup heroes

Victorious France were set to return to a heroes’ welcome on Monday after winning the World Cup for the second time with a rollercoaster 4-2 victory over Croatia which set off chaotic celebrations at home.
Conor McGregor has described Russian President Vladimir Putin as one of the greatest leaders of our time, after attending the World Cup final as his guest

Conor McGregor attends World Cup final as Vladimir Putin’s guest

Conor McGregor has described Russian President Vladimir Putin as "one of the greatest leaders of our time", after attending the World Cup final as his guest.
Argentina boss Jorge Sampaoli

Argentina FA sacks coach Jorge Sampaoli

The Argentine Football Association (AFA) has announced Jorge Sampaoli will not continue as national team head coach following a chaotic World Cup.
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Russia hands over World Cup host to Qatar

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Sunday handed over mantle of the World Cup host to the emir of Qatar whose country will stage the 2022 edition of the tournament.
Antoine Griezmann

Three things we learned from France’s World Cup final win

France are world champions for a second time as Les Bleus ran wild while Croatia’s energy reserves ran dry to win a thrilling World Cup final 4-2 in Moscow on Sunday.
France players celebrate winning the World Cup following the 2018 FIFA World Cup Final - Getty Images

Donald Trump hails ‘extraordinary’ France for World Cup win

US President Donald Trump quickly sent congratulations to France after their World Cup win over Croatia on Sunday, and also praised Russia’s president for hosting the tournament.
France v Croatia - 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Final - Getty Images

In World Cup final, you don’t give that penalty – Croatia coach

Croatia coach, Zlatko Dalić, has condemned the penalty that gave France the second goal in the just-concluded World Cup Final in Russia.
France players celebrate winning the World Cup following the 2018 FIFA World Cup Final - Getty Images

Gary Neville: France deserved to win 2018 World Cup

Former England defender Gary Neville has insisted that France deserved to prevail at the 2018 World Cup.
Didier Deschamps

Didier Deschamps: France World Cup win ‘supreme coronation’

France's World Cup win was the "supreme coronation" after the "hurt" of losing in the last European Championship final, said coach Didier Deschamps.
Kylian Mbappe

Ro Ferdinand: Kylian Mbappe will be the best in the world

Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are "handing over their crown" as the world's best players to teenage France forward Kylian Mbappe, says former England defender Rio Ferdinand.
Kylian Mbappe of France celebrates victory following the 2018 FIFA World Cup Final - Getty Images

France’s Kylian Mbappe wins FIFA Young Player Award

England striker Harry Kane has won the Golden Boot at the 2018 World Cup after finishing the tournament with the highest number of goals.
Belgium players pose for a photo after receiving their third place medals - Getty Images

Belgium squad handed hero’s welcome on World Cup return

Belgium’s soccer team received a hero’s welcome in Brussels on Sunday, after achieving their best-ever World Cup result in Russia.
The World Cup final was interrupted on Sunday by four pitch invaders dressed in suits, in a concerted action claimed by Pussy Riot

Pussy Riot claim responsibility for World Cup final pitch invasion

The World Cup final was interrupted on Sunday by four pitch invaders dressed in suits, in a concerted action claimed by Pussy Riot.
Antoine Griezmann

France beat Croatia to claim World Cup glory

France won their second World Cup on Sunday with a 4-2 win over Croatia, with Didier Deschamps becoming the third person to win the trophy as a player and a manager.
Belgium manager Roberto Martinez

Roberto Martinez denies Spain contact before Luis Enrique appointment

Roberto Martinez says he was not contacted by the Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) ahead of their appointment of Luis Enrique as head coach.
May 24, 2018. Russian President Vladimir Putin, and French President Emmanuel Macron, third left, during a meeting in Konstantin Palace, Strelna on the sidelines of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum - Sputnik

Emmanuel Macron congratulates Vladimir Putin for hosting ‘perfect’ World Cup

French President Emmanuel Macron congratulated Russia’s President Putin for his “perfect” organisation of the World Cup as the two leaders prepared to watch the final on Sunday.
France fans enjoy the pre match atmosphere prior to the 2018 FIFA World Cup Final - Getty Images

France and Croatia name unchanged teams for World Cup final

France and Croatia go into Sunday’s World Cup final in Moscow with the same starting line-ups as in their semi-final wins over Belgium and England respectively.
Russia 2018

2018 World Cup breaks viewing record

The 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia has broken viewing records across streaming platforms as number of soccer fans tuning in on a variety of devices reach alarming proportion.
Kylian Mbappe of France celebrates with teammate Antoine Griezmann after scoring | Getty Images

Kaka: We’re blessed to watch Kylian Mbappe

Former Brazil star Kaka has hailed Kylian Mbappe for his maturity and says fans of the global game are "blessed" to see the France teenager at the World Cup.
Kylian Mbappe

World Cup: Kylian Mbappe should win Ballon d’Or prize – Didier Drogba

Former Chelsea striker, Didier Drogba, has tipped France forward, Kylian Mbappe, to win the Ballon D’Or award.

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Manchester United boss heaps praise on Edinson Cavani, hopes he will stay

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Freddie Ljungberg hopes Mikel Arteta keeps Arsenal job after Europa League exit

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U.S. citizens among those killed in Israeli festival disaster

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