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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.
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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.
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.
Ivan Rakitic will play his 71st game of the season in the final against France. Jean Catuffe-Getty Images

Croatia’s Ivan Rakitic promises ‘excess energy’ for World Cup final

Croatia midfielder Ivan Rakitic insisted fatigue will not be an issue for the biggest game of his career despite being pushed to three periods of extra-time to make Sunday’s World Cup final.
Mario Mandzukic of Croatia celebrates after scoring - Getty Images

Croatia beat England in extra time to reach World Cup final

Croatia will take on France in the World Cup final -- their first ever appearance in one -- after beating England 2-1 in extra time in Moscow thanks to a Mario Mandzukic goal.
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Croatia oust Russia in another shootout to reach World Cup semifinals

Croatia won a second consecutive penalty shootout 4-3 to advance to the World Cup semifinals, ending the tournament for hosts Russia, who had equalised late in extra time.
Croatia's Danijel Subasic unveiled the touching tribute after becoming a national hero with his three shoot-out saves - EPA

FIFA warns Danijel Subasic over tribute to dead friend

Croatia goalkeeper Danijel Subasic was issued a warning by FIFA after his team’s World Cup victory over Denmark for revealing a T-shirt with a message honouring a former teammate who died a decade ago from injuries suffered during a match.
Croatia's midfielder Luka Modric and Croatia's forward Mario Mandzukic attend a training session in in Sochi on July 3, 2018, ahead of the Russia 2018 World Cup quarter-final football match between Russia and Croatia on July 7. - AFP - Adrian DENNIS

Croatia look to seize moment against World Cup hosts Russia

Croatia are targeting the World Cup semi-finals for the first time since 1998 -- when they made their debut as an independent nation on football's biggest stage.
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World Cup: Croatia fined over products display

The FIFA Disciplinary Committee on Friday in Moscow wielded its axe again by punishing the Croatian Football Association with a fine of 70,000 Swiss Francs and a warning about a player.
Croatia's coach Zlatko Dalic reacts during the Russia 2018 World Cup round of 16 football match between Croatia and Denmark at the Nizhny Novgorod Stadium in Nizhny Novgorod on July 1, 2018. - AFP PHOTO - Johannes EISELE -

Croatia coach: We don’t want to stop here

Zlatko Dalic said he wanted Croatia's World Cup adventure to continue past the quarter-finals after his team secured a last eight spot with a dramatic penalty shootout victory over Denmark.
Danijel Subasic of Croatia celebrates saving the first penalty from Christian Eriksen - Getty Images

Croatia win penalty shootout to reach quarter-finals

Croatia beat Denmark 3-2 in a penalty shootout to reach the quarter-finals of the World Cup on Sunday after the round of 16 clash finished deadlocked at 1-1 after 90 minutes and extra time at the Nizhny Novgorod Stadium.
NIZHNY NOVGOROD, RUSSIA - JUNE 21: Luka Modric of Croatia celebrates after scoring his team's second goal during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group D match between Argentina and Croatia at Nizhny Novgorod Stadium on June 21, 2018 in Nizhny Novgorod, Ru Maja Hitij/FIFA/Getty Images

Croatia advance to knockouts with stunning defeat of Argentina

Croatia advanced to the round of 16 with a stunning 3-0 victory over Argentina on Thursday.

Falcao inspires Monaco to victory over Nantes

Radamel Falcao starred as Monaco strengthed their grip on second place in Ligue 1 with a come-from-behind 2-1 victory over Nantes in the principality on Saturday.

Rony Lopes strikes again as Monaco stumble at Rennes

Rony Lopes scored for the sixth Ligue 1 game in a row on Wednesday but Monaco were held to a 1-1 draw by a Rennes side with European ambitions of their own.

PSG see off Monaco to seal fifth straight League Cup

Paris Saint-Germain claimed their fifth consecutive French League Cup title as an Edinson Cavani double helped them ease to a 3-0 victory over Monaco in Saturday's final at Bordeaux.

Paris Saint-Germain defeat Monaco to retain Coupe de la Ligue

Kylian Mbappe cut his former club to shreds as Paris St Germain beat Monaco 3-0 to win a fifth successive Coupe de la Ligue.

Neymar puts Paris Saint-Germain on cloud nine at Monaco

Edinson Cavani and Neymar were both on target as Paris Saint-Germain edged champions Monaco 2-1 to climb nine points clear atop France's Ligue 1 on Sunday.

Croatia qualify for World Cup with Greece draw

Croatia qualified for the 2018 World Cup on Sunday by holding Greece to a 0-0 draw in the second leg of their play-off in Piraeus for a 4-1 win on aggregate.

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