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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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Fabian Delph: England’s loss to Croatia will hurt ‘for the rest of our lives’

England midfielder Fabian Delph says he and his teammates will live with regret for their World Cup semifinal defeat by Croatia for the rest of their lives.
France's forward Olivier Giroud (R) speaks to France's forward Kylian Mbappe during a training session at the Luzhniki Stadium training field in Moscow on July 14, 2018 on the eve of the Russia 2018 World Cup final football match between France and Croatia. / AFP PHOTO / GABRIEL BOUYS

Goalless Olivier Giroud still a fixture in France’s World Cup line-up

Olivier Giroud has not scored a single goal for France at the World Cup but his mere physical presence will guarantee the Chelsea forward a place in Sunday's final against Croatia.
Zlatko Dalic has guided Croatia into their first final in a major tournament.

Zlatko Dalic: Croatia bracing for ‘seismic event’ in World Cup final against France

Coach Zlatko Dalic said that the World Cup final will produce "a seismic event" back home in Croatia regardless of the result against France.
Gareth Southgate, Manager of England looks on - Getty Images

Gareth Southgate: England not a top-four team, despite finishing fourth

England manager Gareth Southgate doesn't believe England are one of the world's top four teams despite finishing fourth in the 2018 World Cup on Saturday.
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

Kaka: Luka Modric makes the World Cup look easy

Luka Modric makes football look easy and deserves the chance to lead Croatia into a World Cup final , according to former Real Madrid star Kaka.
Gareth Southgate, Manager of England and England assistant manager, Steve Holland - Getty Images

Jose Mourinho: England’s future looks bright after World Cup

Jose Mourinho has told England to "believe in the process" after their World Cup campaign finished with a 2-0 defeat against Belgium in the third-place play-off on Saturday.

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US Embassy may resume Abuja consular services after Eid holidays

The U.S. Embassy has said that the suspended consular services in Abuja may resume after the Eid-el-Kabir holidays.
Musa Liman Kwande

Arewa CF: Presidency, National Assembly should concentrate on governance

The Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) on Thursday told the executive and legislative arms government to end their crisis and concentrate on delivery of good governance to Nigerians.
Rescures work among the rubble and wreckages of the Morandi motorway bridge two days after a section collapsed in Genoa on August 16, 2018.A vast span of the Morandi bridge caved in during a heavy rainstorm in the northern port city on August 14, 2018, sending about 35 cars and several trucks plunging 45 metres (150 feet) onto railway tracks below and killing at least 39 people./ AFP PHOTO / MARCO BERTORELLO

Italian bridge company under fire as rescuers toil for third day

Italy's populist government intensified its attacks Thursday on the bridge operator it blames for the viaduct collapse that killed dozens of people in Genoa, as rescuers picked through rubble on the third day of desperate efforts to find survivors.
Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, the Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC)

INEC presents certificates to new political parties

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has presented certificates to the 23 new political parties registered ahead of the 2019 general election.

Cross River government condemns acts of thuggery in Obudu by-election

Cross River Government has condemned the acts of thuggery witnessed in the Obudu State Constituency by-election held on August 11, 2018 in Obudu.