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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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Gareth Southgate: Belgium too strong for England

England manager Gareth Southgate has conceded that Belgium are a better side than England and believes that the World Cup third-place playoff was a game too far for the Three Lions.
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World Cup: Hugo Lloris vows no repeat of Euro 2016 final complacency

Hugo Lloris says there will be no repeat of any complacency shown by France at Euro 2016 when they face Croatia in the World Cup final on Sunday.
Harry Kane

Harry Kane: England will only get better

England striker Harry Kane insists the Three Lions are not yet the finished article after their 2-0 loss to Belgium in the World Cup's third-place game on Saturday.
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Belgium equal World Cup record as they clinch third place over England

The World Cup third place play-off may be little more than a sideshow ahead of the main event, but it allowed Belgium to equal a tournament record as they downed England once more.
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Yuri Djorkaeff: Kylian Mbappe makes Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar obsolete

France World Cup winner Yuri Djorkaeff believes Kylian Mbappe has earned himself a place among the best in the world with his performances in Russia.
Nikola Kalinic

Croatia unsure if Nikola Kalinic will receive World Cup medal

Kalinic, the AC Milan forward, refused to enter Croatia's opening group-stage game against Nigeria on June 16 as a substitute and was subsequently sent home by coach Zlatko Dalic for his insubordination.
Didier Deschamps

Didier Deschamps: France have learned from Euro 2016 final defeat

Didier Deschamps has said the lessons of Euro 2016 will be crucial in guiding France through Sunday's World Cup final against Croatia and says they must "do things differently" in order to lift football's most vaunted prize.
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Didier Deschamps: France are proud to represent Africa in World Cup final

France's players of African origin will be proud to represent the continent when they face Croatia in Sunday's World Cup final, according to Les Bleus' coach Didier Deschamps.

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