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World Cup 2018: 32 fans from 32 countries review the tournament

As the dust settles on the World Cup in Russia, readers have been sharing their verdicts on their teams’ performancesI could not be prouder of my team. To see France do so well and bring such happiness to the country has been an incredible experience. …

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Ten players whose transfer values surged at the World Cup

Harry Maguire, Yerry Mina, Ivan Perisic and Eden Hazard will command much higher fees now than a month agoBy Martin Laurence for WhoScoredWell that was fun, wasn’t it? The 2018 World Cup delivered entertainment until the very last. As ever, a number of…

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Harmony, humility and respect: this World Cup was Deschamps’ triumph | Marcel Desailly

Didier Deschamps crafted a team and a spirit, much like Aimé Jacquet in 1998, that catapulted France to gloryMes amis, it was a long night. World champions, a second star on the jersey and, naturellement, the celebrations were long and loud and joyful….

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World Cup 2018 player ratings: marks for every single performance in Russia

After every game in Russia we asked our readers to rate the players and here are the verdicts, per game as well as average rating for the tournament The Russia World Cup came to a close with the France v Croatia final at the Luzhniki. There were 63 ga…

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Liberté, égalité, diversity: how France won the World Cup

Didier Deschamps adopted the same winning formula in 2018 as he did in 1998: talent, teamwork and togethernessBy Adam White for Get French Football NewsAs Patrice Evra stormed from the training pitch and his teammates hid behind the curtains of their t…

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‘It’s not coming home’: England’s anthem returns to haunt them

Is what started as an ironic nostalgic chant being seen as hubris by rival nations?When the French midfielder Paul Pogba danced with the World Cup trophy on Sunday night, he laughed as he delivered a message for fans watching on his Instagram video liv…

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The French national football team’s victory parade – in pictures

France celebrated their second World Cup win on 15 July, 20 years after their maiden triumph. They overcame the passionate Croatian side 4-2 in one of the most gripping finals in recent history Continue reading…

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France team celebrate World Cup win with Paris victory parade

Open-top bus travels down Champs-Élysées as hundreds of thousands cheer squad onFrance’s young, World Cup-winning football team have staged a victorious home-coming parade in an open-top bus down the Champs Élysées as hundreds of thousands of supporter…

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France parade World Cup in Paris as fans welcome heroes home – video

Thousands of fans welcomed their heroes home as France paraded the World Cup trophy following their triumph in Russia Continue reading…

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Neymar’s roll to Southgate’s waistcoats: the World Cup’s most watched moments – video

The 2018 World Cup was quite the tournament. Here we look back at Neymar rolling, Panama celebrating their first goal in the World Cup ever, the return of football’s coming home and more Continue reading…

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From doubted to dominator: Paul Pogba’s World Cup evolution

The midfielder came in to the tournament with concerns about his role in the team; he ended it dabbing and dancing as the heart of the France sideIf ever there was a time for Paul Pogba to dab and dance, to snapchat and sing to his heart’s content with…

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How Russia 2018 saw claustrophobic football crowd tiki-taka off world stage | Jorge Valdano

The changing of the tactical guard at the World Cup was marked by early exits for Germany and Spain, and now the pace and aggression of France shows the way forwardWhen France won the 1998 World Cup, they brought cross-culturalism – which in football i…

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How Russia 2018 saw claustrophobic football crowd tiki-taka off world stage | Jorge Valdano

The changing of the tactical guard at the World Cup was marked by early exits for Germany and Spain, and now the pace and aggression of France shows the way forwardWhen France won the 1998 World Cup, they brought cross-culturalism – which in football i…

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Croatia’s World Cup run must bring end to game’s neglect back home | Aleksandar Holiga

Pride at their final efforts could lead to a new national stadium but lack of grassroots investment is a more pressing concernThe defeat was hard to accept, as was missing a chance that is not likely to come again in the lifetime of these players or fa…

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Croatia’s World Cup run must bring end to game’s neglect back home | Aleksandar Holiga

Pride at their final efforts could lead to a new national stadium but lack of grassroots investment is a more pressing concernThe defeat was hard to accept, as was missing a chance that is not likely to come again in the lifetime of these players or fa…

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France celebrates World Cup victory – in pictures

Celebrations carried on into the night after the national team beat Croatia in the World Cup final Continue reading…

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World Cup 2018: France continue celebrations as Croatia come to terms with defeat

Updates as France revels in World Cup triumphFrance’s victory was a befitting end to a thrilling World CupAny thoughts? Email or tweet @mike_hytner 5.52am BST And the Croatian president, Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic, has received no small amount of praise …

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Police and football fans clash in Paris after France’s World Cup victory – video

Minor clashes between French police and football fans have taken place in Paris after France beat Croatia 4-2 in the World Cup final. Thousands of fans partied on Paris’ Champs-Élysées to celebrate the victory but some fans could be seen throwing proje…

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A day of glory: how the French press covered World Cup victory

Ecstatic commentators reached for the superlatives after the 4-2 victory over CroatiaAllez les bleus! After early hopefuls Germany, Brazil, Argentina and Spain bowed out earlier than expected in the tournament, there remained just one of the original f…

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French players invade Didier Deschamps’s press conference – video

After France’s victory over Croatia in the World Cup final, many of the players invaded their manager’s press conference, chanting his name and showering him with drinks Continue reading…