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France again after 20 years

Paul Pogba wanted his own star and 19-year-old Kylian Mbappe wanted to make an everlasting impression on his World Cup debut. Their wishes were granted as France lifted the World Cup with a 4-2 win against Croatia in the final at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow yesterday. Both Pogba and Mbappe actually settled the fate of the final even before ...

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Harry Kane awarded Golden Boot

The Tottenham star topped the chart by two goals ahead of a group including Antoine Griezmann and Kylian Mbappe, who both scored in France’s 4-2 defeat of Croatia in Sunday’s final.   Kane is the first England player to win the coveted prize since Gary Lineker 32 years ago.  He scored twice against Tunisia in England’s first match in Russia ...

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France coach Deschamps joins exclusive winners list

Didier Deschamps has added his name to the list of those to have won the World Cup both as a player and as a coach.   The former Marseille boss came into the Russia World Cup with his position in question, with Zinedine Zidane and Arsene Wenger becoming available at the end of the 2017-18 domestic season.  France progressed into ...

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Modric wins World Cup Golden Ball, Mbappe best young player

Croatian star Luka Modric has been named the 2018 World Cup Golden Ball winner, while France star Kylian Mbappe was named as the best young player at the tournament.   Modric helped Croatia to the World Cup final with his outstanding play in the middle of the park, as the nation of just over 4 million people made a fairytale ...

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Pele praises French teenager Mbappe at World Cup

Moscow, July 16 : The great Pele has acknowledged Kylian Mbappe’s remarkable tournament that culminated with the France forward becoming just the second teenager to score in a World Cup final. No guessing who is first.Pele was 17 when he scored twice Brazil’s 5-2 win over Sweden in the 1958 final. Mbappe scored France’s fourth goal in the 4-2 win ...

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France wins 2nd World Cup title, beats Croatia 4-2

Photo: France’s Paul Pogba celebrates after scoring his side’s third goal during the final match between France and Croatia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, July 15, 2018. Moscow, July 15 : France won its second World Cup title by beating Croatia 4-2 on Sunday in a match briefly interrupted by an ...

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Putin, Macron, Kitarovic to attend World Cup final

Russian president Vladimir Putin will attend the World Cup final between France and Croatia in Moscow’s Luzhniki Stadium on Sunday, the Kremlin said in a statement.   Putin will be joined by several world leaders, including France’s Emmanuel Macron, Croatia’s Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic and Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani of Qatar, where sport’s largest event will next be held in 2022.  ...

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England beats India to send ODI series to decider

London, Jul 15 : England set up another series decider after easing past India by 86 runs in their second one-day international at Lord’s on Saturday. Like the Twenty20 series, England won the second match. In that series finale, though, India prevailed. England, 239-6 in the 42nd over, exploded with a Joe Root century and a David Willey maiden half-century ...

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Bangladesh emerge all-win champions in Women’s WT20 Qualifiers

They deny Ireland by 25 runs   Photo: Bangladesh cricketers celebrate 25 runs victory against Ireland in the final of Woman’s WT20 Qualifiers on Saturday, July 14, 2018. Dhaka, July 14 : Bangladesh remained irresistible throughout the tournament to clinch the title of the Women’s World T20 Qualifiers after a 25-run win against Ireland in the final at Sportpark Maarschalkerweerd, ...

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Belgium finishes 3rd at World Cup, beats England 2-0

Photo: Belgium’s Thomas Meunier, left, and England’s Danny Rose challenge for the ball during the third place match between England and Belgium at the 2018 soccer World Cup on Saturday. St. Petersburg, Jul 14 :  Belgium earned its highest World Cup finish on Saturday by beating England 2-0 in the third-place match. Thomas Meunier and Eden Hazard scored a goal ...

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