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US TV host's gibe over 'African-ness' of World Cup victors sparks wider debate

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Indeed, World Cup 2018 – the greatest show on earth

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Record scorer Cahill retires from Socceroos

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'Africa real' World Cup winners, says Venezuela's Maduro

CARACAS, Venezuela (AFP) — Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro believes Africa and not France are the true winners of the 2018 World Cup in Russia.France beat Croatia 4-2 in Sunday's final in Moscow, but with a team featuring a number of players of African heritage. More


France win World Cup after beating Croatia in Moscow thriller

Moscow , Russia (AFP) — France celebrated their second World Cup win 20 years after their maiden triumph yesterday, overcoming a passionate Croatia side 4-2 in one of the most gripping finals in recent history. More


Deschamps' World Cup win a triumph for substance over style

Moscow , Russia (AFP) — Didier Deschamps' France side have not always won admirers for their way of playing at this World Cup, but that will not matter to the hundreds of thousands celebrating in the streets back home after their final victory over Croatia. More


Modric says Golden Ball 'bittersweet' after World Cup defeat

Moscow, Russia (AFP) — Croatia captain Luka Modric said being awarded the Golden Ball for the World Cup's best player was “bittersweet”, after losing the final 4-2 to France yesterday. More


Photo: Vive la France!

Fans celebrate on the Arc de Triomphe-framed Champs Elysées in Paris yesterday after France defeated Croatia 4-2 in the final match at the 2018 soccer World Cup played in Moscow, Russia. It is France's second World Cup win in 20 years. (Photo: AP) More


Vive la France! And a lot of other nations, too

MOSCOW (AP) — Antoine Griezmann's father emigrated from Germany, and the France forward's mother is of Portuguese decent.Paul Pogba's parents arrived from Guinea.Kylian Mbappe's dad is from Cameroon, his mom Algerian. More


Hazard, Belgium too good for England in World Cup play-off

SAINT PETERSBURG, Russia (AFP) — Belgium achieved their best World Cup finish as goals from Thomas Meunier and Eden Hazard secured a 2-0 victory over England in yesterday's third-place play-off in Saint Petersburg. More


#WC2018: France clinches World Cup with win over Croatia

MOSCOW, Russia (AP) — France has clinched its second World Cup title with a 4-2 win over Croatia in a dramatic final in Moscow featuring a series of firsts and a pitch invasion orchestrated by Russian protest group Pussy Riot. More


#WC2018: France leads Croatia 2-1 at halftime

MOSCOW, Russia — The first half ended with thunder rolling over Moscow after France regained the lead from an Antoine Griezmann penalty in the 38th minute following the first use of video review in a World Cup final. More


#WC2018: France and Croatia name unchanged teams for World Cup final

 MOSCOW, Russia (AFP) — 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. More



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