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2018 FIFA World Cup

2018 FIFA World Cup

Sixty-four matches will be played in 12 venues located in 11 cities in Russia

Jul 16, 2018

World Cup Champion France Is a Mini-UN of Soccer Talent

World Cup Champion France Is a Mini-UN of Soccer Talent

Immigrants, sons of immigrants and grandsons of immigrants bonded together with scions of families that have been French for generations, all for the rouge, blanc et bleu. And for only the second time, France is...

Jul 15, 2018

Pussy Riot Upstages Putin With Protest That Halts World Cup

Pussy Riot Upstages Putin With Protest That Halts World Cup

Protest group Pussy Riot, long a thorn in Vladimir Putin's side, claimed responsibility Sunday for four people who brought the World Cup final to a brief halt by running onto the field dressed in police uniforms...

Jul 15, 2018
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By Rudy Chinchilla

As It Happened: France Wins 2018 World Cup

A look back at France's second World Cup championship win in photos.View gallery

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  • France Croatia World Cup 07152018
  • France Croatia World Cup 07152018
Jul 15, 2018

France Beats Croatia 4-2, Becomes 2018 World Cup Champion

France Beats Croatia 4-2, Becomes 2018 World Cup Champion

Taking turns sliding across the rain-soaked turf holding the World Cup trophy tight, teenager Kylian Mbappe and the rest of France's players acted like the youthful bunch they are. Nothing, not a Pussy...

Jul 11, 2018

World Cup: Croatia Defeats England to Reach Final

World Cup: Croatia Defeats England to Reach Final

Croatia's legs seemed heavy, burdened by the accumulated toll of consecutive penalty-kicks wins needed to get this far. England had gone ahead with a free kick just five minutes in, dominated play and appeared...

Jul 10, 2018

World Cup: France Beats Belgium 1-0, Advances to Final

World Cup: France Beats Belgium 1-0, Advances to Final

France is back in the World Cup final for the first time since Zinedine Zidane's headbutt in 2006. Twelve years after one of soccer's most infamous moments, Samuel Umtiti used his head to score from a corner...

Jul 7, 2018

World Cup: England, Croatia Advance to Semifinals

World Cup: England, Croatia Advance to Semifinals

England and Croatia are headed to the World Cup semifinals after Saturday victories.

Jul 6, 2018

Belgium Knocks Out Brazil to Reach World Cup Semis

Belgium Knocks Out Brazil to Reach World Cup Semis

Belgium reached the World Cup semifinals for the first time in 32 years by holding off five-time champion Brazil 2-1 Friday, sending Neymar home without living up to the expectations of being soccer's most...

Jul 6, 2018

World Cup: France Powers Past Uruguay for Spot in Semifinals

World Cup: France Powers Past Uruguay for Spot in Semifinals

France beat Uruguay 2-0 Friday, winning a World Cup semifinal spot with help from a blunder by Uruguayan goalkeeper Fernando Muslera.

Jul 4, 2018

US World Cup Ratings Down 42 Percent Without American Team

US World Cup Ratings Down 42 Percent Without American Team

The lack of a U.S. team caused a big viewership drop for World Cup telecasts. The 48 group stage broadcasts on Fox and FS1 averaged 2,069,000 viewers, according to Nielsen Media Research.

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