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Young, joyful France beats Croatia 4-2 to win 2nd World Cup

Jul 15, 2018

France won its second World Cup title by beating Croatia 4-2 in a match briefly interrupted by an on-field protest that Russian punk band Pussy Riot later took credit for

Pussy Riot upstages Putin with protest that halts World Cup

Jul 15, 2018

Russian protest group and punk band Pussy Riot steals some of Vladimir Putin's spotlight by interrupting the World Cup final in Moscow

From young Mbappe to aging keeper, the World Cup in records

Jul 15, 2018

Kylian Mbappe's breakout performances, a dozen own goals and very few red cards despite all Neymar's dives

French President Macron has plenty of fun at World Cup final

Jul 15, 2018

None of the heads of state at the World Cup final has as much fun as French President Emmanuel Macron

Column: Infantino fawns over Putin, politicizes soccer body

Jul 15, 2018

When Gianni Infantino is in the orbit of Vladimir Putin, the head of world soccer cannot stop beaming

Former Spain striker Torres set for debut with Sagan Tosu

Jul 15, 2018

Former Spain striker Fernando Torres was introduced as the newest member of Japanese club Sagan Tosu.

Russian women push back at shaming over World Cup dating

Jul 15, 2018

Hundreds of thousands of foreign men have flooded into Russia for the monthlong World Cup, setting off a fierce debate in the host nation about the roles and rights of women

A youthful France faces veteran-laden Croatia for World Cup

Jul 14, 2018

A young France team full of speed and skill will face a veteran Croatia squad that can never be counted out in Sunday's World Cup final

WORLD CUP KICKOFF: A look at the World Cup's final day

Jul 14, 2018

WORLD CUP KICKOFF: A look at the World Cup's final day

Matchups in Sunday's World Cup final between France, Croatia

Jul 14, 2018

A look at the matchups in Sunday's World Cup final between France and Croatia

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