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What’s Your ‘VAR’dict? World Cup Final Sees Video Assistant Referee Confirmed As Football Reality

VAR has been a constant factor in the World Cup and it is the third time the French have benefited from its use during the final

World Cup 2018 Shows That Small Nations Can Dream Big, Says Croatia Coach Dalic

With a population of around 4.5 million, Croatia became the smallest European nation to reach the World Cup final in the 88-year history of the competition.

Sampaoli, Argentine Football Federation Part Ways After World Cup 2018 Debacle

The former Sevilla and Chile boss "begged" for the fans' forgiveness after the Croatia defeat and took responsibility.

World Cup 2018 Final According To Twitter

France took on Croatia at Luzhniki Stadium at Moscow on Sunday, a clash no one expected, and as usual Twitter was ready for it

The Gold Winners At World Cup 2018: Harry Kane, Modric, Courtois

Kane ended with 6 goals; two more than Griezmann, who was joined on 4 by Romelu Lukaku of Belgium and Russia's Denis Cheryshev

France Beat Croatia 4-2, Lift World Cup For The Second Time

France never looked completely in control against a brave Croatia side, but Mbappe was vital for the French on the break, helping set up Pogba for the third goal and then scoring the fourth from outside of the area

France Vs Croatia World Cup 2018 Final: 6 Players To Keep An Eye On

It's the grand final of the beautiful game so what better way than to compare notes on the players to watch out for at Moscow.

No Special Status For Mbappe In France Team: Deschamps

The 19-year-old has been a pivotal part of the France World Cup team that will meet Croatia in Sunday's final at Moscow's Luzhniki Stadium.

World Cup 2018 Final: Win or Lose, Croatia Is Set For A Grand Celebration

More than 100,000 people are expected to welcome the team at the central square in Zagreb.

Eden Hazard Steers Belgium To Their Best World Cup Finish

Belgium's third place beats their previous best of fourth in 1986, while the English were unable to go one better than the 4th place their achieved in 1990.

France Vs Croatia World Cup 2018 Final: Live Streaming, Teams, Time And Where To...

It is a final very few people could have anticipated four weeks ago, when the competition in Russia was just beginning.

German Coach Loew Receives Lahm-basting Criticism For World Cup 2018 Failure

According to Lahm, Loew needs to institute "a culture of clearer decisions" and put an increased emphasis on personal responsibility in the team.

World Cup 2018: Croatia Set To Turn Nation’s Dreams Into Reality

It is fair to conclude that all the disappointments with the Croatia national team faced made them stronger and hungrier to prove their critics wrong.

World Cup 2018: Is France On The Brink Of A New Football Dynasty?

This is after all a team which has just qualified for the World Cup finals, two years after reaching the final of Euro 2016 on home soil.

What Makes A Great World Cup Goal?

What are the factors that determine which World Cup goals go down in footballing folklore? Rob Parker, author of football picture book World At Your Feet, shares how he chose and illustrated legends of the beautiful game

GOATs Day Out: Messi’s Argentina And Ronaldo’s Portugal Exit World Cup Knockout Stage

Day 1 of Round of 16 saw both Messi and Ronaldo exit the World Cup after Argentina and Portugal lost their knockout games against France and Uruguay respectively

Mbappé’s France Shatter World Cup Dreams Of Messi’s Argentina

Argentinian World Cup dreams came to an end after being defeated by France 4-3 in the first Round of 16 match, with Kylian Mbappé scoring 2 goals for Les Bleus

Uruguay vs Portugal: Feisty Feast For Fans

The second big clash of the knockout stage of World Cup is Uruguay vs Portugal. The 2016 European Champions will be up against a side who hasn't conceded a single goal in group stages. It...

France Vs Argentina: What To Look Forward To

The Round of 16 of World Cup opens with a spectacular clash. Argentina’s win against Nigeria will see Messi’s men take up Les Bleus in the first game of knockouts on 30th June at...

Pogba: This Could Be My Last World Cup

France midfielder Paul Pogba says the current World Cup finals in Russia could be his last despite only being 25 years old. Pogba has been important for France in their wins against Peru and Australia...

New Ball To Be Used For World Cup Knockout Stage

Football governing body FIFA has announced that a new ball will be used for the knockout phase of the World Cup in Russia. The Adidas Telstar Mechta will replace the Telstar 18 used during the...

Upset Of Upsets As Germany Crash Out Of World Cup

How? Germany were favourites for many to retain the world title as they have always been formidable since they became the World Champions in 2014, the core of the team has remained the same and...

Hazard Should Leave Chelsea To Take His Game To The Next Level

Despite being one of the most gifted players in English football, the Chelsea man has yet to be considered a strong contender for the ultimate trophy – the Ballon d’Or

We Didn’t Deserve To Reach Round Of 16, Says German Coach

German coach Joachim Löw said on Wednesday that the reigning champions didn't deserve to reach the World Cup Round of 16 as they failed to bring out their normal play in the decisive match...

Messi’s Dream Lives On as Argentina Qualify

Group D decider Argentina vs Nigeria was the Group D deciding game as the winner from this game and among Iceland was to qualify following Croatia to knockouts of the World Cup. Argentina had to...

Minnows Bring On Their A-Game

Coming into the World Cup, both Iran and Morocco were big-time minnows against European giants Spain and Portugal. Both the European teams were favourites for winning the World Cup.   Iran were known to be a...

The Golden Boot Race Is Heating Up

Golden Boot race has started with some steam; top players are getting in on the act in Russia as the world watches. Let’s look at the top dogs who have lighten up the biggest...

The GOAT Debate: 5 Reasons Ronaldo Has Outperformed Messi This World Cup

In this World Cup, it would not take a genius to figure out that the Ronaldo vs Messi debate is pretty much irrelevant. Below we have discussed a few points as to why we...

England Vs Panama: 5 Key Takeaways

England played Panama in their Group G matchup on Sunday. The only hurdle for them was Dele Alli’s injury who was replaced by Ruben Loftus-Cheek, who had impressed in the first match. This was Panama’s...

Musa’s Nigeria Give Messi’s Argentina A World Cup Lifeline

Argentina now have to defeat Nigeria in their third and final match of Group D and they also need to have a better goal difference than Iceland if Iceland somehow win against Croatia.

Why African Football Fans Should Welcome Video Assistant Referees At The World Cup

African fans have always seen match officiating at the World Cup as one reason why their teams fail to do better than they have done so far.

‘Fiero’: A New Kind Of National Pride For The 2018 World Cup

At last, the FIFA World Cup 2018 is here. After four years of waiting, and an interminable qualifying campaign, football’s finest are competing for the title.

World Cup: All The Ways Footballers And Fans Can Be Hacked

Visitors to the 2018 World Cup in Russia will be eager to enjoy the football and soak up the culture. But safety concerns are lurking in the background of this tournament.

What Does FIFA Really Want Out Of This World Cup?

Whatever the whims and desires of fans, teams and players who headed to Russia this summer, the goals of world football’s most important off-field stakeholders provide an intriguing backdrop.

Croatia Hammer Messi’s Argentina 3-0 To Enter World Cup Last 16

Croatia beat Argentina here at the Nizhny Novgorod Stadium 3-0 on Thursday evening, a victory that lifted them to the knockout stage, whereas the Albiceleste are on the brink of being eliminated.

One Likely Winner Of The World Cup? Putin

Half a million soccer fans have headed to Russia to watch their national teams compete in the FIFA World Cup. Billions more around the world are watching on television.

Why Stereotypes Of Sexy Women Fans Persist At The World Cup

Globally, women’s football fandom is on the rise, with women comprising around 40% of worldwide television audiences for the 2014 men’s football World Cup.

The World Cup Is A Chance To Talk About African Identities And Unity

Africa is the world’s second most populated continent; it’s home to 54 countries. Yet, according to football umbrella body FIFA’s rules, only five African countries can qualify for the World Cup tournament which is held every four years.

Football’s Next Marketing Superstar May Emerge At This World Cup

have been instrumental in defining this era in football, and their extraordinary playing successes have translated into financial and commercial success too.

World Cup VAR: Technology Is Transforming The Beautiful Game

You may have noticed something different in the 2018 World Cup. For the first time ever, the Virtual Assistant Referee (VAR) system is being used to help make decisions during games. And already we are seeing it cause controversy.

Senegal Beat Poland For First African Win At 2018 World Cup

With an own goal and a rare mistake by their opponents, Senegal dramatically defeated Poland 2-1 in their World Cup opening match in Group H at Spartak Stadium in Moscow on Tuesday.

Mo Salah’s Return Isn’t Enough As Russia Hands Egypt A Crushing Loss

Russia continued spectacular performances on Tuesday in their second World Cup group match with an impressive 3-1 over Egypt although Mohamed Salah returned to the pitch and worked really hard.

World Cup 2018: Brazil Held To 1-1 Draw By Switzerland In Group E Opener

Brazil disappointed on their World Cup opener as they were held to a 1-1 draw against Switzerland in Rostov-On-Don on Sunday night.

Mexico Stun Defending Champions Germany After Lozano Strike

A first-half goal from Hirving Lozano fired Mexico to a 1-0 victory over defending champions Germany in their World Cup Group F match here on Sunday.

Luka Modric Penalty Secures Victory For Uninspiring Croatia Over Nigeria

Croatia's golden generation started their World Cup campaign brilliantly, leading Group D with a 2-0 victory against Nigeria on Saturday.

Messi: ‘It’s Time To Be Calm And Think About What’s Ahead’

Argentina must not dwell on their 1-1 draw against World Cup debutants Iceland on Saturday and begin preparing now for their next match against Croatia, according to Lionel Messi.

Denmark Vs Peru: Poulsen Grabs Winner, Leaves Peruvians Frustrated With Missed Chances

Peru tied with Denmark 0-0 in the first half of their World Cup Group C match here on Saturday.

France Must And Will Do Better In Next Game, Says Deschamps

France, led by the front of Antoine Griezmann, Kylian Mbappe and Ousmane Dembele, has not created many chances in the game against Australia.

Messi Misses Penalty As Iceland Earn First World Cup Point

Argentina's Lionel Messi missed a second-half penalty as Iceland claimed their first ever World Cup point in a 1-1 draw here on Saturday.

History Favours Argentina Over Group D Rivals In World Cup

History favours Argentina in its upcoming clashes with Nigeria and Croatia in Group D at the World Cup in Russia, while it will face Iceland for the first time on Saturday.