• A Champ At 19, France's Kylian Mbappe Is Beyond Compare
A Champ At 19, France's Kylian Mbappe Is Beyond Compare

Captain Luka Modric was honoured, winning the Golden Ball for being the player of the tournament. At age 6, his grandfather was executed and his home burnt by Serbian Militia. Following the victory against Croatia, there were three times more mentions for the keyword "Croatia" that the last three years combined in the global media.

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  • Russian President Vladimir Putin's Helsinki showmanship starts with his new limo
Russian President Vladimir Putin's Helsinki showmanship starts with his new limo

U.S. President Donald Trump emerged from a meeting with Vladimir Putin on Monday saying he saw no reason to believe Russia had hacked the 2016 U.S. Trump acknowledged that Dan Coats, the director of national intelligence, had told him that Russian Federation was behind the cyber-attack on American democracy but that Putin insisted it was not.

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  • Kylian Mbappe transfer: Real Madrid 'confident' of signing France and PSG superstar
Kylian Mbappe transfer: Real Madrid 'confident' of signing France and PSG superstar

Italian champions Juventus have agreed to pay Real Madrid 100 million euros ($117 million) for Cristiano Ronaldo . The five-times Ballon d'Or victor will be officially unveiled to the world's media at a press conference scheduled for 6.30pm (12.30am, Tuesday, Singapore time) in which he will sign a four-year deal that will earn him a reporte...

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  • Paul Pogba reveals rousing speech that drove France to World Cup win
Paul Pogba reveals rousing speech that drove France to World Cup win

Jose Mourinho is clearly looking to bolster his defensive ranks and The Sunday Express are reporting that the Portuguese Manager is considering a £30m raid on the Serie A club. "He was the talisman of this team". "He maybe isn't being put in the right positions at the start of the game". "Pogba was enormous, especially in the second half, with...

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  • Putin 'proud' of Russia's handling of World Cup
Putin 'proud' of Russia's handling of World Cup

This is the first time Croatia has ever appeared in a World Cup final. "They're losing this game to a free-kick that wasn't a free-kick, and penalty that definitely wasn't penalty", English football legend Alan Shearer said. From Hollywood stars like Russell Crowe, Reese Witherspoon and Clint Eastwood, to football personalities like Fabio Cap...

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  • Vladimir Putin's lonely World Cup umbrella is ripe for an internet roasting
Vladimir Putin's lonely World Cup umbrella is ripe for an internet roasting

The World Cup only comes around once every four years and it's a long wait to prove yourself in that competition again and for many, like Lionel Messi, it was most likely their last chance at winning the coveted trophy. We look forward to continuing to work alongside our friends from Russian Federation. "Qatar's public interactions in Moscow an...

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  • Firdose Moonda: Did overthinking Sri Lanka's spin tricks hurt South Africa?
Firdose Moonda: Did overthinking Sri Lanka's spin tricks hurt South Africa?

Perera returned impressive figures of 4-46 with his off-spin, while paceman and stand-in skipper Suranga Lakmal took three wickets. The 35-year-old ended with a match total of 10-78. No other batsmen from either side managed to score a half-century in the game, proving Karunaratne's temperament on a tough wicket. "The way that everybody played, I...

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  • Chelsea FC star Eden Hazard slams France after World Cup exit
Chelsea FC star Eden Hazard slams France after World Cup exit

That said, I must admit that I don't think the Red Devils deserved to win yesterday. Mbappe appeared unsafe throughout, creating six scoring chances for his side, who will wait the winners of Wednesday's other semi between England and Croatia.

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  • England boss Gareth Southgate set for new £5m-a-year deal
England boss Gareth Southgate set for new £5m-a-year deal

Despite being the highest-scoring team left in the tournament, Belgium was unable to score against France . Earlier in the week, fans were daring to dream of a possible place in the final when Kieran Trippier curled in a sumptuous free-kick after just five minutes in Wednesday's semi-final against Croatia .

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  • Tour de France: Tom Dumoulin gets 20 second time penalty for drafting
Tour de France: Tom Dumoulin gets 20 second time penalty for drafting

Last year's third place finisher Romain Bardet has finished 31 seconds behind stage victor Dan Martin after swapping bikes with a team-mate following a mechanical problem. In a quiet stage, separate solo breaks from Yoann Offredo and Laurent Pichon - as well as a brief split in the peloton amid high winds - had all come to nothing by the time 23 mi...

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  • England hailed as heroes after World Cup heartache
England hailed as heroes after World Cup heartache

Southgate and his players have been hailed back home after reaching the last four for the first time since 1990, and for bringing together a nation bitterly divided over Brexit. England boss Gareth Southgate found himself talking about rubber chickens and waistcoats as he finalised his plans for the World Cup semi-final showdown with Croatia.

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  • Federation Internationale de Football Association confirm winter World Cup dates for Qatar 2022
Federation Internationale de Football Association confirm winter World Cup dates for Qatar 2022

Ahead of the final in Moscow between France and Croatia , Putin has met at the Kremlin with Qatar's emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani and Federation Internationale de Football Association president Gianni Infantino. As he admitted, the number of teams in the World Cup has grown along with the football evolution. "It has been the b...

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  • Jamie Carragher reacts to Hugo Lloris mistake in World Cup final
Jamie Carragher reacts to Hugo Lloris mistake in World Cup final

Others tweeted phrases including "Immigration makes France stronger", and "Immigrants get the job done". The French were handed a gauntlet run of juggernaut knockout opponents but Les Bleus dug deep and ground out victories over Argentina, Uruguay, and Belgium to set-up a final showdown against Croatia on Sunday, July 15.

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  • France are World Cup champions
France are World Cup champions

My teams are out. It was thanks to gifts from Croatia that France was able to increase their lead. They were the best team in the competition. "Sometimes I can be hard very hard with them but I do it for them and even though they are young they usually do listen".

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  • Modric voted best player of Russian Federation 2018, Mbappe best young footballer
Modric voted best player of Russian Federation 2018, Mbappe best young footballer

His squad and fans have rallied around the little wizard: After Croatia's dramatic win over Russian Federation, a teammate scooped Modric up and lifted him in the air as he celebrated in front of traveling fans. The back of the jersey, however, said "I don't remember" where Modric's name should have been, as ESPN reported . There are ups and dow...

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  • World Cup Final goal celebrated by player with Fortnite dance
World Cup Final goal celebrated by player with Fortnite dance

Antoine Griezmann has hit back at Belgium goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois after the shot-stopper slammed France's style of play. Griezmann has now responded to the comments as his side prepare for the World Cup final. "We know that this is the World Cup , and that we're playing in the final tomorrow", he said. "[In the 2016 Euros] we tho...

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  • France beats Croatia as Pogba, Mbappe, Griezmann shine
France beats Croatia as Pogba, Mbappe, Griezmann shine

However, one country seems to be running in the lead for now. Then they hit form, sweeping aside Argentina in a match which announced to the world that Mbappe is set to be an worldwide superstar as he scored twice and outshone Lionel Messi.

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  • Pogba's unselfish performances key in France's route to the final
Pogba's unselfish performances key in France's route to the final

It will be a World Cup final , a great match, difficult, ' the midfielder said. But despite the fixture against Zlatko Dalić's side yet to win a knockout match in 90 minutes, the Manchester United midfielder is adamant they will not be taking anything for granted.

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  • Del Potro sets up Nadal Wimbledon clash
Del Potro sets up Nadal Wimbledon clash

The set stayed on serve until Del Potro secured the first break point for a 4-3 lead. Nadal ended the four hour and 48 minute thriller with a backhand volley victor past a lunging Del Potro who ended the contest lying flat on his stomach.

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  • Chelsea Finally Sack Conte, Set To Name Sarri New Manager
Chelsea Finally Sack Conte, Set To Name Sarri New Manager

Despite Napoli acquiring Carlo Ancelotti , Sarri's contract hasn't been terminated by the club and this has what delayed Chelsea's move. Chelsea have sacked manager Antonio Conte after winning the Premier League and FA Cup during his two seasons in London .

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  • Anderson, Isner demand change after epic as Nadal and Djokovic halted
Anderson, Isner demand change after epic as Nadal and Djokovic halted

He stands at 0-5 with Nadal and 1-5 against Djokovic . The 32-year-old Anderson is the first South African man since Brian Norton 97 years ago to reach the Wimbledon final. In what was becoming a familiar tale, Martin Klizan, at 140, ousted him in Barcelona before there were signs of life with a run to the final at Queen's Club on the eve of W...

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  • Owe our success to good genes, says Dejan Lovren
Owe our success to good genes, says Dejan Lovren

Liverpool defender Dejan Lovren was written off before Croatia's World Cup semi-final with England . "I really don't understand these questions, always looking back to where I made some mistakes", he said. Lovren will be granted an extended break after Sunday's final against France and report back to Liverpool in close proximity to the ...

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  • Magic Johnson reveals his pitch that landed James
Magic Johnson reveals his pitch that landed James

People had a big problem with the word 'of.' I get where they are coming from". The move perplexed many because while young and talented, the Lakers don't yet possess the necessary pieces to win an National Basketball Association championship, even with James on board.

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  • Duterte wants Pacquiao to retire after KO of Matthysse
Duterte wants Pacquiao to retire after KO of Matthysse

Pacquiao is going for his 60th victory since turning pro in 1995, but despite winning 38 of his first 47 fights by knockout, he has not stopped an opponent in nine years. "I am addicted to boxing". "I knocked him down and that's a bonus for being patient in the fight, and working hard in training". That's my heart's desire, " he added.

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  • Kansas City Royals: The Manny Machado Effect
Kansas City Royals: The Manny Machado Effect

Machado has been the biggest name on the trade block since last offseason, when it became clear that the infielder had no interest in signing a contract extension before becoming a free agent following this season. In light of the rampant rumors about the Orioles, who would be best suited trading Machado for a major haul at the deadline, they're no...

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