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World Champions France Given Heroes’ Reception On Return Home

(From L) France's forward Olivier Giroud, France's forward Antoine Griezmann, France's defender Lucas Hernandez, France's goalkeeper Steve Mandanda and France's midfielder Paul Pogba celebrate with teammates on the roof of a bus while parading down the Champs-Elysee avenue in Paris, on July 16, 2018 after winning the Russia 2018 World Cup final football match. (Photo by FRANCOIS GUILLOT / AFP) (Photo credit should read FRANCOIS GUILLOT/AFP/Getty Images)

The World Cup-winning French team returned home to a heroes’ welcome on Monday, parading down the Champs-Elysees as hundreds of thousands of cheering fans gave a raucous welcome to the country’s newest idols. France overcame a determined Croatia to win 4-2 in Sunday’s final in Russia, with teenager Kylian Mbappe applying the coup de grace and cementing his place as …

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World Cup Team Of The Tournament, As Chosen By You

MOSCOW, RUSSIA - JULY 15: Luka Modric of Croatia with the FIFA Golden Ball trophy and Kylian Mbappe of France with the silver ball trophy pose for photographers after the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Final between France and Croatia at Luzhniki Stadium on July 15, 2018 in Moscow, Russia. (Photo by Etsuo Hara/Getty Images)

We asked you to vote for your World Cup 2018 Team of the Tournament, and the results are in. We whittled down all 736 players involved in Russia down to tjust a handful of nominees in each category, and you did the rest in a series of polls. While there were some landslides in terms of who made it in …

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Vote: Your World Cup 2018 Team Of The Tournament

MOSCOW, RUSSIA - JULY 15: Presnel Kimpembe of France kisses the trophy following victory during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Final between France and Croatia at Luzhniki Stadium on July 15, 2018 in Moscow, Russia. (Photo by Lars Baron - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)

France emerged victorious in an eventful World Cup final on Sunday, capping a memorable 2018 event in Russia. Didier Deschamps’ side proved themselves to be the best team in the world over the past four weeks, winning six of their seven games and dismissing the likes of Argentina, Uruguay and Belgium on their route to the final. A number of …

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Five Things We Learned From An Enthralling World Cup Final

MOSCOW, RUSSIA - JULY 15: France players celebrate with Didier Deschamps, Manager of France following their sides victory in the 2018 FIFA World Cup Final between France and Croatia at Luzhniki Stadium on July 15, 2018 in Moscow, Russia. (Photo by Robert Cianflone - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)

France emerged as the 2018 World Cup winners in Moscow at the end of an eventful final against Croatia. Les Bleus could count themselves lucky to have been given the rub of the green with two decisions leading to goals in the first half, sandwiching a brilliant strike from Ivan Perisic to level the sides on the half-hour mark. France …

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France And Croatia Name Starting Lineups For World Cup Final

FILE PHOTO) (EDITORS NOTE: COMPOSITE OF IMAGES - Image numbers 971656634,971690258,971651100,971656306,971655514,971655574,971651358,971651636,971656908,971656488,971655430,971655146,998599500,972268018,972261904,972262660,972262574,972268488,972266982,972268212,972263022,972261760,972262260,972267396 ) In this composite image a comparison has been made between the players France and Croatia. France and Croatia meet in the FIFA World Cup 2018 final. (Photo by FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)

By the end of play this afternoon, either France or Croatia will have been crowned World Cup winners for 2018. A month-long tournament has come down to one to one game in Moscow, as Zlatko Dalic and Didier Deschamps aim to create a bit of history with their respective sides. With that, the managers have named their starting elevens for …

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Croatia Sack Assistant Coach In ‘Pro-Ukraine’ Video Fallout

FC Dynamo Kiev player Ognjen Vukojevic speaks during a press conference on Decenber 3, 2012, in Zagreb, on the eve of a UEFA Champions League group A football match against GNK Dinamo Zagreb. AFP PHOTO / STRINGER (Photo credit should read STRINGER/AFP/Getty Images)

Former Croatia international Ognjen Vukojevic has been kicked out of the World Cup semi-finalists’ delegation after posting a pro-Ukraine clip that caused a political row. The Croatian football association (HNS) said Monday that Vukojevic had been “relieved from his duties as an expert associate of the Croatia squad and is no longer a member of the Croatian delegation at the …

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Power Ranking The Four World Cup Semi-Finalists

And then there were four – the World Cup has reached the semi-final stage, and we’re left with an all-European affair. Brazil, Uruguay, Sweden and hosts Russia all fell at the last eight hurdle, leaving France, Belgium, England and Croatia with just one more hill to climb between themselves and the promised land of the World Cup final. Ahead of …

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World Cup 2018: Our Best XI From The Quarter Finals

Eight became four this week as Brazil, Uruguay, Sweden and hosts Russia all bade farewell to the 2018 World Cup. Belgium, France, England and Croatia all sailed through the semi-finals, ensuring that it would be an all-European last four in the battle to take home the trophy. As has been the case throughout the competition, a number of players stood out …

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Brilliant Belgium Stun Favourites Brazil To Reach World Cup Semi-Final

KAZAN, RUSSIA - JULY 06:Kevin De Bruyne of Belgium celebrates after he scores his team's second goal during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Quarter Final match between Winner Game 53 and Winner Game 54 at Kazan Arena on July 6, 2018 in Kazan, Russia. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Belgium turned in a powerful performance in Kazan on Friday night to dump favourites Brazil out of the World Cup. Following France’s defeat of Uruguay in Friday’s earlier quarter-final clash, Belgium made it a European double by seeing off the challenge of the Selecao with a 2-1 victory. A frantic opening suggested that an early goal was likely – and so …

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Sweden Grind Out Victory Over Switzerland To Reach World Cup Last Eight

SAINT PETERSBURG, RUSSIA - JULY 03: Emil Forsberg of Sweden celebrates scoring a goal to make it 1-0 during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Round of 16 match between Sweden and Switzerland at Saint Petersburg Stadium on July 3, 2018 in Saint Petersburg, Russia. (Photo by Matthew Ashton - AMA/Getty Images)

Sweden secured a place in the World Cup quarter-finals on Tuesday, with a hard-fought victory over Switzerland in Saint Petersburg. Janne Anderson’s side, winners of a group that also contained Mexico, South Korea and defending champions Germany, maintained their strong form in this tournament with a 1-0 win against their fellow Europeans to set up a last-eight clash against either …

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Five Things We Learned As Neymar And Brazil Dismiss Lively Mexico

SAMARA, RUSSIA - JULY 02: Neymar (10) of Brazil celebrates after scoring a goal during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Round of 16 match between Brazil and Mexico at the Samara Arena Stadium in Samara, Russia on July 02, 2018. (Photo by Fatih Aktas/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

Brazil did the business against Mexico in Samara on Monday to book their place in the World Cup quarter-final for the seventh consecutive tournament. Neymar made himself the centre of attention once again as the PSG forward scored one and made one in the 2-0 win for Tite’s side – but more amateur dramatics continued to leave a bad taste. …

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David De Gea Responds To Spain’s Surprise World Cup Exit

MOSCOW, RUSSIA - JULY 01: David De Gea of Spain fails to save Denis Cheryshev of Russia's fourth penalty during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Round of 16 match between Spain and Russia at Luzhniki Stadium on July 1, 2018 in Moscow, Russia. (Photo by Amin Mohammad Jamali/Getty Images)

David De Gea has taken to social media to give his early thoughts on Spain’s surprise World Cup exit. Fernando Hierro’s side exited the competition on Sunday on penalties after a 1-1 draw with hosts Russia – a bitter end to a campaign fraught with issues stemming from the sacking of Real Madrid-bound manager Julen Lopetegui just days before the …

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