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#World Cup 2018

# world-cup-2018 - Today’s News

From The42 Neymar's theatrics and Brian Kerr's famous punditry - Our writers review the World Cup Assessment

Neymar's theatrics and Brian Kerr's famous punditry - Our writers review the World Cup

Our thoughts following a campaign which saw France come out on top as champions.

From The42 After emulating Pele's feat, France's Mbappe says 'no sleep for me' Teenage Dream

After emulating Pele's feat, France's Mbappe says 'no sleep for me'

The 19-year-old was handed the best young player of the tournament award.

# world-cup-2018 - Yesterday’s News

From The42 Party begins as delirious French revel in World Cup victory Joy

Party begins as delirious French revel in World Cup victory

Cheers rang out throughout the country for each of four goals in the final.

From The42 World Cup winner Giroud ends tournament without a shot on target after 546 minutes Target Man

World Cup winner Giroud ends tournament without a shot on target after 546 minutes

Olivier Giroud’s poor World Cup in front of goal continued in France’s 4-2 win against Croatia.

From The42 Ronaldo arrives in Turin ahead of Juventus unveiling Superstar This post contains videos

Ronaldo arrives in Turin ahead of Juventus unveiling

There the five-time Ballon d’Or winner will sign a four-year contract worth a reported €30 million

From The42 Consolation for Luka Modric as he wins World Cup Golden Ball Talent

Consolation for Luka Modric as he wins World Cup Golden Ball

The Real Madrid star could not guide his side to victory in this afternoon’s World Cup final.

From The42 Pogba and Mbappe fire France to World Cup glory Champions This post contains videos

Pogba and Mbappe fire France to World Cup glory

Didier Deschamps’ men overcame Croatia 4-2.

From The42 As it happened: France vs Croatia, World Cup final Liveblog

As it happened: France vs Croatia, World Cup final

We went minute-by-minute as France and Croatia battled it out in Moscow’s Luzhniki Stadium for world football’s highest honour.

From The42 Did the officials make the right call? Controversial VAR decision boosts France Have Your Say This post contains a poll This post contains videos

Did the officials make the right call? Controversial VAR decision boosts France

Croatia were left feeling hard done by in this afternoon’s World Cup final.

From The42 N'Golo Kante 'has been the best player at the World Cup' Claim

N'Golo Kante 'has been the best player at the World Cup'

The 27-year-old may not push himself into the spotlight, but the ex-Barcelona striker thinks he could be decisive in the biggest game of all

From The42 'There are people of many different origins, that's what makes France so beautiful' Looking Ahead

'There are people of many different origins, that's what makes France so beautiful'

A wave of optimism has swept the nation ahead of today’s World Cup final.

From The42 'There are special days in life that will be remembered forever. Today is such a day' Excitement

'There are special days in life that will be remembered forever. Today is such a day'

Croatian red-and-white chequerboard patterns are everywhere today.

From The42 Is the World Cup still the biggest prize in football? Analysis

Is the World Cup still the biggest prize in football?

With the Premier League among other competitions more popular than ever, has the international game lost some of its allure?

# world-cup-2018 - Saturday 14 July, 2018

From The42 Three Lions taste defeat as Belgium round off World Cup campaign with third place Red DEvils

Three Lions taste defeat as Belgium round off World Cup campaign with third place

Goals from Thomas Meunier and Eden Hazard saw Roberto Martinez’s side earn a comfortable win.

From The42 As it happened: Belgium vs England, World Cup third place play-off Liveblog

As it happened: Belgium vs England, World Cup third place play-off

We went minute-by-minute as Belgium and England battled in Saint Petersburg vying for bronze.

From The42 Do you agree with our 2018 World Cup team of the tournament? Stars

Do you agree with our 2018 World Cup team of the tournament?

Tottenham and England star Kieran Trippier is among the players to make the cut.

With a lower population than the Republic of Ireland, how Croatia continue to defy the footballing odds

Experts say sporting success comes mostly in ball sports because they are cheaper to play.

# world-cup-2018 - Friday 13 July, 2018

From The42 Fifa wants TV cameras to avoid any 'suggestions of sexual connotations' Guidance

Fifa wants TV cameras to avoid any 'suggestions of sexual connotations'

Football’s world governing body sent AFP a statement about its policy.

From The42 'If we stopped Messi, Eriksen and Kane, we can stop Mbappe and Griezmann too' Confident

'If we stopped Messi, Eriksen and Kane, we can stop Mbappe and Griezmann too'

Croatia manager Zlatko Dalic is confident of his side’s chances in this weekend’s World Cup final against France.

# world-cup-2018 - Thursday 12 July, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Heroes, waistcoats and Lions: What did the English papers make of last night's loss? Red Tops

Heroes, waistcoats and Lions: What did the English papers make of last night's loss?

The English team lost last night’s semi-final to Croatia.

From The42 'We really believed we could go another stage' - Southgate disappointed after World Cup exit Coming Home

'We really believed we could go another stage' - Southgate disappointed after World Cup exit

The England boss is proud of his side’s run to the semi-final, but admitted he was frustrated to see their tournament ended before the final.

From The42 'They suddenly realised I was underneath them' - The photographer who became part of Croatia's goal celebration The Snapper

'They suddenly realised I was underneath them' - The photographer who became part of Croatia's goal celebration

Yuri Cortez was still quick enough to take some pictures after he was freed from the pile-on. .

From The42 The emperor's new waistcoat? After darts and delirium, England's World Cup exit has familiar feel Analysis This post contains videos

The emperor's new waistcoat? After darts and delirium, England's World Cup exit has familiar feel

Gareth Southgate’s side suffered an extra-time semi-final loss to Croatia last night.

From The42 Croatia on fire after World Cup 'miracle' Joy

Croatia on fire after World Cup 'miracle'

It is a historic first World Cup final for the country of about four million people.

From The42 Poll: Who do you think will win the 2018 World Cup final? Have Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Who do you think will win the 2018 World Cup final?

France have a chance to emulate the heroics of their ’98 side, having beaten Belgium 1-0 on Tuesday.

# world-cup-2018 - Wednesday 11 July, 2018

From The42 Brazil legend Ronaldo: I expected more from Neymar at World Cup Below Par

Brazil legend Ronaldo: I expected more from Neymar at World Cup

The Paris Saint-Germain forward’s struggles in Russia did not go unnoticed by one of the greatest players in World Cup history

From The42 'I didn't think he'd go on to become the best centre-forward in the world' Superstar

'I didn't think he'd go on to become the best centre-forward in the world'

Harry Redknapp gave the Tottenham star his senior debut, but admits to being surprise at the extent of his progress since then.

''If I'm Gareth Southgate, I'd have thought: 'Yes, we've got beaten'"

Harry Redknapp believes losing to Belgium was a great result for England as it put them on the easier side of the World Cup draw.

From The42 England 'have got some fast guys and a great manager' High Praise

England 'have got some fast guys and a great manager'

Fabio Capello also highlighted Jordan Pickford as key to the Three Lions’ success.

From The42 Belgium's Courtois blasts France victory as 'shame for football' Disappointment

Belgium's Courtois blasts France victory as 'shame for football'

Centre-back Samuel Umtiti’s 51st-minute header from a corner gave his side a 1-0 win.

# world-cup-2018 - Tuesday 10 July, 2018

From The42 Martinez hails 'magnificent' Belgium effort despite World Cup semi-final exit Red DEvils

Martinez hails 'magnificent' Belgium effort despite World Cup semi-final exit

Despite a header from Samuel Umtiti sending France into the final, the Red Devils boss was happy with his team’s performance

From The42 Are France a great team or the beneficiaries of a below-par World Cup? Analysis This post contains videos

Are France a great team or the beneficiaries of a below-par World Cup?

Les Bleus will face England or Croatia in the final after defeating Belgium tonight.

From The42 Croatia World Cup success shifts spotlight from scandal Trouble

Croatia World Cup success shifts spotlight from scandal

For the past few weeks Luka Modric’s side have been on everyone’s lips in the country of around four million people.

From The42 France edge Belgium to reach World Cup final Report

France edge Belgium to reach World Cup final

Samuel Umtiti scored the game’s only goal.

From The42 As it happened: France vs Belgium, World Cup semi-final Liveblog This post contains a poll

As it happened: France vs Belgium, World Cup semi-final

We went minute-by-minute as France and Belgium clashed in in Saint Petersburg for a place in the World Cup final.

From The42 Here are all of the contenders in The42's Best World Cup Goals bracket World Cup 2018

Here are all of the contenders in The42's Best World Cup Goals bracket

Help us to crown The42′s favourite World Cup goal. Here are the the eight contenders in all their glory.

From The42 Poll: With four teams remaining, who do you think will win the World Cup? Have Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: With four teams remaining, who do you think will win the World Cup?

One of Belgium, France, England or Croatia will prevail on Sunday.

# world-cup-2018 - Monday 9 July, 2018

From The42 'Three Lions' roars up charts as England prepare for World Cup semi It's Coming Home This post contains videos

'Three Lions' roars up charts as England prepare for World Cup semi

The song is one of the UK’s best-selling singles of all time.

From The42 Croatia star recalls 'great experience' in Premier League Looking Back

Croatia star recalls 'great experience' in Premier League

Andrej Kramaric is hoping to start for Zlatko Dalic’s side in Moscow on Wednesday.

From The42 Luis Enrique named Spain's new head coach after disastrous World Cup Solid Appointment

Luis Enrique named Spain's new head coach after disastrous World Cup

The ex-Barcelona boss takes over after Fernando Hierro stepped in to replace the sacked Julen Lopetegui in Russia.

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