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#World Cup 2018

From The42 After missing France's World Cup triumph, in-form Martial brought back in from the cold Nations League

After missing France's World Cup triumph, in-form Martial brought back in from the cold

Les Bleus boss Didier Deschamps says the Manchester United forward needs to address his inconsistency.

From The42 'I think the victory certainly hurt me much more psychologically than my injury' Disappointment

'I think the victory certainly hurt me much more psychologically than my injury'

France defender Laurent Koscielny has confirmed his international career is over.

From The42 Two nations share Fifa rankings top spot for the first time ever as Ireland drop one place Movers And Shakers

Two nations share Fifa rankings top spot for the first time ever as Ireland drop one place

World Cup winners France and third-placed Belgium both sit at the summit.

From The42 Russia's World Cup hero under investigation for alleged doping Probe

Russia's World Cup hero under investigation for alleged doping

Valencia forward Denis Cheryshev is the subject of a Spanish probe after his father claimed he had received growth hormone injections.

Ireland's soccer stars can learn from World Cup hockey heroes, says Colin Bell

Colin Bell says he would be keen to meet up with fellow national coach Graham Shaw and exchange ideas.

Ozil's racism claims nonsense, says Kroos

The 29-year-old Arsenal midfielder retired from internationals following Germany’s shock World Cup group-stage exit.

From The42 Russia World Cup hero returns to Valencia on loan Reward

Russia World Cup hero returns to Valencia on loan

Denis Cheryshev was one of the standout performers at the tournament this summer.

From The42 'Punditry should be about tension' - Gary Neville on the infamous Roy Keane-Ian Wright argument Looking Back

'Punditry should be about tension' - Gary Neville on the infamous Roy Keane-Ian Wright argument

The ex-Man United star discusses one of the TV moments of the World Cup.

From The42 Britain's TV watchdog will not launch investigation after viewer complaints about mocking of Roy Keane's accent No Offence

Britain's TV watchdog will not launch investigation after viewer complaints about mocking of Roy Keane's accent

Ofcom said the exchange was intended “in good humour”.

From The42 Senegal World Cup star attracts interest from Juventus, Barcelona Potential

Senegal World Cup star attracts interest from Juventus, Barcelona

Ismaila Sarr’s recent performances have caught the eye of scouts of top clubs across Europe

From The42 Mbappe: I told Kante to join PSG during World Cup Hope

Mbappe: I told Kante to join PSG during World Cup

The striker says he has been consulted regarding the possibility of signing the midfielder.

From The42 Will Russia 2018 be remembered as the World Cup that revolutionised fair play? Opinion This post contains videos

Will Russia 2018 be remembered as the World Cup that revolutionised fair play?

VAR was introduced for the first time in the tournament’s history.

From The42 Quiz: How well do you remember the 2018 World Cup? Test

Quiz: How well do you remember the 2018 World Cup?

Almost a week has passed since the tournament ended.

From The42 Diving school! Neymar teaches kids to fall and roll in tongue-in-cheek video Trolling

Diving school! Neymar teaches kids to fall and roll in tongue-in-cheek video

The Brazilian superstar was widely lambasted at the World Cup for his theatrical reactions to challenges.

From The42 US host spars with French envoy over 'African-ness' of World Cup champs Controversy This post contains videos

US host spars with French envoy over 'African-ness' of World Cup champs

‘The Daily Show’ has drawn the ire of France’s ambassador to the US.

Trevor Noah has hit back at criticism from the French Ambassador about his 'Africa won the World Cup' joke

The French Ambassador to the United States wrote a letter to Noah criticising the joke.

From The42 'I hope that he understands why he was so good' Boost

'I hope that he understands why he was so good'

Jose Mourinho has praised Paul Pogba following his World Cup triumph.

From The42 Ozil, Gundogan critics should 'shut up' - Klopp Unimpressed

Ozil, Gundogan critics should 'shut up' - Klopp

The pair deserve more tolerance and understanding, according to the Liverpool boss.

From The42 Franz Beckenbauer welcomes Deschamps to special club of World Cup winners Wolf Pack

Franz Beckenbauer welcomes Deschamps to special club of World Cup winners

Both Beckenbauer and Didier Deschamps have won the World Cup as a player and a manager.

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.

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 This post contains a poll

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?

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.

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.

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.

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