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Future seems bright after great final at 'greatest' World Cup

16 Jul 2018

MOSCOW "The greatest World Cup ever" got the final it deserved when a young, exciting France team swept aside Croatia with a pulsating 4-2 victory and performances that suggested a changing of the guard at the top of the sport.

Future seems bright after great final at 'greatest' World Cup

16 Jul 2018

MOSCOW "The greatest World Cup ever" got the final it deserved when a young, exciting France team swept aside Croatia with a pulsating 4-2 victory and performances that suggested a changing of the guard at the top of the sport.

Soccer: Golden Griezmann delivers on the biggest stage

16 Jul 2018

MOSCOW Not even the loudest of thunderclaps could shake Antoine Griezmann on Sunday, as the 27-year-old chose the World Cup final to live up to the star billing his talent has for so long promised.

Golden Griezmann delivers on the biggest stage

16 Jul 2018

MOSCOW Not even the loudest of thunderclaps could shake Antoine Griezmann on Sunday, as the 27-year-old chose the World Cup final to live up to the star billing his talent has for so long promised.

Golden Griezmann delivers on the biggest stage

15 Jul 2018

MOSCOW Not even the loudest of thunderclaps could shake Antoine Griezmann on Sunday, as the 27-year-old chose the World Cup final to live up to the star billing his talent has for so long promised.

Soccer-Golden Griezmann delivers on the biggest stage

15 Jul 2018

MOSCOW, July 15 Not even the loudest of thunderclaps could shake Antoine Griezmann on Sunday, as the 27-year-old chose the World Cup final to live up to the star billing his talent has for so long promised.

Reputations burnished, others buffeted at 'best World Cup ever'

14 Jul 2018

MOSCOW A stage for new beginnings, a cementer of fortunes, a last resting place for life-long dreams, the 2018 soccer World Cup was so much more than a month-long festival of goals and glory.

How England's young lions match up with the heroes of 1990

10 Jul 2018

MOSCOW A thoroughly decent manager with his hand on the tiller, an iconic goal machine up front. Mercurial midfielders and a talismanic giant of a central defender... analyse England's World Cup 2018 team, and remarkable similarities emerge between the XI expected to start the semi-final against Croatia on Wednesday, and the team that last reached a semi-final in 1990.

English joy unleashed in Moscow as shootout curse broken

03 Jul 2018

MOSCOW Never mind that the Spartak Stadium seemed more like an outpost of Bogota for the duration of this match, the small patch of green in north-west Moscow will be forever England for the sliver of English fans who made it to this last-16 World Cup victory over Colombia.

English joy unleashed in Moscow as shootout curse broken

03 Jul 2018

MOSCOW Never mind that the Spartak Stadium seemed more like an outpost of Bogota for the duration of this match, the small patch of green in north-west Moscow will be forever England for the sliver of English fans who made it to this last-16 World Cup victory over Colombia.

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