Soccer

Mbappe wins World Cup Young Player award

29 days ago   |   By Yahoo Sports

World Cup winner Kylian Mbappe has won the FIFA Young Player award for his performances at Russia 2018. The Paris Saint-Germain star is the second France player in a row to win the prize, after team-mate Paul Pogba claimed four years ago. "Technical qualities such as skill, style and charisma are taken into account, but so are other important factors such as a sense of fair play and a genuine impression that the player is playing for the love of the game," according to FIFA.
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'The world is blue' - media react to France's World Cup win over Croatia

29 days ago   |   By ESPN

ESPN's Charlie Gibson puts a bow on Project Russia from a scintillating final, as France claimed World Cup glory.
France beat Croatia in the World Cup final and the media in the two countries celebrated/commiserated their teams' respective achievements.
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L'Equipe who lead with 'an eternal happiness' accompanied by a picture of the moment that Les Bleus' captain Hugo Lloris lifted the World Cup trophy, it is a nod of the head towards 1998's iconic 'for eternity' front page after the French beat Brazil at Stade de France all those years ago.
Deux étoilesDeux Unes éternelles...
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Paris Metro stations renamed in honour of France's World Cup triumph

29 days ago   |   By ESPN

Several metro stations in Paris have been renamed in honour of France's World Cup success.
The Régie Autonome des Transports Parisiens group responsible for running the lines have tweaked the names of six stations across the city after Les Bleus lifted the trophy in Russia on Sunday afternoon.
For example, Notre-Dame des Champs has become "Notre Didier Deschamps" while the Charles de Gaulle-Etoile station has been changed to "On a 2 Etoiles" .
La RATP célèbre l' equipedefrance sur son réseau. On vous dévoile 6 nouvelles stations de métro en l'honneur des Bleus ChampionsDuMonde !
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'Why are you talking all this bullsh*t!' - Pogba's World Cup win sees Evra hit back at critics

'Why are you talking all this bullsh*t!' - Pogba's World Cup win sees Evra hit back at critics

29 days ago   |   By Goal

The Manchester United midfielder starred for France at Russia 2018, with his performances providing the perfect response to those questioning his game
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France wins thrilling World Cup final over Croatia to lift the trophy for the first time in 20 years

29 days ago   |   By Yahoo Sports

France soundly defeated Croatia 4-2 in the World Cup final on Sunday, lifting the trophy for the first time since 1998. While Croatia was in total control in the early minutes of the match, it was France who would strike first, when Antoine Griezmann struck a free kick into the box that caught the head of Croatian Mario Mandzukic for an own goal to give Les Bleus a 1-0 lead in the 18th minute. Croatia would respond not long after, with Ivan Perisic equalizing with a brilliant strike from just outside the box, breathing new life into a Croatian side that had come from behind in every match...
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Beyonce and Jay-Z perform in Paris as France win World Cup

29 days ago   |   By ESPN FC

Due to an unfortunate lack of foresight, Beyonce and Jay-Z put on a concert in Paris on Sunday that just so happened to clash with the biggest sporting event on the planet.
To make amends and placate the locals, the Carters did show the World Cup final on the big screens at the Parc des Princes, with the crowd inside the stadium treated to not one, but two spectacular performances.
A post shared by Beyoncé on Jul 15, 2018 at 10:00am PDT
Beyonce also took the stage wearing a France shirt at one stage, with the pop icon nailing her colours to the mast.
Beyoncé and Jay-Z wore France football...
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World Cup afterglow lifts up conflicted France

29 days ago   |   By Fox Sports

PARIS World Cup, World Cup and more World Cup - that's all France is talking about.
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Video: Chelsea star N'Golo Kante too shy to ask to hold the World Cup

29 days ago   |   By CaughtOffside

A video has emerged that appears to confirm speculation that Chelsea midfielder N'Golo Kante was too shy to ask to hold the World Cup after France's win over Croatia.
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