Soccer

Soccer fans flock to Arcada Theatre in St. Charles for World Cup final

28 days ago   |   By Yahoo Sports

The Arcada Theatre in St. Charles is generally known for being a local concert venue that attracts vintage rock, blues and pop performers. On Sunday morning, the theater's big screen was filled with soccer action as fans were invited to enter the venue for free and enjoy the finals in the World Cup battle between France, who was looking to add its second championship, and Croatia, this year's upstart who was expected to be eliminated long ago. France would go on to win the game 4-2. “It's amazing that a country that has a population of just over 4 million has come this far in the...
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Wimbledon finalist Djokovic can win the next six majors, claims Krajicek

28 days ago   |   By Yahoo Sports

Novak Djokovic is back in grand slam final action at Wimbledon on Sunday and former champion Richard Krajicek believes he is primed to win the next six majors. Former world number one Djokovic has not set foot on the grandest stage since the 2016 US Open final, having struggled with a persistent elbow injury and a loss of form that lead to numerous changes to his backroom team. According to Krajicek, it could be the start of another period of "unbeatable" dominance for the 31-year-old.
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French soccer fans cheer celebrated son of low-income Paris suburb

28 days ago   |   By Yahoo Sports

BONDY, France - The instant the clock ran out on the World Cup final, a cacophony of shouts and car horns began, the sounds of a long-awaited victory that showed little sign of abating. As France's national soccer team soared to victory over Croatia, 4-2, the jubilation was palpable in the staggering summer heat, from the iconic Champs-Elysees boulevard in Paris to cafe terraces across the nation. Recent years have not been kind to France. It has suffered the brunt of Europe's recent struggles with terrorist violence. Despite the promises of President Emmanuel Macron, the unemployment rate...
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Why this was the best World Cup in history

28 days ago   |   By Yahoo Sports

Sports Pulse: Croatia has put itself in the limelight by making it to the World Cup final, but there's a lot you don't know about the European country. MOSCOW - History suggests there is every reason to distrust the figures who control world soccer and therefore, every reason to be highly skeptical when the president of FIFA says this was the best World Cup ever. But when Gianni Infantino made that bold claim in the lead-up to Sunday's final between France and Croatia, he was, against all odds, met with nods of agreement from around the globe. This wasn't supposed to be a great World Cup...
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France caps a frenetic and fabulous World Cup by blazing past Croatia for the title

28 days ago   |   By Yahoo Sports

MOSCOW - Golden confetti mixed with a hard rain Sunday night, drenching the French national soccer team in unfettered joy and a refreshing shower after a 4-2 victory over Croatia in the World Cup final. The storm also hid tears streaming from the eyes of the fallen Croatians, whose heroic run through soccer's ultimate testing ground offered hope to every small country with big dreams. But the sudden downpour - which caught Russian President Vladimir Putin and his French and Croatian counterparts by surprise on the medal stand - failed to wash away the memories of an extraordinary...
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After Russia, focus shifts on Qatar for World Cup 2022

28 days ago   |   By Yahoo Sports

Following a successful World Cup 2018 in Russia, and one of the most exciting finals in recent history, the focus has now shifted to Qatar which will become the first country in the Middle East to host football's biggest tournament in 2022. Qatar, with a population of just over 2.3 million, has never taken part in a World Cup and the temperature is so high during the customary mid-year window, the tournament has moved towards the end of the year. On Sunday, Russian President Vladimir Putin handed over the mantle of World Cup host to the emir of Qatar in a ceremony that marked a handover...
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Olympic champ Biles to return for U.S. Classic

28 days ago   |   By ESPN

Simone Biles will return to competition for the first time since winning four gold medals in the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro when she competes in the U.S. Classic in Columbus, Ohio, on July 28.
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Pussy Riot Reveals Reason for Disrupting World Cup Final in Front of Putin

28 days ago   |   By Yahoo Sports

Millions across the globe watched the FIFA World Cup 2018 finals to see France win the match over Croatia with a score of 4-2. Aside from the exciting soccer match, the other big story from the finals was when members of the Russian punk and political activist group, Pussy Riot, ran onto the field just after the start of the second half, with Russian President Vladimir Putin and a global audience watching.
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The next senior World Cup is in France, not Qatar

The next senior World Cup is in France, not Qatar

28 days ago   |   By USA Today

France wins the men's World Cup. Now France hosts a World Cup.
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Transfer Talk: Manchester United look to Ivan Perisic, Ante Rebic after World Cup heroics

28 days ago   |   By ESPN FC

Croatia celebrated finishing World Cup runners-up with their fans by parading around the capital city of Zagreb in an open-top bus.
Croatia's World Cup team returned to a heroes' welcome at Zagreb airport following their 4-2 defeat to France in the World Cup final in Moscow.
Relive the best of France's victory over Croatia in the World Cup final in LEGO form.
Stewart Robson shares his reflections on the World Cup final following France's 4-2 victory over Croatia in Moscow.
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The next senior World Cup is in France, not Qatar

The next senior World Cup is in France, not Qatar

28 days ago   |   By Fox Sports

MOSCOW The ''next'' World Cup got plenty of hype in Russia. A massive cube was alight with video images of ''Qatar 2022'' in Gorky Park, while the ground floor of the high-end shopping mall at Red Square was devoted to displays touting the event.
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169 goals, 29 penalties, 10 late winners, 4 red cards

28 days ago   |   By Yahoo Sports

France beat Croatia 4-2 to win the title for the second time and cap off a memorable World Cup in Russia. ESPN brings you the best numbers from what has been a World Cup of records. 169 This World Cup produced 169 goals, making it the third most prolific World Cup of all time. Only 1998 and 2014 produced more goals. It is worth noting that the top four high-scoring World Cups of all time have come over the last six editions, since the tournament was expanded to 32 teams, and 64 matches as a consequence. 45 The 45 goals in the knockout stages are the highest at a World Cup, beating both the...
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Massive Crowds Fill Paris to Welcome WC Champs

28 days ago   |   By Yahoo Sports

A vast crowd gathered in central Paris on Monday to welcome back France's victorious World Cup football team.
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Real winner of World Cup? Vladimir Putin

28 days ago   |   By Yahoo Sports

Sure, France became the world champion for the second time. But Russia's strongman came out looking the best.
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Beyonce and Jay-Z showed the World Cup final before their concert in Paris, and the crowd went insane - Watch

28 days ago   |   By Yahoo Sports

Beyonce and Jay-Z know how to win over an audience. On Sunday, though, it came through them showing the World Cup before their concert in Paris. Performing at the Stade de France in Paris, Beyonce and Jay-Z showed France's first goal - an own goal by Croatia's Mario Mandzukic - on the big screen.
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When and Where is the 2022 World Cup?

28 days ago   |   By Yahoo Sports

The 2022 World Cup may be four years away, but soccer fans are already looking forward to the next tournament. Qatar will be the next country to host soccer's biggest event after winning the bid in 2010. The 2022 World Cup will kick off on November 21, and the final will take place on December 18.
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World Cup woe must be the beginning, not end for Croatia

28 days ago   |   By Yahoo Sports

MOSCOW - Luka Modric collected his golden ball award, accepted the congratulations of Gianni Infantino and Vladimir Putin, and set off down the line of well-wishers in inscrutable fashion. Next to hail the World Cup's best player was French president Emmanuel Macron and then, replete with red-and-white Croatia shirt, came somebody who could not wait to see him. It was his country's president, Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic, and if Modric was keeping his emotions locked away, the politician was happy to let it all out. She clasped Modric, this remarkable symbol of a young nation, in a tight...
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France wins thrilling World Cup final over Croatia to lift the trophy for the first time in 20 years

28 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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With Fernando Alonso leaving Formula One at the end of the season, NASCAR has invited the Spaniard to join the fun at Daytona. Read more ...

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Bakayoko completes Milan loan move with €35m purchase option

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Eagles fan trolls Patriots with billboard near Gillette Stadium

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Giants rookie RB Barkley sits out practice

Giants rookie RB Barkley sits out practice

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DeVante Parker injury update: Dolphins WR has broken finger, report says

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Dolphins coach Adam Gase said Parker is unable to catch the ball and is in a week-to-week situation as he heals. Read more ...

Predators sign Ryan Ellis to massive 8-year, $50M contract

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Rookie LB Roquan Smith finally signs Bears contract

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Smith was holding out from his rookie contract due to some of the language that could have prohibited him from getting guaranteed money. Read more ...

Jets coach hammers Terrelle Pryor for revealing injury secret

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Raiders' Penn off PUP list, shifts to right tackle

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Oakland Raiders offensive tackle Donald Penn was activated from the physically unable to perform list on Tuesday and participated in his first practice of training camp. Read more ...