Soccer

Aagghh! Mon pied! Mon pied!

3 monthes ago   |   By Yahoo Sports

“Hey Stitches, did you know there was a guy named Kaka who played for Brazil in the last World Cup?” “What? No s it!” No, I'm not a big soccer fan. Going to a France/Croatia party Sunday. Biggest thing I've noticed during the tournament is that there seems to be a player on the ground every 90 seconds writhing in pain as though he has been shot, only to get up after a yellow card appears. Brett Gardner was fined $3,500 for pace of play, but Brazil's Neymar spent a total of 14 minutes on the ground faking injury. Over/under on stretchers is 2 ¹/₂. Betting the over and France as well, but...
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Cold-blooded France win their second World Cup, Galway sink Kerry in Super 8s

3 monthes ago   |   By The Irish Times

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France vs Croatia, World Cup final 2018 player ratings: Who starred and who froze on the biggest stage of all?

3 monthes ago   |   By Yahoo Sports

France won the World Cup for the second time by ending battling Croatia's dream of a first title with a 4-2 victory in a breathless final in Moscow. France led 2-1 at halftime after a Mario Mandzukic own goal and an Antoine Griezmann VAR penalty
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Mbappe magic powers France to World Cup glory

3 monthes ago   |   By Yahoo Sports

MOSCOW - Three thoughts on France 4-2 Croatia as Les Bleus won their second World Cup. 1. Mbappe magic propels France to World Cup glory Kylian Mbappe capped his debut World Cup by becoming the first teenager to score in the final since Pele in 1958 as France beat Croatia to become world champions for a second time. Mbappe, only 19, scored the fourth goal in France's 4-2 victory in Moscow to take his tally for the tournament to four goals in seven games. He also produced some devastating bursts down the right flank for Didier Deschamps' team to cause panic in the Croatia defence. But in a...
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From Paris to Moscow, France fans go wild after thrilling World Cup win

From Paris to Moscow, France fans go wild after thrilling World Cup win

3 monthes ago   |   By Yahoo Sports

By Matthias Blamont, Sudip Kar-Gupta and Damir Khalmetov PARIS/MOSCOW - Millions of French fans were overwhelmed with joy on Sunday as France beat Croatia 4-2 to win soccer's World Cup in a pulsating final in Moscow, sparking ecstatic scenes of celebration from Paris to Marseille, from Lyon to Lille. In the capital, where 90,000 people watched the match on vast TV screens next to the Eiffel tower, there were choruses of the Marseillaise, honking horns and hundreds of thousands of red, white and blue tricolor flags fluttering on the breeze.
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Ken Early: cold-blooded France won the World Cup in third gear

3 monthes ago   |   By The Irish Times

If Les Bleus could win at such a canter, maybe there's something wrong with the race?
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France beat Croatia to win World Cup 2018

3 monthes ago   |   By Yahoo Sports

France won the World Cup for the second time by ending hard-battling Croatia's dream of a first title with a 4-2 victory in an entertaining and action-packed final. France led 2-1 at halftime on Sunday after a Mario Mandzukic own-goal and an Antoine Griezmann VAR-penalty, although Ivan Perisic briefly brought first-time finalists Croatia level. Quickfire strikes by Paul Pogba and Kylian Mbappe midway through the second half put France on course for the title, but Mandzukic was gifted a goal by French keeper Hugo Lloris to set up a nervous final 20 minutes. France, however, withstood a...
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World Cup final reaction

3 monthes ago   |   By Yahoo Sports

Reaction after France beat Croatia 4-2 in the World Cup final on Sunday: - France coach Didier Deschamps, who lifted the World Cup as national team captain in 1998 on home soil, told a news conference: "I don't want to talk about me but what I remember is my own history and that adventure is linked to these players' adventure. It was a great privilege to have raised the trophy as captain, and I thank all my team mates for allowing the French team to win, for allowing me to lift this trophy that has such rich history." France striker Antoine Griezmann: "I do not know where I am! I am really...
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Ken Early: If France can win World Cup at a canter maybe something's wrong with the race

3 monthes ago   |   By The Irish Times

A side spearheaded by the goalless Olivier Giroud comfortably outclassed the opposition in every important game
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Young, joyful France beats Croatia 4-2 to win 2nd World Cup

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