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Croatia given heroes' welcome in Zagreb after World Cup final defeat

29 days ago   |   By ESPN FC

Luka Modric was named the best player at the 2018 World Cup, despite Croatia's loss in the final. See why here.
Croatia fell short in their first World Cup final, but the FC crew explain what made the Vatreni's run so impressive.
Stewart Robson shares his reflections on the World Cup final following France's 4-2 victory over Croatia in Moscow.
Tens of thousands of people turned up at a celebration for Croatia in Zagreb on Monday despite their 4-2 loss to France in the World Cup final a day earlier.
Fans wearing red and white and waving Croatia flags poured into the streets in the city...
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Croatia bowed to 'completely synced' France - Victor Agali

Croatia bowed to 'completely synced' France - Victor Agali

29 days ago   |   By Goal

The Fiery Ones' hope for World Cup glory was dashed in the final and the former Super Eagle feels Les Bleus were just unmatchable
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Croatia welcomed back after World Cup campaign

29 days ago   |   By ESPN

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.
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Croatia welcomed back after World Cup campaign

29 days ago   |   By ESPN FC

Croatia's World Cup team returned to a heroes' welcome ay Zagreb airport following their 4-2 defeat to France in the World Cup final in Moscow.
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France Are Crowned World Cup Winners

29 days ago   |   By Bleacher Report

France are the new kings of world football after a 4-2 victory over Croatia in the World Cup final. Mario Mandzukic's own goal sent them on their way, and despite Ivan Perisic's ...
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This Week in Stats: France and Croatia deliver crazy World Cup final

29 days ago   |   By FanSided

France have won the World Cup after beating Croatia 4-2 in the final. Did they deserve to win the match, and why wasn't it low scoring as people predicted? Sport doesn't care about justice, and nor is it concerned with what you think might happen. Last week's column suggested the 2018 World Cup final would...
This Week in Stats: France and Croatia deliver crazy World Cup final - FanSided - FanSided - Sports News, Entertainment, Lifestyle & Technology - 300+ Sites
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France has won it all, so gear up to support your squad

29 days ago   |   By FanSided

France has captured the World Cup for the first time since 1998. With the victory, all fans can gear up with a new t-shirt from Fanatics. The French National Team defeated Croatia 4-2 to win the World Cup on Sunday, giving France its first World Cup in 20 years. With 19-year-old Kylian Mbappe becoming the...
France has won it all, so gear up to support your squad - FanSided - FanSided - Sports News, Entertainment, Lifestyle & Technology - 300+ Sites
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Amokachi: I never expected 6 goals in the final

29 days ago   |   By ESPN

Kwese's Daniel Amokachi and Andrew Kabuura have the last word and take us through the iconic World Cup final between France and Croatia.
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World Cup from the Darke Side: Ian Darke's hits and misses from Russia

29 days ago   |   By ESPN FC

ESPN's Charlie Gibson puts a bow on Project Russia from a scintillating final, as France claimed World Cup glory.
The 2018 World Cup has thrown up some great moments, but which are Ian Darke's favourites? And what did he not like about Russia 2018?
Best player: Kylian Mbappe's Olympian speed and four goals for France made him the poster boy of the World Cup, but Luka Modric was a good choice for the Golden Ball. The Croatia captain produced inspired craft and excellence in his team's run to the final.
Best coach: France's Didier Deschamps silenced his critics, but Belgium were the best...
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Croatia gears up to give heroes' welcome to World Cup team

29 days ago   |   By Fox Sports

ZAGREB, Croatia In an outburst of national pride, Croatia on Monday threw out a red carpet and staged a heroes' welcome for the country's national team despite its loss to France in the World Cup final.
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Argentina want Peru's World Cup coach Ricardo Gareca to replace Jorge Sampaoli

29 days ago   |   By ESPN FC

The guys respond to your tweets about the best World Cup final, Harry Kane, England's midfield, Marcus Rashford, Paul Pogba and the 2022 World Cup.
Uruguay's Luis Suarez says he gave Lionel Messi messages of support after Argentina were knocked out of the World Cup.
Peru's World Cup coach Ricardo Gareca is the No. 1 candidate to take the Argentina reins following the sacking of Jorge Sampaoli, according to media reports in the country.
The Argentina Football Association parted company with Sampaoli on Sunday, 14 months after he took over the national team.
Argentina narrowly got out of the...
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Controversial penalty decision puts France ahead in World Cup final vs. Croatia

29 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 - The use of video replay has both solved problems and generated controversy at this World Cup and it was perhaps inevitable that it would influence the final. From a corner on the right side, Croatia's Ivan Perisic was in a defensive position but was largely unsighted as a France player jumped in front of him. The ball struck him on the left arm, and France reacted immediately, imploring Argentinean referee Nestor Pitana to make use...
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Croatia's Dalic: 'You don't give such a penalty' in a World Cup final

29 days ago   |   By TheScore

Moscow, July 15, 2018 - Croatia coach Zlatko Dalic lamented his side's luck after conceding a controversial penalty awarded by VAR in losing the World Cup final 4-2 to France on Sunday. With the score level at 1-1, Argentine referee Nestor Pitana changed his initial decision and awarded a spot-kick, converted by Antoine Griezmann, for handball against Ivan Perisic after viewing television replays. Despite the decision, Dalic defended VAR as a "good thing for football" but believes his side's luck in Russia finally ran out after penalty shootout wins over Denmark and Russia en route to the...
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NASCAR invites Fernando Alonso to race in Daytona 500

NASCAR invites Fernando Alonso to race in Daytona 500

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 ...

Everything you need to know about the SEC before kickoff

Everything you need to know about the SEC before kickoff

Alex Scarborough ESPN Staff Writer Close Covers the SEC. Joined ESPN in 2012. Graduate of Auburn University. Follow on Twitter The SEC has been a breeding ground for college... Read more ...

Bakayoko completes Milan loan move with €35m purchase option

Bakayoko completes Milan loan move with €35m purchase option

The France international midfielder, who has been deemed surplus to requirements by Chelsea, will spend the 2018-19 campaign in Serie A Read more ...

Eagles fan trolls Patriots with billboard near Gillette Stadium

Eagles fan trolls Patriots with billboard near Gillette Stadium

A Super Bowl victory wasn't enough. Gina Lewis, an Eagles fan from Western Massachusetts, spearheaded the ultimate jab at Pats' fans: a billboard. Read more ...

Giants rookie RB Barkley sits out practice

Giants rookie RB Barkley sits out practice

New York Giants rookie running back Saquon Barkley was a spectator at Tuesday's practice. Read more ...

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

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

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

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

Ellis has one year remaining on the five-year, $12.5 million contract he signed in 2014. Read more ...

Rookie LB Roquan Smith finally signs Bears contract

Rookie LB Roquan Smith finally signs Bears contract

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

Jets coach hammers Terrelle Pryor for revealing injury secret

Terrelle Pryor's days as a news-breaker may be over. After the Jets wide receiver revealed Monday that he broke his ankle in May - the extent of the injury had been unknown... Read more ...

Raiders' Penn off PUP list, shifts to right tackle

Raiders' Penn off PUP list, shifts to right tackle

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 ...