Pavard's stunner against Argentina voted Goal of 2018 World Cup (13:58) IANS Photo Service
Paris, July 26 (IANS) France right back Benjamin Pavard's sublime volley against Argentina at the 2018 FIFA World Cup has been voted Goal of the Tournament, FIFA has announced on its official website.

Twitter records 115 billion impressions during FIFA World Cup 2018 (22:06) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) The FIFA World Cup 2018 drama not just unfolded on the pitch in Russia but was also played out on Twitter in a massive way.

Analysis: Best XI of World Cup (15:46) IANS Photo Service
Moscow, July 18 (IANS) It is called the world's biggest sporting event as every way you look at it, the 2018 FIFA World Cup did not disappoint. Dramatic late goals, unexpected results and the tension created by the Video Assistance Referee are just some of the elements that will ensure this tournament is likely to always hold a special place in the hearts and minds of fans who witnessed it.

Uruguayan city wants to name France forward Griezmann as distinguished guest (16:06) IANS Photo Service
Montevideo, July 17 (IANS) Uruguay's capital Montevideo seeks to name France football team's forward Antoine Griezmann as a distinguished visitor during his possible visit to the South American country, Deputy Secretary of the Montevideo City Hall, Christian Di Candia has said.

Putin presents Trump with FIFA World Cup's official ball (22:46) IANS Photo Service
Helsinki, July 16 (IANS) Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday presented his US counterpart Donald Trump with an official ball of the 2018 FIFA World Cup and wished the American leader a successful organisation of the 2026 FIFA World Cup.

France's World Cup champions arrive in Paris (22:46) IANS Photo Service
Paris, July 16 (IANS) France's 2018 FIFA World Cup champions arrived in Paris on Monday with their golden trophy in hand, after beating Croatia 4-2 in the final in Moscow.

Russia to expel football fans trying to illegally enter Europe (20:36) IANS Photo Service
Moscow, July 16 (IANS) Foreign football fans who attempted to enter Europe through Russian territory with FIFA World Cup Fan IDs will be expelled from the country, Russian First Deputy Interior Minister Aleksandr Gorovoy said on Monday.

West Bengal's Chandannagar celebrate's France's World Cup win (18:46)
By Debayan Mukherjee IANS Photo Service
Kolkata, July 16 (IANS) The football mad state of West Bengal which was otherwise missing its euphoria of a World Cup final due to non-involvement of Brazil and Argentina, sprung to life in certain pockets after France lifted their second title beating Croatia 4-2 in the final.

France, Mbappe herald era of high drama in World Cup (Analysis) (18:34) IANS Photo Service
Moscow, July 16 (IANS) Over the past month he has been widely acclaimed as a superstar in the making. On Sunday, Kylian Mbappe confirmed that he is already a giant of the game as France beat Croatia 4-2 in the World Cup final at the Luzhniki Stadium here.

6 Paris metro stations renamed to mark France's triumph (18:16) IANS Photo Service
Paris, July 16 (IANS) Six Paris metro stations have been temporarily renamed to mark France's triumph at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, transport authorities RATP Group said on Monday.

Russia: Not so much a bear, more of a pleasant surprise (Analysis) (18:12) IANS Photo Service
Moscow, July 16 (IANS) So the World Cup is over after just over a month of intense football, travelling, long nights and early mornings, flights and press-room coffee.

Croatia showed that small nations can dream big, says coach Dalic (16:54) IANS Photo Service
Moscow, July 16 (IANS) Croatia chief coach Zlatko Dalic said his side's appearance in the World Cup final should provide inspiration to other small national teams striving for international football success.

Argentine football federation, coach Sampaoli part ways (16:18) IANS Photo Service
Buenos Aires, July 16 (IANS) The Argentine football federation, AFA has parted ways with the national men's team head coach Jorge Sampaoli after the side's poor performance at the FIFA World Cup in Russia.

Our children will be proud, says french striker Griezmann (13:30) IANS Photo Service
Moscow, July 16 (IANS) France forward Antoine Griezmann hailed his "extraordinary" teammates after Les Blues won the FIFA World Cup for a second time.

Macron to welcome French football team at Elysee Palace (08:24) IANS Photo Service
Paris, July 16 (IANS) French President Emmanuel Macron will hold a reception ceremony on Monday for the national football team at his Elysee Palace official residence to celebrate their victory against Croatia at the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

Who could move after World Cup performances? (08:00) IANS Photo Service
Moscow, July 16 (IANS) Every World Cup has its winners and losers: no matter who finally lifts the trophy, with some footballers' performances seeing their stock rise dramatically and earning them a big-money move over the summer. These are some players whose displays in Russia will have attracted attention and who could be on the move.

World Cup: France are champions, that's what matters, says Deschamps (01:38) IANS Photo Service
Moscow, July 16 (IANS) Brushing aside talk during the FIFA World Cup as to whether France played attractive football or not, head coach Didier Deschamps on Sunday said all that matters is they are champions and will remain at the top for the next four years.

It was the best game we played in World Cup: Dalic (00:54) IANS Photo Service
Moscow, July 16 (IANS) Croatia head coach Zlatko Dalic feels his team played the best match of the FIFA World Cup despite losing 4-2 to France in the final here on Sunday.

Argentine press rips national team coach Sampaoli as he heads for the exit (00:14) IANS Photo Service
Buenos Aires, July 16 (IANS) The Argentine press ran front-page stories on Sunday, the day of the 2018 FIFA World Cup final, ripping Jorge Sampaoli as reports emerged that the Argentine Soccer Federation (AFA) and the national team coach had parted ways.

Mbappe taking over world football crown from Messi, Ronaldo: Ferdinand (23:50)
Moscow, July 15 (IANS) Former England defender Rio Ferdinand on Sunday said current superstars Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are "handing over their crown" as the world's best footballer to teenage France sensation Kylian Mbappe.

Kane wins Golden Boot, Modric bags Golden Ball in 2018 World Cup (23:34)
Moscow, July 15 (IANS) England's Harry Kane won the Golden Boot award while Croatia captain Luka Modric walked away with the Golden Ball of the 2018 FIFA World Cup here on Sunday.

France overpower Croatia to win 2nd FIFA World Cup title (Lead) (23:24)
Moscow, July 15 (IANS) France scored twice in each half as they thumped combative maiden finalists Croatia 4-2 in a dramatic final at the Luzhniki Stadium to win the FIFA World Cup for the second time in 20 years here on Sunday.

Ronaldinho, Will Smith shine in World Cup closing ceremony (23:00)
Moscow, July 15 (IANS) Brazilian football legend Ronaldinho and United States actor and musician Will Smith were among the stars rocking the stage on Sunday for the 2018 FIFA World Cup closing ceremony, ahead of the final match pitting France against Croatia.

France overpower Croatia 4-2 in FIFA World Cup final (22:32) IANS Photo Service
Moscow, July 15 (IANS) France scored twice in each half as they thumped a combative Croatia 4-2 in a dramatic final to win the FIFA World Cup for the second time in 20 years here on Sunday.

BREAKING NEWS: France beat Croatia to win 2018 FIFA World Cup (22:26)

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