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WORLD CUP FINAL 2018: CONOR MCGREGOR HAILS RUSSIA PRESIDENT VLADIMIR PUTIN AS 'ONE OF THE GREATEST LEADERS OF OUR TIME'

Former UFC two-weight champion was invited to the World Cup final by Russian president Vladimir Putin with the pair pictured together...

THE WORLD CUP FINAL FULFILLED ITS ROLE AS CREATOR OF MEMORIES AND PINNACLE OF CAREERS, BUT TRUE GLORY IS IN THE JOURNEY

Because this game, this spectacle, was not solely about the football nor the footballers

 
 
 

MAN ARRESTED AFTER DRAGGING POLICE OFFICER FOR MORE THAN A MILE IN CHASE

'Every traffic stop is different, and you never know when you stop a car what could potentially happen', says Youngstown police spokesman

WIMBLEDON 2018: NOVAK DJOKOVIC'S LATEST TRIUMPH PROVES ME RIGHT - HE'S THE CLOSEST WE'VE SEEN TO TENNIS PERFECTION

The last two weeks have been a throwback to those times when Djokovic was clearly the best player on the planet, writes Nick Bollettieri

 
 
 

MORE THAN 200 FIREFIGHTERS TACKLE MAJOR FIRE NEAR STRATFORD

Forty fire engines have been sent to tackle the blaze near Stratford

WIMBLEDON 2018: NOVAK DJOKOVIC REVEALS THE EMOTIONAL MOTIVATION BEHIND FOURTH ALL ENGLAND CLUB TITLE

Djokovic claimed his fourth crown by beating Kevin Anderson in Sunday's final

 
 
 

WORLD CUP FINAL 2018: CROATIA PRODUCED THEIR BEST PERFORMANCE OF THE TOURNAMENT IN DEFEAT TO FRANCE, INSISTS COACH ZLATKO DALIC

The Croatia coach congratulated France on their victory in Moscow but lamented the mistakes that cost his team

WORLD CUP FINAL 2018: MANCHESTER UNITED, YOUTH, AND OWN GOALS: THE RECORDS BROKEN AS FRANCE BEAT CROATIA

France beat Croatia 4-2 in an emphatic final which broke a number of records

 
 
 

WORLD CUP FINAL 2018: FRANCE USED EURO 2016 PAIN TO EARN 'SUPREME CORONATION' IN MOSCOW, SAYS COACH DIDIER DESCHAMPS

The France coach claimed the hurt of shock defeat to Portugal two years ago made his team more determined to triumph in Moscow

WORLD CUP 2018: CAN RUSSIA'S EXPERIMENT IN OPENNESS SURVIVE AFTER SUCCESSFUL TOURNAMENT?

'Russians came together not for Crimea, or for Putin, but for an idea of being with everyone,' says one commentator

 
 
 

WORLD CUP FINAL 2018: THE SAD STORY OF IVAN PERISIC, TODAY'S DECISIVE PLAYER BUT NOT ALWAYS IN THE WAY HE MIGHT WANT

Perisic was brave, committed and selfless against France. But his decline, as the game got away from him, encapsulated why the final...

WORLD CUP 2018: HARRY KANE'S NAME BOOED AS HE IS ANNOUNCED AS GOLDEN BOOT WINNER AFTER FINAL

The Tottenham man's name was roundly jeered by the large Croatian contingent in particular

 
 
 

THE ANTI-TRANS PROTESTS AT PRIDE WERE THE LATEST IN A LONG HISTORY OF TRANSPHOBIA IN THE LGBTQ+ COMMUNITY

When those who supposedly stand for gender equality and may themselves be in some form 'gender variant' want to suppress others, where...

WORLD CUP FINAL: LUKA MODRIC WINS GOLDEN BALL FROM EDEN HAZARD AND ANTOINE GRIEZMANN AS FRANCE BEAT CROATIA

Thibaut Courtois won the Golden Glove while Kylian Mbappe was the young player of the tournament

 
 
 

KYLIAN MBAPPE, WORLD CUP FINAL 2018: FRANCE FORWARD WINS FIFA YOUNG PLAYER AWARD AFTER GOAL AGAINST CROATIA

The 19-year-old enjoyed a sensational tournament as France beat Croatia 4-2 in the final to win the World Cup for a second time

THE BREXIT WHITE PAPER STILL ALLOWS FOR A DEAL WITH THE EU - BUT WILL THE CONSERVATIVE PARTY AGREE TO IT?

The bloc might be persuaded to accept the British proposal and the violation of one of the central pillars of the EU, free movement...

 
 
 

WORLD CUP FINAL 2018: THE STORY OF THE GAME AS FRANCE BEAT CROATIA IN THRILLER

Les Bleus won the trophy for a second time after a thrilling game in Moscow

WORLD CUP FINAL: FRANCE ARE THE LOGICAL CHAMPIONS AFTER A TOURNAMENT AND FINAL THAT SEEMED ANYTHING BUT

Les Bleus won, which made rare sense in a month that made little

 
 
 

WORLD CUP FINAL 2018 PLAYER RATINGS: FRANCE VS CROATIA - PAUL POGBA DAZZLES IN THE BIGGEST GAME OF HIS CAREER

France 4-2 Croatia: Man-for-man marking from the World Cup final at the Luzhniki Stadium

FRANCE BEAT BRAVE CROATIA TO WIN WORLD CUP AND ACHIEVE FOOTBALL IMMORTALITY

France 4-2 Croatia: Les Bleus won the World Cup for the second time after surviving a thrilling game in Moscow

 
 
 



France win the World Cup final after beating Croatia 4-2

France win the World Cup final after beating Croatia 4-2

Description France skipper Hugo Lloris lifts the World Cup trophy after the win against Croatia Credits Shaun Botterill/Getty Images Alt Text 2018 FIFA World Cup Final France 4... Read more ...

France win World Cup 2018: LIVE reaction as Les Bleus beat Croatia to become...

France win World Cup 2018: LIVE reaction as Les Bleus beat Croatia to become champions for second time

Paul Pogba, Kylian Mbappe and Antoine Griezmann all scored in a thrilling final in Moscow Read more ...

Pussy Riot pitch invader tackled by Dejan Lovren as protesters halt World...

Pussy Riot pitch invader tackled by Dejan Lovren as protesters halt World Cup Final

Four invaders made their way onto the pitch and Croatia defender Lovren attempted to drag one off. Read more ...

World Cup 2018: England star Harry Kane wins Golden Boot after bagging six...

World Cup 2018: England star Harry Kane wins Golden Boot after bagging six goals in Russia

HARRY KANE has become the first Englishman to win the World Cup Golden Boot since Gary Lineker in 1986 after he bagged six goals in Russia. The 24-year-old proved to be... Read more ...

Kylian Mbappe: Rio Ferdinand reveals France tactic for World Cup final

Kylian Mbappe: Rio Ferdinand reveals France tactic for World Cup final

FRANCE will “flood the box” using Kylian Mbappe as their spearhead in the World Cup final, says Rio Ferdinand. Read more ...

World Cup closing ceremony: Roy Keane slams ‘nonsense' before France vs...

World Cup closing ceremony: Roy Keane slams ‘nonsense' before France vs Croatia final

WORLD CUP 2018 comes to a close today and the traditional closing ceremony took place ahead of the final between France and Croatia. Read more ...

Didier Deschamps third person to win World Cup as player and manager

Didier Deschamps third person to win World Cup as player and manager

Mario Zagallo, Franz Beckenbauer - and now Didier Deschamps. The three men to win the World Cup as both a player and a manager. Deschamps coached France to glory in Russia. Read more ...

Incredible stat emerges after World Cup final

Incredible stat emerges after World Cup final

Golden Ball France may have won the World Cup but the player of the tournament was Luka Modric, and no one doubted the player deserved it - but the award was one Modric didn't... Read more ...

Meet Your New Doctor in the First Teaser for Jodie Whittaker's Doctor Who

Meet Your New Doctor in the First Teaser for Jodie Whittaker's Doctor Who

It's finally happening! After a long wait, it's finally time to get our first look at the upcoming season of Doctor Who, which features the first lady Doctor in the form of... Read more ...

Kylian Mbappe urged to join Manchester United as Rio Ferdinand lauds France...

Kylian Mbappe urged to join Manchester United as Rio Ferdinand lauds France World Cup hero

The French teenager enjoyed an incredible World Cup and scored in the final against Croatia Read more ...