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    Russia’s World Cup stadiums face uncertain future

    Agence France-Presse . Moscow | Updated at 12:05am on July 16, 2018

    Russian President Vladimir Putin knows the legacy of his World Cup will be judged partly by the fate of the stadiums after the tournament and he is determined they are put to good use....

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    Russia WC where the underdog had his day

    Agence France-Presse . Moscow | Updated at 12:05am on July 16, 2018

    The World Cup final between France and Croatia in Moscow on Sunday brings the curtain down on a month-long festival of football that has changed perceptions of the host country while also giving hope to the underdog on the field....

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    France crowned kings of the world

    Reuters . Moscow | Updated at 01:45am on July 16, 2018

    France won the World Cup for the second time in spectacular style on Sunday by ending battling Croatia’s dreams of a first major title with a 4-2 victory in one of the most entertaining and action-packed finals for decades...

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    Croatia, France eye WC glory

    Agence France-Presse . Moscow | Updated at 12:05am on July 15, 2018

    A month on and 63 games later, the 2018 World Cup reaches its climax today as a young France side spearheaded by Kylian Mbappe and Antoine Griezmann look to win the trophy for the second time when they take on Croatia in Moscow....

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    KEY HEAD-TO-HEAD BATTLES

    Reuters | Updated at 12:05am on July 15, 2018

    Key head-to-head matchups that could decide today’s World Cup final between France and Croatia....

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    Kerber stuns Serena to win title

    Agence France-Presse . London | Updated at 12:05am on July 15, 2018

    Angelique Kerber became the first German woman to win Wimbledon for 22 years as the 11th seed shattered Serena Williams’ bid for Grand Slam history with a shock 6-3, 6-3 victory in Saturday’s final...

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    Croatian president ‘can’t wait’ for final

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 12:05am on July 15, 2018

    Croatian president Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic said Friday she could not wait for the World Cup final against France, as officials worked overtime to meet the huge demands from fans needing passports.

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    Sarri appointed Chelsea’s new manager

    AFP | Updated at 12:05am on July 15, 2018

    Maurizio Sarri has succeeded Antonio Conte as Chelsea manager on a three-year deal, the club announced on Saturday....

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    Pitana: from film extra to WC final referee

    Reuters . Moscow | Updated at 12:05am on July 15, 2018

    Argentine Nestor Pitana’s roundabout route to becoming a World Cup final referee has taken in work as a film extra and as a security guard at a disco as well as a spell playing basketball at regional level....

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    Dalic chooses the hard path to success

    Reuters . Moscow | Updated at 12:05am on July 15, 2018

    Zlatko Dalic’s coaching career has mirrored his team’s campaign at the World Cup - a long, hard road to recognition and respect on the back of the hard currency of results....

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