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    Pride and tears for Croatians after loss

    Reuters . Zagreb/ Moscow | Updated at 01:24am on July 16, 2018

    After watching their soccer team lose 4-2 to France in the World Cup final in Moscow on Sunday, some Croatians wept with sadness while others felt pride that their tiny nation had gone so far in the tournament....

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    2018 WORLD CUP IN PICTURES

    | Updated at 12:05am on July 16, 2018

    1. Colombian fans celebrate after their win over Senegal in Samara. 2. England players celebrate while Colombia players react at the end of their round of 16 match in Moscow. 3. Germany’s Mario Gomez, Mats Hummels, Joshua Kimmich and Thomas Muller react after their loss to South Korea in Kazan. ...

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    Hazard ponders leaving Chelsea

    Reuters . Saint Petersburg | Updated at 12:05am on July 16, 2018

    Belgium forward Eden Hazard is considering leaving Chelsea before the start of next season, he said on Saturday, with Real Madrid thought to be his preferred destination....

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    Belgium national team handed hero’s welcome

    Reuters . Brussels | Updated at 12:05am on July 16, 2018

    Belgium’s soccer team received a hero’s welcome in Brussels on Sunday, after achieving their best-ever World Cup result in Russia. Belgium beat Panama, Tunisia and England in the opening round, staged a dramatic comeback against Japan in the last-16 and fought past Brazil in the quarter-finals....

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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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    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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