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    Griezmann paints picture of French camp

    Reuters . Moscow | Updated at 12:05am on July 14, 2018

    If Antoine Griezmann’s jocular demeanour is anything to go by, France are far from overawed by the prospect of playing in the World Cup final and in buoyant spirits ahead of Sunday’s clash with Croatia....

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    Argentina's Pitana to referee World Cup final

    Reuters. Moscow | Updated at 04:22pm on July 13, 2018

    Experienced Argentine official Nestor Pitana will referee the World Cup final between France and Croatia at the Luzhniki Stadium on Sunday, an uncontroversial decision which rewards his authoritative performances in Russia..,

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    Mental strength carried Croatia to final: Lovren

    Agence France-Presse . Moscow | Updated at 12:05am on July 13, 2018

    Croatia have relied on mental strength to defy limited resources and become the smallest nation in 68 years to reach a World Cup final, said defender Dejan Lovren....

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    ‘England united’ after World Cup run

    Agence France-Presse . London | Updated at 12:05am on July 13, 2018

    ‘An England United, first in hope, now in defeat’. British media reflected Thursday on England’s heartbreaking 2-1 defeat to Croatia in the World Cup semi-finals, praising manager Gareth Southgate and his young team despite their exit....

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    Van Basten says Neymar’s playacting makes people laugh

    Reuters   | Updated at 12:05am on July 13, 2018

    Brazil forward Neymar’s playacting makes people laugh, former Netherlands forward Marco van Basten said on Friday. Speaking in his role as FIFA’s chief officer for development, Van Basten said the Brazilian player needed to take a look at himself....

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    It’s just the start for young England

    Agence France-Presse . Moscow | Updated at 12:05am on July 13, 2018

    Harry Kane says England restored pride during their run to the World Cup semi-finals and can use the tournament as a springboard for sustained success for a talented young generation....

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    AFP photographer becomes part of Croatia goal celebration

    AFP  | Updated at 12:05am on July 13, 2018

    When Croatia scored the goal that took them into the World Cup final on Wednesday, an AFP photographer unwittingly became part of the celebrations as he was buried under a pile of joyous players....

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    Exhausted Croatia will be ready for France

    Agence France-Presse . Moscow | Updated at 12:05am on July 13, 2018

    Ecstatic Croatia coach Zlatko Dalic is confident tiredness will not be an issue for his side when they face France in the World Cup final despite once again coming through extra time to beat England on Wednesday....

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    France out to rectify Euro 2016 mistakes

    Reuters . Moscow | Updated at 12:05am on July 13, 2018

    France are determined not to make the same mistakes they did two years ago in losing the Euro 2016 final when they take on Croatia for the biggest prize in football, midfielder Paul Pogba said on Thursday....

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    Tactical switch transforms Croatia

    Reuters . Moscow | Updated at 12:05am on July 13, 2018

    Croatia ruthlessly exposed England’s limitations in the second half of the World Cup semi-final on Wednesday as Zlatko Dalic’s side fought back to secure a famous 2-1 extra-time victory....

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