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    Croatia on fire after World Cup ‘miracle’

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

    Tears and cries of joy, hugs and chants, firecrackers and flares -- Croatia was on fire late Wednesday after their victory against England set up...

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    Kane says England defeat will hurt for a long time

    Reuters . Moscow | Updated at 02:59am on July 12, 2018

    England's World Cup semi-final defeat to Croatia will hurt for a long time, striker Harry Kane said after their 2-1 extra-time defeat on Wednesday.

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    Mandzukic sends Croatia into World Cup final

    Reuters . Moscow | Updated at 02:39am on July 12, 2018

    Croatia reached the World Cup final for the first time after an extra-time goal from Mario Mandzukic gave them a 2-1 win over England in...

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    France peaking at the right time

    Reuters . St Petersburg | Updated at 11:45pm on July 11, 2018

    Should France go on to win the World Cup on Sunday, they would have peaked perfectly after starting the tournament in Russia slowly but gaining...

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    ‘Belgium denied by small margins’

    Agnece France-Presse . Saint Petersburg | Updated at 12:05am on July 12, 2018

    Belgium coach Roberto Martinez said luck was against his side as they fell short against France in the World Cup semi-final on Tuesday, losing 1-0...

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    Deschamps urges charges to make amends of Euro loss

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

    France coach Didier Deschamps urged his side to seize their chance of redemption in the World Cup final after admitting he has still not got...

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    Sadness as Belgium’s ‘golden generation’ exit

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

    Belgium’s defeat by France in their World Cup semi-final produced mixed feelings of sadness, gratitude and pride from fans at home on Tuesday, who bemoaned...

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    Set-piece decider proves football is still a simple game

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

    For all the intricate planning, cagey tactics and chess-like choreography, the simplicity of football was again emphasised as France secured a place in the World...

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    French defensive strength key to charge

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

    France have a much-vaunted attack but it is their defence marshalled by Samuel Umtiti and Raphael Varane that is impressing at the World Cup --...

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    Euphoric France dreams of glory

    Reuters . St Petersburg/Paris | Updated at 12:05am on July 12, 2018

    France began dreaming of World Cup glory after a two-decade wait after Les Bleus on Tuesday defeated Belgium to reach the final, unleashing a wave...

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