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    Ozil quits Germany citing 'racism'

    Agence France-Presse. Berlin | Updated at 11:09am on July 23, 2018

    Mesut Ozil said Sunday he was quitting the German national football team, citing ‘racism’ in the criticism of him after the side's World Cup debacle...

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    WC winners given heroes’ welcome

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 12:05am on July 18, 2018

    The World Cup-winning French team returned home to a heroes’ welcome on Monday, parading down the Champs-Elysees as hundreds of thousands of cheering fans gave a raucous welcome to the country’s newest idols....

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    French give hero welcome to world champions

    Reuters. Paris | Updated at 10:40am on July 17, 2018

    Hundreds of thousands of ecstatic French fans celebrated the return of their World Cup winning football team on Monday, jumping and chanting "We Are The Champions" as their bus paraded down the Champs Elysees before a special presidential reception...

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    A triumph for substance over style

    Agence France-Presse . Moscow | Updated at 12:05am on July 17, 2018

    Didier Deschamps’ France side have not always won admirers for their way of playing at this World Cup, but that will not matter to the hundreds of thousands celebrating on the streets back home after their final victory over Croatia....

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    France fans go wild from Paris to Moscow

    Reuters . Paris/Moscow | Updated at 01:17am on July 16, 2018

    Millions of French soccer fans were delirious with joy on Sunday as France beat Croatia 4-2 to win soccer’s World Cup in a pulsating final in Moscow and spark ecstatic scenes from Paris to Marseille, Bordeaux and beyond....

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    ‘Vive Kylian!’: French suburb lauds hero

    Agence France-Presse . Bondy | Updated at 12:05am on July 17, 2018

    The fans gathered at French striker Kylian Mbappe’s first football club erupted in screams Sunday when their homegrown hero scored his team’s fourth and final goal on the way to World Cup glory....

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    Modric wins WC Golden Ball

    Agence France-Presse . Moscow | Updated at 01:22am on July 16, 2018

    Croatia captain Luka Modric won the Golden Ball award for the World Cup’s best player despite being on the losing side to France in a thrilling final in Moscow on Sunday....

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    Croatia fly flag for the little guys

    Reuters . Moscow | Updated at 12:05am on July 17, 2018

    A World Cup of surprises showed once again how small teams are finding a way to compete with the big boys, as was the case at the European Championship two years ago....