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    England, Belgium aim to leave on a high

    Agence France-Presse . Saint Petersburg | Updated at 12:05am on July 14, 2018

    England manager Gareth Southgate admits the World Cup third-place play-off is a game that no team wants to play, but today’s match against Belgium offers...

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    Nike celebrates two World Cup finalists

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

    The World Cup final on Sunday will not only be an all-European affair but an all-Nike match. For the first time in its history, the...

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    Argentina’s Nestor Pitana to referee WC final

    Agence France-Presse . Moscow | Updated at 12:05am on July 14, 2018

    Nestor Pitana of Argentina will referee the World Cup final between France and Croatia, FIFA announced on Thursday. Pitana, a former actor who has already...

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    England not a top five team yet: Southgate

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

    England could finish third in the World Cup with a victory over Belgium in Saturday’s playoff but manager Gareth Southgate believes they are not yet...

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    How pragmatic Deschamps took France to final

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

    Despite having the most talented squad at the World Cup, France have made it to Sunday’s final against Croatia by embracing pragmatism over adventure, subsuming...

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    France not expecting tired Croatia in final

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

    France have been surprised by the physical fortitude of Croatia and are not expecting a tired opponent in Sunday’s World Cup final, midfielder Blaise Matuidi...

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    Modric oils the Croatia machine

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

    In Wednesday’s World Cup semi-final against England Luka Modric showed, for the umpteenth time in his career, that you can’t keep a good man down...

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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...

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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...

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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,...

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