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    World Cup over, hangover not yet

    Samsul Arefin Khan | Updated at 12:05am on July 19, 2018

    The curtain on the 2018 FIFA World Cup came down on Sunday but the hangover of the month-long football extravaganza continued with football fans in...

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    Giroud savours glory despite criticism

    Reuters . Paris | Updated at 12:05am on July 18, 2018

    France striker Olivier Giroud says criticism has always motivated him to do better and the 31-year-old is pleased to silence his detractors with his stellar...

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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...

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    Pussy Riot WC pitch intruders jailed for 15 days

    Reuters. Moscow | Updated at 10:43am on July 17, 2018

    A Moscow court on Monday handed down 15-day jail sentences on four members of the Pussy Riot protest group who interrupted Sunday's World Cup final...

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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...

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    Reaction after World Cup final

    | Updated at 01:26am on July 16, 2018

    ‘How marvellous! It’s a young team, who are on the top of the world. Some are champions at the age of 19. We did not...

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    Pussy Riot claim WC final pitch invasion

    Agence France-Presse . Moscow | Updated at 01:25am on July 16, 2018

    Russian female protest punk group Pussy Riot claimed responsibility for a pitch invasion by three women and a man dressed in police uniforms that interrupted...

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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...

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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...

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    Curtain on Russia World Cup comes down

    Reuters. Moscow | Updated at 12:18am on July 16, 2018

    Hollywood actor and singer Will Smith performed the soccer World Cup's official song "Live It Up" in the tournament's closing ceremony in Moscow on Sunday....