Soccer

Mon 16 Jul 2018

‘They didn’t play football’: Lovren’s salty France dig

‘They didn’t play football’: Lovren’s salty France dig

CROATIA dominated France in possession during the World Cup final but walked away losers. Now defender Dejan Lovren has had his say on the French tactics.

Hero-to-villain moments split French fortunes 12 years apart

Hero-to-villain moments split French fortunes 12 years apart

A CRUEL twist of fate helped France lift its second World Cup trophy in Russia, 12 years after it was on the wrong end of another ‘hero-to-villain’ moment.

How underdogs Croatia unified a country

premium_icon How underdogs Croatia unified a country

THE power of this World Cup was perhaps best displayed not on the football pitch in Russia but back in Croatia, where a country of 4 million jumped on a fairytale...

Pogba’s career-defining moment to shake critics

Pogba’s career-defining moment to shake critics

MANCHESTER United midfielder Paul Pogba entered the 2018 World Cup with more critics than ever, many of which were silenced in a moment of magic on Monday morning....

Vive la France! Presidential dabs and a party in Paris

Vive la France! Presidential dabs and a party in Paris

IT looks more like a French revolution along the Champs Elysees than a World Cup. But it’s not just everyday punters getting involved in the wild celebrations.

‘Nonsense’: Smith slammed after weird Cup cameo

‘Nonsense’: Smith slammed after weird Cup cameo

IN A mystery to just about everyone at the World Cup, Will Smith appeared at the Closing Ceremony — and he left one TV star fuming.

The three keys to ruthless France’s  Cup demolition

premium_icon The three keys to ruthless France’s Cup demolition

THIS was the best game Croatia played all World Cup — and for much of their showdown with France, the underdogs played the champions off the park. But three things...

‘Joke’: VAR controversy mars final

‘Joke’: VAR controversy mars final

THE World Cup final was turned upside down when a stunning decision saw a Croatian star go from hero to villain.

‘Disgraceful cheat’: Star’s ugly act of deceit

‘Disgraceful cheat’: Star’s ugly act of deceit

FRENCH superstar Antoine Griezmann was blasted from all corners for a dirty act of deceit that transformed the World Cup final in a matter of seconds.

Cup star confronts pitch invader

Cup star confronts pitch invader

THE World Cup final in Moscow was interrupted when three intruders ran on to the pitch. But one player was not impressed.

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