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Croatia fans eclipse low-key French in Moscow final build-up

Soccer Football - World Cup - Final - France v Croatia - Moscow, Russia - July 15, 2018 Supporters of team Croatia cheer during a gathering before the match in the city centre. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

REUTERS - 2018-07-15 11:56:16

Porte crashes out of Tour de France

ROUBAIX (Reuters) - Australian Richie Porte has pulled out of the Tour de France after damaging his shoulder in a crash 10 kilometres into the ninth stage, a 156.5-km ride from Arras on Sunday. The BMC Racing rider, who also crashed out of the Tour last year, was one of the main contenders to finish

REUTERS - 2018-07-15 11:20:31

How would World Cup glory speak to a new generation of French fans? | Andrew Hussey

For young, multiracial France, the team is a source of joy but few now think of it as a healing force

THE GUARDIAN - 2018-07-15 11:00:06

Tour de France 2018: stage nine on the road and cobbles to Roubaix – live!

This year’s Tour has been a slow burner so far, but that’s about to change. After a couple of serene, occasionally soporific flat stages, today we hit the Hell of the North. Today’s stage includes 15 stretches of bone-shaking cobbles, 12 of which feature in the infamous Paris-Roubaix one-day race.

THE GUARDIAN - 2018-07-15 10:44:29

Hopeful Croatia take on formidable France in World Cup 2018 final

For Croatia, however, it is uncharted territory, having improved on their semi-final best by beating England 2-1.

ALJAZEERA.COM - 2018-07-15 10:12:00

France favorites as Moscow basks in World Cup spotlight

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Croatia can cause a massive upset but France are favorites as Moscow basked in sweltering summer sun and the world's spotlight on the big day of the World Cup final. The Luzhniki stadium is illuminated prior to the upcoming World Cup final between France and Croatia in Moscow Jul

REUTERS - 2018-07-15 13:52:43

World Cup 2018 LIVE - Latest news and updates from Russia

It’s the final day atRussia 2018as theWorld Cupfinal takes place betweenFranceandCroatia.Five weeks of dramatic and breath-taking football culminates in the biggest sporting event in the world this afternoon, with 32 teams whittled down to just two. France will head into the Moscow final as heavy fa

THE INDEPENDENT - 2018-07-15 08:27:51

Trump Brought His Lies Over To Europe This Week

“The United States has been paying a tremendous amount, probably 90 percent of the cost of NATO,” he erroneously said. Before he boarded his plane, he repeated his frustration, but this time said that the U.S. pays for 70 percent.

HUFFINGTONPOST - 2018-07-15 07:00:42

France pins its hopes on Kylian Mbappé, the boy from the banlieue

Beneath grey apartment buildings in the poor suburb of Bondy, north-east ofParis, there was a familiar sound of summer afternoons: the thud of a football against concrete as children played kickabout in potholed courtyards.

THE GUARDIAN - 2018-07-15 07:00:03

Bank on France and zeros in World Cup final

France takes on Croatia on Sunday in the World Cup final, and judging by the displays of both sides in their semis, the French look good to win their second Cup title, in the -225 to -240 range for most bookies. Didier Deschamps’ side has the best defense in the tournament, the best goalkeeper and t

NEW YORK POST - 2018-07-15 04:31:34

France, a World Cup Champion That Stood Above It All in Russia

MOSCOW — They waited until it was over, until the fireworks shot into the sky and the rain soaked them to the skin, until that glistening trophy was safe in their hands and golden confetti sparkled in their hair.Only then, once France’s players knew they had emerged triumphant from a World Cup of ch

NEW YORK TIMES - 2018-07-15 00:00:00

World Cup 2018: French optimism resurgent

Sport proves nothing. Everyone knows that. Winning the World Cup doesn't mean that France is poised for a surge of self-confidence, resulting in higher economic growth and contentedness for all. Nor does it mean that social divisions are suddenly healed. In 1998 France won the Mondiale for the first

BBC - 2018-07-15 17:28:44

Pictures of the Day: 15 July 2018

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TELEGRAPH - 2018-07-15 00:00:00

Wave of optimism sweeps France as World Cup unites nation

Across the country, parks, bars and balconies have been transformed into a sea of blue, white and red flags as football fever sweeps the nation, with a flood of excited fans hungry to watch the action.

24MATINS.UK - 2018-07-15 00:00:00

World Cup 2018: Messi and Ronaldo handing over to Mbappe - Rio Ferdinand

Media playback is not supported on this deviceWorld Cup 2018: France 4-2 Croatia highlightsLionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are "handing over their crown" as the world's best players to teenage France forward Kylian Mbappe, says former England defender Rio Ferdinand.Mbappe, 19, scored his side's f

BBC - 2018-07-15 00:00:00

World Cup 2018: Kylian Mbappe stretches France lead to 4-1 over Croatia

19-year-old Kylian Mbappe stretches France's lead to 4-1 against Croatia making him the first teenager to score in a World Cup final since Pele in 1958.FOLLOW:France v Croatia- Follow BBC One, 5 live commentary and live textWATCH MORE:Pogba curler gives France two-goal leadAvailable to UK users only

BBC - 2018-07-15 00:00:00

World Cup 2018: France VAR penalty: 'You can't say 100% this is a penalty' - Rio Ferdinand

Rio Ferdinand says "you can't say 100% this is a penalty" after France are awarded a controversial VAR penalty against Croatia in the World Cup final.WATCH MORE:Griezmann tucks away controversial VAR penalty

BBC - 2018-07-15 00:00:00

World Cup 2018: Own goal from Croatia's Mario Mandzukic gives France early lead in the final

Croatia striker Mario Mandzukic flicks a header past his own keeper from Antoine Griezmann's free kick to give France a 19th-minute lead in the World Cup final.FOLLOW:France v Croatia- Follow BBC One, 5 live commentary and live textWATCH MORE:France and Croatia have World Cup history...Available to

BBC - 2018-07-15 00:00:00

France's cyber command marched in Paris's Bastille Day Parade for the first time

For the first time, France's military cyber command marched in this year's Bastille Day parade on the Champs Elysees in Paris, alongside other units in the nation's armed forces. The military noted that it's a recognition of the advances that the unit has made since its formation last year, and rein

THE VERGE - 2018-07-14 19:54:05

Kanté, Lloris, Varane, Giroud: France’s quiet driving force in World Cup

Five years of relentless running and intercepting and shielding with a perfect blend of energy and quiet intelligence have propelled Kanté to theWorld Cupfinal against Croatia as the man who epitomises the idea of a player’s player, a teammate cherished for his invaluable, unshowy, contribution.

THE GUARDIAN - 2018-07-14 19:00:47