2018 FIFA World Cup

July 16, 2018
July 16, 2018

Russia targeted by almost '25 million cyber-attacks' during WC: Putin

Russia was the target of almost 25 million cyber-attacks during the World Cup, President Vladimir Putin says, though he did not indicate who may have been behind the attacks.

July 16, 2018
July 16, 2018

Trump congratulates Putin on hosting the WC

President Donald Trump tweets Sunday to congratulate the winning team, President Vladimir Putin, and Russia after the World Cup final, which he calls "one of the best ever!"

July 16, 2018
July 16, 2018

Mental strength paid off for France, says Deschamps

France manages to overcome mistakes and imperfections in their World Cup final victory over Croatia with sheer mental strength to lift the trophy for the second time, coach Didier Deschamps says.

July 15, 2018
July 15, 2018

France are champions

France beat Croatia 4-2 in the final of the World Cup in Moscow to win the world title for the second time.

July 15, 2018
July 15, 2018

France lead 2-1 against Croatia at halftime

France are 2-1 ahead against Croatia at halftime in the World Cup final after a pulsating opening 45 minutes at the Luzhniki Stadium.

July 15, 2018
July 15, 2018

France and Croatia name unchanged teams for WC final

France and Croatia go into Sunday's World Cup final in Moscow with the same starting line-ups as in their semi-final wins over Belgium and England respectively.

July 15, 2018
July 15, 2018

France and Croatia seek World Cup glory

Croatia face France in Moscow attempting to win their first World Cup while Didier Deschamps' side are aiming to land their second title two decades on from their triumph on home soil.

July 15, 2018
July 15, 2018

Croatian leader hands Putin soccer shirt before WC final

Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic gave Russian President Vladimir Putin a Croatian soccer shirt with the name "Putin" printed on the back on Sunday, hours before Croatia play...

July 14, 2018
July 14, 2018

France "in a bubble" to play the perfect final: Lloris

France shuts out all the euphoria back home over their run to the World Cup final in order to play a perfect match against Croatia on Sunday, France captain Hugo Lloris says.

July 14, 2018
July 14, 2018

Belgium third in World Cup after 2-0 win over England

Belgium finishes third in the World Cup, their best-ever performance, when they beat England 2-0 with an early Thomas Meunier goal and a breakaway finished by Eden Hazard in Saturday's playoff...