Watch HIGHLIGHTS: Belgium's golden generation finish with bronze
Goals from Thomas Meunier and Eden Hazard gave Belgium a comfortable 2-0 victory against England in the third-place playoff at the Krestovsky Stadium.
Hazard, Belgium deservedly grab bronze
In a match with little intrigue, Belgium were the better side against England with Eden Hazard outclassing Raheem Sterling the most glaring example.
Belgium's 10-pronged attack, Kane's open play struggles
Belgium cruised to their sixth victory in Russia, beating England 2-0 to secure third place at the World Cup. ESPN brings you the best numbers.
LIVE Transfer Talk: Pogba offered Barca move
Two years at Manchester United may have been enough for Paul Pogba, who has been offered by his agent to Barcelona. Transfer Talk has the latest.
Transfer Rater: Kante to Barcelona
N'Golo Kante to Barcelona and Toby Alderweireld to Manchester United are two of today's hot rumours, according to Football Whispers.
Rumour Rater: Benzema to Napoli? Mina to Everton?
As the World Cup nears its end, the transfer rumour mill will kick into even higher gear. David Amoyal rates the newest and biggest rumours.
- Croatia ready for 'seismic event' in final - Dalic
- Croatia will have 4.5m players in final - Rakitic
- City furious with Napoli over Jorginho - sources
- Chelsea appoint Sarri to replace Conte
- Napoli's Jorginho follows Sarri to Chelsea
France have cruised but don't underestimate Croatia
France have been on cruise control at times in Russia, while Croatia have scrapped throughout. For that reason, the result is no forgone conclusion.
Pogba's World Cup secret: Keep it simple
Paul Pogba has been vital in France's run to the World Cup final and largely without ego or flash. But he can still produce the fun if needed.
Giroud and Mandzukic are old-fashioned but vital at World Cup
Strikers like Olivier Giroud and Mario Mandzukic are becoming obsolete, but they've been key to France's and Croatia's runs to the World Cup final.
France vs. Croatia: Tale of the Tape
France face Croatia in the World Cup final, but who has the edge? Mark Ogden's tale of the tape previews what looks to be an uneven contest.
Croatia have come through the wars, literally
Croatia have played 90 minutes more than France in the past fortnight, but their life experiences mean that shouldn't really make a difference.
Croatia's controversy-filled road to the final
The four years since Croatia's last World Cup campaign have seen fan violence, FIFA fines and a perjury trial for their star player.
Croatia's Dalic reaches World Cup final via unlikely route
Zlatko Dalic's loss in the 2016 ACL final with Al Ain still haunts him. But with Croatia he has moved on to bigger and better things.
Napoli's Jorginho follows Sarri to Chelsea for £53m
Chelsea have completed the signing of Jorginho, beating Manchester City to the signature of the Napoli midfielder.
Can Sarri's charisma, poetic football help Chelsea rebuild?
Maurizio Sarri might not look the part for Chelsea, but his charisma and poetic brand of football will be fascinating to watch as Chelsea rebuild.
Sarri's to-do list at Chelsea topped by Hazard, Courtois talks
There will be no honeymoon period for new Chelsea head coach Maurizio Sarri as he acclimatises to life as Antonio Conte's successor.
Quiz: How well do you remember the 2018 World Cup?
And then there were two! But how well do you remember the 30 that went out? Take this quiz to find out.
Ugra: Why I will miss the World Cup
Arsenal's Torreira mobbed by fans in Uruguay
Arsenal's Lucas Torreira received a hero's welcome upon returning to his hometown in Uruguay following his performance at the World Cup.
Bostock nails 'Billie Jean' performance in initiation
John Bostock's initiation song at Toulouse was a stunning rendition of the Michael Jackson classic "Billie Jean" -- complete with choreography.
Photos: How the FIFA World Cup Trophy is made
Paolo Vezzoli, special to ESPN.com
France eager to not repeat history in 2018 World Cup final
France were fancied to win Euro 2016 but lost in the final. They're determined not to repeat that mistake in the 2018 World Cup final vs. Croatia.
Inside France celebrations: Pamela Anderson and a water fight
How did France celebrate reaching their third World Cup final? Julien Laurens has the inside track following their win over Belgium.
France, Deschamps won't change their approach now
You sense Didier Deschamps' France team could do so much more but they're in the World Cup final having done the bare minimum. Why change now?
Project Russia: Which fans are left at the World Cup?
FIFA President hails 2018 World Cup 'the best ever'
FIFA President Gianni Infantino feels France against Croatia in will be a unique World Cup final and reveals the tournament has shown that small nations no longer exist.
Hornby: How England fell back in love with their national team
Nick Hornby: This summer had English fans believing again. But was the team's semifinal run really that impressive?
Southgate: England disproved 'myth' of fatigue
"I didn't believe the winter break, or the hotel we'd stay in, were factors about how we do in tournaments," Southgate said.
Gerrard 'proud' of England achievements
Former England captain Steven Gerrard says he's proud of the country's performances at the World Cup, after their run was brought to an end by Croatia in the semi-finals.
La Liga influence on World Cup is evident despite Spain woe
PHOTOS: Ronaldo through the years
- Arsenal's Emery to work with Ozil 'in a new way'
- FIFA fines Croatia, Sweden over equipment
- Klopp backs Lovren after World Cup run
- Mbappe wasted time in France's win - Meunier
- England didn't match hype vs. Croatia - Rakitic
- Infantino: Nigeria risk FIFA ban after domestic turbulence
Chelsea fans happy at Conte exit but job-hopper Sarri a worry
Chelsea fans are relieved that Antonio Conte has finally been sacked, bringing an end to the latest soap opera at Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea and Antonio Conte: A timeline of tension
Antonio Conte's departure from Chelsea has been a long time coming. Here's how the Italian's position went from perilous to untenable.
Marcotti: Chelsea was a learning curve for Conte
With Antonio Conte on his way out at Chelsea, ESPN FC's Gab Marcotti reflects on the Italian's tenure and what led to his undoing.
World Cup exposed flaws in Brazil, South American sides
Argentina, Peru, Colombia and Uruguay all can look back and wonder, but Brazil has the most to sort out following their exit from Russia.
Five questions for Arsenal vs. Boreham Wood
Unai Emery takes charge of his first game as Arsenal head coach on Saturday. Here are five things to look for.
England glee proves why Liverpool fans revelled in CL run
A lot of people revelled in England's World Cup run before they fell short, just like Liverpool in the Champions League final.
Rooney's first impressions can give D.C. hope
Big-name signings don't always come to MLS with the right attitude. It's early days yet, but Wayne Rooney has so far avoided that potential pitfall.
D.C. United's Rooney: Everton 'happy for me to leave'
Wayne Rooney spoke exclusively to Taylor Twellman about the circumstances behind his summer move. He's set to make his MLS debut on Saturday as D.C. United open its new stadium, Audi Field, against the Vancouver Whitecaps (8 p.m. ET, ESPN+).
Is Mbappe on equal footing with Pele, Messi at 19?
Antonio Strini and Igor Resende, ESPN Brazil
Man United stars put on a show in World Cup knockout rounds
Seven Man United players are in the World Cup through the weekend, but none has impressed Gary Neville quite like Ashley Young and Jesse Lingard.
The joys and frustration inside Camp Socceroo
Charged with covering Australia's World Cup odyssey, Steph Brantz reflects on what has been a whirlwind six months for the Socceroos.
Self-deception, lies the secret behind Croatia's run to final
England's collective mind got fuzzier as the game went on. Croatia's, somehow, seemed to grow clearer, scything through pain, fatigue and errors.
Russia 2018 can't be a false dawn for England
England surprised everyone at the World Cup, including themselves. The foundation of something great is in place, but that's been said before.
WATCH HIGHLIGHTS: Mandzukic winner takes Croatia to first-ever final
Watch all highlights from Croatia's epic comeback semi-final against England in Moscow on Wednesday.
By the numbers: Six hours of toil, three comebacks, two shootouts
For the third time in this World Cup, Croatia went the distance, as they beat England 2-1 after extra-time. ESPN brings you the best numbers.
- England to face Croatia behind closed doors
- Arsenal summer transfer business done - Emery
- Emery: Leno to battle Cech for No. 1 spot
- Southgate got substitutions wrong - FC panel
- England players to have special welcome - May
The inside story of Ronaldo's move from Madrid to Juventus
Cristiano Ronaldo has rocked football (again) by leaving Real Madrid for Juventus. Here's the inside story on why this transfer makes sense for all involved.
Ronaldo's Madrid exit makes waves throughout Spain
La Liga will never be the same without Cristiano Ronaldo. Questions loom at Real Madrid, but their fiercest rivals, too, face a changing landscape.
How France, Croatia made it to the World Cup final
A graphical look at how each team's chances of advancing through the knockout stage changed during every game.
Inter Milan and Bayern Munich dominate World Cup final
Inter Milan and Bayern Munich have had at least one player in the World Cup final since 1982. A remarkable run -- but here are the players.
Croatia outlast England: Social media reaction
Croatia rallied from an early goal down to beat England 2-1 and advance to the World Cup final vs. France. Here's how social media reacted.
- Real Madrid like Disneyland - Odriozola
- Chelsea legend Zola named as Sarri's assistant
- Reds face 'interesting' preseason test - Klopp
- Lewandowski: 'Sleepless nights' after WC failure
- 'Annoying' to 'prove myself' at Man Utd - Shaw
- Oxlade-Chamberlain to miss 'majority' of season
- Chelsea's Sarri 'bored' by transfer market
- Sarri: Insensitive comments at Napoli 'mistakes'
- Liverpool agree record fee for Alisson - sources
- 'Alien' Mbappe deserves Ballon d'Or - Varane
The 2018 World Cup stories of ESPN's Jayaditya Gupta, updated as he takes in more of the sights and sounds of the host country Russia.
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