2018 Schedule

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2018 Schedule
1st in FIFA World Cup
SC: Takeaways from the World Cup final (2:43)
SC: Assessing Mbappe and Modric's World Cup performances (2:08)
SC: How the referee's VAR decision changed the final (2:27)
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2hAssociated Press

Tens of thousands celebrate at Champs-Elysees

It was a victory for all of France and the home crowd did it justice, pouring into Paris' Champs-Elysees Avenue by the tens of thousands.

Marcotti: Croatia won their World Cup (3:14)
Burley: Scary how ambiguous handball rule is (5:20)
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4hGabriele Marcotti, Senior Writer ESPN FC

Thrilling World Cup gets the finale it deserves

Didier Deschamps got France's stars to buy into his work ethic, and the result was glory in Russia, but not before Croatia pushed them all the way.

5hAleksandar Holiga, Croatia blogger

8/10 Rakitic, Mandzukic lead Croatia's effort

In the end, Croatia paid for their mistakes and did not have the energy to mount another comeback as their fine World Cup run fell just short.

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5hMark Ogden, Senior Writer ESPN FC

Mbappe shows he is football's future king

When Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi retire, Kylian Mbappe will be the sport's leading light, and there's no limit to what he can do from here.

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5hJayaditya Gupta in Moscow

Blockbuster final sets high bar for 2022

Three scorchers, an own goal, a brain fade and VAR controversy. The 2018 final had everything, and more. Can it get any better than this?

France run over Croatia in second half (0:47)
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Modric, Mbappe, Courtois win World Cup awards

Croatia midfielder Luka Modric accepted the Golden Ball award as the best player at the World Cup after his side lost to France 4-2 in the final.

France's class proved too much for Croatia (1:24)
France rarely at their best in World Cup triumph (3:07)
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8hMark Ogden, Senior Writer ESPN FC

Mbappe magic powers France to World Cup glory

France won a chaotic World Cup final that featured VAR controversy, the latest step on Kylian Mbappe's ascent to greatness and a hatful of goals.

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France beat Croatia to claim World Cup glory

France won the World Cup with a 4-2 win over Croatia; Didier Deschamps became the third ever manager to win the trophy as a player and manager.

RankingsFIFA World Cup

Goal Difference5Tied-3rd
Goals Scored14Tied-2nd
Goals Conceded9Tied-30th