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France players celebrate after winning the FIFA World Cup final 4-2 against Croatia at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow on Sunday.(AP)

Adaptability helps France beat Croatia to lift FIFA World Cup for the second time

By Bhargab Sarmah | Hindustan Times, Moscow
UPDATED ON JUL 16, 2018 12:07 AM IST
France defeated Croatia 4-2 in the FIFA World Cup 2018 final to win the prestigious tournament for the second time after 1998.
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Former Brazilian football player Ronaldinho, surrounded by photographers, played drums as he took part in the closing ceremony of the FIFA World Cup at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow on Sunday.(AP)
Former Brazilian football player Ronaldinho, surrounded by photographers, played drums as he took part in the closing ceremony of the FIFA World Cup at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow on Sunday.(AP)

Drummer boy Ronaldinho signals closure of FIFA World Cup 2018

By Bhargab Sarmah | Hindustan Times, Moscow
UPDATED ON JUL 15, 2018 11:08 PM IST
Brazil football star Ronaldinho joined the closing ceremony proceedings pitch side, playing a drum to bring an end to the FIFA World Cup 2018.
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Croatia's Mario Mandzukic scored an own goal to give France the lead during the FIFA World Cup 2018 final at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow on Sunday.(AP)
Croatia's Mario Mandzukic scored an own goal to give France the lead during the FIFA World Cup 2018 final at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow on Sunday.(AP)

Own goal and VAR technology make debut at FIFA World Cup final

By Agencies | Moscow
UPDATED ON JUL 15, 2018 09:36 PM IST
Mario Mandzukic’s own goal and the use of VAR happened for the first time in a FIFA World Cup final.
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Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic (L) offers to Russian President Vladimir Putin a jersey of the Croatian national football team bearing the name Putin, ahead of the Russia 2018 World Cup final football match between France and Croatia, during their meeting at the Kremlin.(AFP)
Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic (L) offers to Russian President Vladimir Putin a jersey of the Croatian national football team bearing the name Putin, ahead of the Russia 2018 World Cup final football match between France and Croatia, during their meeting at the Kremlin.(AFP)

Croatian leader Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic hands Vladimir Putin soccer shirt before World Cup final

By Reuters | Reuters, Moscow
UPDATED ON JUL 15, 2018 08:05 PM IST
Croatian president Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic who has been visible during the 2018 FIFA World Cup gave a Croatia jersey to Russian president Vladimir Putin ahead of the final.
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The FIFA World Cup 2018 will come to a close following the France vs Croatia final at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow on Sunday.(Reuters)
The FIFA World Cup 2018 will come to a close following the France vs Croatia final at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow on Sunday.(Reuters)

FIFA World Cup 2018: After festival, normal life resumes in Russia

By Bhargab Sarmah | Hindustan Times, Moscow
UPDATED ON JUL 15, 2018 11:08 PM IST
Wistful recollection for Russian fans after a celebration of the FIFA World Cup 2018.
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Russian President Vladimir Putin (R), FIFA President Gianni Infantino (C) and Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani pose for a photo during their meeting in the Kremlin in Moscow on Sunday.(AP)
Russian President Vladimir Putin (R), FIFA President Gianni Infantino (C) and Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani pose for a photo during their meeting in the Kremlin in Moscow on Sunday.(AP)

Vladimir Putin passes torch to Qatar for FIFA World Cup 2022

By Associated Press | Moscow
PUBLISHED ON JUL 15, 2018 07:29 PM IST
Vladimir Putin on Sunday passed on the FIFA World Cup torch to Qatar which will host the next edition of the tournament in 2022.
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France last won the FIFA World Cup in 1998.(AP)
France last won the FIFA World Cup in 1998.(AP)

France and Croatia name unchanged sides for FIFA World Cup 2018 final

By By Joe Wright | Omnisport, Moscow
PUBLISHED ON JUL 15, 2018 07:28 PM IST
France and Croatia go into Sunday’s FIFA World Cup final in Moscow with the same starting line-ups as in their semi-final wins over Belgium and England respectively.
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France beat Croatia in the FIFA World Cup 2018 final at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow. Follow highlights from the World Cup final 2018 and closing ceremony here.(AP)
France beat Croatia in the FIFA World Cup 2018 final at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow. Follow highlights from the World Cup final 2018 and closing ceremony here.(AP)

World Cup final, France vs Croatia, highlights: France beat Croatia 4-2, clinch title

By Sayan Ghosh | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON JUL 15, 2018 11:19 PM IST
France beat Croatia 4-2 to clinch the FIFA World Cup 2018 title at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow. Follow highlights from the World Cup final 2018 and closing ceremony here.
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Croatia's midfielder Luka Modric (R) and France's forward Antoine Griezmann will be crucial to their teams’ chances in the FIFA World Cup 2018 final.(AFP)
Croatia's midfielder Luka Modric (R) and France's forward Antoine Griezmann will be crucial to their teams’ chances in the FIFA World Cup 2018 final.(AFP)

France and Croatia seek FIFA World Cup 2018 glory

By Agence France-Presse | AFP, Moscow
UPDATED ON JUL 15, 2018 06:43 PM IST
France, who are clear favourites against Croatia to triumph in the FIFA World Cup 2018 final, will also be spurred on by the bitter disappointment of losing the Euro 2016 final to Portugal in Paris
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Croatia face France in FIFA World Cup 2018 final at the Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow on Sunday.(AFP)
Croatia face France in FIFA World Cup 2018 final at the Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow on Sunday.(AFP)

‘Everybody is welcome’ - Croatia pitch for neutral support in FIFA World Cup final vs France

By By Matt Dorman | Omnisport, Moscow
PUBLISHED ON JUL 15, 2018 03:46 PM IST
Croatia are calling on FIFA World Cup watchers to back them in their bid to upset France in Moscow.
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Vladimir Putin (L) shakes hands with FIFA president Gianni Infantino before a gala concert of world opera stars at Bolshoi Theatre ahead of the FIFA World Cup 2018 final between France and Croatia in Moscow.(AFP)
Vladimir Putin (L) shakes hands with FIFA president Gianni Infantino before a gala concert of world opera stars at Bolshoi Theatre ahead of the FIFA World Cup 2018 final between France and Croatia in Moscow.(AFP)

FIFA president Gianni Infantino says World Cup 2018 has changed perception of Russia

By Reuters | Moscow
UPDATED ON JUL 15, 2018 03:16 PM IST
The 21st of the FIFA World Cup, which ends on Sunday with the final between France and Croatia at Moscow’s Luzhniki stadium, has transformed ‘the perception that the world has about Russia’, FIFA president Gianni Infantino said.
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French fans pose for photo with a Russian woman in Nikolskaya street near Red Square ahead of FIFA World Cup 2018 final against Croatia in Moscow on Saturday.(AP)
French fans pose for photo with a Russian woman in Nikolskaya street near Red Square ahead of FIFA World Cup 2018 final against Croatia in Moscow on Saturday.(AP)

Russian women push back at shaming over FIFA World Cup 2018 dating

By Associated Press | AP, Moscow
UPDATED ON JUL 15, 2018 06:15 PM IST
Russian women who have dated football fans during FIFA World Cup 2018 have been shamed by some Russian commentators, denounced for allegedly undermining the country’s morals and gene pool. The criticism has shown the dominance of patriarchal and sexist views in Russia
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French fans pose on Red Square in Moscow on July 13, 2018, two days before the FIFA World Cup 2018 final between France and Croatia.(AFP)
French fans pose on Red Square in Moscow on July 13, 2018, two days before the FIFA World Cup 2018 final between France and Croatia.(AFP)

FIFA World Cup 2018: France hold breath as football brings nation together

By HT Correspondent | Agence France-Presse, Paris
UPDATED ON JUL 15, 2018 03:14 PM IST
With success in FIFA World Cup 2018, a country like France, riven by tensions and still recovering from a series of terror attacks that claimed nearly 250 lives since 2015, has been able to revel in a newfound feeling of togetherness.
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A replica of the FIFA World Cup trophy is brandished by a football fan before a Russia 2018 World Cup football match in Moscow.(AFP File Photo)
A replica of the FIFA World Cup trophy is brandished by a football fan before a Russia 2018 World Cup football match in Moscow.(AFP File Photo)

Here are 4 football books as Fifa World Cup 2018 comes to an end

By Prerna Madan | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 15, 2018 10:50 PM IST
Don’t fret. Even though the Fifa World Cup 2018 has come to a close, there are enough books on football to keep you hooked. Here are the four we recommend.
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France's Kylian Mbappe (right) and Antoine Griezmann will be crucial against Croatia in the FIFA World Cup 2018 final.(REUTERS)
France's Kylian Mbappe (right) and Antoine Griezmann will be crucial against Croatia in the FIFA World Cup 2018 final.(REUTERS)

Stage is right for France to be a little adventurous in FIFA World Cup 2018 final

By Bhaichung Bhutia
UPDATED ON JUL 15, 2018 10:19 AM IST
France should really come out all guns blazing against Croatia in Moscow on Sunday. They should emerge from the defensive shell and be proactive. Despite all that has been said and all that Croatia have done, they will be tired after three successive games didn’t end in regulation time
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Manik Khatik (R) and Babuli Nayek, two die hard fans in Chandannagar, former French colony, dressed in the team’s jersey before the FIFA World Cup 2018 final.(Samir Jana/HT PHOTO)
Manik Khatik (R) and Babuli Nayek, two die hard fans in Chandannagar, former French colony, dressed in the team’s jersey before the FIFA World Cup 2018 final.(Samir Jana/HT PHOTO)

Old French enclaves in India gear up for Les Bleus win in FIFA World Cup 2018 final

By Snigdhendu Bhattacharya/CS Kotteswaran | Chandannagar/Chennai
UPDATED ON JUL 15, 2018 09:36 AM IST
Buntings and giant-screens are coming up at Chandannagar, the erstwhile French enclave in West Bengal, and in Puducherry and Karaikal, the European power’s former pockets of influence for one grand bash in the FIFA World Cup 2018 final
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France's goalkeeper Hugo Lloris holds a press conference at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow on July 14, 2018 on the eve of the Russia 2018 World Cup final football match between France and Croatia.(AFP)
France's goalkeeper Hugo Lloris holds a press conference at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow on July 14, 2018 on the eve of the Russia 2018 World Cup final football match between France and Croatia.(AFP)

FIFA World Cup 2018: France captain Hugo Lloris respects ‘special’ Croatia

By Bhargab Sarmah | Hindustan Times, Moscow
UPDATED ON JUL 14, 2018 11:38 PM IST
Croatia are high-quality opponents and they deserve as much credit as us, says France skipper Hugo Lloris ahead of the final of the FIFA World Cup 2018.
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Croatia's Luka Modric celebrates after his team advanced to the FIFA World Cup 2018 final .(AP)
Croatia's Luka Modric celebrates after his team advanced to the FIFA World Cup 2018 final .(AP)

Luka Modric calls for check on emotions, seeks final hurrah in FIFA World Cup 2018

By Bhargab Sarmah | Hindustan Times, Moscow
UPDATED ON JUL 14, 2018 09:02 PM IST
Luka Modric says determination and self-belief were always more important than physical stature in football and that will be as true in Sunday’s FIFA World Cup 2018 final as in any other match.
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Harry Kane (C), who with six goals is favourite for the Golden Boot, will start alongside Raheem Sterling in what is a much changed England line-up for the FIFA World Cup 2018 third-place play-off vs. Belgium.(AFP)
Harry Kane (C), who with six goals is favourite for the Golden Boot, will start alongside Raheem Sterling in what is a much changed England line-up for the FIFA World Cup 2018 third-place play-off vs. Belgium.(AFP)

FIFA World Cup 2018: England make five changes for third place play-off with Belgium

By Agencies | Saint Petersburg
UPDATED ON JUL 14, 2018 07:08 PM IST
Harry Kane, who with six goals is favourite for the Golden Boot, will start alongside Raheem Sterling in what is a much changed England line-up for the FIFA World Cup 2018 third-place play-off vs. Belgium.
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France are firm favourites to win the final showpiece in Moscow on July 15, 2018 and become world champions for the second time -- 20 years after their first triumph in 1998. But they will come up against a hungry Croatia side.(AFP)
France are firm favourites to win the final showpiece in Moscow on July 15, 2018 and become world champions for the second time -- 20 years after their first triumph in 1998. But they will come up against a hungry Croatia side.(AFP)

FIFA World Cup 2018: France, Croatia brace for history-making finale

By Bhargab Sarmah | Hindustan Times, Moscow
UPDATED ON JUL 14, 2018 08:11 PM IST
France coach Didier Deschamps, forward Kylian Mbappe and Croatia are all on the cusp of making history as Moscow braces for the final of the FIFA World Cup 2018.
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Thomas Meunier and Eden Hazrad for Belgium to give them a comfortable 2-0 win over England . Get highlights of the FIFA World Cup 2018 match between Belgium and England here.(AP)
Thomas Meunier and Eden Hazrad for Belgium to give them a comfortable 2-0 win over England . Get highlights of the FIFA World Cup 2018 match between Belgium and England here.(AP)

FIFA World Cup 2018: highlights, Belgium beat England, finish third

By Himanshu Dhingra | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 14, 2018 09:39 PM IST
Thomas Meunier and Eden Hazrad for Belgium to give them a comfortable 2-0 win over England . Get highlights of the FIFA World Cup 2018 match between Belgium and England here.
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Athiya Shetty says she is happy to work with Remo D’Souza and Badshah.
Athiya Shetty says she is happy to work with Remo D’Souza and Badshah.

‘I don’t judge people who are in item numbers’

By Sneha Mahadevan | Mumbai
UPDATED ON JUL 14, 2018 05:34 PM IST
Says Athiya Shetty as she talks about being a part of a new music video and why doing it was a good decision
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Actor Arjun Rampal is supporting France while filmmaker Imtiaz Ali is all for Croatia to win the FIFA World Cup 2018.
Actor Arjun Rampal is supporting France while filmmaker Imtiaz Ali is all for Croatia to win the FIFA World Cup 2018.

FIFA World Cup 2018: France vs Croatia, celebs share which team they are rooting for!

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 14, 2018 05:32 PM IST
John Abraham, Arjun Rampal, Imtiaz Ali and a lot many celebs talk about the team they are cheering for in the final game on Sunday (July 15) and also tell us who their favourite player is.
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France will look to win their second FIFA World Cup trophy on Sunday against first-time finalists Croatia.(REUTERS)
France will look to win their second FIFA World Cup trophy on Sunday against first-time finalists Croatia.(REUTERS)

France’s road to FIFA World Cup 2018 final

By Reuters | Moscow
PUBLISHED ON JUL 14, 2018 03:57 PM IST
France play Croatia in FIFA World Cup 2018 final at Moscow’s Luzhniki Stadium on Sunday. Here is France’s path to the showpiece match.
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Kuldeep Yadav is an ardent football fan and taking as much interest in the ongoing FIFA World Cup 2018 in Russia.(REUTERS)
Kuldeep Yadav is an ardent football fan and taking as much interest in the ongoing FIFA World Cup 2018 in Russia.(REUTERS)

Kuldeep Yadav rooting for France to win FIFA World Cup 2018 final against Croatia

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON JUL 14, 2018 05:00 PM IST
Kuldeep Yadav, who claimed 6/25 to fashion India’s victory against England in the opening ODI at Nottingham, is supporting France in FIFA World Cup 2018 final
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Croatia's Sime Vrsaljko celebrates with a flag after entering the FIFA World Cup 2018 final.(REUTERS)
Croatia's Sime Vrsaljko celebrates with a flag after entering the FIFA World Cup 2018 final.(REUTERS)

Goals, Neymar & Kalinic: best and worst of FIFA World Cup 2018

By Reuters | Reuters, Moscow
UPDATED ON JUL 14, 2018 02:13 PM IST
The FIFA World Cup 2018 has given us many moments to savour. A look at the five best goals, disappointments and memorable moments
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Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lilly star in Marvel’s Ant-Man and the Wasp.
Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lilly star in Marvel’s Ant-Man and the Wasp.

Ant-Man and the Wasp India box office: Marvel’s Infinity War follow-up makes Rs 7 crore on day 1

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 14, 2018 02:07 PM IST
Ant-Man and the Wasp, the 20th film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, has made Rs 7 crore on its first day in India.
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France's head coach Didier Deschamps (L) won the FIFA World Cup as players in 1998 (right).(AFP)
France's head coach Didier Deschamps (L) won the FIFA World Cup as players in 1998 (right).(AFP)

FIFA World Cup 2018: France coach Didier Deschamps on brink of history

By Reuters | Reuters, St Petersburg
UPDATED ON JUL 14, 2018 12:23 PM IST
Only Brazil’s Mario Zagallo and Germany’s Franz Beckenbauer have won the FIFA World Cup as both a player and a coach. France coach Didier Deschamps will join them if his team win Sunday’s final against Croatia in Moscow
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Croatia head coach Zlatko Dalic celebrates with Sime Vrsaljko, left, after his team advanced to the final of FIFA World Cup 2018.(AP)
Croatia head coach Zlatko Dalic celebrates with Sime Vrsaljko, left, after his team advanced to the final of FIFA World Cup 2018.(AP)

FIFA World Cup 2018: Croatia coach Zlatko Dalic chooses hard path to success

By Reuters | Reuters, Moscow
UPDATED ON JUL 14, 2018 12:23 PM IST
Croatia coach Zlatko Dalic made the decision in 2010 that moving to the Gulf was the only way to prove his worth as a coach. Seven years on, he took over a Croatia squad in disarray and slowly rebuilt the unity that has allowed them to get the best out of their individual talent and reach FIFA World Cup 2018 final against France
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Children play in front of a banner of the FIFA World Cup 2018 ahead of the final in Moscow.(AFP)
Children play in front of a banner of the FIFA World Cup 2018 ahead of the final in Moscow.(AFP)

Reputations burnished, others buffeted at ‘best World Cup ever’

By Reuters | Reuters, Moscow
UPDATED ON JUL 14, 2018 11:50 AM IST
Regardless of what happens in the remaining two matches, the reputations of both Croatia and England were greatly enhanced by their runs in FIFA World Cup 2018. By no means were all reputations burnished in Russia, however, some of the biggest names in sport flopped on the biggest stage
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