France celebrate in Paris after World Cup win in Russia

Paris turned out in force to welcome home the nation’s World Cup heroes.

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Croatia return home to a rapturous welcome

Zlatko Dalic’s men lost 4-2 to France in Sunday’s World Cup final.

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Olivier Giroud ‘privileged’ to be part of French team and to silence critics

The Chelsea striker failed to score in the tournament but played his part as France lifted the World Cup.

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Manchester United agree deal to sell Daley Blind back to Ajax

Blind joined United from the Amsterdam club in 2014.

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Football rumours from the media

What the papers say

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John Caulfield wants Cork City to show ‘best hand’

Defender Conor McCarthy and midfielder Gearóid Morrissey are both out of Cork City’s Champions League first qualifying round second-leg clash with Legia ...

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Cork City boss Caulfield feels for Bray players 'ultimately, they have to pay their bills'

Yesterday evening’s 5pm deadline for Bray Wanderers players to be paid came and went, increasing the likelihood of strike action.

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France en fete as fans salute heroics of Les Bleus

Hundreds of thousands of ecstatic French fans celebrated the return of their World Cup winning football team yesterday, jumping and chanting “We are the champions” ...

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Man Utd agree terms with Ajax for sale of Daley Blind

Manchester United have agreed terms with Ajax for the sale of defender Daley Blind, the Premier League club have announced.

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Latest: FAI ban Limerick FC from signing new players for rest of season

Latest: The FAI have said that Limerick FC's players will be paid money owed to them by the club tomorrow.

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Bray Wanderers banned from registering new players and thrown out of Scottish Challenge Cup

The Bray club failed to meet an FAI-imposed 5pm deadline to pay their players the seven weeks' wages they're owed.

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Cristiano Ronaldo looking to seize new challenge at Juventus

The 33-year-old is grateful for the chance to continue his career in Italy.

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Sanchez misses United’s US tour due to ‘personal administrative issue’

The striker did not join his team-mates on Sunday’s flight to Los Angeles.

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French World Cup winners receive rapturous welcome home

Les Bleus will show off the trophy won in Russia to tens of thousands of people in Paris.

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Golden Boot winner Harry Kane out to start Premier League season with a bang

The Tottenham striker wants to finally find the net in August.

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From Russia with love – the World Cup crackers

Some clashes from Russia 2018 will live long in the memory.

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British Government ready to discuss bid to host 2030 football World Cup

An England or UK-wide bid to bring football ‘home’ would face competition from South America and north Africa.

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Maths and Spanish are behind Cuadrado’s brilliantly logical new shirt number

And it’s not often you can say that.

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Victorious France squad arrive in Paris ahead of World Cup celebrations

Les Bleus won the World Cup for a second time on Sunday.

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Sarri aiming to enjoy himself in new role after replacing Conte at Chelsea

Sarri accepts he has a big challenge ahead.

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France’s World Cup domination extends to Fifa 18

Stats from Fifa 18 maker EA Sports show Les Bleus have been winning trophies in the virtual world as well as on the pitch.

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9 huge things that happened in club football while the World Cup was on

Big news wherever you look.

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Memorable World Cup goals – five of the best from Russia 2018

Stand-out strikes at this summer’s World Cup.

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Tens of thousands hail Croatia’s return from World Cup heroics

There were euphoric scenes as crowds applauded the team’s efforts in reaching the final in Moscow.

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How papers across the globe covered France’s World Cup victory

Les Bleus won their second World Cup on Sunday.

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Deschamps allows ‘mad’ France squad to go ‘a little crazy’ after World Cup win

Les Bleus lifted the trophy for a second time in Moscow.

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A look at how VAR the new system has come

Technology played its part at Russia 2018.

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Conte thanks players, staff and fans in gracious statement after Chelsea exit

Italian led Blues to FA Cup glory last term.

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What became of the World Cup’s award-winning young players?

Kylian Mbappe was the standout young performer in Russia.

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Mesut Ozil to take full part in Arsenal tour of Singapore

Germany international returns for pre-season matches against Paris St Germain and Atletico Madrid.

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We were better team, but penalty decision ‘killed’ us, admits Modric

Antoine Griezmann converted the controversial spot-kick to give France a half-time lead.

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Mandzukic and Griezmann provide fitting end to record-breaking World Cup

There were unprecedented numbers of penalties and own goals in Russia, as well as late goals.

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Missing the World Cup already? A guide to the 2022 finals in Qatar

Qatar will host the next World Cup, which will be played from November 21 to December 18, 2022.

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Pele v Kylian Mbappe: Tale of the tape

A look at the early career progression of Pele and Mbappe.

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France ‘didn’t play football’ in World Cup final win, says Lovren

Lovren’s criticism of Les Bleus follows similar comments from Belgium after the semi-final.

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World Cup triumph afterglow raises French spirits

Thousands of people are expected to welcome the national football side home after their triumph in Russia.

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Croatia gears up to give heroes’ welcome to World Cup team

The national side lost 4-2 to France in the final in Moscow, but the team’s progress thrilled the country.

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World Cup highs and lows: From Mbappe to Lopetegui and everything in between

After 64 games, the 2018 World Cup in Russia has come to an end.

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Football rumours: Man United interested in Italian defender

Moves for Bonucci, Morata and Higuain feature in the Monday papers.

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France overcome chaos to rule the world

Make sense of it all? Maybe there was no sense to be found in it at all.

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A collection of some of the best images from the 2018 World Cup

Some great photographs from a memorable tournament.

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World Cup team of the tournament

France lifted the title with a 4-2 win over Croatia.

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A final to match a World Cup that had everything

Football – zut alors!

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Eden Hazard uses World Cup to plot Chelsea exit

It may be meaningless to many, but the unloved third-place play-off match can produce significant ramifications.

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The last World Cup as we know it - and one of the best

After 32 days of unprecedented drama across the fields of Russia, France and Croatia brought the curtain down on the World Cup with Game 64 at the Luzhniki Stadium ...

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World Cup diary: Belgians feted with fries on Brussels return

Belgium’s World Cup squad were welcomed as heroes in Brussels yesterday, after achieving their best-ever World Cup result in Russia, and were rewarded with ...

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How players past and present reacted to France’s thrilling World Cup final win

Les Bleus secured their first world crown since 1998 at the Luzhniki Stadium.

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Just Benjamin Mendy dabbing with the French president at the World Cup

France beat Croatia 4-2 in the World Cup final to claim their second World Cup win.

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Deschamps tells World Cup-winning France squad life will never be the same again

Les Bleus lifted the trophy for a second time after beating Croatia 4-2.

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Here are the players who won awards at the World Cup

Luka Modric edged out Eden Hazard and Antoine Griezmann.

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