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Pulisic carries Dortmund to win over Liverpool

Christian Pulisic scored twice on Sunday to hand Liverpool their first defeat of the preseason as Borussia Dortmund beat Jurgen Klopp's side 3-1.

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Klopp warns U.S. not to pile pressure on Pulisic

Jurgen Klopp warned about the United States putting "too much pressure" on Christian Pulisic after he watched the Dortmund forward score twice.

Karius hits out at critics after Liverpool defeat

Loris Karius has used Instagram to hit out at people who "take joy in seeing other people fail or suffer."

Liverpool 1-3 Dortmund: Pulisic puts on a show

Christian Pulisic put in an inspired performance with two goals for Dortmund as they came from behind to defeat Liverpool.


Dortmund get a third to seal victory

International Champions Cup: Jacob Bruun Larsen (90'+3) Liverpool 1-3 Borussia Dortmund


Pulisic puts Dortmund ahead late against Liverpool

In the 89th minute, Christian Pulisic scores his second goal of the game to lift Borussia Dortmund past Liverpool.


Pulisic wins, converts penalty for Dortmund

Christian Pulisic scores to tie Borussia Dortmund's match with Liverpool at 1.


Van Dijk's header puts Liverpool ahead

Virgil Van Dijk used his head to give Liverpool a 1-0 lead over Borussia Dortmund.


Sanchez can't inspire Utd in San Jose draw

Alexis Sanchez returned to the Manchester United team but could not inspire Jose Mourinho's side to a first tour victory of the summer.

Mourinho: Utd may miss out on transfers

Jose Mourinho has admitted Manchester United may not get the players he wants in this transfer window as he looks to close the gap with Man City.

Valencia limps off injured in friendly

Jose Mourinho is facing his first injury scare of Manchester United's summer tour after Antonio Valencia limped off against San Jose Earthquakes.



LIVE Transfer Talk: Chelsea court Martial

With Eden Hazard heading for the Stamford Bridge exit, Chelsea have been linked with a move for Anthony Martial. Transfer Talk has the latest.

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Extra Time: Morata back to Real? Overlooked Prem stars?

The guys respond to your tweets about Alvaro Morata, the best Premier League players outside the top six and their favourite leagues to watch.


Could Fabinho actually convince Mbappe to join Liverpool?

Shaka Hislop explains why a text from former teammate Fabinho would never be a deciding factor if Kylian Mbappe decided to join Liverpool.


Manchester United


More signings not the answer for Mourinho

Jose Mourinho deserves another season of support, but Man United's results and style of play must improve. Spending big in the transfer market alone won't solve the problems.

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Pogba's France role won't work for Man United

Paul Pogba played more defensively when winning the World Cup, but if Man United want him to dominate games, a more attack-minded role is required.

Shaka Hislop's caveat to Man United about Arturo Vidal

Shaka Hislop offers a word of caution to Man United about Arturo Vidal after saying a move for the Bayern midfielder makes sense.


Mourinho worried about Man United's threadbare squad

Jose Mourinho isn't thrilled about not having several first-team players at his disposal as Man United embark on their preseason tour in the U.S.


Ibrahimovic: Pogba answered his critics

Zlatan Ibrahimovic believes former Manchester United team-mate Paul Pogba answered his critics as his France side won the 2018 FIFA World Cup.


Robson: Mourinho took a dig at Pogba in press conference

Stewart Robson reads between the lines of Jose Mourinho's press conference comments on Paul Pogba and feels his compliments were backhanded.


Dawson: Pressure on Man United to bolster squad

ESPN FC's Rob Dawson discusses Manchester United's needs in the transfer window and what to expect from Paul Pogba when he returns.


Major League Soccer

Power Rankings: Minnesota moves into the playoff picture

Minnesota United jumped five places off the back of a thumping 5-1 win over LAFC, while New York City FC held first spot in the MLS Power Rankings.

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Fioranelli at the epicenter of Quakes' troubles

The San Jose Earthquakes have won just twice in 19 MLS contests this season, and many of the Quakes' woes can be traced back to GM Jesse Fioranelli.

Minnesota United 5-1 LAFC: Loons run rampant

Minnesota United won a club-record fourth home game in a row as Darwin Quintero and Co. eased past LAFC at TCF Bank Stadium.


Philadelphia 1-3 LA Galaxy: Zlatan at it again - Via MLS

Zlatan Ibrahimovic's 12th goal of the season was part of a second-half surge by LA Galaxy that saw them overcome Philadelphia's early lead.


Columbus 3-2 Orlando: Crew SC strike late - Via MLS

Orlando City looked set for their second straight win in MLS, but a controversial penalty and a screamer by Wil Trapp turned the tide for Columbus.


NY Red Bulls 2-0 New England: BWP on 99 - Via MLS

Bradley Wright-Phillips scored his 99th career goal in MLS as New York Red Bulls took care of New England at Red Bull Arena.


Portland 2-2 Montreal: Timbers equalize twice - Via MLS

Montreal took the lead twice in Portland, but the Timbers fought back to earn a draw in front of their home crowd.


RSL 2-2 Colorado: Rapids swipe late point - Via MLS

Real Salt Lake looked in control against Rocky Mountain Cup rivals Colorado, but a late goal from Dillon Serna earned the Rapids a point.


Houston 1-1 Dallas: Early goals in derby draw - Via MLS

Houston and Dallas both scored in the first 10 minutes of the Texas derby as both sides left BBVA Compass Stadium with a point.


Chicago 1-2 Toronto: Osorio lifts Reds - Via MLS

Jonathan Osorio quickly negated an equalizer by Nemanja Nikolic to lead Toronto FC past Chicago on the road.


Atlanta 3-1 D.C. United: Martinez makes history - Via MLS

Josef Martinez broke the MLS record for career hat tricks, reaching 22 goals in 22 matches in 2018 as Atlanta United topped D.C. United in Georgia.


Seattle 2-0 Vancouver: Sounders quell Cascadia foes - Via MLS

Nicolas Lodeiro scored twice to lead Seattle past Vancouver , who were without Alphonso Davies amid reports of interest from Bayern Munich.


Nicol: MLS need to take Petke's criticisms on board

The ESPN FC crew debate whether Major League Soccer's punishment for Mike Petke's outburst was fair, given the substance of his complaints.


Minnesota 2-1 New England: Quintero's goal holds off Revs

Christian Ramirez and Darwin Quintero each scored in the first half for Minnesota United FC in a hard fought 2-1 win over New England.


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The Toe Poke

Griezmann wants World Cup ring for France squad

At the request of Antoine Griezmann, the entire France squad may soon be receiving diamond-encrusted mementos of their World Cup triumph.

Giroud honours World Cup bet, shaves head

The 31-year-old striker vowed to surrender his hair should France emerge victorious in Russia.

Dream result achieved: East Fife 4, Forfar 5

"East Fife 4, Forfar 5," regarded by some as the perfect scoreline due to its rhyming nature and rhythmic intonation, came to pass on Sunday.

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Alexander-Arnold a potential world star with humble roots

Trent Alexander-Arnold is starting to make waves in the United States and beyond but the Liverpool star will never forget where he came from.

Under Armour

Alisson a boost but title talk premature at Liverpool

Some Liverpool fans are demanding a title challenge after their massive summer spending spree but they need to calm down -- for now.

Nicol: It would be dereliction of duty if Klopp didn't spend


Real Madrid


Madrid poised to return to free-spending Galactico days

Real Madrid have been rather conservative in the transfer market for the past three years, but that seems set to change this summer.


Vinicius Junior deserves immediate shot at Real

Vinicius Junior has only just turned 18, but he's proved that he deserves an immediate chance to show what he's got at Real Madrid.

How Gareth Bale can fill the void left by Cristiano Ronaldo

ESPN FC's La Liga correspondent Sid Lowe explains what it will take for Gareth Bale to seize the opportunity left by Cristiano Ronaldo's departure.




Fabregas wants Hazard to stay


Sarri's late appointment complicates Chelsea's recruitment

Chelsea wanted to hire their new manager before strengthening their squad. But with Maurizio Sarri just appointed, have the Blues left it too late?

Thibaut Courtois crisis Chelsea's own doing

Chelsea are in a difficult situation with Thibaut Courtois, but they only have themselves to blame, putting Maurizio Sarri in a tough position.

Mexican Liga Bancomer

Tigres, Monterrey begin Apertura with wins

The Liga MX Apertura kicked off this weekend with some routine wins, Necaxa recording a surprise victory, and a few young keepers making an impact.


Guardiola, Xavi laud Marquez's 'spectacular career'

Pep Guardiola and Xavi have lauded Rafa Marquez's career, after the 39-year-old confirmed his retirement in a thank-you letter on Saturday.

Is PSG the best place for USMNT's Tim Weah?

After Tim Weah's goal in PSG's loss to Bayern Munich, the FC crew examine the USMNT youngster's development and his future with the French giants.


Weah goal in vain as Bayern rally past PSG

Bayern Munich successfully launched their International Champions Cup campaign with a 3-1 victory over two-time winners Paris Saint-Germain.

ICC: Fixtures, results and coverage

The ICC runs from July 20 until Aug. 11. Check back here daily for results, news and stories on the biggest names in world football.

Bayern Munich 3-1 PSG: Martinez sparks second-half rally

Bayern Munich came back from a 1-0 half-time deficit to beat PSG 3-1 in their opening International Champions Cup match.


Zirkzee connects for Bayern Munich's third

Zirkzee connects for Bayern Munich's third


Sanches' stellar free kick puts Bayern on top

International Champions Cup: Renato Sanches (68') Bayern Munich 2-1 PSG


Martinez's header equalizes for Bayern Munich

International Champions Cup: Javi Martinez (60') Bayern Munich 1-1 PSG


Weah slots in PSG's opener vs. Bayern Munich

International Champions Cup: Timothy Weah (31') Bayern Munich 0-1 PSG


Buffon makes sprawling save to keep PSG level

International Champions Cup: Gianluigi Buffon (13') Bayern Munich 0-0 PSG


Mahrez's debut hints at even more potent City attack

Manchester City fell in their preseason opener to Borussia Dortmund, but among a cast of kids, Riyad Mahrez provided a glimpse of what's to come.

Pep 'worried' by Dortmund's strong tackles

Guardiola will be without 16 players who were involved in the World Cup and could have been without a few more following some tough tackling.

Gotze, Dortmund down Man City in ICC opener

Mario Gotze scored the game's only goal from the penalty spot as Borussia Dortmund beat Manchester City in the opening ICC match of the summer.

International Champions Cup

ICC questions: Life after Ronaldo? Liverpool title hopes?

Ahead of the preseason International Champions Cup tournament and the 2018-19 campaign that follows, the world's leading clubs have big questions hanging over them.

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ICC players to watch: Future stars of Europe's elite

Some of Europe's elite will be in action in the International Champions Cup, but which young player from each club could be set for a bright future?



Extra Time: Morata back to Real? Overlooked Prem stars?

The guys respond to your tweets about Alvaro Morata, the best Premier League players outside the top six and their favourite leagues to watch.


Hislop: Mbappe's emergence a challenge for Neymar

Neymar says he is staying at PSG this season, but Shaka Hislop explains how Kylian Mbappe's rise could affect the Brazilian's future.


Why Richarlison transfer would be wasted money by Everton

The FC crew call Everton's transfer strategy into question as reports of a 40-to-50-million-pound move for Watford's Richarlison heat up.


Extra Time: Liverpool targets, Morata's future and more

The guys respond to your tweets about Liverpool's transfer targets, Bayern's chances against Real, Morata's Chelsea future and the Extra Time music.


Hislop: French Ambassador comments 'nothing new'

An animated Shaka Hislop gives his thoughts on the controversy over Trevor Noah's Africa World Cup joke after backlash from French the ambassador.


Nicol: Neymar making himself into a clown

After Neymar got in on the 'Neymar challenge,' Steve Nicol explains why he looks more like a clown than one of the world's best footballers.


Guardiola: Joe Hart's quality is undeniable

Pep Guardiola says nothing is decided on Joe Hart's future after the English goalkeeper played 45 minutes in Man City's ICC loss to Dortmund.


Patrick Kluivert: Real need another star to challenge Barca

La Liga ambassador Patrick Kluivert discusses the void left by Cristiano Ronaldo following his departure from Real Madrid to join Juventus.


Patrick Kluivert: Mbappe is a future Ballon d'Or winner

Former director of football for PSG Patrick Kluivert shares his thoughts on Kylian Mbappe's World Cup and his chances of winning a Ballon d'Or.


Has Klopp had a change of heart on spending big?

The FC crew look back on Jurgen Klopp's comments on spending in 2016 and discuss whether he's a changed man or merely splashing the cash at an opportune time.


Walton: Use of VAR at the World Cup was magnificent

Former Premier League referee Peter Walton explains why the use of VAR in Russia exceeded his expectations.


English Premier League

Five things the Premier League can learn from the World Cup

The World Cup offered some great insight into players who have not shown fans their best for their clubs. But what could the Premier League learn?

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Why Klopp made transfer U-turn and now splashes the cash

Jurgen Klopp criticised Man United's world-record purchase of Paul Pogba in 2016. Now the Liverpool boss is spending more than his rivals.

Pogba can enjoy World Cup glory, then lead Man United

When Paul Pogba returns to his club after a well-deserved holiday, Man United fans will want to see the player who inspired France in Russia.

FIFA World Cup

Darke: 2018 the best World Cup of modern era


World Cup 2022: What will top teams look like in Qatar?

The 2018 World Cup has only just ended but it won't be long until national teams begin preparing for 2022. How will the top teams look in Qatar?

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Cristiano Ronaldo transfer


Hysteria encompasses Juve upon Ronaldo's arrival

Juventus came oh so close to landing Cristiano Ronaldo 15 years ago. Now that the Old Lady finally has her man, Turin can't contain its excitement.

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Juve still have more moves to make

Signing Cristiano Ronaldo was a huge coup for Juventus but the club still has a number of business decisions to make before the start of the season.

Ronaldo: I want to make Italian fans happy

Juventus' new man Cristiano Ronaldo shares what he hopes to achieve during his time at the club.


Marcotti: Juventus didn't bring in Ronaldo to win UCL

Now that Juventus have Cristiano Ronaldo, the FC crew assess the Old Lady's chances of reclaiming the Champions League title after 22 years.


Will Cristiano Ronaldo take Juventus to the next level?

With his official presentation complete, the FC guys discuss how far Cristiano Ronaldo can take Juventus domestically and in European competition.


How Ronaldo's move to Juve raised eyebrows

After being unveiled as a Juventus player following his move from Real Madrid, ESPN take a look at how Cristiano Ronaldo's move to Turin unfolded.




Is there any future for Karius at Liverpool?

Jurgen Klopp has replaced Loris Karius after his errors in Kiev, but how do the confidence-drained goalkeeper and Liverpool move forward?

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Cocksure Lovren must build on Croatia exploits for Liverpool

Dejan Lovren isn't short on confidence and he'll need that iron clad self-belief to remain a fixture in Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool XI.

Shaqiri to Liverpool makes sense for Klopp



Did Wenger overstay his welcome at Arsenal?


Arsenal ultimatum over Ramsey: Sign contract or be sold

Arsenal face a make-or-break situation with Aaron Ramsey. If he doesn't want to commit to the club, then Unai Emery should sell him.

Torreira can be Arsenal's Kante

By now everyone knows the story of Arsenal missing out on N'Golo Kante. In Lucas Torreira, they might finally have a player who can fill that role.

Tottenham Hotspur


Eriksen, Sanchez, Son in Spurs' ICC squad

Vincent Janssen and 21-year-old midfielder Josh Onomah spent last season out on loan with Fenerbahce and Aston Villa respectively, are not included.

Tottenham launch new home and away kits

Unsurprisingly, the home shirt is predominantly white -- lilywhite to be precise -- and features a dark blue gradient in the lower recesses.

Tottenham had a great World Cup but must win a trophy

No Premier League club came close to making the same impression on this year's World Cup as Spurs. But they have to win something this year.

Manchester City


Man City World Cup superlatives - Via Man City

Man City represented well at the 2018 World Cup, including Benjamin Mendy lifting the trophy with France.


Man City unveil unique fonts for ICC

Manchester City will wear special Manchester-themed names and number fonts on their shirts for their International Champions Cup matches in the U.S.

Is Riyad Mahrez a guaranteed starter at Manchester City?

Riyad Mahrez cost Manchester City a club-record transfer fee, but the FC crew disagree about how the former Leicester star will fit into City's XI.


Italian Serie A

Milan now must topple Ronaldo, Juventus after CAS ruling

With Milan back in the Europa League after a successful appeal against their financial fair play violation, the focus turns to toppling Juventus.

Roma reeling as Alisson sale continues worrying trend

Alisson's sale to Liverpool brings Roma's transfer policy into question as yet another big-name star is sold.

Neymar: Ronaldo is a legend & genius

Neymar believes Cristiano Ronaldo's move from Real Madrid to Juventus will change the face of Italian football.


Spanish Primera División

Arthur already looking at home in Barca midfield

New signing Arthur has only been at Barcelona for a little over a week but the classy Brazilian is already looking at home in Barca's midfield.

Atletico Madrid should cash in on Godin now

Diego Godin was arguably the best defender at the World Cup, but could actually now be surplus to requirements at his club, Atletico Madrid.

Would a Barcelona move make sense for Kante?

Gab Marcotti says N'Golo Kante wouldn't fit at Barcelona, but Craig Burley and Shaka Hislop think he could be a replacement for Sergio Busquets.


Paris Saint-Germain


Hislop: Mbappe's emergence a challenge for Neymar


Tuchel: I can't wait to work with Neymar

PSG head coach Thomas Tuchel says he is excited to work alongside his front three of Neymar, Kylian Mbappe and Edinson Cavani.


U.S.'s Weah: I want to be greatest American ever

United States and Paris Saint-Germain rising star Timothy Weah says he wants to become his country's greatest-ever footballing export.



Juan Carlos Osorio's future with Mexico is likely to be defined very soon. It looks like he's going to be looking for another job outside of Mexico.

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Herrera is ready for the challenge of joining Europe's elite

Hector Herrera has been linked with some of Europe's biggest clubs. The Mexico international proved at the World Cup he's ready for the challenge.

Juan Carlos Osorio has to choose: Mexico, U.S. or Europe?

Mexico fell at the last-16 again but Juan Carlos Osorio emerged with plenty of credit. Now, he must decide his next move as a manager.


Sampaoli wrong for Argentina, now they have to get it right

Sampaoli was a bizarre choice to take charge of Argentina and that should have been abundantly clear. Now the AFA has to take time to get it right.

Can Brazil's midfield by helped by domestic-league fixes?

Neymar: Brazil's failure 'saddest moment of my career'

Neymar described Brazil's exit from the World Cup in Russia as the saddest moment of his career.


United States


Is youth soccer in the U.S. a broken system?

Taylor Twellman joins Bob Ley on OTL to revisit U.S. soccer's pay-to-play model and how too much structure is driving kids away from the sport.


The Twellman Doctrine: A World Cup blueprint for U.S. Soccer

Taylor Twellman outlines the steps U.S. Soccer should take in the coming years to give the USMNT their best chance of succeeding at the World Cup.


LEGO World Cup: Donovan's winner vs. Algeria

Relive Landon Donovan's last-gasp winner from 2010 in LEGO style, as the United States defeated Algeria on their way to winning Group C.


Why is Arena putting the spotlight back on the U.S.?

Dan Thomas, Kasey Keller and Kate Markgraf discuss Bruce Arena's latest comments and how the USMNT should feel watching the World Cup from home.


Arena gets candid on U.S. World Cup qualifying failure

Former U.S. head coach Bruce Arena explains why he believes the United States missed the World Cup and the changes he'd like to see in U.S. Soccer.


Arena talks young USMNT players and general manager position

Former U.S. head coach Bruce Arena shares his thoughts on the USMNT's performance against France and his vision for the U.S. general manager position.


World football

Torres aims to put Sagan Tosu on world football's map

Fernando Torres' new team, Sagan Tosu, play in a small city well off the world footballing map. The Spain World Cup winner aims to change all that.

Hislop: Bolt to the A-League is a marketing ploy

ESPN FC's Shaka Hislop explains why he doesn't see Usain Bolt's six-week A-League trial as anything more than a piece of commercialism.


FFA cool on Usain Bolt's A-League move

Football Federation Australia has responded cautiously to reports Usain Bolt hopes to play for the Central Coast Mariners in the A-League.

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Editors' picks

World Cup lessons: Europe rules the world, France beware

With the World Cup over, here's a look at what we've learned from the tournament - which includes a warning for the winners and sympathy for Neymar.

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Russia faces up to its future

Now the FIFA circus has left town, what is next for the 2018 hosts? On and off the pitch, Russia can learn from the events of the last five weeks.


The World Cup champions return home

Inside France's World Cup party: The Pogba Show takes over

How did the France players celebrate their World Cup success? Julien Laurens tells the story from the dressing room to the streets of Paris.


France celebrate World Cup: The story from streets of Paris

France celebrated their second World Cup success at the weekend. ESPN FC correspondent Jonathan Johnson was in Paris to soak in the raucous scenes.

Laurens: 2018 World Cup more special to France than 1998

Julien Laurens explains why France's 2018 World Cup title and the resulting celebration feels more special than Les Bleus' first title in 1998.


FIFA World Cup

Croatia celebrates being in a World Cup final

Even though it ended in heartbreak, Croats cheered loudly from every corner of the little country on the Adriatic Sea.

LEGO World Cup: France lifts second World Cup trophy

Relive the best of France's victory over Croatia in the World Cup final in LEGO form.


Assessing the World Cup Best XI

Julien Laurens takes issue with's omission of France's N'Golo Kante in their World Cup team of the tournament.


OTL: What Putin achieved with the World Cup

ESPN investigative reporter T.J. Quinn reflects on how Vladimir Putin used the World Cup as part of his geopolitical strategy.


Was Kante the catalyst for World Cup winners France?

N'Golo Kante had an off day in the World Cup final, but Julien Laurens and the FC crew explain why he was pivotal to France's triumph in Russia.


Behind the scenes at the 2018 World Cup's global coverage

A rare look at how three global outlets bring the World Cup to their fans, including ESPN partner Tencent's match-day show live from Moscow and Beijing.


France rarely at their best in World Cup triumph

Stewart Robson breaks down France's World Cup final victory over Croatia, which came on a night when they were often second best to the runners-up.


Ballsupki: It's all finished now. And I'm sad.

It's the Final, It's France v Croatia and it is the final episode of Ballsupski. Find out who Anthony Richardson saves Ian Fiveankles or Monsieur Le.


ESPN FC Best of the Week

Relive the highs and lows from the week on the ESPN FC set, which include more dancing from Gab Marcotti and a really excited Dan Thomas.


Project Russia: Has VAR been a success?

Various ESPN FC correspondents and fans weigh in on VAR and its impact at the World Cup in the latest episode of Project Russia.


The unique, bizarre & hilarious Cat Theatre

ESPN's Sam Borden takes in a bizarre cat theatre in Russia, which combines cat acrobatics, ballet and a circus.


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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Thrilling World Cup gets fitting finale

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

For Croatia, World Cup run must be a beginning

After the pain of falling short against France subsides, it's vital that Croatia channels its emotions into ensuring this isn't their last final.

France given heroes welcome in Paris

Led by captain Hugo Lloris, France were given a heroes welcome as they arrived back in Paris for the first time since they beat Croatia to win the World Cup.


Project Russia: Allez les Bleus!


Marcotti: Croatia won its World Cup

Croatia fell short in their first World Cup final, but the FC crew explain what made the Vatreni's run so impressive.


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