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Victor Mather

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17 Jul 2018 | 12:00 AM

World Cup 2018: The Winners and Losers

France won the World Cup, but that is far from the whole story. So many players and teams came out of the tournament on towering highs or devastating lows. Here are some of the winners and losers of the 2018 World Cup.

16 Jul 2018 | 1:32 AM

France, the Class of the World Cup, Brings Home the Trophy

MOSCOW — The first France goal came off a Croatian’s head. The second was scored with the aid of the Argentine referee, and became the first video-assistant-reviewed goal in World Cup history.

12 Jul 2018 | 6:00 AM

World Cup 2018: Croatia Disrupts England's Destiny

MOSCOW — Mario Mandzukic ran and ran and ran until he had almost nothing left.

11 Jul 2018 | 5:00 AM

France Survives Belgium to Advance to World Cup Final

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia — They talked about the attacking for two days before France played Belgium in a World Cup semifinal here, about Kylian Mbappé’s speed and Eden Hazard’s dribbling and Antoine Griezmann’s style and Kevin De Bruyne’s playmaking.

11 Jul 2018 | 1:04 AM

Ronaldo Signs Deal With Juventus

Cristiano Ronaldo will be taking his striking good looks, confident personality and sensational soccer talents to Turin, Italy.

8 Jul 2018 | 1:31 AM

England Takes Another Step Toward Bringing 'It' Home

England does not particularly care, really, how ‘it’ comes home. Harry Kane penalties or Harry Maguire headers work just fine.

7 Jul 2018 | 1:30 AM

France, Looking Like a World Cup Heavyweight, Advances

France advanced to the semifinals of the World Cup for the second time since winning the title on home soil in 1998, clinically dispatching an undermanned Uruguay, 2-0, at Nizhny Novgorod, Russia.

7 Jul 2018 | 12:30 AM

France, Looking Like a World Cup Heavyweight, Beats Uruguay

France cruised past a Uruguay team missing Edinson Cavani to become the first team in the semifinals of the World Cup. Raphael Varane and Antoine Griezmann scored in the 2-0 victory Friday at Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, with Griezmann’s goal coming on a goalkeeper howler by Fernando Muslera. Cavani, a crucial counterpart to Uruguay’s star striker Luis Suarez, missed the game because of a calf injury.

4 Jul 2018 | 1:30 AM

Sweden Makes World Cup Quarterfinals for First Time Since 1994

Sweden beat Switzerland 1-0 on the strength of an Emil Forsberg goal in the 66th minute. Sweden advances to a World Cup quarterfinal for the first time since 1994.

4 Jul 2018 | 12:30 AM

Sweden Advances to World Cup Quarterfinals Over Switzerland

Sweden beat Switzerland 1-0 on the strength of an Emil Forsberg goal in the 66th minute. Sweden advances to a World Cup quarterfinal for the first time since 1994.