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Dreams the World Cup Leaves Behind

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The 2018 World Cup in Russia has ended. Soon after Les Bleus defeated Croatia in the final, the Eiffel Tower in Paris lit up with dancing fireworks. The Croatian team, with its slogan “Mala Zemlja, Veliki Snovi” (Small Country, Big...

Russia, Champion Without a Trophy

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Russian President Vladimir Putin was all smiles when he handed the World Cup trophy to world champion France under a pouring rain at Moscow’s Luzhniki Stadium. Years of preparation and hard work that involved millions of Russians paid...

‘Les Bleus’ on Top of the World

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France is celebrating as Les Bleus captain Hugo Lloris and his teammates carried the golden World Cup trophy around Moscow’s Luzhniki Stadium. The French players were letting loose the euphoria that coach Didier Deschamps had warned...

“Les Bleus” in Fight against Own Ego

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No single player is bigger than his team, let alone his country. This seems to be the credo the French national soccer team players are adhering to ahead of their match against Croatia in the 2018 World Cup final in Russia.

Croatia’s Legs of Steel

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Nothing is impossible in soccer. Croatia, a country of only 4 million people, has successfully reached its first World Cup final this year after defeating England – supposedly the birthplace of modern soccer – in the semifinal early on...

Euro Cup Flavors at the World Cup

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The main objective of playing soccer is to scoring goals. Squads can play as beautifully as they want to, but it will not mean anything without creating goals. American humorist Arnold H Glasow once wrote, “In life, as in football, you...

The Three Lions and a Rubber Chicken

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An interesting sight was beheld during the English national football team’s practice session ahead of its semifinal against Croatia in this year’s World Cup. On Tuesday morning, the valiant English players were seen joyfully tossing...

The Chance of a Generation

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Whoever can beat Brazil may face the finals with optimism. This is a traditional belief of the World Cup. Through an especially arduous quarterfinal match, Belgium has managed to do exactly this. As such, will Belgium’s golden generation...

Continuation of 20-Year Cycle?

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The two upcoming semifinal matches at the 2018 World Cup present a unique phenomenon: The meetings will see two former world champions, France and England, each square off against a squad that has yet to win a World Cup, Croatia or Belgium.

Brazil on a Mission to Rule the World

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Brazil gave another energetic performance full of creative assists and samba-like maneuvers to crush Mexico’s dream of winning its 'quinto partido' (fifth match) and advancing to the quarterfinals at Samara Arena in Samara, Russia.