Argentina has canceled its World Cup warmup match against Israel after protests by Palestinian groups. The game had been due to take place in an area of Jerusalem that was formerly a Palestinian village.
In the end, World Cup 2018 belonged to France. But the path to Sunday's final was far from predictable. Fallen giants, rising stars, VAR controversies and 70 set piece goals all played a part. DW takes a look back.
France have been crowned World Cup champions after beating Croatia 4-2 in the final match in Moscow. It's the second time France has taken home the trophy, after winning its first World Cup in 1998.
Argentina were set to play in Jerusalem ahead of the World Cup in Russia. But the game has been called off after a top Palestinian soccer official called on Arabs to burn Messi posters if Saturday's match went ahead.
Russia expects to welcome around 3.5 million visitors during the soccer World Cup — and they all need somewhere to stay. DW correspondent Yulia Vishnevetskaya decided to advertise her apartment on Airbnb.
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