In a DW exclusive, Christoph Schott, Campaign Director at Avaaz, says he is happy Argentina has cancelled the game against Israel.
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.
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.
Hosts Russia thrashed Saudi Arabia in the opening match of World Cup 2018. Denis Cheryshev and Aleksandr Golovin both scored early contenders for goal of the tournament in an emphatic 5-0 win.
They enter the World Cup with low expectations and a low FIFA ranking, but Russia's players are determined to prove their critics wrong. The hosts' opener could prove critical to their hopes of making World Cup history.
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