Soccer player Alan Pulido was kidnapped from his hometown of Tamaulipas, Mexico. Although the 25-year-old had a bandaged wrist, he told reporters after his rescue that he was "very well."
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.
With the World Cup final just around the corner, the agency is hoping to catch fugitives by using football to attract the public. For Europol, crowdsourcing intelligence is "the future of law enforcement."
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.
Football anthems are chosen by fans — not the music industry. A You'll hear these five songs in soccer stadiums around the world, though they originally had nothing to do with sports.
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