Thousands of soccer fans from around the globe have been pouring into Russia for the World Cup. Thirty-two teams will be competing in stadiums across the country during the next month. Ahead of the opening match the mood was upbeat.
France face Croatia in the 2018 World Cup final in Moscow. While 'Les Bleus' are targeting a second World Cup triumph, the 'Vatreni' have never made it this far before. Here's the 2018 final as it happened.
France celebrated their second World Cup title by beating a passionate Croatia team. In a fantastic and memorable final, France also exorcised their Euro 2016 demons. DW's Pascal Jochem reports from Moscow.
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.
Despite impressing at times in Russia, Gareth Southgate's England team were well beaten by a better Belgium team in the third-place playoff in Saint Petersburg. A goal at the start and the end proved enough.
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