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.
Leroy Sane and Niklas Süle both scored their first goal for Germany as Joachim Löw's side eased past Russia. Löw made a number of changes and several young players impressed as the hosts blew Russia away early on.
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.
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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