The host country, Russia, is out after a thrilling run for their supporters, but World Cup fans are still glued to the competition. As France get ready to play against Belgium, DW spoke to Russians to find out who, if anyone, they're rooting for.
Hundreds of female fans cheered for local champions Persepolis as they sought to claim their first continental crown. The move could be a step toward ending the decades-old exclusion of women from top games.
A group of soccer fans have been injured — some seriously — when an escalator collapsed at a Rome metro station. Most of those hurt were visiting fans of the Russian football club CSKA 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.
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.
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