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World Cup Final Review: France Defeats Croatia 4-2, Wins Second-Ever World Cup

The 2018 edition of the FIFA World Cup was full of drama and upsets. In the end, it was the deeply talented French squad that lifted the coveted trophy. Highlights from the Group Stages and Knockouts Although not the first game of the tournament, Spain and Portugal truly kicked things …

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FIFA World Cup: Quarterfinals preview

Two days without any World Cup matches feels like an eternity. For the first time since the tournament began, soccer fans have had to wait more than 48 hours for matches. Queue Friday’s mouthwatering slate of games. Uruguay clashes with France at 10 a.m., and Brazil will prepare for a …

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2018 FIFA World Cup: Upsets Upon Upsets Take Russia by Storm

The 2018 FIFA World Cup’s early stages will go down as one chock-full of upsets. The defending World Cup champions saw an early exit, and two megastars had their runs in Russia cut short. 4 teams have booked their spots in the Quarterfinals! Who will join them? pic.twitter.com/elU0GJHzzI — FOX …

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FIFA World Cup Day Eight Recap: Messi and Argentina Struggle, France Advances

With the second string of group-stage matches underway in the 2018 FIFA World Cup, four teams have punched their ticket to the knockout stages. After Russia and Uruguay managed to qualify in Day 6 and Day 7 respectively, France and Croatia both turned in solid performances on Day 8 of …

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La Liga Round 23

Real Madrid 2-0 RCD Espanyol Lineups: Real Madrid: Casilla; Carvajal, Pepe, Varane, Nacho; Kovačić, Kroos, Isco; Vázquez, Morata, Ronaldo. (4-3-3) RCD Espanyol: Lopez; Reyes, Lopez, Duarte, Aaron; Fuego, Diop; Reyes, Jurado, Piatti; Gerard. (4-2-3-1) After a solid 3-1 victory in Uefa Champions League against SSC Napoli during the week, Real Madrid …

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La Liga: Round 21

FC Barcelona 3-0 Athletic Club Lineups: FC Barcelona: Ter Stegen; Vidal, Piqué, Umtiti, Mathieu; Rafinha, Gomes, Turan; Messi, Alcácer, Neymar. (4-3-3) Athletic Club: Iraizoz; De Marcos, Yeray, Laporte, Balenziaga; San José, Iturraspe; Lekue, García, Muniain; Williams. (4-2-3-1) This past week was like a roller coaster for FC Barcelona. Last Sunday, they …

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La Liga Recap: Round 20

Real Betis 1-1 FC Barcelona Lineups: Real Betis: Adán; Piccini, Mandi, Pezzella, Tosca, Durmisi; Pardo, Petros, Ceballos; Alegría, Castro. (5-3-2) FC Barcelona: Ter Stegen; Vidal, Piqué, Mathieu, Digne; Turan, Rakitić, Suárez; Messi, Suárez, Neymar. (4-3-3) FC Barcelona qualified once again to the Copa del Rey semifinals. A stage that they are …

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La Liga: Round 17

  Real Madrid 5-0 Granada CF Lineups: Real Madrid: Navas; Danilo, Varane, Nacho, Marcelo; Casemiro, Kroos, Modrić; Isco, Benzema, Ronaldo. (4-3-3) Granada CF: Ochoa; Lombán, Silva, Vezo, Tabanou, Tito; Uche, Samper, Pereira, Boga; Kravets. (5-4-1) After winning the FIFA Club World Cup in Japan and closing an amazing 2016, Real Madrid were …

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