Skill beats scrap

Sports | After surprises and upsets, France wins the World Cup
by Charissa Crotts
Posted 7/16/18, 11:32 am

France, the second-youngest team in the FIFA World Cup tournament, yesterday beat Croatia 4-2 to win the cup for the first time since 1998. Croatia had won each of its three previous matches either during the 30 minutes of extra time when the first 90 minutes ended in a tie, or past that in a shootout.

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Associated Press/Photo by Matthias Schrader

France captures World Cup title

by Kent Covington
Posted 7/16/18, 09:07 am

France closed out an exciting World Cup in Russia on Sunday, defeating Croatia 4-2. France was the second-youngest team in the tournament, and the youngest player on the team, 19-year-old Kylian Mbappé made history, becoming the first teenager in 60 years to score a goal in a World Cup final. Sunday’s victory represents France’s second World Cup title. The French also won in 1998.

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Associated Press/Photo by Thanassis Stavrakis

Croatia downs England, faces France in World Cup final

by Mickey McLean
Posted 7/11/18, 05:30 pm

Croatia shocked England in a come-from-behind 2-1 victory in the World Cup semifinals Wednesday in Moscow, denying England its first World Cup final since winning its only title in 1966. The Croatians face France Sunday in their first World Cup final.

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