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World Cup final: France crowned world champion after 4-2 win over...

There was to be no final, dramatic twist in a World Cup which has been full of joyous surprises and jaw-dropping late drama. Twenty years after France...

France beat Belgium’s ‘golden generation’ to reach World Cup final

Twenty years after France first won the World Cup, Les Bleus moved to within one match of repeating the feats of the celebrated team...

Cristiano Ronaldo leaves Real Madrid for Juventus as ‘new chapter’ begins

After nine years, 16 trophies and 451 goals, Cristiano Ronaldo is leaving Real Madrid. The Portugal star, 33, is to join reigning Serie A champion...

Croatia breaks Russian hearts, eliminating World Cup host on penalties

Croatia broke Russian hearts by dumping the host out of the World Cup, winning a tense quarterfinal on penalties. It looked as though another upset could be...

England beats Sweden to reach first World Cup semifinal since 1990

England reached its first World Cup semifinal since 1990, comfortably beating Sweden 2-0 with a commanding performance in Samara. Harry Maguire's first-half header set the Three Lions...

Brazil crashes out of the World Cup after defeat to Belgium

Five-time champion Brazil crashed out of the World Cup after losing 2-1 to Belgium in an enthralling quarterfinal in Kazan. A Fernandinho own goal and...

Goalkeeping calamity helps France qualify for semifinals

The first quarterfinal of the 2018 World Cup turned out to be a tale of two goalkeepers, as Fernando Muslera's second-half howler gifted France the...

England knocks out Colombia on penalties to reach the quarterfinals

No country had lost more penalty shootouts at a World Cup, but even though history was against them England's inexperienced team held its nerve...

Sweden marches on to quarterfinals after victory over Switzerland

Sweden continues to defy expectations at the World Cup and broke a 24-year drought by beating Switzerland 1-0 to progress to the quarterfinals for...

Belgium completes stunning comeback to eliminate Japan

Belgium completed a stunning second-half comeback to rescue its World Cup hopes and crush those of Japan in Rostov-on-Don. With the "Samurai Blue" leading 2-0...

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