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World Cup victory boosts French morale, but not Macron's popularity

World Cup victory boosts French morale, but not Macron's popularity

Winning the soccer World Cup has turned the French into optimists, but has not boosted President Emmanuel Macron's popularity.

Questions raised over funding of UK sporting meet

Questions raised over funding of UK sporting meet

Was a recent 'sports integrity' event that questioned 2022 World Cup decision funded by Qatar rivals?

Crowds pack Champs Elysees as French winners return home

Crowds pack Champs Elysees as French winners return home

France overcame a determined Croatia team to win 4-2 in Sunday's final.

Heavy rain damages Russian World Cup stadium

Heavy rain damages Russian World Cup stadium

Footage from the southern city of Volgograd showed a fresh landslide on an embankment near the stadium.

World Cup celebrations rock France

World Cup celebrations rock France

Newspapers and TV stations hailed France's World Cup victory on Monday, while clean-up crews worked against the clock to tidy up after a crazy night's partying in Paris ahead of a victory parade down the Champs Elysees.

Targeted by 25mn cyber-attacks' during World Cup: Putin

Targeted by 25mn cyber-attacks' during World Cup: Putin

Russia was the target of almost 25 million cyber-attacks during the World Cup, President Vladimir Putin said, though he did not indicate who may have been behind the attacks.

France beat Croatia to win World Cup after Croatia thriller

France beat Croatia to win World Cup after Croatia thriller

France won their second World Cup 20 years after their maiden triumph on Sunday.

Amir receives host's mantle of 2022 FIFA World Cup

Amir receives host's mantle of 2022 FIFA World Cup

His Highness the Amir extended congratulations to the Russian president and the Russian people for the success of organising the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

Belgium squad gets hero's welcome on World Cup return

Belgium squad gets hero's welcome on World Cup return

Their dreams of World Cup glory, however, were shattered by France in the semi-finals.

Macron congratulates Putin for hosting 'perfect' World Cup

Macron congratulates Putin for hosting 'perfect' World Cup

Macron and his wife Brigitte met the Russian leader at the Kremlin on Sunday afternoon before the match.

Will Smith brings down curtain on Russia World Cup

Will Smith brings down curtain on Russia World Cup

Giant screens laid out on the pitch showed images of soccer players and the colours of the Croatian and French flags.

Belgium beat England to secure third place finish

Belgium beat England to secure third place finish

Belgium beat England 2-0 in the World Cup third-place play-off on Saturday to secure their best ever finish at a World Cup and send Gareth Southgate's side home with a second straight loss.