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Croatians give heroes' welcome to World Cup squad

Croatians give heroes' welcome to World Cup squad

A crowd estimated at more than 100,000 thronged the capital's main square to see the players.

French community in Qatar celebrates World Cup win

French community in Qatar celebrates World Cup win

Emotions ran high as the audience watched the match on a large screen in Al Wosail Ballroom.

Pride and tears for Croatians after World Cup final loss

Pride and tears for Croatians after World Cup final loss

Fans who had gathered in Zagreb to watch the match on a big screen hugged each other in commiseration.

France fans go wild after World Cup win

France fans go wild after World Cup win

In Paris, where 90,000 people gathered next to the Eiffel Tower to watch the match on vast TV screens, there were choruses of the Marseillaise.

Thailand's rescued cave boys won't see World Cup final live

Thailand's rescued cave boys won't see World Cup final live

Twelve boys and their soccer coach rescued from a flooded Thai cave will watch a recording of the World Cup final which takes place on Sunday, not the live broadcast, an official at the hospital they are staying in said.

Amir, Putin, Macron to attend WC final

Amir, Putin, Macron to attend WC final

His Highness the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani and Russian President Vladimir Putin will attend the World Cup final between France and Croatia in Moscow's Luzhniki Stadium today, official sources said.

World Cup omens looking good - for both France, Croatia

World Cup omens looking good - for both France, Croatia

French sports daily L'Equipe on Friday came up with nine reasons why Les Bleus will lift the trophy again after a first title in 1998.

Croatian fans aim to be in Moscow for World Cup final

Croatian fans aim to be in Moscow for World Cup final

Croatia secured a hard-won spot in the tournament showpiece against France, to be held at Moscow's Luzhniki Stadium.

Eiffel Tower to close for open-air World Cup broadcast

Eiffel Tower to close for open-air World Cup broadcast

Tens of thousands of people are expected to watch the game between France and Croatia in the shadow of one of the country's most visited sites.