2018 Fifa World Cup News


Pride and tears for Croatians after team loses World Cup final to France

After watching their football team lose 4-2 to France in the World Cup final in Moscow on Sunday, some Croatians wept with sadness while others felt pride that their tiny nation had gone so far in the tournament

2 min read16 Jul 2018

World Cup 2018: The Kylian Mbappe effect

Like the Australian cricket team of the 1990s, or the New Zealand All Blacks in rugby, France won the battle even before the game started

4 min read16 Jul 2018

World Cup 2018 win gives France something to bask in, if only for a day

France's World Cup victory may add 0.1 points to its GDP and improve consumption by 0.2 points to 1.3%, but is unlikely to have any impact of Emmanuel Macron 'fragile' situation

4 min read15 Jul 2018

Heartbreak for Croatia as France wins World Cup 2018 4-2

Croatia fought hard but gradually ran out of steam even as goals from Paul Pogba and Kylian Mbappe gave France a three-goal cushion

3 min read15 Jul 2018

A to Z of the World Cup

As the 2018 World Cup in Russia draws to a close, Lounge looks at the players, moments, themes and numbers that defined the tournament

7 min read14 Jul 2018

On one count, England’s the FIFA World Cup winner

England remains a winner on one metric: club-wise representation in the World Cup

2 min read13 Jul 2018

Spat over World Cup television rights prompts Fifa to join attack on pirates

Last week, the Spanish league had said that it loses 400 million a year to piracy and vowed to take action against beoutQ

3 min read12 Jul 2018

World Cup 2018: Croatia’s artful football prevails over drilled set pieces play

In the second half, only Croatia looked like a worthy World Cup finalist. England, however, could only prove they are the king of set pieces

4 min read12 Jul 2018

World Cup 2018: The Belgian gamble boomerangs as France reach the final

Belgium thrives on counter-attack, too, but France made it dance to its tune, and ultimately made a super-talented side look ragged

4 min read11 Jul 2018

World Cup triumphs good for France’s growth, says finance minister

The World Cup often boosts consumer spending and France's success in Russia will be positive for the finalists' economy

1 min read11 Jul 2018
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