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Karim Benzema fully fit and ready for LaLiga restart — could he have made a difference in the World Cup final?

Karim Benzema is fully fit to get back into the club season.

After leaving France's World Cup squad in November due to an injury, Benzema has had a fairly quick recovery and has been training with normality the past week with Real Madrid. He even played in a friendly.

Hat-trick y récords en la final del mundo – Kylian Mbappé se proclama como el heredero al trono

Francia se quedó con las manos vacías y sin poder convertirse en el primer bicampeón del mundo desde la Brasil de Pelé, luego de caer en penales frente a la Argentina del gran Lionel Messi.

Argentina breaks the record for most penalty kicks awarded to one team at a World Cup

Argentina made history during the 2022 World Cup Final as they were awarded their fifth penalty kick of the tournament. The previous record was shared by the Netherlands in 1978 and Portugal in 1966 with four penalty kicks each. With his subsequent goal, Messi now is level on four goals with Eusébio and Rob Rensenbrink having scored the most penalty kicks in a single tournament. 

The GOAT: Messi delivers World Cup to Argentina with defining performance in final

It was Lionel Messi's World Cup. With almost 80 minutes gone in Sunday's final and Argentina leading 2-0, the 35-year-old looked destined to lift the trophy while capturing both the Golden Boot and Golden Ball — a clean sweep of everything on the GOAT's World Cup swan song.

Then, in 97 seconds of Kylian Mbappé-inspired madness over the 80th and 81st minutes, France pulled level with Messi's PSG teammate scoring from the spot before unleashing a 15-yard side-volley for the equalizer. 

World Cup final starting XIs: Ángel Di María makes surprise start for Argentina

LUSAIL, Qatar - Ángel Di María is starting for Argentina in their World Cup final clash against France as coach Lionel Scaloni opted for a 4-3-3 formation on Sunday.

Di María, who has not started since the group phase and played only eight minutes in the quarterfinal victory against the Netherlands, is on the right flank of attack, with Lionel Messi set to become the player with most appearances at the World Cup finals (26).

Hilarious PL promo shows what Haaland has been doing while everyone’s at the World Cup

It’s been 34 days since we last saw a Premier League game and it’s about time it comes back — especially for the sake of Manchester City’s Erling Haaland.

Haaland is one of the world's few top players who missed out on qualifying for the World Cup this winter, and boy, has it been a long month for the Norwegian.

Life has been lonely for Haaland in Manchester

In a Sky Sports promo for the restart of the Premier League, we get to see a bit of what a lonely Haaland has been keeping himself busy with while his teammates battle it out in Qatar. 

Argentina or France? The18's 2022 World Cup final predictions

We are at the end of the road. Yeah! It's hard to believe it. After a month and 63 games filled with drama, joy and other emotions, the 2022 World Cup in Qatar is almost finished. The only thing left to know is who will be the grand champion.

Argentina and France are the finalists, and both are chasing to lift the tournament's trophy for the third time in their history. But that's not all. Their best players, Lionel Messi and Kylian Mbappé, are also locking horns, seeking individual glories: the Golden Boot and the Golden Ball. 

75-year-old grandma recreates Mbappé’s best World Cup goals in the most adorable way possible

The World Cup fever has reached the cookie-baking grandma of the world.

Lynn Davis, best known as cookingwithlynja on TikTok, has over 14 million followers that enjoy watching videos of her cooking all sorts of dishes and sweets with a bit of comedy.

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