In May, Arsenal's former boss Arsene Wenger bade farewell to the English club after 22 years, seven FA Cups and three Premier League titles. Now, in a lengthy interview with France’s RTL, Arsene Wenger shed some reflective light on his journey with the Gunners.
Paul Pogba led the France World Cup celebrations and showed he is an absolute party monster. Now that France is utterly overcome with joy as Les Bleus delivered a second world title in twenty years, the Manchester United man stepped up to the moment.
The whole team celebrated with president Emmanuel Macron on Monday at the Champs Elysées in Paris.
The politician gave a brief speech before he passed the microphone on to Paul Pogba, and then the real party began.
With France nursing a 2-1 lead at halftime of the 2018 World Cup Final, Croatia was forced to go in search of an equalizer against the planet’s premier counter attacking side.
N’Golo Kanté is, in many respects, the best defensive player in the world because of the amount of turf the midfielder covers, combined with his tactical acumen, speed and tackling ability. But the Ivan Perišić goal vs France made Kanté look like a schoolboy.
The Croatia World Cup final vs. France is definitely something historic for the Balkan country.
Not many countries have had the honor of reaching that stage.
This has all the more merit considering how young the country is — Croatia was formed as a nation state in 1991 after the dissolution of Yugoslavia.
When France and Croatia battle for the World Cup trophy on Sunday in Russia (learn how to watch it here), two national teams with iconic looks will take the pitch side by side for the first time in 20 years. The question is, will those iconic uniforms be the ones we see for the World Cup final kits?
The Russia World Cup goes full circle as Argentinian referee Néstor Pitana is cast as the leading arbitrator in the France vs. Croatia World Cup final in Moscow’s Luzhniki Stadium. The 43-year-old physical education teacher, probably the most successful gym teacher of all time, will be aided by two more Argentinians Hernan Maidana and Juan Pablo Belatti with the Dutch Bjorn Kuipers as the fourth World Cup final referee.
The World Cup is coming to an end and with the final approaching, we have created a compilation of some of the players who will be playing in this monumental event.
With fewer players involved, it is important to focus on being able to quickly identify who the French and the Croatian players are. With France being back in the World Cup final for the first time since Zinedine Zidane's headbutt in 2006, this game might be one for the record books. Croatia too has an enormous historical weight on this tiny country's shoulders.
French champion Paris Saint-Germain bid the equivalent of just over $316 million for Barcelona’s Philippe Coutinho, as reported by Mundo Deportivo. The world-record bid was sought through Coutinho’s agents as a mediator with Barcelona. The 26-year-old Brazilian does have a $470 million release clause in his contract with Barcelona.
There’s your answer: From front to back, France has the best blend of talent at this World Cup. That’s not to deride Croatia or England, it’s just a question that was very obviously going to be settled in this particular semifinal. Could the “magic” propel either of those nations beyond France in the final? As Steven Gerrard would say, yeeeaah course — Portugal did it.