World Cup final

ZAGREB, Croatia | More than 250,000 welcome Croatia home after World Cup final

ZAGREB, Croatia— In an outburst of national pride and joy, Croatia rolled out a red carpet and staged a euphoric heroes’ welcome for the national team on Monday despite its loss to France in the World Cup final. Tens of thousands of people wearing national red-and-white checkered colors and waving Croatian flags poured into the … Continue reading ZAGREB, Croatia | More than 250,000 welcome Croatia home after World Cup final

MOSCOW | French President Macron has plenty of fun at World Cup final

MOSCOW — In a stadium packed with presidents watching the World Cup final, no one had as much fun as Emmanuel Macron. The French head of state joined his country’s victorious players in the locker room after they beat Croatia 4-2. He jostled with midfielder Paul Pogba while being filmed for Snapchat. And he posed … Continue reading MOSCOW | French President Macron has plenty of fun at World Cup final

MOSCOW | Pussy Riot claims on-field protest at World Cup final

MOSCOW— Russian protest group Pussy Riot claimed responsibility Sunday for four people who brought the World Cup final to a brief halt by running onto the field dressed in police uniforms. The three women and one man who charged onto the field simultaneously in the 52nd minute of one of the world’s most watched sporting … Continue reading MOSCOW | Pussy Riot claims on-field protest at World Cup final

MOSCOW | France wins 2nd World Cup title, beats Croatia 4-2

MOSCOW — Kylian Mbappe and France put on a thrilling show in winning the World Cup title. All Russian President Vladimir Putin might remember is the Pussy Riot protest. The 19-year-old Mbappe became only the second teenager after Pele to score in a World Cup final, helping France beat Croatia 4-2 on Sunday. Mbappe had … Continue reading MOSCOW | France wins 2nd World Cup title, beats Croatia 4-2

MOSCOW | The Latest: Pogba gives France a 3-1 lead in World Cup final

MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Sunday at the World Cup (all times local): 7:22 p.m. Pussy Riot has just claimed responsibility for the four pitch invaders who disrupted the World Cup final between France and Croatia in Moscow. Just after Croatia goalkeeper saved Kylian Mlbappe in the 51st minute, four people emerged from the other … Continue reading MOSCOW | The Latest: Pogba gives France a 3-1 lead in World Cup final

MOSCOW | The Latest: Fans gather in rainy Zagreb to watch World Cup

MOSCOW— The Latest on Sunday at the World Cup (all times local): 4:45 p.m. Braving rainy weather, Croatian fans are gathering in squares and streets around the country ahead of the World Cup final with France. Wearing Croatian team jerseys and waving flags, fans have filled up the central square in the capital Zagreb some … Continue reading MOSCOW | The Latest: Fans gather in rainy Zagreb to watch World Cup

MOSCOW | Matchups in Sunday’s World Cup final between France, Croatia

MOSCOW— A look at the matchups in Sunday’s World Cup final between France and Croatia: GOALKEEPERS French fans were concerned about Hugo Lloris, who set the tone for a shaky season with Tottenham last August when he allowed Marcos Alonso’s 10-yard shot in the 88th minute to slip under his body, giving Chelsea a 2-1 … Continue reading MOSCOW | Matchups in Sunday’s World Cup final between France, Croatia

MOSCOW | Lenin statue at final sandwiched by ads for Budweiser, Visa

MOSCOW  — When Lenin had a thirst for revolution, this is not what he had in mind. Fans attending Sunday’s World Cup final between France and Croatia will pass a huge statue of the Bolshevik Revolution’s leader as they enter the Luzhniki Stadium. Abutting the rear of the monument is a Budweiser concession stand with … Continue reading MOSCOW | Lenin statue at final sandwiched by ads for Budweiser, Visa