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FIFA World Cup 2018 comes to a close: Rank the best moments of the tournament in your order of significance
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FIFA World Cup 2018 comes to a close: Rank the best moments of the tournament in your order of significance

From Maradona's two-fingered salute to Swiss double eagles, the World Cup will be remembered for a lot of moments. Some of those moments will be etched in fans' memory for a long time. Firstpost has listed a few of them. Arrange those in your order of significance.

FIFA World Cup 2018: Croatia's luck ran out after conceding controversial penalty, says Zlatko Dalic
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FIFA World Cup 2018: Croatia's luck ran out after conceding controversial penalty, says Zlatko Dalic

Croatia coach Zlatko Dalic said his side had run out of luck after they conceded a controversial penalty awarded by VAR in the 4-2 World Cup final defeat against France on Sunday.

FIFA World Cup 2018: France coach Didier Deschamps says this tournament win is as beautiful as 1998 victory
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FIFA World Cup 2018: France coach Didier Deschamps says this tournament win is as beautiful as 1998 victory

Didier Deschamps said France were "swimming in happiness" after his players interrupted his post-World Cup final press conference, dancing and showering their manager in drinks as they celebrated their 4-2 win over Croatia.

FIFA World Cup 2018: Vladimir Putin 'proud' of Russia's hosting of tournament, calls it a success 'in every respect'
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FIFA World Cup 2018: Vladimir Putin 'proud' of Russia's hosting of tournament, calls it a success 'in every respect'

President Vladimir Putin said Russia could be "proud" of its hosting of the football World Cup, judging it a success "in every respect" after Sunday's final.

FIFA World Cup 2018: Croatia captain Luka Modric describes Golden Ball award as 'bittersweet' after losing final
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FIFA World Cup 2018: Croatia captain Luka Modric describes Golden Ball award as 'bittersweet' after losing final

Croatia captain Luka Modric said being awarded the Golden Ball for the World Cup's best player was "bittersweet" after losing the final 4-2 to France on Sunday.

FIFA World Cup 2018: Argentina part ways with coach Jorge Sampaoli after poor tournament
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FIFA World Cup 2018: Argentina part ways with coach Jorge Sampaoli after poor tournament

Argentina have parted company with coach Jorge Sampaoli following their poor World Cup campaign, the federation announced on Sunday.

FIFA World Cup 2018: Croatia's Mario Mandzukic has stamina to spare in final against France, says former coach
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FIFA World Cup 2018: Croatia's Mario Mandzukic has stamina to spare in final against France, says former coach

Croatia's World Cup semi-final hero Mario Mandzukic built up his stamina as a child on the banks of the Sava river in his native region of Slavonia.

FIFA World Cup 2018: Gareth Southgate says England 'aren't a top-four team yet' after losing to Belgium in third-place playoff
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FIFA World Cup 2018: Gareth Southgate says England 'aren't a top-four team yet' after losing to Belgium in third-place playoff

Manager Gareth Southgate said England have "no illusions" as to their standing in international football after finishing fourth at the World Cup in Russia.

FIFA World Cup 2018, final preview: A look at what to expect in the title showdown between France and Croatia at Moscow
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FIFA World Cup 2018, final preview: A look at what to expect in the title showdown between France and Croatia at Moscow

Here's what you can expect from what promises to be a blockbuster Sunday for football fans, with France taking on Croatia in the FIFA World Cup 2018 final at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow.

FIFA World Cup 2018: From slow start in group stages to explosive finish in final, how France won second title
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FIFA World Cup 2018: From slow start in group stages to explosive finish in final, how France won second title

Didier Deschamps' France have been indifferent but have shown flashes of brilliance en route to the final of the FIFA World Cup 2018

FIFA World Cup 2018: From topping Group D to riding on Luka Modric's brilliance, Croatia's road to final in Russia
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FIFA World Cup 2018: From topping Group D to riding on Luka Modric's brilliance, Croatia's road to final in Russia

From dominating displays to Luka Modric's brilliance, Croatia's road to final has been nothing short of a rollercoaster ride

FIFA World Cup 2018: Eden Hazard, Thomas Meunier score to help Belgium claim third place with win over England
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FIFA World Cup 2018: Eden Hazard, Thomas Meunier score to help Belgium claim third place with win over England

Belgium achieved their best World Cup finish as goals from Thomas Meunier and Eden Hazard secured a 2-0 victory over England in Saturday's third-place playoff in Saint Petersburg.

FIFA World Cup 2018: Croatia coach Zlatko Dalic says he's prepared to make changes for final if players aren't 100 percent fit
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FIFA World Cup 2018: Croatia coach Zlatko Dalic says he's prepared to make changes for final if players aren't 100 percent fit

Croatia coach Zlatko Dalic is prepared to make changes for Sunday's World Cup final against France if some of his players have not recovered from their exertions in reaching football's biggest game.

FIFA World Cup 2018: Antoine Griezmann says he will be happy even if France win 'ugly' in final
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FIFA World Cup 2018: Antoine Griezmann says he will be happy even if France win 'ugly' in final

France forward Antoine Griezmann said Friday winning the World Cup against Croatia on Sunday was more important than how his team do it.

FIFA World Cup 2018: When and where to watch Belgium vs England third place play-off, coverage on TV and live streaming on SonyLIV
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FIFA World Cup 2018: When and where to watch Belgium vs England third place play-off, coverage on TV and live streaming on SonyLIV

Here's all you need to know about tuning into the live action of the third-place playoff between Belgium and England on television as well as its live streaming.

FIFA World Cup 2018: A look at what to expect in the third place play-off between Belgium and England at Saint Petersburg
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FIFA World Cup 2018: A look at what to expect in the third place play-off between Belgium and England at Saint Petersburg

After both were eliminated in the World Cup semi-finals, a once-in-a-lifetime chance gone, England and Belgium have to play again in Saturday's third-place game.

FIFA World Cup 2018: 'Excited' Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic says she 'can't wait' for tournament final
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FIFA World Cup 2018: 'Excited' Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic says she 'can't wait' for tournament final

Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic said on Friday she could not wait for the World Cup final against France, as officials worked overtime to meet the huge demands from fans needing passports.

FIFA World Cup 2018: From Croatia's dream 1998 run to Euro triumph over Germany, look at team's best footballing moments
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FIFA World Cup 2018: From Croatia's dream 1998 run to Euro triumph over Germany, look at team's best footballing moments

With the all-important FIFA World Cup 2018 final two days away, let's take a look at some of the most significant moments in Croatia's football history.

FIFA World Cup 2018: Argentina's Nestor Pitana to referee final between France and Croatia
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FIFA World Cup 2018: Argentina's Nestor Pitana to referee final between France and Croatia

Nestor Pitana of Argentina will referee the World Cup final between France and Croatia, FIFA announced on Thursday.

FIFA World Cup 2018: Croatia's Dejan Lovren points to team's mental strength as one of the key factors behind successful run
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FIFA World Cup 2018: Croatia's Dejan Lovren points to team's mental strength as one of the key factors behind successful run

Croatia have relied on mental strength to defy limited resources and become the smallest nation in 68 years to reach a World Cup final, said defender Dejan Lovren.