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FIFA World Cup 2018: Moscow City Court rejects Pussy Riot's appeals against prison sentences for pitch invasion at final
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FIFA World Cup 2018: Moscow City Court rejects Pussy Riot's appeals against prison sentences for pitch invasion at final

The Moscow City Court has rejected appeals from members of Russian punk-rock band Pussy Riot to overturn prison sentences following their anti-establishment protests at the World Cup final.

FIFA World Cup 2018: Stewards who failed to stop pitch invasion during final to face disciplinary measures
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FIFA World Cup 2018: Stewards who failed to stop pitch invasion during final to face disciplinary measures

Stewards at the World Cup final who were unable to stop members of the Russian punk-rock band Pussy Riot from invading the field during play will face disciplinary measures.

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: Paris celebrates France's title victory by renaming metro stations to honour Les Bleus' stars
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FIFA World Cup 2018: Paris celebrates France's title victory by renaming metro stations to honour Les Bleus' stars

Among the changes, station Victor Hugo became "Victor Hugo Lloris", named after the team's captain and goalkeeper, whose second half mistake gave Croatia faint hopes of a late comeback.

FIFA World Cup 2018 comes to a close: Here's a quiz to see how closely you were watching the tournament
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FIFA World Cup 2018 comes to a close: Here's a quiz to see how closely you were watching the tournament

A high-octane, and rather fitting, World Cup final saw France — unbeaten throughout the tournament — beat Croatia 4-2 to lift only their second world title in history.

FIFA World Cup 2018: Despite great start, Croatia's lack of intensity in second half led to France seizing glory in final
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FIFA World Cup 2018: Despite great start, Croatia's lack of intensity in second half led to France seizing glory in final

Although it was a contentious penalty that put France back on track, the manner in which Croatia was dismantled in the second half showed that the eventual winner was the one able to quickly shift through the gears

FIFA World Cup 2018: Anit-Kremlin punk band Pussy Riot invade pitch during France-Croatia final
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FIFA World Cup 2018: Anit-Kremlin punk band Pussy Riot invade pitch during France-Croatia final

The World Cup final between France and Croatia on Sunday was briefly interrupted when four intruders affiliated to anti-Kremlin punk band Pussy Riot ran onto the pitch before being hauled off by stewards.

FIFA World Cup 2018: Kylian Mbappe, Paul Pogba star as France overpower Croatia to lift second title
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FIFA World Cup 2018: Kylian Mbappe, Paul Pogba star as France overpower Croatia to lift second title

The French, playing their third World Cup final, were made to sweat initially and were lucky to go ahead when Croatia striker Mario Mandzukic headed an Antoine Griezmann free kick into his own net in the 18th minute, the first own goal in a World Cup final.

FIFA World Cup 2018: Croatia's success down to players' similar career trajectories in tactically astute Serie A, Bundesliga
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FIFA World Cup 2018: Croatia's success down to players' similar career trajectories in tactically astute Serie A, Bundesliga

Playing in Serie A taught Croatian players how to shut out teams purely on the basis of intricate midfield triangles, while Bundesliga have provided lessons on quick transitions and countering high press.

FIFA World Cup 2018: France, sole powerhouse remaining in Russia, look to avoid repeat of Euro 2016 failure in final
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FIFA World Cup 2018: France, sole powerhouse remaining in Russia, look to avoid repeat of Euro 2016 failure in final

On Sunday, France will have a renewed chance at winning the World Cup. They will need to contain the skillful Croatian ensemble or else the established order may well be toppled.

FIFA World Cup 2018, final preview: France's stability meets Croatia’s versatility in high-octane title-decider
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FIFA World Cup 2018, final preview: France's stability meets Croatia’s versatility in high-octane title-decider

Exploring the tactical designs of both teams, we try to find out who has got the edge heading into Sunday's big final between France and Croatia, however small that is

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