PARIS. Dozens of youths shattered windows at a popular store on the Champs Elysees avenue Sunday while hundreds of thousands of fans celebrated France's World Cup victory, according to an AFP journalist at the scene.
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With similar accents and culture, there is little that annoys your average Uruguayan more than being mistaken for an Argentine next door.
No one, however, is confusing them at the World Cup.
KAZAN, Russia. Lionel Messi’s fourth World Cup ended in bitter, frustrating and all-too-familiar defeat on Saturday, with Argentina tumbling out of the tournament with a 4-3 loss to a suddenly impressive France in the round of 16.
Picture the scene: it is the dying moments of a World Cup match and the score is level. You receive the ball and take a speculative shot which sails straight past the goalkeeper and into the top corner. What do you do next?
Senegal deservedly defeated Poland in a game of few chances to claim the first win by an African team at the World Cup - although there was a hint of controversy about their second goal.
Belgium striker Romelu Lukaku will "remember to have fun" at the World Cup, despite claiming "some people in my own country want to see me fail".
The 25-year-old Manchester United forward scored twice in a 3-0 win over Panama in Sochi on Monday.
It’s time for me to handover to my colleague Ben Fisher and ride off in to the antipodean sunset. Thanks for your company and apologies to those whose emails/tweets etc I couldn’t include.
Add Brazil to the list of World Cup contenders that ran into a roadblock in the opening match of the tournament.
Defending champions Germany made a disastrous start to their bid to win back-to-back World Cups with a shock defeat by Mexico.
The World Cup kicks off in Russia on Thursday as years of preparations dogged by diplomatic scandals give way to a month of action on the field in football's global showpiece.