MOSCOW. The first France goal came off a Croatian’s head. The second was scored with the aid of the Argentine referee, and became the first video-assistant-reviewed goal in World Cup history.
Luka Modric, captain and midfield general, is the undoubted star of Croatia's national team.
He has been the official Man of the Match in three of Croatia's six World Cup fixtures.
MOSCOW. First the good news. France did also take the most treacherous path to the final of Euro 2016 and, having seemingly got a hand on the trophy by dismantling Germany in the semi-final, froze horribly when it mattered most against a more limited Portuguese side.
MOSCOW. Neymar's Brazil crashed out of the World Cup on Friday, failing to erase the pain of their humiliation on home soil four years ago as Belgium beat them 2-1 to set up a semi-final against France.
MOSCOW. On the highest-scoring day of World Cup knockout football since 1970, two of the greatest players of all time failed to find the net.
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.
The United States, Britain and France launched punitive military strikes against Bashar al-Assad's Syrian regime in response to its latest alleged chemical weapons atrocity, President Donald Trump announced Friday.
Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy was held in custody on Tuesday and questioned by magistrates investigating whether late Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi helped finance his 2007 election campaign, an official in the French judiciary said.
French anti-terror judges have ended an investigation into the missile attack on a plane that killed former Rwandan president Juvenal Habyarimana, sparking Rwanda's 1994 genocide, legal sources said Thursday.
France’s narrow victory over Bulgaria on Saturday night means Didier Deschamps has won more games as the Les Blues manager than anyone else, edging above Michel Hidalgo and Raymond Domenech’s record of 41 wins.