There's a window cleaning World Cup and here's who won

Jeremiah Hickey bagged a £1,000 prize at the inaugural event, but not a new world record.

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World Cup will be the Hunger Games for Ireland, says Marshall

Rhys Marshall has backed Ireland to turn their Six Nations disappointment into a ‘really hungry’ World Cup campaign when the national team heads to Japan this autumn.

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Russian security agency claims drone attacks thwarted at World Cup

The Federal Security Service said it foiled attempts by terrorists to disrupt the football event over the summer.

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‘Hero’ pilot killed in Leicester helicopter crash was ‘living the dream’

Eric Swaffer died alongside his partner Izabela Roza Lechowicz.

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Ireland interested in joint bid to host 2030 World Cup

It’s very early days but the possibility of Ireland staging games at the World Cup Finals has moved at least one step closer to becoming reality, with confirmation that the FAI is joining forces with the associations of the four ‘home nations’ to consider making a joint bid for the 2030 tournament.

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Ireland set to join bid to host the 2030 World Cup

The FAI are to join a feasibility study for the 2030 FIFA World Cup bid.

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Real Madrid boss Julen Lopetegui stands by controversial Spain exit

Real Madrid boss Julen Lopetegui has no regrets over his departure from the Spain job — and sees no reason why both club and country cannot enjoy a successful future.

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England defender Maguire getting used to life as a cult hero

The Leicester player turned in several eye-catching performances at the World Cup.

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No Spain regrets for Lopetegui as he focuses on Real Madrid challenge

The Spanish Football Federation sacked Lopetegui on the eve of the 2018 World Cup.

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Adidas shares surge 8.5% after World Cup sales boost

Adidas got a boost from the World Cup even though some of the traditional powerhouses it sponsors, including its home country Germany, flamed out early in the tournament.

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England keen to host 2030 World Cup

The country have only ever staged the tournament once.

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Pussy Riot members who disrupted World Cup rearrested in Moscow

The four activists had just served 15-day sentences for the World Cup protest.

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FIFA urged to conduct independent investigation into Qatar World Cup bid claims

The claims have been rejected by Qatar’s Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy.

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Qatar World Cup bid team accused of ‘sabotage plot’ against 2022 rivals

The claims have been rejected by Qatar’s Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy.

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Benjamin Pavard wins FIFA award for World Cup goal of the tournament

Pavard’s stunner levelled the scores against Argentina on June 30.

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Olivier Giroud just completed his forfeit after France’s World Cup win

The Chelsea man shaved his hair off after becoming a world champion.

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Nike enjoys World Cup boost in race to catch Adidas

Nike has said it is getting a sales boost from the World Cup teams and athletes it sponsored, giving the US company a tailwind in its race to catch up with Adidas in soccer.

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You need to hear the song Paul Pogba sang for his France teammates

France won the 2018 World Cup and Pogba is clearly very fond of his teammates.

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'We're going to kill them, Messi or no Messi': Watch Paul Pogba's inspirational dressing-room speeches

Not alone was Pogba a standout performer for Les Blues, he was a leader in the squad too.

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Ray Parlour backs Jack Wilshere’s decision to rebuild career at West Ham

Wilshere has signed a three-year contract with the Hammers.

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Cristiano Ronaldo won Instagram during the World Cup

The Portuguese star gained the most new followers of all the players at the tournament, according to stats from the social network.

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IHF finds over 1,350 junk food adverts went out during World Cup knock-out stages

There are calls for junk food ads to be banned on TV before 9pm.

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France celebrate in Paris after World Cup win in Russia

Paris turned out in force to welcome home the nation’s World Cup heroes.

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Croatia return home to a rapturous welcome

Zlatko Dalic’s men lost 4-2 to France in Sunday’s World Cup final.

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Olivier Giroud ‘privileged’ to be part of French team and to silence critics

The Chelsea striker failed to score in the tournament but played his part as France lifted the World Cup.

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World Cup final protesters get 15 days in jail

They were also banned from attending sports events for three years.

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France en fete as fans salute heroics of Les Bleus

Hundreds of thousands of ecstatic French fans celebrated the return of their World Cup winning football team yesterday, jumping and chanting “We are the champions” as their bus paraded down the Champs Elysees before a special presidential reception.

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French World Cup winners receive rapturous welcome home

Les Bleus will show off the trophy won in Russia to tens of thousands of people in Paris.

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Golden Boot winner Harry Kane out to start Premier League season with a bang

The Tottenham striker wants to finally find the net in August.

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From Russia with love – the World Cup crackers

Some clashes from Russia 2018 will live long in the memory.

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British Government ready to discuss bid to host 2030 football World Cup

An England or UK-wide bid to bring football ‘home’ would face competition from South America and north Africa.

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Victorious France squad arrive in Paris ahead of World Cup celebrations

Les Bleus won the World Cup for a second time on Sunday.

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France’s World Cup domination extends to Fifa 18

Stats from Fifa 18 maker EA Sports show Les Bleus have been winning trophies in the virtual world as well as on the pitch.

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Memorable World Cup goals – five of the best from Russia 2018

Stand-out strikes at this summer’s World Cup.

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Tens of thousands hail Croatia’s return from World Cup heroics

There were euphoric scenes as crowds applauded the team’s efforts in reaching the final in Moscow.

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Here are some of the most wholesome moments from the World Cup

The World Cup is over again for another four years and we've had the absolute craic.

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How papers across the globe covered France’s World Cup victory

Les Bleus won their second World Cup on Sunday.

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A look at how VAR the new system has come

Technology played its part at Russia 2018.

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What became of the World Cup’s award-winning young players?

Kylian Mbappe was the standout young performer in Russia.

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We were better team, but penalty decision ‘killed’ us, admits Modric

Antoine Griezmann converted the controversial spot-kick to give France a half-time lead.

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Mandzukic and Griezmann provide fitting end to record-breaking World Cup

There were unprecedented numbers of penalties and own goals in Russia, as well as late goals.

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Missing the World Cup already? A guide to the 2022 finals in Qatar

Qatar will host the next World Cup, which will be played from November 21 to December 18, 2022.

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Pele v Kylian Mbappe: Tale of the tape

A look at the early career progression of Pele and Mbappe.

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France ‘didn’t play football’ in World Cup final win, says Lovren

Lovren’s criticism of Les Bleus follows similar comments from Belgium after the semi-final.

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World Cup triumph afterglow raises French spirits

Thousands of people are expected to welcome the national football side home after their triumph in Russia.

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Croatia gears up to give heroes’ welcome to World Cup team

The national side lost 4-2 to France in the final in Moscow, but the team’s progress thrilled the country.

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Unbelievable Jeff! Lucky punter correctly guesses World Cup final scoreboard

One Paddy Power customer is €10,000 richer today after successfully predicting France v Croatia ’s half-time and full-time scores in the World Cup final.

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World Cup highs and lows: From Mbappe to Lopetegui and everything in between

After 64 games, the 2018 World Cup in Russia has come to an end.

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France overcome chaos to rule the world

Make sense of it all? Maybe there was no sense to be found in it at all.

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Pussy Riot members charged over World Cup final pitch invasion

Three men and a woman dressed in police uniforms interrupted the match on Sunday.

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A collection of some of the best images from the 2018 World Cup

Some great photographs from a memorable tournament.

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World Cup team of the tournament

France lifted the title with a 4-2 win over Croatia.

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Eden Hazard uses World Cup to plot Chelsea exit

It may be meaningless to many, but the unloved third-place play-off match can produce significant ramifications.

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The last World Cup as we know it - and one of the best

After 32 days of unprecedented drama across the fields of Russia, France and Croatia brought the curtain down on the World Cup with Game 64 at the Luzhniki Stadium yesterday. Having traversed the place these past six weeks by foot and bike, car and plane, death-trap taxi and way too many night trains, Joe Callaghan outlines 18 reasons why Russia 2018 was the best World Cup we’ve ever seen…

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World Cup diary: Belgians feted with fries on Brussels return

Belgium’s World Cup squad were welcomed as heroes in Brussels yesterday, after achieving their best-ever World Cup result in Russia, and were rewarded with the country’s national dish: A bowl of chips.

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Authorities investigating World Cup final pitch invasion

During the 51st minute of the match between France and Croatia, four people ran onto the pitch at the Luzhniki Stadium.

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Deschamps tells World Cup-winning France squad life will never be the same again

Les Bleus lifted the trophy for a second time after beating Croatia 4-2.

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