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World Cup: France the first World Cup finalist

The French celebrate post-whistle after reaching the 2018 World Cup final. Photo credit: Zurab Kurtsikidze/EPA, via Shutterstock.

Ignacio Cervantes, Reporter

July 10, 2018

The French national team sealed a 1-0 win over Belgium in St. Petersburg Tuesday to earn a spot in the World Cup final. Samuel Umtiti’s header from a corner kick went past Belgian goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois. The goal put France ahead for good in the 51st minute of the game in a match that saw a to...

World Cup: Neymar inspires Brazil as Belgium comeback

Neymar Jr. dazzled on the pitch but annoyed many during his sideline antics of exaggeration. Photo credit: Getty Images.

Ignacio Cervantes, Reporter

July 2, 2018

Brazil (La Selecao) were comfortable winners in Samara as Mexico’s (El Tri) journey ends after a 2-0 loss. Belgium (Red Devils) also advanced to the quarter-finals after a 3-2 victory over Japan (Blue Samurai). The Belgians will face La Selecao next after coming back from 2-0 down to shatter Blue Samurai...

World Cup: Fair Play ends Senegal, Colombia to face England

Senegal fans end game in agony as FIFA's Fair Play tie-breaker rule had to stomach. Photo credit: Emmanuel Dunand, Getty Images

Ignacio Cervantes, Reporter

June 28, 2018

Colombia’s 1-0 defeat of Senegal Thursday catapulted the South American’s to first place in Group H. Poland’s 1-0 win over Japan shook the group around nicely as Senegal was brutally left out. Poland came into the final group stage game losing its first two matches with the Japanese leading...

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