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World Cup: Keys to the game

Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow will crown the winner of Russia's World Cup 2018.

Ignacio Cervantes, Reporter

July 14, 2018

Sunday, July 15 the 21st World Cup Final will be played in Moscow between France and Croatia. France entered the tournament a favorites and have vindicated its high rating by reaching its third final in history. Croatia enter the match as heavy underdogs after forcing its way to the final match with...

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: Cavani brace for Uruguay while Mbappe seals win for France

Edinson Cavani celebrates his second goal of the night that sent Uruguay to the quarter-finals. Photo credit: Patrick Smith, Getty Images

Ignacio Cervantes, Reporter

June 30, 2018

Two quarter-finalists emerged as Uruguay and France advance to the next round and will matchup in Nizhny Novgorod Friday. In Kazan, Kylian Mbappe was the key figure in the French’s 4-3 elimination of Argentina. The Frenchman’s two goals assured Les Blues’ lead and resulted in game-winners. Antoine ...

World Cup: France to face Argentina, Croatia anticipate Denmark

Lionel Messi piggy-backs Marcos Rojo (no. 15) after the latter's goal kept Messi from backing his bags. Photo credit: Richard Heathcote, Getty Images

Ignacio Cervantes, Reporter

June 26, 2018

In St. Petersburg, it took a Marcos Rojo 87th minute game-winner to identify Group D’s knockout contestants. The goal gave Argentina a 2-1 win against Nigeria. And thanks to Croatia’s victory over Iceland by the same score, a spot in the Round of 16. With the win in Rostov-On-Don, Croatia earned...

Argentina Looks Fragile and VAR Enters the Scene

Iceland goalkeeper Hannes Halldorsson stopped Lionel Messi's penalty kick which ultimately earned Iceland a tie. Photo credit: washingtonpost.com

Ignacio Cervantes, Reporter

June 16, 2018

A pair of missed penalties and some Video Assistant Referee calls were the defining moments in Day 3 of the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Lionel Messi’s miss from the spot meant missed opportunity for Argentina meanwhile France managed a victory against Australia. Messi Unable to Influence Argentina A day of ...

Je ne suis pas Charlie (I am NOT Charlie)

The Charlie Hebdo Offices, coutesy of money.CNN.com

David M. Loza, Staff Writer

January 28, 2015

On Jan. 7, two Islamist gunmen opened fire in the Paris Headquarters of Charlie Hebdo, killing 12 staff members including a maintenance worker and two police officers. Eleven people were also wounded, including four in serious condition. The two gunmen, later identified as French Muslim brothers,...

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