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World Cup Final: France v Croatia

Our experts preview the 2018 World Cup final, with Golden Ball contenders Kylian Mbappe and Luka Modric facing off as France, featuring Premier League stars Hugo Lloris, Paul Pogba, N'Golo Kante and Olivier Giroud, take on a Croatia team featuring Liverpool defender Dejan Lovren
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World Cup Tactics: England

Jordan Henderson running midfield, Harry Kane ice cool from the spot, the threat of John Stones and Harry Maguire at set-pieces and the clever link-up between Kieran Trippier and Jesse Lingard – we look back at the key tactical aspects we have seen from the England team at the 2018 World Cup so far...
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World Cup: Sweden

Our experts take a close look at Sweden, and analyse the challenge facing Gareth Southgate, Harry Kane, Jordan Henderson and the rest of the England team in their World Cup quarter final
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World Cup Diary: Days 17-18

Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo go home, too little too late from Sergio Aguero and David de Gea’s quiet nightmare of a World Cup is over, but Arsenal target Lucas Torreira impresses for Uruguay, Paul Pogba is warming up nicely and Kylian Mbappe has exploded – all the latest from a huge weekend in Russia
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World Cup Diary: Day 15

Gareth Southgate plays the second string, but Eric Dier, Marcus Rashford, Gary Cahill and co fail to impress against a Belgium side captained by Thibaut Courtois but brilliantly led by Mousa Dembele – all the latest from our World Cup Diary, including a young midfielder who could impress for Arsenal or Everton
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World Cup Diary: Day 14

Neymar and Brazil stroll through but Gabriel Jesus struggles, and Tottenham forward Son Heung-min scores as Mesut Ozil and defending champions Germany are dumped out – another fascinating day at the 2018 World Cup
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World Cup Diary: Day 13

Chelsea defender Andreas Christensen replaces Christian Eriksen as Denmark's star performer, Lionel Messi and Marcos Rojo are the Argentine saviours and a South American attacker who might appeal to Marco Silva: all the latest from our World Cup diary
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World Cup Diary: Day 12

Mohamed Salah bids farewell to the World Cup with a goal, David de Gea gets nutmegged and Arsenal target Lucas Torreira features in a diamond display from Uruguay – all that and more in our latest World Cup diary
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World Cup Diary: Days 10-11

Harry Kane, John Stones and Jesse Lingard roar for England, Eden Hazard and Romelu Lukaku do the business for Belgium, and Germany get the job done without Mesut Ozil – all in our latest World Cup Diary
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