- France wins 2nd World Cup title, beats Croatia 4-2
With Vladimir Putin watching from the stands, France won its second World Cup title in a match that was interrupted by an on-field protest during the second half that Russian punk band Pussy Riot later took credit for.
ABC News. Sun, 15 Jul 2018 17:15:26 UTC.
- Jose Mourinho goes for a stroll around Manchester as he looks ahead to pre-season fixtures
The Manchester United boss welcomed back his squad earlier this week and has only one player still in action in Russia, Paul Pogba, who will hope to lead France to glory against Croatia on Sunday.
Daily Mail. Sun, 15 Jul 2018 01:31:27 +0100.
- Essay: Croatians Savor the Present, but Keep One Fateful Foot in the Past
Croatia is playing for the World Cup title on Sunday. It is a huge moment, maybe as big as the kick that Zvonimir Boban unleashed during a 1990 soccer riot.
Nicholas Kulish. New York Times. Sat, 14 Jul 2018 23:03:43 GMT.
- World Cup final 2018: France v Croatia - your guide to Sunday's match
Croatia can become the lowest-ranked team to win the World Cup, while France are aiming to make up for Euro 2016 heartbreak when they meet on Sunday.
BBC News. Sat, 14 Jul 2018 21:58:49 GMT.
- Ex-World Cup Final Referee Talks About This Critical Role Ahead Of Croatia Vs. France
On the eve of the World Cup Final, NPR's Michel Martin chats with former FIFA Referee Howard Webb about what it takes to referee one of the biggest sporting events in the world.
Gemma Watters. NPR. Sat, 14 Jul 2018 17:54:00 -0400.
- Djokovic outlasts Nadal in classic Wimbledon semi-final
Serbia's Novak Djokovic reached his fifth Wimbledon final as he resisted everything great rival Rafael Nadal could throw at him to win 6-4 3-6 7-6(9) 3-6 10-8 in a two-day classic that concluded in nerve-jangling tension on Saturday.
Reuters. Sat, 14 Jul 2018 14:49:06 -0400.
- 'Winning World Cup would unite France, if just for a short while'
People in France are hoping a World Cup final triumph against Croatia on Sunday could help unite the country's different ethnic groups like it did in 1998, if only for a while.
The Local. Sat, 14 Jul 2018 16:16:48 +0200.
- France vs. Croatia: How to watch the World Cup final on TV and online - CNET
Looking to tune in to the final and third-place matches this weekend? Here's how.
David Carnoy. CNET. Sat, 14 Jul 2018 13:05:59 +0000.
- Ryanair passengers 'bleeding from their ears' as flight makes emergency landing
More than 30 Ryanair passengers were treated in hospital, some bleeding from their ears, after their Croatia-bound plane lost cabin pressure and made an emergency landing in Frankfurt, German police say.
Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Sat, 14 Jul 2018 22:52:25 +1000.
- Favoured France takes on resilient Croatia in World Cup final
Twenty years after France and Croatia had their most successful World Cup performances, the two countries' paths will meet on soccer's biggest stage. ...
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Sat, 14 Jul 2018 08:00:00 EDT.
- Russia Protests Greece's Expulsion Of Envoys For 'Meddling' In Macedonia Name Dispute
Russia has summoned the Greek ambassador in Moscow to protest Athens' expulsion of two Russian diplomats accused of trying to block Greece's landmark agreement settling a name dispute with Macedonia.
Radio Liberty. Sat, 14 Jul 2018 02:02:31 +0000.
- Croatia's Luka Modric: Chequered past haunts World Cup star
Midfield magician Luka Modric faces a perjury charge back home in Croatia.
BBC News. Sat, 14 Jul 2018 00:55:34 GMT.
- Mixed emotions in Balkans over Croatia's World Cup success
In the Balkans, soccer is so political that it has created bitter divisions about Croatia's surprising success at the World Cup.
Jovana Gec. Fox News. Fri, 13 Jul 2018 15:37:43 GMT.
- Putin to hold talks with foreign leaders arriving for 2018 FIFA World Cup final
The Russian president will meet with heads of Palestine, Gabon, Sudan, Moldova, Hungary, Qatar, France and Croatia
Tass. Fri, 13 Jul 2018 17:54:22 +0300.
- FIFA World Cup Final 2018 Schedule: Date, Time, Odds, Picks For France-Croatia And England-Belgium
The 2018 FIFA World Cup is wrapping up this weekend with two final matches, a third-place game featuring England vs. Belgium and a championship match showcasing France vs. Croatia. ...
By Alex Kay, Contributor. Forbes. Thu, 12 Jul 2018 12:56:00 -0400.
The Balkan States consist of Albania, Bosnia, Bulgaria, and Croatia
as well as Greece, Macedonia, Montenegro, and Serbia. Additional
news and information about these Balkan countries can be found on the
official government websites highlighted below.
The Republic of Albania's
capital city is Tirana, and its currency
is the Lek. Albanian is the primary language used in Albania,
and in 2007, the country's estimated population was 3,601,000.
Bosnia and Herzegovina's capital city is Sarajevo, and its currency
is the Konvertible Marka. Bosnian, Serbian, and Croatian are
the primary languages used in Bosnia and Herzegovina, and in 2007,
the country's estimated population was 4,552,000.
The Republic of Bulgaria's capital city is Sofia, and its currency
is the Lev. Bulgarian is the primary language used in Bulgaria,
and in 2007, the nation's estimated population was 7,323,000.
The Republic of Croatia's capital city is Zagreb, and its currency
is the Kuna. Croatian is the nation's main language, and in 2007,
Croatia's estimated population was 4,493,000.
The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia's capital city is Skopje,
and its currency is the Denar. Macedonian and Albanian are the
country's primary languages, and in 2007, the estimated population of
Macedonia was 2,056,000.
The Republic of Montenegro's capital cities are Podgorica and Cetinje,
and its currency is the Euro. Montenegrin is the official language
of Montenegro, and the nation's estimated population in 2007 was 685,000.
Serbia's capital city is Belgrade, and its national currency is the
Dinar. Serbian is the official language of Serbia, and in 2007,
the country's estimated population was 10,150,000.
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