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Division over contentious nationalist singer’s role in celebrations
‘Living alone and in a family are both unsatisfactory, so the trick is to mix them up’
Expenditure peaked after crucial victories or when teams were knocked out
US English-language viewer numbers down by one-third from 2014 final
France were the best team in a World Cup that was big on goals and low on red cards
Collective outpouring echoes ’98, and will probably last as long
Defiant Croats created danger on every attack but were finally undone by youth and flair
Second title for Les Bleus as Mbappé burnishes his reputation
Favours called in to prevent stadiums turning into white elephants
Dynamic team driven by Pogba and Mbappé take on Modric’s underdogs in final
With only one favourite left standing, this is Europe’s World Cup
Inside the stadiums, Russia 2018 felt like a triumph. But what will it mean for Putin?
‘A World Cup is a carnival. But afterwards, the world returns to normal’
Pogba and Kanté v Modric and Rakitic: the midfield duel that will decide a tantalising showdown
Sons of immigrants in national team are products of France — in ways good and bad
Investors’ nerves were calmed by the team’s semi-final loss to Croatia
Southgate’s team return to bad old long-ball ways on a disappointing night
Mario Mandzukic seals the match in the 109th minute
Which football team should an American in London support?
Enlightened employers have encouraged staff to take in every match
Cheese is always free in the trap.
Tottenham wing-back delivers the crosses that drive the team’s progress
World Cup semi-finalists combine best of British and continental traditions
Samuel Umtiti header sets up final clash against Croatia or England
Why France are likely to create chances and Raheem Sterling is key to England’s success