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World Cup from the Darke Side: Hits and misses

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Argentina want Gareca to replace Sampaoli

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Paris Metro stations renamed after World Cup win

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World Cup best and worst: Our correspondents' five weeks in Russia

The 2018 World Cup had some brilliant moments, but what did our correspondents on the ground in Russia think of the tournament? Here we run through some of the best and worst.

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OGDEN: Nigeria 1-2 Argentina: This was win-or-bust for Argentina in Saint Petersburg, but it felt as though the whole nation turned up for this game, with 60,000 fans backing Lionel Messi and his teammates in the stadium. Messi scored a wonder goal and then Marcos Rojo sealed victory with a dramatic late winner,...

World Cup from the Darke Side: Ian Darke's hits and misses from Russia

ESPN's Charlie Gibson puts a bow on Project Russia from a scintillating final, as France claimed World Cup glory.

The 2018 World Cup has thrown up some great moments, but which are Ian Darke's favourites? And what did he not like about Russia 2018?

Best player: Kylian Mbappe's Olympian speed and four goals for France made him the poster boy of the World Cup, but Luka Modric was a good choice for the Golden Ball. The Croatia captain produced inspired craft and excellence in his team's run to the final.

Best coach: France's Didier Deschamps silenced his critics, but Belgium were the best team to watch. So this...

Argentina want Peru's World Cup coach Ricardo Gareca to replace Jorge Sampaoli

The guys respond to your tweets about the best World Cup final, Harry Kane, England's midfield, Marcus Rashford, Paul Pogba and the 2022 World Cup.
Uruguay's Luis Suarez says he gave Lionel Messi messages of support after Argentina were knocked out of the World Cup.

Peru's World Cup coach Ricardo Gareca is the No. 1 candidate to take the Argentina reins following the sacking of Jorge Sampaoli, according to media reports in the country.

The Argentina Football Association (AFA) parted company with Sampaoli on Sunday, 14 months after he took over the national team.

Argentina narrowly got out of the group stage during the World Cup before being eliminated in the round of 16 by eventual champions France. Under Sampaoli, Argentina won seven, drew four and lost four...

World Cup by the numbers - 169 goals, 29 penalties, 10 late winners, 4 red cards

The FC guys answer your tweets about the controversies in the World Cup final, Paul Pogba's performance and where the 2018 World Cup ranks all time.
Syrian troops and residents have a bit of peace watching the World Cup final as their lives slowly return to normal.
ESPN's Charlie Gibson puts a bow on Project Russia from a scintillating final, as France claimed World Cup glory.
Relive the best of France's victory over Croatia in the World Cup final in LEGO form.
Croatia fell short in their first World Cup final, but the FC crew explain what made the Vatreni's run so impressive.

France beat Croatia 4-2 to win the title for the second time and cap off a memorable World Cup in Russia. ESPN brings you the best numbers from what has been a World Cup of records.


This World Cup produced 169 goals, making it the third most prolific World Cup of all time. Only 1998 and 2014 produced more goals (171 in each). It is worth noting that the top four high-scoring World Cups of all time have come over the last six editions, since the tournament was expanded to 32 teams, and 64 matches...

Paris police arrest 102 people after World Cup celebrations turn violent

France fans clashed with the police after celebration turned violent with flares being thrown in the streets of Paris after 4-2 win over Croatia.

Police in Paris said they arrested 102 people celebrating France's victory over Croatia in the World Cup final after demonstrations began to turn violent.

Michel Delpuech, the chief of the Paris Police Prefecture, said in a news conference on Monday morning that a majority of those arrested were celebrating along the Champs Elysees, with 90 of them remaining in custody.

Delpuech said, however, that "given the risks inherent in this type of situation," there had been "no major situation" reported.