France claims top spot in latest FIFA rankings

ZURICH, Switzerland — The French National Team returned to the top of the #FIFARanking for the first time in 16 years. France who beat Croatia 4-2 last month to win their second World Cup title — last held the top spot in May 2002. FIFA used their new ranking system for the first time and…

Croatia reaches World Cup final after Mandzukic goal, Beat England 2-1

MOSCOW, Russia — Mario Mandzukic goal sends Croatia to their first ever appearance in the World Cup final after beating England 2-1 in extra time in Moscow, where they will take on France on Sunday. Unbeatable spirit. @MarioMandzukic9 Believe. #justdoit pic.twitter.com/Ne1lYsRhr0 — Nike Football (@nikefootball) 12 juli 2018

Samuel Umtiti heads France into the Final for first time in 20 years

MOSCOW, Russia — Samuel Umtiti’s headed winner has returned France to the FIFA World Cup Final for the third time in 20 years, sealing a 1-0 win over Belgium in Saint Petersburg. #FRA #FRA #FRA Samuel Umtiti heads @FrenchTeam into the #WorldCup Final 💪 👀 TV listings 👉 https://t.co/xliHcxWvEO 📺 Highlights 👉 https://t.co/LOdKDX2Cwn pic.twitter.com/PzIZ2OHGmA — FIFA…

Cristiano Ronaldo leaves Real Madrid to join Juventus

ITALY — Real Madrid C.F. announced that Portugese superstar Cristiano Ronaldo is leaving the club to sign with Italian champions Juventus, the Spanish club announced on Tuesday. Ronaldo,the reigning Ballon d’Or winner will end his nine-year stint with Real Madrid. “Real Madrid would like to communicate that we have listened to the wish and request…

Harry Maguire and Dele Alli help England reach World Cup semifinal

MOSCOW, Russia — England have reached their first World Cup semifinal since 1990 after goals from Harry Maguire and Dele Alli secured a 2-0 victory over Sweden in Samara. Dele’s goal was England’s 11th at Russia 2018, equalling the country’s record of most goals at a single World Cup set in 1966, the first and…

Belgium sends Neymar and Brazil out of World Cup with 2-1 win

MOSCOW, Russia — Belgium eliminated Brazil 2-1 to give Belgium a spot in the last four for the second time after 1986 and sees Brazil eliminated in the quarterfinals for the third time in the last four World Cups. Belgium will now face France, who beat Uruguay 2-0 earlier in the day, in the semifinal…

France beats Uruguay 2-0 to reach 2018 World Cup semi finalists

MOSCOW, Russia — France will head to the World Cup semifinals after a 2-0 win over Uruguay on goals from Raphael Varane and Antoine Griezmann. Varane scored the first goal of the match at around the 40 minute mark, before Griezmann made it 2-0 just after the hour mark. “I think we deserved the result,…