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Umtiti heads France into the Final

France book their place in their first World Cup Final for 12 years Umtiti header sees off Belgium in well-fought encounter Les Bleus to face England or Croatia on 15 July 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. ...

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Preview: France v Belgium

​Belgium set for their first semi-final in over three decades France new favourites after Brazil’s elimination THE LATEST: #FRABEL LIVE BLOG updating now Having both secured their seats at the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ table until next w… FIFA.com – Latest News

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Giroud thriving in elder brother role

Olivier Giroud in some of the best form of his career Playing older brother role to the younger players Set to meet two club-mates in the semi-final By Adrien Gingold with France At the age of 31, Olivier Giroud is peaking at just the right time and giving free rein to his talent at the FIFA World Cup™. And even ...

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Match officials appointed for Russia 2018's final phase

The FIFA Referees Committee has selected 12 referees, 26 assistant referees and 10 Video Assistant Referees for the final phase of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™. Given the fact that there are only four games to play, the number of referees has been reduced again. Appointed for the final phase are:AFC: FAGHANI Alireza (IRN) CAF: DIEDHIOU Malang (SEN) CONCACAF: ...

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Four semi-finalists, four key attributes 

Team Reporters identify their sides’ main strengths ​French versatility praised, as is Belgium’s newfound spirit Variety key for England, while midfielders drive Croatia The semi-final line-up is complete and two intriguing, all-European ties lie in wait. But while the teams in the last four of Russia 2018 hail from the same … FIFA.com – Latest News

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Chadli, the Red Devil in seventh heaven

Following a season to forget, Nacer Chadli is flying high again He won his starting place following a decisive cameo against Japan Chadli wants to see Belgium stretch their winning run against France By Simon Massart with Belgium Just thinking about last season gi… FIFA.com – Latest News

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Dele, Maguire head England into first semi-final in 28 years

England advanced to their first FIFA World Cup™ semi-final since Italy 1990 with a 2-0 win over Sweden thanks to a pair of headed goals by Harry Maguire and Dele. After a tepid opening half hour, Maguire was able to spring above his marker and latch on to the end of a floated Ashley Young corner to give the Three ...

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Croatia through as hosts pay the penalty

Twenty years on from Croatia first taking the FIFA World Cup™ by storm, Zlatko Dalic’s team have booked the country’s place in the semi-finals for the second time in their history. Having emerged victorious on penalties after a gruelling encounter, the Balkan side have also got a monkey off their back by ending their hoodoo against World Cup hosts, having ...

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Fantasy Round 6 Preview: Boosters & 5 Free Transfers

Deadline 20:00 CET on Tuesday.If you haven’t yet registered, you can still play McDonald’s FIFA World Cup™ Fantasy and create private leagues to compete with your friends.How To Play Transfers You can make 5 free transfers before Tuesday’s deadline. You can now pick 6 players from each country. Picking players who advance through the knockout rounds is adva… FIFA.com – ...

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Heads hook hauls

Money don’t buy you points. Indeed, while attacking players cost the big bucks, defenders have been excelling in the McDonald’s FIFA World Cup™ Fantasy. Round 5’s two biggest stars were Raphael Varane (€6m) and Harry Maguire (€4.9m), who returned 12 and 11 points respectively. That’s not to say that the expensive signings didn’t produce. Antoine Griezmann (€10m), Dele Alli (€8.9m) ...

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