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Belgium defeat England 2-0 to finish 3rd in FIFA World Cup 2018

Belgium beat England 2-0 in the World Cup third-place play-off on Saturday to secure their best ever finish at a World Cup and send Gareth Southgate`s side home with a second straight loss. France will face Croatia in Sunday`s final at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow. A fourth-minute goal from Thomas Meunier and an 82nd minute Eden Hazard strike earned Belgium the victory and the third-place, which improves on their

Germany captain Philipp Lahm retires from internationals

World Cup-winning German captain Philipp Lahm has retired from playing for Germany. The German Football Federation (DFB) says the 30-year-old Lahm informed its president Wolfgang Niersbach of his decision in a telephone call on Friday. Lahm played 113 games for Germany since his debut in a 2-1 victory over Croatia on Feb. 18, 2004. Niersbach says, “I could tell very early in the conversation that it was futile to try

FIFA World Cup: Netherlands stun World Cup champions Spain

Robin van Persie and Arjen Robben scored twice each as the Netherlands avenged their 2010 World Cup final defeat to Spain with a record 5-1 drubbing of the defending champions on Friday. Van Persie pounced in each half as the Dutch recovered from a controversial Xabi Alonso penalty to inflict a crushing defeat on the reigning kings of world and European football. Stefan De Vrij got the Netherlands` other goal

FIFA World Cup Score: Brazil 3 – 1 Croatia

Hosts Brazil take on Croatia in the 2014 FIFA World Cup opener.  Nervy Brazil fell behind to an 11th-minute Marcelo own goal in the opening game of the World Cup against Croatia on Thursday, but got back on level terms thanks to a sublime Neymar strike just before the half-hour mark at the Corinthians arena. Roared on by a fanatical home support, Brazil gradually exerted control over the Group A

FIFA releases official World Cup song

Cuban-American rapper Pitbull joins Jennifer Lopez and Brazil’s Claudia Leitte in the official World Cup football song released by FIFA. The track, “We Are One (Ole, Ola)”, featuring an acoustic guitar and an upbeat rhythm with lyrics promoting peace and unity, was released Tuesday.  A video-clip filmed in Florida is expected to debut later this month. Pitbull, Lopez and Leitte will perform the song before the opening World Cup match