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Russian punk protest group Pussy Riot takes responsibility for World Cup interruption when four people invaded the field

5 monthes ago   |   By Business Insider

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Sunday's World Cup final ended with sound win by the French team over Croatia.
One of the most thrilling parts of the match came when four people rushed onto the field .
Now the Russian punk protest organization and band Pussy Riot has claimed responsibility for the game interruption.
In a statement posted to their Twitter account, Pussy Riot wrote that the disruption was meant to protest political prisoners, illegal arrests during protests, and more. The performance was referred to as “policeman enters the game.”
Pussy Riot , the Russian punk protest...
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Brutal chart shows how much more efficient France was than Croatia in the World Cup Final

Brutal chart shows how much more efficient France was than Croatia in the World Cup Final

5 monthes ago   |   By Business Insider

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France's offensive attack was far more efficient than Croatia in the World Cup Final, and it proved to be part of the difference in the win.
Croatia took twice as many shots as France but had fewer that were on-target.
Circumstance and officiating also had a big impact on the goal difference.
France beat Croatia, 4-2, in the World Cup Final on Sunday to once again bring the trophy home.
The thrilling, high-scoring match saw France stay a step ahead of Croatia, scoring the first goal off a free kick, followed by one on a penalty kick, and goals from Paul Pogba and...
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France wins thrilling World Cup final over Croatia to lift the trophy for the first time in 20 years

France wins thrilling World Cup final over Croatia to lift the trophy for the first time in 20 years

5 monthes ago   |   By Business Insider

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France took home the 2018 World Cup after a 4-2 victory in the final over Croatia.
French dominated the game and despite numerous dangerous attacks from Croatia were able to take home the win rather comfortably.
19-year-old wunderkind Kylian Mbappe scored a late goal for France, becoming the first teenager to score in a World Cup final since Pele.
France soundly defeated Croatia 4-2 in the World Cup final on Sunday, lifting the trophy for the first time since 1998.
While Croatia was in total control in the early minutes of the match, it was France who would strike...
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France scores crucial goal in World Cup final after VAR overturned a no-call into a handball

France scores crucial goal in World Cup final after VAR overturned a no-call into a handball

5 monthes ago   |   By Business Insider

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Video review has officially made an impact on the World Cup final.
After a French corner kick, Croatian Ivan Perisic initially got away with a handball but was later called for the foul to award France a penalty kick after VAR video review.
Antoine Griezmann sent the shot from the spot home to give France a 2-1 lead heading into halftime.
Video review has made quite an impact in its first World Cup.
The VAR or "Video assistant referee" system has gone over pretty well in its debut at the World Cup, correcting egregious errors and helping to keep calls in the box more consistent. See...
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Fans rush the field during one of the most thrilling segments of the World Cup Final and stop play

Fans rush the field during one of the most thrilling segments of the World Cup Final and stop play

5 monthes ago   |   By Business Insider

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Fans rushed the field during the World Cup Final on Sunday, momentarily stopping play.
The delay came just as Croatia started a counter attack after a missed opportunity by France.
The players argued about who should get the ball afterward, with Croatia keeping possession but failing to do anything.
Several fans rushed the field during the second half of the World Cup Final between France and Croatia on Sunday, momentarily stopping play.
Fans charged the field during a thrilling segment of play, with France leading 2-1, as French star Kylian Mbappe couldn't covert a...
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Antoine Griezmann committed an egregious flop to give France an early lead in the World Cup final

Antoine Griezmann committed an egregious flop to give France an early lead in the World Cup final

5 monthes ago   |   By Business Insider

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France took an early lead over Croatia in the World Cup final on an own goal during a free kick.
The goal would have never happened if not for an egregious flop by Antoine Griezmann.
Griezmann went to the ground long before contact and sold it perfectly to the ref who was in a bad position to judge the foul.
France took an early lead over Croatia in the World Cup final on an own goal during a free kick, but the goal would have never happened if not for an egregious flop by Antoine Griezmann.
Griezmann took a pass near the box and sensing some pressure from his left and behind, he went...
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