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Three men look at a major landslip on an embankment after a heavy rain next to the Volgograd Arena, one of Russia's World Cup venues in Volgograd, Russia, Sunday, July 15, 2018. The stadium, built on the banks of the Volga River, held four World Cup games and cost an estimated $275 million. (AP Photo/Ilya Varlamov)
July 15, 2018 - 6:17 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Sunday at the World Cup (all times local): ___ 1:15 a.m. Some of Russia's World Cup legacy is already falling down. A large earth embankment separating the World Cup stadium in Volgograd from the Volga River gave way, sending tons of dirt sliding into a road on the day...
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France's Antoine Griezmann celebrates with the trophy after his team won 4-2 during the final match between France and Croatia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, July 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
July 15, 2018 - 5:31 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — Antoine Griezmann's father emigrated from Germany, and the France forward's mother is of Portuguese decent. Paul Pogba's parents arrived from Guinea. Kylian Mbappe's dad is from Cameroon, his mom Algerian. Immigrants, sons of immigrants and grandsons of immigrants bonded together with...
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French players celebrate after bursting into a press conference by France head coach Didier Deschamps after the final match between France and Croatia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, July 15, 2018. France won the final 4-2. (AP Photo/Ronald Blum)
July 15, 2018 - 3:52 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Sunday at the World Cup (all times local): 10:25 p.m. France's jubilant players have crashed their coach's post-match news conference, dancing and singing while spraying both champagne and water. France coach Didier Deschamps, only the third man to win a World Cup as a...
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Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic hugs Croatia's Luka Modric after France won the final match between France and Croatia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, July 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
July 15, 2018 - 2:54 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Sunday at the World Cup (all times local): 9:45 p.m. Croatia's Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic says the national team players are "the first in the world for me" despite their 4-2 loss to France in the World Cup final. Plenkovic tells the state broadcaster the Croatia...
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People celebrate on the Champs Elysees avenue after France won the soccer World Cup final match between France and Croatia, Sunday, July 15, 2018 in Paris. France won its second World Cup title by beating Croatia 4-2 . (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
July 15, 2018 - 1:58 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Sunday at the World Cup (all times local): 8:55 p.m. From Napoleon's triumphal arch to hard-scrabble suburbs of Paris, France is exploding with joy after its national soccer team won the World Cup. Crowds packed the lawns stretching out beneath the Eiffel Tower,...
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A woman who invaded the pitch approaches France's Kylian Mbappe during the final match between France and Croatia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, July 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)
July 15, 2018 - 1:57 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian protest group Pussy Riot claimed responsibility Sunday for four people who brought the World Cup final to a brief halt by running onto the field dressed in police uniforms. The three women and one man who charged onto the field simultaneously in the 52nd minute of one of the...
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Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, shakes hands with Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir during their meeting in the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, Saturday, July 14, 2018. (Alexei Druzhinin/Sputnik, Kremlin via AP, Pool)
July 15, 2018 - 1:22 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Sunday at the World Cup (all times local): 8:15 p.m. A leader accused of genocide by the International Criminal Court has been entertained at the World Cup final. Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir was among the heads of state in the luxury seating at the Luzhniki Stadium...
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France's Paul Pogba celebrates after scoring his side's third goal during the final match between France and Croatia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, July 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
July 15, 2018 - 12:35 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Sunday at the World Cup (all times local): 7:29 p.m. France has a 4-2 lead over Croatia after 70 minutes of a World Cup final that has featured a series of firsts including an own goal and a penalty awarded after a video review. And a pitch invasion that Russian punk...
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French fans gather in the stands as they wait for the start of the final match between France and Croatia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, July 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
July 15, 2018 - 10:22 am
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Sunday at the World Cup (all times local): 5:15 p.m. There was new signage inside Luzhniki Stadium for the championship between Croatia and France. For the previous six matches, the front of the second and third decks had bright blue backgrounds with "2018 FIFA WORLD CUP...
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England players look on as Belgium is recognized as the third place winner after defeating England in the third place match at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the St. Petersburg Stadium in St. Petersburg, Russia, Saturday, July 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
July 15, 2018 - 9:39 am
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Sunday at the World Cup (all times local): 4:30 p.m. Thousands of fans have filled the historic Grand Place in Brussels to welcome home the Belgium team after its third-place finish in the World Cup. The Belgian players returned immediately after their 2-0 win over...
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