Didier Deschamps’ side came out victorious in a six-goal thriller, winning the Final 4-2, in a match that saw the first ever own goal and VAR-awarded penalty in a World Cup Final , as well as a calamitous mistake from captain Hugo Lloris.
Goals from Antoine Griezman, Kylian Mbappe, Paul Pogba and an own goal from Mario Mandzukic won the match for the French, which saw Deschamps become only the second person in World Cup history to win the competition as both captain and manager .
Les Bleus faced Peru, Australia and Denmark in Group C, and progressed along with the latter following two wins and a draw.
France then beat Argentina 4-3 in a thrilling last-16 encounter before knocking out Uruguay with a 2-0 quarter-final win, and overcoming Belgium 1-0 in the semi-finals.
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England vs Belgium will likely become a battle of who can get the most cards. Here’s why:
England are on 6 points, +6 goal difference, 8 goals for, 2 goals against.
Belgium are on 6 points, +6 goal difference, 8 goals for, 2 goals against.
There’s nothing separating them. If they draw the next game the team with less yellow cards goes through in first, England currently have 2 yellow cards, Belgium have 3. If they finish on the same number of cards then FIFA will have to fip a coin.
Here’s why this is even more likely than it seems. The winner of this group will most likely go to the toughest part of the draw given Brazil end first in their group and Germany finish second. Both teams will already know if that’s the case once the game happens. If that’s the case both teams will have no incentive to win.
It could be better to finish 2nd in their group…
Both teams will want to finish second which means they won’t want to score and the game will most likely finish 0-0. Then the team with more yellow cards will finish second which means both teams will be trying to get as many cards as possible.
This has everything to be one of the weirdest games in World Cup history.
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The US, Canada and Mexico will host football’s World Cup 2026 after it saw off a challenge from Morocco at the FIFA Congress. A joint bid by the three North American countries under the name ’United’ saw off the challenge of a rival proposal from Morocco, winning over two-thirds of the vote. The United bid persuaded 134 of the 203 delegates eligible to vote at the 68th annual Fifa congress, which was held on the eve of the 2018 tournament in Russia.
The 2026 tournament will also be the second World Cup hosted in more than one country, following Japan and South Korea’s joint effort in 2002. Canada and Mexico will stage just 10 games each, however. The United States will host 60 matches in total, including all games from the quarter-finals onward.
The US, Canada and Mexico will host football’s World Cup 2026 after it saw off a challenge from Morocco at the FIFA Congress.
The joint bid won 134 votes (67 percent) out of the 203 entitled to vote with Morocco bagging 65 (33 percent) when voting took place in Moscow on Wednesday, a day before the Russia World Cup 2018