FIFA World Cup

A cupful of surprises

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France's goalkeeper, Hugo Lloris, lifts the trophy as the team celebrates winning the World Cup. Photo: Carl Recine/Reuters

Croatia’s midfielder Luka Modric (right) in a tussle with France’s midfielder Blaise Matuidi in the final. Photo: Franck Fife/AFP

France’s forward Kylian Mbappe (centre) vies with Croatia’s Ivan Strinic (right) and Ivan Perisic. Photo: Franck Fife/AFP

Croatia’s Mario Mandzukic scores an own goal and the first for France. Photo: Pawel Kopczynski/Reuters

The 2018 edition of the football World Cup was unforgettable chiefly because of the thrilling unpredictability right from the start.
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