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Pavard's goal against Argentina voted best of World Cup

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ZURICH (AP) — Benjamin Pavard has beaten Juan Quintero into second place in a fans’ online vote to pick the best goal of the World Cup. France defender Pavard’s spinning right-foot shot against Argentina in the round of 16 came top out of 18 candidates for the award. More than three million votes...


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Mbappe reveals he played World Cup finals with a back injury

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PARIS (AP) — France striker Kylian Mbappe has revealed he played the World Cup semifinals and final with a back injury he hid from his rivals. In an interview with France Football magazine, Mbappe says he displaced three vertebrae in his back during the tournament in Russia three days before France...


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Tears, then giggles: Honduran baby is back in parents' arms

Honduras The Beautiful Plan

The parents got to embrace the 15-month-old boy again Friday, five months after U.S. immigration officials forcibly separated the baby from his father at the Texas border.


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World Cup winner Mbappe donating bonus of about $350,000

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PARIS (AP) — Teenage World Cup winner Kylian Mbappe is giving his bonus to an association that puts sports in the lives of hospitalized children. The head of Premiers de Cordee (First in Line), Sebastien Ruffin, says two weeks before France clinched the World Cup he was informed that Mbappe would...


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Russia's post-summit view: Praise for Putin, pity for Trump

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For Vladimir Putin, holding a summit with Donald Trump was a victory in itself.


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Iceland coach steps down after 7 years in charge

REYKJAVIK, Iceland (AP) — The coach that led Iceland to its first World Cup has stepped down. The Icelandic Football Association says Heimir Hallgrimsson has decided to leave at his own request, ending seven years in the role. Hallgrimsson was the co-coach with Lars Lagerback of Sweden at the...


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