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Riots, Road Accidents Mar French World Cup Partying

Paris (AFP) – Dozens of youths shattered windows at a popular store on the Champs Elysees avenue Sunday while hundreds of thousands of fans celebrated France’s World Cup victory, according to an AFP journalist at the scene.

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Vladimir Putin Hogs Umbrella at World Cup, Leaves Emmanuel Macron in the Rain

Russian president Vladimir Putin arrived onstage at the awards ceremony for the FIFA World Cup with the sole umbrella in the middle of a torrential downpour — leaving French president Emmanuel Macron and Croatian president Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović standing in the rain for several minutes until more umbrellas could be found.

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France Beat Croatia to Win World Cup After Moscow Thriller

Moscow (AFP) – France won their second World Cup 20 years after their maiden triumph on Sunday, seeing off a dogged and desperate Croatia side who refused to lie down in one of the most electrifying finals in recent years.

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Party Begins As Delirious French Revel in World Cup Victory

Paris (AFP) – France erupted in joy on Sunday as the country clinched the World Cup, with fans streaming into the streets, honking car horns and flying the tricolore flag at the start of an enormous national celebration.

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Neymar on Target As Brazil Defeats Mexico 2-0

Brazil cruised into the quarter-finals of the World Cup on Monday as goals from Neymar and substitute Roberto Firmino gave them a 2-0 victory over Mexico to stay on course for a sixth title.

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Female Voices from World Cup Spark Sexist Backlash

Berlin (AFP) – Female sports journalists have made history with live commentaries on games broadcast from the World Cup — only to be vilified in torrents of sexist insults and ridicule on social media.

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World Cup Allows Iranian Women Freedom to Watch Matches in Russia

Iranian women are experiencing the freedom to attend mixed sporting events during the World Cup events in Russia without facing the fear or actuality of being punished or experiencing jail time as they would for doing the same thing in the Islamic Republic of Iran.