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France's World Cup Celebration Party Was Wonderfully Joyous France's World Cup Celebration Party Was Wonderfully Joyous

Yesterday, France beat the Netherlands in a fairly meaningless international match. While the match itself didn’t matter, it did have the distinction of being the first time the French national team had returned to their home stadium since this summer’s glorious World Cup victory. To commemorate the occasion, the team…

France's Game Plan In The World Cup Final Was Just "Give It To Kylian Mbappé" France's Game Plan In The World Cup Final Was Just "Give It To Kylian Mbappé"

Throughout the World Cup, 19-year-old Kylian Mbappé showed why he was worth over $200 million to PSG last summer, displaying his unique blend of speed and skill to overwhelm the living hell out of his opponents. Though still very much a teenager, he was France’s focal point on the attack, serving as a crucial reprieve…

Croatia's World Cup Final Run Was A Miracle Croatia's World Cup Final Run Was A Miracle

As a rule, small countries do not play in the World Cup final. Only 13 countries on earth have ever even made the final, and aside from one of Sunday’s participants, only big countries have played for the cup in the modern era. It’s been over 50 years since there was a final that didn’t feature one of Brazil, Germany,…

These French People Celebrating Their World Cup Win Are Making Me Jealous

Man, winning the World Cup in a country that gives a damn looks fun.

France Topple Croatia In Hectic, Exhausting World Cup Final France Topple Croatia In Hectic, Exhausting World Cup Final

A hilariously wild and ragged World Cup final concluded with a 4-2 victory for France, after a chaotic first half marked by a pair of dumb goals for France, and a second half marked by a Pussy Riot field invasion and maybe the dumbest goal you will ever see in a World Cup Final, from Croatia.

Idiots On The Field Disrupt World Cup Final; Pussy Riot Claims Responsibility Idiots On The Field Disrupt World Cup Final; Pussy Riot Claims Responsibility

Kylian Mbappé had just made a great run. Danijel Subašić saved it. The Croatian team went for a counterattack and… suddenly, there were idiots on the field.

This World Cup Final Match Absolutely Fucking Rules This World Cup Final Match Absolutely Fucking Rules

If you were worried the World Cup final would present a couple of cagey teams hoping to avoid mistakes and get lucky on one decisive set piece or counterattack, that fear was dashed in just the 18th minute, when a pretty shameless dive gave France a dangerous free kick that converted to an own goal on the very…

Dear Croatia, Please Wear Your Extra-Cool Checkerboard Kits In The World Cup Final [Update] Dear Croatia, Please Wear Your Extra-Cool Checkerboard Kits In The World Cup Final [Update]

Mighty, valiant Croatia have had a dream World Cup, and this weekend, they will take the field for the World Cup final only 26 years after joining FIFA as an official national team. It will obviously be the biggest moment in Croatian soccer history, and as such, they had better not overthink it and do anything…

Belgium Sound Pretty Salty About Losing To France Belgium Sound Pretty Salty About Losing To France

Losing sucks! Losing the way the Belgians did, after tearing through five straight wins at the World Cup, some against really excellent teams, before getting blanked 1-0 by France in the semis, really sucks. Getting used to winning via pace and pressure and a series of unorthodox tactical decisions completely…

France Versus Belgium Could've Been Awesome But It Kind Of Sucked France Versus Belgium Could've Been Awesome But It Kind Of Sucked

Among the 22 players on the pitch during today’s World Cup semifinal that pit France against Belgium, there were a solid half dozen capable of explosive, awe-inspiring feats of greatness. Unfortunately, none of them were able to do anything terribly explosive or awe-inspiring, so France’s 1-0 win to send them to the…

Kylian Mbappé Is The Most Exciting Player At The World Cup Kylian Mbappé Is The Most Exciting Player At The World Cup

France are through to the World Cup final after shutting Belgium out, and though he didn’t score today, teenage lightning bolt Kylian Mbappé was the most exciting player on the field. At this point, there’s nothing his opponents or even his own manager can do to prevent this from being the case.

Uruguay Keeper's Huge Boner Hands France Commanding 2-0 Lead

It’s been the tale of two keepers so far in this Uruguay-France World Cup quarterfinal. France are currently up 2-0, thanks in large part to this terrible bit of goalkeeping on the otherwise excellent Fernando Muslera’s part:

MMM BUGS

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Kylian Mbappé Annihilates Argentina And Sends France To The World Cup Quarterfinals Kylian Mbappé Annihilates Argentina And Sends France To The World Cup Quarterfinals

For a solid hour, today’s France-Argentina match didn’t make a lick of sense. Then Kylian Mbappé up and decided to impose his own order on the proceedings, and that was that. France won by a deceptive scoreline of 4-3 that doesn’t at all communicate the level of French dominance on display.

Benjamin Pavard's Incredible French Wondergoal, In Extreme Slow Motion

Yeah, yeah, we GIF’d this earlier but something this spectacular deserves the full Deadspin Video treatment. Perhaps the goal of this year’s World Cup, Frenchman Benjamin Pavard—who cashes checks from, uh, Stuttgart—hammered home this half-volley with, shall we say, elan.

Cancel The Rest Of The World Cup, We Don't Need Any More Goals

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Olivier Giroud, Matt Miazga Bloodied In Pre-World Cup Friendly

As if the French didn’t have enough to worry about—seeing their national team down after one half to the U.S. in its last tune-up before the World Cup—now superstar Olivier Giroud has left the match alongside Matt Miazga after the two clashed heads on a corner kick.

France Have All The Talent In The World, They Just Need To Figure Out How To Use It France Have All The Talent In The World, They Just Need To Figure Out How To Use It

France are one of the four or so teams coming to Russia for whom anything less than a World Cup title will be a disappointment of sorts. I mean, look at their roster. It just oozes talent, with Champions League experience across the board and the depth necessary to fill in for anything from an unfortunate injury or,…

Ice Dancing Favorite After NSFW Wardrobe Malfunction: "It Was Pretty Distracting" Ice Dancing Favorite After NSFW Wardrobe Malfunction: "It Was Pretty Distracting"

The French ice dancing team of Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron is our pick to win the event in Pyeongchang, but an unfortunate wardrobe malfunction today threatened to sink those chances, if not for Papadakis’s steely determination.

Quiksilver CEO Pierre Agnes Is Missing At Sea Quiksilver CEO Pierre Agnes Is Missing At Sea

Pierre Agnes, the 54-year-old CEO of surfing company Quiksilver, has been declared missing at sea by French authorities, after his fishing boat washed ashore Tuesday without him inside.

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