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World Cup 2018

Luck or skill? What wins you the World Cup?

Players and experts differ on luck's role in football and how critical it is in teams' success in big tournaments.

How big a role does luck play in football?

Opinion

N'Golo Kante, Mesut Ozil and belonging

The World Cup revealed the ugly underbelly of European racism and intolerance.

Abdullah Al-Arian

by Abdullah Al-Arian

Abdullah Al-Arian

Opinion

Why the Muslim Brotherhood was blamed for Egypt's World Cup woes

Or how Egypt's ruling regime tried to exploit the Egyptian football team to bolster its image.

Abdullah Al-Arian

by Abdullah Al-Arian

Abdullah Al-Arian

Podcast

To the victor goes the umbrella

Game of Our Lives, the football podcast from Al Jazeera, is covering the goals, triumphs, tragedies, and politics of the 2018 World Cup.

To the victor goes the umbrella

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World Cup winners: Heroes' welcome for France players

Crowds go wild as heroes return.

Inside Story

What will be Russia's World Cup legacy?

Russia hosted what many consider to be an extremely successful World Cup that changed perceptions of many visitors.

Europe

Russia: What type of legacy will World Cup leave behind?

Hosting a World Cup can leave a myriad of effects on a nation, from local landmarks to international relations, but what changes will endure in Russia and who will be affected?

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Football diplomacy: Russia praised as World Cup host

The friendly face of Russia has been on display for the past month, during football's World Cup.

Europe

Croatia vs France: Who will win the 2018 World Cup?

Two teams are preparing to face off in Moscow on Sunday, first-time qualifiers Croatia and France who are hoping to end a 20-year dry spell.

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Will the Croatians 'have the French for lunch'?

France will be playing in their third final but for Croatia, it is uncharted territory with their maiden appearance.

Hopeful Croatia take on formidable France in World Cup 2018 final

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2018 World Cup final: Croatia on the brink of history

Croatians hope that their success in the 2018 World Cup will inspire not only future world-class players like midfield-lynchpin Luka Modric, but also investment in the nation's football infrastructure.

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World Cup 2018: Belgium beat England to take third spot

Subpar England finish World Cup campaign with a 2-0 loss to Belgium courtesy goals by Meunier and Hazard.

World Cup 2018: Belgium beat England to take third spot

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2018 World Cup final: France eyeing second star

This year's World Cup final coincides with Bastille Day and the French are gearing up to watch star striker Kylian Mbappe lead their team against Croatia for FIFA's biggest prize.

Opinion

Five Palestinians cheering for France at the 1998 World Cup

How I and four young Palestinians made it to the 1998 World Cup in France.

Marwan Bishara

by Marwan Bishara

Marwan Bishara

Podcast

Three Lions and a funeral

Game of Our Lives, the football podcast from Al Jazeera, is covering the goals, triumphs, tragedies, and politics of the 2018 World Cup.

Three Lions and a funeral