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A youthful France faces veteran-laden Croatia for World Cup

Jul. 14, 2018 3:11 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — France is the established power with a young team full of speed and skill. Croatia has the veterans that have shown they can never be counted out. The two sides will meet on Sunday in the World Cup final, with France going for its second title in its third final in 20 years. Croatia, a...

Matchups in Sunday's World Cup final between France, Croatia

Jul. 14, 2018 2:18 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — A look at the matchups in Sunday's World Cup final between France and Croatia: GOALKEEPERS French fans were concerned about Hugo Lloris, who set the tone for a shaky season with Tottenham last August when he allowed Marcos Alonso's 10-yard shot in the 88th minute to slip under his body,...

A capsule look at the France-Croatia World Cup final

Jul. 13, 2018 6:40 PM EDT

A capsule look at Sunday's World Cup final between France and Croatia in Moscow (11 a.m. EDT, 6 p.m. local): WHY FRANCE WILL WIN Les Bleus have an average age of just over 26, one of the youngest in the tournament, and an exciting, speedy spark in 19-year-old Kylian Mbappe, who will be difficult for Croatia to...

The Latest: Pitana gets 1st and final whistles at World Cup

Jul. 12, 2018 2:08 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Thursday at the World Cup (all times local): 9 p.m. FIFA has selected Nestor Pitana to referee the World Cup final between France and Croatia on Sunday. The Argentine referee will blow the final whistle at Luzhniki Stadium on a tournament he began there by handling the opening...

The Latest: Croatia defender demands respect at World Cup

Jul. 11, 2018 7:43 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Wednesday at the World Cup (all times local): 2 a.m. Croatia defender Dejan Lovren says people should show him more respect now he's going to play in a World Cup final. Lovren says "I deserve this" after Croatia's 2-1 extra-time win over England, and used an expletive to...

WORLD CUP KICKOFF: A look at what's ahead in the World Cup

Jul. 10, 2018 6:19 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — A look at what's coming up at the World Cup: It has been two decades since Croatia last played in the World Cup semifinals, and 28 years since England made the final four. Croatia has never advanced to the championship match. The wait for England to reach a second final dates back to 1966,...

The Latest: Official fined, banned; player only gets warning

Jul. 9, 2018 2:51 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Monday at the World Cup (all times local): 9:45 p.m. A day after a player was let off with a warning, a Croatia official has been fined 15,000 Swiss francs ($15,150) for making a pro-Ukraine video that soon appeared on social media after the team's World Cup quarterfinal win...

Croatia working extra, says it will have enough for England

Jul. 8, 2018 10:18 AM EDT

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — They've gone 120 minutes twice in a week. They have endured the emotional tugs of two penalty shootouts, somehow coming out on top on both occasions, the first team since 1990 to do so at a World Cup. They're dealing with injuries to their starting right back, their goalkeeper and a...

Subasic plays through injury, comes up big again for Croatia

Jul. 7, 2018 7:20 PM EDT

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Croatia goalkeeper Danijel Subasic was the star against Denmark for the three saves he made in the penalty shootout that put the team into the World Cup quarterfinals. What he did against Russia may be viewed back home as a greater accomplishment. Subasic appeared to pick up a...

Kick-by-kick look at the shootout between Russia and Croatia

Jul. 7, 2018 6:32 PM EDT

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Croatia and Russia got to their quarterfinal matchup Saturday night in Sochi by winning shootouts in the round of 16, Croatia edging Denmark and Russia upsetting Spain. After scoring minutes apart in regulation and again in extra time, it would come to penalties again as Croatia and...