Grotesque and fantastic, sport somehow triumphed at Russia's World Cup.

Every World Cup is special, but the past month in Russia overflowed with moments that will endure.

The winner of the Best Young Player award will donate his salary to a foundation that provides sports activities to hospitalized and disabled children.

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Wayne Rooney becomes the center of attention in his first appearance with D.C. United

Rooney comes off the bench in the second half and leaves a positive impression in a 3-1 win at Audi Field.

D.C. United debuts Audi Field, and Wayne Rooney, in a convincing win over Vancouver

Rooney enters in the 58th minute, and United christens its new stadium with a 3-1 victory.

Everton started scoring early and didn’t stop, beating Austrian team in friendly, 22-0

Four Everton players scored hat tricks, three in the first half. So what exactly was new manager Marco Silv thinking when he scheduled the match, anyway?

The former UFC champion hasn't had a fight in ages, but he hasn't lost his ability to provoke outrage.

  • Perspective

The electrifying French star is only 19, an age that cautions against and begs for comparison to soccer’s greats.

France defeats Croatia, 4-2, to take home the FIFA World Cup for the second time.

In a nation where ethnicity is hotly debated, World Cup winners present an image of unity and pride.

In the capital city, smoke flares and air horns — and air thick with tension.

Les Bleus defeated upstart Croatia, 4-2, in one of the highest-scoring finals in World Cup history. France became the sixth country to win multiple World Cup titles.

  • Analysis

Both teams play a practical, organization-oriented style apt to frustrate other sides, making them an interesting stylistic match.

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A victory would complete a gradual 20-year ascent to the very top of achievements in the sport.

Croatia and favored France enter with disparate histories in not just soccer, but just about everything.

Belgium was the better team from start to finish Saturday and secured its best finish at a World Cup for the effort.

Teams from more populous, wealthier nations with experience have succeeded this World Cup. But while those are leading factors that can determine the outcomes of each game, there are many others that matter.  

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The Fox announcer is aware of the significance of a homegrown soccer fanatic becoming the first American voice on the U.S. English-language broadcast of the final since 2006.

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Football Federation Australia has responded cautiously to reports Usain Bolt hopes to play for the Central Coast Mariners in the A-League.

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Teenage World Cup winner Kylian Mbappe is giving his bonus to an association that puts sports in the lives of hospitalized children.

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The coach that led Iceland to its first World Cup has stepped down.

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Manchester United has sold Netherlands defender Daley Blind back to Ajax for 16 million euros ($18.75 million), four years after signing him from the Dutch club.

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The “next” World Cup got plenty of hype in Russia. A massive cube was alight with video images of “Qatar 2022” in Gorky Park, while the ground floor of the high-end shopping mall at Red Square was devoted to displays touting the event.

  • Anne M. Peterson | AP
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