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France wins World Cup

 France defeated Croatia 4-2 in the World Cup final on Sunday. France and Croatia have previously played each other five times. France won three of those games; the other two finished in a draw. (Photo via Wikimedia Commons)

By Ben Zimmer, For The Pitt News

July 18, 2018

The 2018 FIFA World Cup came to a close Sunday as France defeated Croatia 4-2 to claim its second World Cup trophy.

World Cup recap: France makes finals, Germany goes under

Belgium beat England 1-0 in June 28 in the World Cup quarterfinals. (Photo via Wikimedia Commons)

By Ben Zimmer | For The Pitt News

July 11, 2018

The 2018 FIFA World Cup has been the stage for major upsets and shock performances, which have many considering it as one of the most dramatic to have ever occurred. With Croatia and England playing in the second semi-final Wednesday, the world is looking toward which unlikely team will face France — ...

World Cup recap: Brazil struggles, England and Belgium impress

Officials attend a ceremony to celebrate the beginning of a 1,000-day countdown until the start of the 2018 World Cup in September 2015. (Photo via Wikimedia Commons)

By Trent Leonard | Senior Staff Writer

June 27, 2018

Since the FIFA World Cup kicked off in Russia June 14, there have been a number of surprising and exciting results — as expected from such a high-stakes global competition. Between upsets, underachieving squads and tournament favorites, here’s a recap of the most pertinent storylines of the World Cup thu...

Column: Hosting World Cup in Russia is dangerous for LGBTQ+ fans

Russian president Vladimir Putin holds the FIFA World Cup Trophy at a pre-tournament ceremony in Moscow in September 2017. (Photo via Wikimedia Commons)

By Hannah Schneider, Sports Editor

June 13, 2018

Professional sports environments aren’t traditionally safe spaces for LGBTQ+ athletes and fans — especially in Russia, where policies outlawing “gay propaganda” have been condemned by the European Court of Human Rights as “discriminatory.” With the 2018 World Cup games quickly approachin...

Column: Group by Group World Cup Preview

Illustration by Eli Savage | Staff Illustrator

By Stephen Cuddy | Staff Writer

June 6, 2018

The 2018 World Cup isn’t a priority for most Americans since the United States failed to qualify for the competition, but this year’s games have the potential to be one of the most entertaining tournaments in years. The tournament — hosted in Russia this year — kicks off June 14 at 11 a.m. with t...

End of an era

End of an era

By MCT Campus

September 3, 2014

Brad Guzan (right) has become the starting goalie for the U.S. national team.  

Feature: Recent graduates experience the beautiful game in Brazil

Feature: Recent graduates experience the beautiful game in Brazil

By Jasper Wilson / Sports Editor

July 1, 2014

As he watched ESPN’s coverage of the World Cup last week from home, John Bates recalled what his life was like only a short time ago. The network’s aerial coverage of Rio de Janeiro showed Copacabana Beach, the iconic stretch of sand where the channel had its studios for the tournament. “I wa...

Biting, balls and Ken dolls: A&E’s guide to the World Cup mania

Biting, balls and Ken dolls: A&E's guide to the World Cup mania

By Grace Kelly / Staff Writer

June 24, 2014

As the World Cup rolls on, there is still the familiar grumble from many Americans that soccer is nothing but 90 minutes of running around. So what draws some people to obsessively watch every game and overload Twitter with play-by-play commentaries? Why is soccer arguably the most popular sport in the wo...

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