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The World Cup Is Over, Bravo Les Bleus!

July 24, 2018 | Sports

The World Cup Is Over, Bravo Les Bleus! The 2018 World Cup is over, with a fitting final for this great tournament: France 4 x 2 Croatia had more goals in regulation time than any final since 1958 (Brazil 5 x 2 Sweden). Mbappé scored Les Bleus’ fourth goal, the French team’s young sensation being …

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In response to the June 26 Financial Times article: “Argentina’s ‘worst team in history’ must get the best out of Messi

June 27, 2018 | Argentina

Argentina’s football will survive the ending of the Messi, Di María, Agüero, Higuaín and Mascherano generation (Letter published in the 6/28/18 edition of the Financial Times) Simon Kuper writes the obituary of Argentina’s football in his June 26 FT article: “One of football’s great national traditions may soon need that moment of silence. If anyone …

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World Cup of Soccer: How Do You Say “Mundial” in Russian?

June 4, 2018 | World Cup

World Cup of Soccer: How Do You Say “Mundial” in Russian? The World Cup is coming! It will start precisely at 11am ET on June 14, in Moscow, with a match between host Russia and Saudi Arabia. Thirty-two soccer nations will vie for that most elusive title in sports, achieved by only eight countries since …

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