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WORLD CUP 2018: COMMENTARY

A World Cup that gave its all, and more

A tournament that entertained from start to finish called for a high-tempo final, and that's exactly what France and Croatia served up

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French players celebrate winning the World Cup with coach Didier Deschamps who has etched his name into football's history books as he joins German great Franz Beckenbauer and Brazil legend Mario Zagallo as the only men to win the World Cup both as a player and a manager.

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Croatia players with French president Emmanuel Macron (3rd from left) and Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic. Croatia has much to be proud of as its team remained brave, resolute and defiant to the very end.

A crazy own goal, a penalty kick awarded after a video replay, a goalkeeping blunder for the bloopers reel, and a Pussy Riot pitch invasion. And this was all just in the final itself.

It's only been a little over a day, and already I'm having a terrible dose of withdrawal symptoms. The

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