Trevor Noah says he’s in “a little bit of trouble with the French government.” Well…kind of.
View More Trevor Noah offers thoughtful response to French ambassador upset over World Cup joke
After cracking some jokes about France’s 2018 World Cup win, the host of The Daily Show was on receiving end of criticism from the French ambassador …
Kylian Mbappé, one of the (very young) soccer players on team France who took home the 2018 World Cup trophy on Sunday, will celebrate his victory in a special way.
View More All the money Kylian Mbappé made from the World Cup is headed to charity
According to USA Today, the French forward will donate his earnings from t…
Presidential decorum be damned when your country’s just won the World Cup.
French president Emmanuel Macron left his inhibitions at the door during the 2018 World Cup final on Sunday, spending the game delivering air punches like a kid post-Santa visit.
Beating Croatia 4-2, thanks in part to 19-year-old star Kylian Mbappé, France had plenty of reason to cheer — and that’s exactly what Macron did.
Here’s the president flailing about in the official leader box at Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, sitting alongside his wife Brigitte Macron, FIFA President Gianni Infantino, President of French Football Federation Noel Le Graet, and Russian president Vladimir Putin. Read more…
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View More Emmanuel Macron’s reaction to France’s World Cup victory is delightfully relatable
Know any soccer enthusiasts rooting for France? They are absolutely, 100%, without a doubt the happiest people you know right now.
View More World Cup celebration in Paris is the most jubilant sh*t we’ve ever seen
France won the 2018 World Cup on Sunday, beating Croatia 4-2 thanks in part to 19-year-old star Kylian Mbappé.…
The defining meme of the 2018 World Cup has made its way to… Wimbledon.
View More Watch a tennis player mercilessly troll Neymar at Wimbledon
Swedish tennis player Jonas Bjorkman took part in his own impromptu #NeymarChallenge after getting hit with a ball during his match.
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For a couple of glorious World Cup weeks, the England football team lit up the planet.
Young and diverse, talented and optimistic, they represented a shining future. Team players all, they provided a way forward for a national side too often tainted with yobs, nerves, and poor tactics predicated on superegos. Manager Gareth Southgate didn’t just drive up sales of waistcoats (a.k.a. vests, if you’re one of his many American fans) or atone for a decades-old penalty kick; he gave his nation a much-needed model of kindness, listening, loyalty, and masculinity.
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There were a lot of pent-up feelings for the English as their mens World Cup took to the pitch to face Croatia in the World Cup semifinal.
The world’s home of soccer hasn’t won a World Cup since 1966 but England are believers again thanks to a trip to the World Cup semifinal against Croatia on Wednesday.
And this fifth minute goal from Kieran Trippier in the match, to put England up 1-0, resulted in so much English jubilation.
And, specifically for the crowds back in England, it was a chance to fling all those pints of beer high overhead. Read more…
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View More English fans toss their beers high and far to celebrate World Cup goal
It’s illegal to display the Pride flag in Russia, but these activists found a way around that in the form of a secret flag made from football jerseys.
View More Activists create hidden Pride flag in Russia to protest anti-LGBTQ laws
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Welcome to my nightmare: This GIF of a bug being expectorated out of a human mouth.
View More GIF of French goalie spitting a bug out of his mouth at World Cup is my top nightmare
During the World Cup match between Uruguay and France on Friday, French goalie Hugo Lloris nearly swallowed a gigantic bug. Fortunately, he managed to quickly expel t…
To watch Brazil play in the World Cup is to see Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior, known simply as Neymar, writhe around on the ground a lot.
View More Someone calculated how much time Neymar has spent on the ground during the 2018 World Cup and it’s a lot
Thanks to a recent study, we now know exactly how much time he’s spent on the ground during the 2018 …
You might not know this, but apparently it’s coming home. The World Cup, that is.
After a decidedly tense match, which had the entire nation teetering on the edge of its seat, England knocked Columbia out of the World Cup.
First of all, England has a terrible track record with penalties at the World Cup — they’ve never won any of their previous penalty shootouts in the competition. So, when it finally happened this time around, people were chuffed (to say the absolute least).
And, right on cue: the whole country erupted into a chorus of jubilation. Read more…
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View More Watch the exact moment the whole UK erupts in World Cup jubilation at England’s win
If the World Cup was determined strictly on the basis of sportsmanship, Japan’s team would win this thing no question.
Sadly, though, that’s not how it goes — as Japan knows all too well. Their mens team lost Monday’s knock-out round contest to Belgium at almost the last possible moment, after holding a two-goal lead.
That didn’t stop them from performing the ultimate class act, though. After warming the world’s hearts by remaining on the pitch to give thanks to their dedicated fan base despite the agonizing loss, Team Japan took things next level as evidenced by the below photo, reportedly shared by a FIFA official. Read more…
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View More Japan leaves touching thank you note and a spotless locker room after World Cup loss