Pires: France recreated the spirit of 1998 (0:48)
3hNick Ames, ESPN.com writer

Russia faces up to its future

Now the FIFA circus has left town, what is next for the 2018 hosts? On and off the pitch, Russia can learn from the events of the last five weeks.

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3hDermot Corrigan, Madrid correspondent

Griezmann welcome in Uruguay - president

Uruguay president Tabare Vazquez says it would be "an honour" to receive Antoine Griezmann to his official residence in Montevideo.

Extra Time: Ronaldo the GOAT? Liverpool's title chances? (4:13)
World Cup stock report: Who's up, who's down (6:33)
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17hNick Miller

10 stars who might not feature at 2022 World Cup

The 2018 World Cup is just the beginning for Kylian Mbappe, but it might mark the end for Luka Modric. Here are 10 players we might not see in 2022.

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18hSimon Kuper, ESPN.com writer

France beware, sympathy for Neymar, importance of VAR

With the World Cup over, here's a look at what we've learned from the tournament - which includes a warning for the winners and sympathy for Neymar.

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20hGabriele Marcotti, Senior Writer ESPN FC

What is Russia 2018's legacy?

There are reasons to be cynical about the World Cup, but in the end, Russia 2018's legacy will be about the connections fans made with one another.

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21hLiam Twomey , ESPN.com writer

Kane thanks teammates after winning Golden Boot

Six goals were enough for Kane to claim the award by a convincing two-goal margin ahead of France pair Antoine Griezmann and Kylian Mbappe.

Croatian players thank fans in Zagreb for World Cup support (1:40)
Extra Time: Mbappe the real king of PSG? France in '18 or '98? (9:45)
Assessing the World Cup Best XI (1:46)

Giroud: France World Cup win 'childhood dream'

Olivier Giroud has called France's World Cup victory a "dream come true" after he helped his country to its second world title on Sunday.

Is 'the new Paul Pogba' here to stay? (3:54)
Laurens: 2018 World Cup more special to France than 1998 (3:16)

Patrick Abrahams ESPN Producer 

The 2018 World Cup Champions have arrived


Patrick Abrahams ESPN Producer 

A patriotic flyover to begin the victory parade down the Champs-Élysées in Paris