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Croatia celebrates first World Cup final berth

Fans let off flares in the streets and smoke filled the night sky, as Croatia celebrated the goal which took the national football team to the World Cup final for the first time in the country's history.

2018 FIFA World Cup semifinals

With the World Cup's final four down to Belgium, France, England and Croatia, take a look at the semifinal action in Russia.

Merkel navigates multiple threats to her administration

Last week was a bad one for German Chancellor Angela Merkel. At the World Cup in Russia, defending champions Germany were soundly defeated by South Korea and sent home in disgrace, while the government seemed on the verge of collapse as a deadline loomed for her to reach a workable deal on migration with her EU colleagues.

London vibrates to World Cup rhythm

Their vuvuzelas echoed among the high rise buildings in South London on a balmy evening more reminiscent of a Bogota summer than one in Britain's capital.

England knocks out Colombia on penalties

No other country had lost as many penalty shootouts at a World Cup, but when history was against them England's inexperienced team held its nerve to see off Colombia in a tense finale and progress to the quarterfinals.