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France beat Croatia in thrilling six-goal World Cup final – highlights & report

France beat Croatia in thrilling six-goal World Cup final – highlights & report

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Media playback is not supported on this device France won the Fifa World Cup for the second time by overcoming Croatia's bold challenge in a thrilling final in Moscow's Luzhniki Stadium.Didier Deschamps' side repeated the success on home soil at France '98 by a margin that hardly looked possible as Croatia stood toe-to-toe with the favourites for an hour.France's victory meant Deschamps, who captained them 20 years ago, became just the third man to win the competition as a player and coach. Croatia also felt their luck deserted them, but ultimately France ran out victo...
World Cup agony for England as Croatia win semi-final in extra time – highlights & report

World Cup agony for England as Croatia win semi-final in extra time – highlights & report

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Media playback is not supported on this device England's bid to reach a first World Cup final since 1966 came to an agonising end as they lost in extra time to Croatia in Moscow.Juventus striker Mario Mandzukic scored the winning goal in the 109th minute of the semi-final, slotting in from Ivan Perisic's flick-on into the area.Gareth Southgate's side - playing England's first semi-final since they were beaten on a penalties by West Germany at Italia 90 - were given the perfect start through Kieran Trippier's 20-yard free-kick after only five minutes, but Perisic's 68th-minute equaliser s...
UN report urges nations to take better care of world's forests

UN report urges nations to take better care of world's forests

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July 6 (UPI) -- A United Nations agricultural report Friday urges world governments to better manage shrinking forests, end deforestation and restore those that have been degraded. The U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization's State of the World's Forests report said in addition to shade, absorption of carbon dioxide, animal habitation and lumber, forests provide about 20 percent of rural household income in developing countries. It said forests are also responsible for providing fuel, to heat and cook, for one-third of the global population. "Deforestation, chiefly caused by the conversion of forest land to agriculture and livestock areas, threatens not only the livelihoods of foresters, forest communities and indigenous peoples, but also the variety of life on our planet," the report sa...
Champion Muguruza out of Wimbledon as shocks continue – highlights & report

Champion Muguruza out of Wimbledon as shocks continue – highlights & report

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Media playback is not supported on this device Wimbledon 2018 on the BBCVenue: All England Club, Wimbledon Dates: 2-15 JulyCoverage: Watch live on BBC TV, BBC iPlayer, BBC Red Button, Connected TVs and the BBC Sport website and app; Live Radio 5 live and 5 live sports extra commentary; Text commentary online.Defending champion Garbine Muguruza became the sixth top-eight women's seed to exit Wimbledon as she lost to Alison van Uytvanck in the second round.Belgian world number 47 Van Uytvanck demonstrated skill and power to beat the third seed 5-7 6-2 6-1.The Spaniard suffered the earliest...
England end World Cup penalties pain to beat Colombia – highlights & report

England end World Cup penalties pain to beat Colombia – highlights & report

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Media playback is not supported on this device England's new generation ended the World Cup penalty jinx by knocking out Colombia on spot-kicks to reach the quarter-finals.Eric Dier scored the winning kick after Jordan Pickford's brilliant save from Carlos Bacca's attempt, with England's first ever World Cup shootout win setting up a meeting with Sweden in Samara on Saturday, a game that can be seen live across the BBC.Gareth Southgate's side had been seconds away from the last eight during normal time, with Harry Kane's penalty after he was fouled by Carlos Sanchez in the box - his sixt...