FIFAs FAN IDs provided millions of football fans with visa-free travel to Russia for the World Cup but also proved a boon to criminal people-trafficking networks. FRANCE

Can sport be apolitical? Mezut Ozil quits German team over Erdogan photo

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The World This Week looks at the Helsinki Summit between Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump, as well as a forthcoming follow-up meeting in Washington proposed by Trump. It would be

France coach Didier Deschamps named a largely unchanged squad for Les Bleus first matches since their World Cup triumph, replacing only the injured goalkeeper Steve Mandanda

Deschamps backs French world champions for Germany clash

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Londons new train line delayed for nearly a year

Former US president Barack Obama on Tuesday singled out the African heritage of many players in Frances World Cup-winning football team in a speech paying tribute to Nelson

Turkey rushes to buy advanced Russia air defence system

The host of Americas late-night TV programme The Daily Show has drawn the ire of Frances ambassador to the US after joking that Africa won the World Cup.

US Open umpire under fire after pep talk kicks off Kyrgios comeback

Obama cites World Cup champs as models of diversity

What the World Cup win means for France

Trump invites Putin to Washington, France celebrates the World Cup

Trump backtracks on Russian meddling

France erupted with joy on July 15 when Les Bleus beat Croatia in the World Cup final. Its a big deal for any country to win the World Cup, but it felt particularly special in

Frances 2018 World Cup-winning team sang, danced, cheered — and posted it live on social media sites, bagging both the football and popularity contests.

Street party, not a wake: Croatian football fans welcome home team

Frances victorious players returned to a heroes welcome on Monday after winning the World Cup for the second time with a rollercoaster 4-2 victory that set off wild revelling

IN THE PAPERS – Monday, July 23: Chinese President Xi Jinping continues his Africa tour, aimed at boosting ties with the continent. Also, the French papers slam Emmanuel Macron

Frances World Cup captain charged with drink driving

French football team score win on pitch and social media

Video: Traffickers exploit Russia World Cup visa loophole

Frances World Cup-winning captain Hugo Lloris has been charged with drink-driving after the Tottenham keeper was stopped by police in the early hours of Friday morning.

Trevor Noah, French envoy in row over Africa World Cup win

Africa-born stars sweep Bahrain to top of Asian athletics

IN THE PAPERS – Tuesday, July 17: We look at celebrations from both France and Croatia as their respective footballers come home to a heros welcome. And outrage and scorn after

Donald Trump has faced strong reactions – even from political and media allies – over his remarks at a summit with Russias Vladimir Putin. The US president now says he misspoke,

Frances World Cup heroes honoured in Paris

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