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Best World Cup Ever? Goals, Sportsmanship and Drama Galore in Brazil

Before the World Cup, the talk was of protests and scandals. But on the eve of the quarter-finals, many wonder if this could shape up as the greatest tournament ever. Giants have been extended to extra time, and minnows are being hailed as heroes - just look at Algeria, whose national team got the homecoming it deserved. Is this the best World Cup ever?

By François PICARD

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Vincent CHAUDEL

Vice President of Sports and Citizenship Think Tank

Stefan SIMONS

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Dan LEVY

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2018-01-18 Americas

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He promised to put America first. On the first anniversary of Donald Trump’s inauguration, FRANCE 24 takes you to Washington and around the world to gauge US might and influence,...

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2018-01-18 Europe

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Emmanuel Macron has over 50 million reasons to be cheerful after his meeting with Theresa May this Thursday. The Franco-British Summit at the Sandhurst military school in eastern...

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2018-01-17 Europe

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2018-01-16 Emmanuel Macron

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2018-01-15 Africa

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