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Latest update : 2018-07-12

More than a game: France face Croatia in World Cup final

Exactly 20 years ago today, host nation France won its only World Cup, prompting mass celebrations to the tune of Gloria Gaynor's "I Will Survive". A nation embraced the multiracial roots of its winning team. We review the ups and downs that have followed since, both sporting and political, and look ahead to Sunday in Moscow when Les Bleus will square off against first-time finalists Croatia. What does this outcome say about the state of the beautiful game?

Produced by Daniel BARNEY, Alessandro XENOS, Laure FOURQUET.

By François PICARD

Our guests

Mark OWEN

FRANCE 24 journalist

Veronika DORMAN

Journalist at Liberation

Zyad LIMAM

Editor-in-chief, Afrique magazine

Juraj VRDOLJAK

Columnist, Telesport

Simon KUPER

Journalist, Financial Times

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2018-07-18 François PICARD

Nicaragua's Boiling Point: Americas divided over Ortega's crackdown

Has Nicaragua reached its boiling point? What started as a peaceful protest against pension reform has descended into a brutal crackdown by forces loyal to longtime president...

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2018-07-17 François PICARD

Collusion? Backlash after Trump praises Putin in Helsinki

Is it collusion? Donald Trump has returned home to a political storm after his summit in Helsinki with Vladimir Putin. What to make of Trump's praise for the Russian president...

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2018-07-11 François PICARD

With allies like these... Trump guns for Germany at NATO Summit

Will meeting Putin really be the easy part? That quip by Donald Trump raised the curtain on a European tour that began in Brussels with a NATO summit where the Atlantic...

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2018-07-10 François PICARD

France vs Belgium: Neighbours meet in open-ended World Cup semi-final

Les Bleus versus the Red Devils. The heavyweights square off in Saint Petersburg in the first World Cup semi-final. It’s a chance for us to talk sports as well as a bit of...

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