In six iconic, jaw-dropping minutes, France showed what it's capable of when it loosened the shackles, something that it didn't do–or have to do–en route to capturing a deserved second World Cup title.
With the World Cup over and France being crowned champions, Grant Wahl and Brian Straus discuss Didier Deschamps's tactics throughout the tournament and how he led Les Bleus to the ultimate accomplishment.
Luka Modric is a symbol of Croatia's success, and he's won the World Cup's Golden Ball after leading his nation to a first final. But he's also facing perjury charges for his role in a Croatian football corruption scandal.
Cristiano Ronaldo is on the move to Juventus after nine seasons at Real Madrid in a move that drastically alters both clubs–and has a domino effect when it comes to who will replace him in the Spanish capital.
A surprising number of NFL players will be glued to every match in Russia, rooting on athletes who have become fast friends. Then when the NFL kicks off this fall, soccer stars the world over will return the favor.
Until its unlikely run, scrappy Chapecoense was an afterthought in Brazilian soccer. But what should have been its magical moment turned into a national tragedy, and now the survivors are struggling to carry on.
Lizandro Claros Saravia was just keeping ICE apprised of his college soccer scholarship. Days later, he and his brother were deported to El Salvador and have continued picking up the pieces of their lives in Nicaragua.