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Manchester United star Romelu Lukaku says he memorized every goal from a World Cup when he was 6 to become one of the best soccer players in the world...

Romelu Lukaku studied the 1998 World Cup when he was five years old, memorizing the goals and the actions. He decided to become a pro soccer player, practicing by himself to achieve his dream.
France won the World Cup, but only one bank saw it coming.

Big banks like Goldman Sachs spectacularly failed to predict the World Cup winner — here’s why

Banks were afflicted by the sheer unpredictability of this year's tournament, which saw the unfavored Croatia squad make it all the way to the final.
France's Kylian Mbappe celebrates with the trophy after winning the World Cup

France’s 19-year-old wunderkind is donating his World Cup winnings to charity — and the total could be more than $500,000

Kylian Mbappé's wages were estimated to be about £17,000 ($22,500) a game, with a £265,000 ($350,000) bonus for a World Cup win, but he won't see a penny of it. He's said to be donating his winnings to a charity offering sporting opportunities to children who are hospitalised or have disabilities.

The winner of the World Cup final gets an extra $10 million

It is becoming increasingly more lucrative to win the world's biggest soccer tournament as FIFA will pay this year's winning team $38 million, $10 million more than the runner-up in the match between France and Croatia.
Croatia vs. France.

Here’s when today’s World Cup final starts where you live — and how you can watch it live online

The 2018 FIFA World Cup has been one of the most entertaining in memory but the tournament is coming to a close. The World Cup final is scheduled to kick off today; July 15. The match has a 6 p.m. start time in Moscow, which means 11 a.m. for New York City. Here's how you can stream it online.
Members of the France national team celebrating at the 1998 World Cup.

WHERE ARE THEY Now? The star-studded 1998 World Cup Winning France Team

With France expected to win the final of the 2018 World Cup, now is the perfect time to look back at the squad that won the country's first World Cup twenty years ago.

Belgium defeats England 2-0 in third place match at FIFA World Cup

Belgium defeated England 2-0 in the third-place match in 2018's FIFA World Cup. The finish is the best a Belgium team has ever had at the soccer tournament. The two teams played in the group round as well with England failing to score in either game.

Police busted the dark web’s $1.5 billion cryptocurrency World Cup gambling ring

Chinese officials shut down an online gambling ring that had accumulated $1.5 billion in bets made on World Cup matches using cryptocurrencies like ethereum, bitcoin, and litecoin.

YouTube’s TV streaming service experienced a massive outage at the worst possible time — and customers were not happy

For many soccer/football fans, YouTube TV went down at the worst possible time on Wednesday: during the semifinals match-up between England and Croatia, and a crucial moment in the World Cup tournament.
Football - Argentina v Croatia - International Friendly - Upton Park, London, England - 12/11/14 General view adidas match ball and Argentina's Lionel Messi legs / boots

The 2026 World Cup is an ‘open goal for Adidas’ that’ll help close its gap with Nike

The 2026 World Cup will be hosted in the US, Mexico, and Canada, and that could be a big boost to Adidas, who is number one in the soccer category.