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The 10 biggest news stories of 2018, according to Google Trends

The biggest news stories of 2018 included the FIFA World Cup, the US midterm elections, and the royal wedding.
Superstar Alex Morgan has scored 18 goals in 19 games during the 2018 season.

Alex Morgan converted on a gorgeous volley in final game of the year to cap the USWNT’s undefeated 2018 campaign

Superstar Alex Morgan has scored 18 goals in 19 games during the 2018 season.

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.