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Thibaut Courtois missed Golden Glove announcement after turning TV off early

The FC crew felt this World Cup proved Belgium belongs with the world's best teams while England still have work to do to become elite.
Eden Hazard and Belgium secured a 3rd-place finish by defeating England 2-0.

Belgium's Thibaut Courtois turned off his TV before the end of the World Cup final because he did not want to see France celebrating -- and missed himself being named the tournament's top goalkeeper.

Courtois kept three clean sheets as Belgium finished third, losing to France in the semifinals before defeating England in the consolation game.

But after he and captain Eden Hazard criticised France's pragmatic style in the semifinals, saying their tactics had made the match "frustrating," Courtois...

World Cup by the numbers - 169 goals, 29 penalties, 10 late winners, 4 red cards

The FC guys answer your tweets about the controversies in the World Cup final, Paul Pogba's performance and where the 2018 World Cup ranks all time.
Syrian troops and residents have a bit of peace watching the World Cup final as their lives slowly return to normal.
ESPN's Charlie Gibson puts a bow on Project Russia from a scintillating final, as France claimed World Cup glory.
Relive the best of France's victory over Croatia in the World Cup final in LEGO form.
Croatia fell short in their first World Cup final, but the FC crew explain what made the Vatreni's run so impressive.

France beat Croatia 4-2 to win the title for the second time and cap off a memorable World Cup in Russia. ESPN brings you the best numbers from what has been a World Cup of records.

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This World Cup produced 169 goals, making it the third most prolific World Cup of all time. Only 1998 and 2014 produced more goals (171 in each). It is worth noting that the top four high-scoring World Cups of all time have come over the last six editions, since the tournament was expanded to 32 teams, and 64 matches...

Eden Hazard could 'try something different' amid Real Madrid links - Roberto Martinez

After Eden Hazard hinted at a Chelsea exit, the FC crew explain why it makes sense for him to join Real Madrid this summer.
Eden Hazard and Belgium secured a 3rd-place finish by defeating England 2-0.

Belgium coach Roberto Martinez believes Eden Hazard is ready to lead a team anywhere in the world -- and Chelsea teammate Thibaut Courtois hopes the two will continue to play together.

Hazard and Courtois have both been linked to moves to Real Madrid for months, with Hazard hinting at his Chelsea exit after Belgium's third-place game on Saturday and Courtois saying he is worth more than his club's most recent contact offer.

"It could be the best time [for Hazard] to try something different," Martinez...

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Luka Modric wins World Cup Golden Ball; Mbappe and Courtois also honoured

Twenty years on from their first World Cup title, France are back on top of the footballing world following a 4-2 victory over Croatia.
Stewart Robson breaks down France's World Cup final victory over Croatia, which came on a night when they were often second best to the runners-up.
ESPN's Alison Bender reports from outside Luzhniki Stadium with her key takeaways after France overpowered Croatia to win the World Cup.

Croatia midfielder Luka Modric accepted the Golden Ball award as the best player at the World Cup after his side lost to France 4-2 in Sunday's final.

Modric scored two goals in the group stage and converted both of his attempts in penalty shootouts to help Croatia reach the final.

The Real Madrid star embraced Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic after being given the award by FIFA president Gianni Infantino and Russia President Vladimir Putin in a rainy postgame ceremony.

"I am proud of...

Chelsea's Thibaut Courtois: I'm worth more than club's offer after World Cup

After Eden Hazard hinted at a Chelsea exit, the FC crew explain why it makes sense for him to join Real Madrid this summer.

Thibaut Courtois has suggested that Chelsea will need to increase their contract offer to convince him to stay at Stamford Bridge after his impressive performances at the World Cup.

Having only just resolved their coaching situation with the appointment of Maurizio Sarri on Saturday, Chelsea face weeks of uncertainty over two of their key players as both Eden Hazard and Courtois are the subject of interest from Real Madrid.

Hazard admitted that "it might be time to discover something different"...