Soccer: Reputations burnished, others buffeted at ‘best World Cup ever’

Soccer Football - World Cup - Semi-Final - Croatia v England - Moscow, Russia - July 11, 2018. Supporters of team England gather before the match in the city centre. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich/File Photo

MOSCOW – A stage for new beginnings, a cementer of fortunes, a last resting place for life-long dreams, the 2018 soccer World Cup was so much more than a month-long festival of goals and glory. “The best World Cup ever,” was FIFA President Gianni Infantino’s verdict, and there was much evidence to support his view. […]

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