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Here ends a bizarre, uplifting, brilliant, outrageous World Cup – France are champions after a 4-2 win against Croatia, in a game where bafflingly they managed to play poorly for large stretches, and still win comfortably.

Ken was there to witness Pogba, politicians and a penalty decision that shaped the game. For this latest VAR controversy, Ken peaks into the mind of the ref during the World Cup final.

We speak to Philippe Auclair about this French team, their cautious, under appreciated, ridiculously-garlanded manager Didier Deschamps, and a beautiful 20 years of success.

We talk to Dario Brentin in Zagreb about Croatian pride in defeat, Modric’s perjury charges, and how politics has always been a murky force in their football, and will continue to be despite this magnificent month.

Plus there’s reaction on the streets of Dublin to the World Cup final, Vladimir Klitschko, Putin’s poodle Conor McGregor, umbrellas, and Ken’s team of the tournament.

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