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On the basis of soccer alone, France deserved a win. But for the world, their World Cup victory in Putin’s Russia was not just deserved — it was necessary.
ce had th…e in the semis. A Belgian victory in the World Cup would have been a weird and wonderful thing, but France had the perfect history and football culture for the job — and the talent to make it happen.
Still, I believe history will look back at France’s victory as a symbol of liberalism and multiculturalism winning out over authoritarianism — particularly in light of the shadow cast by the 2018 World Cup’s host nation.