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Opinion: An Act Of Bravery At The World Cup

NPR's Scott Simon recounts an act of bravery in the World Cup championship game that happened in President Putin's Russia.
A member of the Russian protest-art group Pussy Riot is escorted by stewards during the Russia 2018 World Cup final football match between France and Croatia. Source: Mladen Antonov

There was a conspicuous act of bravery in the second half of this week's World Cup championship game.

The French team, which won 4 to 2, was bold and deft. Many of their players are immigrants, or children of immigrants, from Africa. Their

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