Four protesters spent 15 days in police custody after invading the pitch at the World Cup final in Moscow.
The midfielder played 92 times for Germany, scoring 23 goals.
Security video showed the heist took only 10 minutes to complete.
President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin had a sports-themed gift exchange following their first-ever bilateral summit.
On France’s 23-member team, 19 of the players are immigrants to France or the children of immigrants.
The intersection of Bastille Day and the World Cup final complicates law enforcement efforts in France.
One giant and three smaller screens will broadcast France versus Croatia for 90,000 Parisians in the heart of the French capital.
"In the plain light of day, in front of the Russian authorities, Russian society and the whole world, we wave the flag with pride."
Ognjen Vukojevic and Croatia defender Domagoj Vida recorded the video on Saturday.
France face Belgium in Saint Petersburg at 2 p.m. EST.
England take on Sweden in Samara, before Russia face Croatia in Sochi.
The bestselling author during the World Cup, however, is a Kiev-born writer the Soviet Union tried to suppress.
Quarter finals get underway on Friday with France vs Uruguay.
A giant Pacific octopus became a national sensation in Japan after it correctly predicted that the country would win against Colombia, draw with Senegal and lose to Poland.
Despite losing to a last-minute goal, Japan's fans in the stadium once again picked up litter, while the team left the dressing room with a gracious gesture.
Sports Illustrated writer Grant Wahl thinks reporters from "traditional soccer countries" often ask the worst questions.
The U.S. president steered clear of confirming a trip to Moscow, so he decided to talk about the World Cup instead.
Brazil's destiny is in their own hands as they look to qualify for the second round.
Argentina's future at the World Cup is no longer in their own hands.
The BBC and Fox Sports both have female commentators at the tournament.