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Mendy responds to Trump’s France jabs: “Don’t worry bro”

France defender Benjamin Mendy gave Donald Trump a quick reminder of their recent World Cup success at Russia The United States president clashed with France's...

Zlatko Dalic reveals how to stop Lionel Messi

Croatia boss Zlatko Dalic shared his secrets on how he managed to stop Lionel Messi in their 3-0 World Cup win over Argentina The Blazers...

Bayern chief: I should have said Ozil is crap, not sh*t!

Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness backtracked on his remarks regarding Mesut Ozil The 66-year-old slammed Ozil in August following his claims of racist abuse that...

Hazard: Neymar criticism is totally unacceptable

Eden Hazard believes that criticism aimed towards Neymar's diving theatrics at the World Cup was unacceptable The Brazilian striker's theatrics at Russia got more attention than his performances with...

Ramos: Spain still bitter over World Cup exit

Sergio Ramos said that Spain are still feeling bitter over their disappointing World Cup campaign ahead of tonight's Uefa Nations League game with England La Roja had been...

Pogba: It’s hard to concentrate after World Cup win

Paul Pogba admits it's been a struggle to concentrate this season after winning the 2018 World Cup with France The 25-year-old midfielder's ongoing feud with manager Jose Mourinho...

Ballack: I’m surprised Low is still in charge of Germany

Michael Ballack is as surprised as anyone that Joachim Low managed to keep his job after Germany's disastrous World Cup campaign The 2014 winners' defence...

Koke: I would take another penalty for Spain

Spain midfielder Koke insists he would have no problem taking another spot-kick for Spain following his miss in their shoot-out loss at the World Cup The Atletico Madrid star missed...

Griezmann: “A Frenchman must win the Ballon d’Or”

Antoine Griezmann believes that only a Frenchman should win the 2018 Ballon d'Or after the national side's World Cup success Griezmann, along with France teammates Kylian Mbappe...

Mile Jedinak announces retirement from Australia

Australia captain Mile Jedinak has announced his retirement from international football The 34-year-old impressed at the World Cup in Russia after scoring two penalties against champions France and...

Kylian Mbappe shows off his signed Pele shirt

Kylian Mbappe has shared a picture of a signed Santos jersey from none other than Brazil icon Pele The 19-year-old striker became the first teenager...

Jerome Boateng seeks clear-the-air talks with Bayern Munich

Jerome Boateng plans to hold clear-the-air talks with Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge and president Uli Hoeness in a bid to confirm he remains...

Fred: “It’s an honour to wear the Brazil shirt”

Manchester United midfielder Fred is proud to represent Brazil at international level and hopes to be around for the 2022 World Cup The 25-year-old made...

Tite responds to US president: “Brazil have five world titles”

Donald Trump has been reminded by Tite that Brazil have five world titles compared to the United States' nil The US president put himself into...

Saul Niguez: It’s time to move on from my World Cup...

Spain midfielder Saul Niguez is ready to move on from his disappointing World Cup campaign at Russia The Atletico Madrid star did not play a...

Oxlade-Chamberlian reflects on World Cup miss

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlian has opened up about the pain of missing the World Cup with England due to a long-term knee injury. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlian will be...

Mohamed Salah reveals all on Egypt’s World Cup horror show

Mohamed Salah has spoken about the disruption that the Egypt team had to put up with at the World Cup Salah had a sensational debut...

Paul Pogba was key to France’s World Cup title – Lloris

Paul Pogba was integral to France's World Cup success, says Hugo Lloris The under-fire midfielder has once again come under the spotlight due to his troubled relationship with...

Lindelof: World Cup has given me a confidence boost

Manchester United defender Victor Lindelof is hopeful that his performances at the World Cup will prove to be the boost needed to kick-start his career The 24-year-old...

N’Golo Kante: “To win the World Cup was beyond my dreams”

Chelsea midfielder N'Golo Kante has revealed that winning the World Cup with France this summer was something way beyond his dreams The 27-year-old started in...

France’s ugly football deserves praise, says Klopp

Didier Deschamps' “boring” football deserves praise because it enabled France to win the World Cup, says Jurgen Klopp Les Bleus' 1998 World Cup-winning captain led...

Harry Kane disappointed with World Cup Golden Boot

He may have won the 2018 World Cup Golden Boot award, but Harry Kane was still disappointed to have only scored six times at...

Manuel Neuer: Germany squad accept Ozil’s decision to retire

Germany captain Manuel Neuer insists that the entire squad is understanding of Mesut Ozil's decision to retire from international football The Arsenal playmaker left the football world...

Ter-Stegen: It was hard not to play for Germany at the...

Marc Andre Ter-Stegen has confessed the disappointment he felt after being left on the bench in Germany's World Cup campaign After an impressive season in goal for...

Christian Eriksen: Spurs had NINE players in the World Cup semi-finals

Tottenham playmaker Christian Eriksen believes that the individual talent within the squad is extremely high and that it has been proven by the club having nine...

Neymar confesses: I exaggerated my falls at the World Cup

Neymar has surprisingly confessed that he often exaggerated his reactions after falling down from a challenge at the World Cup this summer The Brazil international...

Deschamps praises both Pavard & Hernandez for World Cup heroics

Benjamin Pavard and Lucas Hernandez both made a "big difference" for France in their triumphant World Cup campaign this summer, says head coach Didier...

Gareth Southgate bracing up for a new England deal

Gareth Southgate is ready for talks with the FA over a new deal after guiding the Three Lions to the World Cup semi-finals. Southgate and...

Adam Lallana accepts omission from England World Cup squad was the...

Liverpool midfielder Adam Lallana accepts that Gareth Southgate made the right decision to omit him from England's World Cup squad Lallana endured another injury-plagued campaign at Liverpool...

Ozil’s agent hits back against Bayern president

The agent of Mesut Ozil has hit back against the "foolish" comments made by the Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness Ozil stunned the football world on Sunday...

Mbappe reveals secret injury at World Cup

Kylian Mbappe was so important for France at the World Cup that they even hid the fact that he had a back injury in...

Dietmar Hamann accuses the DFB of weak leadership after Ozil’s abuse

Former Germany international Dietmar Hamann has blamed the German football association (DFB) of poor leadership following the abuse that Mesut Ozil had to cope with at the...

Mourinho reveals what made Pogba star at the World Cup

After watching him produce some superb performances for France at the World Cup, Jose Mourinho believes that it was the tournament format that brought...

Croatia boss: “I am the SECOND best coach in the world”

Croatia boss Zlatko Dalic has proven himself to be a modest man by declaring that he is only the "second best coach in the world” after...

Aymeric Laporte admits feeling “jealously” following France’s World Cup triumph

Manchester City defender Aymeric Laporte has admitted he has been experiencing "jealousy" towards the France squad after they won the 2018 World Cup without him Despite being the...

Giroud shaves head after France’s World Cup triumph

Olivier Giroud proved that he is a man of his word after following through with his promise of shaving his head if France were...

Player rejects World Cup medal

Nikola Kalinic has rejected his silver medal after Croatia's impressive display at this summer's World Cup, according to Croatian media. The former Blackburn striker turned...

Video: Deschamps’ half-time talk at World Cup final

Being a football manager ain't always easy, especially when your squad is full of world-class talented players - but at half-time in the World...

Ibrahimovic agrees to honour his bet with Beckham

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has agreed to honour the bet he made with David Beckham after Sweden were knocked out of the World Cup by England The former...

Ronaldo & Rebic named the fastest players in the 2018 World...

Sadly the World Cup came to an end on Sunday, but there are still plenty of talking points left - with the latest being...

Alex Iwobi: Young Nigeria team must learn from World Cup

Nigeria forward Alex Iwobi is hopeful that the "young" Super Eagles squad will be able to make use of their experiences at the World Cup for...

Pogba proved his doubters wrong at World Cup – Ibrahimovic

Paul Pogba's impressive performances in France's triumphant World Cup campaign have completely silenced his critics, says his former Manchester United team-mate Zlatan Ibrahimovic Les Bleus...

Tevez urges Argentina to do everything to keep Messi

Carlos Tevez believes that it is essential that Lionel Messi remains with Argentina and he has urged the national side to do everything in their...

Klopp tells Ozil & Gundogan critics: “Shut up”

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has jumped to Mesut Ozil and Ilkay Gundogan's defence in the fallout from Germany's dreadful World Cup campaign The midfield duo caused controversy before...

Varane pleased to shake off “nice guy” tag

France defender Raphael Varane is pleased to have finally of shaken off his "nice guy" tag after making his mark at the World Cup this...

Benitez: I could have managed Spain at the World Cup

Rafael Benitez has revealed that he had the chance to take charge of Spain at the World Cup this summer following Julen Lopetegui's shock...

Ozil included in the worst XI of the 2018 World Cup

Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil is among the players that have been named in the 2018 World Cup's worst XI by L’Equipe The Germany international carried...

Kaka pays Luka Modric the ultimate compliment

Former Brazil international Kaka has praised Luka Modric for the way he makes football look so easy that it is as if he is...

Heimir Hallgrimsson steps down as Iceland coach

Heimir Hallgrimsson has surprisingly stepped down his role as the head coach of the Iceland national football team following their historic World Cup campaign last month The 51-year-old...

Belgium return home to a rousing reception

While their Golden Generation may have fallen just one round short of reaching their target of lifting the World Cup this summer, the Belgium squad...

Croatia return home with over 10% of the population awaiting them

While the dream ended in tears on Sunday, Croatia's World Cup squad returned home to a heroes reception with the players tossing shirts and signing autographs...

France’s World Cup winners given hero’s welcome

France's World Cup winners returned home to an exuberant reception by the hundreds of thousands of supporters that turned up at Paris on Monday to...

Lovren believes Croatia were the ‘better’ side in World Cup final

Croatia defender Dejan Lovren has slammed France's tactics and praised his own country for their efforts after their 4-2 final defeat yesterday in Russia. Lovren...

Loftus-Cheek backs new deal for Gareth Southgate

England midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek has reacted happily to reports of an imminent contract extension for the three lions boss Gareth Southgate. Loftus-Cheek believes that Southgate...

Mbappe to donate World Cup earnings to charity

Kylian Mbappe has proven himself to not just be an extraordinary footballer, but also an incredible humanitarian by donating all of his World Cup earnings...

Griezmann playing the waiting game for Ballon d’Or award

Leading your country to the World Cup normally tends to sway the voting panel for the Ballon d'Or award in your favour, but Antoine Griezmann...

Kane on winning the World Cup Golden Boot: “I’m extremely proud”

While the disappointment of coming so close to reaching the final with England may still be haunting him right now, Harry Kane was proud...

Pogba reveals his super-motivational speech at World Cup final

Playing in a World Cup final with the eyes of millions of people from back home watching you ought to be enough to motivate...

The Neymar alphabet

He may not have led Brazil to the World Cup this summer, but Neymar's profile continues to grow following his theatrics at Russia with...

Rakitic congratulates Modric on Golden Ball award

Ivan Rakitic has congratulated his Croatia team-mate Luka Modric for being named the World Cup's best player in winning the Golden Ball award following Sunday's World...

Torres calls for unity with Spain squad

Former Spain international Fernando Torres has urged the current squad to unite under the newly-appointed head coach Luis Enrique, as they embark on a new era...

Dalic will not rush his decision on Croatia future

Croatia manager Zlatko Dalic insists that he is in no rush to make a final decision over his future at the national side following...

Griezmann reveals how he kept his cool during penalty-kick

Taking a penalty-kick at a World Cup final seems to be a rather gruelling and uninviting prospect, but Antoine Griezmann managed to keep his...

Lahm calls for changes in Germany’s coaching set-up

Germany's 2014 World Cup-winning captain Philipp Lahm has called for changes in the coaching staff following their dismal title defence this summer Four years on...

Rakitic: “In some areas we outplayed France”

Croatia midfielder Ivan Rakitic admitted that he found their World Cup final defeat to France "painful" after having outplayed them in some areas of...

Official: Sampaoli leaves Argentina

The Argentine Football Association (AFA) have confirmed that head coach Jorge Sampaoli has vacated his post following Argentina's disappointing World Cup campaign After two shock results...

France’s World Cup triumph “as big & beautiful” as 20 years...

Head coach Didier Deschamps insisted that France's World Cup win is just "as big and just as beautiful" as the time when he captained...

Modric: “We were the better team but sometimes better teams don’t...

Croatia captain Luka Modric feels that his side were the deserving victors on Sunday's World Cup final defeat to France and was left feeling...

Griezmann: “I hope to sleep with the cup”

Antoine Griezmann is hoping that he will be able to "sleep" with the World Cup trophy following France's 4-2 win over Croatia on Sunday's final In...

Dalic: Croatia ran out of luck

Croatia boss Zlatko Dalic bemoaned the fact that his side's luck appeared to have run out at the worst time when they conceded a dubious...

Brazil legend Pele threatens comeback

Brazil legend Pele has jokingly suggested that he may have to mount a comeback in football should Kylian Mbappe continue "equalling my records" Mbappe continued his impressive...

Maguire: “It’s really good playing under a manager like Gareth”

After finishing fourth in 2018 World Cup, the best result in years, Harry Maguire thanks manager Gareth Southgate for changing the teams's style of...

“N’Golo Kante perfect for Barcelona”

Gary Lineker, former Barcelona forward, believes N'Golo Kante "would be the perfect signing" for the Catalan giant. N'Golo Kante and his French team-mates will face Croatia,...

“I think Harry is one of the best strikers in the...

Toby Alderweireld insists Harry Kane role at the World Cup is "just the beginning". The Tottenham team-mates faced each other at the semi-final stage, yesterday,...

Martinez says Lukaku is the best in the world

Roberto Martinez made a big compliment to Romelu Lukaku after his performance against England at the semi-final stage. After a £90m move from Everton to Manchester United,...

Gareth Southgate: “We’re not a top-four team yet”

England lost yesterday, finishing fourth at the 2018 World Cup, but manager Gareth Southgate claims the Three Lions aren't a top-four team yet. After losing...

Klopp backs Lovren comments

After beating England at the semi-final stage, Dejan Lovren called himself "one of the best defenders in the world". His coach at Liverpool agrees, even...

Why Mourinho is looking to buy Croatian Marcelo Brozovic

Marcelo Brozovic has been linked with a move to Jose Mourinho's side, Manchester United, but there are talks of a new contract at Inter Milan. Brozovic could...

Griezmann: “I don’t care how France win”

Antoine Griezmann is unconcerned with how France play in Sunday's World Cup final against Croatia - as long as they win Didier Deschamps's side have been widely...

Kieran Trippier returns to training with England

England look to have received a welcome boost ahead of Saturday's third-place playoff game against Belgium at the World Cup with Kieran Trippier having turned up for...

Matuidi: “This World Cup is likely to be the last one...

France midfielder Blaise Matuidi has stated that the upcoming World Cup final against Croatia on Sunday will very likely be his final game in...

I want the World Cup, not the Ballon d’Or – Griezmann

France forward Antoine Griezmann insists that winning the World Cup on Sunday takes priority above even his own personal ambitions The Atletico Madrid star has been...

Giroud praises “rough diamond” Mbappe

Olivier Giroud believes that "rough diamond" Kylian Mbappe has a big future to look forward to ahead of France's World Cup final against Croatia on...

Southgate urges England squad to follow Germany’s example

England boss Gareth Southgate has urged his squad to follow the example set by Germany in the 2006 World Cup and the progress they have...

England trio are injury doubts for third-place playoff game

Kieran Trippier, Kyle Walker and Jordan Henderson are all injury doubts for England ahead of their World Cup third-place playoff against Belgium on Saturday, reports Sky...

Philipp Lahm: Germany will come back stronger than ever

Germany's 2014 World Cup-winning captain Philipp Lahm is certain that the national side will recover from their disastrous campaign at Russia The reigning world champions were...

Russia boss “disappointed” with World Cup result

Russia boss Stanislav Cherchesov has revealed that he has been left feeling disappointing by the outcome of their World Cup campaign, despite having far exceeded...

Perisic is Croatia’s trump card – Dalic

Croatia boss Zlatko Dalic feels that midfielder Ivan Perisic will be his trump card ahead of their World Cup final against France on Sunday The...

England fan arrested for punching a horse after World Cup defeat

A man has been detained by the police after seemingly punching a horse after England's World Cup semi-final defeat to Croatia on Wednesday Police officers...

FIFA name referee for World Cup final

FIFA have announced that Argentinian referee Nestor Pitana, along with his assistants Hernan Maidana and Juan Pablo Belatti, will be the match officials in...

Ronaldo expected better from Neymar at World Cup

Brazil legend Ronaldo Nazario has admitted that he had expected better from Neymar following his struggles at the World Cup The Paris Saint-Germain forward was...

Mandzukic on Croatia win: “We were like lions”

Croatia's match-winner Mario Mandzukic insists that they were the deserving victors in their 2-1 World Cup semi-final over England after performing "like lions" The Juventus...

England’s Cahill hints at international retirement

England defender Gary Cahill has revealed that he will be taking time to consider his international future following the end of the World Cup The Chelsea captain...

Modric pleased to prove the English media wrong

Croatia captain Luka Modric insists that the English media had "underestimated" them  and revealed that their negative comments were what made both himself and his teammates determined...

Pogba wants a World Cup star on his France shirt

Paul Pogba is already dreaming big and hopes to add his own star to the France shirt by winning Sunday's World Cup final against...

Kyle Walker “heartbroken” by England’s World Cup exit

England defender Kyle Walker has revealed his heartbreak over their elimination from the World Cup on Tuesday after their semi-final defeat to Croatia Gareth Southgate' side...

World Cup final will be “very interesting” – Marco van Basten

Former Netherlands international Marco van Basten is excited over Sunday's World Cup final, which will see France and Croatia face off against each other to...

Messi could be hurt by poor World Cup for a long...

Argentina's poor showing at the World Cup could have a long-term negative effect on Lionel Messi and on Barcelona for next season, says Xavi...

Didulica praises Croatia’s “warriors”

Former Croatia goalkeeper Joey Didulica lauded the side for their stunning World Cup semi-final win over England on Wednesday The Vatreni fell a goal behind early on...

Cafu: Brazil expected better from Neymar at World Cup

Former Brazil captain Cafu feels that Neymar's World Cup campaign has to be considered a disappointment due to the high expectations that had been...

Gerard believes that Dembele lives in his own world

Barcelona B manager Gerard Lopez, gave his honest opinion about the delicate situation between Ousmane Dembele and FC Barcelona. The whole situation with Ousmane Dembele has gotten...