WC Russia 2018

Is Dalic the world’s second best coach?

Croatia's Zlatko Dalic says he is the second best coach in the world and worth more than $5million (Sh500 million) per year. Dalic led Croatia to the final of the World Cup, where they were beaten 4-2 by...

Mesut Ozil retires from International football.

Mesut Ozil has announced his retirement from international football, hitting out at the "racist" and "disrespectful" treatment he received in the wake of his meeting with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and...

Surprise World Cup stars

Denis Cheryshev, Russia, 27, midfielder Arguably the only way Cheryshev's World Cup could have been more of a dream experience were if he had stepped out on the Luzhniki pitch for the Final, 31 days after he announced...

Argentina ‘mutually agree’ to terminate Jorge Sampaoli’s contract.

Argentina and manager Jorge Sampaoli have "mutually agreed" to terminate his contract in the wake of the team's disappointing 2018 World Cup campaign. The 2014 runners-up went out of the tournament courtesy of a 4-3...

France Golden generation; is this team the future of France?

Didier Deschamps and his conservative tactics were vindicated as the French team (2nd youngest in the tournament) were the most complete unit. Their displays at Russia 2018 were a masterclass in how a team goes through...

What next for Russia after World Cup success

Russian footballers love the number eight. All of our recent successes have come in years ending with this number: the USSR reached the final of Euro 88, Russia came third in Euro 2008 and have now reached the...

Competition for third place.

Belgium and England battle in the 2018 World Cup third-place match at 10 a.m. ET Saturday. Belgium is No. 3 in the FIFA World Rankings while England is No. 12. The teams played one another on June 28 in group play, with...

Antoine Griezmann brushed off comparisons to France great Zinedine Zidane.

The Atletico Madrid forward was just seven years old when Zidane scored twice to help France lift the World Cup on home soil in 1998, and 20 years later Griezmann has been hailed as one of the country's talismanic...

There has been no positive doping in the World Cup.

Fifa has announced that there have been no positive doping tests during the World Cup, while also confirming that disciplinary proceedings have started against England for "possible discriminatory"...

England players fined by FIFA

England will end their tournament with a third/fourth place play-off against Belgium in St Petersburg on Saturday. On Wednesday the FA was fined 70,000 Swiss francs (£50,000) after Dele Alli, Eric Dier and Raheem...

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