World Cup

Goalless Giroud still key to 'Les Bleus'

Olivier Giroud has not scored a single goal for France at the World Cup but his mere physical presence will guarantee the Chelsea forward a place in Sunday's final against Croatia.

World Cup

Southgate leaps to Kane's defence

England boss Gareth Southgate jumped to the defence of Harry Kane after he failed to shine in England's third-place play-off defeat to Belgium in St Petersburg on Saturday.

World Cup

Southgate: 'England not getting carried away'

Manager Gareth Southgate said England have "no illusions" as to their standing in international football after finishing fourth at the World Cup in Russia.

World Cup

Fans flock to Croatia football museum ahead of World Cup final

On the eve of Croatia's first-ever appearance in a World Cup final, excited fans have been warming up for the match against France by visiting a Zagreb museum showcasing the country's football history.

World Cup

Stamina no concern for Mandzukic, says former coach

Croatia's World Cup semi-final hero Mario Mandzukic built up his stamina as a child on the banks of the Sava river in his native region of Slavonia.

World Cup

Three key clashes that could decide the World Cup final

France are favourites to win the World Cup for a second time in Moscow on Sunday when they take on a Croatia side forced to go through three periods of extra-time to make their first ever final.

Premier League

'Chelsea mess their young kids around that much it's unbelievable'

Gary Neville has hit out at Chelsea's penchant for farming out young players on loan en masse, accusing them of "messing around" a host of "massive talents" including Ruben Loftus-Cheek.

Manchester United Women: What to expect

The new Manchester United Women's side will enter the FA Women's Championship this year, but what can we expect from this completely new side?

La Liga

Hazard hints at Chelsea exit

Chelsea star Eden Hazard has poured fuel on the fire of reports that he could leave the club this summer after saying "it might be time to discover something different".

World Cup

Kaka lauds Croatia captain Modric

Former Real Madrid and Brazil playmaker Kaka has lauded Croatia captain Luka Modric ahead of the World Cup final.

Premier League

Klopp: 'door remains open for Sturridge'

Jurgen Klopp has insisted that the door will remain open for Daniel Sturridge at Liverpool, despite doubts over the striker's future.

World Cup

'The future is bright for England'

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has dismissed suggestions that defeat to Belgium in Saturday's World Cup third-place play-off has tarnished the three Lions' campaign, insisting that Gareth Southgate's side have a bright future ahead of them.

World Cup

Roy Keane blames Danny Rose for early Belgium goal

Keane did not hold back in his criticism for poor defending in the lead up to Thomas Meunier's goal for Belgium.

World Cup

'Kane doesn't look fit to me at all'

Gary Neville insists that England skipper Harry Kane has not looked himself in recent games, suggesting the striker may be playing through the pain barrier.

Friendly

Karius jeered in Bury stalemate

Liverpool's pre-season preparations continued with a frustrating 0-0 draw against League Two side Bury.

World Cup

Southgate's team felt welcome in Russia despite political tensions

Southgate said that he and his team were made to feel welcome in Russia, despite the diplomatic tensions between Moscow and London.

Friendly

Everton beat lowly Austrian side ATV Irdning 22-0

whilst it is often said that pre-season friendlies mean nothing in the grand scheme of things, Everton boss Marco Silva could have been forgiven for breaking into a smile as his side scored 22 goals without reply in their first friendly of the summer.

World Cup

Dalic expects players' honesty about fitness for final

Dalic told the 'Daily Mail': "Tomorrow is the World Cup final. Simply the players know what that is. One thing that brings me happiness is that all my players tell whether they are not 100 per cent fit."

World Cup

Hazard shines brighter than bronze

Eden Hazard might not be the blockbusting replacement Real Madrid desire for Cristiano Ronaldo but he is the best signing they could make.

Championship

Stoke's Chester bid rejected by Villa

Aston Villa have rejected Stoke City's bid for defender James Chester.

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