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How Emotional Intelligence Helped Take A Young England Team To The Brink Of A...

A “new era for England”; a young team who “did their country proud”; a manager who embraced and consoled each of his players afterwards hailed a national hero who “united the country”.

Success Of French Football Team Masks Underlying Tensions Over Race And Class

The French football team has won the 2018 World Cup, 20 years after it triumphed on home soil in 1998. “Les Bleus”, as they’re called, are back in the nation’s good books, celebrated for their excellent performance in this year’s tournament

To Russia, With Luck? The Astronomical Odds That Separate England’s Young Footballers From Stardom

It has been reported that less than 1% of boys who enter academies before the age of 14 will ever make it to the professional level of the game. This already sets Gary Cahill, Fabien Delph, Harry Maguire, and Kyle Walker apart from the majority of boys who want to succeed in British football.

Croatia’s World Cup Consolation: Google Searches Soar As World Seeks Information On Finalists

Croatia may have lost to France in the World Cup final, but the small Eastern European nation may just have won something altogether more precious – worldwide recognition on a whole new level.

Russia’s World Cup Widely Hailed As Success, But Will The Good Vibes Last For...

There’s little doubt the World Cup has been a massive victory for Russia, and a double win for President Vladimir Putin. For starters, the tournament has imbued Russians with an immense sense of pride. Even though the Russian team lost in the quarterfinals to Croatia.

The Winners And Losers In The 2018 World Cup Broadcast Battle

France might have won the 2018 World Cup title, but who were the real winners in the broadcast battle? Not everyone could make it to Russia to watch the games live, and that left people all over the world relying on the distribution and associated media rights within their region.

Football May Be Caught In The Crossfire Between Qatar And The Saudis

Most football fans will still be reflecting on France’s win, Germany’s failure, Messi’s frustrations, Harry Kane’s goals and the rest. Yet many of us who followed the off-field games just as closely will have found the World Cup a largely uneventful tournament.

FIFA Has Successfully Developed Its Own Private Legal System – Now Governments Must Step...

After all, one better-than-expected tournament cannot erase a series of major scandals. These include the infamous decision by its executive committee to award the 2022 finals to Qatar.

‘Gabriel Jesus Criticism Unfair’, Says Ederson

Goalkeeper Ederson has leapt to the defense of his Brazil and Manchester City teammate Gabriel Jesus after the striker's disappointing performances at the World Cup. 

Yerry Mina Ready To Fight For His Place In Barcelona

FC Barcelona defender Yerry Mina has said that he wants to be a success at the club, according to Spanish newspaper El Mundo Deportivo on Saturday.  

‘Shock from Brazil’ Santos Sack Jair Ventura As Coach

Jair Ventura, the son of Brazil great Jairzinho, has been sacked as coach of Santos after a poor run of results.

‘Argentina FA Needs To Restructure’, Says Maradona

The Argentine Football Association (AFA) must be restructured for the national team to once against thrive, according to Albiceleste great Diego Maradona. Argentina were eliminated from this summer's World Cup in Russia following a 4-3 loss to eventual champions France in the round of 16.

Cristiano Ronaldo Lights Up China With The Nike Tour

The arrival of Portuguese superstar Cristiano Ronaldo soon added more heat to a steamy Beijing summer after the 2018 Russia World Cup sparked football mania across the country.

China For 2030 World Cup! Says Schalke GM

China deserves to host the 2030 FIFA World Cup, according to FC Schalke 04 general manager Christian Heidel. China can qualify for the 2030 World Cup

Gung-Ho For PSG! ‘Ready To Give Everything’, Says Neymar

My life will continue and I'm now going to give my all for PSG," he added.  After a forgettable World Cup Neymar ready to turn the tides for PSG

New Era? AC Milan Appoints New Board Of Directors

Elliott, a multi-billion-dollar investment management fund, announced on July 10 that it had taken control of AC Milan

No Turkish Delight! Özil Quits German National Team, Accuses Football Bosses Of Racism

Özil questioned whether there were criteria for being German that he did not meet and asked why he should be referred to as German-Turkish

Croatian World Cup Team Receive An Unforgettable Welcome Party

There wasn't a single act of violence, not from the fans and not from the policemen that were helping the bus through the river of pure joy.

Australia’s All-Time Goalscorer Tim Cahill Announces Retirement

In his career Cahill totalled 50 goals for Australia, making him the leading all-time goalscorer for the side

From Russia With Love: French Team Celebrates World Cup Win With Victory Parade In...

The youthful French team were greeted with an unforgettable homecoming parade in an open-top bus down the Champs Élysées

Juventus, Cristiano Ronaldo Hold First Press Conference: Everything You Need To Know

Ronaldo will earn 30 million euros per season at the Allianz Stadium, a sum the Juve board hopes will return La Vecchia Signorato to the summit of European football.

‘King Will Always Remain King’, Mbappé Thanks Pelé For His World Cup Wish

The tone was set on the opening day when hosts Russia romped to a 5-0 victory over Saudi Arabia, fired by two superb goals from super-sub Denis Cheryshev

What’s Your ‘VAR’dict? World Cup Final Sees Video Assistant Referee Confirmed As Football Reality

VAR has been a constant factor in the World Cup and it is the third time the French have benefited from its use during the final

World Cup 2018 Shows That Small Nations Can Dream Big, Says Croatia Coach Dalic

With a population of around 4.5 million, Croatia became the smallest European nation to reach the World Cup final in the 88-year history of the competition.

Sampaoli, Argentine Football Federation Part Ways After World Cup 2018 Debacle

The former Sevilla and Chile boss "begged" for the fans' forgiveness after the Croatia defeat and took responsibility.

World Cup 2018 Final According To Twitter

France took on Croatia at Luzhniki Stadium at Moscow on Sunday, a clash no one expected, and as usual Twitter was ready for it

The Gold Winners At World Cup 2018: Harry Kane, Modric, Courtois

Kane ended with 6 goals; two more than Griezmann, who was joined on 4 by Romelu Lukaku of Belgium and Russia's Denis Cheryshev

France Beat Croatia 4-2, Lift World Cup For The Second Time

France never looked completely in control against a brave Croatia side, but Mbappe was vital for the French on the break, helping set up Pogba for the third goal and then scoring the fourth from outside of the area

Why Football May Still Be Coming Home…To France

Given their team’s recent performances and their country’s role in the history of football, the French also have reason to feel that football may soon be “coming home”

France Vs Croatia World Cup 2018 Final: 6 Players To Keep An Eye On

It's the grand final of the beautiful game so what better way than to compare notes on the players to watch out for at Moscow.

No Special Status For Mbappe In France Team: Deschamps

The 19-year-old has been a pivotal part of the France World Cup team that will meet Croatia in Sunday's final at Moscow's Luzhniki Stadium.

World Cup 2018 Final: Win or Lose, Croatia Is Set For A Grand Celebration

More than 100,000 people are expected to welcome the team at the central square in Zagreb.

Eden Hazard Steers Belgium To Their Best World Cup Finish

Belgium's third place beats their previous best of fourth in 1986, while the English were unable to go one better than the 4th place their achieved in 1990.

France Vs Croatia World Cup 2018 Final: Live Streaming, Teams, Time And Where To...

It is a final very few people could have anticipated four weeks ago, when the competition in Russia was just beginning.
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German Coach Loew Receives Lahm-basting Criticism For World Cup 2018 Failure

According to Lahm, Loew needs to institute "a culture of clearer decisions" and put an increased emphasis on personal responsibility in the team.

World Cup 2018: Croatia Set To Turn Nation’s Dreams Into Reality

It is fair to conclude that all the disappointments with the Croatia national team faced made them stronger and hungrier to prove their critics wrong.

World Cup 2018: Is France On The Brink Of A New Football Dynasty?

This is after all a team which has just qualified for the World Cup finals, two years after reaching the final of Euro 2016 on home soil.

Maurizio Sarri Appointed Head Coach of Chelsea

Although not yet won a major trophy in his coaching career, Sarri has had three successful seasons at Napoli, leading the team to finish runner-up once and third twice in Serie A.

Success Of French Football Team Masks Underlying Tensions Over Race And Class

Triumph, on the football field, demonstrated that integration had been successful in France and anyone could reach the top of French society.

Kick Like A Pro: How To Take A Penalty Shot

Kicking a stationary ball from the penalty spot was first introduced in 1902 with the ball situated 12 yards (11 metres) from the goal

Croatia ‘Ready’ For France After Beating England In A Thrilling World Cup Semifinal

Dalic praised the attitude of his players against England, some of whom endured 120 minutes with "half a leg".

Henderson Hails Gareth Southgate For England’s Unity And Identity

England advanced to the semifinal with a 2-0 victory over Sweden on Saturday while Croatia overcame Russia in a penalty shootout.

‘Croatia Have Been Underestimated’, Says Dalic Ahead Of Semifinal Clash Against England

Dalic's side earned a semifinal berth by beating Russia on penalties while England progressed with a 2-0 win over Sweden.

France Marches To Moscow For World Cup 2018 Grand Final Showdown

Umtiti took advantage of a lapse in defence to nod the ball past Thibaut Courtois via a slight deflection to give them a win in a tight but entertaining game

World Cup 2018: Umtiti Heads France To Final, Martinez Laments Lacklustre Belgium Performance

France will play Sunday's final, while Belgium will play in the game for third and fourth place on Saturday.

Cristiano Ronaldo Pens Emotional Letter To Real Madrid Fans

Following confirmation of his move to Juventus, Cristiano Ronaldo writes an emotional letter to his supporters at Real Madrid

Cristiano Ronaldo Leaves Real Madrid, Seals Deal With Juventus

The Portugal international is understood to have signed a four-year contract with the Serie A club worth 30 million euros a season.

What Makes A Great World Cup Goal?

What are the factors that determine which World Cup goals go down in footballing folklore? Rob Parker, author of football picture book World At Your Feet, shares how he chose and illustrated legends of the beautiful game

Brazil World Cup Exit Is ‘Saddest Moment’ Of Career: Neymar

The five-time world champions and tournament favourites exited football's showpiece event after a 2-1 quarterfinal loss to Belgium on Friday.

Is It Coming Home? British Press Daring To Dream After Semi-Final Win Against Sweden

"The 30 years of hurt" since England's only World Cup win in 1966 have now grown to 52 years, but the feeling is back: something that didn't look likely not so long ago.