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
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.
In his career Cahill totalled 50 goals for Australia, making him the leading all-time goalscorer for the side
The youthful French team were greeted with an unforgettable homecoming parade in an open-top bus down the Champs Élysées
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.
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
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
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.
The former Sevilla and Chile boss "begged" for the fans' forgiveness after the Croatia defeat and took responsibility.
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 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
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.
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.
More than 100,000 people are expected to welcome the team at the central square in Zagreb.
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.
It is a final very few people could have anticipated four weeks ago, when the competition in Russia was just beginning.
According to Lahm, Loew needs to institute "a culture of clearer decisions" and put an increased emphasis on personal responsibility in the team.
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.
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.
Triumph, on the football field, demonstrated that integration had been successful in France and anyone could reach the top of French society.
Dalic praised the attitude of his players against England, some of whom endured 120 minutes with "half a leg".
England advanced to the semifinal with a 2-0 victory over Sweden on Saturday while Croatia overcame Russia in a penalty shootout.
Dalic's side earned a semifinal berth by beating Russia on penalties while England progressed with a 2-0 win over Sweden.
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
France will play Sunday's final, while Belgium will play in the game for third and fourth place on Saturday.
Following confirmation of his move to Juventus, Cristiano Ronaldo writes an emotional letter to his supporters at Real Madrid
The Portugal international is understood to have signed a four-year contract with the Serie A club worth 30 million euros a season.
The five-time world champions and tournament favourites exited football's showpiece event after a 2-1 quarterfinal loss to Belgium on Friday.
"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.
They have impressed audiences with their great skills, superb goals and have shown the world that they are the future stars.
The 71-year-old, who has been Uruguay's coach since 2006, would not be drawn on whether he would continue in the role.
This was their fifth encounter. Last time when Brazil and Belgium faced each other at the 2002 World Cup, the Red Devils were beaten 0-2.
Tite took charge of Brazil in June 2016, with the team languishing in sixth place in the World Cup's South American qualifying group.
Sweden's presence in the last eight of the World Cup may surprise some, but people should remember that Andersson's team finished ahead of the Netherlands in qualifying
Brazil have won five World Cup titles, but Belgium are the tournament's top goal scorers so far.
While the general public remains suspicious when it comes to Loew's next steps, the coach said it will take a few weeks to present a plan.
Both sides seemed content to let the match go into extra time as Spain knocked the ball around with little intensity.
Denmark lost to Croatia 3-2 in a thrilling penalty shoot-out after an rather even match with the two sides tied 1-1 after extra time.
People are usually nicer towards people that share their social identity (the “ingroup”), and tend to be meaner to those that don’t (the “outgroup”)
Even if Argentina had progressed into the last 8 of the World Cup, Mascherano would not have been able to play because of suspension after seeing his second yellow card