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Players my age usually go to Qatar or China – Ronaldo

Players my age usually go to Qatar or China – Ronaldo

Media playback is not supported on this device Cristiano Ronaldo: Juventus newcomer ready for the challenge Cristiano Ronaldo says he is “grateful for the opportunity” given to him by Juventus, as players of his age “usually go to Qatar or China”. The 33-year-old Portugal forward has joined the Italian champions for £99.2m after nine years […]

How many French players? Who made your team of the World Cup?

How many French players? Who made your team of the World Cup?

Luka Modric (left) was on the losing side in the final but claimed player of the tournament Luka Modric was the player of the tournament, Harry Kane bagged the most goals, Thibaut Courtois had the safest hands and Kylian Mbappe was the breakthrough star. But did they impress you more than Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel […]

Why Russia 2018 was the best World Cup – statistically

Why Russia 2018 was the best World Cup – statistically

France were crowned world champions for the second time with victory over Croatia Four simple words, used variously as a statement or a question across the country during a baking June and scorching July: “Best World Cup ever?” The 2018 edition of international football’s ultimate gathering was not the most-anticipated tournament in the game’s long […]

World Cup 2018: Record-breaking online & viewing figures for BBC

World Cup 2018: Record-breaking online & viewing figures for BBC

Media playback is not supported on this device World Cup 2018: France 4-2 Croatia highlights A total of 44.5 million people tuned in to watch the BBC’s television coverage of the 2018 World Cup in Russia. There was a record 66.8 million match requests, including live and on demand, on the BBC Sport website and […]

Visa issue forces Man Utd’s Sanchez to miss start of US tour

Visa issue forces Man Utd’s Sanchez to miss start of US tour

Sanchez (right) trained with his team-mate at Carrington last week Alexis Sanchez has missed the start of Manchester United’s United States tour as he has been unable to get a visa. The Chilean striker, 29, accepted a 16-month suspended jail sentence in February for tax fraud in Spain. Under US law, no person found guilty […]

A biblical rainstorm & men in suits obscuring the crucial moment – the bizarre end to the World Cup

A biblical rainstorm & men in suits obscuring the crucial moment – the bizarre end to the World Cup

Media playback is not supported on this device World Cup 2018: The World Cup final that had everything The World Cup is over for another four years and the tournament’s grand finale didn’t disappoint. France won the biggest prize in football for the second time by overcoming Croatia 4-2 in a thrilling final in Moscow. […]

World Cup 2018: Were ‘perfect hosts’ Russia misjudged?

World Cup 2018: Were ‘perfect hosts’ Russia misjudged?

Russia supporters watched their team reach the quarter-finals on home soil When Andrei smiles at you he means it. He showed me his fake smile and it was not pretty. “The thing with the Europeans, they’re cold people,” he says. “They are not sincere. But we Russians, we are welcoming. And we are sincere. Go […]

World Cup Catch-up: France toast Croatia & party like it’s 1998

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Paris celebrations turn violent on the Champs Elysees

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The World Cup final that had everything – the best of the action in 90 seconds

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