World Cup News
John Stones: 'England have set benchmark for tournament football'Defender John Stones says that England's run to the World Cup semi-finals has set "the benchmark" for future tournaments.
Dermot Gallagher: 'Penalty 100% wrong call'Former Premier League referee Dermot Gallagher says that France were wrongly awarded a penalty during Sunday's 2018 World Cup final.
Rio Ferdinand hails "outstanding" Ivan PerisicFormer Manchester United and England defender Rio Ferdinand pays tribute to "outstanding" Ivan Perisic.
Jorge Sampaoli leaves Argentina postThe Argentine Football Association reveal that Jorge Sampaoli has left his position as head coach of Argentina.
Legend Pele threatens to return to fieldBrazil legend Pele jokes that he could look to return to the field if Kylian Mbappe 'keeps equalling his records'.
Antoine Griezmann: 'I want to sleep with World Cup crown'Antoine Griezmann 'hopes to sleep with the World Cup trophy' following France's 4-2 win over Croatia in the final of the 2018 competition.
Trevor Brooking: '2018 World Cup a massive success'Former England midfielder Sir Trevor Brooking brands the 2018 World Cup "a massive success".
Alan Shearer: 'Croatia deserve credit"Former England captain Alan Shearer says that Croatia will return to their country "as heroes" following their performance at the 2018 World Cup.
Rio Ferdinand: 'Jose Mourinho must help Paul Pogba'Former Manchester United centre-back Rio Ferdinand challenges Red Devils boss Jose Mourinho to get the best out of Paul Pogba next season.
Antoine Griezmann "really happy" with 2018 World Cup successAntoine Griezmann could not hide his delight as France landed the 2018 World Cup with a 4-2 win over Croatia on Sunday afternoon.
Gary Neville: 'France deserved to win 2018 World Cup'Former England defender Gary Neville insists that France deserved to prevail at the 2018 World Cup.
Didier Deschamps: 'Euro 2016 final loss helped France learn ahead of World Cup'Didier Deschamps believes that France's loss in the Euro 2016 final was a useful lesson ahead of Les Bleus' triumph at the 2018 World Cup.
Croatia captain Luka Modric wins 2018 World Cup Golden BallCroatia captain Luka Modric is the winner of the Golden Ball award at the 2018 World Cup.
England captain Harry Kane wins 2018 World Cup Golden BootEngland striker Harry Kane is confirmed as the Golden Boot winner at the 2018 World Cup after Antoine Griezmann and Kylian Mbappe failed to match his tally of six goals.
Pussy Riot claim responsibility for pitch invasion during Russia World Cup finalRussian musicians and activists Pussy Riot post a message on social media claiming responsibility for a pitch invasion during the 2018 World Cup final.
Toby Alderweireld hails Tottenham Hotspur teammate Harry KaneToby Alderweireld brands Tottenham Hotspur teammate Harry Kane "one of the best strikers in the world" following their clash in the third-place playoff at the World Cup.
Harry Maguire: 'I will not change'Harry Maguire insists that he will 'try to keep his feet on the ground' as the Leicester City centre-back looks to return to normality following the 2018 World Cup.
Harry Maguire pays tribute to Gareth SouthgateEngland centre-back Harry Maguire hails Gareth Southgate for altering the country's style of football since taking control of the national team.
Gary Lineker: 'Kylian Mbappe can be next Cristiano Ronaldo'Paris Saint-Germain and France attacker Kylian Mbappe "has got everything to become the next Cristiano Ronaldo", claims former England forward Gary Lineker.
Toby Alderweireld: 'Tottenham Hotspur going the right way'Toby Alderweireld thinks that Tottenham Hotspur can be proud of how many of their players have turned out at the 2018 World Cup.
Jul 15, 12:58
Dan Ashworth: 'England World Cup semi-final run not going to be a one-off'Football Association technical director Dan Ashworth is confident that England's fourth-place finish at the 2018 World Cup will not be a one-off.
Jul 15, 11:04
France forward Olivier Giroud confident of ending World Cup drought in finalFrance forward Olivier Giroud believes that he has not been far off scoring in World Cup matches and is confident of scoring against Croatia in the final.
Jul 15, 10:39
Luka Modric 'not concerned' about winning Ballon d'OrLuka Modric puts team honours above individual accolades ahead of Croatia's World Cup final showdown with France in Moscow.
Jul 14, 22:25
Croatia's Domagoj Vida dodges FIFA ban ahead of World Cup finalDomagoj Vida will be available for selection when Croatia take on France in the World Cup final after dodging a FIFA ban.
Jul 14, 22:15
Mauricio Pochettino "proud" of Tottenham Hotspur's World Cup contingentTottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino insists that having eight players competing in the final four of the World Cup can only be a good thing for the club.
Jul 14, 21:58
Roy Keane: 'Danny Rose, Phil Jones are not good defenders'Former Manchester United ace Roy Keane hits out at the defending from Danny Rose and Phil Jones, claiming that neither player will ever learn how to properly defend.
Jul 14, 19:48
Gary Neville: 'Harry Kane has not been himself'Gary Neville suggests that Harry Kane has been carrying an injury after failing to register a shot on target in England's last three matches.
Jul 14, 19:21
Jose Mourinho: 'Future looks bright for England'Jose Mourinho believes that England "have a good base for continuity" following their fourth-place finish at the 2018 World Cup.
Jul 14, 19:08
Roberto Martinez: 'Belgium players wanted to make country proud at World Cup'Roberto Martinez is pleased with his Belgium charges for sealing the national team's best ever World Cup finish in their third-place playoff triumph over England.
Jul 14, 18:42
Harry Kane: 'World Cup Golden Boot win would be proud moment'England captain Harry Kane is disappointed with his lack of goals in the knockout stages of the World Cup but would nonetheless be "very proud" to win the Golden Boot.
Jul 14, 18:29
Harry Kane: 'England could not have given any more against Belgium'Harry Kane insists that he and his England teammates "couldn't have given any more" in their World Cup third-place playoff loss to Belgium.
Jul 14, 18:16
Gareth Southgate: 'I could have not have asked for more from England at World Cup'Gareth Southgate praises his England players for their conduct at the 2018 World Cup and stresses that they "deserve every bit of praise" for their fourth-place finish.
Jul 14, 18:04
Gareth Southgate: 'England World Cup loss to Belgium a game too far'Gareth Southgate concedes that Belgium are "a better side" than England and believes that the World Cup third-place playoff loss was "a game too far" for the Three Lions.
Jul 14, 17:53
Harry Kane: 'England loss to Belgium at World Cup highlights room for improvement'Harry Kane concedes that England are "not the finished article" following their 2-0 loss to Belgium in their World Cup third-place playoff encounter.
Jul 14, 17:22
Zlatko Dalic: 'Fatigue will not be an issue'Croatia boss Zlatko Dalic insists that he is not concerned about the fatigue of his players entering Sunday's 2018 World Cup with France.
Jul 14, 13:42
Ivan Rakitic: 'Croatia will have millions on World Cup final pitch'Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic believes that Croatia will have "4.5m players on the pitch" when they face France in Sunday's World Cup final.
Jul 14, 10:25
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