Carlos Queiroz: 'Cristiano Ronaldo is part of Portugal magic formula'Iran boss Carlos Queiroz praises Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo for being part of his side's "magic formula" to win the World Cup.
Video: Cristiano Ronaldo pleads with Iran fans to let him sleepCristiano Ronaldo asks noisy Iran supporters to keep the noise down after being kept awake ahead of Monday's showdown.
Gareth Southgate: 'Harry Kane best striker at World Cup'England manager Gareth Southgate heaps praise on Harry Kane following the striker's hat-trick in the 6-1 win over Panama, taking him to 18 goals in 26 appearances.
Romelu Lukaku: 'Now or never for Belgium golden generation'Romelu Lukaku believes that the 2018 World Cup is the last chance for Belgium's golden generation to enjoy success at international level.
Jun 23, 20:18
Eden Hazard hails prolific Belgium teammate Romelu LukakuEden Hazard praises Belgium teammate Romelu Lukaku for his goalscoring prowess and talent following the Red Devils' 5-2 win over Tunisia at the 2018 World Cup.
Jun 23, 15:30
Manchester City 'in talks with Sporting Lisbon starlet Rafael Leao'Manchester City reportedly open talks with Sporting Lisbon's "new Cristiano Ronaldo" Rafael Leao.
Jun 21, 13:29
Referee criticised for requesting Cristiano Ronaldo's shirtMorocco midfielder Nordin Amrabat alleges that referee Mark Geiger asked Cristiano Ronaldo for his shirt during his side's 1-0 loss to Portugal at the Luzhniki Stadium.
Jun 21, 10:51
Fernando Hierro: "Nobody is winning easily at the World Cup"Spain boss Fernando Hierro admits that winning the World Cup is not easy for any team at the tournament, following their 1-0 win against Iran on Wednesday evening.
Jun 20, 22:21
Cristiano Ronaldo hails "beautiful" Portugal win against Morocco at World CupCristiano Ronaldo is delighted with Portugal's "beautiful" 1-0 win over Morocco at the 2018 World Cup, which put the Selecao on the verge of the knockout stages.
Jun 20, 18:25
Preview: Argentina vs. Croatia - prediction, team news, lineupsSports Mole provides team news, predicted XIs and a full match preview as Argentina look to bounce back from their draw with Iceland against Croatia in Group D.
Jun 20, 15:37
Result: Cristiano Ronaldo nets as Portugal beat MoroccoCristiano Ronaldo becomes Europe's all-time leading scorer in international football as he registers in Portugal's 1-0 win over Morocco at the 2018 World Cup.
Jun 20, 14:53
Live Commentary: Portugal 1-0 Morocco - as it happenedRelive Sports Mole's live coverage of the 2018 World Cup Group B match between Portugal and Morocco, which finished 1-0.
Jun 20, 12:00
Team News: One change for Portugal versus MoroccoPortugal coach Fernando Santos brings Joao Mario in for Bruno Fernandes for Portugal's tie with Morocco.
Jun 20, 11:54
Cristiano Ronaldo 'fuming over Antoine Griezmann wages'Cristiano Ronaldo reportedly grows further frustrated at Real Madrid after slipping behind Atletico Madrid's Antoine Griezmann in terms of annual earnings.
Jun 20, 10:20
Paris Saint-Germain 'plotting £265m Cristiano Ronaldo raid'Paris Saint-Germain reportedly line up a sensational £265m bid for Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo.
Jun 19, 13:02
Alan Shearer: 'England star Harry Kane thinking about Golden Boot'Alan Shearer believes that England scorer Harry Kane was desperate to "get off to a goalscoring start" at the World Cup in search of the tournament's Golden Boot.
Jun 18, 22:05
Fernando Hierro gives full backing to David de GeaFernando Hierro describes David de Gea as "very calm" and insists that he has no doubts over the quality of Spain's first-choice keeper.
Jun 18, 16:41
Hernan Dario Gomez: 'Panama will relish World Cup appearance'Panama coach Hernan Dario Gomez says that his side will relish the chance to compete at the World Cup.
Jun 18, 13:29
Preview: Portugal vs. Morocco - prediction, team news, lineupsSports Mole provides predicted XIs, team news and a full match preview for the World Cup fixture between Portugal and Morocco in Group B.
Jun 18, 12:05
Preview: Iran vs. Spain - prediction, team news, lineupsSports Mole provides predicted XIs, team news and a full match preview for the World Cup fixture between Iran and Spain in Group B.
Jun 18, 11:55
Harry Kane: 'Hopefully I can match Cristiano Ronaldo'Striker Harry Kane says that it would be a bonus to match Cristiano Ronaldo in scoring a hat-trick in England's opener against Tunisia.
Jun 18, 10:38
Roberto Carlos: 'Willian, Neymar will be best players at World Cup'Former Brazil international Roberto Carlos backs Willian to be "the best" player at the World Cup alongside Neymar.
Jun 17, 12:24
Nacho defends "world-class" David de GeaSpain defender Nacho insists that "world-class goalkeeper" David de Gea will bounce back from his disappointing performance against Portugal.
Jun 16, 21:01
Jose Mourinho: 'Diego Costa withdrawal changed game between Portugal, Spain'Jose Mourinho blames Spain's failure to hold on to their lead against Portugal on Fernando Hierro's decision to substitute striker Diego Costa.
Jun 16, 14:11
Diego Costa: 'Spain deserved to beat Portugal'Diego Costa is frustrated with Spain's failure to beat Portugal in Friday's World Cup Group B encounter in Sochi, insisting that La Roja were worthy of victory.
Jun 16, 13:56
David de Gea: 'I am not receiving much support from Spain'Spain goalkeeper David de Gea hits out at what he deems to be a lack of support from his home country following his error in La Roja's World Cup draw with Portugal.
Jun 16, 12:48
Gerard Pique criticises 'diver' Cristiano RonaldoSpain centre-back Gerard Pique says that Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo "has a habit of throwing himself to the ground" following Friday's pulsating 2018 World Cup clash.
Jun 16, 09:40
Jose Mourinho: 'David de Gea knows Spain mistake against Portugal was bad'Jose Mourinho admits that Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea made a "bad mistake" for Cristiano Ronaldo's second goal in Spain's World Cup draw with Portugal.
Jun 15, 22:54
Fernando Hierro: 'Portugal extremely fortunate to have Cristiano Ronaldo'Spain head coach Fernando Hierro believes that Portugal and Real Madrid are "extremely fortunate" to have Cristiano Ronaldo in their ranks.
Jun 15, 22:37
Portugal boss Fernando Santos hails "incredible" Cristiano RonaldoPortugal boss Fernando Santos believes that Cristiano Ronaldo's "incredible" characteristics and talent rightly make the Real Madrid man "one of the best in the world".
Jun 15, 22:25
Jose Mourinho: 'Cristiano Ronaldo a special player'Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho hails Cristiano Ronaldo as a player "for special matches" following the Portugal talisman's World Cup hat-trick against Spain.
Jun 15, 22:16
Cristiano Ronaldo: 'Portugal draw against Spain a fair result'Hat-trick hero Cristiano Ronaldo believes that Portugal's 3-3 draw with Spain in Friday night's World Cup Group B meeting in Sochi is a "fair result".
Jun 15, 22:03
Fernando Hierro proud of Spain performance in World Cup draw with PortugalSpain head coach Fernando Hierro is delighted with his players' performance in Friday night's 3-3 draw with Portugal at the 2018 World Cup.
Jun 15, 21:55
Alan Shearer plays down Cristiano Ronaldo hat-trick for Portugal against SpainFormer England striker Alan Shearer plays down Cristiano Ronaldo's hat-trick in Portugal's thrilling 3-3 draw with Spain at the 2018 World Cup.
Jun 15, 21:26
Result: Cristiano Ronaldo scores hat-trick for Portugal in thriller against SpainPortugal draw 3-3 with Spain in a thrilling group-stage clash at the Fisht Olympic Stadium, with Cristiano Ronaldo rounding off his 51st career hat-trick late on.
Jun 15, 20:56
Live Commentary: Portugal 3-3 Spain - as it happenedRelive Sports Mole's live text coverage of Portugal's 3-3 draw with Spain, as Cristiano Ronaldo scored a hat-trick to earn his side a point in Sochi.
Jun 15, 18:00
Team News: Diego Costa leads Spain line versus PortugalNew Spain boss Fernando Hierro starts with Diego Costa in attack for their World Cup opener with Portugal.
Jun 15, 17:58
Cristiano Ronaldo 'accepts two-year suspended prison sentence'A report claims that Cristiano Ronaldo has accepted a two-year suspended prison sentence, on top of paying £16.5m, to end his long-running tax fraud case.
Jun 15, 14:46
Who will win the World Cup Golden Boot?With less than week to go until the start of this summer's World Cup, Sports Mole looks at some possible contenders to win the Golden Boot.
Jun 14, 10:20
World Cup preview: PolandAhead of this summer's World Cup in Russia, Sports Mole previews Poland's chances as they make their first appearance at the tournament since 2006.
Jun 13, 17:30
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