Croatia defender Dejan Lovren says his side "played much better football" than France in their World Cup final defeat. The Liverpool centre-back also claimed "France didn’t play football". France, crowned champions for the second time, won a controversial penalty after Continue reading France 'had one tactic' and 'did not play football', claims Croatia's Lovren
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 Continue reading World Cup 2018: Were 'perfect hosts' Russia misjudged?
Media playback is not supported on this device It was the final which had everything – controversial decisions, a pitch invasion, the first World Cup final own goal, its first teenage goalscorer since Pele, and a comedy goalkeeping error. France Continue reading 'Final that had everything' caps epic World Cup
Media playback is not supported on this device 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 Continue reading 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 Premier League managers need to be "brave enough" to give young England players a chance in their first teams, says Three Lions boss Gareth Southgate. England flew back into Birmingham on Sunday Continue reading Be brave, give young England players a chance, Southgate asks Premier League clubs