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FIFA World Cup 2018 star Kylian Mbappe against switch to biannual format
Mbappe said it was important not to wear players out, but that maintaining the competition's beauty was his key motive.
Russia flatly denies US allegation of bribing FIFA official to secure 2018 World Cup bid
Russian officials on Tuesday flatly denied bribing a FIFA voter with millions of dollars to support the country's winning 2018 World Cup bid, after American prosecutors revealed new details about the alleged payments.
Former Real Madrid coach Julen Lopetegui open to possibility of coaching team in Premier League
Lopetegui had a roller-coaster of a year in 2018, where he was not only sacked by Spain days before the World Cup for announcing his move to Real Madrid but was also subsequently fired by the La Liga club three months into the season for poor results
Premier League: Manchester City, Liverpool among teams affected by post-World Cup injuries, claims report
Premier League leaders Liverpool suffered 12 separate injuries this season to players that took part in last year’s World Cup in Russia, compared to 27 for title rivals Manchester City, according to a report published on Wednesday.
Champions League: VAR should be used sparingly as 'parachute' for referees in Europe's elite competition
The VAR system should be used sparingly, as a “parachute” for the referee, when it is introduced into the Champions League for the first time next week,
FIFA World Cup final between France and Croatia drew global audience of 1.12 billion, according to sport's governing body
A combined global audience of 1.12 billion watched the World Cup final between France and Croatia in July, FIFA, the governing body of world football, said on Friday.
FIFA World Cup 2018 contributed $14 billion to Russian economy, say tournament organisers
The 2018 FIFA World Cup's organisers have stated that after calculations, the revenue generated by the event is close to $14 billion in terms of jobs created and goods sold.
Laurent Koscielny says France career 'finished' after missing out on 2018 World Cup triumph due to injury
Arsenal defender Laurent Koscielny has retired from international football with France, citing his injury and missing out on the World Cup as reasons for his decision.
UEFA Nations League: Germany coach Joachim Loew should have been axed after World Cup, says Michael Ballack
Former Germany captain Michael Ballack has spoken out against national team coach Joachim Loew, saying that Loew deserved to be axed after Germany's terrible performance at the World Cup.
Lionel Messi must be given time to decide on his international career, says former Argentina forward Javier Saviola
Former Argentina forward Javier Saviola said Lionel Messi should not be hauled up for their World Cup exit and given ample time to decide on his international career.
Germany head coach Joachim Loew prevented from meeting retired midfielder Mesut Ozil at Arsenal training ground
Germany coach Joachim Loew and team director Oliver Bierhoff were turned away from Arsenal's training grounds and were not allowed to meet former German footballer Mesut Ozil, who left the team after accusing the administration of racism.
Belgium join World Cup winners France atop latest FIFA rankings after two successive victories in international break
Belgium's recent run of good form in the World Cup and the international break means that they go level in first place with World Cup winners France on 1,729 points
Bundesliga: German defender Jerome Boateng wants talks with Bayern Munich top-boss after failed PSG move
Jerome Boateng has asked to speak with Bayern Munich bosses Karl-Heinz Rummenigge and Uli Hoeness about his failed move to Paris Saint-Germain in the summer.
Premier League: Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho 'in dark' over agent Mino Raiola's plans for Paul Pogba's future
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has claimed he is "in the dark" over Paul Pogba's outspoken agent Mino Raiola's intentions for the French World Cup winner.
La Liga: Spanish anti-doping agency closes Denis Cheryshev investigation after failing to find traces of banned substances
Spain's anti-doping agency has called off its probe into Denis Cheryshev that was launched following an interview given to Russian media by the footballer's father.
UEFA Nations League: France beat Netherlands 2-1 on home soil as Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud scores winning goal
Olivier Giroud surpassed Zinedine Zidane to become the fourth highest goalscorer for France, with his goal also ensuring a 2-1 victory against Netherlands.
Lionel Messi's absence from shortlist for FIFA’s ‘Best’ player award exposes flaws in its voting procedures
Lionel Messi's exclusion feels like injustice because Salah scored a goal less, albeit in two fewer appearances, and won nothing as compared to the Argentine’s domestic double with Barcelona
Jose Pekerman steps down as Colombia manager after six and a half years in charge
Jose Pekerman has quit as Colombia manager two months after leading them to the last 16 of the World Cup in Russia, the Colombian Football Federation (FCF) said on Tuesday.
Jamie Vardy, Gary Cahill hint at retirement from international football duties with England
Jamie Vardy and Gary Cahill announced their intention to retire from international duty with England on Tuesday, although both did leave the door open to a return in emergency circumstances.
Cristiano Ronaldo, Luka Modric, Mohamed Salah make three-man shortlist UEFA player of the year
Cristiano Ronaldo, Luka Modric and Mohamed Salah make up the three-man shortlist for the UEFA Player of the Year award for the 2017/18 season, European football's governing body announced on Monday.