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Didier Deschamps

Didier Deschamps: France World Cup win ‘supreme coronation’

France's World Cup win was the "supreme coronation" after the "hurt" of losing in the last European Championship final, said coach Didier Deschamps.
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France peaking perfectly ahead of World Cup final

France has learnt lessons from the last World Cup in Brazil, where they lost to Germany in the quarter-finals, and missing out on home soil in the European Championship.
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Vladimir Putin congratulates Emmanuel Macron after France becomes World Cup finalist

Russian President Vladimir Putin congratulated his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron on France’s victory over Belgium and advancement to the 2018 FIFA World Cup final, the Kremlin press service said early on Wednesday.
Ademola Lookman

RB Leipzig want permanent return for Everton’s Ademola Lookman

RB Leipzig want to sign Everton's England Under-21 forward Ademola Lookman on a permanent deal.
England manager Gareth Southgate

Gareth Southgate: Young England squad ‘not the finished article’ yet

Gareth Southgate revelled in an "incredible feeling" but warned that England are still developing after beating Sweden 2-0 to secure a first World Cup semifinal appearance in 28 years.

Manchester United, Leicester City to kick off Premier League season

Manchester United and their new big signing Brazilian Fred will face Leicester City in the first game of the Premier League season after their home match was moved to Friday, August 10, due to television demands.
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Luka Modric faces up to his final chance for World Cup glory

Croatia head into their World Cup last-16 match against Denmark spearheaded by evergreen midfielder Luka Modric, a player his teammate Ivan Rakitic has compared to Spain’s Andres Iniesta.

Nigeria players react to Carl Ikeme’s positive health update

Nigeria players including William Troost-Ekong, Leon Balogun and Elderson Echiejile have reacted to Carl Ikeme's positive health update.
Oghenekaro Peter Etebo

Nigeria’s Oghenakaro Etebo too good to play for Stoke City – fans

Nigeria midfielder, Oghenakaro Etebo, has set the social media into agog with his new club Stoke City fans applauding his performances in the World Cup in Russia.

West Ham close to signing Swansea’s Lukasz Fabianski

The Hammers need a replacement for Joe Hart following the end of his loan spell from Manchester City.

Argentina coach to resign after Scotland Test

Argentina rugby coach Daniel Hourcade has announced that he will step down from the role after the final June Test against Scotland in Resistencia next Saturday.

Taribo West: Victor Moses, Kelechi Iheanacho, Mikel Obi key to Nigeria’s World Cup chances

Victor Moses, Kelechi Iheanacho and John Obi Mikel are Nigeria’s most important players at the World Cup, former international defender Taribo West says.

Mikel Mikel: No hiding place for Croatia

The long awaited moment has come, and the battle ground is the Arena Baltika in Kaliningrad, where the Super Eagles will face Croatia in their Group D opening match at 2000 hours.

Woods fires eight-over 78, worst ever US Open score

Tiger Woods returned to the US Open with an eight-over par 78 at Shinnecock Hills on Thursday, his worst ever score in the championship leaving him nine shots off the first-round lead.

Super Eagles’ Oghenekaro Etebo delighted to join Stoke City

Nigeria midfielder Oghenekaro Etebo is thrilled to have joined English Championship club Stoke City.

Nigeria’s Oghenekaro Etebo joins Stoke City

Nigeria midfielder Oghenekaro Etebo took a break from his World Cup preparations to join English Championship club Stoke on Monday.

Jose Mourinho picks Super Eagles to reach World Cup Round of 16

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has picked the Super Eagles and Argentina to emerge from a tough-looking Group D at the World Cup in Russia.

Liverpool confirm Emre Can, Jon Flanagan’s exit

Germany midfielder, Emre Can, is leaving Liverpool, along with out-of-favour defender, Jon Flanagan, the English Premier League club confirmed on Friday.

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