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Gareth Southgate, Manager of England and England assistant manager, Steve Holland - Getty Images

Jose Mourinho: England’s future looks bright after World Cup

Jose Mourinho has told England to "believe in the process" after their World Cup campaign finished with a 2-0 defeat against Belgium in the third-place play-off on Saturday.
Gareth Southgate, Manager of England and England assistant manager, Steve Holland - Getty Images

Gareth Southgate: Belgium too strong for England

England manager Gareth Southgate has conceded that Belgium are a better side than England and believes that the World Cup third-place playoff was a game too far for the Three Lions.
Hugo Lloris

World Cup: Hugo Lloris vows no repeat of Euro 2016 final complacency

Hugo Lloris says there will be no repeat of any complacency shown by France at Euro 2016 when they face Croatia in the World Cup final on Sunday.
Harry Kane

Harry Kane: England will only get better

England striker Harry Kane insists the Three Lions are not yet the finished article after their 2-0 loss to Belgium in the World Cup's third-place game on Saturday.
Belgium's Thomas Meunier. Fatih Aktas-Anadolu Agency-Getty Images

Belgium equal World Cup record as they clinch third place over England

The World Cup third place play-off may be little more than a sideshow ahead of the main event, but it allowed Belgium to equal a tournament record as they downed England once more.
Kylian Mbappe

Yuri Djorkaeff: Kylian Mbappe makes Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar obsolete

France World Cup winner Yuri Djorkaeff believes Kylian Mbappe has earned himself a place among the best in the world with his performances in Russia.
Nikola Kalinic

Croatia unsure if Nikola Kalinic will receive World Cup medal

Kalinic, the AC Milan forward, refused to enter Croatia's opening group-stage game against Nigeria on June 16 as a substitute and was subsequently sent home by coach Zlatko Dalic for his insubordination.
Didier Deschamps

Didier Deschamps: France have learned from Euro 2016 final defeat

Didier Deschamps has said the lessons of Euro 2016 will be crucial in guiding France through Sunday's World Cup final against Croatia and says they must "do things differently" in order to lift football's most vaunted prize.
Paul Pogba & Didier Deschamps

Didier Deschamps: France are proud to represent Africa in World Cup final

France's players of African origin will be proud to represent the continent when they face Croatia in Sunday's World Cup final, according to Les Bleus' coach Didier Deschamps.
Belgium's Thomas Meunier. Fatih Aktas-Anadolu Agency-Getty Images

Belgium claim third place in World Cup with victory over England

Thomas Meunier scored in the opening minutes and Eden Hazard added a goal late as Belgium defeated England 2-0 in the World Cup's third-place game in St. Petersburg.
Neymar

Gilberto Silva: Neymar has a lot to learn but criticism goes too far

Former Brazil international Julio Baptista admitted Neymar can go "too far" when on the receiving end of challenges, while Selecao legend Ronaldo acknowledged after their exit that more was expected of the world's most expensive player.
Russia 2018

Amaju Pinnick is match commissioner for England vs Belgium

The embattled President of the Nigeria Football Federation, Amaju Pinnick, will be on duty again on Saturday afternoon as the Match Commissioner in-charge of the FIFA 2018 World Cup Third Place Match between England and Belgium at the Zenit Arena, St Petersburg Stadium, Russia.
West Ham United's new signing Fabian Balbuena. West Ham United via Getty Images

West Ham sign Paraguay’s Fabian Balbuena

West Ham have signed Paraguay defender Fabian Balbuena from Corinthians on a three-year deal.
England fans watch the team beat Sweden

FIFA warns English FA over fans’ chants during Croatia defeat

Fifa has warned the Football Association following "political chants" by English fans during their World Cup semi-final defeat by Croatia.
Gareth Southgate, Manager of England looks on - Getty Images

England and Belgium battle for World Cup consolation prize

England face Belgium in the World Cup third-place playoff on Saturday with the tournament’s top scorer Harry Kane eyeing the chance to add to his six goals in the meeting of the beaten semi-finalists.
Antoine Griezmann finally responded to Thibaut Courtois' jibe on Friday. AFP

Antoine Griezmann happy if France win World Cup ‘ugly’

Belgium's players criticised the tactics France used in their 1-0 semi-final win as Didier Deschamps' team sat deep and Samuel Umtiti's headed goal came from a corner, but Griezmann dismissed the criticism.
Zlatko Dalic, Head coach of Croatia arrives during a Croatia press conference - Getty Images

Zlatko Dalic: Croatian players will sacrifice World Cup final places if unfit

Croatia coach Zlatko Dalic is prepared to make changes for Sunday’s World Cup final against France if some of his players have not recovered from their exertions in reaching football’s biggest game.
Nigerians in Russia

Stranded and cash-strapped Nigerian World Cup fans beg embassy for return tickets

No less than 400 Nigerian who were promised lucrative employment in Russia spent the night near the Nigerian Embassy in Mamontovsky Lane, Moscow, in the hope that they’ll get help with their return tickets.

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Steven Gerrard celebrates Rangers win over Kilmarnock

Steven Gerrard: Artificial turf should not be used in ‘elite football’

Rangers winger Jamie Murphy fell to the synthetic surface in the 17th minute of the club's 3-1 Scottish league cup win, and Gerrard, who is still unbeaten as a manager after nine games in all competitions with Rangers, was asked if the pitch was to blame for the injury.

Kano government disburses N99 million for women empowerment

Kano State Government has disbursed N99 million to 6,600 women under its empowerment programme as start up capital to enable them establish their chosen businesses for self-reliance.

Eritrea president tasks South Sudan on pursuing liberation, nation building

Eritrean president Isaias Afwerki has tasked the people of South Sudan to continue on the path of liberation despite internal squabbles and external machinations.
Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) Boss Mustapha

SGF asks Nigerians to support federal government in ensuring peace

The Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, is asking Nigerians to support the Federal Government in ensuring peace in the nation.

2019: Borno Youth Coalition endorse Senator Ndume’s re-election bid

Over 29 Borno Youth coalition comprising 19 youth forum and 10 Borno tertiary institutions students forum have endorsed senator Mohammed Ali Ndume’s re-election bid in the upcoming 2019 election for southern Borno senatorial district on the platform of the All Progressive Congress (APC).