Bryan Robson: England need to defend better (1:04)
Mourinho: Pogba's World Cup triumph only a good thing (1:42)
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12hJonathan Johnson, PSG correspondent

'Alien' Mbappe deserves Ballon d'Or - Varane

Raphael Varane believes that fellow World Cup winner Kylian Mbappe is an "alien" who could win the Ballon d'Or.


Messi should not quit Argentina - Tevez

Messi appeared to struggle under the pressure of a disastrous World Cup campaign which saw Jorge Sampaoli sacked as Albiceleste manager.

13hMusa Okwonga, Manchester United blogger

Man United need to show Rashford he has a future

For the sake of his development, Rashford can't afford another season like the last one. Jose Mourinho has to find a way to get the best out of him.

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14hIan Holyman

Pogba: France didn't 'give a s---' about Messi

Paul Pogba gave a passionate team talk before France's win over Argentina, stating to teammates "Messi or no Messi, we don't give a s---."

Pires: France recreated the spirit of 1998 (0:48)
15hNick Ames, writer

Russia faces up to its future

Now the FIFA circus has left town, what is next for the 2018 hosts? On and off the pitch, Russia can learn from the events of the last five weeks.

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15hDermot Corrigan, Madrid correspondent

Griezmann welcome in Uruguay - president

Uruguay president Tabare Vazquez says it would be "an honour" to receive Antoine Griezmann to his official residence in Montevideo.

Extra Time: Ronaldo the GOAT? Liverpool's title chances? (4:13)
World Cup stock report: Who's up, who's down (6:33)
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1dNick Miller

10 stars who might not feature at 2022 World Cup

The 2018 World Cup is just the beginning for Kylian Mbappe, but it might mark the end for Luka Modric. Here are 10 players we might not see in 2022.

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1dSimon Kuper, writer

France beware, sympathy for Neymar, importance of VAR

With the World Cup over, here's a look at what we've learned from the tournament - which includes a warning for the winners and sympathy for Neymar.

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1dGabriele Marcotti, Senior Writer ESPN FC

What is Russia 2018's legacy?

There are reasons to be cynical about the World Cup, but in the end, Russia 2018's legacy will be about the connections fans made with one another.