Neymar: Brazil’s World Cup exit left me in mourning

Brazil forward Neymar said he “didn’t want to see a ball” or watch any of the remaining World Cup matches after his side’s quarter-final defeat by Belgium. “I was in mourning, I was really sad, but sadness passes,” the Paris St-Germain player said. “I have my son, my family, my friends and they don’t want […]

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Argentina ‘mutually agree’ to terminate Sampaoli’s contract

Argentina and manager Jorge Sampaoli have “mutually agreed” to terminate his contract in the wake of the team’s disappointing 2018 World Cup campaign. The 2014 runners-up went out of the tournament courtesy of a 4-3 defeat by France at the last-16 stage. Sampaoli, 58, took charge of his home country in May 2017 and the […]

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France lashes brave Croatia to win 2018 World Cup

France won the Fifa World Cup for the second time by overcoming Croatia’s bold challenge in a thrilling final in Moscow’s Luzhniki Stadium. Didier Deschamps’ side repeated the success on home soil at France ’98 by a margin that hardly looked possible as Croatia stood toe-to-toe with the favourites for an hour. France’s victory meant […]

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