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Antoine Griezmann's 'Decision' and Its Ramifications for Barcelona and Atletico

6 monthes ago   |   By Bleacher Report

Thursday, 14 June, the day the 2018 FIFA World Cup started, was a strange one for football. Russia, the hosts, surprised critics by thumping Saudi Arabia 5-0...
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Why an egocentric World Cup of Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and Neymar ultimately proved anything but

6 monthes ago   |   By Yahoo Sports

Only on their ubiquitous billboards and their badly-dubbed adverts were the biggest stars in football present at the climax of the World Cup. It was difficult to move in Russia without sight of Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and Neymar, the three most famous footballers in the world, promoting crisps, banks, soft drinks, mobile phone packages or whatever else. Messi was relaxing with his family in Ibiza.
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Cazorla returns to field for first time in almost 2 years

6 monthes ago   |   By Yahoo Sports

With the World Cup over, the transfer season is now in full swing. Players have returned from Russia, some having improved their stock mightily. While the World Cup participants will likely receive an extended vacation from clubs to spend time with families and rest their bodies a bit, transfer season never rests. According to Italian publication Tuttosport, World Cup champion Paul Pogba may have some leverage this summer and could use that to his advantage. The world could see how effective he was in a box-to-box midfield role under French manager Didier Deschamps with slightly more...
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Liverpool could have stiff competition from Sevilla for World Cup star

6 monthes ago   |   By CaughtOffside

Liverpool target Domagoj Vida has also attracted interest from Spanish club Sevilla after his performances at the World Cup in Russia.
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Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp: I never thought about Germany job

6 monthes ago   |   By ESPN

The FC team answer your tweets on Cristiano Ronaldo's GOAT status, how VAR would have changed the 2010 World Cup and how close Liverpool are to title contention.
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp says he "never thought" about the Germany job and fully supports the decision for Joachim Low to remain in
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World Cup: France's Individual Talent Gels at Right Time

6 monthes ago   |   By Yahoo Sports

France entered the 2018 World Cup on the heels of an uninspiring performance against an inexperienced United States team. SI's Luis Miguel Echegaray looks at how France shook off their pre-tournament struggles to win their second title in 20 years.
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Man United need to show Marcus Rashford he has a future, or he may leave

6 monthes ago   |   By ESPN

The guys respond to your tweets about the best World Cup final, Harry Kane, England's midfield, Marcus Rashford, Paul Pogba and the 2022 World Cup.
After reaching the World Cup semifinals, England's unexpectedly golden generation return to their Premier League clubs with vastly enhanced reputations. Yet while most will have regular places in the starting XI, Marcus Rashford goes back to Old Trafford with an uncertain future.
Though the 20-year-old was outstanding in one of Manchester United's most significant wins of last season - a 2-1 home win over Liverpool - he did not manage to escape...
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Paul Pogba: France didn't 'give a s--' about Messi at World Cup

6 monthes ago   |   By ESPN FC

After Julien Laurens hails Paul Pogba's role in France's World Cup triumph, the FC crew examine whether the tournament was a new beginning for him.
Paul Pogba gave a passionate team talk before France's World Cup round-of-16 win over Argentina, stating to teammates "Messi or no Messi, we don't give a s--."
The Manchester United midfielder also called on his teammates to "kill" their opponents, a French TV documentary has shown, as France came from 2-1 down to win 4-3 in Kazan.
Pogba was heavily criticised before the tournament after an underwhelming season with United, and a France...
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Daniel Sturridge wants Liverpool stay, targets more game time under Jurgen Klopp

6 monthes ago   |   By ESPN FC

The FC team answer your tweets on Cristiano Ronaldo's GOAT status, how VAR would have changed the 2010 World Cup and how close Liverpool are to title contention.
ESPN FC's Stewart Robson believes the goalkeeping position is pivotal for Liverpool's chances at winning the Premier League this season.
ESPN FC's Shaka Hislop breaks down the latest rumours making the rounds in Transfer Rater, involving Jasper Cillessen, Thibaut Courtois and more.
Steve Nicol explains why Xherdan Shaqiri's attitude worries him after the Swiss star completed a move to Liverpool from relegated Stoke City.
Former...
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Will World Cup stars shine at The Best?

Will World Cup stars shine at The Best?

6 monthes ago   |   By FIFA

FIFA.com takes a look at players who won awards at Russia 2018 and how they might be in contention to bring home more individual accolades at The Best FIFA Football Awards in London on 24 September.
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World Cup 2018: Russia was hugely enjoyable but lacked the real quality to be a truly great tournament

6 monthes ago   |   By Yahoo Sports

In the final minutes before the final game of the 2018 World Cup, Paul Pogba had a dressing-room speech that he hoped would bring France Football - and, by extension, the tournament - to a peak. France did that, and the final so fittingly shook with all of the entertainment that this whole World Cup had done and that so brings the child out in so many football supporters... but there was one thing none of this did do. After all the reverberations, and all of the moments and stories of this World Cup that had so many widely opening their eyes in joyous appreciation of the sport, it ended...
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Rumour Mill: Which World Cup stars have caught the eye of some big-money clubs

6 monthes ago   |   By Fox Sports

FOLLOWING their stellar performances in Russia, some World Cup stars have earned themselves some transfer attention from big clubs across the globe.
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Rumours rated: Liverpool finally closing in on Alisson? James back to Madrid?

6 monthes ago   |   By ESPN FC

ESPN FC's Stewart Robson takes a look at the latest rumours in Transfer Rater, featuring Ivan Perisic, Gonzalo Higuain and more.
With the World Cup now over and the top European leagues only a month or so away from starting back up, all attention shifts to the transfer market. Which players are likeliest to move in the near future? David Amoyal rates the top rumours from around world football.
Sergej Milinkovic-Savic to Real Madrid: 35 percent
After facilitating Cristiano Ronaldo's move to Serie A, Jorge Mendes is working as an intermediary to deliver a young star back to the Galacticos...
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With the World Cup party over, Russia faces up to its future

6 monthes ago   |   By ESPN FC

The FC guys answer your tweets about the controversies in the World Cup final, Paul Pogba's performance and where the 2018 World Cup ranks all time.
With the World Cup final looming, ESPN's Charlie Gibson travels around searching for fans from all 32 nations.
MOSCOW - It hardly caused a ripple in the news cycle when, on Tuesday, football returned to Russia as quickly as it had left.
The second-tier Football National League began its 2018-19 season fewer than 48 hours after the end of the World Cup and, amid a sprawling list of competitors that spans the breadth of the country, one name...
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