Loftus-Cheek will consider Chelsea future

Ruben Loftus-Cheek will consider his Chelsea future if he isn't given assurances over first-team football at Stamford Bridge next season.

Jorginho deal not done yet - City

Manchester City board member Alberto Galassi says there are still things to sort out before Jorginho's transfer from Napoli is completed.

Amrabat slams Geiger over alleged shirt request

Nordin Amrabat has slammed Mark Geiger after the winger alleged the referee asked for a Portuguese player's shirt.

Neymar targets improvement against Costa Rica

After a disappointing performance against Switzerland, Neymar is hopeful that Brazil's band of superstars can deliver against Costa Rica.

FIFA fines Mexico over homophobic chants

Mexico have been fined after their supporters were found guilty of making "discriminatory and insulting chants".

Loftus-Cheek could leave Chelsea

Ruben Loftus-Cheek has threatened to leave Chelsea if he is not guaranteed first-team football next season.

Bale needs Real Madrid assurances, says agent

His future has been in doubt since the Champions League final, but Gareth Bale's agent has shed light on what the Welshman desires most.

Sampaoli yet to decide on Argentina XI to face Croatia

It remains to be seen who Jorge Sampaoli will pick to face Croatia, with the Argentina coach mulling over a number of selection options.

This is not football - Carvajal criticises Iran tactics

Even though a fortunate Diego Costa strike earned Spain a 1-0 win over Iran, right-back Dani Carvajal hit out at their tactics.

Ronaldo facial hair inspired by Quaresma joke

Cristiano Ronaldo has revealed the inspiration behind his new facial hair as a fourth goal of the World Cup secured victory over Morocco.

What game were you watching? - Costa bites back at journalist

After hitting the winning goal in a 1-0 Group B defeat of Iran, Spain striker Diego Costa took exception at a question from a journalist.

Sunderland, Bolton want Posh's Baldwin

Sunderland and Bolton have both made enquiries for Peterborough captain Jack Baldwin, according to Sky sources.

Hierro: Take nothing for granted

Spain coach Fernando Hierro has warned his players to take nothing for granted despite a 1-0 win over Iran in Wednesday's Group C clash.

Alli working towards full fitness

Dele Alli will do "everything in my power" to reach full fitness in time for England's game with Panama on Sunday.

Rashford hails improved England

Marcus Rashford says the England squad are relishing the opportunity to show people how far they have come since Euro 2016.

WBA, Swansea want keeper Borjan

Newly-relegated West Brom and Swansea are considering making offers for Red Star Belgrade goalkeeper Milan Borjan.

Costa strike keeps 2018 World Cup waiting for first goalless draw

For the first time since 1954, the World Cup has not seen a goalless draw in its first 20 games.

Fortune favours Spain's 'Supermen' as luck proves to be Iran's kryptonite

Spain scraped a 1-0 win over Iran in Kazan on Wednesday, as a fortuitous Diego Costa goal spared their blushes in front of a partisan crowd.

Suarez announces wife's pregnancy after World Cup heroics

After scoring in his 100th Uruguay game to secure World Cup progression, Luis Suarez revealed his wife is pregnant for the third time.

FIFA fines Mexico over discriminatory chants

FIFA has confirmed Mexico have been hit with a CHF 10,000 fine after fans were found to have made discriminatory chants against Germany.

Costa, Isco key for Spain

Diego Costa scored the only goal and Isco impressed as Spain narrowly beat Iran in Group B.

World Cup day seven in a nutshell

We round up Wednesday's talking points from Russia, with Cristiano Ronaldo breaking another record, and England suffering an injury scare of sorts.

Tabarez hails match-winner Suarez

Oscar Tabarez hailed the importance of match-winner Luis Suarez after the striker fired Uruguay into the knockout stages of the World Cup.

FA condemns anti-Semitic video

The FA has condemned the conduct of several England fans who made anti-Semitic gestures in a video posted online from Russia.

Iran 0 Spain 1: Costa goal breaks stubborn resistance

Spain have moved level on points with Portugal at the summit of Group B after edging past a spirited Iran side at the Kazan Arena.

Messi the greatest but Croatia will play to beat Argentina, says Dalic

Argentina and Lionel Messi are in need of a good result against Croatia, but Zlatko Dalic insists his own team will not play for a draw.

Poor Southgate dislocates shoulder while running

A dislocated shoulder would typically end someone's participation in the World Cup, but not when the injured party is England's manager.

Salah rejects talk of rift in Egypt camp

Egypt have been knocked out of the World Cup but Mohamed Salah is adamant the squad remains united.

Rakitic wary of 'uber-motivated' Messi

There is no Argentina player more proud to wear the shirt and more eager for success than Lionel Messi, according to Ivan Rakitic.

Serbia v Switzerland: Kolarov not interested in playing for a draw

Aleksandar Kolarov stressed Serbia will maintain their intensity when the Balkan nation face Switzerland in Kaliningrad on Friday.

Pique wins 100th Spain cap in Iran World Cup clash

Barcelona's Gerard Pique has become the 13th player to win 100 caps for Spain.

World Cup hosts Russia qualify as Egypt make early exit

Uruguay's defeat of Saudi Arabia means Egypt are knocked out of the World Cup with Russia heading into the knockout rounds.

Miller, Holt interviewed for Livingston

Kenny Miller and Gary Holt are among four candidates understood to have been interviewed for the managerial vacancy at Livingston.

Southgate dislocates shoulder

England manager Gareth Southgate suffered a dislocated shoulder while running near their World Cup base in Repino.

'Best in the world' Messi the victim of unfair treatment, says Sampaoli

Jorge Sampaoli feels Lionel Messi is unfairly criticised when Argentina struggle. "It's a lot of pressure for a single player," he said.

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