Bradford name Collins as head coach

Bradford City have named former Under-18s manager Michael Collins as head coach.

Tunisia wary of danger man Dele Alli

Tunisia coach Nabil Maaloul believes Dele Alli will be England’s biggest threat when they meet in the World Cup on Monday.

Southgate will not bombard England with last-minute instructions

Fun rather than tactical nuance has been the order of the day for England in the days leading up to Monday's World Cup opener with Tunisia.

Out-of-contract Ruiz focused on Costa Rica

He is without a club after his contract at Sporting CP expired, but Bryan Ruiz is adamant that his focus is on leading Costa Rica.

Man United & Real Madrid talk not affecting Milinkovic-Savic

Dusan Tadic believes Serbia team-mate and Manchester United target Sergej Milinkovic-Savic is "the future of Serbian football".

Muller: Germany under extreme pressure

Germany's chastening loss to Mexico in Moscow has their World Cup defence in jeopardy and Thomas Muller urged his colleagues to response.

South Korea outsmart opposition scouts

South Korea wore different numbered shirts in friendlies to confuse scouts ahead of the World Cup.

Pundits on England's chances

The Soccer Saturday pundits deliver their thoughts on how far Gareth Southgate's England can go at the World Cup.

Today at the World Cup

England get their World Cup campaign underway on Monday while Belgium and Sweden are also in action.

Pogba: I'm the most criticised player in the world

After helping France to a win over Australia, Paul Pogba said he was the most criticised player in the world.

Maradona: Sampaoli's game plan against Iceland was a disgrace

Diego Maradona slammed Argentina coach Jorge Sampaoli after a 1-1 draw against European minnows Iceland.

De Gea will bounce back from error – Marchena

Spain assistant coach Carlos Marchena backed goalkeeper David de Gea to bounce back.

Jesus: I had no reason to play for a penalty

Having created a shooting chance, Brazil forward Gabriel Jesus said there was no reason for him to play for a penalty against Switzerland.

Hernandez admits to exaggerating fouls against Australia

Lucas Hernandez admitted he exaggerated fouls during France's 2-1 win over Australia at the World Cup on Saturday.

Hernandez: Griezmann an idol at Atletico

Lucas Hernandez is excited to play alongside France team-mates Antoine Griezmann and Thomas Lemar next season.

'Aching' Neymar urges referees to intervene

Neymar became the most-fouled player in a World Cup game since 1998, and wants match officials to put a stop to such rough treatment.

Papers: Utd preparing £60m Willian bid

Back-page headlines and transfer rumours from Monday's national newspapers.

Lozano goal causes artificial earthquake in Mexico

World champions Germany lost their opening game at Russia 2018, with Hirving Lozano's winner causing a small earthquake in Mexico.

LGBT fans 'uncomfortable' in Russia

An England LGBT supporter attending the World Cup is fearful of displaying display her '3 Lions Pride' rainbow banner in case she attracts attention from police.

World Cup day four in a nutshell

On a day of upsets, set-pieces and yet more questions over VAR, we round up the talking points from day four at the World Cup.

Pick your England XI v Tunisia

England kick off their 2018 World Cup campaign against Tunisia on Monday - but how should they line up?

O'Halloran leaves Rangers for Melbourne

Michael O'Halloran has completed his move to A-League outfit Melbourne City after falling out of favour at Rangers.

Hummels criticises Germany tactics in Mexico loss

Germany could not break down a stubborn Mexico in their World Cup opener, leaving Mats Hummels frustrated with his side's display.

Mourinho backs England for victory

Jose Mourinho believes England will not suffer the same fate as several other top nations and pick up a victory in their opening World Cup match.

Brewster looks set for Reds deal

Rhian Brewster looks as though he is set to sign his first professional contract with Liverpool, according to Sky sources.

Brazil the latest favourites to stumble, but Tite and Neymar won't panic

Brazil were forced to settle for a point against Switzerland, but the Selecao remain justifiable World Cup favourites.

Pogba: I’m most criticised in the world

Paul Pogba claims he has gone from "the biggest transfer in the world to the most criticised player in the world".

Brazil 1 Switzerland 1: Zuber pegs back below-par Selecao

Philippe Coutinho's curling strike was cancelled out by Steven Zuber's second-half header as Brazil were held to a draw by Switzerland.

'France should be proud to have Pogba'

Super-agent Mino Raiola has accused the French of "loving to criticise their heroes" after negative appraisals of his client Paul Pogba.

Injured Kompany staying with Belgium

Vincent Kompany will remain with Belgium's World Cup squad despite currently being sidelined by a groin injury.

Low rues 'very bad' first half

Germany coach Joachim Low admits his side paid the price for their poor first-half performance against Mexico.

Southgate keen to unleash his bold new England

The failures of recent years can be a lesson to England at Russia 2018, with Gareth Southgate enthused by his buoyant and youthful squad.

Milinkovic-Savic can play for any team in Europe, says Crespo

Linked with Juventus, Real Madrid and Manchester United, Hernan Crespo believes Sergej Milinkovic-Savic can play for the very best.

Germany follow trend of poor starts for World Cup champions

The last three World Cup champions have all started their title defence without a win after Germany were beaten by Mexico in Moscow.

Curse of champions?

Germany are facing the same problems that have afflicted previous World Cup holders.









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