Euro Papers: Barca return for Neymar?

All the latest transfer news from around Europe, with Barcelona reportedly offered the chance to re-sign Neymar.

"I haven't killed anyone," says defiant De Gea after Portugal error

David de Gea was in no mood to apologise after his costly error in Spain's World Cup opener against Portugal.

Mourinho lauds 'special' Ronaldo

Jose Mourinho lauded Cristiano Ronaldo as a player for "special matches" after his heroics helped Portugal draw 3-3 with Spain on Friday.

West Ham back in Pastore talks

West Ham have re-opened talks to sign Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Javier Pastore, according to Sky sources.

De Gea embracing Spanish criticism after Portugal error

David de Gea was in no mood to apologise after his costly error in Spain's World Cup opener against Portugal.

Phenomenal Ronaldo equals Puskas' European record

Portugal star Cristiano Ronaldo took his tally to 84 international goals with his World Cup hat-trick against Spain.

Heating up: England head to Volgograd

England’s World Cup preparations will move up a gear on Sunday when they head from their sleepy Repino base to Volgograd.

Muller looking to create history with Germany

Thomas Muller is looking to create history with Germany as they seek to defend their World Cup crown in Russia.

Today at the World Cup

Gear up for an action-packed Saturday at the World Cup, with Lionel Messi and Paul Pogba among those set to feature.

Jones: We are itching to get going

England defender Phil Jones says he and his team-mates have a 'tight bond' and they cannot wait for their first World Cup game.

Messi: My World Cup future depends on how Argentina go in Russia

Argentina's run at the 2018 World Cup will decide whether Lionel Messi plays at the showpiece event again.

Ronaldo has a specific football intelligence - Mourinho

Jose Mourinho has praised Cristiano Ronaldo after his hat-trick rescued a point for Portugal against Spain in Group B of the World Cup.

I haven't betrayed Barca – Pique defends role in Griezmann documentary

Gerard Pique dismissed questions over his commitment to Barcelona after his role in Antoine Griezmann's decision.

De Gea knows it was a 'bad mistake', says Mourinho

Jose Mourinho said David de Gea would be well aware of the enormity of his mistake in Spain's draw against Portugal.

De Gea relaxed after Ronaldo blunder

David de Gea remained calm and said he had the full backing of his team-mates after his error in Spain's draw with Portugal.

Cristiano is prone to throwing himself – Pique slams Portugal star

Gerard Pique was unhappy with Cristiano Ronaldo after Spain's World Cup draw against Portugal.

Ronaldo confident of Portugal progress

Cristiano Ronaldo is confident Portugal will progress to the knockout stages of the World Cup after their astonishing 3-3 draw with Spain.

Ronaldo hails 'personal best' after scoring World Cup hat-trick

Three-goal hero Cristiano Ronaldo credited his team-mates for earning Portugal a 3-3 World Cup Group B draw against Spain.

Cristiano Ronaldo is getting better with age - Silva lauds hat-trick hero

Cristiano Ronaldo's three-goal haul came as no surprise to Portugal team-mate Bernardo Silva after their 3-3 draw at the World Cup.

Loftus-Cheek: 'We'll do it for Wilkins'

Ruben Loftus-Cheek has paid tribute to the late Ray Wilkins, dedicating England's World Cup campaign to him.

Hierro praises Spain commitment

New Spain coach Fernando Hierro praised his side's commitment after their 3-3 draw against Portugal.

World Cup: Day two in a nutshell

From Mohamed Salah stuck on the subs' bench to late winners and Cristiano Ronaldo's hat-trick, we round up the talking points from day two at the World Cup...

Ronaldo becomes World Cup's oldest hat-trick hero

World Cup records tumbled as Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo scored a brilliant hat-trick against Spain.

Real Madrid haunt Spain again as Ronaldo steals the show

Having ruined Spain's preparations, Real Madrid's main man ruined their World Cup opener following Friday's 3-3 classic in Sochi.

Ronaldo finally scores major tournament set-piece at 45th attempt

At the 45th time of asking, Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo scored a free-kick for his country at a major international tournament.

Bournemouth bid £10m for Mepham

Bournemouth have made a £10m bid for Brentford defender Chris Mepham, according to Sky sources.

No pressure on 'Golden Generation' - Croatia captain Modric

Croatia's players are not feeling the pressure of being dubbed the 'Golden Generation', according to Luka Modric.

Ronaldo seizes centre stage

The focus was on Spain before kick-off but Cristiano Ronaldo made sure he took centre stage with his hat-trick for Portugal.

Portugal 3 Spain 3: Brilliant Ronaldo hat-trick earns thrilling draw

Spain looked set to beat Iberian rivals Portugal thanks to a Nacho wondergoal, but Cristiano Ronaldo's hat-trick shared the spoils.

Neville's England expectations

Gary Neville is confident England will win their opening World Cup group game against Tunisia on Monday, but does not think it will be easy.

Queiroz hails 'beautiful' Iran win

Carlos Queiroz hailed a "beautiful" World Cup win for Iran as a stoppage-time own goal from Aziz Bouhaddouz gave them a Group B victory over Morocco.

Sampaoli denies underestimating Iceland after naming XI

Marcos Rojo and Maxi Meza will start for Argentina against Iceland at Spartak Stadium on Saturday.

Cristiano Ronaldo makes history with goal at eighth successive major tournament

Portugal took only four minutes to open the scoring against Spain in Sochi, thanks to a history-making goal from Cristiano Ronaldo.

No racism concerns for Nigeria captain Mikel

The Russian Football Union was charged by FIFA after France players were racially abused, but Nigeria captain John Obi Mikel is unconcerned.

Shot-shy Iran make World Cup history

Late goals have been the early theme of this World Cup, but Iran mustered theirs without attempting a shot in the second half.









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