How the relationship between Ozil and Germany broke down (3:07)
Neymar: I'm used to being criticised (0:55)
Darke: 2018 the best World Cup of modern era (3:53)
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1dJonathan Johnson, ESPN writer

Deschamps praises Pogba's mental strength

France boss also claimed the Manchester United man should be in Ballon d'Or contention, along with Kylian Mbappe and Raphael Varane.

Thousands of fans welcome Griezmann home (1:44)
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2dESPN

Alves slams Neymar memes: It's not a joke

Paris Saint-Germain right-back Dani Alves doesn't think the jokes being made at Neymar's expense are funny. "I don't think it's a joke."

Hislop: French Ambassador comments 'nothing new' (4:40)
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2dReuters

Croatia's Kalinic declines World Cup medal

Kalinic, sent home following the 2-0 victory over Nigeria in their opening match, reportedly said: "Thank you, but I did not play in Russia."

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2dAssociated Press

World Cup stewards will be punished

Organising committee CEO Alexei Sorokin told Russia's Sport Express newspaper "we will make [the stewards] ashamed."

Neymar: Brazil's failure 'saddest moment of my career' (0:55)
Alves: Players like Neymar 'illuminate football' (0:52)
2:06

Tom Marshall Mexico correspondent 

Juan Carlos Osorio's future with Mexico is likely to be defined very soon. It looks like he's going to be looking for another job outside of Mexico.

2:13

Tom Marshall Mexico correspondent 

It may only be five days since France lifted the World Cup, but Liga MX is back! The Apertura starts tonight. Here are a few predictions for the upcoming season.

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3dIan Holyman, France correspondent

Mbappe better than Henry was - Deschamps

Mbappe, 19, scored four goals, including one in the final, and started all but one of France's games as they won the World Cup in Russia.

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3dESPN

€54m Real Madrid starlet slams Neymar critics

Real Madrid €50 million teenager Rodrygo says Neymar is a victim of a double standard amid the criticism the Brazil superstar suffered this summer.

Patrick Kluivert: Mbappe is a future Ballon d'Or winner (2:10)
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3dMichael Cox, ESPN.com writer

Pogba's France role won't work for Man United

Paul Pogba played more defensively when winning the World Cup, but if Man United want him to dominate games, a more attack-minded role is required.

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3dAdriana Garcia, ESPN writer

Uruguay capital wants to honour Griezmann

The newly crowned World Cup winner had Uruguay flag draped over his shoulders in a post-game press conference after the World Cup final victory.

Luis Enrique: Line between success & failure is very thin (0:51)

WC Standings

Group AGPWDLGDP
Uruguay3300+59
Russia3201+46
Saudi Arabia3102-53
Egypt3003-40
Group BGPWDLGDP
Spain3120+15
Portugal3120+15
Iran311104
Morocco3012-21
Group CGPWDLGDP
France3210+27
Denmark3120+15
Peru310203
Australia3012-31
Group DGPWDLGDP
Croatia3300+69
Argentina3111-24
Nigeria3102-13
Iceland3012-31
Group EGPWDLGDP
Brazil3210+47
Switzerland3120+15
Serbia3102-23
Costa Rica3012-31
Group FGPWDLGDP
Sweden3201+36
Mexico3201-16
South Korea310203
Germany3102-23
Group GGPWDLGDP
Belgium3300+79
England3201+56
Tunisia3102-33
Panama3003-90
Group HGPWDLGDP
Colombia3201+36
Japan311104
Senegal311104
Poland3102-33