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CR7 Day – when ‘The Myth’ became a reality for Juventus

Media playback is not supported on this device Cristiano Ronaldo: Juventus newcomer ready for the challenge It was the day ‘The Myth’ became reality. ‘CR7 Day’. The day Italian football’s most expensive signing – and one of the top four of all time – showed off his new colours. “Historic” was how one journalist described […]

Hundreds of thousands welcome home world champions – and runners-up

Media playback is not supported on this device The French World Cup winners were welcomed home by jubilant fans along the Champs-Elysées World Cup winners France were welcomed home by hundreds of thousands of supporters as they paraded down the Champs Elysees in Paris on Monday. France beat Croatia 4-2 in the final in Moscow […]

How many French players? Who made your team of the World Cup?

Luka Modric (left) was on the losing side in the final but claimed player of the tournament Luka Modric was the player of the tournament, Harry Kane bagged the most goals, Thibaut Courtois had the safest hands and Kylian Mbappe was the breakthrough star. But did they impress you more than Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel […]

Why Russia 2018 was the best World Cup – statistically

France were crowned world champions for the second time with victory over Croatia Four simple words, used variously as a statement or a question across the country during a baking June and scorching July: “Best World Cup ever?” The 2018 edition of international football’s ultimate gathering was not the most-anticipated tournament in the game’s long […]

The 10 players most likely to earn a World Cup move

The days of clubs signing players purely on the basis of a good World Cup are mainly in the past. But a good tournament cannot hurt. BBC Sport looks at 10 players who might get a move following an impressive showing in Russia – and lets you know their average score from the player rater […]

Players my age usually go to Qatar or China – Ronaldo

Ronaldo was unveiled at the Allianz Stadium in Turin on Monday Cristiano Ronaldo says he is “grateful for the opportunity” given to him by Juventus, as players of his age “usually go to Qatar or China”. The 33-year-old Portugal forward has joined the Italian champions for £99.2m after nine years at Real Madrid. “To come […]

World Cup 2018: Record-breaking online & viewing figures for BBC

Media playback is not supported on this device World Cup 2018: France 4-2 Croatia highlights A total of 44.5 million people tuned in to watch the BBC’s television coverage of the 2018 World Cup in Russia. There was a record 66.8 million match requests, including live and on demand, on the BBC Sport website and […]

Visa issue forces Man Utd’s Sanchez to miss start of US tour

Sanchez (right) trained with his team-mate at Carrington last week Alexis Sanchez has missed the start of Manchester United’s United States tour as he has been unable to get a visa. The Chilean striker, 29, accepted a 16-month suspended jail sentence in February for tax fraud in Spain. Under US law, no person found guilty […]

Watch: BBC Sport’s closing World Cup montage

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Henry quits Sky to focus on management ambition

Thierry Henry (centre) is Arsenal’s all-time leading goalscorer Former Arsenal forward Thierry Henry has announced he is leaving Sky Sports to focus on his “long-term ambition to become a football manager”. The 40-year-old was Belgium’s assistant coach during this summer’s World Cup, having taken the role in 2016. He has been a Sky pundit since […]

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