England heroes including Harry Kane donate entire World Cup match fees to charity

Skipper Harry Kane and the squad this week agreed to hand over their entire tournament match fees to good causes. The pot of cash earned from successful qualification campaign and surprise run all the way to the semi finals will be shared among five charities. Players met ahead of last night’s UEFA Nations League clash with Spain at Wembley to […]

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Paul Pogba performs tribal dance in sea and plays ukelele as Manchester United star continues post-World Cup holiday

The Manchester United star is on his latest foreign trip and has been living the high life since being crowned a world champion in Russia last month. Pogba, 25, is one of many United players asked by boss Jose Mourinho to cut their holidays short as the club struggle to put a side together for the Premier League opener against […]

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Premier League refs will ignore Fifa handball laws used at World Cup when new season begins

Fifa decided that any in-box incident in which a defender handled the ball with his arms away from his body — after the previous touch had been by the attacking side — would be deemed a spot-kick. There were several controversial decisions made in Russia. They included Iran’s late leveller against Portugal and the penalty awarded to France when a  […]

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N'Golo Kante's face tattooed onto non-league footballer's back after World Cup tattoo bet

Left-back Bulteel bet pals he would have the body art done if France won the World Cup. Kante, 27, duly inspired Les Bleus to glory in Russia earlier this month. Bulteel plays for non-league US Niederbronn, near Strasbourg, and also works as a landscape gardener. He spent almost four hours under the needle to get former Leicester ace Kante's image inked on […]

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Chelsea star Olivier Giroud soaks up sunshine during post-World Cup holiday with wife

The Chelsea star is enjoying a well-deserved break in Formentera after he steered France to World Cup glory in Russia. Giroud splashed about in the sea during a game of volleyball with his friends. He looked in high spirits as he shared a number of intimate moments with his American wife Jennifer. The couple, who tied the knot in 2011, […]

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Benjamin Pavard wins World Cup goal of tournament award for France stunner against Argentina

France’s latest star played a key role in Didier Deschamps’ Russian campaign this summer, helping his country win the tournament for the first time since 1998. However, things just get better and better for Pavard, whose magnificent volley against Argentina in the last 16 was named the best goal of the World Cup. Fans couldn’t believe what they were seeing […]

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French World Cup players continue celebrating win in LA

Members of the French World Cup team celebrated their win at the Maxim Hot 100 Experience in LA. We hear victorious team members Paul Pogba, Steven Nzonzi, Adil Rami and Samuel Umtiti brought a replica trophy to the annual Maxim bash at the Palladium that was also attended by Kate Upton (with husband Justin Verlander and his Houston Astros teammate […]

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Antoine Griezmann given hero's welcome as he celebrates France's World Cup triumph in hometown of Macon

The Atletico Madrid ace, along with teenage whizzkid Kylian Mbappe, helped fire Les Bleus to a dramatic final win over Croatia The Manchester United and Barcelona transfer target arrived in his hometown of Macon to be greeted by 2,000 proud neighbours. The forward was joined by his partner and his daughter Mia, as well as his parents who can claim […]

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The ‘forever’ set at Wimbledon is a joy that may not last

PITTSBURGH — The Andy Warhol Museum will never be confused for a sports bar, though you suspect Warhol himself would have been delighted at the absurdity of the patrons stealing glances at their cell phones in between studying his paintings of Campbell’s Soup, Coke bottles and Marilyn Monroe. “It’s 13-13!” came an amplified whisper at one point. “It’s 16-16!” On […]

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Telemundo scores huge win with World Cup ad revenue

Telemundo is thumbing its nose at rival Univision over its World Cup performance. Telemundo, which has the exclusive Spanish-language rights to air the soccer tournament, is celebrating over its better-than-expected advertising revenue, despite less-than stellar ratings. Laura Molen, executive vice president of lifestyle and Hispanic advertising sales group at NBCUniversal, said she expects revenue to top $225 million, besting Univision’s […]

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