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Kane strikes as England defeat Nigeria in World Cup warm-up

England’s World Cup build-up continued with a friendly win over Nigeria at Wembley. Chelsea defender Gary Cahill celebrated his return to England’s squad and stepped up his claims for a starting place against Tunisia in Volgograd on 18 June by ...

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Morocco World Cup bid passed by Fifa despite 'high risk' areas

Morocco’s bid to host the 2026 World Cup has passed a Fifa inspection – but is deemed “high risk” in three areas. The North African country will compete with a joint United States, Canada and Mexico bid in a vote ...

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Griezmann among scorers as France cruise past Italy

France continued their impressive build up to the World Cup with a comfortable victory over Italy in Nice. Samuel Umtiti set the hosts on their way after Kylian Mbappe’s effort was parried by the Italian goalkeeper, Salvatore Sirigu. The French ...

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World Cup 2018: Why France travel to Russia with many unanswered questions

As the World Cup beckons, the usual predictions game is in full flow all around the world. Who will win it? Who is your money on? France have one of the strongest squads in the competition but I’m not sure ...

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Zidane leaves Real Madrid saying club needs 'different voice'

Media playback is not supported on this device Zinedine Zidane says he is stepping down as Real Madrid boss, five days after leading them to a third straight Champions League triumph, claiming the club needs “a different voice”. Zidane told ...

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Frank Lampard: Derby County name ex-Chelsea & England midfielder as manager

Frank Lampard says his new job as Derby County manager “won’t be easy” but that it presents a “huge opportunity” after joining the Rams on a three-year deal. Lampard, taking on his first managerial role, was one of 20 applicants ...

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Salah gives Egypt hope for World Cup over fitness

Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah will be fit to play some part in Egypt’s World Cup campaign, his country says. Salah injured his shoulder during Liverpool’s Champions League final loss to Real Madrid on Saturday, prompting concerns he might miss the ...

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Man Utd close in on Porto's teenage defender Dalot

Manchester United are closing in on the signing of Porto’s teenage defender Diogo Dalot. Dalot, 19, has a release clause of £17.4m but United are not thought to have activated it yet. Manager Jose Mourinho believes the Portugal Under-21 international ...

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'England players have discussed what to do about racism in Russia'

England players have discussed what to do if subjected to racism during the World Cup in Russia this summer, says Manchester United’s Ashley Young. The Russian Football Union was recently fined £22,000 for racist chants by fans in a friendly ...

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George Weah's son Timothy scores on full debut for USA

Timothy Weah – the son of former AC Milan and Liberia striker George – scored on his full international debut as USA beat Bolivia 3-0 on Monday. Weah, 18, who was born in New York, struck 59 minutes into the ...

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