Socceroos legend Robbie Slater calls for Cristiano Ronaldo to play a leadership role from the bench

Socceroos legend Robbie Slater calls for Cristiano Ronaldo to play a leadership role from the bench

Former Socceroo Robbie Slater has called for Cristiano Ronaldo to be a leader on the bench for Portugal or risk de-railing his nation’s World Cup hopes »

Look familiar? Footage shows Wout Weghorst scoring a similar cheeky free-kick routine for Wolfsburg

Look familiar? Footage shows Wout Weghorst scoring a similar cheeky free-kick routine for Wolfsburg

Wout Weghorst’s goal in the 101st minute to force extra time in Holland’s World Cup quarter-final was a popular move, one he previously did two year... »

Premier League legend Dwight Yorke says pain of missing World Cup will lift Socceroo Daniel Arzani

Premier League legend Dwight Yorke says pain of missing World Cup will lift Socceroo Daniel Arzani

A-League star Daniel Arzani was desperately unlucky not to make the final Socceroos squad for the FIFA World Cup. His club coach Dwight Yorke says that pain wil... »

2022 World Cup: Weghorst’s Heroics Nearly Ends Messi’s Last Dance

2022 World Cup: Weghorst’s Heroics Nearly Ends Messi’s Last Dance

Lionel Messi still has the chance to his first ever World Cup as Argentina got past Holland on penalties after some very late drama to take it to extra time. Vi... »

Tyson Fury invites Wayne Rooney to sparring session

Tyson Fury invites Wayne Rooney to sparring session

Manchester United legend Wayne Rooney has been invited to step into the ring with world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury. Wayne Rooney recently insisted that Tys... »

Gareth Southgate beefs up his security after Raheem Sterling’s family home was targeted by burglars

Gareth Southgate beefs up his security after Raheem Sterling’s family home was targeted by burglars

MIKE KEEGAN IN DOHA: England manager Gareth Southgate has been forced to increase security at his home during the World Cup after Raheem Sterling suffered a bre... »

Everything to play for as the Championship gets back up and running

Everything to play for as the Championship gets back up and running

While technically the Championship returned after its World Cup hiatus with Sunderland’s 3-0 win over Millwall last Saturday, this weekend will see the se... »

‘Keep your mouth shut you f***ing t***’: Emi Martinez yells abuse at a Holland rival

‘Keep your mouth shut you f***ing t***’: Emi Martinez yells abuse at a Holland rival

Argentina goalkeeping hero Emiliano Martinez was caught on camera yelling abuse at a Dutch opponent after his side’s dramatic penalty shootout victory on ... »

Pele congratulates Neymar on tying his Brazil goals record, despite World Cup elimination to Croatia

Pele congratulates Neymar on tying his Brazil goals record, despite World Cup elimination to Croatia

Pele has congratulated Neymar on matching his goalscoring record with Brazil, but commiserated with the squad after their World Cup exit on Friday. »

MARTIN KEOWN: Olivier Giroud will demand special attention from Gareth Southgate’s side

MARTIN KEOWN: Olivier Giroud will demand special attention from Gareth Southgate’s side

MARTIN KEOWN: Giroud did not score at the 2018 World Cup, or even manage a shot on target, despite featuring in every single game. He is still a vital cog in th... »

SAMI MOKBEL: Gareth Southgate will have plenty of offers once he decides his time with England is up

SAMI MOKBEL: Gareth Southgate will have plenty of offers once he decides his time with England is up

SAMI MOKBEL: Don’t expect him to resign in a toilet cubicle as Kevin Keegan did minutes after defeat by Germany at Wembley in 2000 or like Roy Hodgson at ... »

Rio Ferdinand is a fan of Netherlands wing-back amid Manchester United links

Rio Ferdinand is a fan of Netherlands wing-back amid Manchester United links

Denzel Dumfries is one of the many right-backs out there being linked with a move to Manchester United. Thanks to Diogo Dalot’s rise to prominence this season, ... »

Joao Felix focused on World Cup rather than uncertain Atletico Madrid future

Joao Felix focused on World Cup rather than uncertain Atletico Madrid future

Atletico Madrid forward Joao Felix insists that he is solely focused on the World Cup as he continues to be linked with a move away from the La Liga club in Jan... »

Ten Hag hits back at Ronaldo over Manchester United exit

Ten Hag hits back at Ronaldo over Manchester United exit

Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag claims he learned that Cristiano Ronaldo had a desire to leave the club from his explosive interview with Piers Morgan on... »

Alan Shearer praises Argentina for sending Lionel Messi up for their first penalty

Alan Shearer praises Argentina for sending Lionel Messi up for their first penalty

Alan Shearer pointed to the order of Argentina’s penalty takers as ‘key’ in their progression on Friday, after Brazil went out in a shoot-out ... »

Sportsmail’s experts predict the outcome as England take on the world champions 

Sportsmail’s experts predict the outcome as England take on the world champions 

Saturday night sees Gareth Southgate lead his England team out for a World Cup quarter-final clash with France in Qatar and Sportsmail’s team give their p... »

Lionel Messi’s eye-of-the-needle pass against Holland was him making the extraordinary look normal

Lionel Messi’s eye-of-the-needle pass against Holland was him making the extraordinary look normal

DOMINIC KING AT THE LUSAIL STADIUM: The previous 35 minutes had been laborious – a polite way of saying dull – but then Lionel Messi took possession... »

AHEAD OF THE GAME: A victory parade for England’s stars could be scuppered if they triumph in Qatar

AHEAD OF THE GAME: A victory parade for England’s stars could be scuppered if they triumph in Qatar

England are due to fly back on Monday December 19 if they reach the final, leaving the following day as the only possible date for a parade, as clubs want their... »

Gareth Southgate will save any ‘dad dancing’ for if England lift the World Cup

Gareth Southgate will save any ‘dad dancing’ for if England lift the World Cup

Gareth Southgate has urged his England players to be brave as he issued a rallying cry ahead of tonight’s World Cup quarter-final against France. »

Argentina vs Holland player ratings: Lionel Messi masterclass

Argentina vs Holland player ratings: Lionel Messi masterclass

Argentina progressed to the World Cup semi-finals in the most dramatic of circumstances after winning a classic with Holland. IAN HERBERT and ADAM SHERGOLD rate... »

Morocco boss Walid Regragui warns Portugal they will be taking on ‘All of Africa’

Morocco boss Walid Regragui warns Portugal they will be taking on ‘All of Africa’

Morocco manager Walid Regragui has warned Portugal they will be taking on an entire continent as he readies his side for their latest attempt to create history. »

Micah Richards: Beating France in World Cup quarter-final would be top England scalp in my lifetime

Micah Richards: Beating France in World Cup quarter-final would be top England scalp in my lifetime

MICAH RICHARDS: If England beat France it would be the greatest result they’ve achieved on foreign soil. I would even go as far as to say it’d be th... »

Fernando Santos straightforward words to Cristiano Ronaldo on Switzerland sub role

Fernando Santos straightforward words to Cristiano Ronaldo on Switzerland sub role

Fernando Santos revels what he said to Cristiano Ronaldo ahead of his role as sub in the last-16 clash against Switzerland and how the Portugal captain reacted. »

Eberechi Eze opens up on England, early rejections and what he has done in World Cup break

Eberechi Eze opens up on England, early rejections and what he has done in World Cup break

As England gear up for a World Cup quarter final with France this weekend, Eberechi Eze will be one of many young England players hoping to work their way into ... »

CHRIS SUTTON’S THREE KEY CLASHES: Kyle Walker must limit Kylian Mbappe

CHRIS SUTTON’S THREE KEY CLASHES: Kyle Walker must limit Kylian Mbappe

England take on France on Saturday looking to book their place in the tournament’s semi-finals, for the second successive World Cup in a row and here̵... »

IAN LADYMAN: After heartbreak vs Croatia and Italy, England must stand tall vs World Champions

IAN LADYMAN: After heartbreak vs Croatia and Italy, England must stand tall vs World Champions

IAN LADYMAN IN DOHA: The game has a moment-of-truth feel about it. Have England really learned the lessons of failures against Croatia and then Italy in last su... »

MARTIN SAMUEL: Gareth the gambler will lose without a grand plan to stop Kylian Mbappe

MARTIN SAMUEL: Gareth the gambler will lose without a grand plan to stop Kylian Mbappe

The England manager considered the life of the mind. ‘The job,’ explained Gareth Southgate, ‘is not just to have a philosophy, the job is to w... »

MATT BARLOW’S WORLD CUP DIARY: FIFA’s new ‘video game’ camera angle for pens is here to stay..

MATT BARLOW’S WORLD CUP DIARY: FIFA’s new ‘video game’ camera angle for pens is here to stay..

Sportsmail’s MATT BARLOW shares the latest instalment of his World Cup diary after yet another dramatic day in the middle east that saw Brazil dumped out ... »

Gareth Southgate warns England must produce the ‘very best version’ of themselves to beat France

Gareth Southgate warns England must produce the ‘very best version’ of themselves to beat France

Thousands of fans will cheer on the Three Lions in Al Khor and millions more back home are expected to watch on TV, with pubs and bars readying themselves for a... »

Erik ten Hag accuses Cristiano Ronaldo of stabbing him in the back

Erik ten Hag accuses Cristiano Ronaldo of stabbing him in the back

CHRIS WHEELER IN JEREZ: Ten Hag hit back at comments made by Ronaldo in last month’s explosive interview that he felt betrayed by the club and had no resp... »

MIKE KEEGAN: Distraught Neymar didn’t even get the chance to fluff his lines

MIKE KEEGAN: Distraught Neymar didn’t even get the chance to fluff his lines

MIKE KEEGAN IN DOHA: The star did not even get the chance to fluff his lines. ‘The fifth penalty is the decisive one,’ coach Tite explained. »

Argentina’s Leandro Paredes causes a huge brawl in their World Cup game against Holland

Argentina’s Leandro Paredes causes a huge brawl in their World Cup game against Holland

The World Cup quarter final between the Netherlands and Argentina has descended into chaos after a brawl on the pitch. »

2022 World Cup: Brazil Crash Out On Penalties Against Croatia

2022 World Cup: Brazil Crash Out On Penalties Against Croatia

Croatia caused a massive surprise as they yet again got another victory on penalties knocking out the tournament favourites Brazil. View the original article to... »

Croatia reach World Cup semi-finals after beating Brazil on penalties

Croatia reach World Cup semi-finals after beating Brazil on penalties

Brazil’s bid for a sixth World Cup ended in tears this evening as Croatia booked their place in the semi-finals. Manchester United forward Antony was spotted te... »

Ryan Babel urges Frenkie de Jong to avoid Manchester United transfer

Ryan Babel urges Frenkie de Jong to avoid Manchester United transfer

Former Liverpool and Netherlands winger Ryan Babel claims that a move to Manchester United would be a ‘step down’ for Barcelona midfielder Frenkie de Jong. In t... »

Croatia boss Zlatko Dalic hails his side after knocking out ‘biggest favourites’ Brazil on penalties

Croatia boss Zlatko Dalic hails his side after knocking out ‘biggest favourites’ Brazil on penalties

Croatia held their own, taking the game to a shootout after Bruno Petkovic cancelled out Neymar’s opener, and the European side triumphed after converting... »

Gary Lineker leads shocked pundits and fans after Brazil’s surprise World Cup elimination to Croatia

Gary Lineker leads shocked pundits and fans after Brazil’s surprise World Cup elimination to Croatia

Gary Lineker and Louis Theroux are among those sharing their shock at Brazil’s elimination from the 2022 World Cup after penalty shootout drama against Cr... »

Tite QUITS as manager of Brazil less than two hours after their World Cup defeat by Croatia

Tite QUITS as manager of Brazil less than two hours after their World Cup defeat by Croatia

Tite has quit as manager of Brazil after their shock elimination from the World Cup. »

Devastated Neymar watches on as his World Cup dream slips away!

Devastated Neymar watches on as his World Cup dream slips away!

Brazil made four quarter-final exits in their last five World Cups as they were eliminated in the most dramatic of circumstances by Croatia – despite taki... »

Roy Keane admits he needed a break from his fellow pundits after they began to ‘get on my nerves’

Roy Keane admits he needed a break from his fellow pundits after they began to ‘get on my nerves’

Keane took a break from the action in Qatar, citing his punditry colleagues as the reason behind the respite, although he would not be drawn on which pundits in... »

MIKE KEEGAN: There’s no stopping the ‘Atletico Madrid of world football’

MIKE KEEGAN: There’s no stopping the ‘Atletico Madrid of world football’

MIKE KEEGAN: The Atletico Madrid of world football are through. Croatia, the World Cup’s mean machine, has seen off Brazil. Another knockout game, another... »

Micah Richards urges John Stones to stay ‘switched on’ to keep Kylian Mbappe quiet

Micah Richards urges John Stones to stay ‘switched on’ to keep Kylian Mbappe quiet

Richards believes that Mbappe is not just a threat down the right, but that he scores goals from all areas of the pitch, and Jurgen Klinsmann added England have... »

Jermaine Jenas among those criticising Brazil for not seeing off Croatia before losing on penalties

Jermaine Jenas among those criticising Brazil for not seeing off Croatia before losing on penalties

Pundits have been quick to hit out at Brazil for not seeing out the game against Croatia – before losing 4-2 on penalties to their European opponents.   »

Graeme Souness: England are dangerous and France know it ahead of Saturday’s World Cup quarter-final

Graeme Souness: England are dangerous and France know it ahead of Saturday’s World Cup quarter-final

GRAEME SOUNESS: England are a dangerous team, who have been to a World Cup semi-final and a Euros final. They’re here to win the tournament, not just ente... »

Jubilant Argentina fans celebrate wildly after watching bitter rivals Brazil exit the World Cup

Jubilant Argentina fans celebrate wildly after watching bitter rivals Brazil exit the World Cup

Neymar’s extra time strike was cancelled out by Bruno Petkovic, and Croatia then held their nerve in the penalty shootout, scoring all four of their spot-... »

Juventus ‘set Weston McKennie’s price tag at €30million, open to the American leaving in January’

Juventus ‘set Weston McKennie’s price tag at €30million, open to the American leaving in January’

Juventus has reportedly set a €30million price tag on the USMNT star according to Calciomercato as he is subject to interest from multiple European clubs. »

World Cup: England captain Harry Kane insists belief is growing ahead of France quarter-final

World Cup: England captain Harry Kane insists belief is growing ahead of France quarter-final

England captain Harry Kane feels belief is building that their squad is good enough to win the World Cup, as Gareth Southgate’s side prepare to take on Fr... »

Neymar equals Pele’s record off 77 Brazil goals but Brazilian Confederation insist legend scored 95

Neymar equals Pele’s record off 77 Brazil goals but Brazilian Confederation insist legend scored 95

Neymar, who could well move beyond the total of 77 goals at the Qatar World Cup, is highly unlikely to match Pele’s achievements in football’s most ... »

Netherlands v Argentina: World Cup 2022 quarter-final – live

Netherlands v Argentina: World Cup 2022 quarter-final – live

World Cup updates: 7pm GMT, 2pm ET kick-offAnd you can contact Rob here with your thoughts Och my days. Croatia v Brazil has gone the distance. Join Scott Murra... »

Lionel Messi starts for Argentina vs Netherlands in as World Cup team news is announced

Lionel Messi starts for Argentina vs Netherlands in as World Cup team news is announced

The 35-year-old starts alongside Julian Alvarez who has been picked ahead of Lautaro Martinez after scoring in the 2-1 last-16 win over Australia. »