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Mbappe brilliance inspires France past Argentina

World Cup

Lionel Messi needs Argentina, Pekerman to replace Sampaoli - Carlos Tevez

Carlos Tevez urges Lionel Messi to rest and think about his future with the Argentina national team because he's one of the nation's biggest idols.
ESPN FC's Alexis Nunes and Shaka Hislop react to Jorge Sampaoli's sacking and whether Ricardo Gareca would be the right hire to take Argentina forward.
Diego Maradona has taken on the role of chairman at Belarusian football club Dynamo Brest as he felt he needed a serious project that would challenge him.
The guys respond to your tweets about the best World Cup final, Harry Kane, England's midfield, Marcus Rashford, Paul Pogba and the 2022 World Cup.

Carlos Tevez has urged Lionel Messi not to retire from international football in the wake of Argentina's disastrous World Cup campaign.

Messi struggled under the weight of expectation in Russia as Argentina crashed out in the round of 16, leading to rumours he could retire from international football for a second time. But Tevez wants him to stay on and believes more could be done to get the best out of his country's star man.

"I think Leo has to think about himself," Tevez told ESPN. "He has to...

Messi, Modric, Ronaldo: Stars who might not feature at 2022 World Cup

Julien Laurens takes issue with's omission of France's N'Golo Kante in their World Cup team of the tournament.
After Julien Laurens hails Paul Pogba's role in France's World Cup triumph, the FC crew examine whether the tournament was a new beginning for him.

The 2018 World Cup is just the beginning for players like Kylian Mbappe, but it might well mark the end of a glittering international career for several players who've either been to several tournaments or just the one. Nick Miller runs through 10 notables who might not be in the mix, or have already ruled themselves out, for 2022.

Rafa Marquez, DF/MF, Mexico: 39 years old

Playing in a World Cup is the highlight of many players' careers. Captaining your country in one is a dream. Rafa Marquez...

World Cup 2022 too-early predictions: France struggle, Ronaldo's farewell

N'Golo Kante had an off day in the World Cup final, but Julien Laurens and the FC crew explain why he was pivotal to France's triumph in Russia.
The FC guys answer your tweets about the controversies in the World Cup final, Paul Pogba's performance and where the 2018 World Cup ranks all time.
Croatia fell short in their first World Cup final, but the FC crew explain what made the Vatreni's run so impressive.
Relive the best of France's victory over Croatia in the World Cup final in LEGO form.
Craig Burley and Ale Moreno explain why the referee was put in a tough position when he awarded France a penalty for a handball by Ivan Perisic.
Stewart Robson shares his reflections on the World Cup final following France's 4-2 victory over Croatia in Moscow.
Croatia's World Cup team returned to a heroes' welcome at Zagreb airport following their 4-2 defeat to France in the World Cup final in Moscow.
Stewart Robson explains the impact the referee's decision to award a penalty for a handball against Ivan Perisic had on the rest of the match.

Right then. The 2018 World Cup is over. What will we do next? The best thing might be to take a look ahead for the next one and so we asked Mark Ogden to commit to some way-too-early predictions for 2022.

The big guns return

Russia 2018 has been a great World Cup, perhaps even the best ever, but the absence of several regional heavyweights has been an anomaly that can be rectified in Qatar.

A World Cup without Italy, the Netherlands, back-to-back Copa America winners Chile, the United States...

Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi finally have rivals for the Ballon d'Or

MOSCOW -- There has been a passing of the baton at Russia 2018. Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo remain the greatest footballers in the world, but if this World Cup has shown us anything, it is that a new wave of superstars have broken through to claim their place at the summit of the global game.

Messi and Ronaldo both exited this tournament at the round of 16. They both had their moments of brilliance in which they stamped their mark on the World Cup -- Ronaldo's hat trick against Spain and...


Paul Pogba says Lionel Messi 'makes me love football more' after ending Argentina World Cup dream

Kylian Mbappe scored twice as France sent Lionel Messi and his Argentina side out of the World Cup in an enthralling match.
Day 17 of the World Cup, join Anthony Richardson and Ian Fiveankles as they say farewell to Messi and Ronaldo.
France's Kylian Mbappe outshone Lionel Messi in the round of 16 as France beat Argentina 4-3 in episode 18 of Project Russia.
Free-Kick: Goodbye Messi, Ronaldo; Enter 'teenage sensation' Kylian Mbappe
France denied Lionel Messi another chance at World Cup glory, storming back in the second half to defeat Argentina in a seven-goal thriller.
The World Cup is over for Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi after round of 16 defeats to Uruguay and France.

Paul Pogba paid tribute to Lionel Messi after France knocked Argentina out of the 2018 World Cup in Russia, saying: "I will always be united with him."

Les Bleus won the fraught round-of-16 encounter in Kazan 4-3 in what could potentially be the last-ever World Cup match for the 31-year-old Messi -- who has never won an international tournament -- but Pogba had nothing but praise for the Albiceleste captain.

"We know that we are playing against probably the best player in the world," the Manchester...

Should Lionel Messi's failure to win a World Cup affect his GOAT claim?

ESPN FC's Shaka Hislop thinks Lionel Messi will walk away from Argentina after their 4-3 World Cup defeat to France.

MOSCOW -- Is this the last we'll see of Lionel Messi on football's biggest stage, the World Cup? Argentina are out, and with them go a seemingly demoralized, I'd-rather-be-anywhere-than-Russia Lionel Messi. True, he did what he could in the round of 16 with two assists, including a beauty that lead to Kun Aguero's goal. But it wasn't enough. Not even close. 

And so the countdown begins. Lionel Messi will be 35 years and 208 days old on Dec. 18, 2022, the day he theoretically gets his next crack...