Kylian Mbappe wins young player of tournament award as France beat Croatia in final

FRANCE’S World Cup-winning teen sensation Kylian Mbappe has been named young player of the tournament. Mbappe, 19, scored the fourth goal of a 4-2 win over Croatia in the final that took his tally of the tournament to four. AFP or licensors Kylian Mbappe was named 2018 World Cup’s young player of the tournament More …

Croatia coach Zlatko Dalic eyes Premier League move after masterminding downfall of England

CROATIA coach Zlatko Dalic is eyeing a potential move to the Premier League. For now his focus remains on winning tomorrow’s World Cup final against France. Getty Croatia coach Zlatko Dalic is open to a Premier League move But the 51-year-old, who took charge of the Croatia team in October last year, has refused to …

Croatia have stopped Lionel Messi and Harry Kane… so can do same to Kylian Mbappe and Antoine Griezmann, says boss Zlatko Dalic

BULLISH Croatia boss Zlatko Dalic insists his side has no fear over France’s fierce forward line having thwarted some of the world’s best players. Croatia beat Argentina, Denmark and England on their way to Sunday’s World Cup final against Les Bleus. AP:Associated Press Croatia boss Zlatko Dalic insists his side doesn’t fear Kylian Mbappe and …

England fan gets Harry Maguire tattoo in tribute to goal hero… and Leicester ace loves it

HARRY MAGUIRE’S face has been tattooed onto an England fan’s chest for life after he lost a bet. Matt Benton posted on social media that he would get the tattoo done if Three Lions defender Maguire scored against Sweden — which, of course, he did. And the England fan honoured his bet. On Monday, he tagged …

England’s World Cup heroics set to trigger a baby boom — with births ‘rising 10 per cent in nine months time’

OUR surge to the semis left blokes so excited that births will rise ten per cent in nine months’ time, experts said yesterday. Some 5,000 more tots than usual are due as couples marked the 2-0 Sweden win — our first clean sheet at this World Cup — with extra time between their own sheets. …

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho predicted the semi-finalists before the tournament… and got it horribly wrong

JOSE MOURINHO is often accused of watching a different game when defending his team over a poor performance. Now in his own world he will have to watch four entirely different teams –  after he wrongly predicted ALL the semi-finalists in Russia. Jose Mourinho predicted four World Cup semi-finalists… but none of them made it …

England fans offer to buy Jordan Pickford Sky TV in his bedroom and Nando’s after hilarious old tweets emerge following penalty heroics

ENGLAND FANS offered to pay for Jordan Pickford’s Sky TV subscription and buy him Nando’s after his heroics sent the Three Lions through to the World Cup quarter-finals. The Everton keeper’s crucial save from Carlos Bacca helped England to a first ever penalty shoot-out win at a World Cup, but the 24-year-old has come a …

New Russian banknotes eerily predicted goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev’s match-winning penalty save

HERO Russian goalie Igor Akinfeev was at the centre of a mystic money riddle last night after a banknote printed weeks ago appeared to show his match-winning World Cup save. Akinfeev leapt his his right but kept out the decisive penalty with his left foot – sending Spain home in one of the biggest shocks …

Diego Maradona insists Brazil talisman Neymar ‘has to change’ over diving antics

DIEGO MARADONA reckons Neymar needs to sort his head out and stop diving. The Brazil superstar scored in today’s win over Mexico to book a quarter-final spot. EPA Neymar has been criticised for his reactions to challenges But after fans criticised Neymar, 26, for going down too theatrically, the World Cup-winner had some words of …

World Cup 2018 live: France vs Argentina and Uruguay vs Portugal as last-16 begins

THE next month promises to be a feast of football and Sun Sport will have everything you need to ensure you don’t miss a kick in Russia. Our dedicated World Cup hub is the best place to follow the tournament as it unfolds. Harry Kane leads England’s hopes at this summer’s tournamentNews Group Newspapers Ltd …