France’s soccer coach will have a subway train station named after him to celebrate his World Cup win and poet Victor Hugo will have to share his memorial slot on Paris’s transport map with the team’s goalkeeper and captain.
The World Cup is over and it's back to mundane life. From the exhilarating pace of Kylian Mbappe to the tireless hardwork of Luka Modric there have been a lot of hits. There were misses also. Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo were out of World Cup on the last day June, while Neymar was a butt of ridicule for his play-acting. And then the crashing out of defending champions Germany.
Juventus's record signing Cristiano Ronaldo has said his move from Real Madrid was a"well thought out decision" as the Portugal forward aims to help his new club win their first Champions League title in more than two decades.
A Moscow court on Monday handed down 15-day jail sentences to four members of the Pussy Riot protest group who interrupted Sunday's World Cup final between France and Croatia when they ran onto the pitch wearing fake police uniforms.
Sri Lanka captain Dinesh Chandimal, coach Chandika Hathurusinghe and manager Asanka Gurusinha were on Monday suspended for the first four ODIs and two Test matches against South Africa for their role in ball-tampering during the recently-concluded tour of the West Indies.