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Hallgrimsson steps down from Iceland role In a statement on Twitter the FA of Iceland said: ' can now confirm that Heimir Hallgrimsson will not continue as head coach of the Icelandic men's national team. 'Hallgrimsson steps down as Iceland coach at his own request after seven years in the job, having joined in 2011.'

N'Golo Kante is as indispensable to Chelsea as Hazard or Courtois JOE BERNSTEIN: After Luka Modric and Kylian Mbappe, there has been relatively little fuss about the third 'star' of the World Cup – and that's just the way Chelsea's N'Golo Kante likes it.

From Antoine Griezmann's Fortnite dance to electric chains: The top 10 World Cup celebrations However, Pringles have teamed up sports analyst Doctor Garry Gelade, formally of the University of Cambridge, to show supporters what has been rated as the best goal celebration at the tournament.

Hatem Ben Arfa calls for Didier Deschamps to quit as France manager after World Cup glory HATEM BEN ARFA has urged Didier Deschamps to QUIT as France boss… just days after leading Les Bleus to World Cup glory. The 15-cap France international branded Deschamps' style of football ugly and cynical. And Ben Arfa maintained the former Chelsea midfielder's departure would enable the national team to play with more freedom.

Iceland manager Heimir Hallgrimsson quits after incredible spell covering Euro 2016 win over England and holding Argentina at World Cup "Hallgrimsson steps down as Iceland coach at his own request after 7 seven years in the job, having joined in 2011." Despite losing two out of their three matches at the World Cup, Hallgrimsson's men managed an impressive 1-1 draw with Argentina.

Víva la France! Fútbol or Football? Depends on who you ask. Congratulations to France on winning the 2018 FIFA World Cup. I went 37-18-9 during the World Cup Pick 'em. I even picked the winner. It probably isn't any secret to anyone out there on the interwebz that the World Cup is one of - if not the - most watched sporting event around the world.

World Cup stock - Mbappe, Hazard, Lozano impress; Messi, Neymar, Salah down The World Cup always leads to a spike in value for some of its star performers. So whose stock has gone up and whose has gone down?

The stats that prove Russia 2018 was the best World Cup ever It may only be two days, less than 48 hours, since France lifted the most sought-after trophy in world football, but anticipation for Euro 2020 has already begun. And the reason for this is clear: Russia 2018 was the best World Cup in living memory.

Who Will Host The 2022 World Cup? Who Will Host The 2022 World Cup? Well the 2018 tournament has finished with worthy winners France taking the World Cup trophy home with them, and that means that attention has already shifted to four years from now and the 2022 edition. But who will host it?

World Cup 2018 player ratings: marks for every single performance in Russia After every game in Russia we asked our readers to rate the players and here are the verdicts, per game as well as average rating for the tournament.

France don't have 'golden generation' but Mbappe could win Ballon d'Or - Matthaus France may have stormed to World Cup victory in Russia and added a second star to their famous blue shirt, but not everybody has been left convinced by their standing in the game. Germany legend Lothar Matthaus is among those who feels Les Bleus did not give the best account of themselves at the tournament, despite bringing the title home.

Russian spy Anna Chapman says World Cup defeated Western 'propaganda' The flame-haired agent claimed football fans from around the world had seen Russia untarnished by Western disinformation during the sport's showpiece tournament.

'Paul Pogba has become a leader' - Manchester United star hailed as France's World Cup hero by Adil Rami - Paul Pogba has "become a leader", according to Adil Rami, with the Manchester United midfielder proving to be a driving force behind France's World Cup triumph. Having faced plenty of criticism for club and country heading into the showpiece event in Russia, the 25-year-old had much to prove under the brightest of spotlights.

World Cup Top 10 Players Of The Tournament World Cup Top 10 Players Of The Tournament. In this piece Sam Tremlett takes a look at his top 10 players of the 2018 World Cup but only one player is allowed to be selected from each team. Kylian Mbappe - France. France could have had a multitude of players selected in our top 10, such as Antoine Griezmann, N'Golo Kante, and Raphael Varane.

David Squires on… France's World Cup win and a final look at Russia 2018 Our resident cartoonist on Les Bleus’ triumph in Moscow and the drama, controversy and farce that surrounded it.

10 regrettable post World Cup signings With clubs running the rule over an array of players to have impressed recently in Russia, Sportsmail provides a word of warning by reflecting on 10 post-world cup transfers that didn't work out for the best.

World Cup 2018 quotes quiz: who said what in Russia? What is the sister of genius? Where is Samara?

Liberté, égalité, diversity: how France won the World Cup Didier Deschamps adopted the same winning formula in 2018 as he did in 1998: talent, teamwork and togetherness.

France evacuated World Cup hotel over poison fears after naked Adil Rami used fire extinguisher to stop partying team-mates trashing his room Rami, 32, has now revealed he sparked a major health and security scare after France's 4-3 quarter-final win over Argentina on June 30. The centre-back said he let off the extinguisher to prevent fellow players wrecking his hotel room.

Thibaut Courtois admits he missed seeing himself awarded Golden Glove on TV Belgium goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois missed seeing himself awarded the World Cup Golden Glove award after turning off the television once France were declared victors of the famous trophy. Courtois couldn't bring himself to see the French celebrations, and Didier Deschamps' side get their hands on the World Cup.

Champions return home to joyous celebrations The images went right around the world: rain pouring down from the Moscow sky as France skipper Hugo Lloris and his team-mates lifted the FIFA World Cup Trophy, before a deluge of golden confetti mixed in with the raindrops at the Luzhniki Stadium. It was an unforgettable moment.

The World Cup colour chart – a photographic journey Looking back at the highs and lows of Russia 2018 via a rainbow of imagery, from Gareth Southgate to France lifting the trophy.

Tim Cahill retires from Australia duty at the age of 38 The 38-year-old ends his international career as one of a select group of players to score at three World Cups.

Really spectacular games: Trump congratulates Putin again on World Cup President Trump congratulated Vladimir Putin yet again on Russia's hosting of the World Cup tournament, his second offer of felicitations.

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