Spain defender Dani Carvajal declared fit for Iran matchFernando Hierro declares full-back Dani Carvajal fit for Spain's second Group B outing against Iran following more than three weeks out injured.
Vinicius Junior: 'I rejected Paris Saint-Germain, Barcelona for Real Madrid'Vinicius Junior claims that he chose to join Real Madrid from Flamengo over the likes of Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain.
West Ham United confirm arrival of French defender Issa DiopWest Ham United sign young French defender Issa Diop from Toulouse for a club-record fee in the region of £22m.
Team News: Mohamed Salah named in Egypt's starting lineup to face RussiaMohamed Salah is named in Egypt's starting lineup for this evening's Group A clash against Russia, while the home side make two changes from their last outing.
Sadio Mane hails "incredible" Liverpool teammate Roberto FirminoSadio Mane describes Liverpool teammate Roberto Firmino as "a hard worker and an incredible player" for his ability to attack and defend in equal measure.
Aaron Mooy "very happy" at Huddersfield TownAaron Mooy insists that he will use Australia's World Cup campaign as 'a chance to get better', rather than showcasing his talents to watching clubs.
West Ham United finalise deals for Issa Diop, Lukasz Fabianski?A report claims that West Ham United have agreed to pay a combined £29m to sign Issa Diop and Lukasz Fabianski from Toulouse and Swansea City respectively.
Barcelona director Eric Abidal: 'Replacing Andres Iniesta is impossible'Eric Abidal concedes that Barcelona will not be able to fill the hole left behind by Andres Iniesta following the midfielder's recent departure.
Neymar limps out of Brazil training ahead of Costa Rica matchNeymar lasts just 10 minutes of Brazil's latest training session before pulling up with a foot injury.
Arsenal confirm Jens Lehmann departure, Steve Bould to remainJens Lehmann is one of a number of coaching staff members to be axed by Arsenal as part of manager Unai Emery's new-look setup.
Brazil seeking answers over lack of VAR use in Switzerland matchThe Brazilian Football Confederation contacts FIFA to seek answers as to why video technology was not used for key decisions in the Selecao's 1-1 draw with Switzerland.
Nabil Fekir: 'Knee problem not behind failed Liverpool medical'Nabil Fekir insists that his "knee is great" after a long-standing injury reportedly cost him a move to the Premier League with Liverpool.
Akira Nishino: 'Too early for Japan to celebrate'Akira Nishino congratulates his Japan players on their 2-1 win against Colombia, but warns that there is still more work to be done.
Jose Pekerman bemoans early Carlos Sanchez dismissalJose Pekerman concedes that Colombia found it "very hard to recover possession" after being made to play with 10 men against Japan for more than 87 minutes.
Result: Japan punish 10-man Colombia in Saransk to make winning startJapan pull off a surprise result by beating Colombia 2-1 at the Mordovia Arena in Saransk, aided by a red card shown to Carlos Sanchez less than three minutes in.
Live Commentary: Colombia 1-2 Japan - as it happenedRelive Sports Mole's live text coverage of Japan's 2-1 win against Colombia, as the Samurai Blue made their one-man advantage count in Saransk.
Croatia striker Nikola Kalinic sent home from World CupNikola Kalinic will play no further part in Croatia's World Cup campaign after refusing to come on as a substitute in their 2-0 win against Nigeria on Saturday evening.
Jun 18, 16:55
Fernando Hierro gives full backing to David de GeaFernando Hierro describes David de Gea as "very calm" and insists that he has no doubts over the quality of Spain's first-choice keeper.
Jun 18, 16:41
Isco welcomes Julen Lopetegui's appointment as Real Madrid bossSpain and Real Madrid midfielder Isco is excited to reunite with Julen Lopetegui at club level later this summer.
Jun 18, 16:31
South Korea boss Shin Tae-yong: "Sweden played really well"South Korea manager Shin Tae-yong expects an improved performance from his side against Mexico following Monday's 1-0 loss to Sweden in Nizhny Novgorod.
Jun 18, 16:18
Sweden manager Janne Andersson: 'We must be more efficient'Sweden boss Janne Andersson hopes to see his side convert their chances against Germany after struggling to do so from open play in the win over South Korea.
Jun 18, 16:07
Result: Sweden grind out win against South Korea thanks to use of VARAndreas Granqvist scores a second-half penalty, awarded through the use of VAR, as Sweden grind out a 1-0 win against South Korea in Nizhny Novgorod.
Jun 18, 14:52
Live Commentary: Sweden 1-0 South Korea - as it happenedRelive Sports Mole's live text coverage of Sweden's 1-0 win over South Korea, as Andreas Granqvist's second-half penalty proved the difference.
Jun 18, 12:00
France midfielder Paul Pogba: 'I never listen to criticism'Paul Pogba admits that being criticised more than others is something that he has become accustomed to following his £89m switch to Manchester United two years ago.
Jun 18, 10:32
Nabil Fekir 'offered to Premier League clubs for £66m'A report claims that Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur have been made aware that former Liverpool target Nabil Fekir is available to purchase from Lyon for a fee of £66m.
Jun 18, 10:22
West Ham United confident of signing free agent Jack Wilshere?West Ham United are reportedly the favourites to sign Arsenal's out-of-contract midfielder Jack Wilshere as they are willing to pay him £130,000 a week.
Jun 18, 10:09
Arsenal given boost in pursuit of Sevilla star Steven N'Zonzi?Sevilla reportedly turn to Real Madrid midfielder Marcos Llorente as they fear losing Steven N'Zonzi to Unai Emery's Arsenal.
Jun 18, 09:56
Leicester City 'win £24m race for midfielder James Maddison'A report claims that Leicester City have pipped Southampton to the signing of Norwich City's highly-rated midfielder James Maddison.
Jun 18, 09:44
Report: Jose Mourinho plotting £60m bid for Chelsea ace WillianChelsea attacker Willian is a £60m target for former manager Jose Mourinho at Manchester United, according to a report.
Jun 18, 09:33
Bradford City appoint rookie boss Michael Collins as Simon Grayson's successorMichael Collins is promoted from Under-18s manager to the role of senior head coach at League One side Bradford City.
Jun 18, 09:22
Result: Brooks Koepka holds off Tommy Fleetwood to retain US Open titleBrooks Koepka holds off a late charge from Tommy Fleetwood to retain his US Open title, becoming the first person to do so since 1989.
Jun 18, 09:10
Result: Cristiano Ronaldo scores hat-trick for Portugal in thriller against SpainPortugal draw 3-3 with Spain in a thrilling group-stage clash at the Fisht Olympic Stadium, with Cristiano Ronaldo rounding off his 51st career hat-trick late on.
Jun 15, 20:56
Live Commentary: Portugal 3-3 Spain - as it happenedRelive Sports Mole's live text coverage of Portugal's 3-3 draw with Spain, as Cristiano Ronaldo scored a hat-trick to earn his side a point in Sochi.
Jun 15, 18:00
Antoine Griezmann expects "big things" from Paul PogbaFrance striker Antoine Griezmann believes that Paul Pogba has the leadership qualities to shine at the World Cup.
Jun 15, 15:57
Hector Cuper: 'I couldn't risk using Mohamed Salah against Uruguay'Hector Cuper insists that he could not risk Mohamed Salah against Uruguay, but he expects the Liverpool forward to feature against Russia next week.
Jun 15, 15:45
Report: Marcelo Bielsa promised £20m transfer kitty by Leeds UnitedA report claims that Marcelo Bielsa will be given £20m to spend in his first transfer window as Leeds United manager.
Jun 15, 15:33
Team News: Amine Harit given nod for Morocco's World Cup opener against IranAmine Harit starts against Iran in Morocco's first World Cup game in 20 years due to the absence of Nabil Dirara.
Jun 15, 15:05
Didier Deschamps: Antoine Griezmann "has freed his mind"France boss Didier Deschamps believes that a huge weight has been lifted off Antoine Griezmann's shoulders after making an announcement about his Atletico Madrid future.
Jun 15, 14:57
Cristiano Ronaldo 'accepts two-year suspended prison sentence'A report claims that Cristiano Ronaldo has accepted a two-year suspended prison sentence, on top of paying £16.5m, to end his long-running tax fraud case.
Jun 15, 14:46
Premier League trio interested in Toulouse defender Christopher Jullien?Southampton are one of three Premier League sides to have joined Ajax in the race to land Toulouse defender Christopher Jullien, according to a report.
Jun 15, 14:35
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