Marcel Desailly picked out Antoine Griezmann as ‘the key player’ in France’s World Cup squad, drawing parallels with his former team-mate Zinedine Zidane.
Kylian Mbappe makes his World Cup debut at Russia 2018 and will look to emulate his hero Zinedine Zidane in leading France to World Cup success.
Zinedine Zidane insisted he did not leave his Real Madrid post just so that he could take over as France coach after the conclusion of the World Cup.
Spain defender Nacho Fernandez hopes he gets the chance to face Portugal star and Real Madrid teammate Cristiano Ronaldo at the World Cup.
Brazil head coach Tite has strongly denied contact with Real Madrid over taking the reins at the Santiago Bernabeu following Zinedine Zidane’s shock departure.
Raphael Varane admitted former head coach Zinedine Zidane will be difficult to replace and it will take a strong character to lead Real Madrid next season.
Mauricio Pochettino insists he will not force a switch to Real Madrid, as the Tottenham manager intends to let his football ‘destiny’ play out.
Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos hailed Zinedine Zidane’s tenure at the Santiago Bernabeu as one of the best in their history.
Cristiano Ronaldo says he is ‘proud’ to have played for Zinedine Zidane after the Real Madrid coach announced his shock departure.
Zinedine Zidane has explained his shock decision to resign as Real Madrid coach comes down to his doubts over whether the club could continue to win titles consistently under his stewardship.