Lionel Messi bagged a hat-trick as Barcelona cruised to a comfortable 4-0 victory over PSV Eindhoven in their opening Champions League encounter at Camp Nou on Tuesday evening.
France were crowned 2018 World Cup champions after defeating Croatia 4-2 in Moscow on Sunday, writes MARSHALL GOUTS.
Belgium failed to deliver the goods against France, but Croatia’s historic victory against England gives hope to the ‘Golden Generation’ moniker, writes MARSHALL GOUTS.
SportsClub selects the World Cup team of round the semi-finals as the French stars shine brightest, writes DEAN WORKMAN.
Samuel Umtiti was the unlikely hero as France reached the World Cup final for the third time in 20 years courtesy of a 1-0 win over Belgium in St Petersburg on Tuesday.
France booked their spot in the World Cup semi-finals with a 2-0 victory against Uruguay.
Samuel Umtiti would welcome Antoine Griezmann to Barcelona, but insisted it was not something he discussed with his France team-mate.
French international Samuel Umtiti has signed his new Barcelona contract, which includes a release clause of €500-million.
Didier Deschamps has left Premier League stars Anthony Martial and Alexandre Lacazette out of France’s squad for the World Cup, with Dimitri Payet, Adrien Rabiot and Kingsley Coman also omitted.
Absa Premiership champions Mamelodi Sundowns and La Liga champions Barcelona will do duty in an international friendly as part of the Nelson Mandela centenary celebrations at the FNB Stadium on 16 May.