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Neymar’s roll to Southgate’s waistcoats: the World Cup’s most watched moments – video

The 2018 World Cup was quite the tournament. Here we look back at Neymar rolling, Panama celebrating their first goal in the World Cup ever, the return of football’s coming home and more Continue reading…

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Memes, fines and Neymar rolling: World Cup 2018 diary, week four

The best and worst of week four – also featuring: Gareth Southgate, image laundry and a packed train to LeedsGareth Southgate – national treasure since Tuesday. Fan tributes included #GarethSouthgateWould and an Atomic Kitten remix. Hasn’t brought foot…

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Brazil going out of World Cup hurts but Tite must stay to finish his work

Brazil lost to a very good Belgium side and we must remember the positives from the tournament as well as the negativesIt took time for Brazil’s defeat against Belgium to sink in. I felt sadness, there is no doubt about that, but defeats are part of sp…

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Neymar can be the best in the world but he has to grow up first | Ed Aarons

The Brazilian has been heavily criticised for his reaction to being trodden on by Mexico’s Miguel Layún but perhaps it is no wonder he is self-centred when he has always got his way“I do not punish him for pleasure, I do it because it is necessary,” in…

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Neymar hits out at campaign ‘to undermine’ him after acting accusations

• Mexico coach Osorio criticised forward over Layun incident• Neymar claims opponents are trying to put him off his gameAfter another controversial match in which he was accused of diving and feigning injury, Neymar insisted the hum of talk around his …

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Brazil at ease with favourites’ tag as Willian steps into the limelight | Nick Ames

A sixth World Cup looks well within reach for a side that are not over reliant on their star names, with the Chelsea midfielder stepping up in the second half to help demoralise MexicoFrom the seleção, a selection box of treats. While their rivals falt…

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Neymar and Ronaldo pull off trick shots in World Cup training – video

Neymar and Cristiano Ronaldo take on trick shots, attempting to hit the target from a position behind the goals. The mood in both camps appears fairly relaxed before their crucial last-16 matches. Portugal face Uruguay on 30 June, while Brazil face Mex…

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Neymar can’t be expected to win World Cup for Brazil on his own, says Tite

• Coach calls on players and staff to take their own responsibility• Brazil set to be unchanged for final group game against SerbiaTite has warned that Neymar should not be expected to win the World Cup on his own as Brazil prepare for the crucial Grou…

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Ronaldo, Rostov and @Lord_Sugar: World Cup 2018 diary, week two

The best and worst of week two – also featuring: viral clips, Puyol’s hair and America’s Funniest Home VideosCristiano Ronaldo – setting a European goals record; eyeing a new pay deal to offset his €18.8m tax fraud fine; having Madeira Airport “quietly…

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Brazil’s Tite insists Neymar will reach his ‘best level’ at the World Cup

• Head coach says world’s costliest player “needs some time’• Neymar still regaining full fitness after February injuryThe Brazil manager, Tite, insisted Neymar would reach his “best level” at the World Cup after his team’s 2-0 defeat of Costa Rica in …

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It is time for Neymar to start playing for the team, not himself | Marcel Desailly

Brazil are one of the favourites who have got off to a bad start at the World Cup. That is partly because the so-called smaller nations have belief but also because of Neymar’s strugglesThe most striking aspect of the opening week of this World Cup has…

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Hair we go: the best World Cup haircuts – in pictures

With billions watching, the World Cup is an ideal chance for everyone in Russia – and their barbers – to show off their style and creativity Continue reading…

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Switzerland’s Stephan Lichtsteiner unhappy with Neymar and referee

• Brazil forward fouled 10 times during 1-1 draw in Rostov• Lichtsteiner believes referee gave Brazil too many free-kicksIt was always likely to be a pivotal duel. Stephan Lichtsteiner against Neymar. The Switzerland captain and right-back versus Brazi…

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Joy, despair and crunching tackles: the best World Cup 2018 photos

We round up the best photography from the opening four days of the World Cup 2018• Follow Guardian sport on Instagram for more great photography Continue reading…

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PSG ordered to raise €60m to satisfy Uefa’s FFP rules

• French champions escape punishment after investigation• PSG were under scrutiny after Neymar and Mbappé transfersUefa wants Paris Saint-Germain to raise €60m in income by the end of the month or face punishment for overspending.Uefa says its club fin…

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Neymar’s wonder goal on return from injury helps Brazil sink Croatia

• PSG forward comes on as a substitute in 2-0 win at Anfield• Roberto Firmino also scores as Brazil tune up for World CupNeymar marked his return from a knee injury in spectacular fashion as Brazil beat Croatia 2-0 in a friendly at Anfield.The Paris Sa…

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It’s the Adam and Erics 2018! The complete review of the Ligue 1 season

Luiz Gustavo, Neymar, Nabil Fékir and a suspended referee are among the big winners in our end-of-season awards By Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football NewsIn many respects, the 2017-18 Ligue 1 campaign represented a return to business as …

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Brazil confirm Dani Alves will miss World Cup due to knee injury

• PSG defender was injured during French Cup final in midweek• Neymar feared injury would deprive him of World Cup spotBrazil right back Dani Alves will miss the World Cup. The Brazilian Football Confederation has confirmed in a statement his knee inju…

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Vinícius Júnior: ‘If God wants, Neymar and I will play together at Real Madrid’

In a rare interview since agreeing to join Real Madrid for £39.6m, the 17-year-old Flamengo striker talks about pressure, his hopes for the future and violence in RioAll over the world teenagers dream about playing for Real Madrid and the Flamengo stri…

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World Cup worries XI: key men with cause to fret over Russia 2018

With the finals less than three months away we select an XI who may not make it or be in shape to shine because they are injured or out of favour at their clubsA metatarsal break, his third in less than a year, means the Bayern Munich goalkeeper has no…