Lionel Messi: Wonderful goal against Nigeria showed Argentina’s star is still capable of delivering the goods on the biggest stage. Photograph: Owen Humphreys/PA

It is now, as the Russians apparently say, about becoming a master or a deadman. And all but one of the teams that remain at this World Cup must ultim(...)

 France’s  and Argentina’s  Lionel Messi whose teams will meet in the last  16 clash on Saturday. Photograph: Simon Christophe/AFP/Getty

A lot of the talk at this World Cup has been about big teams underperforming and, believe me, I know all about that. In 2002 we went into the first (...)

Antoine Griezmann’s France take on Denmark on Tuesday. Photograph: Franck Fife/AFP

GROUP C Denmark v France (Moscow, 3.0pm, RTÉ2/ITV). Betting: Denmark 4-1, France 23-20, Draw 7-4 Australia v Peru (Sochi, 3.0pm, RTÉ2/ITV 4). Bettin(...)

Didier Deschamps: manager insisted at his press pre-match conference that “there is no ambiguity here, we want to win and the players must do everything in their power to achieve this”.  Abedin Taherkenarech/EPA

Group C – Denmark v France – Luzhniki Stadium, 3pm (RTÉ/ITV) At the time, Didier Deschamps must have been disappointed: France had taken their time t(...)

 Cristiano Ronaldo  and Patrice Evra  hug prior to the Euro 2016 final between Portugal and France at the Stade de France. Photograph:  Dan Mullan/Getty Images

When it comes to telling anecdotes about Cristiano Ronaldo, Patrice Evra is the undisputed king. First, on an ITV podcast, there was the one about Ron(...)

Denmark’s Kasper Schmeichel looks on as Peru’s Christian Cueva misses a penalty during their Group C match at Mordovia Arena, Saransk, Russia. Photograph: Reuters

After Spain v Portugal on Friday night this World Cup, frankly, owed us nothing, if that tussle had been retrospectively declared the final and the tr(...)

Antonie Griezmann is tackled by Australia’s Josh Risdon - the video referee later concluded it was a foul. Photograph: Benjamin Cremel/AFP/Getty

France 2 Australia 1 France benefited from a controversial first use of video assistant referee technology at a World Cup as they laboured to a 2-1 w(...)

 Paolo Guerrero earned a reprieve on the eve of this World Cup. Photograph: Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Reuters

The Matches Group C France v Australia (Kazan Arena, 11am, RTE/BBC) Betting: France 1/4, Australia 9/1, Draw 11/2. Group D Argentina v Iceland (Spar(...)

Antoine Griezmann has announced he is staying with Atletico Madrid. Photograph: Franck Fife/AFP

Antoine Griezmann has announced he is staying with Atletico Madrid. The France striker had been heavily linked with a €100million euros move to Barce(...)

Antoine Griezmann has confirmed he has decided where his future lies next season. Photograph: Yuri Kochetkov/EPA

France forward Antoine Griezmann says his country have the firepower to achieve their dream of winning the World Cup in Russia. And he says he doesn(...)

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