Axel Witsel

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Dortmund’s Jadon Sancho wants to be a good role model for youngsters in London. Photograph: Getty Images

“My friends in Kennington always ask me: ‘Can I have a shirt for my little brother or my cousin?’ And I always send them shirts,” says Jadon Sancho. “(...)

Rafinha  scores for Barcelona in the  Champions League Group B  match against Inter Milan  at the Nou Camp. Photograph: Alejandro Garcia/EPA

Barcelona 2 Inter Milan 0 Barcelona came through their first test without the injured Lionel Messi, earning a convincing 2-0 win at home to Inter Mil(...)

 Kylian Mbappé against  Belgium  at Saint Petersburg Stadium. His quick feet buy him and his teammates extra space inside congested penalty areas. Photograph: Getty Images

Solid foundations begin in defence France’s tactics in the 1-0 semi-final win against Belgium did not draw universal approval. “They have played ant(...)

Kylian Mbappe celebrates France’s 1-0 win over Belgium. Photograph: Christophe Simon/AFP/Getty

When the final whistle came, the sheer joy of the celebrations came as a surprise. Kylian Mbappé was face down on the ground, Hugo Lloris racing up th(...)

Belgium’s Nacer Chadli scores their winning  goal  in injury-time at the end of the  World Cup Round of 16 against  Japan at the  Rostov Arena. Photograph: Murad Sezer/Reuters

Belgium 3 Japan 2 It will go down as a World Cup classic, a wild and chaotic game that will be talked about in years to come, in particular that dra(...)

Belgium boss Roberto Martinez speaks to Vincent Kompany as the defender leaves the pitch with a groin injury. Photograph: Bruno Fahy/AFP

Defender Vincent Kompany will require a scan to determine if he can play in the World Cup in Russia after injuring his groin during Belgium’s goalless(...)

Eden Hazard and Romelu Lukaku will lead the line for Belgium. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty

Belgium (11-1) Who are they? It is time for Belgium’s golden generation to deliver. The Red Devils head to Russia with arguably the best squad they (...)

France’s Kylian Mbappe celebrates scoring with former Monaco teammate Thomas Lemar. Photograph: Reuters

France steamrollered Holland 4-0 with the help of goals from Thomas Lemar and Kylian Mbappe as they edged closer to qualification for next summer’s Wo(...)

Henrik Larsson recovered from a broken leg in 1999 to become Celtic’s record goalscorer. Photograph: Ross Kinnaird/Getty

Republic of Ireland captain Seamus Coleman is facing a lengthy spell of rehabilitation after suffering a double leg fracture against Wales. The Evert(...)

Carlos Tevez  has swapped his boyhood club, Boca Juniors, for Shanghai Shenhua – and a salary of £615,000 a week. Photograph: David Fernandez/EPA

Travel well, Mikel, who has become the very latest Premier League footballer to use the January transfer window to make the metamorphosis from Premier(...)

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