Uruguay’s Fernando Muslera lets Antoine Griezmann’s shot slip through his hands during the 2018 World Cup quarter-final against France in Nizhny Novgorod. Photo: Carlos Barria/Reuters

Uruguay 0 France 2 Uruguay are the smallest country to win the World Cup but their defeat to France showed why little countries find it harder to lif(...)

France’s goalkeeper Hugo Lloris during  a press conference at the Ekaterinburg Arena on the eve of the  game against Peru.  Photograph: Getty Images

A matter of weeks after Hugo Lloris suggested that his Tottenham teammates needed to ask themselves a question or two over the summer months about wha(...)

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(...)

France’s Olivier Giroud scores their first goal during the pre-World Cup friendly win over Ireland. Photo: Charles Platiau/Reuters

France 2 Ireland 0 Despite the defeat, this was far from Ireland’s worst ever night at the Stade de France but they have had better. Outplayed from b(...)

Didier Deschamps: France’s head coach  has been able to make  big calls because of the remarkable array of individual talent available to him.  Photograph: Franck FireAFP/Getty

The wider country may be locked in a battle just now over the attempt by its president to impose what is politely described as reform but as Didier De(...)

Real Madrid’s Karim Benzema  celebrates  his goal with  Lucas Vazquez , Luka Modric and  Mateo Kovacic during the Champions League semi-final second leg against Bayern Munich at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium. Photograph: Oscar Del Pozo/AFP/Getty Images

Real Madrid 2 Bayern Munich 2 (Real win 4-3 on agg) Real Madrid always find a way, they say, and somehow they did – all the way to a third consecuti(...)

Bayern Munich’s players  celebrate winning the Bundesliga with a replica trophy in front of the fans at the end of the match at Augsberg. Photograph: Michael Dalder/Reuters

Augsburg 1 Bayern Munich 4 Jupp Heynckes hailed the collective effort of his team, and also paid tribute to former boss Carlo Ancelotti, as Bayern Mu(...)

Corentin Tolisso scored twice as Bayern Munich beat PSG 3-1. Photograph: Tobias Schwarz/AFP

Bayern Munich 3 PSG 1 Bayern Munich ruined Paris St Germain’s perfect Champions League record this season with a 3-1 victory at the Allianz Arena on (...)

Atletico Madrid’s Antoine Griezmann scores their first goal in a 2-0 win over Roma. Photo: Sergio Perez/Reuters

Atletico Madrid 2 Roma 0 Antoine Griezmann’s spectacular scissors-kick helped earn Atletico Madrid a 2-0 win over Roma to keep alive their slim hopes(...)

James Rodríguez has joined Bayern Munich on a two-year loan deal from Real Madrid. Photograph: Aitor Alcalde/Getty

Bayern Munich have signed James Rodríguez from Real Madrid in a two-year loan deal. The 25-year-old moves to the German champions after three seasons (...)