Diego Maradona says he "loves" Lionel Messi and described as "false" comments attributed to him attacking his Argentine compatriot and Barcelona legend.
Teenage sensation Kylian Mbappe told AFP on Thursday that Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi remain football's greatest players but that his own World Cup heroics could help crown him the 2018 Ballon d'Or winner.
Germany's 3-0 defeat to the Netherlands on Saturday left them bottom of their Nations League group ahead of Tuesday's away match against world champions France.
The World Anti-Doping Agency has been given a green light to lift its ban on Russia's drug-tainted testing authority after a recommendation from investigators, the global doping watchdog said Friday.
England captain Harry Kane was finally acquainted with the Golden Boot he won at the World Cup ahead of the Three Lions' Nations League opener against Spain on Saturday.
A formidable Philippine team will leave on Sunday to compete in the International Canoe Federation Dragon Boat World Championships scheduled on September 13 to 16 in Atlanta, Georgia.
Kylian Mbappe and Luka Modric -- at different ends of their careers -- have dazzled in Russia to help propel France and Croatia to Sunday's World Cup final.
A thrilling World Cup came to its conclusion as France beat Croatia in Sunday's final in Moscow, but there have been plenty of unusual incidents on the pitch and on the sidelines in Russia.