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Great VAR debate comes to SA

The new refereeing technology is likely to be adopted, but it’s a long process and won’t be without resistance

Baxter resigns as Bafana coach

The 65-year-old has called time on his management of the national squad

Mbappé is Time magazine’s ‘Future of Soccer’

Mbappe became the youngest French goalscorer in World Cup history when he struck in a 1-0 win over Peru in the group stages

England turn to next generation to get creative against Croatia

Gareth Southgate has gone even younger in his search for the midfield maestro he believes England has lacked since the days of Paul Gascoigne

Uefa Nations League seeks relevance

The Europeans have worked hard to create a new format that won’t bore fans to death

Five key dates in the Mesut Özil saga

Here are the key moments that culminated in Mesut Özil's bombshell announcement he was retiring from international football

Özil quits Germany, citing racism and disrespect’

The Arsenal midfielder was widely criticised and reportedly received threats after he was photographed with Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan

We claim Mbappé but is he one of us?

"Why are our prospective sports stars, our artists, our scientists, our accountants...appreciated away from Africa?"

Russia’s Pussy Riot claim World Cup pitch invasion

A security source told Interfax that the four were delivered to a local police station for questioning after being dragged off the pitch by stewards

Here’s to the flying chessboards

Suddenly, surreally, the prospect of Croatian hands lifting the fabled trophy is plausible.

Football takes a U-turn on its way ‘home’

How an earwormy, tongue-in-cheek song became an anthem of hope for Three Lions believers

Croatia head for first World Cup final after foiling England

In London, an initial wave of elation turned to heartbreak as 30 000 beer-soaked fans in Hyde Park watched their team come up short

Coming home? Not this year as England bows out

England's hopes dashed in semifinal against Croatia.

Croatia assistant coach booted for ‘Glory to Ukraine’ video

Ognjen Vukojević, assistant coach and Dynamo Kiev scout, has been sent home from Russia after posting a politically sensitive video on social media.

England dreaming but Croatia set to provide biggest World Cup test

Can Gareth Southgate now become the first manager to win a World Cup semi-final with England on foreign soil?

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