REPORT: France 4 Croatia 2

Tweet France have been crowned world champions for a second time after beating Croatia in a thrilling World Cup final on Sunday evening. Didier Deschamps’ side took the lead inside 20 minutes when a free-kick from Antoine Griezmann was flicked into his own net by semi-final hero Mario Mandzukic. Croatia trailed for just ten minutes, however, as a loose ball fell to Ivan Perisic on the edge of the box. The Inter Milan winger shifted the ball onto his left before firing it through a sea of bodies and beyond…

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Florian Thauvin: Newcastle flop to £70m man?

Tweet Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Neymar and Sergio Aguero are all players who perform year in, year out at the very highest level in world football – scoring a combined 81 league goals between them. Players such as Florian Thauvin – who has contributed to 26 goals in Ligue 1 this season – perhaps slip under the radar due to the fact he isn’t yet a household name. Florian Thauvin, who was branded a flop after making just 13 appearances in two years at Newcastle, has set Ligue 1 alight…

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Davis Cup announces divisive proposals

Tweet The Davis Cup is now dead. The ITF have killed one of the best tennis tournaments in the world with their new proposals which will come into effect next year. Quite understandably, the changes have caused a huge divide between current and ex-players. The good news is that the final proposals haven’t been approved yet, with a two-thirds majority needed at the ITF annual general meeting in August. The changes put forward are part of a new 25-year, $3 billion plan with an investment group founded by footballer Gerard Pique. Specifically, it will…

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