France coach Didier Deschamps has leapt to the defence of his World Cup “leader” Paul Pogba, describing him as a team player who has been misunderstood by some fans and the media.
Philipp Lahm believes England can take a leaf from Germany’s book by using a World Cup breakthrough to herald a new era of sustained success.
A Poland fan will fly the flag for Arbroath at the World Cup in Russia.
Scotland’s footballing fortunes can be turned around by a new generation of educated athletic talent, nurtured in Fife.
Eighteen-years after Scotland last qualified for the finals of an international football tournament, a BBC Scotland documentary looks at where it all went wrong. MICHAEL ALEXANDER reports.