Argentina captain Lionel Messi

Argentina captain Lionel Messi claims record eighth Ballon d'Or

Lionel Messi was crowned Ballon d'Or winner for a record eighth time after leading Argentina to World Cup glory.

Gareth Bale

Gareth Bale retires: Blessed with 'some of the best moments of my life'

Gareth Bale announced his retirement from football following a trophy-laden playing career.

Timo Werner

Timo Werner returns to RB Leipzig training after missing World Cup injured

RB Leipzig have been boosted by the return of forward Timo Werner to training from injury.

Argentina midfielder Alexis Mac Allister

2022 FIFA World Cup breakout stars: A closer look at the next generation of talent

A World Cup which concluded with Argentina’s victory over France on penalties on Sunday saw a number of players enhance their reputation.

A general view of stadium during ceremony after Argentina won the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 by beating France via penalty shoot-out at Lusail Stadium

After World Cup, Qatar seeks Olympic gold

After the World Cup earned Qatar both plaudits and censure, the energy-rich Gulf state is now starting a marathon to secure the 2036 Olympics and a place as a pillar of world sport.

Julian Alvarez of Argentina during the World Cup match between Argentina v Croatia

2022 FIFA World Cup: English-based contingent top list of minutes played in Qatar

The Premier League was the leading division at the tournament, with a total of 33,786 minutes shared between 121 players, ahead of Spain’s La Liga (18,343) and Germany’s Bundesliga (14,289).