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Michael Cox


How France won the World Cup final tactical battle beneath the chaos

Kylian Mbappe was this World Cup’s best wide player, but Sunday’s performance shows his future lies through the middle as he sealed France’s World Cup triumph

Mexico stun Germany by exposing their full-backs and tying down Kroos

Tactical analysis: After the tournament's biggest shock yet, Michael Cox breaks down how Mexico usurped the world champions

Ronaldo shows new side to his game in classic clash of styles

Ronaldo provided the catalyst for breaks by transforming hopeful long balls into counter-attacking opportunities with a successful series of neat headers, clever flicks and disguised passes