As he begins his first senior coaching role at Real Sociedad, Xabi Alonso looks back on a playing career that saw him play alongside Steven Gerrard at Liverpool and Cristiano Ronaldo at Real Madrid. He also reflects on famous rivalries with Frank Lampard at Chelsea, and the great Barcelona of Pep Guardiola
In 2002, Luiz Felipe Scolari led a Brazil team featuring Ronaldo, Rivaldo, Cafu and Roberto Carlos to win the World Cup in Japan and South Korea. Here, he explains the key decisions that shaped that side, and how they overcame the loss of their captain only days before the tournament
Our experts assess Joao Felix, who became the fourth most expensive player of all time when Atlético Madrid spent €126m to recruit the Portuguese from Benfica – and is expected to become the long-term replacement for Barcelona-bound Antoine Griezmann
Goals from Megan Rapinoe and Rose Lavelle in Lyon gave the United States a 2-0 victory over the Netherlands, and a record fourth World Cup on another evening when VAR had a significant influence
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