The video assistant referee was called upon three times in Portugal’s draw with Iran and once during Spain’s stalemate with Morocco, sparking yet more controversy on the biggest stage in football.
The attacking midfielder, who was omitted from Argentina’s 23-man World Cup squad, joined PSG in 2011 and has made 269 appearances across all competitions for the Ligue 1 side.
Sir Alex Ferguson thought he had won the race for the talented Nigerian’s signature in 2006, and he was even pictured in a United shirt, only for him to join Jose Mourinho at Stamford Bridge instead.
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John Obi Mikel has lifted the lid on why he chose Chelsea over Manchester United 12 years ago… to save the careers of three other Nigerian players.
Denmark manager Age Hareide was particularly withering of Deschamps and some of his leading men prior to departure to Russia. Three weeks on, as Hareide’s side face France at the Luzhniki.
The Argentina squad sang Happy Birthday to Lionel Messi after a dinner in his honour on Sunday night but it was a brief moment of harmony in Russia for the 2014 World Cup runners-up.