Yearender 2018: World Cup, Managerial Failure, Death, Retirement - A Year Which Recorded It All
Samrat Chakraborty

Yearender 2018: World Cup, Managerial Failure, Death, Retirement - A Year Which Recorded It All

NDTV brings to you a compilation of the major happenings from the world of football in 2018.

FIFA World Cup: Antoinne Griezmann Inspires France Past Punchless Uruguay
Reuters

FIFA World Cup: Antoinne Griezmann Inspires France Past Punchless Uruguay

Varane's glancing header and a goalkeeping blunder that gifted Antoine Griezmann a soft goal gave France a 2-0 victory over Uruguay in the first World Cup quarter-final.

Real Madrid Defender Raphael Varane Out For Three Weeks
Indo-Asian News Service

Real Madrid Defender Raphael Varane Out For Three Weeks

Raphael Varane joins the list of injured Real Madrid defenders, including Sergio Ramos and Marcelo Vieira.

Coach Dunga Pleased With Brazil
Agence France-Presse

Coach Dunga Pleased With Brazil's 3-1 Win Over France

Brazil came from a goal down to thrash France 3-1 in a friendly in Paris.

Jose Mourinho congratulates Barcelona on title win
Agence France-Presse

Jose Mourinho congratulates Barcelona on title win

Mourinho rested a host of first-team players from the start at the Cornella El-Prat with Friday's Copa del Rey final against Atletico Madrid in mind, but Real were still dealt a huge blow ahead of that clash when Raphael Varane limped off with a knee injury early on.

El Clasico: Cristiano Ronaldo double sinks Barcelona, Real Madrid into Cup final
Agence France-Presse

El Clasico: Cristiano Ronaldo double sinks Barcelona, Real Madrid into Cup final

Ronaldo has now scored in his last six visits to the Catalan capital and came out on top in his personal battle with Lionel Messi, who was largely anonymous in the game. The Argentine, however, has the chance to respond when the pair meet again in the league at the weekend.

Real Madrid, Barcelona all-square in El Clasico cup clash
Agence France-Presse

Real Madrid, Barcelona all-square in El Clasico cup clash

Just when it looked like Barca would leave with victory, Varane popped up to head home a Mesut Ozil cross with nine minutes to go.

Varane will be better than Blanc: Mourinho
Agence France-Presse

Varane will be better than Blanc: Mourinho

Real Madrid teenager Raphael Varane has been tipped to become a better player than Laurent Blanc, the former World Cup and European champion and existing France coach.

Teenage star Varane signs for Real Madrid
Agence France-Presse

Teenage star Varane signs for Real Madrid

Highly-rated French defender Raphael Varane signed for Spanish giants Real Madrid from French Second Division side Lens the selling club's president Gervais Martel told AFP on Monday.

Man Utd chasing Lens teenager Varane: Report
Agence France-Presse

Man Utd chasing Lens teenager Varane: Report

Manchester United are in transfer talks with relegated French side Lens in a bid to sign defender Raphael Varane, The Guardian reported on Thursday.

Manchester United target Varane in no hurry over Lens future
Agence France-Presse

Manchester United target Varane in no hurry over Lens future

Lens' 18-year-old defender Raphael Varane, a reported target for Manchester United, said on Thursday that he was yet to make a decision about his future.

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