World champions France had eight players, one less than former holders Spain, on the shortlist for a World XI of 2018 award.
Spain's visit to Wembley this weekend will be an early test of the feelgood factor England regenerated in Russia.
- by Martyn Herman
France and Germany, winners of the past two World Cups, opened the new Nations League with a 0-0 draw.
He has stuck with most of his mis-firing World Cup squad, but German coach Joachim Loew has conceded he made mistakes in Russia.
Swiss lawyer Marco Villiger, the last senior official remaining from the heavily tainted FIFA Sepp Blatter era, has been removed from governing body.
German midfielder Toni Kroos has little sympathy for former national teammate Mesut Ozil, criticising his recent racism claims.
- by Karolos Grohmann
The United States will begin collecting 25 percent tariffs on another $16 billion in Chinese goods, the US Trade Representative's office said as it published a final tariff list targeting 279 imported product lines.
The Australians managed a goal against the run of play, but a 90th-minute goal kept the world No.1 from a loss in front of a home crowd.
FIFA has been urged to conduct an independent investigation into claims the Qatar 2022 World Cup bid team attempted to sabotage rival bids from Australia and the US.
Noah was recognising the multi-ethnic background of France's team, which topped a list of World Cup teams with the most diversity.
- by Bethonie Butler