The moment Cristiano Ronaldo's incredible £100m move to Juventus was completed

NEW EXCLUSIVE: Cristiano Ronaldo was soaking up the Greek sun when his incredible £100million transfer to Juventus became a reality, after club president Andrea Agnelli pulled out all the stops and flew in to get the deal done. Ronaldo has been on holiday since Portugal's departure from the Russia World Cup, and it was at his exotic Greece getaway when the deal of the summer was pushed over the line. Bronzing himself on the sandy breaches along with his mother, sister and girlfriend Georgina Rodriguez, Ronaldo had left it up to his representatives to sort out his future. 

Jordan Pickford's cheat sheet: Which Croatia player shoots where in penalties? 

It may have been widely considered as the 'easier' side of the World Cup draw but for Croatia, it has been an arduous journey to the semi-final to face England. Both knock-out matches, against Denmark and Russia, have gone all the way to penalties - a mentally draining experience, as much as it is physically. It counts as part of crucial research for England goalkeeper Jordan Pickford, though. Sportsmail recounts each spot-kick Croatia have had in the knock-out. 

Yugoslavia were a generation of sublimely-talented players broken up short of their prime as their warring country tore itself apart. They will forever be a team frozen in time.

One of the biggest transfers of the summer was completed on Tuesday but that just means the market is set to hot up as Real Madrid react to the departure of Cristiano Ronaldo.

Juventus supporters have shown their support for new signing Cristiano Ronaldo by rushing out to buy the Portuguese's new shirt following his £100m arrival from Real Madrid. 

Coaxing the best out of glamorous new signing Cristiano Ronaldo will be manna from heaven for tactics nut Allegri. The slim coach is overseeing a regeneration all over the pitch.

One of the highlights of Wimbledon fortnight as the men's quarter-finals take place at SW19. All the big names are in action and you can follow all the action with ADAM SHERGOLD here.

Manager Mourinho was less than complimentary about midfielder Pogba on multiple occasions during the domestic season but liked what he saw in Tuesday's World Cup semi-final.

NEW The BBC has published the earnings of some of its top talent - with Match of the Day host Gary Lineker at the head of a list still dominated by men.

'You're f****** s***!': The astonishing moment Liverpool-supporting Tranmere player taunts Karius after latest gaffe in friendly

Tranmere player Ben Tollitt (right) has been caught on camera shouting 'you're f****** s***' at Loris Karius after the Liverpool goalkeeper made another blunder in a pre-season friendly last night. Liverpool emerged as 3-2 victors but in his second appearance since the Champions League final — when his two mistakes cost Jurgen Klopp's side — Karius made a big error when he dropped a shot allowing them to score. Tollitt is a huge Liverpool fan and tweeted his support (inset) for the Reds before the Champions League final.

Arsenal sign Matteo Guendouzi from Lorient for £8m

The 19-year-old French midfielder, who made 20 appearances last season for Lorient, has joined the Gunners just a day after Uruguay international Lucas Torreira signed for £25million. Guendouzi posed for a series of photos on Wednesday as Arsenal supporters caught first glimpse of their new signing, who bears a striking resemblance to Chelsea's David Luiz.

West Ham United have confirmed the signing of Ukrainian winger Andriy Yarmolenko from Borussia Dortmund. The 28-year-old has put pen to paper on a four year deal.

Chelsea have held talks with Napoli over deals for midfielder Jorginho and their soon-departing boss Maurizio Sarri as they look to make changes to their playing and managerial staff. 

Jurgen Klopp, Liverpool’s manager, is eager to bolster his squad and give it some quality depth and the opportunity to sign the Switzerland international winger is one he wants to pursue.

England fans gather in Moscow ahead of their semi-final clash with Croatia

With just hours to go until tonight's World Cup showdown with Croatia, England fans have started gathering in Moscow - and many of them are wearing waistcoats in tribute to manager Gareth Southgate (right). England take part in the biggest match in a generation tonight night as they play in a World Cup semi-final for the first time since 1990.

Southgate leads England stars out of Moscow hotel as countdown begins

England stars (including Marcus Rashford and Jesse Lingard, left) have left their Moscow hotel with manager Gareth Southgate (right) as the countdown to tonight's World Cup semi-final with Croatia begins.

England are on the brink of their first World Cup final since 1966. Croatia stand in their way. Follow all the build-up and action LIVE with JACK BEZANTS and DAN RIPLEY.

CHIEF SPORTS WRITER IN MOSCOW: The history boys stood in the middle of Luzhniki Stadium and looked around. Gareth Southgate and Jordan Henderson.

The stunning Luzhniki Stadium not only plays host to Wednesday night's semi-final – it will be where Sunday's showpiece is played out for the greatest prize in football.

Gruelling pre-seasons at Crystal Palace shaped Gareth Southgate's England squad

Resurfaced images, classic football shirts and tales of Italia 90 have swept the nation over the past five days. It has served as a reminder of just how far football — and the world — has moved on since England last reached the semi-final of the World Cup.  At that time, now England manager Gareth Southgate was plotting his way up the ranks at Crystal Palace – he made his league debut the following season.

Liverpool duo Jordan Henderson and Dejan Lovren greet each other ahead of World Cup

They may be about to come up against each other during England's semi-final with Croatia, but Jordan Henderson and Dejan Lovren put their World Cup rivalry briefly aside on Tuesday. Liverpool stars Henderson and Lovren warmly greeted each other at the Luzhniki Stadium on the eve of the crunch clash as they attended their respective press conferences.

Manchester United icon Eric Cantona has, in a video posted to social media, used a bizarre maths formula to calculate that England will win the World Cup.

It has rarely been dull when England play Croatia, so brace yourselves ahead of their World Cup semi-final. Clashes between the two sides have often ended in glory - or ignominy.

The key to England winning the midfield battle is to ambush Modric and Rakitic. They cannot afford to give these maestros an inch. Step off and they will dictate the game.

Sportsmail takes a look at what's changed since England's last World Cup semi-final

Ahead of England's first World Cup semi-final since 1990, it's time to take a look back at how football has changed over the last 28 years. England's famous run to the semi-finals under Bobby Robson saw oversized shirts, custard pies in training and more than a few awful hair-cuts, but has anything really changed between then and now? From the TV studios to the England kit, Sportsmail compares what things were like back then to how they are now, ahead of the Three Lions' showdown with Croatia...

MATT LAWTON IN MOSCOW: When the ultimate prize is on offer, the Luzhniki Stadium has proved a remarkably fertile ground for the British and the English in particular.

CHARLES SALE - SPORTS AGENDA: Grandees Gary Neville, Gary Lineker and David Beckham have all voiced their bewilderment at the public being so negative about Sterling.

Zlatko Dalic's Croatia side come up against the Three Lions on Wednesday night at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, looking to book their place in the final against France.

Not for one second of their impromptu chat, could either man imagine that one day the rookie would be the first Englishman since the grandee to take his country to a World Cup semi-final.

Ben Stokes shines in shootout as England cricketers mess around

Ben Stokes basked in the glory of a penalty shootout triumph after pulling off his very own Jordan-Pickford moment in England training on Wednesday. Understandably engulfed by the World Cup like the rest of the nation, Stokes and Co thought they would give penalties a go during their training session at Trent Bridge ahead of this evening's semi-final with Croatia. In a Jumpers for Goalposts-esque set up, England's cricket side split up into two teams - bibs vs non bibs - to see what this nerve-racking penalty business was all about before their net session.

The secret of THAT ‘wally with a brolly’ headline ahead of Croatia vs England

Even now, 11 years on, the image leaves you dumbfounded. There is Steve McClaren, gazing out onto Wembley's sodden turf. In one hand, he has a cup of coffee. In the other, he holds an umbrella.

England play their first World Cup semi-final for 28 years when they face Croatia in Moscow on Wednesday night. Sportsmail's MARTIN KEOWN takes a look at their likely XI...

The little playmaker who most threatens England's World Cup final ambitions in Moscow was introduced to big-time European football almost by accident... but is now among the very best.

Expectation may be reaching fever pitch where the centre back plays his club football and across the rest of the nation, but Lovren is only focused on helping Croatia reach a first World Cup final.

IAN HERBERT IN ST PETERSBURG: Zlatko Dalic is the unknown of the semi-final managerial quartet, who has taken a long road through the deserts of the Middle East to stand in England's path.

Deschamps: 4th person to reach World Cup final as player and manager

Didier Deschamps has become the fourth manager to lead his team to a World Cup final after playing in one as a player. Deschamps was known as the water carrier as France reached and eventually won the 1998 World Cup on home soil. And on Tuesday he managed his nation to a 1-0 win against Belgium. That means his side will take on either Croatia or England in Sunday's final in Moscow.

Thierry Henry congratulates France amid Belgium World Cup heartbreak

It was a night of very mixed emotions for Thierry Henry as the nation of his birth reached the World Cup final - and the country he coaches were eliminated.  Henry, World Cup winner in 1998 with Les Bleus, is assistant coach to Roberto Martinez, manager of Belgium. France beat Belgium 1-0 in Saint Petersburg on Tuesday evening to reach their third World Cup final in the past six tournaments. 

IAN LADYMAN AT ST PETERSBURG STADIUM: A game as fabulous as this should not really have been settled by something as prosaic as a corner. This was a wonderful, intricate game.

Mbappe is focussed solely on team glory and responded to questions about the Ballon d'Or by telling TF1: 'I couldn't care less about that. I want the World Cup. I want to sleep with it!'

Unlike their World Cup final opponents, England or Croatia, France have not been starved of appearances in football's biggest game - they have reached three finals in the last six tournaments.

Alan Shearer believes Paul Pogba is much more comfortable playing for France than he is with Manchester United. The midfielder shone as France beat Belgium 1-0 to reach the World Cup final.

Belgium goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois believed 'it's a shame for football' that his side were beaten by France in the World Cup semi-finals on Tuesday night in Saint Petersburg.

Cristiano Ronaldo changed La Liga's narrative by rivalling Lionel Messi

PETE JENSON IN SPAIN: For nine years it was the greatest show on earth – the two best players of their generation in a season-long slog of 'anything you can do I can do better'. We will miss their battle to be the best, and Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo will miss each other in the way all great sporting rivals end up longing for the once sworn enemy.

Cristiano Ronaldo celebrated by European media following incredible Juventus move

Despite a World Cup final being on the horizon, the talk of football this week has been about one man and one man only... Cristiano Ronaldo. The living legend has sensationally called time on his Real Madrid career after nine trophy-laden seasons in Spain, sealing a £100million move to Juventus and beginning what is sure to be a new era. As the European media had chance to digest the news after Tuesday's shock announcement, the front pages quickly ranged from tribute to excitement.

Jorge Mendes made a proposal to Juve when selling them full back Joao Cancelo from Valencia last month - and the club subsequently made a £88m offer to Real.

Ronaldo called time on his Real Madrid career this week when his move to Juventus was confirmed, less than two months after he won the Champions League for the fourth time in five years.

Portugal international Cristiano Ronaldo completed his move to Juventus on Tuesday and arrives in Turin with an incredible five Champions League titles and five Ballon d'Or's to his name.

PETE JENSON IN MADRID: Making a ten million euros profit on 33-year-old Cristiano Ronaldo after you have just had the best nine years of his career is incredible business for Real Madrid.

Man Utd's players arrive at Carrington for first pre-season training

Alexis Sanchez and the rest of Manchester United's World Cup absentees have arrived at Carrington for their first day of pre-season training. Sanchez, Chris Smalling, Luke Shaw and Andreas Pereira were among the players pictured driving into the club's training ground as the hard work started. Jose Mourinho will have been waiting for them as preparations begin for the start of the Premier League season and the resumption of their battle with Manchester City.

Gianluigi Buffon trains with Timothy Weah during his first session at PSG

Gianluigi Buffon was gave a timely reminder of his age in just his first Paris Saint-Germain training session when he lined up alongside team-mate Timothy Weah. The veteran goalkeeper was pictured next to 18-year-old Weah at PSG's training ground, a player whose father he made his professional debut on the same pitch as.  Buffon was just 17 years old when he made his first appearance for Parma against eventual Serie A champions AC Milan in November 1995. 

Kylian Mbappe's mother has expressed her concerns at the treatment of her son at Paris Saint-Germain and revealed that team-mates Dani Alves and Neymar are the main perpetrators.

Everton are continuing talks with Barcelona over a proposed move for Colombia defender Yerry Mina as Marco Silva wants to build his defence around the World Cup star.

Victor Lindelof will return from the Russia World Cup with his stock higher than ever before, and has a series of clubs interested in acquiring his services on loan for next season.

Riyad Mahrez meets new boss Pep Guardiola as he takes part in first Man City training

Riyad Mahrez met his new manager Pep Guardiola on Wednesday morning after finally completing his £60million move from Leicester earlier this week. Mahrez was also given the opportunity to meet some of his new team-mates as he took part in his first training session for the club. The majority of Guardiola's squad are still away on holiday due to their World Cup involvement so there was a low head count at the Etihad Campus.

West Ham have applied for a work permit for Felipe Anderson as they prepare to smash their transfer record in a deal worth in region of £40million. They will pay an initial £37m for him.

The Scottish champions put themselves into a commanding position ahead of the return match in Glasgow thanks to goals from Odsonne Edouard, James Forrest and Callum McGregor.

'Trying to explode while staying calm... love it!': Cipriani's underwater weights workout as he beefs up for Gloucester debut

Danny Cipriani is pulling out all the stops as he looks to beef up ahead of his debut season for Gloucester. The 30-year-old posted a video on Instagram of him taking part in an underwater weights session on Tuesday afternoon. Cipriani was filmed as he swam to the bottom of the pool and propelled himself upwards with a heavy dumbbell in either hand.

Gaviria out-sprints Sagan to win bloody stage four after nasty crash

Tour de France debutant Fernando Gaviria claimed his second stage win on Tuesday when he out-sprinted his rivals in a punishing fourth stage that included a nasty crash near the end of the 195km stretch from La Baule to Sarzeau. Belgium's Tiesj Benoot was left with blood pouring down his face and arms after being caught up in the collision just a few minutes from the end of the stage. A number of riders were left on the tarmac, with France's Axel Domont requiring medical attention on the roadside. 

NEW Ahead of returning to the fold for the start of the one-day series at Trent Bridge on Thursday, Test skipper Root is confident that he can feature in all formats for England going forward.

Team Sky boss Sir Dave Brailsford was accused of ‘insulting the French people’ as his feud with UCI chief David Lappartient went up a notch on Tuesday.

PAUL NEWMAN: Mark Wood is targeting the biggest cricketing scalp of them all when he hopes to add Indian captain Virat Kohli to his illustrious list of victims on Thursday.



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Serena Williams beat Camila Giorgi to reach Wimbledon semi-finals

Serena Williams overcame the toughest test of her Wimbledon comeback yet to advance to the semi-finals. The seven-time champion, who missed the tournament last year, was outplayed by Italian Camila Giorgi in the first set, but rallied to win 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 on Centre Court. Having lifted the title in the last two years she played here in 2015 and 2016, this quarter-final success takes Williams' winning streak at the All England Club to 19 matches.

Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic will bid to reach the semi-finals of the same grand slam for the first time since the French Open six years ago at Wimbledon on Wednesday.

MIKE DICKSON AT WIMBLEDON: A year on from the day she beat Simona Halep and electrified Wimbledon — and a TV audience of 7.4 million — Jo Konta was taking time off in London.

LAURIE WHITWELL AT WIMBLEDON: When Rafael Nadal and Juan Martin Del Potro met at the French Open, the Spaniard won easily. This coming meeting on grass could well be different.

Alashkert 0-3 Celtic: Brendan Rodgers' side take control of Champions League qualifier

JOHN MCGARRY IN ARMENIA: If Odsonne Edouard is feeling the pressure of becoming the most expensive signing in Celtic's history, he's certainly hiding it well. On a balmy night in Armenia, the man whose signature cost the Scottish champions £9million this summer suggested a handsome return on that investment may not be long in coming to fruition. This may only have been the first of four assignments Brendan Rodgers' side must negotiate if they are to reach a group stage reputedly now worth £40m. Theoretically, the job may only be half done.

Arsenal new boys Leno and Sokratis train with team-mates

Arsenal trained on Tuesday as they continue their preparations for the new season under Unai Emery. Emery was appointed at the start of the summer to replace Arsene Wenger, who called time on his 22-year spell as Arsenal boss at the end of a disappointing campaign.

Manchester City goalkeeper Angus Gunn is has completed a move to Southampton for an initial £10million. City could pocket up to £13.5m should additional clauses be triggered.

The Spaniard had been linked with moves to both the US and Australia, but at a press conference on Tuesday morning he revealed he will instead head to Asia.

The Magpies expected interest in the 24-year-old this summer but have always insisted he would not be sold. And West Ham's bid, which could have risen to £25m, was quickly dismissed.

Fulham are confident of signing Nice midfielder Jean Michael Seri after agreeing a fee with his club.

JOHN MCGARRY IN ARMENIA: On the night Edouard sent Celtic on their way to a 3-0 first leg win over Alashkert, the £9million former PSG foward's partnership with Dembele caught fire.

Sportsmail understands that has shifted the Ibrox club closer to meeting a release clause within Cooper's contract. He is Steven Gerrard's leading candidate to replace Bruno Alves

Arsenal complete £25m signing of Lucas Torreira

Arsenal have completed the signing of Lucas Torreira in a £25million deal. An agreement for the Uruguay international was reached during the World Cup but the deal could not be pushed through until his side had been knocked out of the competition.

World Cup stars get over the disappointment by jetting off on holiday

Gylfi Sigurdsson got over his World Cup disappointment with Iceland in the best way possible, getting engaged to Alexandra Helga while in the Bahamas. The Everton midfielder shared the great news on Instagram, captioning the upload: 'She said YES', accompanied with an engagement ring and love heart.

He may not be in Russia bidding to help England reach the World Cup final, but Wayne Rooney has certainly encapsulated the spirit of fans up and down the country.

West Ham manager Manuel Pellegrini believes new signing Jack Wilshere has 'many years of football' left in him. The England midfielder signed a three-year deal to join the Hammers on Monday.

Robert Lewandowski has decided to reject the advances of a host of Europe's top clubs to stay at Bayern Munich this summer. The striker had been expected to make a big money move.

The former Sweden international spent nine years with the Gunners where he won the Premier League on two occasions and was part of the Invincibles from the 2003-04 season.

Newcastle manager Rafa Benitez arrived at St James' Park in 2016 and led the team back to the Premier League and then ensured their top-flight survival last season.

Luis Enrique has been appointed as the new manager of Spain. The former Barcelona boss will lead La Roja into a new era after the hugely disappointing World Cup campaign. 

Manny Pacquiao trains in Malaysia ahead of title fight with Matthysse

Manny Pacquiao is applying the final touches to his preparations ahead of his 12th world title fight against Lucas Matthysse this weekend. The Filipino has his eyes firmly fixated on the job at hand and cut a focused figure as he worked out at his gym in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Wednesday morning. The 39-year-old gave the media a glimpse of what is to come, as he practised his footwork and hit the pads with ferocity.

LeBron James puts pen to paper on £115m Los Angeles Lakers deal

It's official. LeBron is a Laker. The Los Angeles Lakers announced the signing of LeBron James as a free agent on Monday night, confirming the seismic shift created by the four-time NBA Most Valuable Player's decision to leave Cleveland for the 16-time champion franchise on the West Coast. James' representatives at Klutch Sports Group tweeted a photo of James signing his contract with Lakers general manager Rob Pelinka and agent Rich Paul. 

England cricket legend Geoffrey Boycott has undergone a quadruple heart bypass and is recovering at home after the successful major surgery. 

Rory McIlroy has vowed not to repeat the mistakes of his US Open campaign as he seeks a first major title since 2014 in next week's Open Championship at Carnoustie.

MATTHEW LAMBERT ON COURT NO 3: If John Isner can ace his way through to Friday’s semi-finals, he is ready to incur the wrath of social media by inviting Donald Trump to Centre Court.

Premier League Transfers - Club-by-club list of Summer 2018 moves

It promises to be another big spending summer among the Premier League clubs, especially those wishing to haul in champions Manchester City over the course of the campaign. But of course there are bargains to be had too and also the opportunity to grab a star from the World Cup in Russia. Keep track of all the major transfers involving senior players in the Premier League (those making at least one club appearance), as Sportsmail brings you all the summer deals right the way through to transfer deadline day.

The Premier League fixtures for 2018-19 have been released ahead of the new campaign. Find out who your team will be taking on and when all of the key dates are.

Just as one season ends another begins. Less than a week after the conclusion of the World Cup final Premier League sides will be back in action. Here is our guide to all the pre-season fixtures

Sportsmail provide you with all the new confirmed kits set to feature during the 2018-19 Premier League campaign. Keep track of every team's new designs for the coming season on this page.

Sportsmail's racing expert Robin Goodfellow dishes out his tips ahead of Wednesday's meetings at Catterick, Kempton, Lingfield and Bath.

Sky Sports Racing has struck an important blow for its credibility as a broadcaster of British horse racing by securing the contract to show racing from Ascot from March 2019.

England last reached World Cup semi-final at Italia '90 - how do the teams compare?

The opportunity of a lifetime awaits Gareth Southgate's team on Wednesday against Croatia and the England players who will line up in Moscow are at their peak.  Everton keeper Jordan Pickford's form has been faultless; Leicester defender Harry Maguire is blossoming, Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson has come of age and Harry Kane – the Tottenham striker and team leader – is showing he belongs on the world stage. But how did the 1990 team that faced West Germany compare? Sportsmail goes back in time to look at that XI against the current line-up.

DOMINIC KING: He remembers sitting in front of a TV in 1998, as a starry-eyed eight-year-old, watching Michael Owen slicing his way through Argentina’s defence to join the legends.

JEFF POWELL: Pacquiao's challenge for the WBA welterweight title held by Argentine puncher Lucas Matthysse takes place at 9am on Sunday in the Malaysian capital of Kuala Lumpur.

JONATHAN McEVOY - F1 COLUMN: Lewis Hamilton's half-veiled accusation that Ferrari had planned to disrupt his race seems to have no foundation in logic.

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