Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi's decade-long dominance of the Ballon d'Or is over as Luka Modric has been given the prize for 2018.
Portugal will fancy their chances of reaching the Nations League final after being drawn with Switzerland, avoiding England and Netherlands.
Had he stuck with France rather than switch to Senegal, Kalidou Koulibaly could have become a World Cup winner. He has no regrets, though.
After being named manager, Mick McCarthy confirmed he would be speaking to Declan Rice about his future as a Republic of Ireland player.
New Republic of Ireland manager Mick McCarthy will hand over the reins to Dundalk boss Stephen Kenny in 2020.
Ajax stars Frenkie de Jong and Matthijs de Ligt played down the praise their impressive performances for club and country have attracted.
With Manchester United's Romelu Lukaku in a goal-scoring drought, Jose Mourinho sought to provide assistance during the international break.
Jurgen Klopp and Maurizio Sarri both called for changes to be made to international scheduling after the latest domestic break.
Republic of Ireland were relegated in the Nations League under his leadership, but Martin O'Neill has indicated he will seek a new job.
Republic of Ireland were relegated in the Nations League, and Martin O'Neill has subsequently opted to step down as manager.