France's Laurent Koscielny took a swipe at Didier Deschamps while announcing his retirement from international football.
Kylian Mbappe, Antoine Griezmann and Luka Modric are among the Ballon d'Or favourites, but Benjamin Pavard is backing Raphael Varane.
Netherlands and AC Milan great Marco van Basten has announced he is to step down from his role at FIFA after two years.
Ahead of Friday's Nations League fixture, Zlatko Dalic was asked if Croatia were underestimated by the English at the World Cup.
Ex-Brazil manager Vanderlei Luxemburgo, who coached Real Madrid between 2004 and 2005 too, has backed Neymar to shine at the 2022 World Cup.
Joachim Low came in for criticism from Michael Ballack, but Toni Kroos has leapt to the defence of Germany's head coach.
The DFB kept faith in Joachim Low despite Germany's World Cup horror show, something that still surprises Michael Ballack.
Despite overseeing a disastrous World Cup campaign for Argentina, the team's former coach Jorge Sampaoli says he has no regrets.
Lionel Messi will be 35 at Qatar 2022 but former Argentina boss Jorge Sampaoli thinks he can still win the biggest prize in football.
David de Gea has not been named in the latest batch of Ballon d'Or nominees, which includes Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo.