France star Kylian Mbappe‘s goal in the World Cup final against Croatia was the most tweeted moment of the tournament, according to statistics released by Twitter.
Mbappe’s strike, France’s fourth in a 4-2 win, generated the most tweets per minute of any moment in the tournament, with Philippe Coutinho’s goal in extra time during Brazil’s match against Costa Rica in second place.
South Korea’s surprise 2-0 defeat of Germany landed at number three.
Thierry Henry has quit his job as a Sky Sports analyst to pursue a career as a football manager, and his former teammate Robert Pires believes the Frenchman is ready to be at the helm of a club.
Pires, who played alongside Henry at Arsenal and on the France national team, spoke glowingly about his fellow 1998 World Cup winner, who has been an assistant coach for Belgium since 2006.
“I think Thierry is ready to be a manager, because he loves football, he’s passionate. With Belgium, it was a great experience because he worked one month for Roberto Martinez and I think he learned a lot,” Pires said.
See what else Pires had to say on Henry’s coaching credentials in the video below.
Wayne Rooney did not want to be a “dead weight” at Everton and was happy to move Stateside, the new DC United striker said.
Rooney came off the bench to make his debut for the MLS side at the weekend and played a part in two goals as his new side beat the Vancouver Whitecaps 3-1.
England’s top goalscorer returned to Everton in July 2017, scoring 10 goals in 31 appearances over two seasons before heading to pastures new.
Speaking about the move, Rooney told BBC Sport: “Everton made it clear if there was an offer there, they would be happy for me to go.
“I understand they have brought a new manager in, got new staff, they obviously want to bring in players that manager wants.
“I said to them if that is what you want, I am not going to hang round and be a dead weight. I will go somewhere else and play.”
The 32-year-old signed a three-and-a-half-year contract to leave Everton and conclude a decorated career in England but he has joined a struggling team widely considered the worst in MLS.
Rooney’s decision to move came at a time when his status at Everton had become uncertain and when he had once expected to be involved with England at this summer’s World Cup.
Speaking when he signed for DC, he said: “Moving to America and MLS fulfils another career ambition for me.
“I have the hunger to be a success here and will give DC 100 per cent – as I have always done for every team I have ever played for.”
Everton appointed Marco Silva as manager, replacing Sam Allardyce, in May.