From the 4-2 World Cup final thriller to Cristiano Ronaldo’s new journey start with Juventus, down are some of the most trending stories in football today.

3. World’s greatest fan

France must have won the prestigious FIFA 2018 World Cup against Croatia, but a quick look through the Internet shows it is the latter’s President, Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic, and her “warm, comforting” hugs that have caught people’s attention.

Kitarovic, who wore the team’s jersey throughout the tournament, made news for her childlike excitement upon Croatia winning matches, her jubilant celebrations and now, her sincere hugs for players of not just Croatia but France’s football team as well.

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2. Cristiano Ronaldo medicals

Having agreed to move to the Serie A champions after nine years at Real Madrid, the Portuguese has been putting the finishing touches to the switch in Turin.

The striker agreed on terms last week over a €100 million (£88m/$117m); a move that shook the world in the middle of the World Cup. Under the deal, Ronaldo will receive a bumper €30 million (£26.5m/$35m) a season contract that will run for the next four years.

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1. New World sensation

Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are “handing over their crown” as the world’s best players to teenage France forward Kylian Mbappe, says former England defender Rio Ferdinand.

“He is the guy who will be standing up on that Ballon d’Or podium in years to come. Easy,” added former Manchester United Ferdinand.

Brazil legend Pele took to Twitter to praise France sensation Kylian Mbappe after the 19-year-old became only the second teenager ever to score in a World Cup final.

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