Soccer

Croatia takes down England in World Cup semis

4 monthes ago   |   By Yahoo Sports

In an overtime stunner, Croatia advanced over England with a 2-1 final score as it heads to a World Cup showdown with France, the country's first trip ever to the finals. Conway G. Gittens reports.
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France vs. Croatia: Mbappe makes French the firm favourites in World Cup final

France vs. Croatia: Mbappe makes French the firm favourites in World Cup final

4 monthes ago   |   By ESPN FC

Attention now turns towards the World Cup final as Croatia must find the legs to face France on Sunday.
MOSCOW - It is a World Cup final that few would have predicted at the start of Russia 2018, but France will face Croatia in Moscow's Luzhniki Stadium on Sunday with the chance to become world champions at stake for both sides.
Didier Deschamps, who captained France to World Cup glory in 1998, has seen his all-star team build momentum throughout the tournament and they go into the final as strong favourites to win.
But Croatia have displayed resolve, perseverance and quality to overcome...
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Belgium v England Betting Tips: Latest odds, team news, preview and predictions

Belgium v England Betting Tips: Latest odds, team news, preview and predictions

4 monthes ago   |   By Goal

With the Red Devils and Southgate's men both in high spirits, Al Hain-Cole expects a typically high-scoring World Cup third place play-off
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England boss Gareth Southgate: No team wants to play for third at World Cup

4 monthes ago   |   By ESPN

Mario Mandzukic and Croatia completed their comeback in extra time, defeating England to advance to their first-ever World Cup final.
ESPN's Charlie Gibson takes in all the action and fanfare in Moscow as England's World Cup journey comes to an end at the hands of Croatia.
England manager Gareth Southgate admitted that the World Cup third/fourth place playoff is a game no one wants to play in after his team lost 2-1 to Croatia in the semifinals in Russia.
The Three Lions had a dream start to their first semifinal since 1990, with Kieran Trippier netting from a free kick in the fifth...
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World Cup: FIFA wants broadcasters to show fewer images of attractive women at games

4 monthes ago   |   By Yahoo Sports

England soccer fans flocked to Ye Olde King's Head British pub in Santa Monica hours before kickoff of the semifinal of the 2018 World Cup. Sexism has been a bigger problem than racism at the World Cup in Russia, according to anti-discrimination experts advising FIFA, which wants fewer images of attractive women in World Cup stadiums shown on future broadcasts. FIFA diversity chief Federico Addiechi says soccer's world body will talk with national broadcasters and its own TV production team. The subject arose Wednesday in a review of FIFA's anti-discrimination program in Russia. Monitors...
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Croatia's Luka Modric criticises England's media as disrespectful

4 monthes ago   |   By ESPN FC

Free-Kick: Croatia advance to their first ever World Cup Final as Mandzukic puts an end to England's dream run
ESPN shows the agony and ecstasy of both England and Croatia in a sketch as Croatia advance on to the World Cup final.
Relive the best of Croatia's victory over against England in the World Cup semifinals in LEGO form.
Luka Modric accused the English media of underestimating Croatia after their 2-1 World Cup semifinal victory on Wednesday evening.
Kieran Trippier gave England an early lead only for Ivan Perisic to equalise in the 68th minute and Mario Mandzukic to score the winner...
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World Cup final sees Inter Milan and Bayern Munich dominate since 1982

4 monthes ago   |   By ESPN

ESPN shows the agony and ecstasy of both England and Croatia in a sketch as Croatia advance on to the World Cup final.
Inter Milan and Bayern Munich have had at least one player in the World Cup finals since 1982. A remarkable run - but here are the players.
Inter Milan 1982: Beppe Bergomi, Gabriele Oriali, Alessandro Altobelli 1986: Karl-Heinz Rummenigge 1990: Andrea Brehme, Jurgen Klinsmann, Lothar Matthaus 1994: Nicola Berti 1998: Youri Djorkaeff , Ronaldo 2002: Ronaldo 2006: Marco Materazzi 2010: Wesley Sneijder 2014:...
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2018 FIFA World Cup semi-finals: France beats Belgium

4 monthes ago   |   By Yahoo Sports

The 2018 FIFA World Cup is down to the final four teams. France will face off against Belgium in the first semi-final match Tuesday while England faces Croatia Wednesday. Each of those winners will play in the World Cup Final on Sunday. Neither Belgium nor Croatia has ever won the tournament. England has not been as far as the semi-finals since they last hosted the tournament in 1966. They were also champions that year. France has made it to the semi-finals in half of their last six World Cup appearances. They were runners-up to Italy in the 2006 World Cup hosted by Germany. They won the...
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Manchester United Reportedly Target World Cup Star Ante Rebic in Latest Rumours

4 monthes ago   |   By Bleacher Report

Manchester United are reportedly one of the clubs in pursuit of Eintracht Frankfurt winger and 2018 FIFA World Cup finalist Ante Rebic following a string of impressive performances for Croatia at the tournament in Russia...
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England is already in an amazing position for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar

4 monthes ago   |   By Yahoo Sports

Tens of millions of England fans' hopes were dashed on Wednesday, when the national team lost 2-1 against Croatia in the World Cup semifinals. It had been England's best performance in decades, and many had dared to dream that the team might even go on to win it - that football was coming home. Alas, it was not to be. But that cloud has a silver lining: The England team is already in a fantastic position for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. It's four years away, sure, and a lot can change in that time. But right now, the signs are all looking good. First, look at the team. The average age of...
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WORLD CUP KICKOFF: A Look at What's Ahead in the World Cup

4 monthes ago   |   By Yahoo Sports

Croatia's Mario Mandzukic, center, celebrates after scoring his side's second goal during the semifinal match between Croatia and England at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, July 11, 2018. The Associated Press MOSCOW - Here's a look at what's coming up at the World Cup, which is down to its last two matches: the third-place game Saturday in St. Petersburg between Belgium and England, and the final the following day in Moscow between France and Croatia: ELATION AND EXHAUSTION The Croats are headed to their first World Cup final ever, if they...
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England beaten by Croatia at World Cup: 'It's the what-ifs that hurt the most'

4 monthes ago   |   By BBC

England fans will be dwelling on moments frozen in time - and they will stick around, writes chief sports writer Tom Fordyce.
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Enforced Development Helps Give Europe a Grip on World Cup

4 monthes ago   |   By Yahoo Sports

Colombia's Radamel Falcao, left, vies for the ball with England's Eric Dier during the round of 16 match between Colombia and England at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Spartak Stadium, in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, July 3, 2018. The Associated Press By ROB HARRIS, AP Global Soccer Writer MOSCOW - Explaining Europe's stranglehold on the World Cup requires delving into a thick handbook of seemingly mind-numbing regulations. The eligibility requirements for clubs playing in Europe's elite club competitions go far beyond guidelines for stadiums, spectators and players at Champions League and...
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The Latest: Croatia Defender Demands Respect at World Cup

4 monthes ago   |   By Yahoo Sports

Croatia's Dejan Lovren, left, and England's Harry Kane challenge for the ball during the semifinal match between Croatia and England at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Luzhniki Stadium in, Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, July 11, 2018. The Associated Press MOSCOW - The Latest on Wednesday at the World Cup : 2 a.m. Croatia defender Dejan Lovren says people should show him more respect now he's going to play in a World Cup final. Lovren says "I deserve this" after Croatia's 2-1 extra-time win over England, and used an expletive to describe all he has been through. The Liverpool player was...
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