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Even in defeat, England's fun, remarkable World Cup campaign restored their country's belief

7 monthes ago   |   By National Post

Rubber chickens, inflatable unicorns and Waistcoat Wednesday. Gareth Southgate said England would have fun at this World Cup and, with the fantastic achievement of reaching the semifinals, they have done that and more so.
Yes, they have enjoyed it, but by putting a smile on everyone's face when England are mentioned, they are being taken seriously again and they have achieved something that many thought had passed forever: they have reconnected with the fans and shown that the England team matter; that they can transcend sport and can, in a remarkable way, reunite.
It took an awful lot and...
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World Cup final: a triumph for Europe's clubs

World Cup final: a triumph for Europe's clubs

7 monthes ago   |   By UEFA

Which teams have the most players in the World Cup final? How many will be in the UEFA Champions League group stage?
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Pogba: France won't repeat Euro final mistakes

Pogba: France won't repeat Euro final mistakes

7 monthes ago   |   By ESPN

Paul Pogba admits that France expected to win the 2016 Euro final, but won't make that mistake in the World Cup final.
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Gareth Southgate got subsitutions, tactics wrong in World Cup defeat: ESPN FC panel

7 monthes ago   |   By ESPN FC

Gareth Southgate got his tactics and substitutions wrong in England's World Cup semifinal defeat to Croatia, according to ESPN FC pundits Craig Burley and Stuart Robson.
England were 1-0 up at half-time, heading toward their first World Cup final since 1966, but went on to lose 2-1 in extra time. In defeat, Southgate's side became the first team to lose a World Cup semifinal after leading at half-time.
"I was surprised by England's substitutions," Burley said. "They were like-for-like. It was...
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World Cup 2018: How England fans in Moscow reacted to semi-final against Croatia

7 monthes ago   |   By BBC

England fans in Moscow go from elation to heartbreak after being beaten 2-1 by Croatia in extra-time and miss out on a World Cup final.
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Neville suspects England striker Kane carried injury at World Cup

Neville suspects England striker Kane carried injury at World Cup

7 monthes ago   |   By Goal

The Tottenham striker's performances for England declined throughout the tournament, leading to speculation he may have been hurt
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Press Conference on the Closing Ceremony for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia 

Press Conference on the Closing Ceremony for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia 

7 monthes ago   |   By FIFA

Entertainers participating in the Closing Ceremony ahead of the Russia 2018 Final will speak to the media on 13 July at 14.00 local time.
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Photographer Bundled over by Croatian Players Reveals His Snaps

7 monthes ago   |   By Bleacher Report

Photographer Yuri Cortez had an up-close-and-personal experience shooting Croatia vs. England at the World Cup: He was knocked over during Mario Mandzukic's celebration of his extra-time goal...
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Your guide to the weekend's best sporting action

7 monthes ago   |   By The Irish Times

World Cup final, the Wimbledon finals, and the start of the Super 8s take centre stage
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Walker: Southgate makes you feel like the best player in the world

Walker: Southgate makes you feel like the best player in the world

7 monthes ago   |   By Goal

England lost to Croatia in their World Cup semi-final, but the Manchester City defender remains full of praise for his manager
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Thembi Kgatlana scores maiden goal as Dash beat Pride

7 monthes ago   |   By ESPN

Belgium's golden generation once again fall short as France are off to the World Cup final.
Thembi Kgatlana will hope that her first goal for Houston Dash in the National Women's Soccer League is the first of many, as the South Africa international looks to fulfill her potential in the toughest league in women's football.
Kgatlana netted a late third for the Dash as they beat a star-studded Orlando Pride, who feature the likes of Marta and Alex Morgan, 3-1 on Wednesday night. The win keeps the Dash's playoff hopes alive, as they're five points adrift from the critical fourth spot.
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Mourinho: England have reason to cry after coming close to World Cup final

7 monthes ago   |   By ESPN FC

How do the young Three Lions recover after missing the chance to make a World Cup final?
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho believes England "have a reason to cry" after Gareth Southgate's team came so close to reaching the World Cup final before falling to Croatia in a semifinal defeat.
England led after a superb Kieran Trippier free kick five minutes in but they were made pay for their failure to convert further chances by Ivan Perisic's second-half strike and Mario Mandzukic's extra-time winner.
While Mourinho lamented England's inability to grab a second to kill the game...
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Croatia's Domagoj Vida apologises for pro-Ukraine comments after World Cup semifinal win

7 monthes ago   |   By ESPN FC

Mario Mandzukic and Croatia completed their comeback in extra time, defeating England to advance to their first-ever World Cup final.
Mario Mandzukic and Croatia completed their comeback in extra time, defeating England to advance to their first-ever World Cup final.
Attention now turns towards the World Cup final as Croatia must find the legs to face France on Sunday.
The FC boys answer your latest questions on the aftermath of Croatia-England.
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...
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World Cup 2018 live: Croatia vs England build-up and latest news ahead of semi-final

7 monthes ago   |   By Yahoo Sports

LIVE: England vs Croatia, World Cup 2018: live score and latest updates England face Croatia for a place in the World Cup 2018 final on Wednesday night at 7pm BST All you need to know about England vs Croatia, including TV channel details and more
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