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World Cup catch-up: England's dream ends but fans are still singing

6 days ago   |   By BBC

Watch all the best action and funnies from day 23 of the 2018 World Cup.
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5 takeaways from the World Cup semi-finals

5 takeaways from the World Cup semi-finals

6 days ago   |   By TheScore

And then there were two. France and Croatia are into the World Cup final after brushing aside Belgium and England, respectively. Here, we look at five takeaways from a pair of tense semi-final encounters. Defence still wins championships It's an old trope, but it's hard to dismiss. France is off to a third World Cup final in 20 years, but not in the manner everyone expected from one of the pre-tournament favourites. Didier Deschamps brought the most exhilarating collection of attacking talent with him to Russia - and left plenty more of it at home - but it's Les Bleus' backline that has...
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The World Cup Tonight crew talks about Croatia vs England | 2018 FIFA World Cup™ Tonight

The World Cup Tonight crew talks about Croatia vs England | 2018 FIFA World Cup™ Tonight

6 days ago   |   By Fox Sports

Kate Abdo, Fernando Fiore, Colbi Jones, Tony Meola, Grant Wahl, Guus Hiddink Analyze the Croatia vs England Simi-Final match.
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Croatia can settle a 20-year-old score against France - Dalic

Croatia can settle a 20-year-old score against France - Dalic

6 days ago   |   By Goal

Les Bleus won their semi-final at the 1998 World Cup and the current manager said his team had a chance to avenge that defeat
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England vs Croatia - the definitive guide: Tactical breakdown, set-piece secrets and our World Cup match verdict

6 days ago   |   By Yahoo Sports

England are in a World Cup semi-final against a team they could quite realistically beat inside 90 minutes and the overwhelming feeling is one of excitement, not pressure or expectation. Croatia have been the surprise package of the tournament - wait - both Croatia and England have been the surprise packages of the tournament thus far with Luka Modric the standout individual player and Harry Kane the top goalscorer but only one team can make it through to the final. The difference is Andre Kramaric makes way for holding midfielder Marcelo Brosovic, freeing up Modric and Ivan Rakitic to...
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'He's given everything' - England boss Southgate defends Kane from semi-final criticism

'He's given everything' - England boss Southgate defends Kane from semi-final criticism

6 days ago   |   By Goal

The striker's performance in a 2-1 World Cup semi-final defeat to Croatia received criticism, but his manager believes he did all he could
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World Cup 2018: England boss Southgate has been majestic - Ferdinand

6 days ago   |   By BBC

Former England defender Rio Ferdinand praises Gareth Southgate for instilling an identity and philosophy that the national team previously lacked.
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World Cup 2018 semi-finals: prediction, teams and start times

6 days ago   |   By Yahoo Sports

The 2018 World Cup, one of the great tournaments of recent times, is entering its final few days with three European nations remaining in a tournament that has captured the imagination. The worrying thought about what we will do with ourselves once
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Belgium denied by 'small margins' in France defeat, says Martinez

Belgium denied by 'small margins' in France defeat, says Martinez

6 days ago   |   By Yahoo Sports

Belgium coach Roberto Martinez said luck was against his side as they fell short against France in the World Cup semi-final on Tuesday, losing 1-0 in Saint Petersburg as the 'golden generation' saw another chance slip away. A Samuel Umtiti header from a corner was the difference between the European neighbours, with Belgium enjoying most of the possession without managing to break down a superb French defence. "We had the ball and I think we have to give a lot of credit to France for the way they defended - they were very deep, they gave us a lot of respect in that way and yet we couldn't...
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Gareth Southgate proud of his side's World Cup showing

6 days ago   |   By The Irish Times

England boss believes lack of experience of making big decisions in big matches proved costly
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England captain Harry Kane 'gutted' to be knocked out by Croatia - but he could still win the golden boot

6 days ago   |   By Yahoo Sports

There will not be many Englishmen more gutted at the national team's 2018 FIFA World Cup semifinal loss, than captain Harry Kane and manager Gareth Southgate. In Wednesday's clash against Croatia, it was a case of delight to despair, as England threw away a 1-0 lead and allowed Croatia back into the game in the second half, before eventually getting knocked out of the tournament by Mario Mandžukić's killer blow in extra time. England striker Kane, who is the World Cup's top scorer with six goals so far, told ITV after the loss that the team was "gutted" as they "worked so hard." He said...
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England must make World Cup run the start of something big, not another false dawn

6 days ago   |   By ESPN FC

MOSCOW - For England, this was so much better than anyone could have possibly expected. But in the end, it wasn't enough.
That's the problem with progress. People will always want more and, having been within 22 minutes of playing in their first World Cup final since 1966, England must now prepare for a third-place playoff against Belgium in Saint Petersburg on Saturday, when they really wanted to be playing in Moscow 23 hours later.
Croatia, in the end, were simply too good and too streetwise...
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SC: What Southgate should have done differently

6 days ago   |   By ESPN FC

Stewart Robson and Ross Dyer talk what Gareth Southgate got wrong in England's World Cup loss against Croatia
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World Cup 2018: England are still a work in progress - Southgate after semi-final defeat to Croatia

6 days ago   |   By BBC

England manager Gareth Southgate is "incredibly proud" after his side's World Cup came to end with a semi-final defeat against Croatia, but insists the team are still a "work in progress".
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Stu Jackson says Kawhi's reported trade to Toronto is a ‘bad move and a very...

Stu Jackson says Kawhi's reported trade to Toronto is a ‘bad move and a very high risk'

Former NBA head coach Stu Jackson joins Nick Wright, Cris Carter and Jenna Wolfe on First Things First to reveal why he thinks the reported trade in the works of the San... Read more ...

Cris Carter critiques Toronto for how they handled the DeMar DeRozan trade

Cris Carter critiques Toronto for how they handled the DeMar DeRozan trade

In his reaction to the Toronto Raptors and San Antonio Spurs trade, Cris Carter critiques Toronto for how they handled the DeMar DeRozan situation, who was told he wouldn't be... Read more ...

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Liverpool agree £66m fee to sign Alisson from Roma

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The Brazilian goalkeeper is now due to hold talks over a move to Anfield as Jurgen Klopp closes in on a major summer signing Read more ...

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Revis, 33, ends his career with 29 interceptions, four forced fumbles and two sacks. Read more ...

Ken Rosenthal talks with AJ Hinch after the AL's thrilling win in the 2018...

Ken Rosenthal talks with AJ Hinch after the AL's thrilling win in the 2018 All-Star Game

AJ Hinch was impressed by his American League squad in their 8-6 win over the National League in the 2018 All-Star Game. Read more ...

Sarri just wants to have fun at Chelsea

Sarri just wants to have fun at Chelsea

New Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri wants to establish a fun atmosphere at the Premier League club in order to achieve his objectives. The 59-year-old Italian replaced... Read more ...

Bill Hancock talks College Football Playoff expansion and UCF

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ATLANTA - College Football Playoff executive director Bill Hancock answered the question before it could even be asked. "There is no talk about expansion..." Hancock said... Read more ...

Will World Cup stars shine at The Best?

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FIFA.com takes a look at players who won awards at Russia 2018 and how they might be in contention to bring home more individual accolades at The Best FIFA Football Awards in... Read more ...