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

1 month 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

1 month 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

1 month 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

1 month 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

1 month 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

1 month 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

1 month 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

1 month 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

1 month 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

1 month 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

1 month 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

1 month 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

1 month 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

1 month 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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NASCAR invites Fernando Alonso to race in Daytona 500

NASCAR invites Fernando Alonso to race in Daytona 500

With Fernando Alonso leaving Formula One at the end of the season, NASCAR has invited the Spaniard to join the fun at Daytona. Read more ...

Everything you need to know about the SEC before kickoff

Everything you need to know about the SEC before kickoff

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Bakayoko completes Milan loan move with €35m purchase option

Bakayoko completes Milan loan move with €35m purchase option

The France international midfielder, who has been deemed surplus to requirements by Chelsea, will spend the 2018-19 campaign in Serie A Read more ...

Eagles fan trolls Patriots with billboard near Gillette Stadium

Eagles fan trolls Patriots with billboard near Gillette Stadium

A Super Bowl victory wasn't enough. Gina Lewis, an Eagles fan from Western Massachusetts, spearheaded the ultimate jab at Pats' fans: a billboard. Read more ...

Giants rookie RB Barkley sits out practice

Giants rookie RB Barkley sits out practice

New York Giants rookie running back Saquon Barkley was a spectator at Tuesday's practice. Read more ...

DeVante Parker injury update: Dolphins WR has broken finger, report says

DeVante Parker injury update: Dolphins WR has broken finger, report says

Dolphins coach Adam Gase said Parker is unable to catch the ball and is in a week-to-week situation as he heals. Read more ...

Predators sign Ryan Ellis to massive 8-year, $50M contract

Predators sign Ryan Ellis to massive 8-year, $50M contract

Ellis has one year remaining on the five-year, $12.5 million contract he signed in 2014. Read more ...

Rookie LB Roquan Smith finally signs Bears contract

Rookie LB Roquan Smith finally signs Bears contract

Smith was holding out from his rookie contract due to some of the language that could have prohibited him from getting guaranteed money. Read more ...

Jets coach hammers Terrelle Pryor for revealing injury secret

Jets coach hammers Terrelle Pryor for revealing injury secret

Terrelle Pryor's days as a news-breaker may be over. After the Jets wide receiver revealed Monday that he broke his ankle in May - the extent of the injury had been unknown... Read more ...

Raiders' Penn off PUP list, shifts to right tackle

Raiders' Penn off PUP list, shifts to right tackle

Oakland Raiders offensive tackle Donald Penn was activated from the physically unable to perform list on Tuesday and participated in his first practice of training camp. Read more ...