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Croatia at FIFA World Cup 2018 much more than Luka Modric magic

Croatia at FIFA World Cup 2018 much more than Luka Modric magic

While Modric may be a worthy contender for Footballer of the Year, his team`s quick switch in tactics during their World Cup semi-final against England shows that danger lurks around every corner

Jul 13, 2018, 14:47 PM IST
Belgium and England reluctantly meet for FIFA World Cup 2018 third place

Belgium and England reluctantly meet for FIFA World Cup 2018 third place

The two sides must pick themselves up and dust themselves down after suffering the crushing disappointment of semi-final defeats to play for the modest prize of third place in a fixture often

Jul 13, 2018, 14:10 PM IST
Messi or Ronaldo? Married for 14 years, couple files for divorce over debate

Messi or Ronaldo? Married for 14 years, couple files for divorce over debate

Fans of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi can be extremely passionate, boisterous and often fanatic. But not many would be ready to end years of marriage over what truly is football's biggest debate

Jul 13, 2018, 12:10 PM IST
Zlatko Dalic credits Croatia's FIFA World Cup 2018 run to team work and unity

Zlatko Dalic credits Croatia's FIFA World Cup 2018 run to team work and unity

Croatia’s fairytale run to the World Cup final is a footballing “miracle” built on a foundation of teamwork and unity which has seen them outlast sides reliant on brilliant individual talent, coach

Jul 13, 2018, 11:46 AM IST
Thomas Meunier says Belgium better than England, eyes FIFA World Cup 3rd place

Thomas Meunier says Belgium better than England, eyes FIFA World Cup 3rd place

The two countries meet in the third place playoff in St Petersburg on Saturday and the defender is expected to be back in the line-up after missing the 1-0 semi-final defeat by France on Tuesday

Jul 13, 2018, 11:32 AM IST
A to Z of FIFA World Cup 2018

A to Z of FIFA World Cup 2018

A-Z review of the 2018 World Cup.

Jul 13, 2018, 11:25 AM IST
Nike celebrates FIFA World Cup 2018 finalists

Nike celebrates FIFA World Cup 2018 finalists

The World Cup final on Sunday will not only be an all-European affair but an all-Nike match. For the first time in its history, the American sportswear manufacturer will be providing the kit for the

Jul 13, 2018, 11:19 AM IST
Despite progress, much work remains for coach Gareth Southgate and England's team

Despite progress, much work remains for coach Gareth Southgate and England's team

The 2-1 extra-time defeat to Croatia on Wednesday exposed the limitations of Southgate’s inexperienced side, weaknesses that were evident at other times in the tournament, but were often masked by

Jul 12, 2018, 17:28 PM IST
Croatia must draw on reserves for FIFA World Cup 2018 final against France

Croatia must draw on reserves for FIFA World Cup 2018 final against France

The fact remains, though, that on Sunday they will play the biggest match of their lives against a France side bursting with youth and vigour that has had a day more rest and played the equivalent of

Jul 12, 2018, 17:26 PM IST
Croatia defender Domagoj Vida apologise for Ukraine comments

Croatia defender Domagoj Vida apologise for Ukraine comments

Spectators at Wednesday’s match in Moscow booed and whistled the Croatia centre back, after a video posted online earlier in the week showed Vida, a former player with Ukrainian club side Dynamo Kiev

Jul 12, 2018, 16:06 PM IST
Croatia ready for France in FIFA World Cup 2018 final, says coach Zlatko Dalić

Croatia ready for France in FIFA World Cup 2018 final, says coach Zlatko Dalić

Croatia’s strength of character will serve them well in the World Cup final against France, their coach and players said after they came from behind for the third straight knockout match to beat

Jul 12, 2018, 12:27 PM IST
Croatia's tactical switch powers them into FIFA World Cup 2018 final

Croatia's tactical switch powers them into FIFA World Cup 2018 final

Croatia ruthlessly exposed England’s limitations in the second half of the World Cup semi-final on Wednesday as Zlatko Dalic’s side fought back to secure a famous 2-1 extra-time victory.

Jul 12, 2018, 12:16 PM IST
Gareth Southgate proud but England need to 'suffer' FIFA World Cup loss to Croatia

Gareth Southgate proud but England need to 'suffer' FIFA World Cup loss to Croatia

Southgate’s team made a fine start to their quest to become the first England side to reach the final in 52 years but faded in the second half before going down 2-1 to the Croatians after extra time

Jul 12, 2018, 10:40 AM IST
England fans crushed after FIFA World Cup ouster but hope for bright future

England fans crushed after FIFA World Cup ouster but hope for bright future

Despite taking the lead early in the first half on Wednesday, England suffered the familiar story of World Cup heartbreak as Croatia equalised in the second half and then claimed the winner in the

Jul 12, 2018, 10:37 AM IST
Mario Mandzukic calls Croatia lions, coach Zlatko Dalic terms FIFA World Cup semis win fantasy

Mario Mandzukic calls Croatia lions, coach Zlatko Dalic terms FIFA World Cup semis win fantasy

Croatia played like lions to beat England and reach the World Cup final on Wednesday, striker Mario Mandzukic said after scoring the winning goal, while coach Zlatko Dalic described the performance

Jul 12, 2018, 10:26 AM IST
Ecstatic Croatian fans celebrate FIFA World Cup semifinal win over England

Ecstatic Croatian fans celebrate FIFA World Cup semifinal win over England

Mario Mandzukic put Croatia ahead after scoring in Moscow’s Luzhniki stadium, giving the Balkan nation its first ever place in the finals in history, a result that surprised even some fans.

Jul 12, 2018, 10:25 AM IST
Mario Mandzukic secures Croatia passage into maiden FIFA World Cup final

Mario Mandzukic secures Croatia passage into maiden FIFA World Cup final

Croatia yet again showed their magnificent resilience to come from behind and beat England 2-1 on Wednesday as Mario Mandzukic’s extra-time goal sent them into their first World Cup final and a

Jul 12, 2018, 10:21 AM IST
Croatia dump England out of FIFA World Cup 2018, set up final date with France

Croatia dump England out of FIFA World Cup 2018, set up final date with France

Croatia reached the World Cup final for the first time after an extra-time goal from Mario Mandzukic gave them a 2-1 win over England in their semi-final.

Jul 12, 2018, 02:25 AM IST
FIFA World Cup 2018 semifinals: Croatia vs England - As it happened

FIFA World Cup 2018 semifinals: Croatia vs England - As it happened

England looked on course to book a spot in the title clash but Croatia equalised in the 68th minute to send the match into extra time. In the end, Mario Mandzukic's netted one at extra time to seal

Jul 11, 2018, 23:14 PM IST
World Cup dreams broken but Football unites Belgium

World Cup dreams broken but Football unites Belgium

Despite the disappointment, most of its 11 million people are happy Belgium did well, knocking out five-times champions Brazil last week.

Jul 11, 2018, 22:10 PM IST

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