With a population of just over four million, Croatia punched considerably above their weight to reach the final, going down gallantly at Moscow’s Luzhniki Stadium.
Jul 16, 2018, 18:50 PM IST
England enjoyed their best World Cup performance in 28 years under Southgate’s leadership.Jul 16, 2018, 17:57 PM IST
The victory has created a sense of national unity, with commentators playing up the fact the squad, the second-youngest in the competition, includes many with central and north African heritage, even if all but two were born in France.
Jul 16, 2018, 16:48 PM IST
France lifted their second ever World Cup, concluding the month-long extravaganza after they beat Croatia 4-2 at the Luzhniki stadium in Russia.Jul 16, 2018, 00:05 AM IST
Croatia dominated possession in the first-half but conceded goals off set-pieces before Paul Pogba and Kylian Mbappe fired stunning goals in the second-half to seal the match for France.
Jul 15, 2018, 20:13 PM IST
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Thomas Meunier’s goal in the fourth minute put Belgium ahead early before Eden Hazard put an end to the English hopes with a sublime finish in the 82nd minute.Jul 14, 2018, 19:23 PM IST
Both teams are in their second third-place match, Belgium having lost to France in 1986 and England to Italy four years later.
Jul 14, 2018, 17:45 PM IST
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 the match for Croatia.Jul 11, 2018, 23:14 PM IST
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
The game is England’s first World Cup semi-final since the penalty shoot-out heartbreak against the then West Germany in 1990 in Italy.
Jul 11, 2018, 21:28 PM IST
Moscow`s Luzhniki Stadium, where the match is being played, has a capacity of 80,000, so a few thousand England supporters will find themselves heavily outnumbered by Croatian fans as well as Russians who are expected to be in the majority.Jul 11, 2018, 19:55 PM IST
Belgium showed a lot of heart and played an aggressive brand of football in the first semi-final of the FIFA World Cup 2018. In the end, it was a 51st minute goal that propelled the French into the title clash of the tournament.Jul 10, 2018, 23:12 PM IST
Saturday`s 2-0 victory over Sweden took manager Gareth Southgate`s team into a World Cup semi-final for the first time in 28 years.
Jul 10, 2018, 20:27 PM IST
England qualified for the semi-final for the first time since 1990 while Croatia, on the other hand, appear in their second-ever World Cup last four game.
Jul 10, 2018, 18:24 PM IST
The tweaks worked a treat as Belgium neutralised Brazil`s midfield while allowing Lukaku and Eden Hazard to get beyond their full backs.Jul 10, 2018, 11:13 AM IST
England’s last appearance in the last four was in 1990 when they lost to West Germany in a penalty shootout while eight years later, in their first World Cup as an independent nation, Croatia lost to hosts France.
Jul 09, 2018, 22:08 PM IST
The European countries have met twice in the tournament, with France getting the better of Belgium on both the occasions.Jul 09, 2018, 19:17 PM IST
It will be only the second semi-final appearance for Belgium, but for France, it is a sixth.
Jul 09, 2018, 17:42 PM IST
France, Belgium, England and Croatia are the four semi-finalists of FIFA World Cup 2018, a lineup that signals a shift in the football power equation. In a historic first of sorts, the tournament in Russia does not feature even one of the powerhouses of football - Brazil, Germany and Argentina - in the semifinals.Jul 08, 2018, 03:08 AM IST