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Croatia’s president hopeful national team advances to FIFA World Cup semis

Croatia’s president hopeful national team advances to FIFA World Cup semis

Nicknamed "the Fiery Ones", that team has stood as an example to their successors ever since. Another contentious point has come from Daily Telegraph revelations that FIFA has been covering up offensive incidents from Croatian supporters, letting the Croatian Football Federation off with a warning for the display of "political/discriminatory banners" after a match with Nigeria, a disciplinary sanction considered too lenient. Consulte Mais Informação

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Croatia 'role model' Luka Modric backed for Ballon d'Or by Davor Suker

Croatia 'role model' Luka Modric backed for Ballon d'Or by Davor Suker

World Cup semi-finals England - Croatia will be held on July 11 in Moscow. England have for long desired to be at this stage. These two have looked the best two teams in the tournament. "It is after all the semi-final of the World Cup". It's great. You see the atmosphere back home. It promises to be an epic battle when Croatian experience takes on English youth. Consulte Mais Informação

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Federer, Nadal close in on dream final

Federer, Nadal close in on dream final

As the fifth set became as much a test of mental strength as anything, from 4-all to 6-all to 8-all to 10-all, Anderson was as steady as he needed to be. He had headed to London on the back of some commendable performances at Rome Masters and more recently, Queen's where he reached the final. "It's not like I would have remembered exactly how it would have felt", he said. Consulte Mais Informação

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Zlatko Dalic says Croatia's World Cup progress is no surprise

Southgate's England take on Croatia in the semi-final in Moscow, having beaten Sweden 2-0 in the last eight in Samara. " Football's Coming Home , as a song, I couldn't listen to it for 20 years, frankly". Southgate, though, says his side have not even begun to realise their potential. "Sometimes, you have to go through hard times and failures to learn and improve", he said. Consulte Mais Informação

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Justin Timberlake will show England-Croatia game at London arena before concert

Justin Timberlake will show England-Croatia game at London arena before concert

We go 1-0 down, in danger of going home. Southgate said he was convinced that win or lose on Wednesday, his team have a bright future after decades of English under-achievement on the worldwide stage. It was a painful defeat for Belgium , foiled at the semi-final for the second time in their history, as the clock ticks on their so-called "golden generation" of players. Consulte Mais Informação

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Xherdan Shaqiri: Liverpool in talks to sign Stoke midfielder

Xherdan Shaqiri: Liverpool in talks to sign Stoke midfielder

Shaqiri does have a release clause but the exact details are unknown at this stage, though the fee is believed to be higher than the widely reported £12m. The Swiss worldwide will leave relegated Stoke City this summer, this much we knew already. According to the Daily Mail , Liverpool's potential move for Shaqiri and Stoke's interest in Wilson are not linked in the slightest. Consulte Mais Informação

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Chelsea and Roma ‘both interested’ in signing Kasper Schmeichel

Chelsea and Roma ‘both interested’ in signing Kasper Schmeichel

And Courtois will hope to continue that good form and help Belgium to a World Cup success. "My children live in Madrid and for me it is important for them to be close to me so I want to do something to be able to see them more regularly". "The only thing I've always said is that after the World Cup I look at everything". And Courtois has re-iterated the importance of being close to his children , though he has no problems with his life in London. Consulte Mais Informação

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Gareth Southgate defends Raheem Sterling ahead of…

Gareth Southgate defends Raheem Sterling ahead of…

Everyone is talking about Raheem Sterling right now. Sterling has yet to score at this World Cup and a BBC fans' poll has rated him the worst England player in each of the four games in which he has appeared. "I wouldn't say there are any glaring weaknesses (in England's team) since they are in the semi-finals, that says it all". Despite excelling at Manchester City this season, scoring 23 goals in all competitions, the 23-year-old has come in for criticism for his displays in ... Consulte Mais Informação

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England fans' hilarious memes moaning about work before semi-final

England fans' hilarious memes moaning about work before semi-final

A huge England flag has been painted on the side of a bus as Reading gets behind the boys in Russian Federation ahead of the World Cup semi-final. "I'm very proud of their mentality as well because I know it's not just that you are playing at a high level that you are going to score goals but with our state of mind we can climb mountains and that's what we've done so far". Consulte Mais Informação

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Zaman fires Pakistan past Australia in Tri-Series final

Zaman fires Pakistan past Australia in Tri-Series final

The two sides having reached the decider ahead of hosts Zimbabwe , Pakistan fought back from a slow start with the ball to restrict an initially rampant Australia to the nevertheless daunting total of 183-8 at Harare Sports Club. Finch, Australia's new T20I skipper, had a remarkable series in Zimbabwe , with scores of 68 not out, 172 - the highest individual score in T20Is - 16, 3 and 47, rising from fourth spot to the top. Consulte Mais Informação

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