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‘Croatia Have Been Underestimated’, Says Dalic Ahead Of Semifinal Clash Against England

Dalic's side earned a semifinal berth by beating Russia on penalties while England progressed with a 2-0 win over Sweden.

France Marches To Moscow For World Cup 2018 Grand Final Showdown

Umtiti took advantage of a lapse in defence to nod the ball past Thibaut Courtois via a slight deflection to give them a win in a tight but entertaining game

World Cup 2018: Umtiti Heads France To Final, Martinez Laments Lacklustre Belgium Performance

France will play Sunday's final, while Belgium will play in the game for third and fourth place on Saturday.

Brazil World Cup Exit Is ‘Saddest Moment’ Of Career: Neymar

The five-time world champions and tournament favourites exited football's showpiece event after a 2-1 quarterfinal loss to Belgium on Friday.

Is It Coming Home? British Press Daring To Dream After Semi-Final Win Against Sweden

"The 30 years of hurt" since England's only World Cup win in 1966 have now grown to 52 years, but the feeling is back: something that didn't look likely not so long ago.

World Cup 2018: The 4 Shining Stars Of This Tournament

They have impressed audiences with their great skills, superb goals and have shown the world that they are the future stars.

‘France Were The Better Team’, Admits Uruguay Coach Tabarez After Loss In World Cup...

The 71-year-old, who has been Uruguay's coach since 2006, would not be drawn on whether he would continue in the role.

Brazil’s Own Goal Helps Belgium To Semifinal In Epic World Cup 2018 Clash

This was their fifth encounter. Last time when Brazil and Belgium faced each other at the 2002 World Cup, the Red Devils were beaten 0-2.

Brazil Legend Ronaldo Backs Tite After Shock Loss To Belgium In World Cup 2018

Tite took charge of Brazil in June 2016, with the team languishing in sixth place in the World Cup's South American qualifying group.

Three Lions Fan Sweden Coach Andersson Seeks Team Unity Ahead Of England Clash

Sweden's presence in the last eight of the World Cup may surprise some, but people should remember that Andersson's team finished ahead of the Netherlands in qualifying

Croatia Will Win The World Cup: Blazevic

It all changed last week after dramatic penalty shoot-out victory over Denmark. They will play hosts Russia on Saturday for a semifinal place.

Brazil Coach Calls On His Players To Be ‘Mentally Fit’ Ahead Of Belgium Clash

Brazil have won five World Cup titles, but Belgium are the tournament's top goal scorers so far.

Always Expect The Unexpected In World Cup

As Germany might attest, this World Cup has reminded us of football's ephemeral nature. Great teams come and go. Players too. We have to enjoy them while we can.

Russia Eliminate Spain On Penalties, Advances To The Final 8 In World Cup

Both sides seemed content to let the match go into extra time as Spain knocked the ball around with little intensity.

‘The Cruelty Of Football’ Says Denmark Coach After World Cup Loss Against Croatia

Denmark lost to Croatia 3-2 in a thrilling penalty shoot-out after an rather even match with the two sides tied 1-1 after extra time.

One Likely Winner Of The World Cup? Putin

Whoever emerges as the final victor, the World Cup will probably go down as another political win for Vladimir Putin

And It Was Yellow: Mascherano’s ‘Coldplay’ Sets New World Cup Record

Even if Argentina had progressed into the last 8 of the World Cup, Mascherano would not have been able to play because of suspension after seeing his second yellow card

Portugal Bid Farewell To Their World Cup Race In Russia With Sorrow And Pride

In the game Portugal did blow up their chance once, when Ronaldo missed out on a penalty. But this didn't eclipse his efforts and determination in his fourth World Cup trip.

World Cup 2018: Uruguayan Press Highlight National Team’s ‘Hard-Fought’ Victory Against Portugal

La Celeste, a name given to the team due to their shirts' light blue colour, displayed the art of defense at the Fisht Olympic Stadium in Sochi

Mascherano Retires From National Team After World Cup Elimination

Mascherano admitted that France were the better team over the 90 minutes and said the defeat in Kazan had "shattered the illusion."

Argentine President Thanks Players After World Cup Defeat To France

France prevailed 4-3 in Saturday's exciting game with a penalty converted by Antoine Griezmann, glorious volley from Benjamin Pavard and two goals from Kylian Mbappe sealed the game for Les Bleus.

Spain Coach Lopetegui Keeps Preliminary 35-Man World Cup List Secret

Spain coach Julien Lopetegui will send a preliminary list of 35 players for the World Cup to FIFA on Monday, before reducing that to the definitive list of 23 after the end of the season.

Why Cities Are Becoming Reluctant To Host The World Cup And Other Big Events

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Coutinho, Jesus To Shine At World Cup, Says Neymar

Neymar has predicted that Barcelona midfielder Philippe Coutinho and Manchester City striker Gabriel Jesus will be Brazil's shining lights during the World Cup in Russia. In an interview published by Brazilian news service Globo Esporte...