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Luis Enrique can find no fault in Spain’s thrashing of Croatia

Posted Wednesday, September 12, 2018 by PA18 hits

Luis Enrique could not fault Spain’s attitude as they produced a superb display to thrash World Cup finalists Croatia 6-0 in Elche.Marco Asensio scored one, saw another strike rebound off the crossbar and go in off the goalkeeper and set up three second-half goals as La Roja took firm control of Group A4 of the UEFA Nations League.After following up Saturday’s win against England at ...Full Story »

Spain 6 - 0 Croatia: Ruthless Spain thrash Croatia in Elche

Posted Wednesday, September 12, 2018 by PA42 hits

World Cup runners-up Croatia were thrashed 6-0 by Spain in their first competitive outing since their exploits in Russia.A line-up showing five changes from their 4-2 defeat to France in Moscow were swept aside in their opening game of the UEFA Nations League campaign.Saul and Marco Asensio scored before goalkeeper Lovre Kalinic put one in his own net, and the rout was completed in the second ha...Full Story »

Spain vs Croatia - Sergio Busquets seeks to set Spain back on winning path

Posted Tuesday, September 11, 2018 by PA27 hits

Sergio Busquets says Spain are fully focused on a new era under Luis Enrique following three successive disappointments at major tournaments.Experienced midfielder Busquets won the 2010 World Cup and Euro 2012 with his country but was also part of the squads which failed to progress past the last-16 stage at the past two World Cups and Euro 2016.New coach Enqriue, who replaced the sacked Julen L...Full Story »

France 4 Croatia 2: Pogba and Mbappe seal thrilling World Cup triumph

Posted Monday, July 16, 2018 by Goal.com134 hits

Didier Deschamps became the third man to win the World Cup as a player and a coach as Paul Pogba and Kylian Mbappe sealed glory for France. France's array of superstars came out to shine as Antoine Griezmann, Paul Pogba and Kylian Mbappe fired them to World Cup glory with an emphatic 4-2 win over Croatia Following a tournament packed with thrills and drama, the final at Moscow's Luzhniki Stadi...Full Story »

France win World Cup after beating Croatia in thrilling final

Posted Monday, July 16, 2018 by PA38 hits

France rode their luck before roaring past Croatia to win the World Cup for a second time as a thrilling tournament came to a fitting conclusion.All eyes were fixed on the Luzhniki Stadium for a showpiece finale that few could have predicted when this action-packed summer got under way in Russia.The clash brought goals, blunders and no little controversy as France eventually ran out 4-2 victors ...Full Story »

France vs Croatia - Deschamps tells France to postpone euphoria and focus on three Cs

Posted Sunday, July 15, 2018 by PA388 hits

France coach Didier Deschamps will tell his young side to focus on Croatia and three other Cs when they meet in Sunday’s World Cup final: calmness, confidence and concentration. Deschamps was France’s World Cup-winning captain in 1998 but experienced the disappointment of seeing his side lose on home turf in the final of the European Championship in 2016. Speaking to reporters on the...Full Story »

Rakitic: I'll get a forehead tattoo if Croatia win World Cup

Posted Saturday, July 14, 2018 by Goal.com93 hits

Ivan Rakitic has joked he will get a tattoo on his forehead if Croatia win the World Cup. Croatia take on France in their first ever World Cup final in Moscow on Sunday. Rakitic has been one of the star players for Zlatko Dalic's side, along with midfield partner Luka Modric. And Rakitic suggested he would mark Croatia's success in a special way if his team beat France. "On my forehead!" R...Full Story »

England Fan Who Has 'World Cup Winners' Tattoo Speaks Out After Loss To Croatia

Posted Friday, July 13, 2018 by sportbible.com99 hits

England lost the World Cup semi-final clash against Croatia last night, the nation was naturally disappointed but immensely proud. But a few of us woke up this morning thinking 'we wonder how disappointed Jamie Richardson is' - you know the bloke who had 'England 2018 World Cup Winners' tattooed on his stomach. Now, it would be easy for us all to blame him for the defeat - he definitely jinx...Full Story »

Croatia reaching World Cup final 'a miracle' - Mario Mandzukic

Posted Thursday, July 12, 2018 by ESPN113 hits

Mandzukic: Reaching World Cup final 'a miracle' Croatia hero Mario Mandzukic called reaching the World Cup final a "miracle" after his side beat England 2-1 in a dramatic semifinal on Wednesday. The Juventus forward scored the winner in the 109th minute to send the tiny country of just 4 million people to their first-ever World Cup final, and couldn't say enough about the historic achievement ...Full Story »

Croatia 2 England 1 (aet): Mandzukic strike sets up World Cup final with France

Posted Thursday, July 12, 2018 by Goal.com126 hits

Mario Mandzukic's extra-time strike completed an impressive turnaround as Croatia beat England 2-1 in Moscow to reach the World Cup final for the first time in their history. England made an electric start with Kieran Trippier's early goal and for a large period of the game looked good value to book their passage to the final for the first time since 1966, but Croatia somehow battled through ...Full Story »

England vs Croatia: Four key duels set to decide who reaches the 2018 World Cup final

Posted Wednesday, July 11, 2018 by squawka.com198 hits

England vs Croatia takes place tomorrow, as both teams vy for a spot in the final of the 2018 World Cup. For England, tomorrow is their first World Cup semi-final since 1990 and their second ever semi-final on foreign soil. Gareth Southgate has created an exciting young squad, built upon an attractive style of play and a fearless attitude rarely seen from English sides in international footbal...Full Story »

Gareth Southgate says England face toughest World Cup test against Croatia

Posted Wednesday, July 11, 2018 by Skysports.com116 hits

Gareth Southgate has taken England to their first World Cup semi-final in 28 years Gareth Southgate has warned that England's semi-final against Croatia will be his side's toughest test at the World Cup so far. The Three Lions' run to the final four has included victories in 90 minutes over Tunisia, Panama and Sweden, a penalty shootout win against Colombia, and a defeat to Belgium. England p...Full Story »

Croatia vs England - Zlatko Dalic wants to keep Croatia party going with World Cup win

Posted Wednesday, July 11, 2018 by PA307 hits

Croatia coach Zlatko Dalic believes victory over England on Wednesday would spark the biggest party in the country’s short history.Croatian players competed for Yugoslavia between 1945 and 1990 and the modern Croatian FA was not recognised by FIFA and UEFA until 1993. Five years later, the team achieved its greatest result, third at France 1998, and they are now back in the World Cup&rsquo...Full Story »

Croatia eliminated the host nation Russia from the World Cup on Saturday, and the doctor of the Russian team, Eduard Bezuglov, has admitted that the players used ammonia, but denied any accusations of

Posted Tuesday, July 10, 2018 by Marca.com129 hits

Croatia eliminated the host nation Russia from the World Cup on Saturday, and the doctor of the Russian team, Eduard Bezuglov, has admitted that the players used ammonia, but denied any accusations of doping. Concerns had been raised prior to the tournament given the recent history involving Russian athletes, and as the team exceeded expectations by reaching the quarter-finals those question ma...Full Story »

We stopped Messi and Eriksen, now we'll try to stop Kane - Croatia's Dalic

Posted Monday, July 09, 2018 by Goal.com118 hits

Defensive duo Domagoj Vida and Dejan Lovren will try to keep the England captain quiet after enjoying a fine World Cup to dateCroatia boss Zlatko Dalic is hoping his defence can repeat their heroics against Lionel Messi and Christian Eriksen when they face Harry Kane in the World Cup semi-final. Kane is two goals clear in the race for the Golden Boot , the England captain having fired the Thr...Full Story »

Russia 2 Croatia 2 (aet, 3-4 on penalties): Rakitic sets up England semi-final showdown

Posted Sunday, July 08, 2018 by Goal.com77 hits

Russia's unlikely run came to an end at the quarter-final stage as Croatia once again progressed via a shoot-out. Croatia reached the World Cup semi-finals for the second time in their history with Ivan Rakitic again the hero in a 4-3 penalty shoot-out victory over Russia. Rakitic slotted home the winning kick against Denmark in the last 16 and once again held his nerve to convert from the s...Full Story »

Croatia set up last-four clash with England after edging out hosts Russia

Posted Sunday, July 08, 2018 by PA53 hits

England will face Croatia in the World Cup semi-finals after Zlatko Dalic’s side beat hosts Russia 4-3 on penalties following a 2-2 draw in their last-eight match in Sochi.Ivan Rakitic converted the decisive spot-kick after Mario Fernandes, who had netted an equaliser for Russia with five minutes of extra-time remaining, hit his effort from 12 yards wide.Denis Cheryshev had put Russia in f...Full Story »

Russia vs Croatia - Putin’s support helps drive Russia on in World Cup

Posted Saturday, July 07, 2018 by PA296 hits

Russia coach Stanislav Cherchesov believes messages of support from president Vladimir Putin provide extra motivation for him and his players.Putin attended the team’s World Cup opening win against Saudi Arabia and although he has not been present at their other matches he has been keeping in touch with Cherchesov.“Putin has been calling me. He called me before the Spanish game (in t...Full Story »

Croatia 1 Denmark 1 (aet, 3-2 on penalties): Rakitic spares Modric blushes with winning spot-kick

Posted Monday, July 02, 2018 by Goal.com103 hits

Nicolai Jorgensen missed from the penalty spot as Denmark suffered a shoot-out defeat to Croatia, who had Ivan Rakitic to thank. Ivan Rakitic scored the winning penalty to spare Croatian blushes after Luka Modric had a spot-kick saved late in extra time, reaching the World Cup quarter-finals via the shoot-out following a 1-1 draw against Denmark. After saving from Modric, Denmark goalkeeper Ka...Full Story »

Iceland 1 Croatia 2: Perisic strikes late on to secure maximum points

Posted Wednesday, June 27, 2018 by Goal.com134 hits

Ivan Perisic scored late on to secure a hard-fought 2-1 victory for Croatia over Iceland in World Cup Group D. Ivan Perisic's late goal ensured Croatia topped World Cup Group D with maximum points as they knocked out a resilient Iceland with a 2-1 win in Rostov-on-Don. Gylfi Sigurdsson's 76th-minute penalty gave Iceland hope of mounting a comeback following Milan Badelj's opener, but Perisic...Full Story »

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