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Euro 2020 draw: England get Croatia and France face Germany, Portugal in group of death

Posted Sunday, December 01, 2019 by Express.co.uk109 hits

Express Sport brings you live coverage from the Euro 2020 draw, where England are set to receive their fate in Group D. England and Wales will be happy Generally speaking, Gareth Southgate and Ryan Giggs will surely be pleased with that. England avoided France and Portugal, and have the chance to get one back on Croatia following defeat in the 2018 World Cup semi-final. It’s a bit frus...Full Story »

Bale saves Wales as Croatia draw keeps Euro 2020 dream alive

Posted Monday, October 14, 2019 by PA58 hits

Gareth Bale was Wales’ saviour again as Ryan Giggs’ side kept alive their Euro 2020 qualifying hopes with a 1-1 draw against Croatia in Cardiff.Bale struck in first-half stoppage time – his 33rd goal extending his own Wales record – to cancel out Nikola Vlasic’s ninth-minute strike for the World Cup finalists.The draw leaves Wales’ qualifying destiny out ...Full Story »

Giggs views Croatia defeat as missed opportunity for Wales

Posted Sunday, June 09, 2019 by PA89 hits

Ryan Giggs described Wales’ Euro 2020 qualifying defeat to Croatia as “one that got away” after his side failed to take late chances in Osijek.Wales went down 2-1 in searing temperatures after the World Cup finalists had dominated the opening hour to lead through a James Lawrence own goal and an Ivan Perisic strike at the start of the second half.But Wales rallied in the final ...Full Story »

Wales feeling the heat as they lose out to Croatia

Posted Saturday, June 08, 2019 by PA85 hits

Wales suffered a Euro 2020 setback as Croatia beat them 2-1 on a scorching afternoon in Osijek.A 17th-minute James Lawrence own goal and an Ivan Perisic strike at the start of the second half sealed Wales’ fate on a day when Croatia were too hot to handle.Substitute David Brooks gave Wales a lifeline 13 minutes from time with a deflected drive and the Bournemouth forward almost e...Full Story »

England 2 - 1 Croatia: Kane comes up with a winner to seal Nations League Finals place

Posted Monday, November 19, 2018 by PA199 hits

Harry Kane ensured a year to cherish would end with a bang as England came from behind against World Cup semi-final foes Croatia to reach the inaugural Nations League Finals.Just 130 days after breaking English hearts in Moscow, Zlatko Dalic’s men looked set to prove the scourge of the Three Lions once more as Andrej Kramaric’s deflected effort left them staring down the barrel of re...Full Story »

England vs Croatia - Southgate expects thrilling clash against Croatia

Posted Sunday, November 18, 2018 by PA159 hits

Gareth Southgate is expecting a thrilling clash as ever-improving England look to overcome World Cup semi-final foes Croatia and reach the inaugural Nations League Finals.Wembley will play host to the countries’ third meeting in just 130 days in a fascinating winner-takes-all encounter on Sunday.Victory secures progress to next summer’s Nations League Finals and a semi-final spot, wh...Full Story »

Croatia 3 - 2 Spain: Jedvaj nets last-gasp winner as Croatia beat Spain to set up England showdown

Posted Friday, November 16, 2018 by PA144 hits

Tin Jedvaj’s stoppage-time strike earned Croatia a thrilling 3-2 victory over Spain in Zagreb to set up a winner takes all Nations League clash with England.Victory at Wembley on Sunday will earn Croatia a place in the inaugural finals of the tournament after the World Cup runners-up responded from two Spain equalisers.Andrej Kramaric put Croatia in front after 54 minutes, but Spain levell...Full Story »

Modric admits Croatia have dropped off since the World Cup

Posted Thursday, November 15, 2018 by PA85 hits

Croatia captain Luka Modric believes the team have suffered something of a World Cup hangover but he remains hopeful they can still qualify out of their UEFA Nations League group.The beaten finalists in Russia have taken just one point – a goalless draw against England – from their first two matches.Croatia will need to avenge their 6-0 thumping by Spain on Thursday and then beat Eng...Full Story »

Croatia coach Dalic: How you stop Barcelona star Messi...

Posted Friday, November 02, 2018 by Tribalfootball.com91 hits

Croatia coach Zlatko Dalic has spoken of how to stop Barcelona captain Leo Messi. Dalic had an important role in his team's win over Argentina at the World Cup. "For me, Leo Messi is the best player in the world and it showing it week after week," Dalic told Goal. “It's harder for Messi with Argentina than Barcelona and for that we tried to explain what we considered small weaknesses i...Full Story »

England fans forced to watch Croatia bore draw from hill after being BANNED from stadium

Posted Saturday, October 13, 2018 by Express.co.uk116 hits

England fans travelled to Croatia to watch the Three Lions despite being told to stay away (Image: GETTY) DETERMINED England fans were spotted at the UEFA Nations League showdown with Croatia in Rijeka despite being told to stay away from the ground. A group of supporters were snapped on a bank behind the stadium - and they might just have had the best view in the house. The raised area is in...Full Story »

Croatia 0 - 0 England: England held to draw on quiet evening in Croatia

Posted Saturday, October 13, 2018 by PA110 hits

England should have secured their first Nations League victory after Gareth Southgate’s men dealt with the quirks of playing behind closed doors and had the best chances against Croatia.Just 93 days after the Three Lions lost to Zlatko Dalic’s men in the World Cup semi-finals, the countries met in surroundings that could scarcely have been more different to July’s huge encounte...Full Story »

Croatia-England match in empty stadium will be 'strange environment' - Luka Modric

Posted Friday, October 12, 2018 by ESPN144 hits

RIJEKA, Croatia -- Luka Modric has admitted Croatia and England must overcome the "strange" atmosphere of facing each other in a stadium without supporters in Friday's UEFA Nations League clash in Rijeka. The hosts will serve the second game of a two-match UEFA punishment after a swastika symbol was bleached onto the pitch prior to the Euro 2016 qualifier against Italy in Split in Jun 2015. Wi...Full Story »

Croatia also criticise Cristiano Ronaldo's absence from FIFA gala

Posted Wednesday, September 26, 2018 by Marca.com143 hits

On Tuesday, the Croatian media were unanimous in their praise for their own Luka Modric for winning The Best award, and in criticising Cristiano Ronaldo for his absence from the ceremony. The 33-year-old received the award on Monday night and broke a decade of duopoly from Ronaldo and Lionel Messi in the individual awards. However, neither the Portuguese, who was a finalist for the award, no...Full Story »

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

Posted Wednesday, September 12, 2018 by PA120 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 PA151 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 PA130 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.com244 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 PA83 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 PA466 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.com164 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 »

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