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Not World-beaters yet, but Asia shows improvement in Russia 2018

Not World-beaters yet, but Asia shows improvement in Russia 2018

While Japan stole the headlines with a near-miss against Belgium, South Korea and Iran also spearheaded a solid World Cup for Asia  While Japan going close to reaching the last eight and South Korea beating defending champions Germany stand out,...
France

Video: Looking back at a fine day for France who run rampant in Russia

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f-lEcHEHK_4 Despite dogged resistance and some fine play from Croatia, France came out on top to win a second World Cup trophy - our experts look at how Didier did it.....    
Didier Deschamps

Didier Deschamps joins football elite by guiding France to World Cup glory

From water-carrier to trophy-lifter - Didier Deschamps has joined an elite group to win a World Cup both as a player and coach Kashinath Bhattacharjee, Moscow A certain Napoleon Bonaparte took shelter in Moscow in 1812 with the intention of invading...
FIFA World Cup 2018

A Clasico spin in Russia to an intriguing World Cup final

After a month of football, the World Cup is down to two teams - and it will be strength, stamina and a bit of luck that divides France and Croatia  Kashinath Bhattacharjee, Moscow An ‘El Clasico’ at the World Cup...
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Why Luka Modric is now hot property for the Ballon d’Or

With a failure to launch at the World Cup for the big three of Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and Neymar, a Ballon d'Or spot has opened for Luka Modric  What’s up with this sudden ‘Luka Modric for Ballon d’Or’ fever...
Rakitic

Rakitic and ‘Grizou’ looking to lead their nations to World Cup glory

Two individually brilliant team-mates sacrificing their game for the team has seen Rakitic and Griezmann driving France and Croatia to the World Cup final  Kashinath Bhattacharjee, Moscow Ivan Rakitic was only ten when Croatia reached the semi-final in France in 1998...
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France v Croatia – the key World Cup match-ups

Whether France lift the World Cup for the second time, or Croatia make history with a first, everything will come down to a series of duels at the Luzhniki Stadium The World Cup 2018 comes down to this and it...
FIFA World Cup 2018

Video: Fantastic France or incredible Croatia?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sNqhz3gLAyc The World Cup final may look like an easy ride for France but Croatia has been proving everyone wrong throughout their run in Russia - our experts make their picks.....  
croatia

Croatia dreamt a bigger dream in fantastic push to World Cup final

England had a hope, Croatia had a dream...and a plan...and it was enough to put the Balkans into a famous World Cup final against France  Kashinath Bhattacharjee, Moscow England had the rarest opportunity of choosing their path to history. They fell...
Mario Mnadzukic

Video: Football is not coming home as England overcome by Croatia

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H8V1stlHr-A&feature=youtu.be It will be at least four more years of hurt as Croatia crush a fast start for England to move through to a famous final with France - our experts look back......
World Cup - Semi Final - France v Belgium

Video: France move forward and Ronaldo leaves Real Madrid behind

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5mYb21McM2E A double day of drama with France battling Belgium to reach the World Cup final and Cristiano Ronaldo leaving Real Madrid - here's a video special.....  
World Cup - Round of 16 - Belgium vs Japan

Neutral territory in Saint Petersburg as France battle back Belgium

Brazil's shock exit to Belgium was clear in Saint Petersburg with more fans following a samba beat than the Europeans in the semi-final clash against France Kashinath Bhattacharjee, Saint Petersburg The World Cup is of the fans, for the fans and...
Head coach Gareth Southgate of England celebrates victory

England’s unlikely hero Gareth Southgate ushers in new era

Previously infamous for being part of England's past failure, Gareth Southgate has grown into a figurehead of a bright new era for the Three Lions  Were it not for a pint of wine and some undercover reporters, England would likely...
henry

Thierry Henry is talk of town as France face Belgium in World Cup semi

Despite France and Belgium having some of the world's best players, the big talk ahead of Tuesday's World Cup semi-final was an assistant coach  Kashinath Bhattacharjee, Saint Petersburg France appears to be more concerned over whether Thierry Henry will sing the...
FIFA World Cup 2018

Video: Who will be in the World Cup final?

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CA7WA-uzwHQ France or Belgium? England or Croatia? Our experts predict about the World Cup semi-finals.
Sochi's Riviera saw the fall of the 2018 Russian Revolution

Sochi’s Riviera saw the fall of the 2018 Russian Revolution

From expecting a group stage knock-out to being just one kick from the semi-finals, Russian fans saw a true World Cup revolution in a month of madness Kashinath Bhattacharjee, Sochi The Fisht Stadium faces the Black Sea. Cross the road and...
luka-modric

World Cup quarter-final winners and losers: Super Luka and a rolling Neymar

While a Croatian became the best midfielder in the world, a Brazilian's star fell to miss out on the Ballon d'Or race - here's the World Cup quarter-final winners and losers  WINNERS Luka Modric Simply the best midfielder in the world. And...
Luka Modric

Video: Football takes another step home as Russia runs out of luck

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nNCs8x4-iC4 England and Croatia set up a semifinal clash that neither set of fans would have expected as both teams moved through the quarters in very different ways....
Russians confident that World Cup journey does not end with Croatia

Russians confident that World Cup journey does not end with Croatia

Russia's World Cup plan of grit, determination and confidence has gotten the team to the quarter-finals. Stanislav Cherchesov says that this is not the end Tite’s meet-the-press moments are very jovial affairs. A cordial homely atmosphere surrounds the Brazil boss. He...
Eden Hazard

Video: Bye Bye Brazil and Vive La France

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VqqC0B_qbY0 The quarter-finals of the World Cup delivered a double blow to South America with an early exit for Brazil and Uruguay to set up a semi-final of neighbours......

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