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#Russia 2018

# russia-2018 - Sunday 15 July, 2018

World Cup winner Giroud ends tournament without a shot on target after 546 minutes

Olivier Giroud’s poor World Cup in front of goal continued in France’s 4-2 win against Croatia.

As it happened: France vs Croatia, World Cup final Liveblog This post contains a poll

As it happened: France vs Croatia, World Cup final

We went minute-by-minute as France and Croatia battled it out in Moscow’s Luzhniki Stadium for world football’s highest honour.

Southgate insists England have 'no illusions' after World Cup run

The England boss says this squad need to stay grounded.

# russia-2018 - Saturday 14 July, 2018

Three Lions taste defeat as Belgium round off World Cup campaign with third place

Goals from Thomas Meunier and Eden Hazard saw Roberto Martinez’s side earn a comfortable win.

As it happened: Belgium vs England, World Cup third place play-off

We went minute-by-minute as Belgium and England battled in Saint Petersburg vying for bronze.

# russia-2018 - Friday 13 July, 2018

Southgate urges England to maintain standards and win World Cup medal

After the heartbreak of Wednesday, England face Belgium in the third-place play-off tomorrow.

'If we stopped Messi, Eriksen and Kane, we can stop Mbappe and Griezmann too'

Croatia manager Zlatko Dalic is confident of his side’s chances in this weekend’s World Cup final against France.

# russia-2018 - Thursday 12 July, 2018

'Maybe England lacked respect', suggests Croatia coach Dalic

The Croatian boss feels England, or the English media, may have underestimated his side.

# russia-2018 - Wednesday 11 July, 2018

'You needed a reality check!': Roy Keane v Ian Wright in heated debate on ITV Tense This post contains videos

'You needed a reality check!': Roy Keane v Ian Wright in heated debate on ITV

The Ireland assistant manager said England got too carried away ahead of tonight’s semi-final against Croatia.

'We're gutted. It hurts, it hurts a lot and it's going to hurt for a while'

Harry Kane was left distraught as England bowed out of the World Cup at the semi-final stage.

Croatia break England hearts with extra-time goal to book World Cup final spot

Croatia rallied from a goal down to defeat Gareth Southgate’s side in the semi-final.

As it happened: England v Croatia, World Cup semi-final Liveblog This post contains a poll

As it happened: England v Croatia, World Cup semi-final

Could Gareth Southgate’s side book their place in Sunday’s final? We followed all the action from Moscow.

Pogba dedicates World Cup win to Thai football team who survived cave ordeal

France booked their place in the final last night, and the Manchester United midfielder took the opportunity to pay tribute to the 12 boys.

# russia-2018 - Tuesday 10 July, 2018

Martinez hails 'magnificent' Belgium effort despite World Cup semi-final exit

Despite a header from Samuel Umtiti sending France into the final, the Red Devils boss was happy with his team’s performance

As it happened: France vs Belgium, World Cup semi-final Liveblog This post contains a poll

As it happened: France vs Belgium, World Cup semi-final

We went minute-by-minute as France and Belgium clashed in in Saint Petersburg for a place in the World Cup final.

# russia-2018 - Monday 9 July, 2018

Wimbledon won't budge on traditional final start time despite World Cup clash

‘We are a tennis tournament but we are aware that there is something special going on elsewhere.’

Neville slams 'absolutely disgusting' criticism of Sterling by England fans

Neville is not happy with how the Man City forward has been treated by supporters and parts of the media.

# russia-2018 - Sunday 8 July, 2018

Brazil Football Federation condemns online racial abuse towards Fernandinho

The Man City player has been targeted following Brazil’s World Cup exit.

Croatia coach identifies Sterling as England's danger man

Not Harry Kane, who has scored six goals during England’s run to the semi-finals.

Giroud on Henry's Belgium-France dilemma: 'I’d have preferred him with us!'

The legendary French striker is part of Roberto Martinez’s coaching staff.

# russia-2018 - Saturday 7 July, 2018

Here are the times and dates for the 4 remaining World Cup matches Fyi

Here are the times and dates for the 4 remaining World Cup matches

The line-up for the semi-finals has been completed.

Neymar struggling to 'find the strength to play again' after saddest moment of his career

The Brazil star endured quarter-final heartache against Belgium on Friday night.

England through to World Cup semi-finals as headers from Maguire and Alli sink Swedes Three Lions This post contains videos

England through to World Cup semi-finals as headers from Maguire and Alli sink Swedes

Headers either side of half-time from Harry Maguire and Dele Alli saw England ease past Sweden on Saturday.

Watch: Another set-piece goal and Alli's header put England in World Cup dreamland It's Coming This post contains videos

Watch: Another set-piece goal and Alli's header put England in World Cup dreamland

Harry Maguire’s first-half goal set England on their way in Samara.

As it happened: Sweden vs England, World Cup quarter-final

We went minute-by-minute as England and Sweden clashed at the Samara Arena for a place in the World Cup semi-finals.

Sweden squad forced to evacuate hotel before England clash due to false fire alarm

Not the best start to the day for the Swedes.

'We'll be beaten from all sides': Coutinho expecting World Cup backlash

The Barcelona star is braced for a wave of criticism after Brazil’s latest World Cup failure.

'We don't turn up and waltz around': Southgate snaps back at England 'spoilt children' claims

Having been branded as “spoilt children” by their opponents, the England manager has moved to reject such criticism.

'Brazil didn't know what to do': De Bruyne hails 'beautiful' Belgium

Roberto Martinez’s side are into a World Cup semi-final.

# russia-2018 - Friday 6 July, 2018

France through to World Cup semi-finals as Uruguay keeper Muslera commits howler

Raphael Varane and Antoine Griezmann were on the scoresheet for Les Bleus in Nizhny Novgorod.

As it happened: Uruguay v France, World Cup quarter-final Liveblog This post contains a poll

As it happened: Uruguay v France, World Cup quarter-final

The first of the quarter-finals was down for decision, as Uruguay and France went head-to-head at the Nizhny Novgorod Arena.

# russia-2018 - Thursday 5 July, 2018

Hazard makes football beautiful, swoons Martinez

The Chelsea playmaker has been integral to Belgium’s run to the quarter-finals.

Southgate: England must make the most of World Cup draw

‘We might not have this opportunity again.’

# russia-2018 - Wednesday 4 July, 2018

Poll: Eight teams left in the race, but who do you now think will win the World Cup? Have Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Eight teams left in the race, but who do you now think will win the World Cup?

The quarter-finals take place on Friday and Saturday.

Vardy doubtful for England's World Cup quarter-final after last-minute penalty switch

The Leicester City striker came on as a substitute in the shootout win over Colombia, but he is struggling with a groin problem.

'We did not to deserve to lose, we have done more than England'

Colombia defender Yerry Mina said his side deserved a place in the World Cup quarter-finals.

# russia-2018 - Tuesday 3 July, 2018

As it happened: Colombia vs England, World Cup last 16 Liveblog This post contains a poll

As it happened: Colombia vs England, World Cup last 16

We went minute-by-minute as England and Colombia clashed at the Spartak Stadium.

Bundesliga star Forsberg on target as Sweden book World Cup quarter-final spot Knockout Stages This post contains videos

Bundesliga star Forsberg on target as Sweden book World Cup quarter-final spot

Emil Forsberg’s deflected strike was enough to seal Sweden’s passage into the last eight on Tuesday.

# russia-2018 - Sunday 1 July, 2018

Croatia prevail on penalties to book World Cup quarter-final spot as Danes exit

Croatia booked their place in the final eight on Sunday after beating Denmark in Nizhny Novgorod.

Iniesta announces international retirement following Spain's World Cup exit

After more than 130 caps and three major titles, including the 2010 World Cup, the former Barcelona midfielder has hung up his boots

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