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#Croatia

# croatia-soccer - Tuesday 19 March, 2019

'We are on course to win a European Championship or World Cup in the next 8 years'

Harry Redknapp is excited by the potential of England’s youngsters.

# croatia-soccer - Tuesday 4 December, 2018

The story of how a Croatian war child became the 2018 Ballon d'Or winner

The star-studded Paris ceremony could hardly be further removed from Luka Modric’s early years.

# croatia-soccer - Monday 3 December, 2018

Modric cleared of perjury charges in Croatian corruption trial

The ruling, which closes the case, comes as the Real Madrid star is hoping to be awarded the 2018 Ballon d’Or in Paris on Monday.

# croatia-soccer - Thursday 8 November, 2018

Southgate defends Rooney selection and Wilson gets call-up ahead of England ties with USA and Croatia

‘It is a small way of appreciating what he has given to his country.’

# croatia-soccer - Friday 12 October, 2018

England rue Rashford misses in behind-closed-doors Croatia stalemate

Gareth Southgate’s men were frustrated in Rijeka as they fired blanks against the World Cup finalists.

# croatia-soccer - Wednesday 10 October, 2018

'It is not fair': Why Croatia v England is being played behind closed doors

The World Cup semi-finalists meet again on Friday night.

# croatia-soccer - Tuesday 11 September, 2018

Spain have seven shots on target, trounce World Cup finalists Croatia 6-0

Marco Asensio grabbed a goal and forced four others in the Nations League clash in Elche.

# croatia-soccer - Sunday 12 August, 2018

'Punditry should be about tension' - Gary Neville on the infamous Roy Keane-Ian Wright argument

The ex-Man United star discusses one of the TV moments of the World Cup.

# croatia-soccer - Tuesday 7 August, 2018

Britain's TV watchdog will not launch investigation after viewer complaints about mocking of Roy Keane's accent

Ofcom said the exchange was intended “in good humour”.

# croatia-soccer - Sunday 22 July, 2018

Quiz: How well do you remember the 2018 World Cup?

Almost a week has passed since the tournament ended.

# croatia-soccer - Thursday 19 July, 2018

US host spars with French envoy over 'African-ness' of World Cup champs Controversy This post contains videos

US host spars with French envoy over 'African-ness' of World Cup champs

‘The Daily Show’ has drawn the ire of France’s ambassador to the US.

# croatia-soccer - Monday 16 July, 2018

After emulating Pele's feat, France's Mbappe says 'no sleep for me'

The 19-year-old was handed the best young player of the tournament award.

# croatia-soccer - Sunday 15 July, 2018

Paul Pogba, the €105 million wonderkid, shows the trait he is often accused of lacking - character Point To Prove This post contains videos

Paul Pogba, the €105 million wonderkid, shows the trait he is often accused of lacking - character

Since his record-breaking move to Manchester United, the France star has been faced with great expectations.

Party begins as delirious French revel in World Cup victory Joy

Party begins as delirious French revel in World Cup victory

Cheers rang out throughout the country for each of four goals in the final.

Consolation for Luka Modric as he wins World Cup Golden Ball

The Real Madrid star could not guide his side to victory in this afternoon’s World Cup final.

Pogba and Mbappe fire France to World Cup glory Champions This post contains videos

Pogba and Mbappe fire France to World Cup glory

Didier Deschamps’ men overcame Croatia 4-2.

Did the officials make the right call? Controversial VAR decision boosts France Have Your Say This post contains a poll This post contains videos

Did the officials make the right call? Controversial VAR decision boosts France

Croatia were left feeling hard done by in this afternoon’s World Cup final.

Here are all the goals from today's World Cup final Woe This post contains videos

Here are all the goals from today's World Cup final

A mishap meant France took an early lead, before Ivan Perisic equalised and Antoine Griezmann scored from the penalty spot.

'There are people of many different origins, that's what makes France so beautiful'

A wave of optimism has swept the nation ahead of today’s World Cup final.

'There are special days in life that will be remembered forever. Today is such a day'

Croatian red-and-white chequerboard patterns are everywhere today.

Is the World Cup still the biggest prize in football?

With the Premier League among other competitions more popular than ever, has the international game lost some of its allure?

# croatia-soccer - Saturday 14 July, 2018

With a lower population than the Republic of Ireland, how Croatia continue to defy the footballing odds

Experts say sporting success comes mostly in ball sports because they are cheaper to play.

# croatia-soccer - 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.

The emperor's new waistcoat? After darts and delirium, England's World Cup exit has familiar feel Analysis This post contains videos

The emperor's new waistcoat? After darts and delirium, England's World Cup exit has familiar feel

Gareth Southgate’s side suffered an extra-time semi-final loss to Croatia last night.

Croatia on fire after World Cup 'miracle' Joy

Croatia on fire after World Cup 'miracle'

It is a historic first World Cup final for the country of about four million people.

Poll: Who do you think will win the 2018 World Cup final? Have Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Who do you think will win the 2018 World Cup final?

France have a chance to emulate the heroics of their ’98 side, having beaten Belgium 1-0 on Tuesday.

# croatia-soccer - Wednesday 11 July, 2018

''If I'm Gareth Southgate, I'd have thought: 'Yes, we've got beaten'"

Harry Redknapp believes losing to Belgium was a great result for England as it put them on the easier side of the World Cup draw.

England 'have got some fast guys and a great manager'

Fabio Capello also highlighted Jordan Pickford as key to the Three Lions’ success.

# croatia-soccer - Tuesday 10 July, 2018

Sacked former Croatia international offered job and compensation by Ukraine

Ognjen Vukojevic was stripped of his role as an assistant in the team’s delegation in Russia.

Croatia World Cup success shifts spotlight from scandal

For the past few weeks Luka Modric’s side have been on everyone’s lips in the country of around four million people.

Poll: With four teams remaining, who do you think will win the World Cup? Have Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: With four teams remaining, who do you think will win the World Cup?

One of Belgium, France, England or Croatia will prevail on Sunday.

# croatia-soccer - Monday 9 July, 2018

'Three Lions' roars up charts as England prepare for World Cup semi It's Coming Home This post contains videos

'Three Lions' roars up charts as England prepare for World Cup semi

The song is one of the UK’s best-selling singles of all time.

Croatia star recalls 'great experience' in Premier League

Andrej Kramaric is hoping to start for Zlatko Dalic’s side in Moscow on Wednesday.

# croatia-soccer - Sunday 8 July, 2018

Power ranking the four World Cup semi-finalists

England, Croatia, Belgium and France are all still vying for the illustrious trophy.

# croatia-soccer - Saturday 7 July, 2018

Masterful Modric continues to show why he's one of the best players of his generation

The Real Madrid and Croatia star was the best player on the pitch in his side’s World Cup quarter-final tonight.

Croatia dump out hosts Russia to set up World Cup semi-final with England

A dramatic and enthralling encounter ultimately saw Zlatko Dalic’s men prevail 4-3 on penalties.

As it happened: Russia v Croatia, World Cup quarter-final

Russia took on Croatia for a place in the last four of the competition.

# croatia-soccer - 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.

# croatia-soccer - Friday 22 June, 2018

Around 400 Argentina football fans were left heartbroken in Temple Bar last night Disappointment This post contains videos

Around 400 Argentina football fans were left heartbroken in Temple Bar last night

Jorge Sampaoli’s side saw their World Cup hopes suffer a blow amid a loss to Croatia.

# croatia-soccer - Thursday 21 June, 2018

'The Argentina squad clouds Leo's brilliance. He is limited because the team doesn't gel'

“I’m very hurt by this defeat,” says Jorge Sampaoli, “but I probably didn’t set up my team in the right way.”

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