World Cup 2018: Liverpool star, Lovren reveals why France defeated Croatia

World Cup 2018: Liverpool star, Lovren reveals why France defeated Croatia

Croatia and Liverpool defender, Dejan Lovren has slammed France for their style of play after Les Blues claimed a 4-2 victory in Sunday’s World Cup final in Moscow. The French team had an own goal and a penalty to thank for taking a lead into the half-time break, and the game was put out of sight when Paul Pogba and Kylian Mbappe both netted after the restart. Lovren felt France were overly reliant on ‘counter-attack’…

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World Cup 2018: Presidency reacts to France winning tournament

World Cup 2018: Presidency reacts to France winning tournament

President Muhammadu Buhari’s Personal Assistant on New Media, Ahmad Bashir has reacted to France’s victory at the FIFA World Cup in Russia. France emerged winner of the 21st FIFA World Cup in Russia after defeating Croatia 4-2 in a keenly contested match. Reacting to the match, Bashir congratulated the French side for their victory. In a tweet, Bashir wrote: “The #WorldCup is over, all focus now on #Qatar2022, Super Eagles of #NGA please prepare well….

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World Cup 2018: Mourinho speaks on Mario Mandzukic

World Cup 2018: Mourinho speaks on Mario Mandzukic

Manchester United manager, Jose Mourinho, has hailed Croatia’s World Cup hero, Mario Mandzukic. The 32-year-old Juventus striker, netted the winner in extra-time last night to knock England out of the 2018 World Cup in Russia. It means that Croatia will be meeting France in the final on Sunday (4 pm). Mandzukic took advantage as England’s back four fell asleep to put Croatia ahead in the 109th minute. England failed to create any clear-cut chances after…

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World Cup 2018: Semi-final results, third place play-off, finals fixture, date, time

World Cup 2018: Semi-final results, third place play-off, finals fixture, date, time

Following the conclusion of two matches in the semi-final at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia on Wednesday, below are the final results: FT: France 1-0 Belgium FT: England 1-2 Croatia The losers in the semi-final would head for a third place match, which gets underway on Saturday at the Saint Petersburg Stadium, with Belgium taking on England. Below are the dates and time for the third place play-off, finals fixtures: Belgium vs England…

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World Cup 2018: England players punished

World Cup 2018: England players punished

The Football Association has been fined 70,000 Swiss francs (£53,211), after three England players wore “unauthorised” socks at the World Cup. Tottenham Hotspur duo of Dele Alli, Eric Dier and Manchester City forward Raheem Sterling, have been wearing the Devon-made Trusox over their official Nike socks and have ignored a FIFA warning to stop doing so. In a statement published on its website on Wednesday, FIFA stated that it was fining the FA for “breaching…

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World Cup 2018: Modric reveals what English journalists did to Croatia

World Cup 2018: Modric reveals what English journalists did to Croatia

Croatian captain, Luka Modric has revealed what English media pundits did to his side ahead of their victory against England on Wednesday. Modric starred as Croatia came from behind to knock England out at the semi-final stage of the 2018 World Cup in Russia. Kieran Trippier had put the Three Lions ahead in the fifth minute goals from Ivan Perisic and Mario Mandzukic’s strike in extra-time sealed it as Croatia played an additional 30 minutes…

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World Cup 2018: It hurts, we could have done better – Kane speaks on Croatia defeat

World Cup 2018: It hurts, we could have done better – Kane speaks on Croatia defeat

England captain, Harry Kane has described how they felt after falling to Croatia in the World Cup second semi-finals on Wednesday. Kane admitted that there were some stuff they failed to do better in the game, leading to their defeat. England will now face Belgium for the second time in the tournament, for the third place match. England gave away their first half lead as Croatia bounced back to record a 2-1 win and set…

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World Cup 2018: Dalic reacts to Croatia’s victory, speaks on revenge against France

World Cup 2018: Dalic reacts to Croatia’s victory, speaks on revenge against France

Croatia coach, Zlatko Dalic has reacted to his team’s 2-1 success against England in the 2018 World Cup semi-finals on Wednesday. The manager said he was delighted that his team reached the final of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia after losing out in the semi-finals two decades ago during edition of the tournament hosted by France. Croatia qualified for their first ever final in their fifth appearance at the World Cup finals. He…

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World Cup 2018: Russia vs Croatia: Team news, injuries, possible lineups

World Cup 2018: Russia vs Croatia: Team news, injuries, possible lineups

Russia will on Saturday night clash with Croatia in the 2018 FIFA World Cup quarter-final fixtures at the Fisht Stadium. The hosts head into the game following a 4-3 penalty-shootout victory over Spain in the round of 16 on Sunday. Russia coach, Stanislav Cherchesov changed his preferred line-up in the round of 16 encounter against the la Rojo. Cherchesov will likely switch to playing four at the back, however, and try to play more with…

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Nigeria vs Croatia: What Argentina’s 1-1 draw with Iceland means for Super Eagles

Nigeria vs Croatia: What Argentina’s 1-1 draw with Iceland means for Super Eagles

The biggest shock yet of the ongoing World Cup in Russia happened on Saturday when lowly Iceland held Argentina to a 1-1 draw in the first Group D match of the competition. It all began well for the Argentines with Sergio Aguero firing in the opening goal. But Iceland levelled only four minutes later as Alfred Finnbogason’s volley prodded into an empty net following a defensive mix-up. Lionel Messi failed to restore his team’s lead…

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