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France win World Cup final in six-goal thriller against Croatia

FRANCE 4 (Mandzukic own goal 18’, Griezmann 38’, Pogba 59’, Mbappé 65’) CROATIA 2 (Perisic 28’, Mandzukic 69’) By Jacob Gaynor A youthful Les Bleus side has beaten Croatia 4-2 in Moscow to win football’s most prestigious prize for the second time, with Didier Deschamps becoming the third person to win the trophy as a […]

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The Final: France v Croatia – Live commentary

Welcome to live commentary of the World Cup final between France and Croatia. Our reporter Sam Burge will take you through the action from the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow.

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Super Mario Mandzukic strikes in extra time to send Croatia to first ever final

🇭🇷 Mario Mandžukić sends Croatia through to the final! ⚽💪 pic.twitter.com/Cjs2RR6tnn — UEFA Champions League (@ChampionsLeague) July 11, 2018 CROATIA 2 (Perisic 68’, Mandzukic 109’) ENGLAND 1 (Trippier 5’) By Daniel Heinrich A goal in the 20th minute of extra-time by striker Mario Mandzukic has put Croatia through to its first ever World Cup final […]

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Dramatic from start to finish as Croatia end Denmark’s cup in shootout

CROATIA 1 (Mandzukic 4’) DENMARK 1 (M. Jorgensen 1’) CROATIA WON 3-2 ON PENALTIES By Charlie Johns Croatia is through to the quarter-finals with a 3-2 penalty shootout win over Denmark after its keeper Danijel Subasic equalled a World Cup record by saving three spot kicks in the one match. The match also set a […]

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Croatia leave it late to break Iceland hearts with 2-1 win

Iceland 1 (G. Sigurdsson 76’p) Croatia 2 (Badelj 53’, Perisic 90’) By Daniel Heinrich Croatia has scored a 90th minute winner against Iceland to finish the group stage with three wins from three, and set up a round-of-16 clash with Denmark. Ivan Perisic’s strike just before full-time in Rostov secured the 2-1 win, and end […]

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Argentina face elimination after Croatian catastrophe

Argentina 0 Croatia 3 (Rebic 53’, Modric 80′, Rakitic 90+1’) By Jakob Gisik Argentina is on the brink of elimination from the 2018 FIFA World Cup after being thumped by Croatia 3-0 at the Nizhny Novgorod stadium. La Albiceleste must now beat Nigeria in their final group D match, and hope other results go their […]

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Croatian striker Nikola Kalinic axed from World Cup squad

ℹ Forward Nikola Kalinić to leave #CRO #WorldCup squad ➡ https://t.co/wtvNxgVZPp pic.twitter.com/ubmrNKBoJh — HNS | CFF (@HNS_CFF) June 18, 2018 By Daniel Heinrich Nikola Kalinic has been cut from Croatia’s World Cup squad after refusing to come on as a substitute against Nigeria on Sunday morning. Kalinic was asked by head coach Zlatko Dalic to […]

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Modric, Croatia edge past Nigeria 2-0

Croatia 2 (Etebo og 32’, Modric pen 71’) Nigeria 0 By Jakob Gisik A Luka Modric penalty and a first-half own goal were enough to give Croatia a 2-0 win over Nigeria in the Group D opener at Kaliningrad Stadium . The victory marks Croatia’s first opening game win at a World Cup since their […]

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Croatia

By Daniel Heinrich Team: Croatia Nickname: Vatreni (The Blazers) World Cup appearances:  4 (Finished 3rd in 1998) World Ranking: 20 Coach: Zlatko Dalić Captain: Luka Modrić Leading goal scorer: Mario Mandžukić (30) Most capped player: Luka Modrić (106) Qualification path to Russia: Croatia finished second behind Iceland in Group I of the European World Cup […]

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Getting Real About Illicit Drug Use at EDM Festivals

The electronic dance music (EDM) business, propelled by large scale music festivals, has grown to an estimated worth of $4.5 billion, […]

World XI – Jakob Gisik

Goalkeeper Hugo Lloris (France) Lloris edges out Golden Glove winner Thibaut Courtois as the starting goalkeeper. The French captain wasn’t […]

World XI – Vincent Smith-Koppie

Goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois (Belgium) Thibaut Courtois finished the World Cup with a tournament-high 27 saves including some special efforts in […]

World XI – Ben James

Goalkeeper – Kasper Schmeichel (Denmark) The main reason behind Denmark’s group stage survival, Kasper more than lived up to his […]

World XI – Michael Djordjieski

Goalkeeper – Jordan Pickford (England) The 24-year-old Everton shot stopper was immense for England throughout the tournament. Pickford arguably produced […]

World XI – Josh Knox

Goalkeeper – Guillermo Ochoa (Mexico) Ochoa only featured in the four matches but made a whopping 25 saves in the […]

World XI – Dominic Unwin

Goalkeeper – Jordan Pickford Gareth Southgate’s decision to leave veteran Joe Hart out of England’s squad paid off after Pickford […]