• Zlatko Dalic: Croatia have energy to exterminate England
Zlatko Dalic: Croatia have energy to exterminate England

The British Beer and Pub Association said 30 million extra pints have been sold during all of England's World Cup matches thus far. Zlatko Dalic's team meet the Three Lions in Wednesday's World Cup semi-final and Dejan Lovren is the only Croatian that could feature who current plies his trade in the Premier League.

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  • Kylian Mbappé and Paul Pogba ensure France are worthy World Cup winners
Kylian Mbappé and Paul Pogba ensure France are worthy World Cup winners

But apart from that 4-3 win, France have played like a Deschamps side, with the emphasis on defence. Croatia captain Luka Modric won the Golden Ball award for the World Cup's best player despite being on the losing side to France in a thrilling final in Moscow on Sunday.

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  • Southgate says communicating with Russian people was 'wonderful experience'
Southgate says communicating with Russian people was 'wonderful experience'

We feel we can get a lot better as a team and as a group. I couldn't ask for any more from the players. "The good thing is we've had really mature conversations about it and now we've got to build on the squad that went out to Russian Federation".

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  • World Cup final will take place the week before Christmas
World Cup final will take place the week before Christmas

Russia's World Cup organisers said on Saturday that the tournament had so far been a success and would help to improve the country's image overseas. He spoke of "very clear and positive" results of the VAR in the World Cup which ends on Sunday in the final between France and Croatia in Moscow.

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  • Sagan wins 5th stage to consolidate points lead
Sagan wins 5th stage to consolidate points lead

Chris Froome, who is attempting to win a fifth straight Tour de France , finished in the middle of the pack in 14th and is 57 seconds behind Van Avermaet in the overall standings. The finish itself is tricky, though, with a right-hand corner tighter than the one that brought down several riders at the end of Stage 2 . The Dutchman was seventh g...

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  • #Wimbledon men’s final: South Africans rally behind Kevin Anderson
#Wimbledon men’s final: South Africans rally behind Kevin Anderson

I really feel for him. Djokovic disposed of the South African in straight sets in 2011, but had to come from two sets down in 2015 to prevail 7-5 in the fifth set. The eighth-ranked Anderson will be contesting his second grand slam final in 10 months after falling to Nadal in last year's US Open decider. The momentum was with Nadal but Djokovi...

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  • Manny Pacquiao vs. Lucas Matthysse results
Manny Pacquiao vs. Lucas Matthysse results

When asked what was next for him, Pacquiao said, "I want to defend my title and give a good show in the ring". "With Senator Emmanuel "Manny" Pacquiao's victory against Lucas Matthysse for the WBA welterweight belt, the Palace is one with the Filipino people in celebrating this tremendous feat", Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said in a s...

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  • Serena Williams Emotionally Reacts to Wimbledon Loss After Being
Serena Williams Emotionally Reacts to Wimbledon Loss After Being

Williams is a seven-time Wimbledon champion and her 23 major trophies rank second all-time to Margaret Court. Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton enjoyed a girls' day at Wimbledon ! "But our friendship is still exactly the same", she said.

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  • Dwyane Wade has inspirational message for Isaiah Thomas
Dwyane Wade has inspirational message for Isaiah Thomas

Hip injuries are tricky, so it's going to be fascinating to see if the surgery Thomas received will completely fix the issues that have hobbled him for the previous year. He's averaged 18.9 points per game. Thomas played just 15 games for the Cavaliers before he was again dealt, this time to the Los Angeles Lakers. Thomas' injuries continued to h...

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  • Belgium’s Martinez lauds Hazard as Real Madrid rumours swirl
Belgium’s Martinez lauds Hazard as Real Madrid rumours swirl

The attacker, who is yet to agree an extension to a Blues contract that has two more years to run, said before the World Cup that he was waiting to see if the Premier League club bring in "good players" before committing to fresh terms. Barcelona midfielder Paulinho has returned to Guangzhou Evergrande on a season-long loan just a year after mak...

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  • Antonio Conte: Chelsea sack Italian after two years in charge
Antonio Conte: Chelsea sack Italian after two years in charge

Chelsea are one of many clubs with a lot of business left to do in a short space of time. Will Chelsea secure a return to Champions League football this season? The ex-Juventus and Italy coach's future had been under fierce speculation for months after he failed to follow up a Premier League-winning debut campaign with success in 2017-18.

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  • Nets trade Lin to Hawks
Nets trade Lin to Hawks

It is unclear what else the Nets will receive in return. Lin has a year and $12.5 million left on the contract he signed two summers ago. Since leaving the Knicks, Lin has played with the Houston Rockets, Los Angeles Lakers, the Charlotte Hornets and the Nets.

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  • Kieran Trippier fit to play for England vs. Belgium despite groin injury
Kieran Trippier fit to play for England vs. Belgium despite groin injury

We will push them to play our game. "They coped brilliantly with all of that, so if we want to play for England you have to deal with expectation". (Ashley) Young, too, so we will have to make changes and so what's right. The players accepted the criticism they received, they took it on board and improved.

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  • England hailed as heroes after World Cup heartache
England hailed as heroes after World Cup heartache

Infogol's Analyst thinks England will score again from a set-piece against Croatia , but who are they backing to score in Wednesday's semi-final.? Fans stationed behind the goal roared as a young boy wearing the Peresic name ran a scintillating line from nearly halfway to score in a packed away net.

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  • Pele speaks on Ronaldo's move to Juventus
Pele speaks on Ronaldo's move to Juventus

Workers are angry because they believe the huge sum spent on Ronaldo would have been better spent investing in Fiat. The motoring giant has been forced to lay off thousands of workers over the years over the company's lack of new vehicle models.

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  • Perisic reveals why Croatia will be 'extra motivated' against France
Perisic reveals why Croatia will be 'extra motivated' against France

Gareth Southgate admits the third-place play-off is not a game that any team wants to play in, leaving the England manager facing a challenge to prepare his players in the wake of their World Cup heartache. Luka Modric has been inspirational throughout their run, yet there were numerous outstanding performances at the Luzhniki Stadium as Cr...

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  • Houston Is Reportedly Making a Run at Carmelo Anthony
Houston Is Reportedly Making a Run at Carmelo Anthony

While Anthony is now a member of the Oklahoma City Thunder , it appears that he will become available this summer either by trade, stretch provision, or a combination of a contract buyout and stretch. The team will likely work on a buyout or stretch the contract. Though the Heat would be very open to a trade for Anthony, the Thunder is reportedl...

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  • Manchester City To Be Beaten To Napoli’s Jorginho By Chelsea?
Manchester City To Be Beaten To Napoli’s Jorginho By Chelsea?

They could benefit from the impending arrival of former Napoli boss Maurizio Sarri , who helped Jorginho reach new heights last season. There have been plenty of reports that have linked Conte being sacked from Chelsea this summer with a number of different managers set to take up the potential job if a vacancy arises.

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  • Southgate in no mood to change England's winning formula
Southgate in no mood to change England's winning formula

He is now trying to minimise potential distractions as his young team prepare to take the next step in their bid to repeat the 1966 World Cup triumph at home. "But any team in a World Cup semi-final is going to find the energy and going to find the motivation". We are purely focusing on ourselves and what we want to do as a team and the collect...

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  • Chris Sutton's England semi-final form guide ahead of Croatia clash
Chris Sutton's England semi-final form guide ahead of Croatia clash

Croatia are in the last four of the World Cup for the first time since 1998 and Vrsaljko says his team's run can not be compared to the Europa League success he enjoyed with Atletico Madrid last term. "In 1986 at Mexico, Belgium finished fourth, but now in Russian Federation we can still finish third, and I think we have to look forward to tha...

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  • Rafael Nadal joins Roger Federer in Wimbledon quarter-finals
Rafael Nadal joins Roger Federer in Wimbledon quarter-finals

Legendary boxing promoter Don King was brought in to hype up the contest - using the moniker "Grapple in the Apple". Like Nadal, who could strike Djokovic in the semis, Federer hasn't dropped during his charge to a 16th Wimbledon quarter-final, nearly surely a staggering record that will never be surpassed.

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  • Tenth boy walks from Thai cave as rescue mission nears end
Tenth boy walks from Thai cave as rescue mission nears end

Rain had continued overnight but the governor's initial hope was that the third stage of the rescue could be performed faster than the rescues on Sunday and Monday, when four boys were freed on each day . The message, like most posted by the SEALs, ended with the fighting cheer adopted from the US Navy: Hooyah. All preparations, including repl...

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  • Croatia looking to famous Wembley win to inspire another victory over England
Croatia looking to famous Wembley win to inspire another victory over England

In 1998, Croatia, which had emerged from a bitter independence war only three years earlier, made its debut at a World Cup finals. The semifinals are scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday and pit Belgium against France on one side of the bracket and England versus Croatia on the other side, with the winners squaring off on Sunday.

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  • At Least 4 Boys Rescued From Thailand Cave
At Least 4 Boys Rescued From Thailand Cave

The Thai Navy said Saturday that three SEALs, one a doctor, were with the boys and coach . "Our job is not completely done". "Finding the boys doesn't mean we've finished our mission. Four of the Thai boys are now out of the cave. This is a hugely high-profile rescue attempt and Thailand knows the world is watching. The boys were immediately...

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  • #WC2018: Croatia beat Russian Federation on penalties to set up semi against England
#WC2018: Croatia beat Russian Federation on penalties to set up semi against England

The decisive penalty once again fell to Rakitic, though, and he confidently rolled the ball into the bottom-left corner to keep Croatia's dreams of a first World Cup final alive. Croatia nearly took the lead in the 60th minute but Perisic's could only watch his right-foot shot from inside the box hit the post and rebound out instead of in.

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