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World Cup 2018

  • Southgate's waistcoat set for a place in history

    Southgate's waistcoat set for a place in history

    Football may not be the only thing 'coming home' this month as England boss Gareth Southgate's World Cup waistcoat is being sought by the Museum of London. Over 300 years since the sleeveless garment was first worn by King Charles II in the...

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

    Southgate in no mood to change England's winning formula

    England manager Gareth Southgate says he is not about to change his team's approach for Wednesday's World Cup semi-final against Croatia, saying he wants the "same again" from his young side. Although Croatia are the most difficult opponent...

  • Watch: No outright favourite for World Cup glory, says Malta coach Farrugia

    Watch: No outright favourite for World Cup glory, says Malta coach Farrugia

    National team manager Ray ‘Zazu’ Farrugia believes there are no outright favourites among the four teams left in the World Cup. While on paper France might have the better squad, it only take on incident such as an injury or a sending off to alter...

  • Southgate defends Sterling ahead of semi-final

    Southgate defends Sterling ahead of semi-final

    England manager Gareth Southgate has launched a staunch defence of Raheem Sterling ahead of the World Cup semi-final against Croatia. The Manchester City forward came in for some criticism again following Saturday's win over Sweden, with his...

  • Beers, burgers and TVs... World Cup spending helps UK retailers

    Beers, burgers and TVs... World Cup spending helps UK retailers

    The soccer World Cup prompted shoppers in Britain to spend more on beer, barbecues and big-screen televisions in June but the overall increase in sales slowed in a reminder of how wary many consumers remain, a survey showed on Tuesday. Total...

  • Watch: Croatia federation sack Vukojevic over Ukraine message

    Watch: Croatia federation sack Vukojevic over Ukraine message

    Croatia's Football Federation (HNS) sacked Ognjen Vukojevic, a member of the national team's coaching staff, over a "glory to Ukraine" video posted after Croatia beat Russia in the World Cup quarter-finals, HNS said in a statement on...

  • Watch: Croatia's route to the World Cup semi-finals

    Watch: Croatia's route to the World Cup semi-finals

    Croatia face England in the World Cup semi-final on Wednesday evening at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow. Here, Press Association Sport looks at Croatia's route to the last four. Croatia 2 Nigeria 0 - Group D, Kaliningrad, June 16 Croatia kicked...

  • Team spirit can carry Belgium to World Cup final - Martinez

    Team spirit can carry Belgium to World Cup final - Martinez

    Belgium are in uncharted territory for their World Cup semi-final with France but believe their team spirit and togetherness can ensure they carry on their extraordinary journey in Russia, manager Roberto Martinez has said. Martinez's team face...

  • Giroud picks France team-mate Lloris over Courtois

    Giroud picks France team-mate Lloris over Courtois

      France striker Olivier Giroud has apologised to Chelsea team-mate Thibault Courtois for choosing fellow countryman Hugo Lloris as the best goalkeeper at Russia 2018. Chelsea forward Giroud and Belgium goalkeeper Courtois go head-to-head in the...

  • Watch: England World Cup win could be bigger than 1966, says Southgate

    Watch: England World Cup win could be bigger than 1966, says Southgate

    Gareth Southgate believes England could get an even bigger and crazier reception for winning the World Cup than the heroes of 1966. Fantasy is edging closer to reality in Russia as the Three Lions continue their charge towards Sunday's final, with...

  • England main beneficiaries of set-piece goal glut

    England main beneficiaries of set-piece goal glut

    After more goals came from set-pieces in this World Cup's group stage than any other, dead-ball strategy has continued to have a huge impact in the knockout phase, with five of the 11 goals scored in the quarter-finals coming from free kicks or...

  • Watch: Vida risks England semi-final ban

    Watch: Vida risks England semi-final ban

    FIFA is investigating a video of Croatia defender Domagoj Vida and former player Ognjen Vukojevic dedicating their penalty shootout win over Russia on Saturday to Ukraine. In the video, which has been widely circulated on social media, Vida...

  • Hierro cuts ties with Spanish federation after World Cup exit

    Hierro cuts ties with Spanish federation after World Cup exit

    Spain’s interim coach Fernando Hierro has cut his ties with the Spanish Football Federation following the team’s disastrous exit from the World Cup last week, the organisation said on Sunday. “After many kilometres travelled together, the Spanish...

  • Watch: From Rooney's brilliance to McLaren's Nadir

    Watch: From Rooney's brilliance to McLaren's Nadir

    England's 2-0 win against Sweden set up a semi-final showdown with Croatia at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow on Wednesday. Here, Press Association Sport looks back at the two countries' past five competitive meetings since Croatia gained...

  • Watch: Nothing fazes me, says keeper Pickford

    Watch: Nothing fazes me, says keeper Pickford

    Jordan Pickford was the calmest man in Samara after his man-of-the-match performance helped England to their first World Cup semi-final in 28 years. The Everton goalkeeper arrived in Russia not even sure he would start, but is putting together an...

  • Watch: Modric hails Croatia's character

    Watch: Modric hails Croatia's character

    Croatia captain Luka Modric believes his side were destined to do it the hard way after beating hosts Russia 4-3 on penalties to book a place in the World Cup semi-finals against England. Ivan Rakitic converted the decisive spot-kick after Mario...

  • Watch: Croatia beat Russia on penalties to set up England semi-final

    Watch: Croatia beat Russia on penalties to set up England semi-final

    Croatia beat hosts Russia 4-3 on penalties after the teams were level at 2-2 following extra time in their World Cup quarter-final on Saturday and will meet England in the semi-finals. Russia - Croatia Live Score

  • Watch: 'England must believe they can go all the way'

    Watch: 'England must believe they can go all the way'

    England have reached the semi-final of the 2018 FIFA World Cup after defeating Sweden 2-0 in the quarter-final. Harry Maguire drew first blood on the half-hour mark before Dele Alli sealed qualification in the second half. Gareth Southgate's team...

  • Watch: England move into semi-finals after 2-0 win over Sweden

    Watch: England move into semi-finals after 2-0 win over Sweden

    Headers from Harry Maguire and Dele Alli fired an impressive England into the World Cup semi-finals for the first time in 28 years after they eased their way to a 2-0 victory over a dogged but disappointing Sweden on Saturday. Maguire opened the...

  • Sweden evacuate team hotel after false alarm ahead of England match

    Sweden evacuate team hotel after false alarm ahead of England match

    Sweden's players suffered a rude awakening ahead of their World Cup quarter-final clash with England when the fire alarm went off at their hotel in Samara on Saturday morning, leading it to be evacuated. The Swedish players were roused from their...