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Power Ranking The Four World Cup Semi-Finalists

And then there were four – the World Cup has reached the semi-final stage, and we’re left with an all-European affair. Brazil, Uruguay, Sweden and hosts Russia all fell at the last eight hurdle, leaving France, Belgium, England and Croatia with just one more hill to climb between themselves and the promised land of the World Cup final. Ahead of …

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Liverpool Move Quickly To Shut Down Jack Grealish Reports

BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 11: Jack Grealish of Aston Villa claps the fans after the Sky Bet Championship match between Aston Villa and Birmingham City at Villa Park on February 11, 2018 in Birmingham, England. (Photo by Nathan Stirk/Getty Images)

Liverpool have shut down reports of their supposed interest in Aston Villa midfielder Jack Grealish. There had been some suggestions in the English media on Sunday morning that the Reds had been in discussions for the England under-21 international prior to Villa’s decision to sack director of football Steve Round, with a view to bringing him to Anfield. However, the …

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Everton Withdraw Interest In Celtic Defender Kieran Tierney

19th May 2018, Hampden Park, Glasgow, Scotland; Scottish Cup football final, Celtic versus Motherwell; Kieran Tierney of Celtic with megaphone to join in the celebrations with the Celtic fans (Photo by Alan Rennie/Action Plus via Getty Images)

Everton have walked away from their bid to sign Celtic defender Kieran Tierney. The Premier League side had declared their interest in signing the Scottish international earlier this summer – with tenous reports of a £25m bid from the Toffees – but BBC Sport have reported that Celtic’s reluctance to sell one of their star assets has killed any potential deal …

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World Cup 2018: Our Best XI From The Quarter Finals

Eight became four this week as Brazil, Uruguay, Sweden and hosts Russia all bade farewell to the 2018 World Cup. Belgium, France, England and Croatia all sailed through the semi-finals, ensuring that it would be an all-European last four in the battle to take home the trophy. As has been the case throughout the competition, a number of players stood out …

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Arsenal Closing In On €8m Signing Of France U20 Prospect

PETERBOROUGH, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 14: Matteo Guendouzi of France U18 during the U18 International Friendly match between England and France at London Road Stadium on November 14, 2016 in Peterborough, England. (Photo by Catherine Ivill - AMA/Getty Images)

Arsenal are thought to be close to securing the latest building block in their summer overhaul with the acquisition of highly-rated Matteo Guendouzi. Reports on Sunday have suggested that the Gunners are in advanced talks to sign the 19-year-old midfielder, for a fee in the region of €8m. SKY SOURCES: Arsenal in talks to sign Lorient midfielder Matteo Guendouzi. #SSN pic.twitter.com/zdKeVmRSGL …

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Five Things We Learned As England Reached The World Cup Semis

SAMARA, RUSSIA - JULY 07: Gareth Southgate head coach / manager of England celebrates at the end of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Quarter Final match between Sweden and England at Samara Arena on July 7, 2018 in Samara, Russia. (Photo by Robbie Jay Barratt - AMA/Getty Images)

It might not be coming home just yet, but the England World Cup train is still very much on the tracks. The expected Swedish challenge in Saturday’s quarter-final failed to materialise as the Three Lions, despite being limited to two shots on target over the course of the 90 minutes, made both count as goals from Hary Maguire and Dele …

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England Are Now Just 90 Minutes Away From The World Cup Final

SAMARA, RUSSIA - JULY 07: Dele Alli of England celebrates after scoring his team's second goal during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Quarter Final match between Sweden and England at Samara Arena on July 7, 2018 in Samara, Russia. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

England enjoyed a relatively comfortable World Cup quarter-final victory over Sweden on Saturday afternoon. Gareth Southgate’s side were expecting a stern test against a Sweden side who had been structurally sound all the way through the tournament so far – however, much like Uruguay against France on Friday, the Scandinavians picked a really bad time to have an off-day. A …

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Neymar Breaks His Silence On Brazil’s World Cup Exit

TOPSHOT - Brazil's forward Neymar leaves his team's hotel in Kazan on July 7, 2018, a day after the five-time champions crashed out of the Russia 2018 World Cup football tournament after a 2-1 quarter-final defeat to Belgium. (Photo by Benjamin CREMEL / AFP) (Photo credit should read BENJAMIN CREMEL/AFP/Getty Images)

Brazilian forward Neymar has responded to the Selecao’s World Cup quarter-final exit on Friday night. The South American giants were sent packing by Belgium in Kazan in the last eight encounter, the 2-1 score condemning Tite’s side to an early exit from the competition. Neymar, seen as Brazil’s mani hope but also a target of much criticism due to his …

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