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Croatia Sack Assistant Coach In ‘Pro-Ukraine’ Video Fallout

FC Dynamo Kiev player Ognjen Vukojevic speaks during a press conference on Decenber 3, 2012, in Zagreb, on the eve of a UEFA Champions League group A football match against GNK Dinamo Zagreb. AFP PHOTO / STRINGER (Photo credit should read STRINGER/AFP/Getty Images)

Former Croatia international Ognjen Vukojevic has been kicked out of the World Cup semi-finalists’ delegation after posting a pro-Ukraine clip that caused a political row. The Croatian football association (HNS) said Monday that Vukojevic had been “relieved from his duties as an expert associate of the Croatia squad and is no longer a member of the Croatian delegation at the …

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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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Croatia Advance To Semis After Beating Russia On Penalties

Croatia advance to a semi-final meeting with England after beating host-nation Russia in a very tense penalty shoot-out. The World Cup quarter-final between hosts Russia and Croatia went to penalties on Saturday after the match finished 2-2 in extra-time following a dramatic late equaliser by Mario Fernandes. Denis Cheryshev struck a stunning opener from distance to give Russia the lead …

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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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David De Gea Responds To Spain’s Surprise World Cup Exit

MOSCOW, RUSSIA - JULY 01: David De Gea of Spain fails to save Denis Cheryshev of Russia's fourth penalty during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Round of 16 match between Spain and Russia at Luzhniki Stadium on July 1, 2018 in Moscow, Russia. (Photo by Amin Mohammad Jamali/Getty Images)

David De Gea has taken to social media to give his early thoughts on Spain’s surprise World Cup exit. Fernando Hierro’s side exited the competition on Sunday on penalties after a 1-1 draw with hosts Russia – a bitter end to a campaign fraught with issues stemming from the sacking of Real Madrid-bound manager Julen Lopetegui just days before the …

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Watch: Unfortunate Russian Own Goal Sees Spain Take The Lead

Spain are currently leading tournament hosts Russia in the Round of 16 World Cup clash at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow.  The hosts conceded a goal after just 12 minutes when a free kick was sent in by Spain but it took a rather odd and unfortunate deflection off Sergei Ignashevich. Ignashevich and Sergio Ramos were tussling with one another in the box with …

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World Cup 2018: Power Ranking The Remaining 16 Teams

SAINT PETERSBURG, RUSSIA - JUNE 26: Lionel Messi of Argentina celebrates after scoring his team's opening goal during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group D match between Nigeria and Argentina at Saint Petersburg Stadium on June 26, 2018 in Saint Petersburg, Russia. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

With the World Cup group stage coming to a close, the hopes of 16 teams have come to a juddering halt. Among them, the biggest surprise is that defending champions Germany are on the plane home, their fate sealed by a 2-0 defeat to South Korea on Wednesday. Elsewhere, the likes of Poland and Morocco turned out to be major …

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