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France v Croatia preview

France and Croatia will battle it out for World Cup glory when they meet in the final on Sunday in Moscow (4pm BST). Didier Deschamps could write his name into the history books by becoming only the third man to win the World Cup as both a player and a coach after Brazil’s Mario Zagallo […]Read More
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Belgium v England preview

England’s Russian adventure finishes with a chance to secure their second-best finish in a World Cup with a win over Belgium in the third-place play-off. The teams meet for the second time at these finals, having also met at the group stage – Belgium won 1-0 with a stunning strike from Adnan Januzaj. They both […]Read More
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Croatia v England preview

Croatia stand in the way of England making their first World Cup final since 1966 as the two teams meet in an intriguing Moscow semi-final. England’s 2-0 victory on Saturday over Sweden has got the country dreaming that ‘football is coming home’ after 52 years of disappointments at major tournaments. Just 3,400 English fans were in […]Read More
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France v Belgium preview

A place in the World Cup final is at stake when European heavyweights France and Belgium meet for the 74th time in all competitions at the Krestovsky Stadium in Saint Petersburg. France, who have won their two previous World Cup meetings with Belgium, booked their place in the last four with a 2-0 victory over […]Read More
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Southgate defends England squad

Gareth Southgate has hit back at Swedish suggestions that England are a “team of entitlement” ahead of their World Cup quarter-final in Samara. Former Sweden international Hakan Mild has accused the Three Lions of being “spoilt children who earn a lot of money” and believes England are underestimating their Scandinavian opponents. However, Southgate Read More