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Southgate Aiming To End Year With Revenge Against Croatia

Gareth Southgate has challenged England to end their “brilliant year” in memorable fashion by beating their World Cup conquerors Croatia at Wembley to reach the Nations League Finals on Sunday. Southgate’s side defied expectations earlier this year by reaching the World Cup semi-finals for the first time since 1990, where they were beaten by Croatia after extra-time in a gruelling …

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Southgate Backs Young-Guns To Deal With Playing In Empty Stadium

Gareth Southgate has backed England’s young guns to deal with the “strange” situation of playing in an empty stadium when they bid to avenge their World Cup semi-final loss against Croatia. Southgate’s side were beaten by Croatia in Russia earlier this year when they stood on the cusp of their first World Cup final appearance since 1966. That heartbreaking loss …

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Croatian Prosecutors Charge Dejan Lovren Over Possible Perjury

Liverpool defender Dejan Lovren was charged on Wednesday over alleged perjury at the trial of Zdravko Mamic, the former Dinamo Zagreb boss. In line with Croatian law, prosecutors did not name Lovren but said in a statement they brought charges against a “Croatian citizen born in 1989 suspected of … giving false testimony” on September 1 last year before a …

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World Champions France Given Heroes’ Reception On Return Home

(From L) France's forward Olivier Giroud, France's forward Antoine Griezmann, France's defender Lucas Hernandez, France's goalkeeper Steve Mandanda and France's midfielder Paul Pogba celebrate with teammates on the roof of a bus while parading down the Champs-Elysee avenue in Paris, on July 16, 2018 after winning the Russia 2018 World Cup final football match. (Photo by FRANCOIS GUILLOT / AFP) (Photo credit should read FRANCOIS GUILLOT/AFP/Getty Images)

The World Cup-winning French team returned home to a heroes’ welcome on Monday, parading down the Champs-Elysees as hundreds of thousands of cheering fans gave a raucous welcome to the country’s newest idols. France overcame a determined Croatia to win 4-2 in Sunday’s final in Russia, with teenager Kylian Mbappe applying the coup de grace and cementing his place as …

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World Cup Team Of The Tournament, As Chosen By You

MOSCOW, RUSSIA - JULY 15: Luka Modric of Croatia with the FIFA Golden Ball trophy and Kylian Mbappe of France with the silver ball trophy pose for photographers after the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Final between France and Croatia at Luzhniki Stadium on July 15, 2018 in Moscow, Russia. (Photo by Etsuo Hara/Getty Images)

We asked you to vote for your World Cup 2018 Team of the Tournament, and the results are in. We whittled down all 736 players involved in Russia down to tjust a handful of nominees in each category, and you did the rest in a series of polls. While there were some landslides in terms of who made it in …

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Vote: Your World Cup 2018 Team Of The Tournament

MOSCOW, RUSSIA - JULY 15: Presnel Kimpembe of France kisses the trophy following victory during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Final between France and Croatia at Luzhniki Stadium on July 15, 2018 in Moscow, Russia. (Photo by Lars Baron - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)

France emerged victorious in an eventful World Cup final on Sunday, capping a memorable 2018 event in Russia. Didier Deschamps’ side proved themselves to be the best team in the world over the past four weeks, winning six of their seven games and dismissing the likes of Argentina, Uruguay and Belgium on their route to the final. A number of …

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Five Things We Learned From An Enthralling World Cup Final

MOSCOW, RUSSIA - JULY 15: France players celebrate with Didier Deschamps, Manager of France following their sides victory in the 2018 FIFA World Cup Final between France and Croatia at Luzhniki Stadium on July 15, 2018 in Moscow, Russia. (Photo by Robert Cianflone - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)

France emerged as the 2018 World Cup winners in Moscow at the end of an eventful final against Croatia. Les Bleus could count themselves lucky to have been given the rub of the green with two decisions leading to goals in the first half, sandwiching a brilliant strike from Ivan Perisic to level the sides on the half-hour mark. France …

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France And Croatia Name Starting Lineups For World Cup Final

FILE PHOTO) (EDITORS NOTE: COMPOSITE OF IMAGES - Image numbers 971656634,971690258,971651100,971656306,971655514,971655574,971651358,971651636,971656908,971656488,971655430,971655146,998599500,972268018,972261904,972262660,972262574,972268488,972266982,972268212,972263022,972261760,972262260,972267396 ) In this composite image a comparison has been made between the players France and Croatia. France and Croatia meet in the FIFA World Cup 2018 final. (Photo by FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)

By the end of play this afternoon, either France or Croatia will have been crowned World Cup winners for 2018. A month-long tournament has come down to one to one game in Moscow, as Zlatko Dalic and Didier Deschamps aim to create a bit of history with their respective sides. With that, the managers have named their starting elevens for …

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France V Croatia: A Combined XI Ahead Of The World Cup Final

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France and Croatia do battle in Moscow on Sunday afternoon in pursuit of the most prestigious prize in football. Through force of will and determination, Zlatko Dalic and Didier Deschamps have led their respective sides to the World Cup final – nobody can say that they don’t deserve to be there, nor can it be denied that either team would …

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How Paul Pogba Used The World Cup To Reinvent Himself

MOSCOW, RUSSIA - JUNE 11: Paul Pogba of France poses for a potrait at the team hotel during the official FIFA World Cup 2018 portrait session at on June 11, 2018 in Moscow, Russia. (Photo by Shaun Botterill - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)

When it has come to observing praise of the individual stars of this France World Cup team, Paul Pogba’s name has generally been conspicuous by its absence. So often the centre of attention (though not always for the right reasons), it has been fascinating to see the Manchester United midfielder take more of a back seat role while the likes …

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England’s Attacking Bluntness Was Exposed By Superior Croatia

MOSCOW, RUSSIA - JULY 11: Kieran Trippier of England looks dejected at the end of extra time during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Semi Final match between Croatia and England at Luzhniki Stadium on July 11, 2018 in Moscow, Russia. (Photo by Robbie Jay Barratt - AMA/Getty Images)

For all of the talk of “football coming home” this month, it will instead be lining out in the streets of Paris or Zagreb after this weekend. England’s dream, which had gathered momentum and volume exponentially over the last couple of weeks, was shattered into a million pieces as giddy euphoria gave way to a hefty dose of realism. Croatia …

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Harry Redknapp On Maguire: “He Always Reminds Me Of Richard Dunne”

Former Tottenham manager, Harry Redknapp has praised Harry Maguire ahead of England’s World Cup semi-final, comparing the 25-year-old to Richard Dunne.   Redknapp was speaking at the launch of AIB’s ‘The Toughest Rivalry’ which sees him take over Cork club, Castlehaven as they go up against Erin’s Isle of Dublin, managed by former Premier League manager and player, Gianluca Vialli. The …

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Eamon Dunphy Thinks That Football Might Just Be Coming Home

Eamon Dunphy has come perilously close to throwing his hat in the ring for England to win the World Cup. The RTE Sport pundit has written off the chances of both their semi-final opponents and one of the other nations, leaving Belgium as the only team that could stop Gareth Southgate’s side. Speaking to 2fm’s Game On on Monday evening, Dunphy …

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