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Croatia Striker Nikola Kalinic Kicked Out Of World Cup Squad

SAINT PETERSBURG, RUSSIA - JUNE 12: Nikola Kalinic #16 of Croatia poses for a portrait during the official FIFA World Cup 2018 portrait session at Woodland Rhapsody Resort on June 12, 2018 in Saint Petersburg, Russia. (Photo by Patrick Smith - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)

Croatia will be a man down for the remainder of their World Cup campaign with the news that Nikola Kalinic has been banished from the squad. The AC Milan striker has been told that his World Cup is over following reports that he refused to come on as a substitute in the side’s opening Group D victory over Nigeria on …

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World Cup 2018: All 32 Teams Previewed Group-By-Group

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The World Cup comes roaring into life on Thursday afternoon, as four years of hard work all boils down to a month-long tournament for the 32 teams involved. Defending champions Germany are among the favourites to retain their trophy, but look set to be pushed all the way by the likes of Brazil and France. Spain will also be there …

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World Cup 2018 Preview: Group D – Messi’s Last Chance Of Glory?

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Our World Cup group-by-group preview turns to Groud D, featuring Nigeria, Croatia, Iceland and 2014 finalists Argentina. This looks to be one of the harder groups to call, as the two favourites have major faults to detract from their strengths, while the two underdogs might prove to be that bit too limited.   Argentina FIFA Ranking (June 2018): 5th Best World …

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FAI Release Ticket Details For Ireland’s Home Play-Off Clash


Fresh from their remarkable win over Wales in Cardiff on Monday, Ireland are preparing themselves for a playoff against one of Italy, Croatia, Switzerland and Denmark. The Boys in Green are dreaming of a summer in Russia, but one more step lies between themselves and the World Cup. The draw is taking place next Tuesday at 1pm, with the dates also …

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Who Are Ireland’s Potential World Cup Playoff Opponents?

CARDIFF, UNITED KINGDOM - OCTOBER 09: Martin O’Neill, Manager of The Republic of Ireland salutes the crowd after the FIFA 2018 World Cup Group D Qualifier between Wales and Republic of Ireland at the Cardiff City Stadium on October 9, 2017 in Cardiff, Wales. Ireland reach the play-offs ahead of Wales after a 1-0 victory. (Photo by Harry Trump/Getty Images)

Ireland secured a World Cup playoff place by beating Wales on Monday night, but still face a big challenge in qualifying for next year’s World Cup. Martin O’Neill’s side finished the group strongly with a terrific 1-0 win in Cardiff, ending a rollercoaster campaign in second place two points behind winners Serbia. With the group stage now done and dusted, …

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World Cup Round-Up: Italy And Spain Enjoy Strong Wins, Wales Held

Spain's defender Ignacio Monreal (C) celebrates with teammates after scoring during the FIFA qualifying Group G football match Spain vs Macedonia at Los Carmenes stadium in Granada, on November 12, 2016. / AFP / JORGE GUERRERO (Photo credit should read JORGE GUERRERO/AFP/Getty Images)

The second wave of European World Cup qualifiers took place on Saturday night, including former world champions Italy and Spain. To Group D first, where the Republic of Ireland took control of the pool with a deserved 1-0 win against Austria (more of which you can read about here and here).  James McClean scored the only goal of the game …

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World Cup Round-Up: Wales Slip Up, Italy Get Lucky

CARDIFF, UNITED KINGDOM - OCTOBER 09: Tomike Okriashvili of Georgia celebrates his sides first goal during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifier between Wales and Georgia at the Cardiff City Stadium on October 9, 2016 in Cardiff, Wales. (Photo by Harry Trump/Getty Images)

The European World Cup qualifiers continued on Sunday night as three groups played their fourth matches of the campaign. To Group D first, where what was billed as a routine win for Wales against Georgia turned out to be anything but. Gareth Bale put the home side ahead after just nine minutes, but Tornike Okriashvili grabbed a deserved equaliser just before …

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World Cup Round-Up: Wins For Italy And Wales As Spain Score Eight

Spain's forward Diego Costa (C) celebrates with teammates after scoring a goal during the WC 2018 football qualification match between Spain and Liechtenstein at the Reyno de Leon Stadium in Leon on September 5, 2016. / AFP / MIGUEL RIOPA (Photo credit should read MIGUEL RIOPA/AFP/Getty Images)

The second wave of European qualifiers’ opening weekend took place tonight, as 2006 winners Italy and 2010 champions Spain got their respective campaigns underway. In Group D, Georgia and Austria began proceedings in the early kick-off. In what could have been a very tricky tie for an Austrian side still reeling from a poor Euro 2016, first half goals from Marc Janco …

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Manchester City Closing In On £10m Croatian Wonderkid [Reports]

ZAGREB, CROATIA - OCTOBER 20. Ante Coric of Dinamo Zagreb warm up prior the UEFA Champions League Group F match between Dinamo Zagreb and Olympiacos FC at Maksimir Stadium on October 20, 2015 in Zagreb, Croatia. (Photo by Srdjan Stevanovic UEFA via Getty Images)

Manchester City are believed to be close to securing a deal for highly-rated Croatian prospect Ante Coric, according to reports today. The Mirror are claiming that Man City are close to agreeing a fee with Dinamo Zagreb for the 19-year-old attacking midfielder, after protracted negotiations between the two clubs. Coric’s stock has risen dramatically in the past twelve months, and while other …

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Liverpool Planning Raid For Real Madrid Midfielder [Report]

MADRID, SPAIN - MAY 24: Mateo Kovacic of Real Madrid talks to members of the press at the mixed zone after the team training session at the Real Madrid Open Media Day ahead of the UEFA Champions League Final against Club Atletico Madrid at Valdebebas training ground on May 24, 2016 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images)

Liverpool’s midfield rebuild plan could see them return to an old target, according to Marca this morning. The Spanish publication (via the Express) are today reporting that Real Madrid midfielder Mateo Kovačić is once again on the club’s radar, with manager Jürgen Klopp interested in bringing the 22-year-old to Anfield. Last summer, Liverpool (then managed by Brendan Rodgers) were heavily linked …

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