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England fans take over the streets of Moscow ahead of their World Cup semi-final against Croatia in the city.
          Deschamps hails French character after semi-final win      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
France coach Didier Deschamps hailed the character of his young team after they beat Belgium 1-0 on Tuesday to set up a World Cup final against either England or Croatia in Moscow.

          Croatia fans scramble to Moscow for historic World Cup semi      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Croatia may be a small country, but when they take on England in the World Cup semi-finals on Wednesday, their team's supporters promise to be loud.

          7/11/2018: SPORT: ALL SYSTEMS CRO      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

CROATIA’S population may pale in comparison, but superstar Luka Modric has said his team is carrying as much pressure as England to reach the World Cup Final. Stars on both teams will be given until the last minute to prove their fitness for tomorrow...
          England boss Gareth Southgate tells stars: Roar us to the World Cup final      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   


GARETH SOUTHGATE has urged England’s fans to roar them to the World Cup final.
          France defeats Belgium 1-0 to advance to World Cup final      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Half the pairing for the World Cup final is set, with France reserving its spot in the title game Tuesday with a 1-0 victory over Belgium. Its opponent will be decided Wednesday in Moscow, where Croatia will play England.

France got the only goal it would need in the 51st minute when Samuel Umtiti...


          How England and Croatia match up in the World Cup semifinal      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

SEMIFINAL

ENGLAND VS. CROATIA

Where: Moscow

Time: 11 a.m. PDT

TV: Fox, Telemundo

The buzz: Although Croatia wasn’t even an independent country until 1991, it has actually been to a World Cup semifinal more recently than England, the country that claims to have invented soccer. Croatia made the...


          England vs Croatia: In a memorable World Cup, is this star Southgate’s greatest success?      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   


GARETH SOUTHGATE has pulled off miracle after miracle this summer - ‘it’s coming home’ started out tongue-in-cheek but is now a full blown possibility.
          Jordan Pickford has saved England's World Cup hopes in more ways than one      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

A year ago Jordan Pickford was a talented young goalkeeper with just one full season of first-division experience, no national team call-ups and a reputation built more on promise than proof.

On Wednesday he’ll start against Croatia in a World Cup semifinal in Moscow, with a chance to take England...


          World Cup top scorers: Latest Golden Boot standings ahead of England vs Croatia      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   


WORLD CUP TOP SCORERS: Here are the latest standings in the Golden Boot race ahead of England's semi-final match with Croatia.
          Croatia didn't pay the penalty for misses this time around      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

For Luka Modric it was like déjà-vu all over again.

When the Real Madrid midfielder lined up for a penalty kick in extra time of a round-of-16 game with Denmark 10 days ago, he had a chance to send Croatia on to the World Cup quarterfinals. Only his weak try was gobbled up by Kasper Schmeichel,...


          Deschamps hails French character after semi-final win      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
France coach Didier Deschamps hailed the character of his young team after they beat Belgium 1-0 on Tuesday to set up a World Cup final against either England or Croatia in Moscow.

          France Advances to World Cup Final      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
France coach Didier Deschamps hailed the character of his young team after they beat Belgium 1-0 on Tuesday to set up a World Cup final against either England or Croatia in Moscow. Samuel Umtiti's 51st-minute header at St Petersburg Stadium sent the French into the final, where they will be seeking their second win since 1998 -- when Deschamps captained them on home soil.
          England’s World Cup Diary – Tuesday, July 10      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
All the lowdown from Russia as England prepare for their semi-final clash with Croatia.
          Croatia coach Zlatko Dalic wants to keep national party going with World Cup win      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Croatia are confident ahead of their semi-final against England – just do not mention Dejan Lovren’s Liverpool nadir against Harry Kane.
          England boss Gareth Southgate keeping select guest-list for Croatia clash      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Southgate has invited only his loved ones to the match in Moscow.
          Jordan Henderson hopes his record-breaking England run can continue      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The Liverpool captain has shone in a side that is now preparing to line up against Croatia at the Luzhniki Stadium on Wednesday.
          Gareth Southgate proud as England’s World Cup adventure unites country      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
England face Croatia in the semi-final on Wednesday evening.
          England fans are ‘so arrogant’, says Wimbledon favourite Goran Ivanisevic      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The Croatian won the Wimbledon men’s singles title in 2001.
          5 things to look out for at the World Cup on Wednesday      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
England face Croatia in Moscow for a place in the final.
          From war-torn streets to World Cup final? Modric – the man out to deny England      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Luka Modric is the driving force behind Croatia’s progress in Russia.
           England must make their semi-final with Croatia a Premier League match       Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
JAMIE REDKNAPP: The key to England winning the midfield battle is to ambush Modric and Rakitic. They cannot afford to give these maestros an inch. Step off and they will dictate the game.
           Luka Modric is a magician and Croatia's biggest threat to England       Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The little playmaker who most threatens England's World Cup final ambitions in Moscow was introduced to big-time European football almost by accident... but is now among the very best.
           It's England's biggest game for 28 years... but will they do it?       Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
England are gearing up for their first World Cup semi final since 1990 when they face Croatia in Moscow on Wednesday. Sportsmail's expert columnists give their views on whether England can win...
           The secret of THAT ‘wally with a brolly’ headline ahead of Croatia vs England       Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Even now, 11 years on, the image leaves you dumbfounded. There is Steve McClaren, gazing out onto Wembley’s sodden turf. In one hand, he has a cup of coffee, the other an umbrella.
           Martin Keown's Croatia scouting report ahead of clash with England       Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
England play their first World Cup semi-final for 28 years when they face Croatia in Moscow on Wednesday night. Sportsmail's MARTIN KEOWN takes a look at their likely XI...
          Domagoj Vida: The Controversial Joker Beloved by His Croatian Teammates      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
For several years in the early 1990s, Rudika Vida did the grind with a couple of Croatia's unfashionable football clubs. He was a useful striker. His career peaked during the 1993-94 season , when he scored 26 goals in 34 league games for NK Belisce...
          Umtiti header sends France past Belgium and into World Cup final      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
France beat Belgium 1-0 on Tuesday to book a place in the World Cup final against either England or Croatia, thanks to a headed goal from defender Samuel Umtiti in the 51st minute.
          France are favourites going into the final      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

1.The way France overcame Belgium as they marched into the World Cup final has suggested that whether it’s against England or Croatia, they will be favourites in the decider!



2.Against a Belgium side that boasted of 10 EPL stars in their starting lineup, France were clearly the superior side.



3.Eden Hazard and Kevin de Bruyne excelled for Belgium and they had some chances early on. But they failed to find the back of the net.



4.Overall, it was France who dominated the match. Once they claimed the lead through Samuel Umtiti’s header, they dominated possession.



5.At this World Cup, it is France who look to have found the right balance between attack and defence. They guard their goal well and counter attack with pace.



6.Mbappe might still be just 19 but he put on another sizzling display of pace, power and trickery. He was a handful for the Belgian defence throughout the 90 minutes.



7.Whether it is against England or Croatia, he is definitely going to be a nightmare for the opposition defence in Sunday’s final in Moscow.



8.But it’s not all about him. The likes of Griezmann and Pogba were tirelessly pulling strings against Belgium. They will want to make a mark on the final as well.



9.Olivier Giroud put on yet another solid shift but had nothing to show on the score sheet. He is really due a World Cup goal. What are the odds that he’ll score in the final?




          France (Perancis) mara ke final tewaskan belgium 1-0 piala dunia 11.7.2018      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Pasukan Perancis mara ke final bakal bertemu pasukan England atau Croatia yang akan berlangsung esok 2 pagi 12 julai 2018.  Kalau tengok gameplay tampak seimbang sebenarnya. Pasukan Belgium pun banyak buat serangan. Sepakan padu dari hazard berjaya di nafikan oleh penjaga gol Perancis. Memang cekap beb, Hugo Lloris kalau tak memang dah bolos banyak tuh. […]
          Man Utd Determined to Sign £130,000 A-Week La Liga Star      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Manchester United have reportedly expressed an interest in moving for Barcelona midfield star Ivan Rakitic. The 30-year-old has been instrumental for Barcelona since his 2014 switch from Sevilla, scoring 29 goals and providing 27 assists in 214 games. Croatia international midfielder has also helped his country qualify for the last 16 of the World Cup thanks to his… Read More »

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          Chelsea Boosted In Their Pursuit For International No.8 World-Cup Star      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Real Madrid defensive midfielder Mateo Kovacic has remained coy on his future amid growing speculation he could depart from Santiago Bernabeu. Croatia international midfielder who could feature for his national team to take on England in their World Cup semi-final, fuelled talk of a transfer himself at the end of the 2017-18 campaign when he… Read More »

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          World Cup: France beat Belgium 1-0 to book final spot      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

St. Petersburg, July 11 (IANS) France edged past Belgium 1-0 to book their place in the final of the FIFA World Cup in a riveting semi-final clash here on Tuesday.

Centre-back Samuel Umtiti scored in the 51st minute for the French in what proved to be the winner.

France will either take on England or Croatia in the summit clash on Sunday.

--IANS

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          France (Perancis) mara ke final tewaskan belgium 1-0 piala dunia 11.7.2018      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Pasukan Perancis mara ke final bakal bertemu pasukan England atau Croatia yang akan berlangsung esok 2 pagi 12 julai 2018.  Kalau tengok gameplay tampak seimbang sebenarnya. Pasukan Belgium pun...

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          Today in Tech History – – July 10, 2018      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
1856 – Nikola Tesla was born in Smiljan, Lika, Croatia, which was then part of…
          Croatia v England: Why fans are right to believe it's coming home      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Chief sports writer Tom Fordyce looks at how Russia 2018 has changed England fans' expectations as they dare to dream of World Cup glory.
          Croatia v England: Why fans are right to believe it's coming home      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Chief sports writer Tom Fordyce looks at how Russia 2018 has changed England fans' expectations as they dare to dream of World Cup glory.
          Croatia v England: Three Lions have shot at sporting immortality      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
England's players must embrace the fact they are potentially 90 minutes from writing their names into sporting legend, says Phil McNulty.
          Outdoor screening of England game planned for rugby stadium      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
A KEIGHLEY-based charity plans to bring people in the town together by staging a public, outdoor live screening of England's World Cup football match against Croatia tomorrow. (July 11)
          Paul Gascoigne: ‘Cầu thủ Anh không biết sợ hãi’      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
*Trận Croatia – Anh diễn ra lúc 1h thứ Năm ngày 12/7, theo giờ Hà Nội, trực tiếp trên VnExpress. Tuyển Anh đang đứng trước cơ hội lần thứ hai vào chơi chung kết World Cup kể từ năm 1966. Trước mặt họ là đội tuyển Croatia, đối thủ được đánh giá mạnh nhất ở […]
          France advances to World Cup final, beats Belgium 1-0      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia – France is back in the World Cup final for the first time since Zinedine Zidane’s headbutt in 2006.

Twelve years after one of soccer’s most infamous moments, Samuel Umtiti used his head to score from a corner kick in the 51st minute and earn France a 1-0 victory over Belgium on Tuesday in the first of the all-European semifinals.

The French players danced on the field after the final whistle and shook the hand of Thierry Henry, who helped Les Bleus win the World Cup in 1998 and is now Belgium’s assistant coach.

France will face either Croatia or England in the final on Sunday in Moscow. Those two teams play in the other semifinal match on Wednesday, also in Moscow.

France goalkeeper Hugo Lloris produced a great save in each half, denying the potent Belgian attack of Eden Hazard, Kevin De Bruyne and Romelu Lukaku the chance to advance the country to its first major final. Belgium reached the quarterfinals at the 2014 World Cup and the European Championship in 2016 but has yet to fulfil its lofty expectations.

The world now gets to see France’s luxury squad, collectively valued in excess of $1 billion and headlined by teenage sensation Kylian Mbappe, in another major final.

Two years ago at home, the French surprisingly lost to Portugal 1-0 in the Euro 2016 title match. In 2006, they were beaten in a penalty shootout by Italy in a World Cup final that was overshadowed by Zidane headbutting opposing player Marco Materazzi in the chest in extra time. Zidane was sent off in what was his final match.

In a tournament dominated by goals from set pieces, France’s took the lead from a corner. Antoine Griezmann curled in the ball from the right and Umtiti got in front of tall Belgium midfielder Marouane Fellaini to knock in his header at the near post.

Up in the corporate seats, French President Emmanuel Macron reacted to the goal by shaking the hand of King Philippe of Belgium as FIFA president Gianni Infantino watched on between them.

The goal capped an impressive display by Umtiti, who helped to shut out the most productive attack in the World Cup with 14 goals, and meant three defenders have now scored on France’s route to the final. Benjamin Pavard and Raphael Varane scored in previous matches.

In search of the equalizer, Belgium repeatedly sent over crosses from both wings but Umtiti and Varane, both center backs, used their bodies cleverly to hold off Fellaini and Lukaku.

France coach Didier Deschamps has faced some criticism for being too pragmatic and functional despite having so many stars in his squad, but the organization of the team was superb and Belgium was largely restricted to only minor chances that were kept out by the flying Lloris.

Deschamps now has the chance to become the third person to win the World Cup as a player and a coach, after Germany great Franz Beckenbauer and Brazil’s Mario Zagallo. As France captain, Deschamps won soccer’s most prized trophy in 1998.


          France solid on track for 2018 FIFA World Cup Trophy after 1-0 win over Belgium      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
In another semifinal match of the 2018 FIFA World Cup, the Croatian football squad is set to take on Team England on Wednesday
          Ukraine’s football authorities offer job to Croatian Vukojevic after his World Cup remarks      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Croatian national team’s 29-year-old defender Vida said in a statement on Monday that he had "no political message" in his statement
          France defeats Belgium 1-0 to advance to World Cup final      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Half the pairing for the World Cup final is set, with France reserving its spot in the title game Tuesday with a 1-0 victory over Belgium. Its opponent will be decided Wednesday in Moscow, where Croatia will play England.

France got the only goal it would need in the 51st minute when Samuel Umtiti...


          How England and Croatia match up in the World Cup semifinal      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

SEMIFINAL

ENGLAND VS. CROATIA

Where: Moscow

Time: 11 a.m. PDT

TV: Fox, Telemundo

The buzz: Although Croatia wasn’t even an independent country until 1991, it has actually been to a World Cup semifinal more recently than England, the country that claims to have invented soccer. Croatia made the...


          Life Lately      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Life Lately has been....interesting. 
There has been good, bad & ugly.
When the Summer first started a month ago, I definitely didn't think I would be having skin cancer removed from my nose which would slightly alter my summer plans. But, life must go on and even though this Summer hasn't gone as completely as planned, we are still having fun and I am still trying to make the most of it.

So, here is a sneak peak of our Life Lately.

We are checking things off our Summer List:
We made Strawberry Jam.
Every Summer, my mother in law make a year supply of Strawberry Jam. We have been doing this for the past 15 years! I love this tradition. You can see our recipe HERE.

We went on a Road Trip to Oregon & the Oregon Coast....blogging this SOON!!!! It was so fun & so beautiful. Promise to blog it by next week :)

The kids and I headed to Lake Tahoe.
Our trip got cut short because I had to come back early for my surgery, but it was still good to getaway to my happy place for a few days.

Then I had my skin caner surgery....you can read more about it HERE.
I am not going to lie...having skin cancer removed from my nose has been more traumatic than I thought it would be. I was not prepared for the size of the hole on my nose. Yes, there are thousands of things worse than having to wear a bandage on your nose for 4-6 weeks, but I didn't realize how self conscious I would be of it. It's been 10 days since surgery and I am snapping out of my funk, it's just getting some used to.

When life gives you lemons, make lemonade...or wear your favorite lemon pj’s while reading a book about Lemon Pie.
 Lemon Pajamas {HERE} and Luck, Love & Lemon Pie Book {HERE}
I guess I’m in a lemon-y mood.
 I heard about this author last month and read  2 other books by her, loved them both (Coincidence of Coconut Cake and The Simplicity of Cider
They are all Perfect summer reads that have a sweet story line and all involve food of some kind.

I've spent a majority of the past 10 days in pj's either reading or cleaning and working on my 40 Bags in 40 Days Project! Look how many things I've crossed off this Summer!

 I even added 2 more items....the fridge & freezer. Totally cleaned those out.
All I have left is the kids closet and our Guest Room/Office.
I can't tell you how good it feels to GET RID OF STUFF!!!!!!!!
Look at my closet..I got rid of so many clothes (and shoes!)
 
 It feels like a huge weight has been lifted, getting everything so organized.
I have donated over 30 bags to the Goodwill and I have thrown away probably 15 bags of stuff.
Everything in my house has a place now, so it makes keeping it clean so much easier.
Let's see how long this can last.
I am hoping to get the Guest Room & Office done this week.
The kids closets will be a little tricky because I their help with it and they aren't too excited about that task :)

Because I've stayed home so much the past 10 days, I also got caught up on blogging our Universal/Harry Potter World Trip (Read about that HERE) and then I blogged Part 2 of that trip which was Disney for 2 days (Read about that HERE)

The day after my surgery Kevin texted me and said he got me a present to cheer me up (we never exchange presents..not even for Christmas or birthdays, we would rather do experiences, so I had no idea what he got me) Imagine my shock and excitement when he came home from work with this!?! And 2 wireless controllers  Apparently, the day after my surgery was the re-release day and Kevin was able to get one for me. 
I had been trying to buy one of these for over 1.5 years. 
Fact: When they first came out in November 2016, I set an alarm on my phone to buy one but they sold out. For the next 2 months, I kept that alarm on my phone and every day for 2 months I called Game Stop, Target and Best Buy to see if they had been restocked. I wasn’t willing to pay $$$ on eBay. I gave up hope.
My favorites are Balloon Fight, Excitebike & Mario. Next up, Kid Icarous & Dr. Mario
You can get it HERE 


 4th of July was 6 days post surgery...it's one of my favorite days of the year. For the past 10 years we have gone to our friends house for breakfast & their big party before the parade, but they are getting a pool put in their backyard so no party this years. So, I  signed up for a local 4th of July race.
I haven’t consistently run in the past few weeks because of traveling & skin cancer surgery, but I still wanted to make sure I got my July race in since I am doing a race every month until I turn 40 in May. Originally planned on the 10k, but after the crazy few weeks switched to the 5k. It’s a local 4th of July Run.
Felt good for my soul to get out there and run again, but man that hurt!
 When I got home, Kate had made 4th of July waffles for all of us!

So creative...she even put white sprinkles in the blue to make it look like stars.

We rode our bikes downtown to the parade. 
Who doesn't love a small town parade?

 Then, we got home and watched the Hot Dog Eating contest. Joey Chesnut won by eating 74 hot dogs in 10 minutes...So gross, but we watch it every year.

We got ready to have friends over for a 4th of July Pool Party & BBQ. 

 I made my Corn Dip....YUM!
 
We usually have a 4th of July Party, but because of my surgery we decided not to have one because we didn't know how I would be feeling, so we were going to meet our friends at the Pool for the party.
 
The day before I told everyone to come here for the party instead.

Filling my house with family & friends is the best medicine.

 It was great...8 adults & 11 kids.
 The kids swam, the adults hung out and we had hamburgers & hot dogs for dinner. My friend Annie made this gorgeous berry trifle.
 We even got to see a few fireworks that someone in our neighborhood illegally set off.
 It was such a fun day!
Last Saturday was the first one in forever when we haven’t had any plans at all. 
Woke up early to watch my people (England) beat Kevin’s people (Sweden) 
Well, at least we think he’s Swedish, waiting for his 23 & Me results.
I made my light & fluffy pancakes & also had bacon, fruit, coffee and mimosas. 
These pancakes are the best. So light & fluffy.

We also watched Russia vs Croatia & the kids swam all day.

 Kevin set up the "slide".
 2 years ago when we took down the play structure, Kevin saved the slide and made it into a pool slide. It's been on our side yard for over a year and the kids begged him to put it up again.
 I sat in the shade and devoured this book!!! 
I LOVE Elin Hildebrand and this was one of my favorite books of hers.
I could not put it down!

Grilled Tri Tip for dinner, had fresh corn & my Caprese Orzo Salad.
I always cut the corn off my corn on the cob....easier to eat & doesn't get stuck in my teeth :)
It was pretty close to the perfect Summer Saturday.


Like I mentioned last week, my Rodan + Field team is having Christmas in July Specials every week this month!
Today until July 18th, the Special is if you buy a Regimen/Travel Regimen Special, you get $20 cash back, a FREE cosmetic bag and a FREE mini eye cream!

They only sell travel sets every once in a while, so get one while you can!
This deal is good for new and current customers!
 Lash boost is my #1 product, but Unblemish is my most popular selling regimen because it WORKS. Teens and adults can use Unblemish.
 Personally, I love the Reverse regimen...it got rid of my pregnancy melasma and sun damage that I had.

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So, there you have it...Life Lately.
It hasn't been all sunshine & roses, but I am trying to have a positive attitude and not feel too self conscious with a bandage on my nose :)

          World Cup 2018: England boss Gareth Southgate feels privileged to see impact back home      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Gareth Southgate says it is a privilege to see the impact his England side have had on fans as he prepares to lead them into a World Cup semi-final against Croatia.
          Deschamps hails French character after semi-final scrap      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
France coach Didier Deschamps hailed the character of his young team after they beat Belgium 1-0 to set up a World Cup final against either England or Croatia in Moscow.
          'This is our best chance' City Croatia fan says his team want victory too      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
AS Croatia and England prepare to meet in the World Cup semi-finals, Vito Pauletic, a University of Worcester student who has returned home to Croatia for the summer, tells of the atmosphere in his hometown of Split.
          England fans don Gareth Southgate’s dapper waistcoat look ahead of their big match against Croatia      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
DAPPER England fans turned on the Gareth Southgate style yesterday as 10,000 Lionhearts descended on Moscow for tonight’s semi with Croatia. Supporters wearing the manager’s signature outfit thronged the city after supplies were parachuted in for our #WaistcoatWednesday appeal. They did the conga on the street leading into iconic Red Square — with their numbers […]
          Harry Maguire’s girlfriend Fern Hawkins reveals behind-the-scenes peek of the WAGS’ lives in World Cup Russia      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
WITH the world cup kicking off earlier in June the competition is down to the final three teams. For the first time since 1990 England are through to the semi-final of the World Cup. Only Croatia stands in their way of taking on France after they beat Belgium 1-0. With England doing better than expected, […]
          World Cup 2018: Raheem Sterling will come to the party against Croatia.. they’ll leave gaps which pacy England will exploit      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
I FULLY expect Raheem Sterling, Dele Alli and Jesse Lingard to come to the party tonight. Given how England’s previous opponents have set up, there has not been the space in behind the defence — or room for a No 10 to drop into the hole. But Croatia are very different tactically and will look to […]
          World Cup 2018: How England boss Gareth Southgate was inspired with manners and impeccable tailoring style of Ray Wilkins      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
HE is the not the first English football man to have been blessed with impeccable manners and immaculate tailoring. Not quite. And before this night of nights, when he will lead England into a World Cup semi-final against Croatia here in Moscow, Gareth Southgate is likely to remember another man cut from the same cloth. […]
          World Cup 2018: Gareth Southgate was not scared to make big changes, this England team are fast and clever and will make the final      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
BOTH Luka Modric and Ivan Rakitic are classy players, top midfielders. They play for Real Madrid and Barcelona. That tells you everything. In the group stage Croatia were brilliant. They beat Argentina 3-0, won all three games and looked a really good side. But in the two knockout games I have seen them having problems. […]
          France 1 Belgium 0: Samuel Umtiti’s header sends Les Bleus through to third World Cup final in 20 years where they will face either England or Croatia      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
SAMUEL UMTITI fired France into the final to leave Didier Deschamps dreaming of a repeat of his triumphant 1998 campaign as captain. The Barcelona defender’s second-half header was enough to settle this St Petersburg semi-final against neighbours Belgium, who had Les Bleus legend Thierry Henry in their dugout. And it means France boss Deschamps is […]
          Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp eyeing £22m deal for Juventus winger Marko Pjaca after Cristiano Ronaldo move      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
JURGEN KLOPP is looking to capitalise on Cristiano Ronaldo’s move to Juventus by bidding for Marko Pjaca, according to reports in Italy. Croatian winger Pjaca is a target for the Liverpool manager and Ronaldo’s move to Turin may allow the deal to happen. Klopp is preparing a bid of £22million for the 23-year-old, according to […]
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Nusu ya fainali ya kwanza ya michuano ya Kombe la Dunia nchini Urusi inaanza leo kwa mchezo mmoja kupigwa katika Uwanja wa Saint Petersburg baina ya Ufaransa na Ubelgiji.


Mechi hiyo inayosubiriwa kwa hamu na asilimia kubwa ya wadau wengi soka duniani itaanza majira ya saa 3 kamili usiku wa leo.


Mpaka sasa Ufaransa waliowahi kutinga hatua ya fainali mwaka 2006 dhidi ya Italia, wamepewa asilimia kubwa ya ushindi kuliko wapinzani wao Ubelgiji.


Ufaransa na Ubelgiji zimekutana mara 73 katika mashindano yote huku Ubelgiji wakishinda mara 30 na Ufaransa wakishinda mara 24 pamoja na kwenda sare mechi 19, leo watakuwa wanakutana mara ya 74.


Vilevile timu hizi kukutana mara ya mwisho katika michuano hii ilikuwa ni mwaka 1986 ambapo Ufaransa iliweza kushinda mabao 4-2 katika hatua ya kusaka mshindi wa tatu.


Na katika mchezo wa mwisho ambao ulikuwa wa kirafiki, Ubelgiji waliibuka na ushindi wa mabao 4-3 jijini Paris, mwaka 2015.


Kesho kutakuwa na mchezo mwingine wa pili ambapo England iliyokuwa haipewi nafasi kubwa kufanya vizuri, itakuwa inacheza na Croatia.

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ST. PETERSBURG, Russia — They're young, they're brash and they're collectively worth a billion dollars. The one thing missing for this French squad is an international title.

Kylian Mbappe, Paul Pogba and France are about to get that chance.

Les Bleus are headed to the World Cup final.

Samuel Umtiti clinched a 1-0 win over Belgium — and earned the approval of watching French President Emmanuel Macron in the VIP seats at St. Petersburg Stadium — by scoring on a header off a corner kick in the 51st minute on Tuesday.

"Vive la France! Vive la Republique!" France forward Antoine Griezmann shouted during postgame celebrations.

Umtiti played his part in a strong defensive effort by the French, too, helping to shut out the highest-scoring team at the tournament and leaving Belgium's golden generation of Eden Hazard, Kevin De Bruyne and Romelu Lukaku to regret another missed opportunity at a major tournament.

"It's me that scored," Umtiti said, "but we all delivered a big game."

France's players danced on the field after the final whistle and their fans sang in the stands long past the end of the match, surrounded by yellow-clad security.

They certainly hope to keep the party going on Sunday in the final in Moscow. France — with an average age of 26 — will face either Croatia or England, who play Wednesday at the Luzhniki Stadium in the Russian capital, and has a shot at redemption after losing its last two major finals — at the 2006 World Cup when Zinedine Zidane was sent off for a nasty head-butt and the 2016 European Championship on home soil.

"We're immensely privileged to be in the World Cup final," France coach Didier Deschamps said. "It was so painful two years ago we have to savor it."

Deschamps now has the chance to become the third person to win the World Cup as a player and a coach, after German great Franz Beckenbauer and Brazil's Mario Zagallo. As France captain, Deschamps raised soccer's most prized trophy in 1998.

Deschamps has faced some criticism for being too pragmatic and functional despite having a squad of superstars, but his team was set up superbly against an opponent that was largely restricted to only minor chances and denied on two occasions in particular by France goalkeeper Hugo Lloris.

He dived to his right midway through the first half to claw away Toby Alderweireld's shot, then got in front of Lukaku to punch away one of the many crosses sent in by Belgium in the final stages.

In a tournament dominated by goals from set pieces, France's goal came off a corner when Griezmann curled in the ball from the right and Umtiti got in front of tall Belgium midfielder Marouane Fellaini to knock in his header at the near post.

Up in the corporate seats, president Macron reacted to the goal by shaking the hand of King Philippe of Belgium as FIFA president Gianni Infantino watched on between them.

"Unfortunately for us, the difference is just a dead-ball situation, a set play," Belgium coach Roberto Martinez said. "The game was, as you can imagine, very close, very tight, and it was going to be decided (on) maybe the one that could find that final touch in the box."

After reaching the quarterfinals at both the 2014 World Cup and the European Championship in 2016, Belgium again missed the chance to get to an international final and has yet to fulfil its lofty expectations. Leading the scoring in this tournament with 14 goals, many thought this could be their year.

With Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar no longer in Russia, Hazard and Mbappe have taken over as the stars of the World Cup and there was a buzz every time either got the ball.

Yet while Hazard — Belgium's captain — faded after a strong opening 30 minutes, Mbappe was a constant threat. His first touch was after 10 seconds and, after receiving the ball on the right wing, he sped past Jan Vertonghen and then Mousa Dembele on a thrilling run.

At 19, Mbappe wasn't even born when France won the World Cup for the first and only time with a squad that is just as diverse as the one Deschamps is leading 20 years later.

Umtiti was born in Cameroon. Mbappe has Algerian-Cameroonian roots.

"It's a pure pleasure to see these players grow," Deschamps said, "and never give up."

Instead of a trip to Moscow, Belgium will return to St. Petersburg on Saturday for the third-place match no team wants to play.

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IN THE STANDS

Along with the French and Gabonese presidents and the king and queen of Belgium, there was rock 'n' roll royalty watching the game.

Mick Jagger was one of the many famous faces in the stands at St. Petersburg Stadium. The Rolling Stones frontman is a big soccer fan, having attended the World Cup final in Brazil in 2014 as well as many England games.

Former Baywatch actress Pamela Anderson, who is the partner of France defender Adil Rami, also was present.

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MOSCOW — The Latest on Tuesday at the World Cup (all times local):

12:15 a.m.

Paul Pogba has paused after the biggest win of his international career to dedicate it to the Thai soccer team whose last members were freed from a flooded cave hours earlier.

The France midfielder took to Twitter shortly after France beat Belgium late Tuesday to advance to the World Cup final. He posted the boys' photos and said the victory "goes to the heroes of the day, well done boys, you are so strong."

The last of the 12 boys and their coach were freed earlier in the day from a cave where they had been trapped for more than two weeks.

FIFA had invited the team to the World Cup final on Sunday but the governing body announced the boys wouldn't be able to attend since they are receiving medical treatment after their ordeal.

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11:15 p.m.

Paris has erupted in firecrackers, flares and shouts and tears of joy after France advanced to the World Cup final.

Red smoke rose up from flares fired by fans on the Right Bank esplanade outside City Hall, where crowds watched a broadcast of the 1-0 victory over Belgium on huge screens Tuesday night.

Fans poured onto streets around the city, from the chic Champs-Elysees to working-class neighborhoods on the edge of town. Firecrackers popped in quick succession, punctuated by car horns and football chants and "On est en finale!" or "we're in the final!"

Some streets were closed to car traffic to accommodate fans. Police vans lined the busiest areas in a city still on guard after extremist attacks.

France will face the winner of Wednesday's semifinal between England and Croatia in the World Cup decider in Moscow on Sunday. The French public, celebrities and politicians have rallied around the national team as it advanced.

Samuel Umititi scored the only goal in the semifinal with a header in the 51st minute at the St. Petersburg stadium in Russia.

Umititi says "We worked really hard together, and it's me that scored but we all delivered a big game."

His live TV interview was interrupted by teammate Antoine Griezmann, who saluted to the camera and said: "Vive la France! Vive la Republique!"

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10:55 p.m.

France has reached the World Cup final for the first time since 2006 with a 1-0 win over Belgium in a semifinal match that attracted presidents, royalty and a rock star.

Samuel Umtiti's header in the 51st minute was the only goal in a tense match at St. Petersburg.

France, the 1998 champions and runners-up in '06, will play either Croatia or England in Sunday's final at Moscow. England and Croatia will meet Wednesday in Moscow in the second semifinal.

France President Emmanuel Macron and King Philippe of Belgium shook hands in the VIP section before the match. Mick Jagger was also on the official list of guests.

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10:15 p.m.

What came first, the chicken or the goal?

Harry Kane, Dele Alli were among the England players who played a game of toss the rubber chicken at training, a day ahead of a World Cup semifinal against Croatia.

Why?

"That's exactly what I asked our fitness coaches around here," England coach Gareth Southgate said. "Our physical performance coaches try to keep refreshing the warmups of the players and keep them stimulated. Just a bit of fun to get them moving, and some of the mobility exercises."

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10:09 p.m.

Samuel Umtiti has headed France into a 1-0 lead against Belgium in the World Cup semifinals.

Umtiti rose brilliantly to head in Antoine Griezmann's corner from the right in the 51st minute, for his first goal of the tournament.

Striker Olivier Giroud won the corner after turning Belgian defender Vincent Kompany, forcing him to put his goal-bound shot out of play.

The winner in St. Petersburg plays Croatia or England in Sunday's final.

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9:46 p.m.

It's 0-0 at halftime in the World Cup semifinal despite Belgium and France going close to scoring in the first half.

With France's soccer-loving President Emmanuel Macron and Belgian King Philippe watching from the stands, France sat back and hoped to hit Belgium on the counterattack.

Belgium used the space to put France under pressure around the 20-minute mark with Eden Hazard firing a curling shot from the left that Raphael Varane headed over the bar. Hugo Lloris was twice called into action to save France.

The France goalkeeper first punched away a cross by Kevin De Bruyne aimed at Marouane Fellaini and moments later dived to his right to block a shot by Toby Alderweireld.

French teenager Kylian Mbappe's pace was a constant threat on the right and his pass in the 40th minute set up Benjamin Pavard but Belgian keeper Thibaut Courtois stuck out a left leg to deflect the shot wide.

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9:10 p.m.

Mick Jagger is on FIFA's list of VIP guests at the World Cup semifinal between France and Belgium in St. Petersburg.

The Rolling Stones singer completed the band's world tour on Sunday in Poland.

On stage in Warsaw, Jagger fulfilled a request by former Polish president Lech Walesa by drawing attention to an authoritarian government policy to remove independent judges.

Among the political leaders joining Jagger in the crowd as official are Hungary's Prime Minister Viktor Orban and Ali Bongo Ondimba, the President of Gabon.

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9 p.m.

The World Cup semifinal between France and Belgium has kicked off at St. Petersburg Stadium, with France President Emmanuel Macron and King Philippe of Belgium in attendance.

France coach Didier Deschamps warmly hugged Thierry Henry moments before the start. Henry is France's all-time leading scorer with 51 goals, but is now an assistant to Belgium coach Robert Martinez. Henry also greeted players on France's bench.

The winner between France and Belgium will meet Croatia or England in Sunday's final.

France was European Championship runner-up two years ago and is aiming to reach its fourth major final this century. Les Bleus won Euro 2000 and lost the 2006 World Cup final.

Belgium is hoping to reach only the second major final, having lost the European final to West Germany in 1980. Belgium lost its only previous World Cup semifinal to an Argentina in '86.

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8:50 p.m.

France President Emmanuel Macron is attending the World Cup semifinal between France and Belgium at St. Petersburg Stadium. Macron shook hands with King Philippe of Belgium, who was with his wife Queen Mathilde.

Macron and King Philippe shook hands warmly and Macron patted him on the chest.

Macron is an avid soccer fan and supports southern French club Marseille.

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8:10 p.m.

Mexico went home from the World Cup more than a week ago, and while its fans are still scattered around Russia, some of them have lost enough interest in the matches that they're selling tickets at face value.

Several fans wearing Mexico's green jerseys approached a larger group of Belgians at a beer garden in St. Petersburg offering seats at "FIFA prices" for the World Cup semifinal. They didn't immediately find any takers among the festive Europeans, who apparently already were set for the Belgium-France match.

Mexican and South American fans came to Russia in huge numbers despite having to travel far greater distances than Europeans. They're still everywhere in the semifinal cities of St. Petersburg and Moscow even though only teams still alive are from Europe.

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7:55 p.m.

Belgium coach Roberto Martinez has picked Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Mousa Dembele to replace Thomas Meunier for the World Cup semifinal against France.

Martinez has been forced to reshuffle his back line after Paris Saint-Germain wing back Meunier was suspended for the match in St. Petersburg after picking up his second yellow card of the tournament in Belgium's 2-1 quarterfinal win over Brazil.

After using a four-man defense against Brazil, Martinez has reverted to a three-man backline and four-man midfield of Nacer Chadli on the left, Dembele on the right, and Marouane Fellaini and Axel Witsel in the middle.

Eden Hazard, Romelu Lukaku and Kevin De Bruyne make up a potent three-man attack.

Dembele's inclusion was the only change to the Belgium team that beat Brazil 2-1 in the quarterfinals.

Lineup: Thibaut Courtois, Toby Alderweireld, Vincent Kompany, Jan Vertonghen, Axel Witsel, Kevin De Bruyne, Marouane Fellaini, Romelu Lukaku, Eden Hazard, Mousa Dembele, Nacer Chadli.

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7:45 p.m.

France coach Didier Deschamps has recalled Blaise Matuidi in the only change to his lineup for the World Cup semifinal against Belgium at St. Petersburg Stadium.

Matuidi, who was suspended for the 2-0 quarterfinal win over Uruguay last Friday, comes into midfield to replace Corentin Tolisso.

Veteran striker Olivier Giroud hasn't scored yet in the tournament but needs one goal to move ahead of Zinedine Zidane into outright fourth spot on France's all-time list. Giroud keeps his place in a forward line featuring 19-year-old sensation Kylian Mbappe and Antoine Griezmann.

France: Hugo Lloris, Benjamin Pavard, Raphael Varane, Samuel Umtiti, Paul Pogba, Antoine Griezmann, Olivier Giroud, Kylian Mbappe, N'Golo Kante, Blaise Matuidi, Lucas Hernandez.

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7:30 p.m.

The British government says motorways are expected to have one-third less traffic than normal when England takes on Croatia in the World Cup semifinals.

Highways England says traffic analysis on each of the England match days to date showed that during the games demand reduced by up to 33 percent.

The agency said in a statement that roads were not busier than normal before or after games, "suggesting people are often choosing not to travel or to travel at completely different times."

Frank Bird, one of Highways England's emergency planning officers, says "along with the rest of the country, we'll be cheering on England! We want them to bring it home - and we want everyone on our roads to get home safely."

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7:15 p.m.

Thousands more England fans are expected to descend on Moscow for their first World Cup semifinal in 28 years, but there's not much sign of them yet.

The Nikolskaya street near the Kremlin, elaborately decorated with hanging lights, has been the main gathering point for fans in the Russian capital.

There were no more than a few dozen England fans there as of late Tuesday afternoon, with those singing team songs heavily outnumbered by passers-by filming them on phones.

Still, Kevin Miles of the Football Supporters Federation expects between 5,000 and 7,000 fans for Wednesday's semifinal against Croatia, but admits "a lot of people are doing it last minute, so it's very difficult to put numbers on it."

Airlines have offered extra places on flights to Moscow and some Russians have sold their tickets after their team lost to Croatia. Still, Miles says high prices "have put a lot of people off" who were thinking of traveling at short notice.

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6:15 p.m.

England manager Gareth Southgate has been surprised at the vest craze back home, where "Waistcoast Wednesday" is trending.

Stores have been pushing waistcoat sales as England advanced to a World Cup semifinal match against Croatia in Moscow on Wednesday, with people taken by Southgate's style of wearing a vest without his suit jacket,

Southgate says "I was not a renowned fashion icon throughout my playing career, so it's rather strange to feel that way now. But we are really proud of the support that we are receiving."

England has reached the semifinals at the World Cup for the first time since 1990, and confidence among supporters is growing that the national team will win the title for the first time since 1966.

Southgate says, "We've had the chance to make a difference. Our supporters, our country has had a long time of suffering in terms of football, and the enthusiasm they have for these players, because of the way they've — not only the way they've played, but the way they're conducted themselves, they've been brilliant ambassadors for our country, and I think everybody can see that they're proud to wear the shirt."

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5 p.m.

FOX Sports says it will be simulcasting the World Cup semifinal between France and Belgium on Silvercast's high-definition screen known as "Mega-Zilla" in New York's Times Square.

Soccer fans in the United States have watched the World Cup in Russia on big screens around the country, but this is promoted as the biggest of them all.

The "Mega-Zilla," a 78-foot-by-330-foot (24x100-meter) screen being promoted as the largest TV screen in the world, will be located between 45th and 46th Street on Broadway in Manhattan.

France and Belgium will be playing for a spot in Sunday's final in Moscow.

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4:45 p.m.

FIFA says players from the youth soccer team rescued from a cave in Thailand will not be able to attend the World Cup final.

The sport's world governing body says it has been informed by Thai authorities that the 12 boys and their coach "will not be in a position to travel" for health reasons.

FIFA expressed its "great joy" at the rescue and says its "priority remains the health of everyone involved in the operation."

FIFA leaders will meet with Thai soccer officials this weekend in Moscow to explore "a new opportunity" to invite the boys to a major event to celebrate their survival.

The last four of the boys and the team coach were rescued Tuesday from a flooded cave in far northern Thailand after an ordeal that lasted more than two weeks.

FIFA expressed "profound gratitude to all persons involved in the rescue operation," and condolences for the family of the diver who died.

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3:30 p.m.

They're getting the World Cup croissants ready in Paris.

Paris, Russia, that is.

The village of Paris just outside the Russian city of Nizhny Novgorod is embracing its French links ahead of the World Cup semifinal match between France and Belgium.

The village cafe is decorated with images of the Eiffel Tower and is preparing croissants for the game, plus a Russian menu for any French guests who might happen to drop by.

Mayor Sergei Gromov says "we were supporting Russia but now it's turned out like that (that Russia was eliminated), we're going to support France and wish it success."

The village's full name is In Memory Of The Paris Commune, a reference to a socialist rebellion in 19th-century France. The name is so unwieldy most locals use Paris for short. Not everyone in Paris is pro-France, though. Villager Elena Vasilyeva says she's cheering on Belgium because "they're a real team."

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3 p.m.

The Ukraine Football Federation has offered to pay a fine imposed on a Croatia official for making a pro-Ukraine video at the World Cup.

Soccer's international governing body has fined Ognjen Vukojevic 15,000 Swiss francs ($15,150) for "unsporting behavior" after he and Croatia defender Domagoj Vida recorded a video including the phrase "glory to Ukraine" after the team beat host nation Russia in the World Cup quarterfinals.

The video angered some Russian fans, but was welcomed in Ukraine, where both Vida and Vukojevic formerly played for the Dynamo Kiev club. Russia annexed the Crimean peninsula from Ukraine in 2014 and political tensions remain high.

UFF president Andriy Pavelko, wearing a Croatia shirt and scarf, tells Ukrainian broadcaster 112 that he and other members of the UFF management offered to pay the fine and help Vukojevic with legal costs if he wants to appeal the ruling.

The Croatia soccer federation has already removed Vukojevic from its World Cup delegation. Vida was let off with an official warning and no match sanction, leaving him available to play in Wednesday's World Cup semifinal against England.

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1 p.m.

The World Cup semifinal stage is beginning with the all-European lineup being celebrated by soccer's governing body on the continent.

Belgium and France play in St. Petersburg on Tuesday and then Croatia and England meet the following night in Moscow.

It is the fifth time the last four has featured only European teams.

UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin says "even though some of our traditional contenders such as Germany, Spain and Portugal were eliminated, there are other teams which have surpassed expectations and can now win the title."

In a statement to The Associated Press, Ceferin added "these results validate all the work that is being done across the continent to develop football, and they also showcase the strength and quality that exists across the whole UEFA region."

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France goalkeeper Hugo Lloris celebrates after the quarterfinal match between Uruguay and France at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Nizhny Novgorod Stadium, in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, Friday, July 6, 2018. France defeated Uruguay by 2-0. (AP Photo/David Vincent)

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Croatia national soccer team players celebrate after a penalty is saved in a shootout during the quarterfinal match between Russia and Croatia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Fisht Stadium, in Sochi, Russia, Saturday, July 7, 2018. Croatia won the match 4-3 on penalties after the game ended 2-2 after extra time. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

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MOSCOW — Gareth Southgate and England are ready to face the music.

No other soccer nation dwells on decades of failure quite like the English. Southgate was so demoralized by his penalty kick failure against Germany in the 1996 European Championship semifinals, he avoided The Lightning Seeds "Three Lions," the team's official song when it hosted the tournament.

Now the song, with its repeated chorus of "football's coming home," is a staple again, No. 5 this week on YouTube UK's top music videos chart with more than 2 million views on the day of England's last match.

"'Football's coming home' is a song I couldn't even listen to for 20 years, frankly, so for me it has a slightly different feel," Southgate said Tuesday on the eve of England's World Cup semifinal match against Croatia. "But it's nice to hear people enjoying it again."

When the song first was released, the chorus proclaimed "Three lions on a shirt/Jules Rimet still gleaming/Thirty years of hurt/never stopped me dreaming." A 1998 update changed the third verse to "no more years of hurt."

England hasn't played in the semifinals of a major tournament since Southgate's penalty kick at Wembley was saved by Andreas Koepke 22 years ago, and Andrea Moeller put the next kick over David Seaman and under the crossbar. The most-cherished national team memory remains the 1966 World Cup final victory at Wembley over West Germany, a demarcation point in the island's history as much as 1066 (the Norman invasion) and 1707 (union with Scotland).

"It was a long time ago, so not too many of us can remember that far back," said midfielder Jordan Henderson, born in 1990.

The winner Wednesday advances to Sunday's final against France. Southgate wants to break stereotypes, and not just on the field.

"I'm rare breed. I'm an Englishman that doesn't drink tea," he said.

England and Croatia are teams that innovated over time but have generally been immutable during the World Cup, sticking to virtually identical starting lineups except for group phase finales, after advancement was secure. In the other four games, Croatia's only variable to its 4-2-3-1 formation was whether to start captain Luka Modric in a deep midfield role and Andrej Kramaric more advanced, or to move up Modric and start Marcelo Brozovic.

Right back Sime Vrsaljko limped off during the quarterfinal win over host Russia and goalkeeper Danijel Subasic had a hamstring injury during extra time but remained in the match. When asked about injuries, Croatia coach Zlatko Dalic responded through a translator with inconclusive palaver about Vrsaljko having "this niggle."

England has gone with a 3-5-2, and the only change was to start Ruben Loftus-Cheek in midfield after Dele Alli injured a thigh.

"The biggest thing that the gaffer's brought since he's come in, which he's brought right from day one, was identity, and about the way that we wanted to create a team," Henderson said. "You can see that togetherness on the pitch now, and I think that's valuable in crucial moments in big games, and yeah, I can definitely say this is most together England team that I've been involved in, and so I think that makes a massive difference and you get your rewards for that."

With an average age of 26, England is one of the youngest teams at the World Cup.

"We were never quite sure how far this team could go," Southgate said. "The age of the players, the improvement in the players, the hunger in the players has been apparent for everybody to see. We're really proud in the style that we've played, with the intelligence that we've played, and that we've performed under pressure and dealt with difficult situations in games where we've had to wait until the last minute to score, we've had to recover from conceding in last minute, we've been through extra time, penalties."

Croatia made its only semifinal appearance in 1998, losing 2-1 to host France. Defender Dejan Lovren is a teammate of Henderson's on Champions League finalist Liverpool, and Lovren bristled when asked about a 4-1 loss at Tottenham last October when England striker Harry Kane scored twice.

"It's completely irrelevant," he said through a translator. "Why didn't you ask me how I played well against him? You are just nitpicking my poor performances."

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LONDON — In an age of tattoos, tongue piercings and tensions over Brexit, a soft-spoken man in a dark blue waistcoat and striped tie is uniting England amid dreams of victory in soccer's World Cup.

Coach Gareth Southgate is the buttoned-down leader of a new generation of players who speak softly and let their victories silence critics. And England supporters have found that refreshing after years of underperforming teams led by stars such as David Beckham, who became as much a celebrity as an athlete.

"He's very much about a team spirit. It's more about the collective — you can see it in the way he deals with the squad," said Paul Willis, who was in the stands last Saturday in Samara, Russia, when England reached the semifinals with a 2-0 victory over Sweden. "We had superstars, but we didn't have a team."

Southgate's focus on teamwork and civility has made him an unlikely icon in a country that is deeply divided by bitter arguments over plans to leave the European Union and a widening gap between rich and poor. England Captain Harry Kane may be the tournament's leading scorer, but fans are donning waistcoats and ties — even as the country enjoys an unusually hot summer — in homage to Southgate as pundits extol the 47-year-old coach's calm leadership.

"He has shown us the value of courtesy, kindness, hard work and that most derided of virtues, niceness," columnist India Knight wrote in the Sunday Times. "He has redefined not just how to be a manager, but how to be a man."

Southgate displayed his character after England's July 3 victory over Colombia, offering a supportive hug to Colombian player Mateus Uribe after his miss in a penalty shootout helped England advance. The England coach understood Uribe's agony, having missed a similar shot at the 1996 European championships. The moment of empathy also reminded the country how Southgate once lampooned his own failure with a Pizza Hut commercial in which he wore a bag over his head to shield his identity from angry fans.

Southgate's compassion sparked a hashtag for the coach's real and imagined acts of kindness such as "#GarethSouthgateWould stop and help you put the chain back on your bike even if he was all dressed in his waistcoat and late for the game."

Southgate became manager less than two years ago after the Football Association's first choice was forced out after unguarded comments to undercover reporters. Since then he has quietly ushered out the last of the old stars and brought together a group of youngsters who modestly shrug off compliments and give kudos to their teammates.

Perhaps more importantly, he recognized the contribution of the fans, something that had been eroded during the superstar era. After every game, Southgate and his players walk across the field to applaud the supporters who have traveled to Russia to cheer for the team.

"We had lost a bit of connection," Willis, a 57-year-old fan from Birmingham, said of past regimes. "That is now back. All the team and the back room applaud our input to the game."

That has also translated into huge support back home in football-mad England.

At least 20 million people, 38 percent of England's population, watched Saturday's victory over Sweden, according to figures from the BBC. Commentators say the actual number was much higher because so many people watched the game on huge screens in parks and shopping centers.

London authorities are inviting 30,000 fans to the city's Hyde Park for a screening of Wednesday's semifinal against Croatia. Fearing demand will far exceed that, authorities stressed that only those with tickets should come to the park. Ticket services reported hundreds of people were trying to dump theater tickets for Wednesday because they had more pressing business elsewhere.

Social media sites are urging fans to wear waistcoats — please don't call them vests — to the office ahead of the big match — a "Waistcoat Wednesday" if you will. Marks & Spencer, the official tailor to the England team, says sales of the grandfatherly garments have doubled during the World Cup.

Rio Ferdinand, one of the previous "golden generation" of players who is now a commentator for the BBC, has been leading the cheers for this year's team, asking fans to post video of their beer-throwing, chest-bearing, flag-waving celebrations after the win over Sweden.

On Sunday, Ferdinand tweeted his own mea culpa for past failures, while also highlighting Southgate's unique contribution.

"Why weren't the golden generation... the golden generation???" he tweeted. "We as players look at ourselves first...we never performed....but sometimes you have to be allowed to perform! Gareth is allowing this current @England to do this."

That's paying off.

Kane, who turns 25 later this month, has scored six goals in the tournament. Dele Alli, 22, came back from injury to score the team's second goal against Sweden. Fabian Delph, 28, played the last 15 minutes of Saturday's game after missing the previous game against Colombia because Southgate allowed him to go home for the birth of his third child.

Southgate himself recognizes the contributions of everyone, from the physiotherapists to the players who push their teammates in practice but rarely get into a game, even to fans back home.

"Our country has been through some difficult moments recently in terms of its unity, and I think sport has the power to do that and football in particular has the power to do that," he said. "So for us, we can feel the energy and we can feel the support from home, and that's, that's a very special feeling. It's a privilege."

Barring that, it does help to have a snappy waistcoat.

"Quite frankly, I don't care what he wears," Willis said. "He can wear a tutu if we carry on winning."

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MOSCOW — An influx of England fans is expected to descend on Moscow for the World Cup semifinals, but there's not much sign of them yet.

The Nikolskaya street near the Kremlin, elaborately decorated with hanging lights, has been the main gathering point for fans in the Russian capital.

A few dozen England fans were there on Tuesday afternoon, with those singing team songs heavily outnumbered by passers-by filming them on phones.

Kevin Miles of the Football Supporters Federation expects between 5,000 and 7,000 fans for Wednesday's semifinal between England and Croatia, but admits "a lot of people are doing it last minute, so it's very difficult to put numbers on it."

Airlines have offered extra places on flights to Moscow and some Russians have sold their tickets to the match after the host nation lost to Croatia in the quarterfinals. Still, Miles says high prices for flights and tickets — whether bought through FIFA or from touts — means fans can't be as spontaneous as they'd like.

"The prices have put a lot of people off," Miles told The Associated Press. "There's a lot of people having that idea at home and getting online and seeing the costs and practicalities."

England's influx comes amid political turmoil at home over Britain's exit from the European Union, and as British police linked the death of a British woman to the poisonings of ex-spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in March. The British government has blamed Russia for the earlier poisonings.

Some fans are expected to travel without tickets, partly because the FSF identified a loophole in Russia's visa-free system for the World Cup for ticketholders. Russian authorities are issuing "Fan IDs," which mean fans with tickets don't need visas, but the application system allows them to use numbers from other people's tickets and even tickets from old games.

"The experience so far of the first five games has been that the place has been very hospitable and very friendly," Miles said. "There's plenty of opportunities to watch the match without a ticket if you want to come, so people shouldn't feel put off at all. No doubt it'll be a great atmosphere on final day in particular."

England fans congregated at some bars on Nikolskaya on Tuesday, but there were far fewer fans than from the big crowds of South Americans who turned the street into Moscow's party central in previous weeks. The few Croats there were outnumbered by sombrero-wearing stragglers from Mexico's thousands-strong fan army, even though Mexico was eliminated eight days before.

Giant England flags were tied to fences, bearing the names of lower-league clubs such as Blackpool, Bristol City and Tamworth.

England fan Barry Walker said he'd been at England's two knockout games and expected fan numbers to double for the semifinals.

"I've loved it," Walker said. "Russians just want to buy us drinks."

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PARIS, Russia — They're getting the World Cup croissants ready in Paris.

The Russian village of Paris, that is.

The village just outside the Russian city of Nizhny Novgorod is embracing its French links ahead of the World Cup semifinal match between France and Belgium.

The village cafe is decorated with images of the Eiffel Tower and is preparing croissants for the game, plus a Russian menu for any French guests who might happen to drop by. The village fire station is setting up benches outside for the crew's friends and relatives to watch the game and has hung a French flag from an old fire truck.

"We're going to support France today because our home is known as Little Paris," Mayor Sergei Gromov said. "We were supporting Russia but now that it's turned out like this (with Russia eliminated), we're going to support France and wish it success."

The village's full name is In Memory Of The Paris Commune, a reference to a socialist rebellion in 19th-century France. The name is so unwieldy most locals use Paris for short.

Not everyone in Paris is pro-France, though. Elena Vasilyeva said she will cheering for Belgium.

"They're a real team," she said. "I like them more."

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A capsule look at Wednesday's World Cup semifinal match between Croatia and England in Moscow (2 p.m. EDT, 9 p.m. local):

WHY CROATIA WILL WIN

A generation of players in their primes, or just past their primes, led by a strong midfield with Ivan Pericic (29), Ivan Rakatic (30) and Luka Modric (32), with Mario Mandzukic (32) heading the attack.

WHY ENGLAND WILL WIN

After falling short for generations, coach Gareth Southgate has put together a team that is playing like a team. Striker Harry Kane was the only standout heading into the tournament. Plus the Croats are coming off consecutive penalty-kick wins and figure to have to more tired legs.

PROJECTED LINEUPS

Croatia: 4-2-3-1 — Subasic; Vrsaljko, Lovren, Vida, Strinic; Rakitic, Modric; Rebic, Kamaric, Perisic; Mandzukic

England: 3-5-2 — Pickford; Walker, Stones, Maguire; Henderson, Trippier, Alli, Lingard, Young; Sterling, Kane

MAN IN THE MIDDLE

Cuneyt Cakir of Turkey will referee his second straight World Cup semifinal match, after Argentina's penalty-kick win over the Netherlands four years ago. Cakir worked Iran's 1-0 win over Morocco and Argentina's 2-1 victory over Nigeria in the group stage this year, and he refereed Barcelona's 3-1 victory over Juventus in the 2015 Champions League final.

WORLD CUP HISTORY

In England's last semifinal match, Andreas Brehme's 60th-minute shot deflected off an onrushing Paul Parker at the penalty arc and looped over goalkeeper Peter Shilton to put West Germany ahead. England tied the score when Parker's cross bounced off Juergen Kohler and fell to Gary Lineker, who beat goalkeeper Bodo Illgner to the far post in the 80th minute. In the shootout, Stuart Pearce was stopped by Illgner on England's fourth attempt, Olaf Thon converted for a 4-3 lead and Chris Waddle shot over the crossbar.

Croatia went ahead in the 1998 semifinals only 26 seconds into the second half when Aljosa Asanovic split the defense with a pass, and Davor Suker scored his fifth goal of the tournament. Lilian Thuram tied the score a minute later after stealing the ball from Zvonimir Boban near the Croat penalty area and exchanging passes with Youri Djorkaeff. Thuram scored the go-ahead goal with a curling shot in the 70th minute, and France won 2-1.

CROATIA GOALS

vs. Nigeria (2-0): own-goal (32), Modric (71-penalty)

vs. Argentina (3-0): Rebic (53), Modric (80), Rakatic (90+1)

vs. Iceland (2-1): Badelj (53), Perisic (90)

vs. Denmark (1-1, 3-2 penalty kicks): Mandzukic (4)

vs. Russia (2-2, 4-3 penalty kicks): Kramaric (39), Vida (101)

ENGLAND GOALS

vs. Tunisia (2-1): Kane (11, 90+1)

vs. Panama (6-1): Stones (8, 40), Kane (22, 45+1-penalty, 62), Lingard (36)

vs. Belgium (0-1)

vs. Colombia (1-1, 4-3 penalty kicks): Kane (57-penalty)

vs. Sweden (2-0): Maguire (30), Alli (59)

HEAD TO HEAD

Croatians played for Yugoslavia before splitting off in 1990. England has four wins, two losses and one draw in the matchup, including a 4-2 victory in the group stage of the 2004 European Championship. The teams have not met since qualifying for the 2010 World Cup, when England won 4-1 in Zagreb and 5-1 at Wembley Stadium. England goalkeeper Paul Robinson kicked at and missed a backpass from Gary Neville, allowing an own-goal in a 2-0 loss in a European qualifier in 2006. Goalkeeper Scott Carson fumbled Niki Kranjcar's shot into the net for the opening goal as Croatia won 3-2 at Wembley the following year, causing England to miss Euro 2008. England coach Steve McClaren held a large red-and-blue umbrella on the sidelines and was mocked as the "Wally with the brolly," and he was fired the next day. They are drawn into the same group of the initial Nations League, a new competition kicking off this autumn.

SUSPENSIONS

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INJURY CONCERNS

Croatia right back Sime Vrsaljko walked slowly off the field with an apparent leg injury when he was replaced in extra time of the quarterfinals.

England midfielder Dele Alli has not played a full match since injuring a thigh against Tunisia.

JUST SAYING

Croatia: "It won't be easy for us. We will focus in the next few days to recover as much as possible. We will look for the best solutions ahead the match, considering we have a few players with minor issues after the match against Russia. It won't be easy, but to get into the semifinals it's a new motive for us." — Croatia coach Zlatko Dalic, through a translator

England: "Probably 18 months ago I talked to them about if you have success with England, it will be so much bigger than anything you can imagine, and I think that is probably starting to register with them now." — England coach Gareth Southgate

STATS

Goals: Croatia 10, England 11

Assists: 6/5

Shots: 78/70

Shots on goal: 19/19

Shots off target: 39/30

Shots blocked: 20/21

Yellow cards: 12/5

Red cards: 0/0

Corner kicks: 26/30

Offsides: 7/12

Fouls committed: 78/53

Fouls conceded: 80/69

Ball possession: 55 percent/54 percent

Passes attempted/completed: 2,736/2,261 (83 percent), 2,665/2,318 (87 percent)

Distance covered: 360.8 miles (580.66 kilometers)/351.1 miles (565.06 kilometers)

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          Samuel Umtiti’s header holds up to propel France into World Cup Final      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

France has reached their third World Cup final, beating Belgium 1-0 on Tuesday to advance to Sunday’s championship game. They’ll meet the winner of Wednesday’s England-Croatia match. The French took the lead through Barcelona center back Samuel Umtiti in the 51st minute, scoring a header off a corner from Antoine Greizmann. #MundialTelemundo ¡Por los aires! Read more...

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          Justin Timberlake is showing Croatia-England World Cup semi before his London concert      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Justin Timberlake’s “The Man of the Woods Tour” has taken him to England this week. And since he couldn’t have possibly predicted this when he set his tour dates, this Wednesday’s concert at the O2 Arena in London falls on the same night as England’s World Cup semifinal against Croatia. Instead of making his fans choose Read more...

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Croatia vs England Live Stream (https://solve.mit.edu/users/Croatia-vs-England-2018-Live-Stream-Soccer-Today) Hotel Transylvania 3 Full Movie Online...
          Croatia didn't pay the penalty for misses this time around      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

          France beat Belgium to reach final in Russia      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Sky News:–  France have reached the World Cup final after beating Belgium 1-0 in St Petersburg. Defender Samuel Umtiti scored the winning goal with a powerful header past goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois in the 51st minute. It means the 1998 World Cup winners will play either England or Croatia in the eagerly-awaited final on Sunday. The remaining […]

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          Wimbledon diary: Goran Ivanisevic takes bite out of Three Lions      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Goran Ivanisevic was a popular Wimbledon champion but that may not be the case for much longer. Giving a quick interview to the BBC after taking part in the seniors tournament, the Croatian was asked about the World Cup semi-final and gave an...
          Gareth Southgate: England boss reveals pre-match superstitions ahead of World Cup clash      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The England manager is on the verge of leading his Three Lions to the World Cup final and a shot at immortality. European rivals Croatia stand between the Three Lions and their chance to emulate the legends of 1966. Wednesday’s semi-final in the...
          World Cup top scorers: Latest Golden Boot standings ahead of England vs Croatia      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
World Cup top scorers: Latest Golden Boot standings   WORLD CUP TOP SCORERS: Here are the latest standings in the Golden Boot race ahead of England's semi-final match with Croatia. 1 / 10 GETTY 10. Kylian Mbappe (France) - 3 goals, 0 assists, 444...
          The Latest: Pogba dedicates France win to freed Thai players      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The Ukraine Football Federation has offered to pay a fine imposed on a Croatia official for making a contentious pro-Ukraine video at the World Cup.
          7/11/2018: SPORT: Modric wary of England power      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

CROATIA’S population may pale in comparison, but superstar Luka Modric declared that they are carrying as much pressure as England to reach the Russia 2018 final. World Cup stars on either side will be given until the last minute to prove their...
          'This is our best chance' City Croatia fan says his team want victory too      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
AS Croatia and England prepare to meet in the World Cup semi-finals, Vito Pauletic, a University of Worcester student who has returned home to Croatia for the summer, tells of the atmosphere in his hometown of Split.
          England boss Gareth Southgate not relying on superstitions to get past Croatia      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Southgate did not think much of his ‘lucky socks’ at Middlesbrough.
          Gareth Southgate happy to see England’s World Cup run unite country      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
England face Croatia in the semi-final on Wednesday evening.
          SC: England fans feeling confident ahead of Croatia match      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
With England one win away from returning to the World Cup final, ESPN's Alison Bender asks English fans in Moscow if they think "it's coming home."
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          2018 FIFA World Cup semi-finals: France beats Belgium – CBS News      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
CBS NewsThe 2018 FIFA World Cup is down to the final four teams. France will face off against Belgium in the first semi-final match Tuesday while England faces Croatia Wednesday. Each of those winners will play in the World Cup Final on Sunday. Neither Belgium …Four semi-finalists, four key attributesFIFA.comPoll: Who Will Win the 2018 […]
          ĐIỂM TIN THỨ BA 10/07/2018 (Tin Tức Hàng Ngày)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   




·         Hải quân Mỹ và Philippines tập trận ở Biển Đông (VOA) - Trong tuần này, Hải quân Hoa Kỳ và Philippines bắt đầu tập trận quân sự ở Biển Đông, trang Stars and Stripes trích thông cáo của Hải quân Mỹ cho biết hôm 9/7.
·         Trung Quốc lừa Mỹ và châu Âu ở WTO như thế nào? (RFI) - « Trung Quốc đã lừa Mỹ và châu Âu như thế nào ở Tổ Chức Thương Mại Thế Giới ? » Đây là câu hỏi lớn được nhật báo kinh tế Les Echos đặt ra trong chuyên mục « Ý kiến & Bình luận » trong số ra ngày 09/07/2018.
·         Báo TQ hô hào châu Á chống thuế quan Mỹ (VOA) - Các nước châu Á nên hợp lực để phát triển mạnh thêm ngành công nghiệp, tránh bị ảnh hưởng bởi mức thuế quan của chính phủ Mỹ đối với hàng hóa Trung Quốc, các chuyên gia nói với tờ Global Times của Bắc Kinh hôm 8/7.
·         Việt Nam sẽ phải tự giảm 8 tỷ USD xuất siêu vào Mỹ? (VOA) - Vào năm 2015, Nguyễn Phú Trọng phải lần đầu tiên ‘xuất tướng’ sang Mỹ nhằm tìm kiếm cơ hội cho nền kinh tế Việt Nam, mà kẻ hưởng lợi phía sau đương nhiên là ngân sách đảng cầm quyền của ông ta trong bối cảnh...
·         Nhân quyền ‘biến mất’ khỏi Facebook của Đại sứ Mỹ, gây tranh cãi (VOA) - Một bài trên trang Facebook của đại sứ Hoa Kỳ tại Việt Nam đang gây tranh cãi khi cư dân mạng nhận thấy có sự bất nhất về nội dung nói đến nhân quyền và pháp quyền
·         Ngoại trưởng Pompeo nêu vụ công dân Mỹ bị bắt ở Việt Nam (VOA) - Trong các cuộc thảo luận với quan chức cấp cao của Việt Nam nhân chuyến thăm Hà Nội, ông Mike Pompeo đã nêu vụ bắt giữ công dân Mỹ William Nguyễn (hay còn gọi thân mật là Will).
·         Khách sạn Rex ‘che bản đồ Việt Nam’ khi bí thư Sài Gòn tiếp lãnh đạo Trung Quốc(VNTB)- Người Việt - SÀI GÒN, Việt Nam (NV) – “Nhân viên khách sạn Rex lúc đầu đã phản đối lệnh của Sở Ngoại Vụ thành phố Sài Gòn về việc phải dùng một chậu cây lớn để che và tắt đèn gần vị trí đặt tấm bản đồ cho thấy Biển Đông và hai quần đảo Hoàng Sa và Trường Sa của Việt Nam. Nhưng giám đốc Sở Ngoại Vụ (Lê Quang Long) đã khiển trách và buộc khách sạn phải làm theo lệnh trước khi ông Hoàng Khôn Minh xuất hiện,” một viên chức ngành du lịch đề nghị ẩn danh, nói với nhật báo Người Việt hôm 8 Tháng Bảy, 2018.
·         Giáo xứ miền Trung phản đối luật An ninh mạng (BBC) - Có các cuộc xuống đường của người Công giáo ở miền Trung VN phản đối luật An ninh mạng hôm 8/7.
·         Bộ trưởng TT-TT lại kêu gọi kiểm soát thông tin mạng (RFA) - Các đơn vị liên quan đến truyền thông, thông tin Việt Nam cần quản lý chặt chẽ các trang thông tin điện tử, mạng xã hội, cũng như xây dựng, hoàn thiện các văn bản quản lý, cung cấp, và sử dụng dịch vụ internet.
·         Việt Nam: Blogger bị bắt vì chỉ trích Chính phủ phải được phóng thích (BoxitVN) - Vũ Quốc Ngữ dịch - Phản ứng về việc blogger và nhà báo chính trị Lê Anh Hùng bị bắt với cáo buộc “Lạm dụng quyền tự do dân chủ” chỉ vì công bố một bức thư ngỏ trong đó ông phê phán chính sách mới của Chính phủ về đặc khu kinh tế, Minar Pimple, Giám đốc Các Chương trình Toàn cầu của tổ chức Ân xá Quốc tế (Amnesty International), nói: “Tuy nhiên, một lần nữa, các nhà chức trách của Việt Nam đã sử dụng các điều luật đàn ...
·         16 người biểu tình tại Long An bị phạt với cáo buộc gây rối (RFA) - 16 người tham gia biểu tình tại khu công nghiệp Hòa Bình, huyện Thủ Thừa, tỉnh Long An vào ngày 12 tháng 6 phản đối hai Dự luật Đặc khu Kinh Tế và An ninh mạng bị xử phạt với cáo buộc ‘gây rối trật tự công cộng.’
·         Tổ chức Ân xá Quốc tế kêu gọi trả tự do cho 3 nhà hoạt động dân chủ (RFA) - Tổ chức Ân xá Quốc tế Amnesty International (AI) hôm 9/7 ra kêu gọi yêu cầu Việt Nam trả tự do cho 3 nhà hoạt động dân chủ là Vũ Quang Thuận, Nguyễn Văn Điển và Trần Hoàng Phúc.
·         Hải Phòng rước “sát thủ” về sống chung (BoxitVN) - Tô Văn Trường - Dự án nhà máy giấy và bột giấy của một tập đoàn Trung Quốc, dự kiến triển khai tại KCN Nam Đình Vũ (Hải Phòng). Độc tố thải ra trong quá trình sản xuất sẽ “giết” môi trường rất nhanh. Trong khi mới đây, hôm 24-6, Thủ tướng Nguyễn Xuân Phúc lúc chủ trì hội nghị trực tuyến toàn quốc về bảo vệ môi trường đã khẳng định trước toàn dân rất mạnh mẽ “kiên quyết không vì phát triển kinh tế mà đánh đổi môi trường” thì thật ...
·         Người Trung Quốc đã cắm chốt và đang tung hoành ở Cửa Việt – Quảng Trị? (BoxitVN) - Lê Anh Hùng - Như chúng tôi từng cảnh báo, chiến lược thôn tính Việt Nam của Trung Quốc trong kỷ nguyên của chiến tranh hiện đại là từng bước hình thành nhiều gọng kìm nhằm bủa vây và siết chặt dải đất hình chữ S từ mọi hướng: biên giới phía bắc, biên giới Lào – Việt, biên giới Campuchia – Việt Nam, vùng biển Tây Nam, Biển Đông và vùng duyên hải Việt Nam. Trong tương lai, khi một cuộc chiến khó tránh khỏi giữa Hà Nội và Bắc Kinh xẩy ...
·         Sai phạm trong quản lý đất đai tại Đà Nẵng (RFA) - Trong báo cáo của Hội đồng Nhân dân Thành Phố Đà Nẵng về kết quả giám sát chuyên đề đối với hoạt động đầu tư công từ 2003 đến 2017, thành phố này còn thừa hơn 14 ngàn 500 lô đất tái định cư; trong khi đó người dân mất đất sản xuất, mất việc làm.
·         VNTB - 'Bữa tiệc cưới được dọn bằng xương máu của các chiến sĩ' (VNTB) - Ánh Liên (VNTB) Cách đây 68 năm về trước, vào một ngày vào đầu hè năm 1950, một thi sĩ khi ‘tận mắt chứng kiến các chiến sĩ bị thương thiếu thuốc men, bông băng, và hầu hết chiến sĩ đều rách rưới, “võ vàng đói khát”, “chỉ còn mắt với răng”, thì ông nhận được thiệp mời cưới của X. Thi sĩ bước vào phòng cưới và ông choáng ngợp, ‘cái hội trường dựng bằng tre nứa, lợp lá gồi, sáng trưng những dãy bạch lạp to bằng cổ tay. Trên những dãy bàn dài tít tắp, xếp kín chim quay, gà tần, vây bóng, nấm hương, giò chả, thịt bê thui, rượu tây, cốc thuỷ tinh sáng choang, thuốc lá thơm hảo hạng. Ban nhạc sống của nhạc sĩ Canh Thân được mời từ khu 3 lên tấu nhạc réo rắt…X mặc quân phục đại tá choáng lộn, cưỡi ngựa đến dự cưới, theo sau là một vệ sĩ cao lớn, súng “côn bạt” đeo xệ bên hông.’
·         VNTB- Nguyễn Phú Trọng kỷ luật tướng quân đội để ‘đốt’ tiếp tướng công an? (VNTB) - Phạm Chí Dũng - Người Việt 8/7/2018 - Lần đầu tiên ‘chung bảng’. Ủy Ban Kiểm Tra Trung Ương của đảng CSVN công bố kỷ luật hai viên tướng cao cấp trong Quân Chủng Phòng Không – không quân thuộc Bộ Quốc Phòng CSVN là Thượng Tướng Phương Minh Hòa và Trung Tướng Nguyễn Văn Thanh chỉ thuần túy là vụ “đốt lò” trong quân đội hay còn chứa đựng ý đồ và ẩn ý nào khác?
·         Xác tù nhân lương tâm Trung Quốc bị đem ra triển lãm ở Sài Gòn? (VNTB) - Người Việt - SÀI GÒN, Việt Nam (NV) – Triển lãm những bộ phận nội tạng và xác người được nhựa hóa đang diễn ra ở Sài Gòn gây chú ý khi lần đầu tiên những thi thể người thật được trưng bày công khai. Cuộc triển lãm trưng bày 137 mẫu vật phủ nhựa thi thể, mở cửa từ ngày 20 Tháng Sáu, 2018, với giá vé 200,000 đồng ($8.7). Sự kiện này gây nhiều tranh cãi và hoài nghi về nguồn thi thể người.
·         VN: Nguy cơ thiệt hại vì chiến tranh thương mại (BBC) - Giới phân tích nói Hà Nội cần gấp rút cải cách kinh tế để đối phó với chiến tranh thương mại của Tổng thống Trump.
·         TQ dùng VN để ‘đỡ đạn’ trong cuộc chiến thương mại với Mỹ? (VOA) - Các quan chức Trung Quốc ở biên giới với Việt Nam đang thúc đẩy xây dựng khu hợp tác kinh tế với Việt Nam, và các sản phẩm được sản xuất trong khu vực này có thể được lựa chọn dán nhãn “made in Vietnam” hay “made in China”
·         VNTB - Việt Nam mắc kẹt trong cuộc chiến thương mại Mỹ-Trung. (VNTB) - Thiên Điểu (VNTB) Lệnh áp thuế mới của Chính phủ Mỹ đối với hàng hóa của Trung quốc đã chính thức có hiệu lực. Cách đây hơn một tháng, ngay từ khi Nhà Trắng ra thông báo sẽ áp thuế trị giá tương đương khoảng 59 tỷ USD lên hàng nhập khẩu của Trung quốc. Thị trường thế giới đã lập tức có phản ứng tiêu cực trên hầu hết các quốc gia toàn cầu. Làn sóng thoái vốn không chỉ ở Trung quốc mà cả các nước trong khu vực châu Á cũng bị ảnh hưởng, trong đó thị trường tài chính Việt Nam là chịu hậu quả nặng nề nhất, chỉ sau Trung quốc.
·         Dân phản đối thi công lưới điện 500kV (RFA) - Người dân cư ngụ tại xã Tam Đại, huyện Phú Ninh, tỉnh Quảng Nam vào chiều ngày 9 tháng 7 tiến hành giăng dây, đóng cọc, chặn xe thi công trên đường cao tốc Đà Nẵng - Quảng Ngãi.
·         Việt Nam tham gia Hiệp định chống lại khai thác thủy sản bất hợp pháp (RFA) - Chính phủ Hà Nội đồng ý để Việt Nam tham gia Hiệp Định Về Biện Pháp Quốc gia Có Cảng nhằm ngăn chặn, chống lại khai thác thủy sản bất hợp pháp, không khai báo và không theo qui định của Tổ Chức Lương Nông Liên Hiệp Quốc FAO.
·         Du học sinh Việt ‘bị dụ’ trồng cần sa tại Úc (VOA) - Số lượng các băng nhóm tội phạm người Việt bị phát hiện trồng cần sa bất hợp pháp đang gia tăng tại các tư gia nằm ở ngoại ô trên khắp nước Úc.
·         Nông dân bỏ ruộng, thanh niên bỏ làng lên thành phố (RFA) - Người dân ở huyện Bắc Bình, tỉnh Bình Thuận hiện nay đang chật vật mưu sinh. Làm lúa không bị khô hạn thì ngập lụt, nghề chăn nuôi bò thịt cũng dần sa sút thu nhập...
·         Thêm 2 người Việt bị Campuchia bắt với cáo buộc buôn lậu gỗ quí (RFA) - Hai người Việt liên can bị bắt vào ngày 6 tháng 7 vừa qua khi cả hai đang vận chuyển một tấm cửa làm bằng loại gỗ quí được liệt vào danh mục bảo vệ tại Xứ Chùa Tháp
·         ‘Cắm’ bằng tiến sĩ vì cá độ World Cup ở Việt Nam? (VOA) - Một tướng công an ở Việt Nam mới tiết lộ về “nạn cá độ diễn biến phức tạp” dịp World Cup ở thủ đô Hà Nội, với nhiều hình thức cầm đồ khác nhau.
·         75 người thiệt mạng và mất tích do thiên tai từ đầu năm (RFA) - Thiên tai từ đầu năm đến nay ở Việt Nam đã khiến 75 người chết và mất tích, 48 người bị thương, và gây thiệt hại kinh tế ước tính lên đến hơn 800 tỷ đồng.
·         Mỹ thúc giục Bắc Hàn chọn 'cách thức VN' (BBC) - Ngoại trưởng Hoa Kỳ nói Bình Nhưỡng có thể đi theo con đường giống Việt Nam khi bình thường hóa quan hệ với Washington.
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·         New Zealand ‘tậu’ máy bay Mỹ, tuần tra Nam Thái Bình Dương (VOA) - New Zealand đã đồng ý mua bốn máy bay tuần tra hàng hải Boeing P-8A Poseidon của Mỹ.
·         Ông Mahathir sẽ nêu với ông Tập về ba dự án của TQ (BBC) - Tân thủ tướng Mahathir Mohamad sẽ nêu thẳng với Tập Cận Bình về ba dự án TQ ông cho ngưng lại ở Malaysia vì điều kiện 'không công bằng'.
·         Lý do Malaysia đột ngột dừng dự án đường sắt 20 tỷ USD với Trung Quốc (BoxitVN) - Phải thừa nhận với nhau rằng người Việt Nam đâu có kém cỏi các dân tộc khác về “dân tộc tính”, “quốc gia tính”. Trái lại là khác. Nhưng vì sao quan chức Việt Nam lại liệt nhược cả hai cái “tính” nói trên, đến mức cứ hở ra là bập ngay vào những món vay của Tàu, như bauxite, đường sắt trên cao, nhà máy điện than… vố nào như vố ấy đều bị họ lừa sát ván, khiến đất nước lâm vòng thất điên bát đảo, thế mà quan ta vẫn cứ say sưa ...
·         Bắc Kinh ra lệnh cho báo chí bớt chỉ trích Trump (BBC) - Bắc Kinh ra lệnh cho truyền thông bớt chỉ trích Donald Trump trước bối cảnh Hoa Kỳ và Trung Quốc đang dịu giọng trong cuộc chiến thương mại.
·         Bắc Kinh chỉ trích Mỹ dùng 'lá bài Đài Loan' (VOA) - Hôm 8/7, quan chức cấp cao của Bắc Kinh phụ trách các vấn đề Đài Loan đã công kích Hoa Kỳ vì chơi “lá bài Đài Loan”, một ngày sau khi hai tàu chiến Mỹ đi qua Eo biển Đài Loan.
·         Trump: Bắc Kinh giật dây Bình Nhưỡng phá hoại phi hạt nhân hóa (VOA) - Tổng thống Mỹ Donald Trump hôm thứ Hai ngày 9/7 nói Bắc Kinh có lẽ đang tìm cách làm chệch hướng các nỗ lực nhằm phi hạt nhân hóa bán đảo Triều Tiên.
·         Thiên tai nặng tại Nhật, thủ tướng Abe hủy chuyến công du ngoại quốc (RFI) - Trận mưa lớn hiếm có trong lịch sử đổ ập xuống khu vực miền tây Nhật Bản hiện đã làm hơn 100 người thiệt mạng, nhiều người khác bị thương hoặc mất tích. Theo hãng tin AFP, thủ tướng Nhật Bản Shinzo Abe, ngày 09/07/2018, thông báo hủy bỏ chuyến công du 4 quốc gia bao gồm Pháp, Bỉ, Ai Cập, và Ả Rập Xê Út.
·         Tư pháp Miến Điện bác bỏ đề nghị miễn tố hai phóng viên Reuters (RFI) - Hãng tin AFP, ngày 09/07/2018, cho biết, hai nhà báo đang làm việc cho hãng tin Reuters tên Wa Lone và Kyaw Soe Oo đã chính thức bị khởi tố với tội danh vi phạm luật “bí mật quốc gia”, bản án có thể lên tới 14 năm tù giam. Cả hai bị can khẳng định mình vô tội, và họ làm việc theo chuẩn mực “đạo đức nhà báo”.
·         Tám cầu thủ được giải cứu khỏi động ở Thái Lan (RFA) - Tính đến tối ngày 9 tháng 7 theo giờ địa phương, tám thành viên của đội bóng nhí Lợn Hoang của Thái Lan đã được giải cứu khỏi hang động Tham Luang, động dài nhất Xứ Chùa Vàng.
·         Anh Quốc : Bộ trưởng đặc trách Brexit từ chức (RFI) - Bộ trưởng Anh Quốc đặc trách hồ sơ Brexit, David Davis, đã từ chức vào tối ngày 08/07/2018. Trong đơn từ chức, bộ trưởng David Davis cho rằng thủ tướng Theresa May có quan điểm quá « mềm mỏng » trong vấn đề Brexit.
·         Ngoại trưởng Anh từ chức do bất đồng về Brexit (VOA) - Ngoại trưởng Anh Boris Johnson hôm thứ Hai ngày 9/7 từ chức do bất đồng với kế hoạch Anh tách ra khỏi Liên minh châu Âu, hay còn gọi là Brexit, của Thủ tướng Theresa May. Đây là vụ từ chức thứ hai trong một ngày khiến cho các kế hoạch Brexit của nhà lãnh đạo Anh bị lung lay.
·         Liệu Donald Trump có khả năng nhớ bài học thượng đỉnh Reykjavik ? (RFI) - Trong một bài nhận định trên báo Le Monde ngày 04/07/2018, cây bút xã luận Sylvie Kauffmann, cho rằng Donald Trump dường như đã lấy cảm hứng từ cuộc gặp Reagan-Gorbatchev diễn ra năm 1986 tại Reykjavik để tiến hành cuộc gặp với Vladimir Putin tại Helsinki ngày 16/07. Tuy nhiên, tác giả đặt câu hỏi liệu nguyên thủ Hoa Kỳ có đủ khả năng áp dụng bài học này hay không ?
·         Pháp : Tổng thống trình bày kế hoạch hành động trước Quốc Hội lưỡng viện (RFI) - Hôm nay, 09/07/2018, tại lâu đài Versailles, vào lúc 15h, tổng thống Pháp Emmanuel Macron trình bày trước các nghị sĩ thuộc Thượng và Hạ viện những đường hướng chính trong kế hoạch hành động của ông trong 12 tháng tới, nhằm tiếp tục tiến trình « cải cách đất nước ».
·         NATO trước áp lực bị chia rẽ bởi chính sách bất cần đồng minh của Donald Trump(RFI) - Thượng đỉnh Tổ chức Hiệp ước Bắc Đại Tây Dương NATO mở ra ngày thứ Tư 11 và thứ Năm 12/07 tuần này tại Bruxelles với sự tham dự của tổng thống Mỹ. Các lãnh đạo NATO, nhất là những thành viên châu Âu, lo ngại nguy cơ quan hệ đồng minh thêm chia rẽ bởi tính khí khó lường của ông Donald Trump, người luôn hoài nghi tính thiết yếu của liên minh quân sự này và ám ảnh với đòi hỏi đồng minh chia sẻ gánh nặng chi tiêu quốc phòng.
·         Người phụ nữ Anh bị nhiễm độc Novitchok đã tử vong (RFI) - Tối ngày 08/07/2018, người phụ nữ Anh bị trúng chất độc Novichok, bà Dawn Sturgess, 44 tuổi đã qua đời tại bệnh viện. Scotland Yard lần đầu tiên công bố danh tính nạn nhân và cho biết đã mở điều tra, khẳng định quyết tâm tìm ra thủ phạm để đưa ra trước công lý.
·         Brazil : Cuộc chiến pháp lý quanh cựu tổng thống Lula (RFI) - Tòa phúc thẩm Brazil ngày 08/07/2018 đã ra lệnh trả tự do cho cựu tổng thống Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, bị giam giữ trong tù từ hồi đầu tháng Tư vì tội tham nhũng. Quyết định của Tòa phúc thẩm Brazil đã khiến nhiều người ngạc nhiên.
·         Tối Cao Pháp Viện Mỹ sắp ngả sang khuynh hướng bảo thủ (RFI) - Tổng thống Mỹ Donald Trump ngày 09/07/2018 bổ nhiệm một thẩm phán cho Tối Cao Pháp Viện Hoa Kỳ, có lẽ là một nhân vật rất bảo thủ. Đây là một quyết định có nguy cơ mang lại hậu quả nặng nề cho sự phát triển của xã hội Mỹ. Để tạo tiếng vang làm hài lòng cử tri của mình, ông Trump dự định giới thiệu người được chọn lựa vào 21 giờ, tức giờ vàng trên truyền hình.
·         Bỉ: Bây giờ hoặc không bao giờ (BBC) - Liệu có phải Bỉ đang vào lúc 'thiên thời, địa lợi, nhân hòa' nhất để có thể vô địch World Cup - sẽ là bây giờ, hoặc không bao giờ?
·         Pháp-Bỉ : Cuộc đấu của 2 láng giềng quen thuộc (RFI) - Người hâm mộ bóng đá Pháp từ 2 ngày qua chỉ nghĩ tới duy nhất trận đấu dành chiếc vé vào chung kết World Cup với đội tuyển Bỉ, một người hàng xóm quen thuộc trở thành đối thủ đáng gờm của tuyển Pháp trên sân vận động thành phố Saint Petersbourg vào 18 h giờ quốc tế ngày 10/07/2018.
·         Anh lại vào bán kết World Cup sau 27 năm (VOA) - Quan hệ giữa Anh và Nga đang căng thẳng sau khi Anh cáo buộc Nga dùng chất độc Novichok để đầu độc một cựu điệp viên Nga và con gái ông tại Wiltshire ở Anh...
·         Tổng thống Pháp tới Nga xem trận bán kết (VOA) - Điện Elysee mới xác nhận rằng Tổng thống Emmanuel Macron sẽ tới Nga xem tuyển Pháp thi đấu sau khi đội bóng có biệt danh “những chú gà trống Gaulois” đánh bại Uruguay để giành quyền vào bán kết.
·         Kazan, 'mồ' chôn các đội vô địch World Cup (VOA) - Sự tham gia của Kazan vào World Cup 2018 ở Nga kết thúc hôm 6/7 khi Bỉ hạ Brazil 2-1 để giành quyền vào bán kết.
·         Ích lợi bất ngờ của việc sao nhãng (BBC) - Ta thường nghĩ những người sao nhãng sẽ làm việc kém, nhưng thực ra điều đó có thể giúp đảo ngược tình thế trong một số vấn đề khó khăn.









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Business StandardThe Ukrainian Football Federation (FFU) will compensate Croatia’s assistant coach and former Dynamo Kiev player Ognjen Vukojevic for the fine imposed on him by FIFA for saying “This is a victory for Dynamo and Ukraine” at the World Cup, FFU President …World Cup 2018: Croatia sack assistant coach Ognjen Vukojevic over ‘Glory to Ukraine’ […]
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Germany is home to over 225,000 Croatians and many Vatreni players have Bundesliga experience. Many fans in Germany will be watching with interest as Croatia face England for a place in the World Cup final.
           England vs. Croatia live stream info, channel: How to watch World Cup 2018 on TV and online       Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The winner takes on France in Sunday's final
          #WaistcoatWednesday: England fans suit up ahead of World Cup semi-final      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The mission? To support England's bid to win a first World Cup since 1966. The method? To wear a waistcoat for Wednesday's semi-final match against Croatia.

          Disappointed fans join Moscow ticket scalpers as World Cup final nears      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Across the street from FIFA's World Cup ticket office in Moscow, a man says he'll give you a "cheap price" for his ticket to Wednesday's England-Croatia semi-final - just $1,500, double the official cost of a seat.

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          England Trains for 2018 World Cup Semifinal Using Rubber Chickens      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The mood in the England camp appears to be pretty laid-back as the Three Lions prepare for their 2018 World Cup semi-final against Croatia...
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England face Croatia in the semi-final on Wednesday evening.
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Southgate did not think much of his ‘lucky socks’ at Middlesbrough.
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England face Croatia in the semi-final on Wednesday evening.
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Basketball. Women. EC U-20 / Round of 16.
          Ukraine offers job and compensation to Croatia’s Vukojevic over World Cup video      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

KIEV, Ukraine, Jul 10 – Ukraine’s football federation said Tuesday it had offered a job to former Croatia international Ognjen Vukojevic and would pay his fine following an uproar over a pro-Ukraine clip he posted during the World Cup. The Croatian football association stripped Vukojevic of his role as an assistant in the team’s delegation […]

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I can't find any recent information on this site. Does anyone have any recommendations in Croatia? Little local restaurants as well as higher end.
          Croatia U-20 - Ukraine U-20      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Basketball. European U-20 Championship / Men. Group Stage.
          Croatia (W) - France (W)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Water Polo. Women. European Championship
          Who Is The Gorgeous Croatian President Setting The World Cup On Fire?      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

You must have seen a clip of her celebrating with team Croatia or at a stadium during the quarter-final match between Russia and Croatia or just a photo of her on social media at the Word Cup. Well, if you haven’t, then you need to pay your social media tax for you are missing a […]

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          World Cup 2018 - Day 23 - England vs Croatia      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

World Cup 2018 - Day 23 - England vs Croatia

Date: 11 luglio 2018

The 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia is underway! Over the next month, players from the men's national teams of 32 countries will compete for top rank across 12 venues in 11 cities around the country. With a total of 64 matches (and plenty of GOOOALS!), the games will culminate at Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow on July 15. 

This year's Doodle series celebrates the rich cultures and talent of all 32 participating countries by featuring guest artists hailing from each nation! Tune in to catch all 32 Doodles throughout the games, each illustrating the artist's interpretation of "What looks like in my country."


Today's Featured Artists

 

Croatia – Vedran Klemens

Q: What does  mean in your country? 
A: It is Croatia's favourite pastime!

 

England Celyn Brazier

Q: What does mean in your country?
A: It is a quintessentially English national event that is tinged with excitement and frustration and tragedy in equal measure. At its best it represents people of many backgrounds and ethnicities coming together in dark, sweaty pubs while it is hot and sunny outside.

 


Early sketches and drafts of the illustrations below

 

Croatia

Croatia World Cup Doodle Sketch

Croatia World Cup Doodle Sketch
 

Croatia World Cup Doodle Sketch
 



England


England World Cup Doodle Sketch

 

England World Cup Doodle Sketch


England World Cup Doodle Sketch


England World Cup Doodle Sketch


England World Cup Doodle Sketch

Location: United Kingdom

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In Russian capital on Wednesday, PM may take a break from summit with Putin to watch England play Croatia
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Southgate did not think much of his ‘lucky socks’ at Middlesbrough.
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England face Croatia in the semi-final on Wednesday evening.
          England’s World Cup Diary – Tuesday, July 10      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
All the lowdown from Russia as England prepare for their semi-final clash with Croatia.
          Croatia coach Zlatko Dalic wants to keep national party going with World Cup win      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Croatia are confident ahead of their semi-final against England – just do not mention Dejan Lovren’s Liverpool nadir against Harry Kane.
          England boss Gareth Southgate keeping select guest-list for Croatia clash      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Southgate has invited only his loved ones to the match in Moscow.
          Jordan Henderson hopes his record-breaking England run can continue      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The Liverpool captain has shone in a side that is now preparing to line up against Croatia at the Luzhniki Stadium on Wednesday.
          Gareth Southgate proud as England’s World Cup adventure unites country      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
England face Croatia in the semi-final on Wednesday evening.
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England face Croatia in the semi-final on Wednesday evening.
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England face Croatia in the semi-final on Wednesday evening.
          Superb defense takes France close to another World Cup title      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia — France's defense made the difference — on both sides of the field.

Goalkeeper Hugo Lloris kept out the shots and defender Samuel Umtiti scored the winning goal from a corner.

It was France's backline, not its slick attackers, that carried the team to the World Cup final with a 1-0 victory over Belgium on Tuesday.

"This is why football is magical, it gives everyone emotions. It's tough not to give into euphoria, but it's a fantastic moment," Lloris said. "We feared them on set pieces, but in the end it was us scoring from one."

France coach Didier Deschamps fell into Umtiti's arms after the final whistle. His superbly drilled defense, led by Raphael Varane, neutralized Belgium's much-hyped attack to record a fourth shutout in six games so far.

"They have so many athletic players, to have resisted in defense is very good. We had to defend very deep sometimes," Deschamps said. "We came up against a very good Belgium side which controlled the game more than us. But we also hurt them."

Umtiti danced in front of the France fans, while center back partner Varane walked over to them and pumped his clenched fist. Varane was injured when France lost the European Championship final two years ago, and he looks determined to make up for it.

The spotlight has been on 19-year-old sensation Kylian Mbappe in Russia, whose electric pace and skill lit up the tournament. But for the second consecutive knockout game, a defender managed to score when Mbappe couldn't.

Against Uruguay last Friday, it was Varane's header that gave France the lead in a 2-0 win. A few days later, it was Umtiti rising to head home a corner from the right in the 51st minute.

"Enormously proud," Umtiti said. "We worked really hard together, and it's me that scored but we all delivered a big game."

Umtiti showed superb timing to leap above Belgium midfielder Maroune Fellaini — the tallest non-goalkeeper on either side — and power a header past Thibaut Courtois.

"When you're not particularly tall you need determination and the will to get in front of the opponent," Umtiti said. "The set piece was really well taken as well, and that helped me beat someone as good as Fellaini in the air."

Forward Antoine Griezmann set up Umtiti's and Varane's headed goals up with his cushioned delivery from set pieces. But like Mbappe, he took a back seat against the Belgians as Lloris and his defense starred at St. Petersburg Stadium.

Varane made decisive headers to cut out dangerous crosses and corners, and read to perfection almost every run from Romelu Lukaku and the fleet-footed Eden Hazard. He also compensated for the times when right back Benjamin Pavard was caught out of position, particularly by Hazard, when Belgium dominated the opening 20 minutes.

When France's defense was breached, the agile Lloris was on hand to make decisive saves — just like against Uruguay. He made a superb, leaping stop to his right to palm away a sudden strike from Toby Alderweireld in the 22nd minute that would have gone inside the left post.

Midway through the second half, Lloris was there again, springing off his line to punch away a dangerous right-wing cross from Belgium substitute Dries Mertens.

With 10 minutes left and Belgium pressing, Lloris flew off his line to his left to push away a powerful shot from midfielder Axel Witsel.

France won its only World Cup 20 years ago, thanks to a commanding goalkeeper — Fabien Barthez — protected by a rock-solid defense which also chipped in with goals.

In 1998, a defender — Laurent Blanc — scored in the first knockout game to defeat Paraguay in extra time; and Barthez saved France in a tense penalty shootout against Italy in the quarterfinals. Then, right back Lilian Thuram scored the only two goals of his career to help France beat Croatia in the semifinals.

France kept five shutouts in seven games back then. With Croatia or England awaiting in Sunday's final, the formula is one game away from working again.

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Follow Jerome Pugmire on Twitter at https://twitter.com/jeromepugmire .

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France's Samuel Umtiti, left, and France's Raphael Varane celebrate after the semifinal match between France and Belgium at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the St. Petersburg Stadium in, St. Petersburg, Russia, Tuesday, July 10, 2018. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

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France's Samuel Umtiti celebrates after scoring his sides 1st goal of the game during the semifinal match between France and Belgium at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the St. Petersburg Stadium in, St. Petersburg, Russia, Tuesday, July 10, 2018. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)

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France's Raphael Varane, left, duels for the ball with Belgium's Marouane Fellaini during the semifinal match between France and Belgium at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the St. Petersburg Stadium in St. Petersburg, Russia, Tuesday, July 10, 2018. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)

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France head coach Didier Deschamps, right, and Raphael Varane celebrate at the end of the semifinal match between France and Belgium at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the St. Petersburg Stadium, in St. Petersburg, Russia, Tuesday, July 10, 2018. France won 1-0. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)

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France goalkeeper Hugo Lloris goes for the ball during the semifinal match between France and Belgium at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the St. Petersburg Stadium in St. Petersburg, Russia, Tuesday, July 10, 2018. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky)

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France head coach Didier Deschamps, left, celebrates with Raphael Varane at the end of the semifinal match between France and Belgium at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the St. Petersburg Stadium in St. Petersburg, Russia, Tuesday, July 10, 2018. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)

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France goalkeeper Hugo Lloris dives to stop a shot from Belgium's Eden Hazard during the semifinal match between France and Belgium at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the St. Petersburg Stadium in St. Petersburg, Russia, Tuesday, July 10, 2018. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)

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Belgium's Marouane Fellaini and France's Samuel Umtiti, top, vie for the ball during the semifinal match between France and Belgium at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the St. Petersburg Stadium, in St. Petersburg, Russia, Tuesday, July 10, 2018. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
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          7/10/2018: News: Big screen frenzy as fans chase best views      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

MORE than a hundred thousand England fans will watch tomorrow’s World Cup semi-final on giant screens. Dozens of outdoor viewing spots are hurriedly being set up in time for the match against Croatia. Hyde Park will host 30,000 fans in London, 10,000...
          7/10/2018: News: Doubles pair in a spin over World Cup loyalties      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
AS England and Croatia prepare to battle for a place in the World Cup final, two fans from the opposing sides have had to put rivalry aside in pursuit of their own sporting glory. English player Dominic Inglot has formed a successful tennis doubles...
          7/10/2018: Wimbledon 2018: BRIT WATCH      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
DOM ‘the Bomb’ Inglot and Franko Skugor will be close allies today and then sworn enemies tomorrow. The English/Croatian No 15 seeds take on Robin Haase of Holland and Robert Lindstedt of Sweden in the men’s doubles quarter-finals in the last match on...
          7/10/2018: World Cup 2018: 10,000 ENGLAND FANS HEAD TO MOSCOW FOR CRUNCH TIE      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
ENGLAND are set to be roared on by as many as 10,000 fans as hordes of supporters descend on Moscow ahead of tomorrow night’s showdown against Croatia. Some fans are being quoted as much as £3,000, inclusive of tickets, flights and hotels, to attend...
          7/10/2018: World Cup 2018: DIER: WE’LL STAY ON FRONT FOOT      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
ERIC DIER insists England will not alter their approach to stifle Croatia as Gareth Southgate plans to name an unchanged team for the third successive game. Southgate may have been tempted to drop either Dele Alli or Jesse Lingard in place of the more...
          7/10/2018: World Cup 2018: I LOVE ENGLAND BUT NOT EVEN ONE PER CENT OF ME WANTS THEM TO WIN THIS      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Despite strong english connections, there won’t be any split loyalties for slaven Bilic when his two favourite nations meet in tomorrow’s World Cup semi-final. ‘i can’t lie and say my feelings will be 50-50 or even 99 per cent Croatia and one per cent...
          7/10/2018: World Cup 2018: WATCH OUT, KANE CAN GIVE YOU NIGHTMARES      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

IF 120 minutes in the deafening din and broiling heat of Sochi’s Fisht Stadium did not sap Dejan Lovren’s mental energy at the weekend, the Croatian defender is about to confront his biggest living nightmare. Harry Kane. The two words alone must be...
          7/10/2018: World Cup 2018: WHY REF CAKIR IS A GOOD OMEN      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

ENGLAND will be happy with the appointment of referee Cuneyt Cakir for tomorrow’s semi-final against Croatia as they have never lost a game with him in charge. The Turkish official (right) has refereed England five times and overseen three wins,...
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NO one wants to talk about a London parade for England’s World Cup over-achievers until after tomorrow’s semi-final against Croatia. But it will take place if England reach the final — with the likelihood that the Greater London Authority and the...
          7/10/2018: World Cup 2018: HITS COMING HOME!      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

IF ENGLAND’s players are feeling the pressure ahead of their World Cup semi-final against Croatia it isn’t showing. The joy is etched across the faces of the players and manager Gareth Southgate and his No 2 Steve Holland joined in the fun at their...
          7/10/2018: World Cup 2018: Croats axe coach for offensive video      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
CROATIA have sacked assistant coach Ognjen Vukojevic after he posted a video online singing pro-Ukraine songs. Defender Domagoj Vida also chants ‘Glory to Ukraine’ in the clip, which has enraged the Russian hosts.
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According to CNN, in the first game of the semifinals France beat Belgium 1-0. France’s defender Samuel Umtiti scored a header in the 51st-minute off the game. This would make him the third French defender to score in the FIFA 2018 World Cup. France will now prepare to face either England or Croatia in the final. Meanwhile, Belgium will have to get over its first defeat in two years and pla for third-place.
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The UAE’s tiny population of Croatians are gripped by World Cup fever as they dream of reaching their first final, with just the semi-final clash against England tomorrow night standing in their way. There are thought to be at least 1,500 Croatians...
          7/11/2018: SPORT: Southgate backs ‘instrumental’ Sterling as England prepare for Croatia showdown      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

England manager Gareth Southgate is not surprised Croatia coach Zlatko Dalic has identified Raheem Sterling as one of the biggest threats to his country’s World Cup hopes. Sterling has proven to be a divisive figure during England’s campaign in Russia...
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The second blow of the referee’s whistle may well sound the first alarm in the contest to find the second finalist at the 2018 World Cup. A foul will mean a dead-ball opportunity, and, from one of those, we have come to expect a threat at goal. A...
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Zlatko Dalic believes his Croatia side have reached the World Cup semi-finals on merit. The former Al Ain manager’s side began the tournament in Russia well last month as they won Group D with a 100 per cent record. But they have had to grind their...
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Start Brozovich, free Modric It’s hardly the worst problem to have: how to extract the best from arguably the best midfielder in the tournament. However, in the quarter-final against Russia on Saturday, Zlatko Dalic opted for an extra man in attack –...
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These two players have been talked up for France Football's coveted prize, but a lot hinges on what happens on Wednesday
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This week, we focus on this splendid grape that has come into its own. From obscure blender to a star varietal, Grenache or Garnacha is a total crowd-pleaser and can be a delicious wine in its simplest and most complex formats. We give the lowdown on it -- from red to white to "furry" Grenache, I'm positive you'll hear about some wine in this podcast that will make you want to run out and get it! 

 

Here are the show notes:

Grape Overview

  • We cover the origin story -- the wine spread around around Mediterranean and we believe it originated in Spain in Aragón, moved north and south of Pyrenees to France. The Sardinians of Italy would argue this premise...
  • It's traditionally been a blender but now great varietal examples are available

Grape character:

  • Grenache is fruity, rich, sweet-tasting with red and black berry notes 
  • Its challenges: it ripens to high sugar levels and it can oxidize – even young wines brown around the rim. It can lack tannin
  • The key to great Grenache/Garnacha -- it NEEDS well drained soils and water stress to thrive and yields must be controlled!!
  • The vine has strong wood and is heat and wind tolerant -- it grows well in hot, dry climates.
  • Makes everything from rosé, to white, to sweet wines and does it well! 

We discuss Grenache Blanc (one of my faves!)

  • The wines of white Grenache are full bodied – fat and soft or floral, terroir-driven wines
  • Usually blended with Grenache Gris, Clairette, Marsanne, Roussane, Viognier, Macabeo, others
  • If yileds controlled, great full bodied wines that can be age worthy
  • Places: Châteauneuf-du-Pape,  California, South Africa, Priorat, CndP, Tarragona, Rioja, Navarra

 

Other mutations --  

  • Southern France and Sardinia: Grenache Rosé and Grenache gris make pale rosé and lightly tinted white wines. Pink skinned and more perfumed than Grenache blanc
  • Garnacha Peluda: wines lower in alcohol and higher in acidity that show spicy and savory notes 

Where do we find Grenache/Garnacha?

France

  • Rhone: Châteauneuf-du-Pape and Gigondas, Vacqueryas, and all over the southern Rhône - Grenache noir is the most common variety 
    • The GSM blend: Grenache can have a jam-like consistency when very ripe but usually adds bright fruit and alcohol to the blend. Syrah is typically blended to provide color and spice, while Mourvèdre can add elegance and structure to the wine
    • Rosé: Tavel and Lirac roses, Provence, Rousillon for rose,
  • Roussillon: dry wines, but also Vins Doux Naturels – Banyuls, Maury

 

Spain

  • Blends with Tempranillo, varietal as Garnacha
  • Considered a "workhorse" grape of low quality suitable for blending but Priorat's rise and New World Rhone Rangers sparked a re-evaluation the variety
  • North and east: Rioja, Navarra, Campo de Borja, Calatayud, Cariñena, Madrid, La Mancha, Priorat, Penedes
  • Dry farmed, concentrated and tannic
  • Aragón is the probable origin of the grape and has the largest surface of Garnacha in Spain  

 

Italy

  • Cannonau in Sardinia -- high alcohol, can be harsh and green. 

Other Old World regions– Other southern Italian places, Algeria, Israel, Morocco, Cyprus, also grown in Croatia

 

New World: Australia and California

 

Australia

  • Lots of GSM, some varietal wines
  • McLaren Vale = luscious richness and spicy notes
  • Barossa Valley =jammy, hugely fruity, can be over the top

United States

  • Used and abused at first -- grown in the hot central San Joaquin Valley because of its tolerance to heat and drought.
  • Made sweet "white Grenache" wines, a la white Zinfandel
  • Rhône Rangers movement in the late 20th c helped bring Grenache up in status -- rising in popularity and quality in CA
  • In the early 20th century, Grenache was one of the first successful grapes in Washington State.

 

Garnacha/Grenache is an amazing, do-all grape. There's a style for everyone, so try it if you haven't! 

 

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           World Cup DFS for July 11: Best DraftKings, FanDuel daily fantasy soccer picks for England-Croatia       Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
SportsLine's Mike McClure, a DFS pro with nearly $2M in winnings, gives optimal lineup advice
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          Comment on Stars missing the WC: Memphis by wilson      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
its always hard when conceding on set pieces to be honest and the same were the sentiments of Martinez in the post match interview. hard luck, the intensity they played in the second half was missing in the first. one guy I was really disappointed with was, Chadli. his corners and crosses were hopeless knowing Lukaku needed servicing especially in aerial threat where he is always dangerous. Belgium can only build on from here and I wont be surprised if Martinez will get another term to continue as the coach. projecting this Belgium team for 2022, all most all of them are playing in top clubs and if they continue then most of these faces will still be around. expecting the England and Croatia to be decided on set piece as well. England will rely on kane while Croatia to score on counter
          Comment on Stars missing the WC: Memphis by wilson      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
its always hard when conceding on set pieces to be honest and the same were the sentiments of Martinez in the post match interview. hard luck, the intensity they played in the second half was missing in the first. one guy I was really disappointed with was, Chadli. his corners and crosses were hopeless knowing Lukaku needed servicing especially in aerial threat where he is always dangerous. Belgium can only build on from here and I wont be surprised if Martinez will get another term to continue as the coach. projecting this Belgium team for 2022, all most all of them are playing in top clubs and if they continue then most of these faces will still be around. expecting the england and croatia to be decided on set piece as well.
          Comment on Stars missing the WC: Memphis by Emmanual      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Croatia will win it by miracle....just wait and see....
          Comment on Stars missing the WC: Memphis by Guillaume vB      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Minimalist service from France. No passion from Belgium, no running in between lines, no sense of urgency. They played not to lose, and, surprise, they lost. And now, the French will all come honking their horns here for the whole night (Geneva is almost surrounded by France). Now, I like Croatia, but they don't stand a chance. A France-Croatia final will be a repeat of this game, with the same outcome. Maybe England can send a barrage of crosses and go through.
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Southgate did not think much of his ‘lucky socks’ at Middlesbrough.
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England face Croatia in the semi-final on Wednesday evening.
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WHILE millions of excited British football fans are gearing up for England’s World Cup semi final against Croatia on Thursday, thousands of women and children in abusive households are preparing for the worst.
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Agora vamos ver se vai sair Croatia vs França xD
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          Wayne Rooney's message for England ahead of Fifa World Cup semifinal      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Former England captain Wayne Rooney has sent a message to the team ahead of their Fifa World Cup semifinal against Croatia.
          Ukraine offer to pay Fifa fine for Croatian embroiled in 'glory' video scandal      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The Ukraine Football Federation has offered to pay the Fifa fine imposed on a Croatia official for making a pro-Ukraine video following Russia's quarterfinal elimination.
          Everything You Need to Know About Day 23 of the World Cup      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
England and Croatia will compete for the right to face France in the 2018 FIFA World Cup final on Wednesday, with the two underdogs searching to complete their against-the-odds runs through Russia...
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Southgate did not think much of his ‘lucky socks’ at Middlesbrough.
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England face Croatia in the semi-final on Wednesday evening.
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Croatia defender Dejan Lovren believes his tired team are ready to seize the opportunity of a lifetime when they face England in the World Cup semi-finals in Moscow on Wednesday.
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Bao pekee la beki wa kati anayeichezea FC, Barcelona, Samuel Umtiti limeifikisha fainali Ufaransa mnamo dakika ya 51 ya kipindi cha pili kwa kumzidi ujanja beki Marouane Fellaini kuuwahi mpira na kufunga kwa kichwa kupitia kona.

Matokeo hayo yanaifanya Ufaransa sasa kusubiri mshindi wa nusu fainali ya pili kesho baina ya England dhidi ya Croatia itakayopigwa majira ya saa 3 usiku.

Ikumbukwe Ufaransa ilifanikiwa kutinga hatua ya nusu fainali kwa ushindi wa mabao 2-0 dhidi ya Uruguay wakati Ubelgiji nayo ikiiondoa Brazil kwa ushindi wa mabao 2-1.



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Harry Kane massive favourite to win the Golden Boot.

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Belgium fell to France at the final hurdle as they were beaten 1-0 in their World Cup semi-final clash. Samuel Umtiti was the only scorer in the game as it was a day for the defences. While Antoine Griezmann and Kylian Mbappe did look very good in the game, they failed to get on the scoresheet, and it was instead centre-half Raphael Varane that shone the brightest, with the Real Madrid star awesome at the back.

For Belgium, Romelu Lukaku and Eden Hazard failed to hit the back of the net, with the Premier League pair now having to settle for bronze at best. Indeed, Lukaku once again failed to score, with the Manchester United forward unable to hit the back of the net in any of Belgium’s three knockout games. 

Lukaku’s failure to score and his subsequent elimination at the semi-final stage has seen England’s Harry Kane become the monumental favourite to win the Golden Boot. Kane is 1/20 with Coral to top score at the tournament as he currently boasts six goals, while France’s Antoine Griezmann and Kylian Mbappe are both 33/1 with the pair scoring three times this tournament. 

Kane faces Croatia in the semi-final of the competition on Wednesday, and he has yet another chance to add to his tally, with a World Cup final surely beckoning if Kane can add to his tally for the tournament.

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France were able to make it to the World Cup final on Sunday by defeating Belgium 1-0 in their semi-final. The two sides went into the game very evenly matched, with both applauded for their strong defence and incisive attack. However, it was the French that came out on top on a day in which attacking-players struggled to make inroads. 

Defender Samuel Umtiti scored the only goal of the game in the second-half as he booked France’s place in the final, and broke Belgian hearts in the process. Many thought it would be the likes of Antoine Greizmann or Kylian Mbappe of France, or Romelu Lukaku or Kevin De Bruyne of Belgium that shone the brightest, however, it was Raphael Varane of France that starred, with the centre-half outstanding. 

Clearly, it was a day for defensive players, and another man that stood up to the test was goalkeeper Hugo Lloris. The Tottenham star made a number of fine saves including a fine stop from club-teammate Toby Alderweireld in the first-half to keep the scores level.

His performance has since seen his chances of winning the Golden Glove shorten to odds of 13/8 with Betway. Jordan Pickford of England is second favourite with odds of 3/1, while Croatia’s Danijel Subasic is 5/1.

Lloris will definitely have the chance to attempt to win the World Cup at the end of the week, but who will he be facing in the opposite goal on Sunday, and could one of Pickford or Subasic pip Lloris to the Golden Glove?

Betway - World Cup Golden Glove Award betting odds:

Hugo Lloris - 13/8Jordan Pickford - 3/1Danijel Subasic - 5/1
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England 5/2 to win the World Cup ahead of their semi-final against Croatia.

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France defeated Belgium in the first semi-final of the World Cup as they booked their place in the final of the competition with an impressive defensive performance. Samuel Umtiti scored the only goal of the game in the early stages of the second-half, and Belgium were unable to break down their opponents, with Raphael Varane particularly impressive at the heart of the French defence. 

The victory means they have been installed as favourites ahead of the final with odds of 11/17, and England are currently second favourites at 5/2 with Unibet, while Croatia are 5/1.

The final of the competition is a stage few thought England would make it to, but they are just a potential 90 minute game away from playing France in the biggest game in football. Gareth Southgate will be pinning his hopes on the likes of Harry Kane, Jesse Lingard and co, with Croatia looking to Luka Modric and Ivan Rakitic in their midfield. 

The game itself will be a tense affair, with France vs Belgium providing a tight encounter that was exceptionally entertaining. England’s game against Croatia could follow the same pattern, and the Three Lions will be cheered on by fans in the stadium and at home, with the supporters really getting behind their team at the world Cup in Russia. 

Can England ensure football really will be ‘coming home’ this week?

Unibet - World Cup Winner betting odds:

France - 11/17England - 5/2Croatia - 5/1
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France's Kylian Mbappe the favourite to win the Golden Ball.

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It was an engrossing World Cup semi-final on Tuesday evening as France booked their place in the showpiece event on Sunday. Samuel Umtiti scored the only goal of the game as Romelu Lukaku again failed to score, with France progressing to the last two in Russia.

For France, it was yet another fine performance, and their second clean sheet in a row after they beat Uruguay 2-0 in the quarter-final. Belgium on the other hand were brought back down to earth with a bump as their 2-1 win over Brazil counted for nothing against their semi-final opponents. 

Now, Antoine Griezmann and Paul Pogba will have the chance to rectify the failures of their 2016 European Championship campaign in which they were beaten by Portugal in the final. While the French team is adorned with stars, one player has stood out most, with young sensation Kylian Mbappe displaying his immense ability to the adoring crowds.

Indeed, Mbappe is currently the favourite to win the Golden Ball, with BetVictor giving him odds of 11/8. Harry Kane is second at 4/1, while Luka Modric and Antoine Griezmann 8/1 with the same bookmaker. 

Kane will be looking to fire England into the final of the World Cup against Croatia tomorrow, and any goals will surely see his odds shorten. Mbappe on the other hand can now look forward to a final on Sunday, with only one of Croatia or England standing in France’s way of World Cup glory. 

BetVictor - World Cup Golden Ball Award betting odds:

Kylian Mbappe - 11/8Harry Kane - 4/1Luka Modric - 8/1Antoine Griezmann - 8/1
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France odds-on favourites to win the World Cup.

France won an engrossing encounter at the World Cup on Tuesday as they booked their place in the final of the competition in Russia. Samuel Umtiti screed the only goal of the game six minutes after the break as the attacking talent of both sides failed to get on the scoresheet.

Despite seeing just 36% of the ball throughout the game, France recorded more than double the amount of total shots Belgium had (19 to nine), with the match living up to the billing of it being an exceptionally tight and nervous affair, but the goals failed to flow.

With France booking their place in the final, it is now left to one of England or Croatia to win their semi-final and book a place in the showpiece event. With this in mind, France have become odds-on favourites to win the competition, with Ladbrokes giving them odds of 4/6. England are second favourites at 5/2, while Croatia are 5/1 with the same bookmaker. 

The final will at least see the likes of Kylian Mbappe, Antoine Griezmann and Paul Pogba, and they will be joined by either players like Harry Kane and Dele Alli, or Luka Modric and Ivan Rakitic.

Can France follow up their win over Belgium by defeating one of England or Croatia?

Ladbrokes - World Cup Winner betting odds:

France - 4/6England - 5/2Croatia - 5/1
          Watch: France fans delighted as Les Bleus reach final       Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Twenty years after clinching their last FIFA World Cup final on home soil, France are dreaming of emulating that success after they defeated Belgium 1-0 to reach the 2018 World Cup final. Samuel Umtiti's header on 51 minutes was enough to see the Les Bleus overcome Belgium's talented squad.  France have now reached the final three times in the past six editions, winning once, in 1998, and losing the other one in 2006.  They will meet either England or Croatia in Sunday's final.  Times of Malta was at Spinola, St Julian's where an impressive number of fans watched the first semi-final of this World Cup and spoke to a number of them after the final whistle. Have any videos to share from World Cup 2018? Send an email to mynews@timesofmalta.com.
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Just saw the final score .... 😔 Tomorrow is England vs Croatia - I guess I get another bite of the cherry but I so wanted les bleus victorieux
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England captain Harry Kane does far more than just score goals, according to Brazil icon Marta. Kane is the highest scoring player at the World Cup with six strikes to his name, leading the Three Lions to an unexpected semi-final against Croatia. But five-time FIFA Women’s World Player of the year Marta highlighted there is […]

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          France 1-0 Belgium: Umtiti nods Les Bleus into World Cup final      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

France reached their third World Cup final on Tuesday evening as they edged past Belgium 1-0 at the Krestovsky Stadium. A solitary strike from Samuel Umtiti in the 51st minute of the game was enough for Didier Deschamps’ men to squeeze past their European rivals and set up clash with either England or Croatia in […]

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Dejan Lovren hit out at the suggestion he could be scared of facing Harry Kane when Croatia take on England in Wednesday’s World Cup semi-final. Gareth Southgate’s Three Lions meet Croatia at Luzhniki Stadium for the right to take on France in the final, after their 1-0 victory over Belgium on Tuesday. Kane, who still […]

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In today's episode, hosts Emile Donovan and Max Towle welcome back Football Fern Sarah Gregorius, and after weeks of pleading, Producer Zen is allowed into the studio to pontificate about France's 1-0 win over Belgium, to preview England vs Croatia, and to recap the transfer of the summer - Cristiano Ronaldo to Juventus.
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The region known as the Balkans, located in southeastern Europe, runs from the Southern Alps to the Greek peninsula and is surrounded by the Adriatic, Ionian, and Black Seas.  The region is a crossroads of civilizations, with major influences from ancient Rome to the west, the Austro-Hungarian Empire to the north, the Greeks to the ...
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The Croat backed England to make the World Cup final but there is a chance he was being sarcastic

Goran Ivanisevic was a popular Wimbledon champion but that may not be the case for much longer. Giving a quick interview to the BBC after taking part in the seniors tournament, the Croatian was asked about the World Cup semi-final and gave an answer the Diary is inclined to think was “banter”. It’s fair to say, however, that it doesn’t read like that on the page. “I hope we don’t lose to the English because you are already in the final,” he said. “You have already won, you are coming home, you are bringing a trophy, you are so arrogant, you are the most beautiful. For sure you are coming home but I hope not with a trophy.” Thanks Goran, hope the rest of your week passes quietly.

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          Didier Deschamps says France can ‘write the most beautiful page’      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
• World Cup final gives France chance to atone for Euro 2016
• ‘I’m here to write a new page in history,’ says manager

France’s run to the World Cup final presents an opportunity to erase the pain of Euro 2016, according to Didier Deschamps, who believes his players can write “the most beautiful page” in the football history of their country when they face England or Croatia on Sunday.

Deschamps was in charge when France, favoured to win their home tournament, fell at the final hurdle against Portugal. After his side overcame Belgium to earn their shot at a second world title he explained the experience made their present achievement feel even sweeter.

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          France advances to World Cup final, beats Belgium 1-0      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — France is back in the World Cup final for the first time since Zinedine Zidane's headbutt in 2006.

Twelve years after one of soccer's most infamous moments, Samuel Umtiti used his head to score from a corner kick in the 51st minute and earn France a 1-0 victory over Belgium on Tuesday in the first of the all-European semifinals.

The French danced on the field after the final whistle and shook the hand of Thierry Henry, who helped Les Bleus win the World Cup in 1998 but had been hoping to eliminate his native country as Belgium's assistant coach.

France's fans sang in the stands long past the end of the match, surrounded by yellow-clad security.

They certainly hope to keep the party going on Sunday in the final in Moscow. France will face either Croatia or England, who play Wednesday at the Luzhniki Stadium in the Russian capital.

"Vive la France! Vive la Republique!" France forward Antoine Griezmann shouted during the post-match celebrations.

France goalkeeper Hugo Lloris made a great save in each half, denying the potent Belgian attack of Eden Hazard, Kevin De Bruyne and Romelu Lukaku the chance to advance the country to its first major final. Belgium reached the quarterfinals at the 2014 World Cup and the European Championship in 2016 but has yet to fulfil its lofty expectations.

The world now gets to see France's luxury squad, collectively valued in excess of $1 billion and headlined by teenage sensation Kylian Mbappe, in another major final.

Two years ago at home, the French surprisingly lost to Portugal 1-0 in the Euro 2016 title match. In 2006, they were beaten in a penalty shootout by Italy in a World Cup final that was overshadowed by Zidane headbutting opposing player Marco Materazzi in the chest in extra time. Zidane was sent off in what was his final match.

In a tournament dominated by goals from set pieces, France took the lead from a corner. Griezmann curled in the ball from the right and Umtiti got in front of tall Belgium midfielder Marouane Fellaini to knock in his header at the near post.

"It's me that scored," Umtiti said, "but we all delivered a big game."

Up in the corporate seats, French President Emmanuel Macron reacted to the goal by shaking the hand of King Philippe of Belgium as FIFA president Gianni Infantino watched on between them.

The goal capped an impressive display by Umtiti, who helped to shut out the most productive attack in the World Cup with 14 goals, and meant three defenders have now scored on France's route to the final. Benjamin Pavard and Raphael Varane scored in previous matches.

In search of the equalizer, Belgium repeatedly sent over crosses from both wings but Umtiti and Varane, both center backs, used their bodies cleverly to hold off Fellaini and Lukaku. Varane, in particular, was outstanding.

France coach Didier Deschamps has faced some criticism for being too pragmatic and functional despite having so many stars in his squad, but the organization of the team was superb and Belgium was largely restricted to only minor chances that were kept out by the flying Lloris.

Deschamps now has the chance to become the third person to win the World Cup as a player and a coach, after Germany great Franz Beckenbauer and Brazil's Mario Zagallo. As France captain, Deschamps won soccer's most prized trophy in 1998.

With Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar no longer in Russia, Eden Hazard and Mbappe have taken over as the stars of the World Cup and there was a buzz every time either got the ball.

Yet while Hazard — Belgium's captain — faded after a strong opening 30 minutes, Mbappe was a constant threat. His first touch was after 10 seconds and, after receiving the ball on the right wing, he sped past Jan Vertonghen and then Mousa Dembele in a thrilling run.

At 19, Mbappe wasn't even born when France won the World Cup for the first and only time with a squad that is just as diverse as the one Deschamps is leading 20 years later.

Lloris is the captain and he played a key role against Belgium, diving to his right midway through the first half to claw away Toby Alderweireld's shot and then getting in front of Lukaku to punch away one of substitute Dries Mertens' many crosses.

"Unfortunately for us, the difference is just a dead-ball situation, a set play," Belgium coach Roberto Martinez said. "The game was, as you can imagine, very close, very tight, and it was going to be decided (on) maybe the one that it could find that final touch in the box."

Instead of a trip to Moscow, Belgium will return to St. Petersburg for the third-place match.

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IN THE STANDS

Along with the French and Gabonese presidents and the king and queen of Belgium, there was rock 'n' roll royalty watching the game.

Mick Jagger was one of the many famous faces in the stands at St. Petersburg Stadium. The Rolling Stones frontman is a big soccer fan, having attended the World Cup final in Brazil in 2014 as well as many England games.

Former Baywatch actress Pamela Anderson, who is the partner of France defender Adil Rami, also was present.

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          Football world hails epic rescue of young Thai footballers      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The football community on Tuesday hailed the rescue of a team of young Thai footballers - but doctors have said the boys will be unable to take up an invitation to attend the World Cup final in Moscow. All 12 members of the Wild Boar football team and their coach, who have now been rescued, need to stay for at least another week in hospital, doctors say, meaning that they have no chance of making Sunday's match.

Last week, FIFA president Gianni Infantino invited the boys to Russia at the cost of football's world governing body. Instead, doctors said that the youngsters will follow the game on TV from their hospital beds - if they manage to stay awake. Kick-off is at 10 pm (1500 GMT) local time.

FIFA, in a statement in Moscow, welcomed the completion of the rescue operation that got worldwide attention and took the life of one diver. The group got trapped in the cave on June 23 after heavy rains caused flooding and cut off their route out. "FIFA would like to express its great joy at the news of the rescue of the 12 young footballers and their coach," the statement said. "We would like to convey our profound gratitude to all persons involved in the rescue operation, which unfortunately took the life of one of the divers. Our thoughts are with his family."

The ruling body said a meeting with Thailand's football federation will take place around Sunday's final in Moscow, while it "will look into finding a new opportunity to invite the boys to a FIFA event to share with them a moment of communion and celebration." Manchester City and England defender Kyle Walker was among the players who welcomed the success of the rescue mission.

"Amazing news that all of the Thai kids are out of the cave safely! I'd like to send out shirts to them! Is there anyone who can help with an address?" tweeted Walker, who is expected to start in Wednesday's semi-final against Croatia in Moscow. The England team tweeted: "Fantastic news that all 12 boys from the Wild Boars football team and their coach have been rescued from the flooded caves in Chiang Rai."

German Bundesliga club Schalke, which comes from Gelsenkirchen, a town with a long mining history, also took to Twitter. "Glueck Auf [Good Luck], WildBoars! All 12 players and their coach have now been rescued from the cave in Thailand. To all the divers, rescue workers and medical professionals who helped save them - you guys are true heroes," Schalke said. And Manchester United have invited everyone to Old Trafford next season, tweeting that they are "relieved to learn that the 12 footballers and their coach trapped in a cave in Thailand are now safe. Our thoughts and prayers are with those affected. "We would love to welcome the team from Wild Boars Football Club and their rescuers to Old Trafford this coming season."
          Comment on Why England’s World Cup run could be set to benefit NUFC massively by Eric Sykes      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
<blockquote cite="comment-643149"> <strong><a href="#comment-643149" rel="nofollow">GlosMag</a></strong>: Belgium classic group of individuals less than the sum of their parts. Thats in no small way down to having a limited manager like Martinez France worthy of their win and muchmore of a team. Kudos to Deschamps for pulling a bunch of self obsessed, facile tarts like Pogba into a team. Was kinda hoping Belgium would win from an England pov as I think we’d struggle more against France.. still a small matter of Croatia first. Going back to the subject of this blog it shows the benefit of a good quality manager like Benitez who has Newcastle far more than the sum of their parts </blockquote> Glosmag: what are the chances of a self obsessed, facile tart like Mourinho making a go of it with a self obsessed, facile tart like Pogba next year. Something has to give. Not sure if Jose is facile, but he certainly is a tart.
          Comment on Why England’s World Cup run could be set to benefit NUFC massively by GlosMag      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Belgium classic group of individuals less than the sum of their parts. Thats in no small way down to having a limited manager like Martinez France worthy of their win and much more of a team. Kudos to Deschamps for pulling a bunch of self obsessed, facile tarts like Pogba into a team. Was kinda hoping Belgium would win from an England pov as I think we'd struggle more against France.. still a small matter of Croatia first. Going back to the subject of this blog it shows the benefit of a good quality manager like Benitez who has Newcastle far more than the sum of their parts
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ENGLAND and Croatia meet in Moscow for a place in the World Cup final. The Three Lions saw off Sweden in the quarter-finals while the Croatians needed a dramatic penalty shootout to scrape past hosts Russia. How can I watch it for free? THIS game is being shown on free-to-air TV in the UK. The […]
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PAUL Gascoigne has revealed he still tears up over his Italia 90 heartache – and urged Harry Kane and co to go one step further by reaching the World Cup Final. The footie legend, 51, roared: “You have nothing to fear. To conquer fear, you have to face it.” A Luka Modric-inspired Croatia side stand […]
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FOOTBALL fans have been warned not to “overstep the line” during England’s World Cup semi-final match as police gear up for tonight’s clash against Croatia. Officers are hoping to avoid a repeat of the alcohol-fuelled scenes at the weekend when over-excited fans clambered over cars, buses and emergency vehicles. Chief Superintendent Graeme Openshaw, from Greater […]
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IF THEY go on to reach the World Cup final, their lives will never be the same again. England’s players will be revered, remembered and introduced everywhere they go as the first team to make it all the way since they won the thing in 1966. Some of the greatest names in the game — […]
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DELE Alli’s girlfriend Ruby Mae looks reddy for tonight’s World Cup semi- final — where England will wear white. Model Ruby, 23, put on lingerie in the colour of the Three Lions’ away kit ahead of the 7pm clash with Croatia. Ruby has been in Russia cheering on Spurs star Dele, 22, who scored in […]
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With England one win away from returning to the World Cup final, ESPN's Alison Bender asks English fans in Moscow if they think "it's coming home."
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Shaka Hislop examines the traits of Jordan Pickford and Danijel Subasic to determine whether England or Croatia has the goalkeeping edge.
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Người Pháp đổ ra đường mừng thắng lợi trước Bi

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11/07/2018 07:38 GMT+7

(Dân trí) - Sau thắng lợi trước Bỉ ở bán kết World Cup 2018, người dân Pháp đã đổ ra đường ăn mừng. Thủ đô Paris đã có một đêm không ngủ, khi cổ khích lệ “đi bão” mừng thành công của đoàn quân HLV Deschamps.

Thắng lợi trước Bỉ giúp Pháp lần thứ ba vào chung kết một kỳ World Cup. Les Bleus mơ lần thứ hai quán quân thế giới, sau lần đăng quang hồi năm 1998 khi HLV Deschamps còn là cầu thủ.

Những hình ảnh như tổ chức lễ hội đã được truyền thông quốc tế ghi lại, khi Khải Hoàn Môn chan chứa sắc xanh đỏ - màu cờ của đội tuyển Pháp. Hàng loạt chiếc xe cổ động bị chặn đứng vì chẳng thể đi tiếp do quá đông người, cùng rất nhiều fan ái mộ trèo lên nóc xe để ca hát.

Những màn ăn mừng cuồng nhiệt diễn ra khắp nơi, dọc con đường tiến đến nhà thờ Notre Dame.

 Con đường tiến vào điện Elysees không còn một chỗ trống

Con đường tiến vào điện Elysees không còn một chỗ trống

 Bầu không khí sôi động của cổ động viên Pháp sau chiến thắng trước Bỉ

Bầu không khí sôi động của cổ cổ vũ Pháp sau chiến thắng trước Bỉ

 Người Pháp mơ về chức vô địch World Cup lần thứ hai, sau chiến tích năm 1998 trên sân nhà

Người Pháp mơ về chức quán quân World Cup lần thứ hai, sau chiến tích năm 1998 trên sân nhà

 Niềm vui khó tả của người hâm mộ Pháp

Niềm vui khó tả của người mến mộ Pháp

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          July 10, 2018 Dubrovnik      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The Liberty Gazette
July 10, 2018
Ely Air Lines
By Mike Ely and Linda Street-Ely

Linda: Last year we received a full refund from everyone we had paid for our Croatia vacation when Hurricane Harvey came to maul South Texas. Air France, Airbnb, even the ferry services and the Dubrovnik Symphony were sympathetic and helpful. Whenever you’re ready, we look forward to welcoming you, they all said.

I’d been so excited about the Dubrovnik Symphony that I vowed our future trip would be planned around it. And so it was.

When we decided to take the trip in May, the first place we consulted was the Dubrovnik Symphony calendar. Often, they perform in the atrium of Rector’s Palace, an intimate setting with, we’re told, amazing sound. But on Friday, May 11, the musicians would gather at the Museum of Modern Art and offer their beautiful sound in the open air patio. This would be youth night, where four outstanding high school students would perform solo pieces, with the symphony backing them up. We had second-row seats.

With a gentle, fatherly kind of smile, Maestro Noam Zur, an Israeli, stretched out his arms to welcome each of the teens in turn up to the front to play their piece. I thought of our Fine Arts Society of Liberty Texas and the scholarships we would soon be sending out. These Croatian kids, like the ones here in our area, are incredibly talented and I fell in love with the city and their symphony as I knew I would.

My sister, too, fell in love with Dubrovnik when she visited 30-some years ago, when the country was part of Yugoslavia. She told us about the old wall and the sheer beauty of the city. She was right.

Dubrovnik, the Pearl of the Adriatic, is a medieval city with a medieval infrastructure and street network. Fortresses, canons, and 13-foot-wide limestone walls have protected citizens inside since the 12th century. The walls have never been breached by an enemy and were about all that was left standing after the 1667 earthquake. We climbed the steps 80 feet to the top to join others from around the world on a leisurely 1.2 mile walk above the city

What a beautiful view! Red roofs on ancient stone architecture in varied shades of white, all built at different times after the earthquake, reflect the Gothic, Renaissance, and Baroque periods. Massive monasteries and elaborate cathedrals attract. Shops and restaurants flank the wide main street of polished stone and are tucked into romantic, narrow alleyways. The gardens here would make any master gardener jealous. And the steps—oh, the steps! Dubrovnik is built on steps in an intricate and complex system of forts, bastions, casemates, and towers. We’re not TV-watchers, but they say a show called Game of Thrones is or was filmed here.

Lovrijenac Fortress, just outside the city walls, rises from a 121-foot-high cliff. Adriatic waves rippled in the harbor. Kayaks and sailboats dotted the seascape for a postcard view at any angle. Croatia has captured my heart.

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          Wayne Rooney predicts England's World Cup chances      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Wayne Rooney predicts England's World Cup chances - originally posted on Sportslens.com

Former Manchester United and Everton star Wayne Rooney believes that England can win the World Cup this year. The Three Lions are set to play against Croatia in the semi-finals of the tournament on Wednesday. This marks the first time that the nation has qualified for the semi-finals since 1990. The 32-year-old Rooney is the Three Lions all-time top goal scorer with 53 goals from 119 matches. He was widely expected to play at the World Cup before sensationally announcing his retirement from international football a year ago. It is believed that the reason for his retirement was because he

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          'This is our best chance' City Croatia fan says his team want victory too      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
AS Croatia and England prepare to meet in the World Cup semi-finals, Vito Pauletic, a University of Worcester student who has returned home to Croatia for the summer, tells of the atmosphere in his hometown of Split.
          Downside of having a theatre in a town centre surrounded by pubs? Having to cancel a choir performance tomorrow evening as it clashed with the England/Croatia semi-final, and ain't nothing louder than the barmy army screaming 'It's coming home' [Amusing]      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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          'This is our best chance' City Croatia fan says his team want victory too      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
AS Croatia and England prepare to meet in the World Cup semi-finals, Vito Pauletic, a University of Worcester student who has returned home to Croatia for the summer, tells of the atmosphere in his hometown of Split.
          [MLS Talk] - Where to find England vs. Croatia on US TV and streaming      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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          England to take on Croatia in Football World Cup semi-final set to make history      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
It's been 52 years since England made it to a World Cup final, while Croatia has never been that far in the tournament since it declared independence in 1991.
          Russia 2018 - France Qualifies For Final After Defeating Belgium 1-0      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
France just qualified for final after striker Samuel Mtiti scored a goal in the second half that the Belgians could not Equalise... Mtiti scored with his head...... Belgium no need to cry na...hehehhehehehe This is how England will whoop Croatia tomorrow.. I am the new rat that predicts...hehehehehehe
          England boss Gareth Southgate not relying on superstitions to get past Croatia      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Southgate did not think much of his ‘lucky socks’ at Middlesbrough.
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England face Croatia in the semi-final on Wednesday evening.
          Croatia coach Zlatko Dalic wants to keep national party going with World Cup win      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Croatia are confident ahead of their semi-final against England – just do not mention Dejan Lovren’s Liverpool nadir against Harry Kane.
          England boss Gareth Southgate keeping select guest-list for Croatia clash      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Southgate has invited only his loved ones to the match in Moscow.
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FIFA World Cup 2:00pm France vs Belgium, – July 10, Tuesday   World Cup TV Schedule 2018: Guide for France vs. Belgium, Croatia vs. England GILL CLARK JULY 9, 2018 NIZHNY NOVGOROD, RUSSIA – JULY 6: Antoine Griezmann (R) of France national team celebrates his goal with Kylian Mbappe during… Go To Full Post
           France fans swarm the Champs Elysees after they reach World Cup final       Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Unlike their World Cup final opponents, England or Croatia, France have not been starved of appearances in football's biggest game - they have reached three finals in the last six tournaments.
           Chris Sutton's England semi-final form guide ahead of Croatia clash       Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
England's hugely anticipated World Cup semi-final showdown against Croatia is almost upon us. Here, Sportsmail's CHRIS SUTTON runs the rule over the Three Lions.
           Inglot and Skugar show united front to book doubles semi-final spot       Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
MATTHEW LAMBERT AT WIMBLEDON: London’s Dom Inglot and Croatian partner Franco Skugor may be at each other’s throats after Wednesday's World Cup semi-final.
           France fans swarm the Champs Elysees after they reach World Cup final       Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Unlike their World Cup final opponents, England or Croatia, France have not been starved of appearances in football's biggest game - they have reached three finals in the last six tournaments.
           Chris Sutton's England semi-final form guide ahead of Croatia clash       Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
England's hugely anticipated World Cup semi-final showdown against Croatia is almost upon us. Here, Sportsmail's CHRIS SUTTON runs the rule over the Three Lions.
           The secret of THAT ‘wally with a brolly’ headline ahead of Croatia vs England       Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Even now, 11 years on, the image leaves you dumbfounded. There is Steve McClaren, gazing out onto Wembley’s sodden turf. In one hand, he has a cup of coffee, the other an umbrella.
           England must make their semi-final with Croatia a Premier League match       Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
JAMIE REDKNAPP: The key to England winning the midfield battle is to ambush Modric and Rakitic. They cannot afford to give these maestros an inch. Step off and they will dictate the game.
           Luka Modric is a magician and Croatia's biggest threat to England       Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The little playmaker who most threatens England's World Cup final ambitions in Moscow was introduced to big-time European football almost by accident... but is now among the very best.
           It's England's biggest game for 28 years... but will they do it?       Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
England are gearing up for their first World Cup semi final since 1990 when they face Croatia in Moscow on Wednesday. Sportsmail's expert columnists give their views on whether England can win...
           Martin Keown's Croatia scouting report ahead of clash with England       Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
England play their first World Cup semi-final for 28 years when they face Croatia in Moscow on Wednesday night. Sportsmail's MARTIN KEOWN takes a look at their likely XI...
           Dejan Lovren out to make more headlines in Croatia by beating England       Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Expectation may be reaching fever pitch where the centre back plays his club football and across the rest of the nation, but Lovren is only focused on helping Croatia reach a first World Cup final.
           England manager and Henderson inspect pitch at Luzhniki Stadium       Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Gareth Southgate and Jordan Henderson took in their surroundings at Luzhniki Stadium on the eve of England's World Cup semi-final showdown against Croatia. 
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The Russian national team have been accused of sniffing ammonia which helps increase lung capacity before their historic victory over Spain and defeat by Croatia at the World Cup.
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KIERAN GILL AT WIMBLEDON: Goran Ivanisevic - the coach of Milos Raonic - says he wants Gareth Southgate's England to come home from Russia empty-handed.
           FIFA investigating Croatia's Domagoj Vida after new 'glory to Ukraine' video       Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
FIFA are investigating Croatia defender Domagoj Vida after a second video emerged where he shouts 'glory to Ukraine' and 'Belgrade burns' in footage that could further enrage World Cup hosts Russia.
          Sport24.co.za | Croatia World Cup success shifts spotlight from scandal      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Croatia's performance at the World Cup has reconciled fans and removed the spotlight from corruption that have plagued the country's football.
          Sport24.co.za | Fatigue not a factor as Croatia aim to seize moment against England      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Croatia's Dejan Lovren believes his jaded team are ready to seize the opportunity of a lifetime when they face England in the World Cup semi-finals.
          Where to watch England vs Croatia on Wednesday in Basingstoke      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
IT IS the biggest World Cup game for England for 28 years.
          Twitter Celebrates as France Make it to FIFA World Cup Final Beating Belgium      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
France beat neighbors Belgium 1-0 in St. Petersburg on Tuesday to reach the FIFA World Cup final, where they will face either Croatia or England.
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Woah! Great package!

And I was very bummed to see Belgium lose today. I was hoping for Belgium vs Croatia in the final, with Belgium winning. But how cool to have the magnets and whatnot!
          Where to watch England vs Croatia on Wednesday in Basingstoke      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
IT IS the biggest World Cup game for England for 28 years.
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MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Manchester City has signed Riyad Mahrez for a club-record $80 million as it further strengthens its team after winning the Premier League title. [ MORE: France advance to World Cup final | England vs. Croatia preview ] The 27-year-old Algeria winger was an integral part of Leicester’s astonishing run to the
          World Cup semifinal preview: England vs. Croatia      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
England and Croatia are set to face off in Wednesday' unlikely battle of semifinalists.
          France edge past Belgium to reach World Cup final      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
It's a second straight final of a major tournament for France, who'll face either England or Croatia on Sunday.
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English World Cup hopes rest on Gareth Southgate’s young team’s shoulders. But Left politics needs to address the lack of facilities for youngsters and the grassroots game.

Image: Football pitch in the village of Fakenham Magna. Rights: Bob Jones, CC 2.0.

It seems like almost yesterday that ‘Football’s Coming Home’ became England’s National Anthem, an England shirt our national dress, not being able to move for St George’s Cross Flags. 2018 is fast becoming the new ’96 and English hope springs eternal that this time there might be a happier ending.

Football’s coming home – and one of those fronting it is comedian and writer David Baddiel, born in New York, his Dad Welsh, his mum a Jewish refugee from Nazi Germany. Baddiel neatly sums up the patchwork of identities most modern (and some ancient) icons of Englishness are constructed out of.

When originally written the song was wrapped up in the mildly imperious idea that England is somehow the home of football. It was a message that framed the disastrous English bid to host World Cup 2006, an arrogance that resulted in a humiliatingly low vote, and irony of ironies who got it instead? Germany.

Twenty-two years later the song seems more of a joyful lament than back then. Willing the return of the World Cup to good old blighty’s shores, it’s been away for too long, far too long. Oh, and its got a catchy and easy to remember chorus, that helps.

Does any of this matter very much? In the big wide world outside of both Westminster and Planet Placard, yes it does. The South African academic and activist Prishani Naidoo wrote of football, whilst her country was hosting World Cup 2010, “ The field of play it produces stretches far beyond the boundaries of its goal posts and pitches – fields of play that sometimes bring into question the ‘taken-for-granted’, ‘the natural’, the ways in which ‘we are meant’ to be in society.” For many the most important event this week will be the very public falling out of Tory Ministers with each other over Brexit. For others the event they are most looking forward to is Friday’s march against Trump. Both are hugely important, but for millions it is all about England v Croatia and the sniff of a World Cup final appearance for the first time in 52 years.

Some have a stake in all three of course – but a Left that aspires to be popular should be effortlessly making the connections, joining the dots between Wednesday night’s ‘field of play’ and that process of ‘bringing into question’ something more. This is going to take a bit more than Labour’s current promise of a national (sic) holiday should England lift the World Cup (though this policy does have the added bonus of getting the Scots and Welsh to back England’s cause, if only for the sake of a day off work).

A much better political starting point however would be the physical version of those ‘fields of play’, our ever declining stock of public playing fields.

The football writer Barney Ronay locates the source of the problem thus:

“The FA neither owns nor controls the mechanics of grassroots football. It has no power to dictate what Premier League clubs do with young players. It isn’t the nation’s PE teacher. It is instead something of a patsy. One of the FA’s significant functions is to act as a kind of political merkin for the wider problem. Which is, simply access for all: the right to play, a form of shared national wealth that has been downgraded by those in power for decades.”

These wise words were written several years before World Cup 2018, rather, following yet another earlier-than-we-hoped-for exit . The FA has addressed the first part of Ronay’s argument as far as it could. Unable to regulate the Premier League clubs’ treatment of young players, they have invested heavily in their own under-age group teams – with startling success. The core of Southgate’s squad have been playing for England junior teams since their teens, travelling to tournaments, learning to get on with each other as well as play alongside each other. And of course Southgate for a period was their Under 21s manager too, with a watching brief on younger squads as well. His has proved an inspired appointment, albeit one that within the constraints of free market football went alongside the FA re-asserting its role as a governing body, the game’s regulatory authority, if you like.

But the second part of the argument remains sharply evident. Those England players who before the tournament revisited the primary and secondary schools where they first learnt their football would have found those institutions with hard-pressed PE departments, school playing fields sold off or short of finances for maintenance. The youth football set-ups where these players developed their talent struggle to find public pitches to play on and are deprived of the resources to build their own facilities.

This is the austerity-driven reality for all those – young and old – inspired by Russia 2018 to lace up their boots and drag themselves off the sofa, not simply to watch, but to play.

A radical commonsense politics connects the popular with the political. A week ago Jeremy Corbyn surprised both the Prime Minister and the professional commentariat by using PMQs to ask about buses. My advice to Jeremy? This week , after the obligatory good lucks to England tonight from both PM and leader of the opposition , never mind Brexit or Trump, ask Theresa May about our ever-declining playing fields.

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          Umtiti header sends France into World Cup final      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Samuel Umtiti’s 51st-minute header sent an impressive France into the World Cup final with a 1-0 win over Belgium in an absorbing first semifinal yesterday. Didier Deschamps’ side will face England or Croatia in Moscow on Sunday as the French look to lift the trophy for the second time following their triumph on home soil...
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Author: smeared ink
Posted: Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:57 pm (GMT 0)

I guess it’d be interesting if Croatia flat-out won since unlike France and England (who’ve each won once) they’ve never won before or even made the finals.

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Author: Lord Golbez
Posted: Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:27 pm (GMT 0)

Hopefully, it's France vs. England and not France vs. Croatia.
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          Excitement builds in Moscow ahead of Croatia-England semi-final      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
English and Croatian fans rally for their national teams on Tuesday, the eve of their World Cup semi-final match in Moscow.
          France Pushes Through To The FIFA 2019 World Cup Final      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
According to CNN, in the first game of the semifinals France beat Belgium 1-0. France’s defender Samuel Umtiti scored a header in the 51st-minute off the game. This would make him the third French defender to score in the FIFA 2018 World Cup. France will now prepare to face either England or Croatia in the final. Meanwhile, Belgium will have to get over its first defeat in two years and pla for third-place.
          Man Utd stars issue rallying cries ahead of England’s semi-final clash with Croatia      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Manchester United’s England players have been posting on social media in the build-up to tomorrow’s World Cup semi-final against Croatia....

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          World Cup: Umtiti's header sends France into final      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
ST PETERSBURG: Samuel Umtiti's 51st-minute header sent an impressive France into the World Cup final with a 1-0 win over Belgium in an absorbing first semi-final on Tuesday. Didier Deschamps' side will face England or Croatia in Moscow on Sunday as the French look to lift the trophy for the second ...
          Croatia fans scramble to Moscow for historic World Cup semi      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
SARAJEVO/MOSCOW: Croatia may be a small country, but when they take on England in the World Cup semi-finals on Wednesday, their team's supporters promise to be loud. Fans from the Adriatic nation of 4.2 million people, who beat hosts Russia to reach the last four, have been scrambling to get to ...
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83 ViewsFrance will face England or Croatia in the World Cup final after edging past European neighbours Belgium in the semi-final in St Petersburg. Defender Samuel Umtiti scored the winning goal for the 1998 champions in the second half with a towering header from Antoine Griezmann’s corner. Didier Deschamps’ side were on the back foot […]
          #WaistcoatWednesday: England fans suit up ahead of World Cup semi-final      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The mission? To support England's bid to win a first World Cup since 1966. The method? To wear a waistcoat for Wednesday's semi-final match against Croatia.

          Disappointed fans join Moscow ticket scalpers as World Cup final nears      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Across the street from FIFA's World Cup ticket office in Moscow, a man says he'll give you a "cheap price" for his ticket to Wednesday's England-Croatia semi-final - just $1,500, double the official...

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Southgate did not think much of his ‘lucky socks’ at Middlesbrough.
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England face Croatia in the semi-final on Wednesday evening.
          England’s World Cup Diary – Tuesday, July 10      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
All the lowdown from Russia as England prepare for their semi-final clash with Croatia.
          Croatia coach Zlatko Dalic wants to keep national party going with World Cup win      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Croatia are confident ahead of their semi-final against England – just do not mention Dejan Lovren’s Liverpool nadir against Harry Kane.
          England boss Gareth Southgate keeping select guest-list for Croatia clash      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Southgate has invited only his loved ones to the match in Moscow.
          Jordan Henderson hopes his record-breaking England run can continue      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The Liverpool captain has shone in a side that is now preparing to line up against Croatia at the Luzhniki Stadium on Wednesday.
          Gareth Southgate proud as England’s World Cup adventure unites country      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
England face Croatia in the semi-final on Wednesday evening.
          England fans are ‘so arrogant’, says Wimbledon favourite Goran Ivanisevic      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The Croatian won the Wimbledon men’s singles title in 2001.
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Ross and Carrie go international to check out Braco, a Croatian man who heals his followers by "gazing" at them. Plus, hear the dark side of Braco's story: his bizarre theology, end-times prophecies, and the mysterious death of his beloved mentor.


          World Cup Final: France odds-on to lift the trophy after ending Belgium's charge      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
France eclipsed neighbours Belgium in the first World Cup semi-final and Didier Deschamps side are the strong favourites to beat either England or Croatia in the final...
          The Big Match Tactical View: Croatia v England      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Croatia stand in England's way as Gareth Southgate's men attempt to reach the World Cup final. Michael Cox and Alan Thompson look at tactics and betting respectively...
          ITV reveal presenting line-up for England’s World Cup semi-final against Croatia      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
England’s first World Cup semi-final in 28 years will air exclusively on ITV in the UK. The Three Lions will take on Croatia at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow... read more
          France beat Belgium to book spot in World Cup final      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Samuel Umtiti scored a header as France progressed to face England or Croatia.
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          England dare to dream but Croatia to be sternest test yet      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
It has been 52 long, mostly painful years for the England football team since their last and only World Cup triumph, but both players and fans are now starting to believe that, just maybe, the wait could be over.
          World Cup 2018: Why Russians might be be supporting England - despite Croatia being Slavs      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Relations between Moscow and Zagreb are not straightforward
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Ultra Europe concluded this past weekend in the town of Split, Croatia, with over 150,000 Ultranauts raring to go and excited for the weekend ahead of them. Unfortunately, the weekend was not without its share of bad apples and unfortunate losses. Local Croatian media Total Croatian News reported 305 arrests over the course of the weekend, […]

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          Belgium duo Courtois and Hazard furious with France tactics      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Belgium duo Thibaut Courtois and Eden Hazard were furious with France's style of football during their 1-0 World Cup semi-final defeat on Tuesday.

After going ahead through Samuel Umtiti, France defended deep and tried to hit Belgium on the counter attack, reaching the final as the Red Devils failed to break them down.

"France played anti-football," Courtois said, per Belgian newspaper Het Nieuwsblad. "I have not yet experienced a striker (Olivier Giroud) playing so far from goal. 

"It's their right to play like that, because they know we're having a difficult time dealing with it, but it is not nice to see. This team was no better than us. "France defended well, but that is it. Details have decided the game. Actually, I would have preferred Brazil to go through instead of France."

The Chelsea goalkeeper was backed up by his club team-mate Hazard, who took a further swipe at the Euro 2016 runners up. "I'd rather lose with this Belgium than win with this France," added Hazard. The winger was fouled just outside the area in the final stages but Brazilian referee Andres Cunha did not blow his whistle and Belgium were furious.

"(Cunha) did not referee well at all. The French wasted far too much time and he did not whistle for a clear foul on Eden," added Courtois. France face the winners of the second semi-final, England v Croatia, in Sunday's final in Moscow, while Belgium play the losers in St Petersburg Saturday in the third and fourth place play-off.
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There's little doubt in anyone's mind that England can beat Croatia tonight. Our straw poll carried out in Leicester city centre yesterday suggested everyone is predicting an England win, but many are expecting a tense 90 minutes, with some...
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          England boss Gareth Southgate not relying on superstitions to get past Croatia      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Southgate did not think much of his ‘lucky socks’ at Middlesbrough.
          Gareth Southgate happy to see England’s World Cup run unite country      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
England face Croatia in the semi-final on Wednesday evening.
          World Cup 2018 Fixtures for Wednesday 11th July 2018      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

18:00 Russia/Croatia v England at Related Images: [See image gallery at www.goalpost.tv]

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          Croatia Vs. England Betting: Odds, Pick For World Cup 2018 Semifinal Game      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
England and Croatia will try to end generations of waiting next time they take the field. The teams will face... Read More »
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Croatia defender Dejan Lovren has no fear of Harry Kane and is confident of keeping the Tottenham man under wraps this evening.
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SEMIFINAL

ENGLAND VS. CROATIA

Where: Moscow

Time: 11 a.m. PDT

TV: Fox, Telemundo

The buzz: Although Croatia wasn’t even an independent country until 1991, it has actually been to a World Cup semifinal more recently than England, the country that claims to have invented soccer. Croatia made the...


          Jordan Pickford has saved England's World Cup hopes in more ways than one      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

A year ago Jordan Pickford was a talented young goalkeeper with just one full season of first-division experience, no national team call-ups and a reputation built more on promise than proof.

On Wednesday he’ll start against Croatia in a World Cup semifinal in Moscow, with a chance to take England...


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For Luka Modric it was like déjà-vu all over again.

When the Real Madrid midfielder lined up for a penalty kick in extra time of a round-of-16 game with Denmark 10 days ago, he had a chance to send Croatia on to the World Cup quarterfinals. Only his weak try was gobbled up by Kasper Schmeichel,...


           World Cup 2018: England vs. Croatia semifinal odds, lines, expert picks, and top insider predictions       Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
European soccer expert picks the second 2018 World Cup semifinal, which will be held Wednesday
          England dare to dream but Croatia to be sternest test yet      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
It has been 52 long, mostly painful years for the England football team since their last and only World Cup triumph, but both players and fans are now starting to believe that, just maybe, the wait could be over. Reported by France 24 3 hours ago.
          Football fans in East Lancashire gear up for England's Croatia match      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
FOOTBALL fans across East Lancashire are today gearing up for England’s biggest match for 28 years.
          And then there were three - Russia 2018, la Francia prima finalista      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

France beats Belgium 1-0 and will face the winner of tonight's England-Croatia clash.

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I transalpini superano 1-0 il Belgio e attendono ora la vincitrice della seconda semifinale, Inghilterra-Croazia.


          France 1 – 0 Belgium #WorldCup      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

France will face England or Croatia in the World Cup final after edging past European neighbours Belgium in the semi-final in St Petersburg. Defender Samuel Umtiti scored the winning goal for the 1998 champions in the second half with a towering header from Antoine Griezmann’s corner. Didier Deschamps’ side were on the back foot for […]

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          Dejan Lovren: Wembley runaround from Harry Kane won’t happen again      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Croatia defender Dejan Lovren has no fear of Harry Kane and is confident of keeping the Tottenham man under wraps this evening.
          England World Cup: 1990 captain Terry Butcher sends passionate message - EXCLUSIVE      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   


TERRY BUTCHER, England’s 1990 World Cup captain, has sent Gareth Southgate’s side a message ahead of their semi-final with Croatia.
          England vs Croatia: Gareth Southgate not feeling the pressure ahead of huge clash      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   


IT IS the evening before the biggest football match in nearly three decades of English football history and carefree manager Gareth Southgate is laughing and sharing anecdotes.
          Free-Kick: France book World Cup final spot as England vs. Croatia looks set to be a battle of the midfield      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Free-Kick: France book World Cup final spot as England vs. Croatia looks set to be a battle of the midfield
          World Cup 2018: France into the final plus Croatia v England buildup – live!      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

One can only imagine how Belgium’s players are feeling at the moment (and how their Croatian English counterparts will later on). Unless you’ve been in that high-pressure, high-stakes situation, it’s impossible to conceptualise the emotions it conjures up.

Trevor Steven knows all about playing a World Cup semi-final though. He was there in Turin in 1990, and reckons it was “like an out-of-body experience”. The former gives Jamie Jackson some further interesting insight into the agony being so close, yet so far.

Related: Losing a World Cup semi-final: ‘One of the biggest regrets you can have as a player’ | Jamie Jackson

Snozmusket writes below the line: “Asterix, not Asterisk?” Good point. (*)

* this is an asterisk. This is Asterix.

This kid is in the World Cup Final. #Kante #FRA pic.twitter.com/DJ9GlfW4oe

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          England vs Croatia: World Cup 2018 semi-final prediction, betting tips, odds, how to watch live stream online, kick-off time, team news and line-ups, what TV channel, head to head history      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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England will face France in Sunday's World Cup final if the Three Lions beats Croatia on Wednesday.
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Belgium are the first team to taste the bitter disappointment of defeat in the 2018 World Cup semi-finals, with France winning 1-0 in Saint Petersburg to set up a World Cup Final against either Croatia or England.
          Hyde Park England vs Croatia World Cup screening: Anxious football fans wait to find out if they have tickets      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Football fans who have applied for tickets to the Hyde Park screening of England's World Cup semi-final against Croatia will find out before 5pm if they have been successful.
          France vs Belgium referee: Andres Cunha to officiate World Cup 2018 semi-final      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Uruguayan referee Andres Cunha has been named as the man in the middle when France and Belgium battle it out for the right to pay either England or Croatia in the 2018 Fifa World Cup Final on Sunday.
          France's 'quiet one' N'Golo Kante is looking to make a big noise in World Cup semi-final      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
LIVE | Latest news from the England camp ahead of their semi-final clash with Croatia
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LIVE | Latest news from the England camp ahead of their semi-final clash with Croatia
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LIVE | Team news and build-up to England vs Croatia
          How Kyle Walker's controversial Tottenham exit has helped England to brink of World Cup glory      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
LIVE | Team news and build-up to England vs Croatia
          Hyde Park World Cup screening: Football fans tell of disappointment after England vs Croatia ballot closes following technical glitches      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
England fans hoping to get their hands on a ticket to a screening of the World Cup semi-final match in Hyde Park have been left disappointed as the ballot closed this morning after a series of technical glitches.
          Slaven Bilic says Luka Modric takes the eye but Ivan Rakitic is the heartbeat of this Croatia team      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
EXCLUSIVE COLUMN World Cup 2018 LIVE | Latest news from the England camp ahead of their semi-final clash with Croatia
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          If England win the World Cup I hope players are treated better by FA than 1966 winners, says Gordon Banks      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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          England vs Croatia World Cup 2018 news LIVE: Team news and build-up to the semi-final clash in Moscow      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Welcome to the Evening Standard's LIVE coverage of the World Cup 2018 in Russia.
          Traffic expected to plummet as England clashes with Croatia      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Traffic on the motorway is expected to drop by up to a third during England's World Cup semi-final tomorrow night.
          Comment on Travel Guide: Croatia by Nicole @ Laughing My Abs Off      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
This is so gorgeous!! I don't know anyone who's ever been there, so I was so happy to read this recap for a future day hopefully when I can see this gorgeousness for myself. Sounds like you had an amazing adventure :D
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YES. I feel like my travel itch never goes away!
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Have a GREAT time!
          Gareth Southgate’s semi-final preview – what he said      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Gareth Southgate faced media from around the globe on the eve of England’s World Cup semi-final against Croatia.
          England boss Gareth Southgate not relying on superstitions to get past Croatia      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
England manager Gareth Southgate found out a long time ago that superstition was not the way for him, and is trusting his side to reach the World Cup final without having to rely on luck or rituals.
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Rubbish Day on Mesnička ul.

Zagreb, Croatia.


          7/11/2018: Eye on the ball      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Marks & Spencer chief executive Steve Rowe was aptly pictured yesterday at the company’s AGM in front of an image of M&S waistcoat-wearing Gareth Southgate, whose England team take on Croatia in the World Cup semi-final tonight. However, Mr Rowe has...
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FOOTBALL fans across East Lancashire are today gearing up for England’s biggest match for 28 years.
           Modric playing his best football at last World Cup – Dalic       Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Luka Modric is in the best form of his life at what is likely his last World Cup, Croatia coach Zlatko Dalic said.
           Henderson lauds Southgate for England approach       Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Jordan Henderson praised Gareth Southgate for the "togetherness" of the England team, ahead of their World Cup semi-final with Croatia.
           Pogba urges France to avenge Euros defeat       Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Paul Pogba says France cannot let a chance to win the World Cup pass them by after qualifying for Sunday's final against Croatia or England.
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Croatia have several fitness concerns ahead of taking on England, but Sime Vrsaljko is hopeful of being ready for the last-four clash.
          France 1-0 Belgium: Samuel Umtiti sends Les Bleus into World Cup final      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
France have reached their third World Cup final after beating Belgium in Saint Petersburg on Tuesday evening.


Samuel Umtiti scored the only goal, beating Marouane Fellaini at the near post to head home Antoine Griezmann's corner in the 51st minute.

The first half was a goalless but enthralling affair with both teams testing their opposite number but failing to make the breakthrough.

The best chance of the opening 45 minutes fell to an unlikely source as Belgium defender Toby Alderweireld tested France goalkeeper, and Tottenham team-mate, Hugo Lloris with a smart turn and shot from 12 yards.

France started the second half in the ascendency as Umtiti made sure their pressure paid off with the opener.

Belgium pushed for an equaliser, Fellaini heading wide Dries Mertens' cross from close range shortly after the goal, but failed to truly test Lloris as the clock ticked down.

Les Bleus will now face either England or Croatia in Moscow on Sunday, having last reached the World Cup final in 2006 when they lost on penalties to Italy after Zinedine Zidane famously got sent off for a headbutt.









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          Jordan Henderson hopes his record-breaking England run can continue      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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Southgate has invited only his loved ones to the match in Moscow.
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          7/11/2018: NEWS: Rivlin to visit Croatia      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
President Reuven Rivlin is scheduled to pay a state visit to Croatia from July 24-26, which will include meetings with his Croatian counterpart Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic, Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic, Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic, and various...
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Has anyone looked at how many goals England, France and Croatia have kicked should the tie-breaker become important?

i'm regretting picking 20 - from 7 games, the winner is only likely to kick 10ish goals (not counting penalties)
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ST. PETERSBURG (Reuters) – Samuel Umtiti’s 51st-minute header sent an impressive France into the World Cup final with a 1-0 win over Belgium in an absorbing first semifinal on Tuesday night. Didier Deschamps’s side will face England or Croatia in...
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An Australian sunglasses company that used a Holocaust memorial in Croatia for a photo shoot, has removed its new advertising campaign and apologized to a Jewish leader. The Valley Eyewear company shot the photos for the campaign for its Black Zero...
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What happened today?
I realized I have been miscounting points, but it doesn't make much of a difference at the top. Numbers have been updated.

France vs Belgium
France are on their way to the finals. Not much else to say about that game. It did however, almost clinch a victory for the single user that picked the trio of France, Uruguay, Croatia. If England wins out and Belgium wins the 3rd place match, then the trio of Spain, England, Sweden will force a tiebreaker. France, Colombia, Croatia currently sits in 2nd place, but are threatened by the combos of France, Belgium, Mexico; France, Belgium, Switzerland; and the quartet of Brazil, Belgium, Croatia.

What's up next?

Croatia vs England
Croatia are tough but they may be tired after playing lots of extra soccer in the last two matches. England has looked good, but I'm not convinced they look "raise the trophy" good. Let's see if they can convince me on Wednesday.
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          How England’s World Cup progress gives us a shot at a hopeful future | Hugh Muir      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Can the government replicate the communal moments created by a diverse English football team to boost the national mood?

“Oh, to be in England / Now that April’s there,” wrote Browning, but he might have looked at that again after last weekend and decided it could bear revision. “Oh, to be in England’s capital as Gareth Southgate’s team march nonchalantly into the World Cup semi-finals,” perhaps. When people meet the glances of others, smile and know exactly what they are thinking. When strangers, merry and giddy, connect on the trains that usually symbolise an urban dystopia. When young Britons of many complexions sport England shirts and look as though they had won a modest bet.

Related: England’s World Cup glory is showing us what healthy patriotism looks like | Nesrine Malik

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Milos Raonic Wimbledon Fourth round press conference
Milos Raonic Wimbledon Fourth round press conference

Milos Raonic speaks to the media after his 6-3, 6-4, 6-7(5), 6-2 win against Mackenzie McDonald

Q. How do you rate that among the four matches you played here so far?
MILOS RAONIC: It's good. I was more aggressive. I led off sort of how I came back on Saturday to finish off that third match. I'm pretty happy with things.

I missed a few opportunities in the third set. Then I just sort of let up a little bit, and he played well in that tiebreaker. Other than that, it was a pretty clean match. I didn't face any breakpoints, I don't believe. I did a lot of things well.

Q. Hard to say, but tell us your thoughts on Macky's future.
MILOS RAONIC: He's solid from the back. He's doing things well. I think coming in here, he was 103 or 4 in the world. That's going to put him around 80, 70. It's going to give him a chance to play at least all the 250s, being in the quallies of all the tournaments. It's going to carry him, what is it, 180 points for the full year now. He's going to have a chance to do well.

He can definitely climb up into the top 50 over the next few months. He's going to have a lot of draws and probably even some wild cards if he needs them in the U.S. tournaments, playing on home soil.

He can do well.

Q. Game-wise how would you analyze his game?
MILOS RAONIC: He's solid. Obviously his serve I think will continue to improve. From the back he's quite solid. It's hard for me really to judge because I was trying to keep things really short, to never let him get into a groove. He moves well. He'll continue moving well. He'll have a chance to play a lot from the back.

I think his kind of game style is going to come down a lot to mental. I think he's quite strong mentally.

Q. John Isner is in a place where he hasn't been before, this far at Wimbledon. How would you assess the matchup against him and the keys to it?
MILOS RAONIC: Yeah, the keys is going to come down to one, two, three points here and there. That's pretty much it. I don't think we're going to have many consecutive opportunities on each other's serves. It's going to be coming down to those moments about being sharp in the right moments, who is going to be able to step up, be the one that's able to dictate, putting more pressure on the other guy.

I think it's going to be decided by small margins.

Q. How would you describe his serve?
MILOS RAONIC: Incredible.

Q. Are there subtleties that people might not pick up on while the scoreboard is moving quickly by, headed towards tiebreaks, little things you would look for?
MILOS RAONIC: When it does get into the rallies, who is the one that's aggressor I think is going to be the most important thing. We're going to probably serve, most likely, an equal amount of games. We'll probably be pretty quick most of the time.

When it does get down to the points where somebody is able to, let's say, neutralize a point, it's going to be about who can take that forward and be the aggressor shortly after.

So the margins will be small. But I think it's going to come down to those kind of little subtleties.

Q. A lot of guys don't like playing you because you have a big serve and you're powerful. How do you feel the other way around?
MILOS RAONIC: It's definitely not pleasant. It's not enjoyable. You can't get any rhythm, these kind of things.

But I'm aware he feels the same way. So I think we're sort of both playing with the same type of fire. It's about who can sort of temper the other guy's better.

Q. You seem fairly calm during pauses in play. What is your goal of what you're trying to achieve physically and mentally?
MILOS RAONIC: It's about resetting. Obviously you try to hydrate, get some food every once in a while, these kind of things. It's just really about resetting and maybe take a moment to really see how things are playing out.

The rest is just about putting yourself on sort of a clean slate before you stand up and go to the other side so you can hopefully play well.

Q. How do you feel you match up against Isner in terms of your ground game and returns? Everybody talks about both of your serves. Where do you feel you have an edge against him in those areas, key little moments?
MILOS RAONIC: You know, I think I can move a little bit better than he can. He's got a bigger wingspan than I do. I think probably the thing is, neither of us behind our serves is hitting extremely difficult volleys. I think I feel more comfortable than he does up there.

I think the margins are small. It's these kind of things. It's going to come down to really being disciplined with yourself. Just because opportunities arise, if you let the other guy be the aggressor, you get passive, it's going to hurt you pretty quickly.

Q. You have faced a lot of players with big serves. Who do you think has the toughest serve? Of the others, who do you think has the best serve, like Roger or somebody else?
MILOS RAONIC: I think it's different for everybody. I think physicality plays a big part of it. You have Karlovic that hits from a higher point than anybody else. You have John who hits much higher than anybody else. Me and Nick I think are pretty much a similar height. We have maybe a bit more shoulder and arm speed. Obviously we're not hitting from the same height point.

Outside, I think Roger that has one of the best serves I think. I think the important thing isn't really, when you look at what defines a player with a good serve, it's not so much if you can hit the spots, it's if you can hit the spots well.

I think it's even when guys are able to get the racquet on the ball. There are certain guys that have a heavy serve. It's not just about getting the racquet in front of the ball, guiding it back. There's a weight to the serve.

Obviously when you talk generations back, Sampras had that, Goran had that, Rusedski had that. Even if you knew where the guy was serving, it's hard to control it back. There's a lot of factors that come in.

Q. Any other names that you didn't mention?
MILOS RAONIC: Muller has a good serve, especially he's the only one of us that's a lefty. There's plenty. I would have to go through a list off the top of my head.

Q. You have a really solid record at Wimbledon over the last few years. Is it the grass surface that's helping you so much or something bigger, more significant that you feel when you get to this place?
MILOS RAONIC: I think the surface definitely helps. The fact that it's a surface that's going to allow me to come forward more. It's going to help my volleys when I'm at the net stay a little bit lower, these kind of things. It's harder for other guys to move. Guys move extremely well. If they're not moving as well, it's hard for them to be in balance for passing shots.

So the margins are small, but it still makes a difference. Obviously I've played well here. It's halfway into the year. I tend to play quite a few matches on grass because I'm able to find my way through. I enjoy it. I think there's a lot of factors to it.

Q. You mentioned Goran briefly there. Has Goran been excited or distracted about what's going on with Croatia this week?
MILOS RAONIC: He's definitely excited, but I don't think it's leading to distraction.

Q. Has he talked to you about it?
MILOS RAONIC: Every two years when you come to Wimbledon, you buckle down in a house out here, you don't make it to London too much. It's nice to have the Euro Cup or the World Cup to have something to talk about every two years here, something to watch after matches and practices.

Q. Presumably if he lost, would he have gone out there? He might have even got a ticket for it.
MILOS RAONIC: I think you need to sit down with him and discuss this. I don't know his whole travel plan.

Q. John hasn't done well at Wimbledon before this year. He was saying he thought it being hotter, courts getting more baked was helping his serve. Do you feel like the conditions are different especially for big servers?
MILOS RAONIC: Yeah, I think the ball is coming up a little bit more. It gives you more things to sort of hit down on, hit through the court on. You're not bending over as much. Obviously that's going to help him.

I like to use the slice to come in, these kind of things. I like both conditions when it comes to being on grass. I think it's definitely been the warmest and the most consistently warmest week that I've ever played here.

It definitely is a factor when it's a living court. It's the only live surface we play on.

Q. How does it feel to be back in the quarterfinals?
MILOS RAONIC: Yeah, it's nice. It's fun. It's exciting. It's another opportunity. It's another opportunity to go further along in this tournament. Hopefully I can make the most of that.

Q. A, B, C, D, if you grade your serving performance today, what would you give yourself? Can you remember an A plus or many A pluses?
MILOS RAONIC: Yeah, I can remember them. Maybe an A minus maybe. A few games I fell behind. That was it. Didn't necessarily serve the best in the tiebreak. But that's the only little fault I made today.

Q. And the A plus that you can remember having had?
MILOS RAONIC: I had a -- I think I had two very good serving matches in Stuttgart.

Q. Any chance to go to the Tate or Royal Academy?
MILOS RAONIC: It's been exciting. I was here throughout the whole -- during the French Open, here playing early on grass. I had a chance to go to both the Tate Britain and the Tate Modern. I thought the All Too Human show was great at the Tate Britain.

Also auctions going on during that period of time. Wasn't the most exciting auction season here in London. There's been a lot of big stories the last six months. I think that sort of raised the standard of what people are expecting art to sell for, in the hundreds of millions. If you don't have something that's selling at that price, it maybe sometimes goes under the radar. It's been fun.

Q. An artist you could choose to do a portrait of you?
MILOS RAONIC: Living or dead?

Q. All time.
MILOS RAONIC: It's all time, you got to go back to Da Vinci, Michelangelo. It's something you can't fathom, so I think that makes it more special.


Photo and press conference from Wimbledon Website

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Ngay trước thềm trận bán kết World Cup 2018 với Anh, nội bộ ĐT Croatia đã xáo xào. Theo đó, LĐBĐ Croatia đã bất ngờ đuổi thẳng cổ trợ lý HLV Ognjen Vukojevic về nước.LĐBĐ Croatia đã loại trợ lý HLV Ognjen Vukojevic khỏi danh sách đội tuyển nước này này dự World Cup 2018 vì phát ngôn ảnh hưởng đến chính trị. Cụ thể, Vukojevic và cả ngôi sao đã ghi bàn cho tuyển Croatia trong trận gặp Nga là hậu vệ Domagoj Vida đã hét lên:"Hoan hô Ukraine!"...Cả hai cái tên này trước kia đều từng đầu quân cho đội bóng Ukraine là Dynamo Kiev nhưng việc dùng chiến thắng của đất nước màu cờ sắc áo để...
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ஏற்கெனவே பிரான்ஸ் அணி பெல்ஜியத்தை வீழ்த்தி இறுதிப் போட்டிக்கு முன்னேறிவிட்டது. இந்நிலையில் இந்தப் போட்டி மாஸ்கோவில் உள்ள லூசினிகி ஸ்டேடியத்தில் ரசிகர்களின் பலத்த வரவேற்புக்கும் எதிர்பார்ப்புக்கும் இடையே நடைபெறவுள்ளது.


பிஃபா கால்பந்து உலகக் கோப்பை போட்டிகள் ரஷ்யாவில் ஜூன் 14 ஆம் தேதி தொடங்கி நடைபெற்று வருகிறது. மொத்தம் 32 நாடுகளின் அணிகள் லீக் போட்டிகளில் பங்கேற்றன. அதிலிருந்து 16 அணிகள் நாக் அவுட் சுற்றுக்கு முன்னேறின. பின்பு, அதிலிருந்து 8 அணிகள் காலிறுதிப் போட்டியில் பங்கேற்றன. இப்போது நான்கு  அணிகள் அரையிறுதிப் போட்டியில் விளையாட தகுதிப் பெற்றன. அரையிறுதியில் வெற்றிப்பெறும் இரு அணிகள் இதில் ஜூலை 15 ஆம் தேதி நடைபெவுள்ள இறுதிப் போட்டியில் மோதும்.

52 ஆண்டுகளுக்குப் பிறகு கோப்பையை வெல்லும் வெறியோடு உள்ள இங்கிலாந்து, மிகவும் வலுவான நடுகள வீரர்களை கொண்ட குரேஷியா என்ற மிகப் பெரிய தடுப்பை தாண்ட வேண்டிய நிலையில் உள்ளது.

இங்கிலாந்து அணியில் ஒரு காலத்தில் பெக்காம், ரூணி போன்ற ஜாம்பவான் வீரர்கள் இருந்தனர். அப்போதெல்லாம் அந்த அணியால் உலகக் கோப்பையை வெல்ல முடிந்ததில்லை. கடைசியாக 1966 ஆம் ஆண்டு சாம்பியன் பட்டம் வென்ற இங்கிலாந்து அதன் பின்னர் சோபிக்கவில்லை. 1990 ஆம் ஆண்டு ஓரே முறை அரையிறுதிக்கு முன்னேறி மேற்கு ஜெர்மனியிடம் தோல்வியைத் தழுவியது.



இளம் வீரர்களை கொண்ட இங்கிலாந்து அணியில் கேப்டன் ஹாரி கேன் (6 கோல்), ஹாரி மேக்குயர், டெலி அலி, ஜோர்டான் ஹென்டர்சன், லிங்கார்ட் உள்ளிட்டோர் மிகுந்த நம்பிக்கை அளிக்கின்றனர். குரோஷியா அணி உலகக் கோப்பை தொடரில் இரண்டாவது முறை அரையிறுதிக்குள் நுழைந்துள்ளது. கடைசியாக 1998 உலக்க கோப்பை அரையிறுதியில் பிரான்ஸிடம் தோற்று 3-ஆம் இடத்தை  பெற்றது.

எனவே இம்முறை எப்படியேனும் இறுதிப் போட்டிக்கு முன்னேறிவிட வேண்டும் என்ற வேட்கையுடன் களம் காண்கிறது. குரோஷிய அணியில் மொட்ரிக், மண்டுஸூகிக்  இருக்கின்றனர். முக்கியமாக கோல் கீப்பர் சுபாஸிக் இருக்கிறார், இவரை தாண்டி பந்து கோல் போஸ்ட்டுக்குள் செல்வது சிரமம். ஆனால் அவர் காயம் காரணமாக இந்தப் போட்டியில் பங்கேற்பது சிரமம் எனக் கூறப்படுகிறது.

2006க்குப் பிறகு ஐரோப்பாவைச் சேர்ந்த நான்கு அணிகள் அரை இறுதியில் விளையாடுகின்றன. தொடர்ந்து நான்காவது முறையாக ஐரோப்பிய நாடே கோப்பையை வெல்ல உள்ளது. 2006ல் இத்தாலி, 2010ல் ஸ்பெயின், 2014ல் ஜெர்மனி கோப்பையை வென்றன.

அரை இறுதியில் விளையாடும் பிரான்ஸ் 1998ல் கோப்பையை வென்றது. இங்கிலாந்து 1966ல் கோப்பையை வென்றுள்ளது. மற்ற இரு அணிகளும் முதல் முறையாக கோப்பையை வெல்லும் முயற்சியில் உள்ளன. நேற்று இரவு நடந்த முதல் அரை இறுதியில் பிரான்ஸ் 1-0 என பெல்ஜியத்தை வென்றது. இன்று இரவு 11.30 மணிக்கு மாஸ்கோவில் நடைபெறும் இரண்டாவது அரை இறுதியில் இங்கிலாந்து, குரேஷியா மோத உள்ளன.

இந்த உலகக் கோப்பையில் டி பிரிவில் இடம்பெற்றிருந்த குரேஷியா அனைத்து ஆட்டங்களிலும் வென்றுள்ளது. லீக் சுற்றில் நைஜீரியாவை 2-0, அர்ஜென்டினாவை 3-0, ஐஸ்லாந்தை 2-1 என வென்றது. நாக் அவுட்டில் டென்மார்க்கை 3-2 என பெனால்டி ஷூட்அவுட்டில் வென்றது. காலிறுதியில் ரஷ்யாவை 4-3 என பெனால்டிஷூட்டில் வென்றது. நான்காவது முறையாக உலகக் கோப்பையில் களமிறங்கியுள்ள குரேஷியா, 2வது முறையாக அரை இறுதியில் விளையாடுகிறது.
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ENGLAND play Croatia at 7pm on Wednesday night in the semi-final of the 2018 World Cup.
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Students and staff at Saint John Houghton Catholic Voluntary Academy came up with a novel way of cheering England on ahead of tonight’s World Cup semi-final against Croatia. The whole school dressed in either red or white and formed the Cross of St George on the field outside the Kirk Hallam school before singing ‘It’s […]
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Samuel Umtiti's 51st-minute header sent an impressive France into the World Cup final with a 1-0 win over Belgium in an absorbing first semi-final on Tuesday. Didier Deschamps' side will face England or Croatia in Moscow on Sunday as the French look to lift the trophy for the second time following their triumph on home soil in 1998.


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Croatia meets England in a World Cup semifinal on Wednesday in Moscow. Here is a look at some of the key head-to-head duels which could prove decisive.


          FIFA World Cup 2018: England look to shed baggage of 1990      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
England's semifinal clash against Croatia has reached beyond the limits of the Luzhniki now and certain sections of the media are referring to the fall of the Margaret Thatcher government four months after England's exit from the semifinals in 1990.
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It is the first time since 1998 that Croatia, a nation of just over four million people have reached this stage of the competition, after they eliminated Russia in a penalty shootout at the weekend.
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A nation with a population of just 4.5 million has again made the semifinals; Boban's teammate Davor Suker is now president of the Croatian Football Federation and a very visible presence during Vatreni's matches here.
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England manager Gareth Southgate's waistcoats have become such a hit at the World Cup that the Museum of London has announced plans to acquire one for its fashion collection. Marks and Spencer, official tailors to the England team, declared last Saturday #NationalWaistcoatDay in honour of Southgate and his team. The Sun newspaper has urged fans to wear one on "Waistcoat Wednesday" for the semi-final clash against Croatia in Moscow. Museum bosses said the waistcoats were helping to bring the three-piece suit back into fashion. "The Museum of London have... announced their plans to acquire one of Gareth Southgate's suits as part of their permanent collection," it said in a statement. "Southgate's, now
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FORMER England defender Martin Keown has urged Gareth Southgate's men to play without fear tonight and backed them to book a place in the World Cup final.
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MILLIONS of football fans are expected to bring England to a standstill as the country shuts down for their crunch World Cup game. Up to 30 million people are expected to tune in to watch Gareth Southgate’s team take on Croatia later today, with 10,000 fans at the game in Russia. They will all be […]
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          Η τακτική των "λιονταριών" και η μάχη με το άγνωστο στα προκριματικά της ΟΥΕΦΑ      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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Η Αγγλία πλέον το πιστεύει.Οι Κροάτες παίζουν με την εμπειρία, την ομοιογένεια και την αυτοπεποίθησή τους όμως πρόκειται για μια πολύ κουρασμένη ομάδα προερχόμενη από δύο ματς νοκ άουτ και τα οποία κατέληξαν στα πέναλτι μέσα σε έντεκα μέρες.

Οι περισσότεροι παίκτες τους είναι στο όριο καρτών και η επόμενη κίτρινη μπορεί να στοιχίσει το ματς μιας ολόκληρης ζωής!

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ΠΡΟΚΡΙΜΑΤΙΚΑ ΓΙΟΥΡΟΠΑ ΛΙΓΚ (21.45) Glenavon - Molde :   2-3 Goal (1,80)



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World Cup, Semi-Final (21.00) Croatia - England :   
Away team to Qualify   (1,50),  2nd half more Goals  (1,95), Away team, Over 1,5 2nd half (5,00), Goal Sterling anytime (4,00)
          Ufaransa Yatinga Fainali Kombe La Dunia, Sasa Kuisubiri England Au Croatia Leo Saa tatu Usiku      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Timu ya taifa ya Ufaransa imefanikiwa kutinga hatua ya fainali ya michuano ya Kombe la Dunia kwa ushindi wa bao 1-0 dhidi ya Ubelgjiji.

Bao pekee la beki wa kati anayeichezea FC, Barcelona, Samuel Umtiti limeifikisha fainali Ufaransa mnamo dakika ya 51 ya kipindi cha pili kwa kumzidi ujanja beki Marouane Fellaini kuuwahi mpira na kufunga kwa kichwa kupitia kona.

Matokeo hayo yanaifanya Ufaransa sasa kusubiri mshindi wa nusu fainali ya pili leo  baina ya England dhidi ya Croatia itakayopigwa majira ya saa 3 usiku.

          France in World Cup final, England and Croatia prepare for semifinal      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The World Cup final will take place at Moscow’s Luzhniki stadium on July 15
          England boss Gareth Southgate not relying on superstitions to get past Croatia      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Southgate did not think much of his ‘lucky socks’ at Middlesbrough.
          Gareth Southgate happy to see England’s World Cup run unite country      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
England face Croatia in the semi-final on Wednesday evening.
          Croatia coach Zlatko Dalic wants to keep national party going with World Cup win      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Croatia are confident ahead of their semi-final against England – just do not mention Dejan Lovren’s Liverpool nadir against Harry Kane.
          England boss Gareth Southgate keeping select guest-list for Croatia clash      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Southgate has invited only his loved ones to the match in Moscow.
          England boss Gareth Southgate not relying on superstitions to get past Croatia      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Southgate did not think much of his ‘lucky socks’ at Middlesbrough.
          Gareth Southgate happy to see England’s World Cup run unite country      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
England face Croatia in the semi-final on Wednesday evening.
          Croatia v England: where the World Cup semi-final could be won or lost      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Five tactical posers for Gareth Southgate and Zlatko Dalic, from England’s set pieces to setting up around Mario Mandzukic

The big decision Zlatko Dalic has to make lies in midfield. Does he play Luka Modric and Ivan Rakitic deep with Andrej Kramaric in front of them (Fig 1), or does he do what he did against Argentina and Denmark and bring in a more orthodox holding midfielder?

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          Modric playing his best football at last World Cup – Dalic      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Croatia coach Zlatko Dalic praised Luka Modric ahead of his team’s World Cup semi-final against England, saying the midfielder was in career-best form. Modric, 32, has starred in Russia, and has been named man of the match in three of Croatia’s five wins. The Real Madrid midfielder, touted as a Golden Ball contender, is likely […]

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          World Cup Semi-Final England vs Croatia      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
13/10!!! And so here we are then. After all that fuss, all those ‘root and branch’ overhauls, countless managers, players and suits. And all it took was a middle-class chap in a waistcoat. Who knew. England are astonishingly in the …... Continue reading...
          [MLS Talk] - England target World Cup final but gifted Croatia stand in the way      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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          England boss Gareth Southgate not relying on superstitions to get past Croatia      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Southgate did not think much of his ‘lucky socks’ at Middlesbrough.
          Gareth Southgate happy to see England’s World Cup run unite country      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
England face Croatia in the semi-final on Wednesday evening.
          England’s World Cup Diary – Tuesday, July 10      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
All the lowdown from Russia as England prepare for their semi-final clash with Croatia.
          Croatia coach Zlatko Dalic wants to keep national party going with World Cup win      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Croatia are confident ahead of their semi-final against England – just do not mention Dejan Lovren’s Liverpool nadir against Harry Kane.
          England boss Gareth Southgate keeping select guest-list for Croatia clash      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Southgate has invited only his loved ones to the match in Moscow.
          Jordan Henderson hopes his record-breaking England run can continue      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The Liverpool captain has shone in a side that is now preparing to line up against Croatia at the Luzhniki Stadium on Wednesday.
          Gareth Southgate proud as England’s World Cup adventure unites country      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
England face Croatia in the semi-final on Wednesday evening.
          How England's young lions match up with the heroes of 1990      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
England's World Cup 2018 team, and remarkable similarities emerge between the XI expected to start the semi-final against Croatia
          England World Cup semi final expected to bring country to a standstill as 30 million football fans tune in       Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
MILLIONS of football fans are expected to bring England to a standstill as the country shuts down for their crunch World Cup game. Up to 30 million people are expected to tune in to watch Gareth Southgate’s team take on Croatia later today, with 10,000 fans at the game in Russia. They will all be […]
          Patience will be worth a wager in World Cup semifinal      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
As England and Croatia battle for the last ticket to Sunday’s World Cup final, know that historically, teams approach this match cautiously. Since 1994, the second semifinal has averaged a little over a goal per game. Wednesday should be no different. The plays: The Over/Under has risen to 2¹/₂ goals at The Borgata, but at...
          Gazza admits he still cries over 1990 as he urges England stars to go one step further – as World Cup fever grips the country      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
GAZZA has admitted he still tears up over his Italia 90 heartache and urged England stars to go one step further by reaching the World Cup final. The footie legend, 51, roared: “You have nothing to fear. To conquer fear, you have to face it.” A Luka Modric-inspired Croatia side stand between Gareth Southgate’s men […]
          Cops had busiest night of the year after Sweden win with more call-outs and arrests for drunken behaviour than New Year’s Eve      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
FOOTBALL fans have been warned not to “overstep the line” during England’s World Cup semi-final match as police gear up for tonight’s clash against Croatia. Officers are hoping to avoid a repeat of the alcohol-fuelled scenes at the weekend when over-excited fans clambered over cars, buses and emergency vehicles. Chief Superintendent Graeme Openshaw, from Greater […]
          England vs Croatia: Reach the World Cup final and Gareth Southgate’s boys will be idolised forever      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
IF THEY go on to reach the World Cup final, their lives will never be the same again. England’s players will be revered, remembered and introduced everywhere they go as the first team to make it all the way since they won the thing in 1966. Some of the greatest names in the game — […]
          Dele Alli’s girlfriend Ruby Mae wows in red lingerie ahead of tonight’s World Cup semi-final clash against Croatia      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
DELE Alli’s girlfriend Ruby Mae looks reddy for tonight’s World Cup semi- final — where England will wear white. Model Ruby, 23, put on lingerie in the colour of the Three Lions’ away kit ahead of the 7pm clash with Croatia. Ruby has been in Russia cheering on Spurs star Dele, 22, who scored in […]
          Football fans in East Lancashire gear up for England's Croatia match      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
FOOTBALL fans across East Lancashire are today gearing up for England’s biggest match for 28 years.
          ‘I DON’T WANT TO QUIT CELTIC,’ VOWS ACE      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
JOZO SIMUNOVIC, who has been linked to French outfit Lille, is adamant he wants to remain at Celtic. The Croatian centre-back played his part in last night’s 3-0 triumph over Alashkert in Armenia as the Hoops got their Champions League qualifiers underway. Simunovic, 23, now hopes to figure consistently in Brendan Rodgers’ plans after last [...]
           England will stand still as 30 million football fans will watch match       Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The country will come to a raucous standstill tonight as up to 30million people tune in to watch Harry Kane’s heroes take on Croatia in the World Cup semi-final.