REPORT: France 4 Croatia 2

Tweet France have been crowned world champions for a second time after beating Croatia in a thrilling World Cup final on Sunday evening. Didier Deschamps’ side took the lead inside 20 minutes when a free-kick from Antoine Griezmann was flicked into his own net by semi-final hero Mario Mandzukic. Croatia trailed for just ten minutes, however, as a loose ball fell to Ivan Perisic on the edge of the box. The Inter Milan winger shifted the ball onto his left before firing it through a sea of bodies and beyond…

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PREVIEW: Croatia v England

Tweet England take on Croatia in Moscow on Wednesday night, with the whole nation hoping the Three Lions can reach their first World Cup final since 1966. Anticipation has been building back home ever since Gareth Southgate’s men won their first ever World Cup penalty shootout against Colombia in the first knockout round last Tuesday, before beating Sweden 2-0 in the quarter-finals. We have beaten Croatia before …. let’s do it again !!!! Good luck @england #EngCro #Memories #HatTrick pic.twitter.com/pHksuapzkL — Theo Walcott (@theowalcott) July 11, 2018 England’s opponents have…

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REPORT: Russia 5 Saudi Arabia 0

Tweet Russia avoided becoming the first host nation to lose the opening match of a World Cup as they thrashed Saudi Arabia at the Luzhniki Stadium on Thursday. The game, between the two lowest ranked teams in the tournament, began at a surprisingly high intensity with both sides enjoying plenty of the ball in attacking areas, however, it was not long before the hosts took a hold of the game. Aleksandr Golovin was presented with the first opening of the game but his 11th minute snapshot was blocked behind for a…

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