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  • England not a top-four team despite finishing fourth - Gareth Southgate
England not a top-four team despite finishing fourth - Gareth Southgate

With his team 2-0 ahead against Nigeria, Kalinic was called upon by coach Zlatko Dalic to come on as a substitute in their first Group "D" match at Kaliningrad on June 16 and instead said he had a had a back problem, prompting Dalic to introduce Schalke FC forward Marko Pjaca for Mario Mandzukic instead.

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  • Nishikori ready for war against Djokovic in Wimbledon quarter-final
Nishikori ready for war against Djokovic in Wimbledon quarter-final

A tight third set turned in Djokovic's favor as Nishikori went wide and that was enough for the fired-up three-time champion to edge back in front as he served into a 2-1 lead. Roger Federer was knocked out of Wimbledon by Kevin Anderson after a thrilling five-set battle that ended in a 2-6 6-7 (5) 7-5 6-4 13-11 victory for the South African.

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  • Lovren ready for Kane test at World Cup
Lovren ready for Kane test at World Cup

Lovren says he remembers his mum took him and they went to the basement and can't remember how long they sat there. "Modric is the best middle three player in the world and if we win this World Cup , he deserves the Ballon d'Or", he said.

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  • Nadal faces Djokovic in 52nd meeting
Nadal faces Djokovic in 52nd meeting

After all this was at 24-all in the fifth set of a semi-final against John Isner that had been going on for what seemed like forever but was in fact well past the 6-1/2 hour mark. The 33-year-old American´s composure wasn´t helped by a delay caused by a ball boy slipping and falling. A 19th ace of the match bailed American Isner out of a potent...

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  • Croatia's World Cup coach clings to the rosary as he finds success
Croatia's World Cup coach clings to the rosary as he finds success

This is a historic game. I think the football has brought the nation together, people are going to pubs and celebrating, and that's what football should be about. There are also no public celebrations planned despite the Three Lions' impressive achievements in Russian Federation, which could yet see them become the most successful team since the ...

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  • Zagreb erupts into wild celebrations after Croatia reaches World Cup final
Zagreb erupts into wild celebrations after Croatia reaches World Cup final

Supporters at Birmingham's Archway outdoor cinema screen broke into applause for Southgate's team within a minute of the final whistle. Southgate has emerged as a leader - he was already a legendary figure as a player, and now he is well on his way to becoming that as a manager.

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  • Someone modified this street sign to reflect Gareth Southgate's popularity
Someone modified this street sign to reflect Gareth Southgate's popularity

England manager Gareth Southgate says he knew that the negative press about Russian Federation leading up to this summer's World Cup would not turn out to be true. Here, Press Association Sport takes a look back at when Croatia last reached the final four at France 98. "We've talked, touched briefly, certainly, on the team which won [the Worl...

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  • Chelsea sack Antonio Conte as manager
Chelsea sack Antonio Conte as manager

With Sarri's arrival in west London now seemingly imminent, how could the Blues line up under his management? Brazil and Roma No.1 Alisson is another player now in talks with Chelsea , with current goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois heavily linked to Real Madrid.

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  • Exhausted Croatia train sights on France in World Cup final
Exhausted Croatia train sights on France in World Cup final

Croatia advanced to its first World Cup final with a 2-1 extra-time win over England on Wednesday (NZT Thursday), a day after Les Bleus beat Belgium 1-0 . "It's massive that we had a good tournament and restored pride in the nation. We are chasing something and will do everything to succeed". After Horacio Elizondo in 2006, he becomes the s...

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  • Lewis Hamilton starts 2018 British Grand Prix from pole position at Silverstone
Lewis Hamilton starts 2018 British Grand Prix from pole position at Silverstone

Hamilton was on a charge from the first lap, back up to seventh after nine laps but still 26 seconds behind his fellow four-times world champion. While Wolff admitted the Hamilton-Raikkonen clash was a racing incident, he said: "Le Castellet was the first time we got taken out and this is the second, it's a lot of constructor points.

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  • Family dresses up dead boy, surrounds him with favourite snacks
Family dresses up dead boy, surrounds him with favourite snacks

But just how big of a fan was the New Orleans teen of the Boston Celtics star? The family of Renard Matthews wanted to remember him as he lived, honoring his memory in an unusual way at his wake. Matthews will be buried Tuesday. His family put together a unique display, which quickly went viral, at the Sunday wake that commemorated the youn...

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  • Luis Enrique leads names to be appointed Spain coach
Luis Enrique leads names to be appointed Spain coach

Hierro, 50, who replaced Julen Lopetegui as stand-in boss before Spain's doomed World Cup campaign has also turned down the option to return to his previous role of sports director. Spain left the tournament after winning just one game. A formal unveiling is likely to take place next week. Remembering a world before the World Cup started is pro...

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  • Serena Williams Beats Viktoriya Tomova in Straight Sets at Wimbledon 2018
Serena Williams Beats Viktoriya Tomova in Straight Sets at Wimbledon 2018

While Monday's victory was far from emphatic, it did give Williams, who is seeded 25th despite her lowly ranking, a 15th successive win at Wimbledon as she also triumphed at the All England Club in her last two appearances in 2015 and 2016.

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  • England confident ahead of World Cup opener against Tunisia
England confident ahead of World Cup opener against Tunisia

Southgate, who coached England's Under-21 team, has tried different systems but says the common factor is a desire to get the most quality on the pitch. "The team is not guaranteed to be the 11 players that we think it might be". England opens their World Cup against Tunisia today as a bit of an unknown.

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  • Eden Hazard sent World Cup warning by France star
Eden Hazard sent World Cup warning by France star

To get the latest soccer news, text "SPORTS" to 22840. Now I watch footage of him. Henry, who scored 51 goals in 123 worldwide appearances, played for France at four World Cups in all. There was, but the answer is that France's greatest team was still spearheaded in attack by a player in Stephan Guivarc'h who finished the tournament witho...

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  • Over 200000 signatures for petition to have England v Colombia replayed
Over 200000 signatures for petition to have England v Colombia replayed

Harry Kane goes does in a heavy tussle with Carlos Sanchez . If they are to reach the quarter-finals - where they would be facing either Sweden or Switzerland, who are also playing today - manager Gareth Southgate's team will need to avoid any mistakes in their game against the Colombians.

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  • Male top seeds win at Wimbledon, Cilic out
Male top seeds win at Wimbledon, Cilic out

Defending champion Roger Federer continued his serene progress at a Wimbledon full of shocks with a straightforward victory over Jan-Lennard Struff. Tenth seed Keys, who had made at least the quarter-finals of her last three majors, lost in the third round 7-5, 5-7, 6-4 to Russian qualifier Evgeniya Rodina , ranked 120th in the world.

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  • Sweden will stick to their strengths against England - Granqvist
Sweden will stick to their strengths against England - Granqvist

Stones spoke about the Colomian team at the press conference too, saying, "I'd never seen a game like that before and how they behaved". Without having much pace in the team, when Ivan Rakitic and Luka Modric get on the ball it's hard to get teams down.

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