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Kieran Trippier wanted by Real Madrid and other Euro giants as Tottenham brace for £50m bid for right back

Posted Saturday, July 21, 2018 by Thesun.co.uk90 hits

Real Madrid are among a host of clubs keen on Kieran Trippier TOTTENHAM expect a string of bids for Kieran Trippier — with Real Madrid in the hunt. Sources close to the player have spoken openly about the England defender being aware of Real's interest. And it is understood that Trippier's impressive performances for the Three Lions at the World Cup have made him a major target for big ...Full Story »

Referee of 2006 World Cup final explains his decision to send off Zidane

Posted Thursday, July 19, 2018 by Marca.com101 hits

One of the most shocking moments in World Cup history was when Zinedine Zidane headbutted Marco Materazzi in the 2006 final, for which referee Horacio Elizondo dismissed the French legend. While some wondered at the time how Elizondo could have possibly seen the incident, the Argentine has explained that it was Spanish fourth official Luis Medina Cantalejo who told him about Zidane's moment o...Full Story »

Rangers enjoy smooth Europa League progress

Posted Wednesday, July 18, 2018 by PA35 hits

Rangers eased into the Europa League second qualifying round with a 2-0 aggregate win over Shkupi following a goalless draw in Macedonia.Steven Gerrard’s side took a two-goal advantage into the second leg and enjoyed a mostly comfortable 90 minutes at the Philip II Arena.The Govan club had more and better chances than their limited opponents and, although they failed to capitalise, they wi...Full Story »

France win World Cup after beating Croatia in thrilling final

Posted Monday, July 16, 2018 by PA23 hits

France rode their luck before roaring past Croatia to win the World Cup for a second time as a thrilling tournament came to a fitting conclusion.All eyes were fixed on the Luzhniki Stadium for a showpiece finale that few could have predicted when this action-packed summer got under way in Russia.The clash brought goals, blunders and no little controversy as France eventually ran out 4-2 victors ...Full Story »

Lloris vows no repeat of Euro 2016 final complacency

Posted Sunday, July 15, 2018 by Goal.com61 hits

Hugo Lloris says there will be no repeat of any complacency shown by France at Euro 2016 when they face Croatia in the World Cup final on Sunday. Paul Pogba suggested Les Bleus almost took beating Portugal in the final on home soil for granted after seeing off world champions Germany in the last four, only for Eder to snatch a surprise 1-0 win for Fernando Santos' side. But Lloris has vowed ...Full Story »

Didier Deschamps says France must be calm, confident and concentrate in World Cup final

Posted Sunday, July 15, 2018 by Skysports.com51 hits

Didier Deschamps says there is no euphoria in the France squad ahead of the World Cup final Didier Deschamps has warned his France players they must be calm, confident and keep their concentration in Sunday's World Cup final against Croatia in Moscow. Deschamps captained France to their sole World Cup success in 1998 and his side will be favourites when they face Croatia, making their first ap...Full Story »

Tommy Wright: Final touch evaded St Johnstone

Posted Sunday, July 15, 2018 by PA20 hits

Tommy Wright admits shot-shy St Johnstone lacked a killer touch as they kicked-off their Betfred Cup campaign with a goalless draw at home to East Fife.Top-flight Saints bossed the possession stakes but were unable to convert that to goals as Darren Young’s Ladbrokes League One side stuck to their defensive task.In the end, Wright’s Perth outfit had to be content with a bonus point a...Full Story »

Bale: I was frustrated at not starting the Champions League final

Posted Saturday, July 14, 2018 by Marca.com77 hits

At the Eleven Bar & Grill in Cardiff, Gareth Bale let his true feelings be known regarding the Champions League final against Liverpool. Zinedine Zidane left him out of the Real Madrid starting line up, a decision that irked the Welshman. "I was frustrated, I've said it before, for not being a starter," he said. "I knew I was capable of being important in the game but that's how it was...Full Story »

'You are already champions' - Neymar hails Rakitic & Mbappe ahead of World Cup final

Posted Saturday, July 14, 2018 by Goal.com78 hits

Neymar has wished Kylian Mbappe and Ivan Rakitic good luck for the World Cup final. Rakitic and Mbappe will face off in Moscow on Sunday , with Croatia in their first final, while France seek to win the title for the first time since 1998. And Neymar, whose Brazil side lost to Belgium in the quarter-final , sent a message of support to former Barcelona team-mate and fellow Paris Saint-Germai...Full Story »

Argentina's Nestor Pitana to referee World Cup final

Posted Friday, July 13, 2018 by ESPN51 hits

FIFA has selected Nestor Pitana to referee the World Cup final between France and Croatia on Sunday. The Argentine referee will blow the final whistle at Luzhniki Stadium on a tournament he began there by handling the opening game, when Russia beat Saudi Arabia 5-0. It will be the fifth game at this World Cup for Pitana, and his second working with each of France and Croatia. Pitana handled F...Full Story »

Steven Gerrard wanted Rangers to kill off Europa League tie

Posted Friday, July 13, 2018 by PA41 hits

Steven Gerrard admits Rangers have only got themselves to blame for not finishing off their Europa League opener with Shkupi.The new Light Blues boss needed a stoppage-time penalty from skipper James Tavernier to give his side some breathing space ahead of next Tuesday’s return with the Macedonians as they battled to a 2-0 first-leg win.Jamie Murphy opened the scoring for Rangers midway th...Full Story »

Hibs hit six to all but seal Europa League progress

Posted Friday, July 13, 2018 by PA24 hits

Florian Kamberi hit a hat-trick as Hibernian kicked off their Europa League qualifying campaign with an emphatic 6-1 win over NSI Runavik.Neil Lennon’s side all but confirmed their place in the second round of qualifying after thrashing the side from the Faroe Islands in their first-leg clash at Easter Road.The visitors finished with 10 men, but the damage was done in the first half as Kam...Full Story »

Croatia reaching World Cup final 'a miracle' - Mario Mandzukic

Posted Thursday, July 12, 2018 by ESPN83 hits

Mandzukic: Reaching World Cup final 'a miracle' Croatia hero Mario Mandzukic called reaching the World Cup final a "miracle" after his side beat England 2-1 in a dramatic semifinal on Wednesday. The Juventus forward scored the winner in the 109th minute to send the tiny country of just 4 million people to their first-ever World Cup final, and couldn't say enough about the historic achievement ...Full Story »

Croatia 2 England 1 (aet): Mandzukic strike sets up World Cup final with France

Posted Thursday, July 12, 2018 by Goal.com79 hits

Mario Mandzukic's extra-time strike completed an impressive turnaround as Croatia beat England 2-1 in Moscow to reach the World Cup final for the first time in their history. England made an electric start with Kieran Trippier's early goal and for a large period of the game looked good value to book their passage to the final for the first time since 1966, but Croatia somehow battled through ...Full Story »

England vs Croatia: Four key duels set to decide who reaches the 2018 World Cup final

Posted Wednesday, July 11, 2018 by squawka.com174 hits

England vs Croatia takes place tomorrow, as both teams vy for a spot in the final of the 2018 World Cup. For England, tomorrow is their first World Cup semi-final since 1990 and their second ever semi-final on foreign soil. Gareth Southgate has created an exciting young squad, built upon an attractive style of play and a fearless attitude rarely seen from English sides in international footbal...Full Story »

Pogba praise after he helps France reach World Cup final

Posted Wednesday, July 11, 2018 by Tribalfootball.com77 hits

Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba won great praise after helping France reach the World Cup final. Pogba impressed for France's 1-0 win against semifinal opponents Belgium. "Sometimes he can lose himself by doing things that aren't useful," former Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger said. "Today he kept things simple & was impressive. His long balls are exceptional, few can do that in the w...Full Story »

Samuel Umtiti keen to banish memory of Euro 2016 by lifting the World Cup

Posted Wednesday, July 11, 2018 by PA27 hits

Match-winner Samuel Umtiti is targeting World Cup glory as he attempts to erase the memory of his Euro 2016 heartache.The Barcelona defender headed France to a 1-0 semi-final victory over Belgium in St Petersburg and into Sunday’s showdown with either Croatia or England and a chance to make up for the bitter disappointment of a final defeat by Portugal two years ago.Asked if he was a good ...Full Story »

France 1 Belgium 0: Umtiti heads Les Bleus into World Cup final

Posted Wednesday, July 11, 2018 by Goal.com109 hits

France booked their place in the World Cup final as a second-half header from defender Samuel Umtiti saw off Belgium. Samuel Umtiti was the unlikely hero as France reached the World Cup final for the third time in 20 years courtesy of a 1-0 win over Belgium in St Petersburg on Tuesday. Defender Umtiti headed home a corner from Antoine Griezmann in the 51st minute to settle the all-European tie...Full Story »

Les Bleus are through – Umtiti heads France into World Cup final

Posted Wednesday, July 11, 2018 by PA26 hits

Samuel Umtiti headed France into the World Cup final as Belgium’s Golden Generation came up just short in St Petersburg.On a night when teenager Kylian Mbappe once again underlined his mouth-watering potential in breath-taking style, it was Barcelona central defender Umtiti who made the decisive intervention when he headed home Antoine Griezmann’s 51st-minute corner with the help of ...Full Story »

Russia 2 Croatia 2 (aet, 3-4 on penalties): Rakitic sets up England semi-final showdown

Posted Sunday, July 08, 2018 by Goal.com70 hits

Russia's unlikely run came to an end at the quarter-final stage as Croatia once again progressed via a shoot-out. Croatia reached the World Cup semi-finals for the second time in their history with Ivan Rakitic again the hero in a 4-3 penalty shoot-out victory over Russia. Rakitic slotted home the winning kick against Denmark in the last 16 and once again held his nerve to convert from the s...Full Story »

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