• Gareth Southgate says England must improve after ‘brilliant adventure’
Gareth Southgate says England must improve after ‘brilliant adventure’

Belgium won 1-0 - through Adnan Januzaj's goal - and were rewarded with games against Japan, Brazil and France while England played Colombia, Sweden and Croatia but the end result for both sides was the same - semi-final elimination. Never has the beauty and beast analogy been more apt than in the link-up of De Bruyne and Lukaku but the Manc...

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  • Manchester United And Chelsea Set For Epic Swap Deal
Manchester United And Chelsea Set For Epic Swap Deal

Joining United would allow Willian to reunite with former Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho , who believes the attacker can add the width and pace his side need on the right side of midfield. Mourinho has always held Willian in high regard, and would see him as a superb replacement for Martial, who became a bit-part player last season at the Theatr...

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  • Exhausted Croatia must draw on reserves for France final
Exhausted Croatia must draw on reserves for France final

England had surprised their followers, the nation and other observers with an impressive showing in the World Cup . Luka Modric's team were taken to extra-time for the third consecutive match in Moscow's Luzhniki Stadium on Wednesday but somehow found the energy to overcome England 2-1.

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  • Chelsea confirm Antonio Conte has been sacked with 52-word statement
Chelsea confirm Antonio Conte has been sacked with 52-word statement

Ex-Napoli manager Maurizio Sarri is expected to succeed his compatriot at Stamford Bridge. Cesc Fabregas and John Terry sent messages of support to Conte before the club's official announcement, thanking the coach for creating special memories at the club.

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  • Wimbledon semifinals preview: Anderson v. Isner; Djokovic v. Nadal
Wimbledon semifinals preview: Anderson v. Isner; Djokovic v. Nadal

Shattered, and defeated, having had victory in his grasp, the 29-year-old Argentinean collapsed to the ground, only for Nadal, to cross the net and go comfort the man he first played 11 years ago. Anderson became the first South African in the Wimbledon semi-finals since Kevin Curren in 1983 and just the sixth in history. Isner, who leads Anderso...

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  • England thrive in World Cup 'bubble' ahead of semi-final
England thrive in World Cup 'bubble' ahead of semi-final

Belgium's golden generation has come up short at a major tournament. "We've been consistent about that". I think, to be fair, the public have done that. "I have been in sport in different areas for long enough to know what my life is day to day". For me, Dejan Lovren and Domagoj Vida have been fantastic centre backs, among the best in the World Cu...

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  • Time for a new era, says Ronaldo - Portuguese star explains Juventus move
Time for a new era, says Ronaldo - Portuguese star explains Juventus move

During his tenure at the Bernebeau, the five-time Balon d'Or victor was nigh on unstoppable, scoring a staggering 451 goals in 438 appearances for the club. The aforementioned source is also reporting that Real won't be chasing a new goalkeeper this season either. "Congratulations to Juventus for achieving such a great objective".

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  • World Cup final could get big screen treatment in city
World Cup final could get big screen treatment in city

What time will the 2018 FIFA World Cup Croatia vs England Semi-final begin? But she said, this was Belgium , where the beer flows well and people look out for each other: "Among us Belgians, we support each other massively". England gained a thumping two-goal victory which puts them in a good position to make it all the way to the final. ...

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  • Fans in Wimbledon celebrate England's victory against Sweden
Fans in Wimbledon celebrate England's victory against Sweden

The strategy takes into account 200,000 statistical models, data on individual players and team performance and ran one million simulations before making its judgement. "Whether we win or lose, we're creating history", he said. We have had the chance to make a difference. "You can feel the encouragement and support".

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  • #WorldCupWith360nobs: Jordan Pickford Hits back At Belguim Goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois
#WorldCupWith360nobs: Jordan Pickford Hits back At Belguim Goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois

That was somewhat overshadowed by Colombia equalising from the resulting corner but Pickford got his moment in the limelight with a shootout save as England triumphed on penalties. "We have always said we would it take one game at a time, but we can certainly go on and create our own history". "It was a different type of game today but we don...

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  • Arsenal keen to sign PSV Eindhoven winger Hirving Lozano?
Arsenal keen to sign PSV Eindhoven winger Hirving Lozano?

According to TeamTalk , the transfer deal with Sampdoria was agreed some time last month, but the player confirmed that he turned down the chance to undergo his medical in Russian Federation - claiming he did not want to be distracted from his World Cup duties.

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  • Croatian president flies economy class to Russian Federation to cheer World Cup team
Croatian president flies economy class to Russian Federation to cheer World Cup team

Having realised the huge negative reaction his video received, Vida has spoken to Sports.ru in a bid to play down the situation and justify his reasons for the words he used. Pope Francis is trying to cheer up Brazilian soccer fans after the team's quarterfinal exit from the World Cup . Football is outside politics. "It's a joke for my friends...

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  • Man United star hails 'togetherness' of England squad
Man United star hails 'togetherness' of England squad

He has made courageous selection decisions - dropping Wayne Rooney, for starters - and has implemented a bold approach that has seen the team adopt a three-man defense and play the ball out from the back as much as possible. Kane, who jetted off to Russian Federation with his team-mates on Tuesday, was still at school when Pochettino fouled Michael...

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  • Russia midfielder Alan Dzagoev says he will be back for Croatia clash
Russia midfielder Alan Dzagoev says he will be back for Croatia clash

Favourites Brazil will come up against Belgium's "golden generation" in Kazan on Friday while an exciting young France side spearheaded by Kylian Mbappe take on a shrewd Uruguay outfit in Nizhny Novgorod. We are playing good football at the World Cup now. "They defend as a unit, they play together and they love to do that". Both of the...

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  • British PM May admits to World Cup penalty nerves
British PM May admits to World Cup penalty nerves

Earlier Harry Kane smashed in a 57th-minute penalty, his sixth goal of the tournament, and England looked to be through until Yerry Mina headed an equaliser in the third minute of stoppage time. England , as I say, were by no means faultless in their conduct in Moscow but to suggest they were the main culprits is laughable. "I know they wer...

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  • Wimbledon 2018: Jay Clarke and Cameron Norrie lose five-hour epic
Wimbledon 2018: Jay Clarke and Cameron Norrie lose five-hour epic

The 10th seed's departure means that just three of the top 10 ladies' singles seeds remain in the 2018 Championships at the All England Club. The Croat was stunned 3-6 1-6 6-4 7-6 (7-3) 7-5 by Argentina's world No.82 Guido Pella in three hours 12 minutes.

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  • Several Teams Had a 'No [DeMarcus] Cousins Policy'
Several Teams Had a 'No [DeMarcus] Cousins Policy'

The center has agreed a one-year, $5.3 million deal to take his talents to the Bay Area in a move that sent shockwaves through the National Basketball Association on Monday night. Cousins was having one of the best seasons of his career before suffering his Achilles injury, averaging 25.2 points, 12.9 rebonds and 5.4 assists in 48 games.

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  • Jordan Henderson Headbutted In The Penalty Area Vs Colombia, No Red Card
Jordan Henderson Headbutted In The Penalty Area Vs Colombia, No Red Card

England is favored to win their first Round of 16 game since 2006, but Ramadel Falcao and Colombia will provide the Three Lions their first real test of the 2018 FIFA World Cup . "How we got out of that game I'll never know, Cameroon". How fucking dare they try and stop football coming home. "We should now be the most positive we have ever be...

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  • Blockbuster move: LeBron James signs with the Los Angeles Lakers
Blockbuster move: LeBron James signs with the Los Angeles Lakers

UPDATE (5:25 p.m. EST): Dwight Howard has agreed to a one-year deal with the Washington Wizards for the $5.3 million mid-level exception, reports The Athletic's Jared Weiss . "They still ain't gonna win with this team right here - the Lakers with LeBron!" For Rondo's part, when he was a member of the Celtics, James was such a hated rival that ...

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  • Lewis Hamilton calls for 'bulletproof' strategy fix - Austrian Grand Prix 2018
Lewis Hamilton calls for 'bulletproof' strategy fix - Austrian Grand Prix 2018

Leading the way in FP1 was Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton , whose fast lap of 1:04.839 was.127 of a second better than his closest pursuer and teammate, Valtteri Bottas . Hamilton said: "These tyres aren't good enough for us to really race". It was a moment where he was really suffering. "I don't get it", he yelled.

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