Brutal chart shows how much more efficient France was than Croatia in the World Cup Final

Matthias Schrader/AP France’s offensive attack was far more efficient than Croatia in the World Cup Final, and it proved to be part of the difference in the win. Croatia took twice as many shots as France but had fewer that were on-target. Circumstance and officiating also had a big impact on the goal difference. France […]

Lack of recovery time could hurt Croatia in World Cup final vs France – Mourinho

Jose Mourinho believes Croatia’s route to the World Cup final, which has seen them play three games that went to extra time, as well as having less time to recover after their semi-final, could play a role against France. Read more Speaking to RT in his exclusive role as a World Cup guest pundit, Mourinho […]

Favoured France takes on resilient Croatia in World Cup final

Twenty years after France and Croatia had their most successful World Cup performances, the two countries' paths will meet on soccer's biggest stage. The favoured French and the resilient Croatians square off in the World Cup final on Sunday at Moscow's Luzhniki Stadium following an unpredictable four-and-a-half weeks in Russia that saw giants fall, stars fade […]

‘We will win the World Cup!’: Croatia president with final promise at NATO summit

Patriotic Croatia president Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic confidently predicted at the NATO summit that her country will lift the World Cup trophy at the 2018 final in Moscow on Sunday. READ MORE: Croatia 2-1 England (AET) : Cool Croatia stun England in extra time to book first-ever final berth Croatia reached world football’s premier match with a […]

England v Croatia: Roy Keane leaves World Cup fans VERY distracted over bizarre choice

The Irish pundit and Manchester United legend left England v Croatia viewers incredibly confused ahead of tonight’s semi-final and it only continued into half-time as well. Many fans were startled by Roy’s seemingly “orange” tan. Comparing him to Donald Trump and an “oompa loompa” from classic film Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory, comments flooded social media […]

Croatia to play in 1st World Cup final after extra-time win over England

When the final whistle blew and they knew they were going to their first World Cup final, the Croatians ran to their jumping and cheering fans in their iconic red-and-white checkered jerseys. Mario Mandzukic scored the winning goal in the 109th minute and Croatia shocked England, rallying for 2-1 victory Wednesday. Defender Sime Vrsaljko kept the score even in extra time by […]

FIFA reveals it cautioned Croatia for ultra-nationalist banner after Nigeria match

The organizers of the World Cup have admitted Croatian supporters were warned over an incendiary banner, brought in by the supporters to the team’s opening game on June 16. “In this case, where a single banner was held by a single supporter, a warning was issued instead of a fine, because officials from the Croatian […]

England vs Croatia: Michael Ballack reveals how England can reach the World Cup final

England face Croatia for a chance to meet France in the World Cup final on Sunday. Harry Kane and co must beat Luke Modric and the Croatians to re-write the history books. It is England’s first World Cup semi-final since 1990 and could be their first final since 1966. England have beaten Colombia and Sweden […]

France 1-0 Belgium AS IT HAPPENED: Les Bleus into World Cup final; England or Croatia next

France beat Belgium to book a place in the World Cup final against either England or Croatia, thanks to a headed goal from defender Samuel Umtiti. In a pulsating semi-final worthy of the teams’ reputations, Umtiti rose high at the near post to head an Antoine Griezmann corner past keeper Thibaut Courtois. It was enough […]