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France relaxed ahead of World Cup final vs. Croatia

Soccer / World Cup Jul 14, 2018

France relaxed ahead of World Cup final vs. Croatia

If Antoine Griezmann's jocular demeanor is anything to go by, France is far from overawed by the prospect of playing in the World Cup final and in buoyant spirits ahead of Sunday's clash with Croatia. The diminutive striker was full of bonhomie on Friday at ...

Croatia ends Russia's run toward the World Cup semifinals

Soccer / World Cup Jul 8, 2018

Croatia ends Russia's run toward the World Cup semifinals

Nyet this time. Although Russia made it further at this year's World Cup than most anyone expected, it was Croatia that advanced to the semifinals with a 4-3 shootout victory Saturday following a 2-2 draw. The overachieving hosts, the lowest ranked team in the tournament at ...

Nishino to pass torch as manager

Soccer / World Cup Jul 5, 2018

Nishino to pass torch as manager

by Andrew McKirdy

National team manager Akira Nishino predicted Thursday that Japan will improve on its 2018 World Cup performance by reaching the quarterfinals in 2022, but he will not be around to lead the charge after the Japan Football Association announced it would not extend his ...