Croatia coach wants the world to support his side on Sunday

As Croatia prepares for 2018 World Cup final match against France on Sunday Croatia head coach Zlatko Dalic said that he wants most of...

Dalic focused on World Cup final

The Croatia national team head coach Zlatko Dalic insists his focus is on the World Cup final clash against France on Sunday when questioned...

Zlatko Dalic compares Croatia to Greece

Croatian coach Zlatko Dalic prepares for 2018 World Cup finals with his national side. He compares Croatia’s run in Russia to that of a fellow...

Paul Pogba: “It will be a difficult match” Sunday

The Manchester United midfielder who has been one of the shining lights during Les Bleus’ journey to the final, is determined to battle head...

Ivan Rakitic: I’ll get a forehead tattoo if we win World...

Croatia’s Ivan Rakitic has made a jest of how he will get a tattoo on his forehead if Croatia wins the 2018 World Cup...

Croatia coach: We are ready for final match

The coach of the smallest country to reach the 2018 World Cup final, Zlatko Dalic is confident of his national side as they plan...

Raktic: I would sacrifice the rest of my career for Croatia...

Ivan Rakitic is confident Croatia will have “hundreds of millions” of supporters as they play against France on Sunday in the 2018 World Cup finals. Speaking about the...

Zlatko Dalic: ‘England should have respected Croatia more’

Croatia boss Zlatko Dalic suggests that England should have respected his side more ahead of their World Cup semi-final in Moscow. Before Croatia eliminated England from the tournament, there were...

Modric reacts to Ronaldo’s departure

In the heat of the World Cup tournament, Croatia and Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric has taken his time to thank Cristiano Ronaldo for...

Our win is indescribable – Croatia Perisic

A nation of just about four million people have surprised the world as they reach World Cup final in Russia. That surprising nation is Croatia,...

Croatian president still jubilating as Croatia progress to final

The videos and pictures of Croatian president Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic, that surfaced on social media sites where she danced a victory dance after her country’s...

Messi could be hurt by poor World Cup for a long...

Argentina's poor showing at the World Cup could have a long-term negative effect on Lionel Messi and on Barcelona for next season, says Xavi...

Nobody should be surprised at Croatia’s win – Dalic

Croatia boss whose national side eliminated Russia during a tough clash, Zlatko Dalic claims that it’s no surprise Croatia is reaching the semi-finals of the World Cup. Croatia...

Croatia sack coach

Croatia have sacked Coach Ognjen Vukojevic before their semi-final clash against England, according to Sky Sports. Croatia sacked Vukojevic after he posted a cryptic video...

Vrsaljko bothered about knee injury

Croatian right-back who was substituted during extra time in the game against Russia, Sime Vrsaljko, is bothered about knee injury he sustained during the...

Croatia clash against England will be tough – Mandzukic

Croatia striker Mario Mandzukic believes that Wednesday match against England for the World Cup semi-final will be too tough. The two national sides have moved beyond expectations by making it...

Croatia coach reacts emotionally to win against Russia

In an emotional talk, Croatia’s coach Zlatko Dalic said Russia were a team "of the highest level" and he couldn’t contain his feelings when they...

We want to do more – Modric

Luka Modric says Croatia want to do more after reaching the World Cup semifinal. The captain who led from the front putting up a man-of-the-match...

“The entire country of Russia is in love with us” –...

Russia boss Stanislav Cherchesov has declared that his team is still loved for having won against all the country they've played with during the 2018 World Cup. However, the...

Kempes wants Argentina job

Argentina legend, Mario Kempes says he wants the National team head coach job after his country's disastrous outing in Russia. The dust hasn't settled on...

Super Eagles didn’t ‘Fight Dirty’ in Russia, says Balogun

Nigeria crashed out of the World Cup tournament by Argentina but Super Eagles defender, Leon Balogun believes Nigeria's left Russia 2018 World Cup because...

Rebic discusses Bayern link

Ante Rebic says he will decide his future after the World Cup, according to Goal. The Eintracht Frankfurt midfielder has been linked with a move...

Ex-Russia coach wants Russia to “contain” Modric in next game

The former Russia head coach Aleksandr Tarkhanov believes Russia must restrict Croatia midfielder and captain Luka Modric with constant attacks if they plan to...

I’d manage Argentina for free, says Maradona

Former Argentina captain and World Cup winner Diego Maradona has offered to manage his country's national team for free. Maradona who coached Argentina at the...

Henry Abiodun reveals why Nigeria to Argentina a lost

The suspense-filled clash between Nigeria and Argentina has been gathering reactions from supporters, fans and observers ever since Nigeria got eliminated. Henry Abiodun while speaking...

Maradona must respect other fans – FIFA

Argentina’s legend Diego Maradona was in stands for Argentina’s three group stage matches including their last deciding match for last 16 with Nigeria. The clash...

Diego Maradona: “It’s better not to have a coach”

Diego Maradona has doubts about reports that Argentina players picked the team instead of Jorge Sampaoli at the World Cup. After Argentina's 3-0 defeat to...

Henry Abiodun: Nigeria players “tried their best”

Having drawn a 1-1 against Argentina in their last deciding match for last 16, which would have seen them progress at the World Cup,...

Russia 2018 could be Messi’s World Cup – Maradona

Argentinian legend who won the 1986 World Cup Diego Maradona believes the 2018 World Cup in Russia could be Argentina star Lionel Messi's tournament...

‘For once, Nigeria should opt for continuity’

Nigeria has crashed out of the 2018 World Cup but the Owena Whales handler Henry Abiodun believes Nigeria should opt for  'continuity' of the...

Ronaldo and Neymar are on the same level as Messi –...

Brazil midfielder Casemiro has acknowledged the greatness that is in Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar saying that they are both "from another world" but still on...

I wasn’t consulting Messi – Sampaoli

There were rumours that Argentina's Coach Jorge Sampaoli, during the clash between Argentina and Nigeria, sought permission from Lionel Messi to make changes. Sampaoli has...

VAR system now refined after criticism

Video Assistant Technology have been seriously used and criticised since the start of World Cup in Russia and in order to solve the problems...

WC organisers: Fans and politicians are welcome in Russia

Russian World Cup organisers say political leaders can now come to Russia to cheer their team since they have already reached to the knockout...

Hugo Lloris: Messi can “decide the fate of the match” with...

France captain Hugo Lloris received a commemorative jersey by FFF President Noël Le Graët to mark his 100th cap earned as a result of...

France are the favourites to beat Argentina, admits Crespo

Former Argentina international Hernan Crespo fears that the national side will not be able to beat France in their last of 16 clash at the...

Rakitic warns Croatia of Eriksen threat

Ivan Rakitic has warned his Croatia team that they must pay particular attention to Christian Eriksen in their last of 16 tie of the World...

Umtiti on Messi: “He is different with Argentina than with Barcelona”

Samuel Umtiti feels that his Barcelona teammate Lionel Messi is a different player with Argentina compared to when he is with the club due...

‘Without mistakes football would be boring’ – Fazio defends Caballero

In a news conference on Thursday, Federico Fazio and Giovani Lo Celso showed their solidarity for Willy Caballero whose error led to Croatia's first...

Gylfi makes Iceland proud

Former Bolton Wanderers defender Gretar Steinsson says Gylfi Sigurdsson was the “leader” of the Iceland national team whose performances at this summer's World Cup...

Messi reveals he played against Nigeria with a charm

First of all, whether it’s superstitious or not, Lionel Messi has shown severally that he is Argentina’s GOAT and after being criticized for not...

Mandzukic is the soul of the Croatia team, says Dalic

In preparation for their match against Denmark, Croatia head coach Zlatko Dalic has described the importance of having Mario Mandzukic in their team. Dalic described...

Caballero calls for an end to abuse from Argentina fans

Argentina goalkeeper Willy Caballero has called for an end to the death threats that both himself and his family have received following his big error...

“Senegal will have the whole African continent behind them”- Koulibaly

Senegal are coming to the World Cup for only the second time, having reached the quarter-finals on their debut in 2002. Senegal defender Kalidou Koulibaly says...

Messi rules out quitting international Football

Argentina GOAT Lionel Messi has said that he won’t quit international football before he's won the World Cup. Argentina have now qualified for last 16...

We have the best player in the world- Sampaoli boasts

During Argentina's World Cup opener against Iceland, Argentina’s GOAT Lionel Messi missed scoring a goal but finished deliciously to open the scoring on Tuesday...

Lionel Messi says Argentina suffered to reach last 16

Argentina’s GOAT Lionel Messi has accepted he and his team-mates "suffered a lot" during the 2-1 win over Nigeria which saw Argentina qualify for...

Maradona ‘fine’ after being seen by doctor during World Cup match

After a tough tension filled clash between Nigeria and Argentina, Argentina’s legend Diego Maradona said he was "fine" after being seen by a doctor...

‘It’s a big disappointment’ – Gernot Rohr

Argentina has always beat Nigeria in Mundial tournament and it almost looked like Nigeria had their way to the last 16 until few minutes...

Rojo reveals Messi’s inspirational half-time pep talk

Goal hero Marcos Rojo has revealed that Lionel Messi delivered an inspirational half-time team talk that enabled Argentina to claim the victory over Nigeria The captain...

Rohr: “I am proud of my team”

Nigeria manager Gernot Rohr insists that he is "proud" of his side after they were knocked out of the World Cup following their 2-1 defeat...

Higuain on Rojo’s winning-goal: “It was a huge joy and a...

Gonzalo Higuain has described Marcos Rojo's late match-winning goal against Nigeria as a moment of "huge joy and a big relief" as Argentine overcame a...

Hallgrimsson: “I’m in the best job in the world”

Iceland boss Heimir Hallgrimsson has hinted that he will be continuing with his role at the national side, despite an early exit from the World...

Mikel furious after Nigeria denied penalty after “clear handball”

Nigeria captain John Obi Mikel was left fuming after his side were denied a penalty by the referee after Argentina defender Marcos Rojo clearly handled...

Dalic urges Croatia to forget about group stage win

Croatia boss Zlatko Dalic has urged his side to put their group stage feats behind them now and instead turn their full focus to their...

Messi “enjoys” playing for Argentina – Sampaoli

Argentina head coach Jorge Sampaoli was delighted to see Lionel Messi finally shine at the World Cup as they secured a 2-1 win over...

“Huge relief” for Messi as Argentina make the last 16

Lionel Messi admitted that Marcos Rojo’s late winner for Argentina has come as a "huge relief" as they overcame Nigeria with a 2-1 victory to...

Neymar ‘is playing outside his normal standards,’ says Brazil coach Tite

Brazil coach Tite says the nation should not "place the whole responsibility" on Neymar's shoulders. The 26-year-old world's most expensive player has recently returned from...

Review: Nigeria – Argentina

Marcos Rojo keeps Argentina's dream alive. https://twitter.com/FIFAWorldCup/status/1011651967721132032 Even though Jorge Sampaoli made five changes in the starting lineup, Argentina looked and played pretty much the same...

Messi strikes a historic World Cup goal

Messi has begun his shine at the 2018 World Cup as he scores his first goal in the clash between Nigeria and Argentina on...

Nigeria clash with Argentina “will be a tough game” – Mikel...

Nigeria skipper John Obi Mikel vowed he and his teammates would disregard Argentina's poor results at the World Cup and prepare for a Lionel...

Nigeria’s Ighalo delighted by change of tactics

Nigeria's defeat of Iceland came courtesy of a double from Ahmed Musa, who partnered Kelechi Iheanacho in attack, with Ighalo appearing as a second-half...

Nigeria’s clash against Argentina will be ‘a war’ – Ighalo

Nigeria and Argentina would be having a deciding match today. A match that will decide the progress of each of the nations in the...

Dermot Gallagher: VAR should be tweaked after World Cup

Former Premier League referee says Video Assistant Referee (VAR) is good for the game but not yet a perfect system and as a result...

Zabaleta: “Messi is stressed & unhappy”

Former Argentina international Pablo Zabaleta believes that Lionel Messi is feeling extremely "stressed and unhappy" at the World Cup due to the ever mounting...

Iceland aiming to make history – Hallgrimsson

Iceland boss Heimir Hallgrimsson is out to make history in today's game against Croatia and is hoping that his players are not feeling to...

Sampaoli ready for first of “five finals” with Argentina

Argentina boss Jorge Sampaoli is still hopeful that they can win the World Cup and he believes that today's game against Nigeria will be the...

Nigeria will show no mercy to Messi – Rohr

Nigeria head coach Gernot Rohr insists, that while his team love Lionel Messi, they will be showing no mercy whatsoever in today's World Cup game...

Sampaoli believes Argentina can secure victory and qualify for last 16

Under-fire Boss Jorge Sampaoli has defied critics and insisted that his side can 'write a new page' in Argentina's history. Sampaoli's team faces Nigeria tomorrow in...

Mascherano says Messi is ‘fine’ ahead of Nigeria clash

Argentina midfielder Javier Mascherano has insisted that Lionel Messi is okay and eager to show a different side of the team in their final...

Brian Idowu relishing the chance to knock Messi out of World...

Nigeria fullback Brian Idowu says that his side must make certain that Russia is Lionel Messi's final World Cup ahead of their clash with...

Mascherano on Messi struggles: “He’s desperate to turn the situation around”

Argentina defender Javier Mascherano admits that Lionel Messi is "desperate" to turn his situation around at the World Cup following two poor performances Jorge Sampaoli's side...

Messi is no Maradona – Veron

Former Argentina international Juan Sebastian Veron believes that it is wrong to compare Lionel Messi to the legendary Diego Maradona because the Barcelona star is...

Luka Modric could already be Ballon d’Or winner, says Dejan Lovren

Croatia star Dejan Lovren said that if Luka Modric was Spanish or German he may have already have won a Ballon d'Or award. The 32-year-old...

Perisic believes Croatia can replicate France victory of 1998

Inter winger Ivan Perisic wants to replicate the "miracle" of France 1998 with Croatia's current squad of in-form stars. Croatia entered their first World Cup...

Petit believes Argentina’s bad performance could wake team for better

Argentina has failed to prove their worth by making an impact so far at Russia 2018 as the nation is on the verge of...

Nigeria goalkeeper confirms being in remission after cancer battle

It seems to be a hope alive period for Nigeria. Asides securing a victory that could lead them to progress to the knockout stage,...

Saraki’s presence in Russia gave Super Eagles victory, says Pinnick

The president of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Amaju Pinnick, has said that the presence of the Senate President, Bukola Saraki in Russia gave...

Messi could be on a mission as Argentina trains

Lionel Messi and Argentina hit the training ground on Saturday with renewed hope of qualifying for the World Cup last 16, reports The Nation. Argentina...

Maradona massively criticized Sampaoli

Argentina suffered a huge loss as they were beaten 3-0 by Croatia and Diego Maradona insisted that everyone involved should be ashamed of what...

Rebic disappointed by Argentinians’ behaviour

Croatia beat Argentina 3-0 in a remarkable game but Ante Rebic admitted that he was disappointed by the attitude and behaviour of some of...

Petit slams Messi’s leadership

Argentina gained just one point from their first two World Cup games and Lionel Messi has been heavily criticized as he has been failing...

“We changed our strategy” – Nigeria coach reveals

After Croatia defeated Nigeria and the pressure that followed for them to triumph in their next match, coach Gernot Rohr was forced to make...

Nigeria reacts as Musa restores Nigeria’s World Cup hope

Following a humiliating defeat in the opening match between Nigeria and Croatia, Nigeria Super Eagles returned to the stadium prepared to strengthen their hope...

“Argentina national team is the worst ever” Ardiles

In a lengthy social media post, 1978 World Cup winner Ossie Ardiles slammed Argentina, dubbing the current squad the worst ever. The defeated 2014 finalists...

Lovren: “We can do better than the 1998 team”

Croatia's Dejan Lovren believes that they can surpass the achievements of the 1998 World Cup team this summer after beating Argentina 3-0 Zlatko Dalic’s side secured...

Gunnarsson expecting tight end to Group D

Iceland captain Aron Gunnarsson is expecting a close finish in Group D of the World Cup and feels that it will only be ultimately...

Iceland boss denies focus on set-pieces

Iceland boss Heimir Hallgrimsson has denied suggestions that his team are focusing on set-pieces ahead of their upcoming game against Nigeria in Group D The World...

Modric calls for focus after big Croatia win

Croatia captain Luka Modric has urged his teammates to remain focused on their campaign following their 3-0 win over Argentina in the World Cup Zlatko...

Messi can’t be compared with Ronaldo – Sampaoli

Argentina boss Jorge Sampaoli believes that Lionel Messi cannot be compared with Cristiano Ronaldo due to the lack of quality within their squad The Barcelona...

Aguero angrily reacts to Sampaoli’s comments

Following Jorge Sampaoli's comments that suggested that the Argentina players were to blame for their shock defeat to Croatia, Sergio Aguero reacted angrily and questioned the...

Messi could retire from Argentina – Zabaleta

Former Argentina international Pablo Zabaleta fears that Lionel Messi will very likely retire from international football after the national side's humiliating 3-0 defeat to Croatia on Thursday La Albiceleste...

Sampaoli takes the blame after a bitter loss

Argentina were humiliated by Croatia in the crucial World Cup game as they lost 3-0 and Jorge Sampaoli admitted that this huge loss is...

Argentina defender slams country

Former Argentina defender Pablo Zabaleta has criticized his nation's performance in the 2018 Wolrd Cup in Russia following their 3-0 defeat to Croatia on Thursday evening. Zabaleta, who has 58 caps for...

Review: Argentina – Croatia

Ante Rebic, Luka Modric and Ivan Rakitic scored in Croatia's sensational performance in the 3-0 victory over Argentina. https://twitter.com/FIFAWorldCup/status/1009845607006113794 Around 80% of the seats at Nizhny...

Twitter reacts over Enzo Perez opportunity miss for Argentina

Argentina was a shocker against Croatia in the first half of their crucial Group D clash. But despite all their play, Enzo Perez had...

Nigeria coach warns players to remain focused and concentrated

Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr has urged his side to fully remain focused and not lose concentration during their next match as they face Iceland...

Leave Messi alone, warns Sampaoli

Head coach  Jorge Sampaoli has once again risen to Lionel Messi's defence following his dismal performance in Argentina's 1-1 draw with Iceland last Saturday,...

Dalic: “Argentina is the easiest game for us at the World...

Croatia boss Zlatko Dalic is certain that they can defeat Argentina today in what will be their "easiest" game at the World Cup The Group D...

Beckham predicts World Cup finalists

David Beckham is backing both England and Argentina to reach the final of the World Cup at Russia The closest the Three Lions have come to...

Emery talks about Cech’s place in the lineup

Arsenal manager Unai Emery has backed his goalkeeper Petr Cech after his performance against Manchester City. The gaffer insists believes in Cech and suggested the...