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Pickford: We can create our own history

Jordan Pickford excelled again in England’s 2-0 win over Sweden The 24-year-old was later hailed as a prototype modern goalkeeper Pickford spoke about England’s strengths and desire to make history By Laure James with England It has been quite the week for Jordan Pickford. On Tuesday, the England goalkeeper played an instrumental role in propelling the Three Lions to their ...

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Modric dreaming of a Croatian fairy tale

​Croatia enjoying their best World Cup for 20 years Modric lets go of decade-old penalty pain “To win the World Cup almost unthinkable, like a beautiful fairy tale!” By Vjekoslav Paun with Croatia New life has been breathed into Croatia after their penalty shoot-out win over Denmark. One player more than most, their talisman, who finally exorcised the ghosts of ...

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Five reasons behind Russia's historic success

Russia 2018 has been a huge success for the hosts Victory against Spain in the Round of 16 caused a sensation Appetite for the tournament is growing and Russia are ready to go further By Igor Borunov with Russia As the nation still reels in a state of disbelief fol… FIFA.com – Latest News

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Fans in Russia getting a taste of Qatar 2022

The Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy (SC), the organisation responsible for delivering the infrastructure required for the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar™ will be giving fans at the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ a taste of things to come in a little over four years’ time, with a series of free-to-attend creative and interactive installations and events in Moscow ...

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Preview: Sweden v England

England and Sweden will not need to be told about the significance of their quarter-final in Samara on 7 July. No matter which team advances, it will be hugely significant due to the fact neither side has made it that far at a FIFA World Cup™ for almost a quarter of a century. For Sweden, if they advance to the ...

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Southgate's style key to England’s success

​England manager Gareth Southgate’s unique style widely appreciated back home Southgate’s approach attributed to getting best out of the Three Lions #GarethSouthgateWould hashtag has gone viral during England’s time at Russia 2018 By Laure James with England <hr… FIFA.com – Latest News

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Southgate's England banish penalty demons

​England claimed their first-ever shootout win in the competition Southgate hopes the result will inspire future England players His own “spot-kick demons” will always be with him By Laure James with England Gareth Southgate’s players have debunked one of the longest-standing myths: England cannot win a FIFA World Cup™ shootout. Bruised and exhausted, yet elated, they celebrated emotio… FIFA.com – ...

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Stars join The Best 2018 judging panels

The Best FIFA Football Awards, the premier annual awards celebration held by football’s world governing body, today announced two panels to decide shortlisted candidates for the Best FIFA Men’s and Women’s Players and Coaches for the 2017/18 season. The men’s panel includes legends Ronaldo, Fabio Capello and Frank Lampard, while stars Mia Hamm, Sun Wen and Maia Jackman form part ...

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The quarter-finalists' unsung heroes

​Every successful team has many working behind the scenes Veteran players, assistant coaches play crucial role FIFA.com recognises the remaining sides’ unsung heroes The star names are usually the ones receiving the plaudits and writing the headlines when a team makes a deep run into a prestigious tournament like the FIFA World Cup™. With an achievement such as reaching the ...

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The bench and the French send One Kiss top

The race for a brand new Kia Sportage is tighter than Brazil’s defence has been since conceding to Switzerland – just nine points separate the top ten teams atop the McDonald’s FIFA World Cup™ Fantasy. One Kiss Team executed their Bench Boost to perfection – One Kiss earned 16 points from its four substitutes – and got 24 points from ...

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