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Croatia on Cloud 9

MOSCOW (AFP) – Croatia reached the World Cup final for the first time in their history on Wednesday, after Mario Mandzukic’s extra-time winner prolonged England’s suffering in major tournaments and set up a decider against France. Luka Modric’s team fell behind in just the fifth minute to Kieran Trippier’s superb free-kick but hit back through […]

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England, Croatia forge semis duel

England reached their first World Cup semi-final since 1990 on Saturday, comfortably beating Sweden to set up a last-four clash against Croatia, who ended Russia’s fairytale run in a nailbiting penalty shootout.

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Hamilton roars to record GP pole

Lewis Hamilton roared to a record-breaking sixth British Grand Prix pole on Saturday and then cheered on England’s World Cup quarter-final win in Russia.

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FIFA World Cup: From cheers to tears

ROSTOV-ON-DON, Russia (AFP) – Belgium produced one of the great World Cup comebacks on Monday to beat Japan, 3-2, and set up an attractive-looking quarterfinal clash against Neymar’s Brazil.

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Football has new kids on the block

MOSCOW (AFP) – Step aside Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronal­do… there is a new group of kids on the block ready to seize the limelight and form the next gen­eration of global megastars.

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Ronaldo, Messi are gone

France, Uruguay storm into Last 8 SOCHI, Russia (AFP) – Cris­tiano Ronaldo saw his World Cup dreams slip away once again on Saturday but gave no hint as to whether he plans to continue playing for Portugal.

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