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Croatia's resilience propels them into semifinals

World Cup 2018
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 By Reuters

Russia 'disappointed' despite run to World Cup quarterfinals - Stanislav Cherchesov

FIFA President Gianni Infantino feels France against Croatia in will be a unique World Cup final and reveals the tournament has shown that small nations no longer exist.

Russia  coach Stanislav Cherchesov said his side was disappointed after exiting the World Cup at the quarterfinals despite having made the country's best run at the tournament.

"If you take the emotional side, [we ended on] a positive note," Cherchesov told TASS. "But on the sports side... sports are about titles. And we don't have a title. So for this we are disappointed of course."

Russia qualified automatically for the World Cup finals as the host country and entered the tournament as the...

 By Reuters

FIFA: Zero positive doping tests at Russia World Cup

Paul Pogba admits that France expected to win the 2016 Euro final, but won't make that mistake in the World Cup final.
ESPN shows the agony and ecstasy of both England and Croatia in a sketch as Croatia advance on to the World Cup final.

MOSCOW -- There have been no positive results from over 3,000 anti-doping tests carried out before and during the World Cup, FIFA said on Thursday.

FIFA collected 2,761 samples prior to the tournament and another 626 during it, including 108 collected on non-matchdays, as part of the largest-ever World Cup testing programme.

"The regular tests were complemented by FIFA's use of the athlete biological passport programme in WADA's "ADAMS" system, under which all test results, including those from...

 By Reuters

Croatia's Domagoj Vida apologises for pro-Ukraine comments after World Cup semifinal win

Mario Mandzukic and Croatia completed their comeback in extra time, defeating England to advance to their first-ever World Cup final.
Mario Mandzukic and Croatia completed their comeback in extra time, defeating England to advance to their first-ever World Cup final.
Attention now turns toward the World Cup final as Croatia must find the legs to face France on Sunday.
The FC boys answer your latest questions on the aftermath of Croatia-England.
ESPN shows the agony and ecstasy of both England and Croatia in a sketch as Croatia advance on to the World Cup final.
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Croatia defender Domagoj Vida apologised after his team's World Cup semifinal victory over England on Wednesday after speaking out in support of Russia's neighbour and adversary Ukraine.

Spectators at Wednesday's match in Moscow booed and whistled the Croatia centre-back, after a video posted online earlier in the week showed Vida, a former player with Ukrainian club side Dynamo Kiev, saying "Glory to Ukraine!"

Vida, speaking in Russian in a live postmatch interview with the Rossiya 24 state TV...