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Luka Modric Wins Ballon d’Or

Luka Modric, the midfield maestro who won the Champions League title with Real Madrid and then helped lead Croatia to the World Cup final, was honored Monday with the Ballon d’Or as world player of the year. Modric’s victory ended a 10-year run in which Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi traded

Danny Rose and Alex McCarthy withdraw from England squad

Danny Rose joined Alex McCarthy in pulling out of the England squad through injury, meaning Ben Chilwell is in line to make his first senior start in Friday's Nations League clash with Croatia. Three months after facing one another in the World Cup semi-finals, the Three Lions travel to Rijeka before

Luka Modric still working towards peak fitness

FIFA Men’s Player of the Year Luka Modric said that he is yet to return to peak fitness this season, with only three weeks off after an emotionally and physically draining World Cup campaign with Croatia. Midfielder Modric played a major role in Croatia’s run to the World Cup final in

FIFA Player of the Year

Croatia and Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric won FIFA’s best player award in London on Monday. Modric pipped Mohamed Salah and Cristiano Ronaldo to the title. The 33-year-old helped Real Madrid win a third straight Champions League title last season. He then led Croatia to their first ever World Cup final

France Wins World Cup

France have won the 2018 World Cup courtesy of a 4-2 victory over Croatia in an entertaining final at the Luzhniki Stadium this afternoon. The joint-second highest scoring final in World Cup history had a bit of everything - including an own goal, a controversial VAR-awarded penalty and a goalkeeping howler

Harry Kane: England World Cup semi-final defeat really hurts

Harry Kane has bemoaned England's inability to kill off Croatia in their World Cup semi-final encounter and admitted that the 2-1 extra-time defeat "hurts a lot". Kieran Trippier gave the Three Lions the lead after just five minutes in Moscow but Ivan Perisic and Mario Mandzukic struck to edge the Vatreni

Jordan Henderson, Jamie Vardy take part in England training

Jordan Henderson and Jamie Vardy have eased concerns over their fitness ahead of England's World Cup semi-final against Croatia after taking part in training on Monday. Vardy was an unused substitute in the 2-0 win over Sweden in the last round due to a groin injury, while Henderson has been suffering

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