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Zlatko Dalic: Football is ‘coming home very soon’ for England

Croatia boss Zlatko Dalic gave his backing to England after their UEFA Nations League defeat on Sunday, saying "it's coming home very soon".
Gareth Southgate England

Gareth Southgate hails England fightback against Croatia

Gareth Southgate hailed England’s maturity and resilience as Harry Kane fired his side into the Nations League semi-finals with a dramatic 2-1 win over Croatia on Sunday.
Croatia coach Zlatko Dalic

Zlatko Dalic: Croatia are ‘targets for everybody’ as World Cup runners-up

Zlatko Dalic says Croatia are "targets for everybody" after their second-place finish at the World Cup, as he prepares for their Nations League showdown with England.
Barcelona have confirmed Ivan Rakitic has been diagnosed with a hamstring injury.

Barcelona confirm Ivan Rakitic hamstring injury

Rakitic was substituted midway through the second half of Croatia's 3-2 Nations League win against Spain, in which Tin Jedvaj scored a late winner.
Mario Mandzukic

Juventus consider offering Mario Mandzukic new contract

The 32-year-old was the subject of much interest during the summer, and has since gone on to score four goals in seven Serie A outings so far this season.
France's coach Didier Deschamps smiles after winning the trophy for the Best FIFA Men's Coach of 2018 Award during The Best FIFA Football Awards ceremony, on September 24, 2018 in London. Ben STANSALL - AFP

Didier Deschamps wins FIFA Best Men’s Coach award

Deschamps was included on a three-man shortlist and saw off competition from former Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane and the coach of beaten World Cup finalists Croatia, Zlatko Dalic.
Cristiano Ronaldo - Luka Modric

Cristiano Ronaldo congratulated Luka Modric on ‘deserved’ UEFA award

Luka Modric said Cristiano Ronaldo sent him a text message telling him he deserved to win UEFA's Player of the Year award.
Didier Deschamps

Didier Deschamps, Zinedine Zidane nominated for FIFA best coach award

Zidane was a team-mate of Deschamps when France first won the World Cup in 1998 and is nominated after guiding Real Madrid to a third Champions League in his two-and-a-half year reign at the Bernabeu before stepping down in June.

Luka Modric, Cristiano Ronaldo, Mohamed Salah named FIFA The Best finalists

Luka Modric, Cristiano Ronaldo and Mohamed Salah have been named as the three finalists for FIFA's The Best Men's Player award.
Croatia’s Luka Modric celebrated after scoring against Argentina on Thursday. Elsa | Getty Images

Luka Modric, Ivan Rakitic in Croatia squad to face Portugal, Spain

Luka Modric, awarded the Golden Ball for the best player at the World Cup, and his midfield partner Ivan Rakitic have both been called up to the Croatia squad for matches against Portugal and Spain in September.
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Croatia striker Mario Mandzukic retires from international football

Croatia forward Mario Mandzukic has announced his retirement from international football after his country reached the World Cup final for the first time.
England manager Gareth Southgate

Gareth Southgate, Pep Guardiola, Didier Deschamps named on The Best FIFA Men’s Coach shortlist

England's Gareth Southgate, Manchester City's Pep Guardiola and Liverpool's Jurgen Klopp have been shortlisted for The Best FIFA Men's Coach of 2018.
Nikola Kalinic

Croatia’s Nikola Kalinic declines World Cup medal after being sent home early

Croatia forward Nikola Kalinic has not accepted a runners-up medal after his country's 4-2 World Cup final defeat to France because he was sent home early in the competition, reports in the Croatian media said.
Croatia

‘Thank you, heroes’ – Croatian press hail World Cup squad

Croatian media on Monday hailed their team as heroes after the small country's historic success in reaching the World Cup final where France beat them 4-2.
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In World Cup final, you don’t give that penalty – Croatia coach

Croatia coach, Zlatko Dalić, has condemned the penalty that gave France the second goal in the just-concluded World Cup Final in Russia.
France fans enjoy the pre match atmosphere prior to the 2018 FIFA World Cup Final - Getty Images

France and Croatia name unchanged teams for World Cup final

France and Croatia go into Sunday’s World Cup final in Moscow with the same starting line-ups as in their semi-final wins over Belgium and England respectively.
Zlatko Dalic has guided Croatia into their first final in a major tournament.

Zlatko Dalic: Croatia bracing for ‘seismic event’ in World Cup final against France

Coach Zlatko Dalic said that the World Cup final will produce "a seismic event" back home in Croatia regardless of the result against France.
Nikola Kalinic

Croatia unsure if Nikola Kalinic will receive World Cup medal

Kalinic, the AC Milan forward, refused to enter Croatia's opening group-stage game against Nigeria on June 16 as a substitute and was subsequently sent home by coach Zlatko Dalic for his insubordination.

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