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# Russia 2018

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# Pick That Out
Bale's bicycle kick, Zlatan's volley and Salah's derby strike: 23 of our favourite goals from 2018
What was your favourite goal of 2018?
# Russia 2018
Quiz: How well do you remember the 2018 World Cup?
Just how closely were you paying attention to proceedings in Russia during the summer?
# Opinion
Will Russia 2018 be remembered as the World Cup that revolutionised fair play?
VAR was introduced for the first time in the tournament’s history.
# Target man
World Cup winner Giroud ends tournament without a shot on target after 546 minutes
Olivier Giroud’s poor World Cup in front of goal continued in France’s 4-2 win against Croatia.
France vs Croatia, World Cup final
We went minute-by-minute as France and Croatia battled it out in Moscow’s Luzhniki Stadium for world football’s highest honour.
# Three Lions
Southgate insists England have 'no illusions' after World Cup run
The England boss says this squad need to stay grounded.
# Red DEvils
Three Lions taste defeat as Belgium round off World Cup campaign with third place
Goals from Thomas Meunier and Eden Hazard saw Roberto Martinez’s side earn a comfortable win.
Belgium vs England, World Cup third place play-off
We went minute-by-minute as Belgium and England battled in Saint Petersburg vying for bronze.
# fighting for bronze
Southgate urges England to maintain standards and win World Cup medal
After the heartbreak of Wednesday, England face Belgium in the third-place play-off tomorrow.
# Confident
'If we stopped Messi, Eriksen and Kane, we can stop Mbappe and Griezmann too'
Croatia manager Zlatko Dalic is confident of his side’s chances in this weekend’s World Cup final against France.
# Russia 2018
'Maybe England lacked respect', suggests Croatia coach Dalic
The Croatian boss feels England, or the English media, may have underestimated his side.
# Tense
'You needed a reality check!': Roy Keane v Ian Wright in heated debate on ITV
The Ireland assistant manager said England got too carried away ahead of tonight’s semi-final against Croatia.
# dream over
'We're gutted. It hurts, it hurts a lot and it's going to hurt for a while'
Harry Kane was left distraught as England bowed out of the World Cup at the semi-final stage.
# It's Not Coming Home
Croatia break England hearts with extra-time goal to book World Cup final spot
Croatia rallied from a goal down to defeat Gareth Southgate’s side in the semi-final.
England v Croatia, World Cup semi-final
Could Gareth Southgate’s side book their place in Sunday’s final? We followed all the action from Moscow.
# thoughtful
Pogba dedicates World Cup win to Thai football team who survived cave ordeal
France booked their place in the final last night, and the Manchester United midfielder took the opportunity to pay tribute to the 12 boys.
# Red DEvils
Martinez hails 'magnificent' Belgium effort despite World Cup semi-final exit
Despite a header from Samuel Umtiti sending France into the final, the Red Devils boss was happy with his team’s performance
France vs Belgium, World Cup semi-final
We went minute-by-minute as France and Belgium clashed in in Saint Petersburg for a place in the World Cup final.
# tradition
Wimbledon won't budge on traditional final start time despite World Cup clash
‘We are a tennis tournament but we are aware that there is something special going on elsewhere.’
# Russia 2018
Neville slams 'absolutely disgusting' criticism of Sterling by England fans
Neville is not happy with how the Man City forward has been treated by supporters and parts of the media.
# unsavoury
Brazil Football Federation condemns online racial abuse towards Fernandinho
The Man City player has been targeted following Brazil’s World Cup exit.
# World Cup
Croatia coach identifies Sterling as England's danger man
Not Harry Kane, who has scored six goals during England’s run to the semi-finals.
# Russia 2018
Giroud on Henry's Belgium-France dilemma: 'I’d have preferred him with us!'
The legendary French striker is part of Roberto Martinez’s coaching staff.
# fyi
Here are the times and dates for the 4 remaining World Cup matches
The line-up for the semi-finals has been completed.
# Going Home
Neymar struggling to 'find the strength to play again' after saddest moment of his career
The Brazil star endured quarter-final heartache against Belgium on Friday night.
# Three Lions
England through to World Cup semi-finals as headers from Maguire and Alli sink Swedes
Headers either side of half-time from Harry Maguire and Dele Alli saw England ease past Sweden on Saturday.
# It's coming
Watch: Another set-piece goal and Alli's header put England in World Cup dreamland
Harry Maguire’s first-half goal set England on their way in Samara.
Sweden vs England, World Cup quarter-final
We went minute-by-minute as England and Sweden clashed at the Samara Arena for a place in the World Cup semi-finals.
# Russia 2018
Sweden squad forced to evacuate hotel before England clash due to false fire alarm
Not the best start to the day for the Swedes.
# down and out
'We'll be beaten from all sides': Coutinho expecting World Cup backlash
The Barcelona star is braced for a wave of criticism after Brazil’s latest World Cup failure.
# toys out of the pram
'We don't turn up and waltz around': Southgate snaps back at England 'spoilt children' claims
Having been branded as “spoilt children” by their opponents, the England manager has moved to reject such criticism.
# Russia 2018
'Brazil didn't know what to do': De Bruyne hails 'beautiful' Belgium
Roberto Martinez’s side are into a World Cup semi-final.
# Allez Allez
France through to World Cup semi-finals as Uruguay keeper Muslera commits howler
Raphael Varane and Antoine Griezmann were on the scoresheet for Les Bleus in Nizhny Novgorod.
Uruguay v France, World Cup quarter-final
The first of the quarter-finals was down for decision, as Uruguay and France went head-to-head at the Nizhny Novgorod Arena.
# heart eyes emoji
Hazard makes football beautiful, swoons Martinez
The Chelsea playmaker has been integral to Belgium’s run to the quarter-finals.
# opportunity knocks
Southgate: England must make the most of World Cup draw
‘We might not have this opportunity again.’
# Have your say
Poll: Eight teams left in the race, but who do you now think will win the World Cup?
The quarter-finals take place on Friday and Saturday.
# Russia 2018
Vardy doubtful for England's World Cup quarter-final after last-minute penalty switch
The Leicester City striker came on as a substitute in the shootout win over Colombia, but he is struggling with a groin problem.
# Russia 2018
'We did not to deserve to lose, we have done more than England'
Colombia defender Yerry Mina said his side deserved a place in the World Cup quarter-finals.
Colombia vs England, World Cup last 16
We went minute-by-minute as England and Colombia clashed at the Spartak Stadium.