Croatia top World Cup Group D

Croatia sit top of World Cup Group D after a comfortable 2-0 win over Nigeria in Kaliningrad on Saturday evening. Zlatko Dalic's side took the lead in fortunate circumstances when Mario Mandzukic's 32nd-minute header from a Luka Modric corner was deflected into his own net by the unfortunate Oghenekaro Etebo. Ivan Perisic's

Croatia 1-3 Mexico: Match Report

Mexico surged into the World Cup's knockout stage for a sixth straight time Monday with a 3-1 win over Croatia. Rafael Marquez, Andres Guardado and Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez scored in a 10-minute span in the second half, dooming a talented Croatia side to elimination from the group stage. The Croats had

It’s Belgium over the rest for Januzaj – Wilmots

Belgium coach Marc Wilmots has announced on his official Twitter account that Adnan Januzaj has committed his international future to the country. Januzaj, 19, is also eligible for Kosovo and Albania. He was linked with England although he would have had to wait until he qualified through residence. Any possible eligibility

Wales vs Croatia: Bale will not be risked

Wales manager Chris Coleman insists he has no intention of risking Gareth BaleÔÇÖs fitness in the World Cup qualifier against Croatia in Swansea on Tuesday. Bale was only able to play for the first half of WalesÔÇÖs win on Friday after struggling with illness and an ankle injury in the build-up

European World Cup qualifiers roundup

Spain dropped two priceless points in their World Cup qualifying campaign as they were held to a shock draw with Finland at the El Molinon stadium in Gijon. Sergio Ramos gave Vicente Del Bosque's side the lead shortly into the second half but Teemu Pukki made the most of a rare