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England National Team
With Harry Kane, it's always something
08:00 Sunday 18th November 2018

Harry Kane has issues with multitasking. Until this season, he had never scored a Premier League goal in August. He was fine for other competitions. Just the Premier League. Finally, he broke through with a 78th-minute finish on the counterattack…

Tactical Analysis
How Mario Mandzukic Is thriving as Gonzalo Higuain's natural successor at Juventus
12:00 Wednesday 10th October 2018

Cristiano Ronaldo's signing represents a historic coup for Juventus. Acquiring the icon designated the Bianconeri as European heavyweights courtesy his Champions League bona fides. Such status previously eluded the Old Lady despite…

Features
Equal Time: Why Luka Modric is a worthy winner of FIFA's Best
13:00 Tuesday 25th September 2018

As Luka Modric tucked himself into bed last night, he will have been reflecting on an impressive year. Being named as FIFA’s Best Player was the latest achievement in a season filled with success. While he will not have been thinking…

World Cup
12 Moments to remember from Russia 18
08:30 Tuesday 17th July 2018

It’s over. Everyone is coming home whether they like it or not. For the most part, everyone not only liked this World Cup, they loved it. What’s not to love? France won the tournament. Croatia proved football is the world’s…

World Cup
Inside the head of Croatian World Cup rebel Nikola Kalinic
14:00 Sunday 15th July 2018

In Croatia, Bosnia and part of Serbia, žaljenje softly translates to a man in pain, regret and depression. After the Blazers’ fairytale run to World Cup final, Nikola Kalinic's portrait should forever stick next to that word…

World Cup
World Cup Final: France we expected, but Croatia? The Blazers won't go away.
08:00 Sunday 15th July 2018

After an unpredictable tournament packed with memorable moments, France and Croatia will contest the 21st World Cup final at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow on Sunday afternoon. Both sides have worked hard and battled through difficult…

World Cup
England can learn two things from this World Cup
14:00 Saturday 14th July 2018

If there was a way to prove it, I would lay serious money on playing to the whistle being the most difficult lesson to both learn and remember. I mean in life as well as football but let’s stick with the latter rather than getting into…

World Cup
Gareth Southgate exorcises his demons with England's World Cup performance
12:30 Friday 13th July 2018

Gareth Southgate’s feebly struck, slug-botherer of a penalty defined him for so long, at least in international terms. Twenty-two years ago, the ball rolled towards the goalkeeper, a forlorn missile of misery. The hopes…

World Cup
Zlatko Dalic: The man behind Croatia’s mysterious World Cup run
09:30 Wednesday 11th July 2018

Zlatko Dalic the player wasn't good enough for international football. In a glowing era littered with stars, he was too mediocre to warrant a call-up. As a manager, it's a different story. Tonight, the 51-year-old will lead another…

World Cup
World Cup Semifinal: England, Croatia have come furthest for either since the 90s; who will go the distance?
08:30 Wednesday 11th July 2018

If football is to take another step on its journey home, England must find a way past their toughest opponents yet. They take on Croatia in Moscow tonight. In seven previous meetings between the two sides, England have won four and lost twice…

World Cup
Is Luka Modric playing for his freedom?
08:00 Wednesday 11th July 2018

Luka Modric is playing for much more than a place in the final. Croatia’s World Cup semi-final against England could be his last match for a long time.  Real Madrid’s ethereal playmaker has been in inspired form in Russia. …

World Cup
The Ballad of Danijel Subasic
12:30 Tuesday 10th July 2018

After witnessing Croatia goalkeeper Danilej Subasic’s performance to date in the World Cup knockout rounds, two metaphors come to mind. First, there is one often spoke of heroes. He will walk through fire for his team. With big saves…

World Cup
Is Gareth Southgate too predictable to halt Croatia?
09:30 Tuesday 10th July 2018

Gareth Southgate has done more than inspire his players. He has started a revolution. I have no idea how long it will last, however. For the first time in this tournament, Southgate and England will face a real test when they take the pitch…

World Cup
World Cup Quarterfinal: Croatia look to crash Russia's party
08:30 Saturday 7th July 2018

Russia and Croatia were two of the dark horses heading into the World Cup. Both were in promising groups. Progression was the only major expectation from either. Now, they are set to play a World Cup quarterfinal. The match is set for the Fisht…

World Cup
Equal Time: England now have a clear path to the World Cup
09:00 Tuesday 3rd July 2018

As Russia celebrated and Spain wept, England should have been watching with extreme interest. Ignore the doubters and naysayers. Russia’s shock victory has handed the Three Lions their best chance of reaching a World Cup final in 28 years.…

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