Convicted Croatia team official keeps World Cup VIP status

Ross Houston
July 12, 2018

In PP's weekly Pensions Buzz survey of readers, exactly 50% of 96 respondents said they believe England will win the football World Cup after waiting an epic 52 years.

Adam Lulic said the game was surreal. Kranjcar, who is now 33 and a free agent following a stint in Scotland with Rangers, has not played for his country since 2013 having been part of the Croatian team that beat England at Wembley in 2007 in a loss that meant the Three Lions missed out on Euro 2008.

"Only football can make all Croatians go out to the streets". "I'm glad it didn't go to penalty shootouts".

The Croatian Football Federation (HNS) in a statement on Tuesday said it had revoked Vukojevic's accreditation at the World Cup and relieved him of his duties as an associate of the Croatia coaching staff. The 19-year-old striker scored twice in five minutes just past the hour mark as Deschamps' men stormed back from behind to seal victory in a memorable seven-goal thriller.

Across the city, the Grove Pub and Restaurant on Stafford Street was at capacity with hopeful England fans.

Kylian Mbappe fired unconvincing France into the World Cup knockout stages after a nervy 1-0 win over plucky Peru. I felt something odd in my knee and after talking with the doctor on the sideline we decided I should come off.

The Hyde Park screening was the largest of its kind for an England game since 1996, when the country hosted the European Championship and the team made the semi-finals.

Peter Corcoran watched on the edge of his seat, alongside his family and friends.

"They really have a lot of pace, like Belgium, and get plenty of numbers forward".

"We are deservedly in the final", he said.

Should the same XI that started the game against Sweden line up to face Croatia?How to follow:Live on BBC Radio 5 live, live text commentary online, mobile, the BBC Sport app and Connected TV. He wishes the team "all the luck" in Sunday's final against France.

Croatia are in the last four of the World Cup for the first time since 1998 and Vrsaljko says his team's run can not be compared to the Europa League success he enjoyed with Atletico Madrid last term. But that was before England made it to the soccer World Cup semi-finals in Russian Federation.

Fred and his Brazil team looked the best outfit by far, dominating games and moving the ball fluidly, their strength in depth adding to the menace they bring.

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