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newsfootballa year ago

Croatia’s Ivan Perisic to miss Spain clash after positive COVID-19 test

In a statement, Croatia have confirmed that Ivan Perisic has tested positive for COVID-19 and will now miss their Euro 2020 round of 16 game against Spain. The 32-year-old has been in fine fettle during the tournament with two goals and has played every game for Croatia.
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newsfootballa year ago

England will be more relaxed going forward after win over Croatia, admits Wayne Rooney

Wayne Rooney has heaped praises on England for getting off to a winning start at the European Championships, highlighting their ‘professional’ manner. The Three Lions won their opening fixture at the Euros for the first time ever thanks to Raheem Sterling's second-half goal against Croatia.
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newsfootballa year ago

Rate England very highly but we know how to play against them, proclaims Luka Modric

Ahead of Croatia’s Euro 2020 clash against England, Luka Modric has revealed that while he does rate the Three Lions highly, the Vatreni know how to play against Gareth Southgate’s side. The duo have faced each other ten times since 1996, with England winning five games along the way.
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newsfootballa year ago

England Euro 2020 planning has been an incredible challenge for our staff, admits Gareth Southgate

Gareth Southgate has confessed that England’s preparation for Euro 2020 has been made challenging by lockdown with them working separately and unable to operate in a bubble like clubs. The postponed Euro 2020 will take place in the summer of 2021 with England placed in Group D alongside Croatia.
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newsfootball2 years ago

Kylian Mbappe should leave France to bring out his best, opines Luka Modric

Luka Modric has opined that PSG superstar Kylian Mbappe needs to leave the Ligue 1 in order to dominate the world of football. The youngster rose to prominence after guiding France to a successful World Cup triumph in 2018, which also saw him move to PSG for a heavy fee from AS Monaco.
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newsfootball2 years ago

India retain 108th spot and Belgium still number one in the latest FIFA rankings

India remained at the 108th spot in the FIFA rankings, with Blue Tigers not having played a single match since their World Cup qualifier against Oman last year. Meanwhile, Belgium retained their number one ranking with France and Brazil behind them in second and third place respectively.
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newsfootball2 years ago

Too many foreigners hampering football growth in India, claims Zlatko Dalic

Croatia national team coach Zlatko Dalic stated that too many foreigners in the Indian domestic leagues are hampering the growth of football in the country. The 53-year old stressed on the importance of a solid grassroots coaching system for production of top quality players from the nation.
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newsfootball3 years ago

India drop two places to 106th in latest FIFA rankings

Indian football team dropped two places to rank 106th in the latest FIFA rankings issued on Thursday. The downward slide came after the Blue Tigers put up a disappointing show against lower-ranked Bangladesh, drawing 1-1 in the FIFA World Cup qualifier game earlier this month in Kolkata.
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newsfootball3 years ago

Too early to talk of friendly against India - Croatian Football Federation

The Croatian Football Federation (CFF) has brushed away hopes of the Indian national football team playing a friendly against Croatia for the time being. A top official of the CFF has stated that the it as too early to talk about playing a friendly with the 2018 FIFA World Cup finalists.
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newsfootball3 years ago

India likely to play World Cup finalists Croatia in a friendly next year

The Indian football team could get to play one of their biggest matches in recent times if AIFF manages to execute their plans to perfection and fix a date with 2018 World Cup runners-up Croatia. AIFF general secretary Kushal Das held initial talks about the matter during his visit to Zagreb.
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