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England v Croatia: Semi Final - 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia
The loneliness of the long distance manager
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Google Translate: the unlikely World Cup hero breaking barriers for fans | Nick Ames | Football | The Guardian
The search company has reported queries containing ‘World Cup’ have gone up by 200% and those involving ‘beer’ by 65%.

Cristiano Ronaldo: Juventus' new signing is a coup on and off the pitch - BBC Sport
Cristiano Ronaldo has become one of the four most expensive players of all time after joining Juventus.

Maurizio Sarri: Chelsea move closer for ex-Napoli boss as Jorginho linked - BBC Sport
Maurizio Sarri moves closer to taking charge at Chelsea.

How do you replace Ronaldo? Not with Neymar... - Football365
The worst thing Real Madrid could do is try to replace Ronaldo with an ego-driven superstar...

Why this England World Cup side has set the tone for a generation to come | FourFourTwo
It might come home in 2020, because Gareth Southgate is building something lasting.

Gareth Southgate ‘proud’ but ‘I can’t make the players feel better right now’ | Football | The Guardian
Gareth Southgate praised his England side but conceded the next 48 hours would be difficult.

England’s World Cup dream dashed as Croatia win semi-final in extra time | Football | The Guardian
Croatia have crushed England’s World Cup dream.