Despite progress, much work remains for Southgate and England

By Simon Evans MOSCOW, July 12 : England’s first run to the World Cup semi-finals in 28 years represented real progress and provided cheer to their long-suffering supporters, but there remain clear shortcomings for manager Gareth Southgate to address when the emotion fades. The 2-1 extra-time defeat to Croatia on Wednesday exposed the limitations of […]

Mandzukic sends Croatia into first World Cup final

By Mitch Phillips MOSCOW, July 11 : Mario Mandzukic scored in the 109th minute as Croatia came from behind to beat England 2-1 after extra time on Wednesday and reach their first World Cup final, where they will face France on Sunday, and send the Balkan nation into raptures. England, appearing in their first semi-final […]