Both the World Cup semifinals, the France-Belgium encounter and the one between fancied England and Croatia, were won and lost because of the strategic brilliance and the tactical blunders of their coaches
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Ligue 1: Neymar returns to Paris Saint-Germain training centre following successful surgery on right foot
Neymar returned to the Paris Saint-Germain training centre on Saturday and the club tweeted photos of the Brazilian star working out in the gym.
Premier League: Former Chelsea midfielder John Obi Mikel denies rumors linking him with a move to Everton
John Obi Mikel said, "I don’t know where such a rumour came from, but this story is untrue," suggesting he has no intention to leave Chinese Super League
FIFA World Cup 2018: Injured Germany goalkeeper Manuel Neuer vows to recover in time for showpiece event
Captain Manuel Neuer insisted he will be fit for Germany's World Cup title defence next year despite lingering doubts over his fractured foot.
Premier League: Jose Mourinho admits surprise at Belgium playing Marouane Fellaini in World Cup qualifiers
Jose Mourinho has admitted his surprise that Marouane Fellaini was used by Belgium manager Roberto Martinez in a FIFA World Cup qualifier which ended with the Manchester United midfielder suffering an injury.
FIFA 2018 World Cup qualifiers: Egypt aim to end 28-year wait in wilderness; Nigeria, Tunisia among African favourites
There are five places reserved for Africa at the 2018 World Cup in Russia and Nigeria, Tunisia, and Egypt could fill three of them this weekend.
FIFA 2018 World Cup qualifiers: Syria face Australia in home leg of play-offs with eye on 'dream' Russia berth
A qualifying campaign that has defied civil war and internal splits has brought Syria within sight of a miraculous World Cup berth — if they can overcome Asian champions Australia.
FIFA 2018 World Cup qualifiers: Joachim Loew hopes Germany can make up for slump of nation's clubs in next game
Joachim Loew said on Wednesday he hopes Germany can restore national pride in Northern Ireland after an "alarming" series of results for the nation's club sides in Europe.
FIFA 2018 World Cup qualifiers: France coach Didier Deschamps lauds striker Kylian Mbappe's versatility
Mbappe has mostly operated as a central striker or on the left side of a front three. Deschamps believes he can perform equally well on the right, where he's been positioned for new club PSG
FIFA 2018 World Cup qualifiers: Germany's Timo Werner sidelined by injury ahead of Northern Ireland clash
Werner is out with neck and spine problems. he had complained of dizziness in last Wednesday's Champions League game at Besiktas, where the problems first emerged.
Winks, 21, was promoted from the England Under-21 squad for the senior team's final two World Cup qualifiers, at home to Slovenia on Thursday and away to Lithuania on Sunday.
FIFA 2018 World Cup qualifiers: England ask footballing body to decide Dele Alli’s fate before Slovenia clash
Alli was caught on camera raising a middle finger in the direction of French referee Clement Turpin in England’s qualifier against Slovakia earlier this month.
The FA has written a letter to FIFA expressing its concerns about sensitive information such as injuries, strategies and tactics being leaked before matches during the World Cup.