FIFA World Cup 2018: Uninventive England fall to Croatia's resilience, botch massive opportunity to make final
When the dust settles, history will remember this uninventive England side as a major beneficiary of the draw who botched a huge chance to make the final.
FIFA World Cup 2018: 'We left everything out there' says England manager Gareth Southgate after loss to Croatia
Manager Gareth Southgate said England "left everything out there" after falling to an extra-time defeat by Croatia in the World Cup semi-final on Wednesday.
As excitement builds at the prospect of Les Bleus taking home the World Cup, 20 years after their win on home soil, their success is a source of pride in the deprived estates or "banlieues" where many of France's players honed their game.
With more women watching and working in football than ever before, stories like that of Mariana Zacarias' have drawn outraged reactions on social media, thrusting the problem of sexism and harassment into the spotlight at the world's biggest sporting event.