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Mesut Ozil Germany retirement: Toni Kroos slams Arsenal star's 'nonsense' racism accusations - Goal.com The criticism Ozil and Ilkay Gundogan received for the photo intensified following Germany's shocking World Cup exit at the group stage.

How Smart Calendars Connected Fans at the 2018 FIFA World Cup Ensuring that they can follow and support the teams or players dearest to them." By subscribing to Stanza's 2018 World Cup calendars, fans from around the globe had matches saved in their personal calendars, helping ensure they were always aware of when to tune in.

The 2018 FIFA World Cup in numbers 31 days ago, after flying 10,308 kilometres within 36 days and scoring 14 goals throughout the tournament, France lifted the 1 and only FIFA World Cup for the 2nd time. At that moment, Hugo Lloris fulfilled a dream shared by the 735 other players who had made it to Russia, together carrying 161 tons of luggage along with immeasurable hope and joy.

Croatia star Danijel Subasic calls time on international career - Goal.com Monaco goalkeeper Danijel Subasic has followed Mario Mandzukic and Vedran Corluka into international retirement after a nine-year Croatia career. The 33-year-old revealed his mind was made up prior to a string of impressive performances at the World Cup in Russia.

Eto'o: Russia held the best World Cup ever Samuel Eto'o branded the 2018 World Cup in Russia as the best yet but believes Qatar will be even better as he was unveiled by Qatar Sports Club.

Croatia World Cup hero Mario Mandzukic announces international retirement CROATIA'S World Cup hero Mario Mandzukic has announced his international retirement. The Juventus striker, 32, scored the winning goal in his country's semi-final win over England in Russia. Mandzukic then scored an own goal and one for his team in the 4-2 final defeat to France.

World Cup ref chief Pierluigi Collina dishes on VAR impact at Russia 2018 How well did VAR really work at the World Cup? Pierluigi Collina, chairman of FIFA's referees committee in Russia, gives us the inside story.

Qatar investigating Nepali worker's death at 2022 World Cup stadium site Qatar says a Nepali worker has died while helping to build a stadium for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in the Arab nation.

What We Learned From The FIFA World Cup Phishing Scams This year as the world went crazy for World Cup soccer action, cybercriminals kicked up their game an extra notch to exploit fan enthusiasm through social engineering attacks for financial gain. Even as the tournament closed in mid-July, phishing attacks were still in full swing and ready to take advantage of fans until the very end.

Ronaldo illness scare: Brazil great out of hospital after flu - Goal.com Ronaldo has thanked well-wishers after being discharged from hospital in Ibiza. The former Brazil, Real Madrid and Inter star was admitted while on holiday after suffering from a bout of "strong flu".

Mandzukic retires from international football month after World Cup Mario Mandzukic says he is retiring from international football after 11 years with Croatia's national team. Mandukic made his decision just a month after their World Cup final defeat.

Juventus striker Mario Mandzukic retires from Croatia national team Mandzukic quits as Croatia's second leading marksman behind Davor Suker, having helped his country reach a first World Cup final.

Juventus striker Mandzukic retires from Croatia duty Croatia forward Mario Mandzukic has announced his retirement from international football after his country reached the World Cup final for the first time. Zlatko Dalic's side saw off Denmark, England and hosts Russia in the knockout stages of the tournament, though they were beaten 4-2 by France in the final in Moscow.

Mandzukic calls time on international career Nearly a month after playing in the 2018 FIFA World Cup Final, Mario Mandzukic has announced his retirement from international football. The forward was a key member of the Croatia side that made history at Russia 2018 by claiming silver - their best finish at the global finals to date.

France win World Cup: Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp praises Didier Deschamps and 'boring' Les Bleus - Goal.com A 4-3 triumph against Argentina in the last 16 was viewed by many as the game of the tournament, but elsewhere Deschamps implemented a more prosaic style despite the attacking riches at his disposal. Klopp, though, insists the coach deserves credit for sticking to an ultimately successful plan.

How GPS and location played a big role in FIFA World Cup 2018 Both on and off the pitch, the FIFA World Cup in Russia saw technology - GPS and location in particular - making a huge impact. July 13, 2014. FIFA World Cup finals.

Video: David Silva retires from international football David Silva has called time on his Spain career, retiring from international football.

Jurgen Klopp Praises France and Didier Deschamps' 'Boring' World Cup Tactics Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has lauded the quality of France and their coach, Didier Deschamps, after winning the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia this summer, even if it required "boring" tactics at times.

USWNT U-20s draw with Spain, eliminated from U-20 World Cup - 2018 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Highlights ANNOUNCER 1: A very good finish from one of the elite playmakers in the U-20 Women's World Cup so far. She almost had a second. Excellent pullback. Guijarro well positioned with that one off the line from Ashley Sanchez. ANNOUNCER 2: Well, she finds her space in some traffic inside the box.

Next Mexico Coach: Sampaoli holding out for El Tri job amid interest from USMNT - Goal.com Jorge Sampaoli has attracted a host of interested nations after leaving Argentina, but he is determined to hold out for a job with the Mexican national team. The former Chile and Sevilla boss was sacked by the Argentine FA after a World Cup campaign rocked by rumours of dressing room revolts and which eventually ended in last-16 defeat.

World Cup winner Silva hangs up his Roja boots Spain midfielder David Silva has announced his retirement from international football after spending nearly 12 years with La Roja. The 32-year-old shared an open letter on his official Instagram and Twitter page which read:. "It's not easy to write this after all that I have experienced.

PSG News: World Cup winner Kimpembe extends contract to 2023 - Goal.com World Cup winner Presnel Kimpembe has signed a new five-year contract with Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint-Germain, the club announced on Monday. Academy product Kimpembe has become an increasingly important player for PSG, starting 27 Ligue 1 games last season as Unai Emery's side completed a domestic clean sweep.

David Silva Spain retirement: Man City star ends international career with La Roja - Goal.com Manchester City star David Silva has confirmed he will no longer represent Spain at international level, in a letter published on social media. Silva represented his country on 125 occasions, scoring 35 times in an international career that spanned 12 years.

How GPS and location played a bigger role in FIFA World Cup 2018 Both on and off the pitch, the FIFA World Cup in Russia is seeing technology - GPS and location in particular - making a huge impact. July 13, 2014. FIFA World Cup finals.

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