Big Shaq: Why mans so hot for Reds

When it was first revealed Liverpool held an interest in Xherdan Shaqiri it was met by a lukewarm response from Reds fans. It was around the time the club reportedly pulled the plug on the Nabil Fekir deal and people were putting two and two together and getting five, wrongly assuming the Swiss bulldozer was an alternative to the French international. For that reason alone, many weren’t sold on t...

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Hazard, De Bruyne underline Belgium's superiority over England

This Belgium team is full of stars but it’s difficult to take your eyes off Eden Hazard. Brilliant throughout the World Cup, the Chelsea winger enjoyed himself in Saint Petersburg on Saturday as Belgium eased to a 2-0 third-place play-off victory over England. Gareth Southgate made five changes to the side that lost Wednesday’s semi-final to Croatia. Out went Jordan Henderson, Jesse Li...

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World Cup final will be Perišić's Man Utd audition

Croatia would not be in the World Cup final without Ivan Perišić. Quite literally, he scored one and assisted the other in their semi-final victory against England. But across the entire tournament, he’s been a key figure for the side. He has been one of his nation’s main attacking outlets – creating and taking chances – as well as being a tireless worker down his left-wing, helping ou...

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Quiz: Name all the beaten World Cup semi-finalists since 1994

No one wants to lose a World Cup final. You are so close to victory, tantalisingly close to lifting the famous trophy and putting a star on your jersey forever. However, regardless of the result, you have made it to the pinnacle of international football, and you will always have those memories. Just as England and Belgium found out during the week, it’s much worse to lose in the semi-finals. No o...

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