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Serbia’s Slobodan Nikic is challenged by  Croatia’s Damir Buric during the  Olympic Games water polo final match  at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium in Rio de Janeiro. Photograph:  Gabriel Bouys/AFP/Getty Images

It’s Saturday evening and all of a sudden mist is swirling through the mountains overshadowing Olympic Park and the sky is low and grey and the riot o(...)

Portugal’s Ricardo Quaresma heads home his side’s late winner in extra time in the last 16 game against Croatia in  Lens. Photograph: Charles Platiau/ Reuters/Livepic

Croatia 0 Portugal 1 (after extra-time) Substitute Ricardo Quaresma put Portugal into the quarter-finals of Euro 2016 with the only goal three minu(...)

 Ivan Perisic: one of the best at the tournament so far.  Photograph: Ian Walton/Getty Images

There have been banners on bridges, flyovers, skyscrapers and ancient city walls, with messages raging from “You are the pride of Croatia” to “By God’(...)

Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after scoring Portugal’s second goal against Hungary on Wednesday. Photograph: Reuters.

Cristiano Ronaldo has answered his critics again and will embark on a goalscoring run that can lead Portugal to the European Championship final, accor(...)

Croatia celebrate Ivan Perisic’s late winner against Spain in Bordeaux. Photograph: Reuters

Croatia 2 Spain 1 Spain and Croatia went into the last 16, but not in the order expected. Euro 2016 has another late goal and this is one whose imp(...)

Ivan Rakitic will come up against a number of his Barcelona team mates when Croatia play Spain on Tuesday night. Photograph: Afp

Ivan Rakitic was on the phone this week, texting friends. You have enjoyed your games so much so far that you can sit this one out, he told players in(...)

Croatian players gesture towards their own fans as flares land on the pitch. Photo: Robert Pratta/Reuters

Europe’s soccer governing body Uefa has opened disciplinary proceedings against the soccer federations of Croatia and Turkey for crowd trouble during (...)

A steward removes flares from the pitch during the Euro 2016 Group D match between Czech Republic and Croatia in St Etienne. Photo: Sergey Dolzhenko/Getty Images

Czech Republic 2 Croatia 2 Hooliganism has scarred the European Championship once more. Croatia fans fought among themselves and injured a steward wi(...)

Luka Modric is mobbed after scoring the winner for Croatia against Turkey in Paris. Photograph: Afp

Turkey 0 Croatia 1 Croatia and Turkey are two of the sides sometimes tipped as dark horses, but on the evidence of yesterday’s game at the Parc des(...)

Ivan Perisic was Croatia’s top scorer in qualifyin. Photograph: Getty

Prospects Coach Ante Cacic may have dug something of a hole for himself by predicting that his side can rival the achievement of the outstanding Cr(...)

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