Wales’ Ethan Ampadu reacts at the end of the match as Croatia players celebrate their Euro 2020 qualifier win. photograph: Antonio Bronic/Reuters

Croatia 2 Wales 1 Ryan Giggs’s Wales side suffered a Euro 2020 setback as Croatia beat them 2-1 on a scorching afternoon in Osijek. A 17th-minute Ja(...)

 Bayern Munich’s Arjen Robben and manager Niko Kovac celebrate winning the Bundesliga. Photograph: Reuters

Franck Ribery and Arjen Robben called time on their long and illustrious careers with Bayern Munich by scoring in a resounding 5-1 victory that secure(...)

 Manchester City’s Leroy Sane  scores the first of his two goals during the Champions League Group F game against  Hoffenheim at the Etihad Stadium. Photograph: Nigel Roddis/EPA

Manchester City 2 Hoffenheim 1 Manchester City stuttered but two goals from Leroy Sane gave them a fourth win of the group stage and cemented their p(...)

Harry Kane celebrates scorign England’s winner at Wembley with Jesse Lingard. Photograph: David Klein/Reuters

England 2 Croatia 1 The delighted din at the final whistle told its own story. England, a team who had been flirting with relegation as this critical(...)

Croatia’s Tin Jedvaj celebrates scoring their third goal with team-mates during the Nations League match against  Spain at Stadion Maksimir in Zagreb. Photograph: Antonio Bronic/Reuters

Croatia 3 Spain 2 Croatia kept alive their hopes of reaching the Nations League top division’s finals next year after a last-gasp stoppage-time winne(...)

Half a million people turned up in Zagreb for the Croatia team’s homecoming following the World Cup in Russia. Photograph: Andrej Isakovic/AFP/Getty Images

Charlie was the first to go. Vedran Corluka, who goes by that nickname, announced his international retirement on August 10th via his Instagram accoun(...)

David Silva scores Manchester United’s winner in Germany. Photograph: Armando Babani/EPA

TSG 1899 Hoffenheim 1 Manchester City 2 Manchester City are spluttering at the start of the Champions League and needed a late David Silva winner to (...)

Croatia’s defender Domagoj Vida after scoring in extra time. Photograph: Getty Images

Russia 2 Croatia 2 AET (Croatia win 4-3 on penalties) Croatia ended Russia’s unlikely World Cup dream when they won 4-3 on penalties to eliminate th(...)

Luka Modric appears in a court in Osijek to testify in the corruption trial against former Dinamo Zagreb executive Zdravko Mamic. Photograph: STR/AFP/Getty Images

On Wednesday afternoon, Zdravko Mamic, considered the most powerful figure in Croatian football, was found guilty on a set of charges that includes ma(...)

Luka Modric will be at the heart of Croatia’s midfield in Russia. Photograph: Srdjan Stevanovic/Getty

Croatia (33-1) Who are they? In a tournament which doesn’t seem to have a real standout team, Croatia could be the side most likely to spring a few (...)

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