Luka Modric

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Italy players celebrate after winning Euro 2020. Photo: Frank Augstein/AFP via Getty Images

Brian Kerr – Former Republic of Ireland manager High point The re-emergence of Denmark. It came as a surprise to everyone else but not us, having pla(...)

Croatia’s midfielder Luka Modric scores his side’s second goal during the Euro 2020 win over Scotland. Photo: Stu Forster/AFP via Getty Images

Croatia 3 Scotland 1 The nature of Scottish football is such that recriminations as relating to this exit from Euro 2020 would have started long befo(...)

 Ivan Perisic scores Croatia’s equaliser during the  Euro 2020  Group D match against the  Czech Republic at Hampden Park  in Glasgow. Photograph: Petr Josek/Getty Images

Croatia 1 Czech Republic 1 For some bizarre reason Uefa has decreed that all electrical plug sockets inside Hampden Park must be switched to the cont(...)

Harry Kane is the main man for Gareth Southgate’s England team. Photograph: Getty Images)

England Odds: 5-1 Previous best: Semi-finalists 1968 and 1996 Prospects: This feels like a home tournament for England, who are blessed with some gen(...)

Italy have improved under manager Roberto Mancini. Photograph: Claudio Villa/Getty Images

Turkey Odds: 50-1 Previous best: Semi-finalists 2008 Prospects: Traditionally cavalier, Turkey’s recent resurgence has been built on their defence. P(...)

Mario Mandzukic of Croatia celebrates with team mates after scoring his team’s second goal during the 2018 World Cup semi-final against England. Photograph: Michael Regan/Getty

Group D - Sunday June 13th - England v Croatia, Wembley stadium The only pity is Mario Mandzukic hopped off the carousel after his winner in the 2018(...)

Luka Modric has signed a one-year contract extension with Real Madrid. Photograph: Ander Gillenea/Getty/AFP

Luka Modric will complete a decade at Real Madrid after signing a one-year contract extension. The 35-year-old Croatia midfielder has agreed new term(...)

 Tottenham Hotspur’s English striker Harry Kane has told the club he wants to leave at the end of the season. File photograph: Getty Images

Harry Kane has let it be known to Tottenham Hotspur that he wants to leave the club in the summer. The striker expressed his frustration at the end o(...)

Chelsea’s  Timo Werner heads home his side’s first goal in the Champions League semi-final, second leg against Real Madrid  at Stamford Bridge. Photograph:  Glyn Kirk/AFP via Getty Images

Chelsea 2 Real Madrid 0 (Chelsea win 3-1 on agg) The fear had nagged at Chelsea during the first half and it would harden after the interval. Just ho(...)

Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane using a towel to dry his head during a Spanish league  match  against Real Betis at the Alfredo di Stefano stadium on the outskirts of Madrid. Photograph:  Gabriel bouys/AFP via Getty Images

Don’t mix and sport and politics, they say, but sport and politics do mix. Just ask Real Madrid, who spent the past few days fearing that when they bo(...)

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