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(...)

Croatia’s Luka Modric and manager Zlatko Dalic celebrate after their 2018 World Cup semi-final win over England in Moscow. Photo: Mladen Antonov/Getty Images

England should have shown more humility, Luka Modric told ITV. Somewhere a few feet away Dejan Lovren was announcing himself as one of the world’s bes(...)

Arsenal’s Danny Welbeck is fouled and wins a penalty during the  Europa League round of 16 second-leg match against AC Milan at the Emirates Stadium. Photograph:  Nigel French/PA Wire

Arsenal 3 AC Milan 1 (Arsenal win 5-1 on agg) Danny Welbeck thought about it. He had felt the slightest touch from the Milan left back, Ricardo Rodrí(...)

Croatia’s Andrej Kramaric celebrates scoring their fourth goal in the first leg of the World Cup playoff against Greece at  Stadion Maksimir in Zagreb, Croatia. Photograph: Antonio Bronic/Reuters

Croatia 4 Greece 1 Croatia set one foot back in the World Cup finals after cruising to an emphatic 4-1 win over Greece in the first leg of their qual(...)

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 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(...)

Carlos Bacca scores his second and  Sevilla’s third goal in  the Europa League Final match against FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk  in Warsaw. Photo: Martin Rose/Getty Images

Sevilla 3 Dnipro 2In the end, Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk’s sense of their own destiny was not enough in Warsaw on Wednesday night. Sevilla, playing their (...)