Mexico march into last 16
Javier Hernandez came off the bench to help Mexico reach the last 16 of the World Cup as their watertight defence and swift counter attacks gave them a 3-1 win against Croatia on...
Croatia relishing 'final' against Mexico
Niko Kovac says his Croatia side are facing their own World Cup 'final' against Mexico on Monday with only a win guaranteeing them a place in the last 16.
Croats confident as Mandzukic returns
Bolstered by the return of suspended striker Mario Mandzukic, Croatia delivered a telling performance in a 4-0 rout of Cameroon and will head into Monday's clash with Mexico with...
Croatia coach lavishes praise on Mandzukic
Croatia coach Niko Kovac lavished praise on striker Mario Mandzukic who returned from suspension to score two goals in the 4-0 win over Cameroon in World Cup Group A on Wednesday.
Debutant Mandzukic to lead Croatia
Luka Modric and available-again striker Mario Mandzukic will spearhead Croatia's effort to keep alive their hopes of reaching the World Cup last 16 when they face Cameroon on...
Modric fit to resume training after scare
Croatia playmaker Luka Modric should be fit to resume training after being given the all clear following a foot problem, the Croatian Federation said on Sunday.
Fifa defends Japanese referee
The World Cup faced fresh refereeing controversy on Friday as Fifa chiefs defended Japanese official Yuichi Nishimura after he awarded Brazil a bitterly contested penalty.
Croatia furious with ref after defeat
Niko Kovac blamed "out of his depth" referee Yuichi Nishimura and warned World Cup could turn into a circus after a contentious penalty decision effectively cost his team the...
No surprises in Brazil team for opener
The Brazil team to begin the opening World Cup match against Croatia is the same one which handed Spain their heaviest competitive defeat in almost four decades in last year's...
Croatia need to step up as a team, says Modric
Most Croatian players have improved individually since Euro 2012 but only the June 12-July 13 World Cup will show whether the team can match the sum of its parts, playmaker Luka...