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Football 14 Jul 2018 | 3:00 AM

How Southgate Made the Waistcoat a Surprise World Cup MVP

On Saturday, England plays for third place in the World Cup. But while its dreams of ultimate glory may have ended after a loss to Croatia, the team remains heroes to those at home, not to mention the fans who will fill the stands at the St. Petersburg Stadium wearing their support — not on their sleeves, exactly. More like over their stomachs.

Football 14 Jul 2018 | 5:11 PM

Former Napoli manager Sarri replaces Conte at Chelsea

LONDON (Reuters) - Chelsea named former Napoli boss Maurizio Sarri as the new head coach on a three-year term on Saturday, a day after parting ways with another Italian manager Antonio Conte.

Football 14 Jul 2018 | 7:14 PM

France '98 - when Croatia crashed the World Cup party

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Croatia's appearance in the World Cup final has allowed the current generation to stand alongside the heroes of 1998, who crashed that year's tournament in France to forge an indelible collective memory for the fledgling nation.

World 14 Jul 2018 | 7:19 PM

Organisers say World Cup has transformed perception of Russia

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's World Cup organisers said on Saturday that the tournament had so far been a success and would help to improve the country's image abroad.

Football 14 Jul 2018 | 11:02 PM

Belgium overpower tired England to secure third place

ST PETERSBURG (Reuters) - Belgium beat England 2-0 in the World Cup third-place playoff on Saturday to secure their best ever finish at a World Cup and send Gareth Southgate's side home with a second straight loss.

Football 15 Jul 2018 | 1:50 AM

Southgate singles out Stones for praise, defends Kane

ST PETERSBURG (Reuters) - England manager Gareth Southgate singled out defender John Stones for special praise and defended captain Harry Kane's performance after they lost 2-0 to Belgium in the World Cup third place match on Saturday.

Football 15 Jul 2018 | 2:03 AM

For the rest of our lives, we'll kick ourselves - England's Delph

ST PETERSBURG (Reuters) - England midfielder Fabian Delph says he and his team mates will live with regret for their World Cup semi-final defeat by Croatia for the rest of their lives.

Football 15 Jul 2018 | 3:36 AM

World Cup third place ensures legacy for Belgian football - Martinez

ST PETERSBURG (Reuters) - A third place finish at the World Cup on Saturday leaves a strong legacy for Belgian football, coach Roberto Martinez said, as he declared the tournament a success for his team.

TECH 15 Jul 2018 | 5:00 AM

Microsoft's Surface Go: A new entry point for tablet users?

Microsoft is expanding its Surface family with a new Surface Go model, which Microsoft is calling its "smallest, lightest, and most affordable Surface yet".

Football 15 Jul 2018 | 6:14 AM

Hazard ponders leaving Chelsea

ST PETERSBURG (Reuters) - Belgium forward Eden Hazard is considering leaving Chelsea before the start of next season, he said on Saturday, with Real Madrid thought to be his preferred destination.