Special praise must go to France’s super strategist Didier Deschamps, who has now won the World Cup as a player and a coach.
RUSSIA – It’s a sort of David vs Goliath encounter.
Mentalist and businessman, Gilan Gork, shares his insight.
The Croatians, who will contest the World Cup for the first time in their nation’s history, came from behind after England had scored as early as the fourth minute of the game.
WORLD CUP – England has shown themselves to be as good as any of the other favourites despite the youthfulness and relative inexperience of their players.
While French fans were elated at the final whistle, there were probably plenty of smiles from the English and Croatian camps, who after witnessing this match must have raised hopes for the final.
RUSSIA – Both teams have romped through to the semis thanks to superb recent form built on the solid foundation of brilliant skill and endless self-belief.
JOBURG – Mentalist Gilan Gork shares tips in his column in the Sandton Chronicle and Fourways Review.
RUSSIA – Brazil sails past Mexico into quarter-finals.
SOCCER WORLD CUP – France will fancy their chances against an Argentina side visibly lacking in confidence. Then Uruguay and Portugal will go toe to toe.
RUSSIA – Costa Rica say goodbye with a valiant draw.