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Juventus striker Mario Mandzukic retires from Croatia national team

Mario Manduzkic has confirmed his retirement from the Croatia national team with a letter posted via his Twitter account.

The Juventus striker is second only to Davor Suker in his country's all-time leading goal scorers list with 33 from 89 appearances. This summer, his three goals -- scored in the round of 16, semifinals and final -- helped Croatia reach their first-ever World Cup final, where they were beaten 4-2 by France in Russia.

"Dear fans," he wrote. "I always preferred to do my talking...

Atletico Madrid's Nikola Kalinic explains Croatia World Cup medal snub

Croatia fell short in their first World Cup final, but the FC crew explain what made the Vatreni's run so impressive.
Lautaro Martinez's acrobatic volley, along with a late save from Samir Handanovic, gave Inter a one-goal victory over Atletico Madrid.

New Atletico Madrid forward Nikola Kalinic has said he did not accept a World Cup runners-up medal this summer as he did not feel he contributed anything to Croatia's surprise run to the final.

Kalinic, who was still an AC Milan player at the time, was sent home by national coach Zlatko Dalic after refusing to come on as a substitute during the team's opening game against Nigeria, meaning he then missed the team's run to the final.

"What happened at the World Cup happened," Kalinic said. "The coach...

FIFA Best Men's Player award shortlist: Mbappe, Modric up against Ronaldo, Messi; no Neymar

The FC crew take a gander at the short list released for FIFA's Best Men's Player award and debate whether Neymar should've been among the nominees.
ESPN FC's Alexis Nunes speaks to Paolo Maldini about Cristiano Ronaldo's move to Juventus and Italy's hopes for the future.
Neymar believes Cristiano Ronaldo's move from Real Madrid to Juventus will change the face of Italian football.

World Cup stars Kylian Mbappe and Luka Modric are among the contenders to end Cristiano Ronaldo's hold on FIFA's The Best Men's Player award after the shortlist was announced on Tuesday, but Neymar was not among the nominees.

Ronaldo, who has won this honour in both years of its existence, is once again nominated, but faces arguably his toughest challenge yet, following so many impressive performances in Russia.

The award, created in 2016 following FIFA's split with the Ballon d'Or, will this year...

Croatia's Nikola Kalinic declines World Cup medal after being sent home early

Croatia fell short in their first World Cup final, but the FC crew explain what made the Vatreni's run so impressive.

Croatia forward Nikola Kalinic has not accepted a runners-up medal after his country's 4-2 World Cup final defeat to France because he was sent home early in the competition, reports in the Croatian media said.

Kalinic, dismissed from the squad following the 2-0 victory over Nigeria in their opening match, reportedly said: "Thank you, but I did not play in Russia."

Coach Zlatko Dalic sent the AC Milan forward home when, warming up to be a second-half substitute, he told him he was not able to play...

FA won't appeal England fans' Nations League ban vs. Croatia - sources

Alexis Nunes is joined by former Man United and England captain Bryan Robson to discuss his takeaways from England's World Cup run.

England supporters will be unable to attend the Nations League clash with Croatia in October following a decision by the Football Association not to make special representation to UEFA for their fans to watch the game, sources have told ESPN FC.

Gareth Southgate's team are due to meet their World Cup conquerors in Rijeka on Oct. 12, just three months after the semifinal defeat against Croatia in Moscow.

But the Nations League tie will be played behind closed doors at Rijeka's Rujevica Stadium with...