Los Angeles Times

England riding high on World Cup success as Wimbledon also creates a racket

WIMBLEDON, England - England is a nation unified and deliriously divided.

The world's best tennis players typically own center stage during these two weeks of Wimbledon. But this year, they have stepped to the edge of the spotlight for the country's surprising soccer team, which has advanced to the World Cup semifinals for the first time since 1990.

A spot in Sunday's final is up for grabs Wednesday when England plays Croatia in a showdown that has this nation transfixed. As a result,

You're reading a preview, sign up to read more.

More from Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times3 min readSociety
Editorial: Pros And Cons Of 'Blind Justice'
San Francisco District Attorney George Gascon's plan to remove any considerations of race from his prosecutors' initial decisions about what charges to file in criminal cases reinvigorates an old debate: Is justice best served when it is all-seeing a
Los Angeles Times4 min readPsychology
Commentary: Making America Happy Again
To make America happy again, society has to figure out how to make our country whole. Understanding what divides Americans - and what gives them hope - could be critical to improving their well-being and the nation's. By tracking patterns in well-bei
Los Angeles Times3 min read
US Men's Soccer Eager To Show 'Something Different' At Gold Cup
Gregg Berhalter's first competitive tournament as coach of the U.S. men's soccer team could mark an early turning point in his efforts to remake a program coming off its first failed World Cup qualifying campaign in more than three decades. The Ameri