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ON TOP OF THE WORLD

France won the Fifa World Cup for the second time by overcoming Croatia’s bold challenge in a thrilling final in Moscow’s Luzhniki Stadium last night.

By The NewsDay Jul. 16, 2018
France outclass Uruguay to advance to semis
France outclass Uruguay to advance to semis

France have progressed through to the semi-finals of the Soccer World Cup in Russia after defeating Uruguay on Friday.

By The NewsDay Jul. 6, 2018
Golden generation vs boys in gold

Belgium coach Roberto Martinez has admitted he has no secrets as he plots to end Brazil’s bid for a record-extending sixth Soccer World Cup ahead of their “dream” quarter-final in Kazan today.

By The NewsDay Jul. 6, 2018
Belgium beat Japan at the death in last 16 thriller

Nacer Chadli scored a stunning injury-time winner as Belgium fought back from 2-0 down to defeat Japan 3-2 and advance to a World Cup quarter-final showdown with Brazil here Monday.

By The Standard Jul. 3, 2018
Braziliant

Neymar scored one goal and played a key role in the second as Brazil edged out Mexico in Samara to reach the World Cup quarter-finals for a seventh consecutive time.

By The NewsDay Jul. 3, 2018
Spain crash out

Moscow — Igor Akinfeev saved two spot-kicks as hosts Russia beat Spain 4-3 in a dramatic penalty shoot-out to reach the World Cup quarter-finals after their last-16 tie had ended 1-1 after 120 minutes. BBC Sport Akinfeev kept out efforts by Koke and Iago Aspas as the 2010 champions − unbeaten in their previous 23 […]

By The NewsDay Jul. 2, 2018
Africa’s hopes dashed as Senegal crash out of SWC in bizzare fashion

A powerful header from Barcelona’s Yerry Mina fired Colombia into the last 16 of the World Cup with a 1-0 win over Group H rivals Senegal, who crashed out due to a poorer disciplinary record than Japan.

By The NewsDay Jun. 28, 2018
Mane critical to Senegal hopes

Senegal must cut out the defensive errors and find a way to get Sadio Mane (pictured) firing like he does for Liverpool if they are to tame Colombia tonight and reach the World Cup last 16.

By The NewsDay Jun. 28, 2018
Brazil outclass Serbia to qualify for last 16

Brazil secured their passage to the 2018 Soccer World Cup Round of 16 as Group E winners after defeating an outclassed Serbia side 2-0 at the Spartak Stadium in Moscow.

By The NewsDay Jun. 28, 2018
Holders Germany crash out

The unthinkable has happened — Germany, reigning world champions, the consummate tournament team, are out of the World Cup at the group stage.

By The NewsDay Jun. 27, 2018
MessiAH!

Marcos Rojo’s late winner put Argentina through to the round of 16 at the World Cup with a 2-1 victory against Nigeria last night.

By The Standard Jun. 27, 2018
Croatia top group after last-minute winner against Iceland

Croatia secured first place in Group D on Tuesday after a hard-fought 2-1 win over gallant Iceland in Rostov, setting up a last-16 tie with Denmark.

By The Standard Jun. 27, 2018
Peru consign Australia to Group C wooden spoon

Australia’s World Cup ended with a whimper as goals from Andre Carrillo and Paolo Guerrero gave Peru a 2-0 victory in the teams’ group finale on Tuesday.

By The NewsDay Jun. 26, 2018
Goalless draw sees France, Denmark advance to last 16

France secured first place ahead of Denmark in Group C on Tuesday following a 0-0 draw in Moscow that could set up a heavyweight Soccer World Cup clash with Lionel Messi’s Argentina in the last 16.

By The Standard Jun. 26, 2018
Dramatic 92nd minute equaliser sees Spain top Group B

Cape Town – Iago Aspas scored a VAR-assisted equaliser in injury time as Spain scrambled a 2-2 draw with Morocco on Monday in a dramatic finale to their Group B campaign.

By The NewsDay Jun. 26, 2018
Portugal set up Uruguay clash

A controversial injury-time penalty given after a VAR review salvaged a draw for Iran after Ricardo Quaresma’s fine goal had given Portugal the lead in a game that saw a Cristiano Ronaldo spot-kick saved.

By The Standard Jun. 26, 2018
Uruguay ease to victory over Russia to win group A

Russia’s impressive start to the World Cup took a downward turn as they had a man sent off and were easily defeated by Uruguay, whose victory means they top Group A.

By The NewsDay Jun. 25, 2018
Colombia’s triple hammer blow dumps Poland out of World Cup

Sometimes the answer comes by changing the question. Rather than asking whether he should play James Rodríguez – now he was sufficiently recovered from his calf injury to start – or Juan Quintero, and coming up with a fairly obvious response, José Pekerman selected both and was rewarded not merely with a result that keeps alive Colombia’s hopes of making the last 16, but with a performance that made them look like a side that could go a long, long way in the tournament.

By The NewsDay Jun. 25, 2018
Senegal and Japan keep World Cup knockout hopes alive with 2-2 draw

Japan have taken their oldest ever World Cup squad to Russia and all that experience counted for something as they summoned the spirit and attacking intuition to twice drag themselves back into a match that challenged them in every way.

By The Standard Jun. 25, 2018
Three Lions roar

For once, at a World Cup finals England could enjoy themselves, cut loose, score a bucket-load of goals, and giggle at the fact that Harry Kane’s hat-trick goal that makes him the tournament top goalscorer was a flukey deflection off his heel.

By The NewsDay Jun. 25, 2018
Brazil leave it late to break Costa Rica hearts

Philippe Coutinho and Neymar broke down dogged Costa Rica in injury time on Friday, sealing a 2-0 win for Brazil that propels the five-time champions towards the World Cup last 16.

By The NewsDay Jun. 22, 2018
Australia’s Van Marwijk says ‘last part of puzzle’ missing at World Cup

Disappointed coach Bert van Marwijk said Australia have to find “the last part of the puzzle” if they are to stay in the World Cup after a 1-1 draw with Denmark on Thursday.

By The NewsDay Jun. 21, 2018
Costa grabs lucky goal as relieved Spain edges Iran

A fortuitous second half goal by Diego Costa broke a Persian stonewall and lifted Spain to a 1-0 win over a courageous Iran in a nerve-jangling World Cup clash on Wednesday.

By The NewsDay Jun. 21, 2018
Ronaldo winner sends Morocco crashing out of SWC

Moscow – Cristiano Ronaldo followed up his opening game heroics at the Soccer World Cup with the only goal in a 1-0 win for Portugal against Morocco as the European champions edged closer to the last 16.

By The NewsDay Jun. 20, 2018
Rampant Russia push Egypt to the edge

Artem Dzyuba sealed victory for Russia in their second Group A, as the host nation all but qualified with a 3-1 win against Egypt. The host nation will qualify today providing Saudi Arabia fail to beat Uruguay.

By The NewsDay Jun. 20, 2018
Senegal outwit Poland to claim Africa’s first win at World Cup

Senegal outwit Group H opponents Poland 2-1 in their opening Soccer World Cup encounter as they claimed Africa’s first victory at the tournament in Russia.

By The Standard Jun. 19, 2018
Japan make history with win against 10-man Colombia

Yuya Osako exacted sweet revenge for Japan on Tuesday as the Blue Samurai beat Colombia 2-1, becoming the first Asian side ever to beat a South American team at the World Cup.

By The NewsDay Jun. 19, 2018
Sadio Mane: Liverpool winger one of world’s best, says Senegal coach

Liverpool winger Sadio Mane is one of the best players in the world, says his Senegal coach Aliou Cisse. Senegal will play their first World Cup match since 2002 when 26-year-old Mane and his countrymen take on Poland in Moscow on Tuesday (16:00 BST).

By The NewsDay Jun. 19, 2018