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France and Croatia will battle it out for World Cup glory when they meet in the final on Sunday in Moscow (4pm BST). Didier Deschamps could write his name into the history books by becoming only the third man to win the World Cup as both a player and a coach after Brazil’s Mario Zagallo […]Continue Reading
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England’s Russian adventure finishes with a chance to secure their second-best finish in a World Cup with a win over Belgium in the third-place play-off. The teams meet for the second time at these finals, having also met at the group stage – Belgium won 1-0 with a stunning strike from Adnan Januzaj. They both […]Continue Reading
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Croatia stand in the way of England making their first World Cup final since 1966 as the two teams meet in an intriguing Moscow semi-final. England’s 2-0 victory on Saturday over Sweden has got the country dreaming that ‘football is coming home’ after 52 years of disappointments at major tournaments. Just 3,400 English fans were in […]Continue Reading
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A place in the World Cup final is at stake when European heavyweights France and Belgium meet for the 74th time in all competitions at the Krestovsky Stadium in Saint Petersburg. France, who have won their two previous World Cup meetings with Belgium, booked their place in the last four with a 2-0 victory over […]Continue Reading
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Gareth Southgate has hit back at Swedish suggestions that England are a “team of entitlement” ahead of their World Cup quarter-final in Samara. Former Sweden international Hakan Mild has accused the Three Lions of being “spoilt children who earn a lot of money” and believes England are underestimating their Scandinavian opponents. However, Southgate Continue Reading
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Croatia stands in the way of hosts Russia and a place in the World Cup semi-final on Saturday, as they face off in Sochi. Russia have the home advantage in Saturday’s quarter-final tie, with the nation still on a high following their dramatic penalty shoot-out win over Spain in the last 16. Croatia, meanwhile, came […]Continue Reading
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England are preparing for their biggest game in over a decade as they face Sweden in the World Cup quarter-final on Saturday at 3pm. England have not reached the last eight of the World Cup since 2006, where defeat by Portugal on penalties in Germany marked the start of a period of underachievement. But Gareth […]Continue Reading
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URUGUAY 0-2 FRANCE 90+6: FULL-TIME! There it goes, France are into the semi-finals and Uruguay, for the second tournament in a row, are out in the quarter-finals. It wasn’t a game of great quality, but France’s grit told in the end and they head through thanks to a glancing header from Varane and a horribly dealt with […]Continue Reading
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Two of the pre-tournament favourites collide in Nizhny Novgorod on Friday evening at 7pm, as Brazil and Belgium clash in their World Cup quarter-final. Brazil coach Tite has confirmed that Real Madrid full-back Marcelo will return to the side to face the Belgians. Marcelo was forced off early on in Brazil’s final group game as […]Continue Reading
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Edinson Cavani could be missing as Uruguay and France clash for a World Cup semi-final place on Friday. The Paris Saint-Germain striker has scored three of Uruguay’s seven goals at this World Cup, including both in their last-16 win over Portugal, and trained on his own on Thursday in the build-up to the quarter-final. Manager […]Continue Reading
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SWEDEN 1-0 SWITZERLAND There we have it, a fairly dull game until the second half added time, and it’s Emil Forsberg’s deflected goal that seals Sweden’s spot in the quarter-finals for the first time since 1994. Switzerland had their chance to press but their finishing was poor, and they have been punished. Home time for […]Continue Reading
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Switzerland takes on Sweden at the Krestovsky Stadium on Tuesday afternoon with a place in the World Cup quarter-finals up for grabs. The Swiss head into the last-16 clash having finished runners-up to Brazil in Group E and are unbeaten so far in the tournament. In fact, Vladimir Petkovic’s side has risen to sixth in […]Continue Reading
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England and Colombia clash in the World Cup last 16 on Tuesday with Gareth Southgate urging his side to make their own history with a rare knockout stage win. England made a positive impression in the early stages of the tournament and are now looking to reach the quarter-finals for the first time since 2006. […]Continue Reading
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Belgium will have a refreshed side to choose from as they face Japan in the World Cup round of 16 in Rostov on Monday night. Roberto Martinez left most of his first-choice players on the bench on Thursday against England but still came away with a 1-0 victory to uphold their 100 per cent record […]Continue Reading
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Filipe Luis will start for Brazil after left-back Marcelo suffered a back spasm in the win over Serbia on Wednesday. After finishing top of Group E following a slow start, five-time winners Brazil are now looking to reach the last eight for the seventh straight World Cup. Neymar has scored just once in the opening […]Continue Reading
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In-form Croatia take on unbeaten Denmark at the Nizhny Novgorod Stadium on Sunday night with a place in the World Cup quarter-finals at stake. Zlatko Dalic’s side surprised some by winning all three of their Group G games on their way to the last 16 at Russia 2018. However, they will come up against a […]Continue Reading
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Hosts Russia must rebound quickly for Sunday’s World Cup last-16 clash with Spain, the 2010 champions who have slipped under the radar after a tumultuous start to the tournament. Resounding wins over Saudi Arabia and Egypt elevated expectations for Stanislav Cherchesov’s side before they were dealt a dose of reality in a 3-0 loss to […]Continue Reading
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Euro 2016 winners Portugal take on 2010 World Cup fourth-placed side Uruguay in the last 16 of the tournament on Saturday. A late Iran penalty saw Portugal qualify for the knockout stages, having snatched a late draw with Spain thanks to a Cristiano Ronaldo hat-trick and beating Morocco by a slim margin. Coach Fernando Santos […]Continue Reading
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Argentina are looking to put their tricky World Cup start behind them against 1998 winners France in the last 16 on Saturday. A 1-1 draw with minnows Iceland and a humbling 3-0 defeat to Croatia left the 2014 finalists on the verge of elimination, but a 2-1 win over Nigeria saw Argentina through in second […]Continue Reading
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Another Senegal attack fizzles out! There are only seconds left now… It’s all over in the other game. Poland have beat Japan! Muriel thinks he’s in on goal but the flag is up for offside! Senegal pump the ball long again… There will be FOUR minutes of added time… A final change for Colombia as Falcao leaves […]Continue Reading