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Uruguay 2 Portugal 1: Cavani brace sends tearful Ronaldo home early

Posted Sunday, July 01, 2018 by Goal.com110 hits

Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi were knocked out of the World Cup on the same day, but Uruguay will rue Edinson Cavani's injury. Edinson Cavani's double earned Uruguay a 2-1 win over Portugal and a World Cup quarter-final against France, with a tearful Cristiano Ronaldo knocked out on the same day as his rival Lionel Messi. Argentina's hopes of going one step better than a narrow defeat t...Full Story »

James Rodriguez injury: Will Colombia star be fit for England last 16 match?

Posted Saturday, June 30, 2018 by Goal.com74 hits

Colombia have a strong chance of going far in the World Cup this summer but all attention will be on the fitness of star player James Rodriguez. The South American side qualified for the last 16 stage after topping their group with wins against Senegal and Poland following an opening loss to Japan, and will now face Group G runners-up England in the knockout phase. Concerns about his injury ...Full Story »

Liverpool are prepared to fork out 180 million euros for Asensio

Posted Friday, June 29, 2018 by Marca.com188 hits

Marco Asensio has shown that he possesses the talent to be one of the next great stars of world football and Liverpool are so enthralled by him that they are preparing a bid of 180 million euros. The English club have been following him for years and would be willing to make him their star man, with the Reds prepared to cause a splash in the transfer market to get him. Not only would they ...Full Story »

England 0 Belgium 1: Januzaj stunner claims Group G top spot

Posted Friday, June 29, 2018 by Goal.com81 hits

Belgium set up a World Cup last-16 meeting with Japan as Adnan Januzaj's first international goal earned a 1-0 win against England to top Group G. With Brazil potentially awaiting in the quarter-finals for the group winners, there was speculation both teams would prefer to finish second to be paired with either Sweden or Switzerland in the last eight. But despite Belgium making nine changes ...Full Story »

Panama 1 Tunisia 2: Khazri seals first World Cup win in 40 years

Posted Friday, June 29, 2018 by Goal.com54 hits

The African side – who along with Panama had already been eliminated before their clash at the Mordovia Arena – last tasted victory at the 1978 tournament when they beat Mexico 3-1. Before their second-half fightback, Panama had looked like sealing a maiden World Cup victory when Jose Luis Rodriguez's long-range strike was deflected in by Yassine Meriah for an unfortunate own goal...Full Story »

England beaten by Belgium and will face Colombia in last 16 of World Cup

Posted Friday, June 29, 2018 by PA35 hits

Adnan Januzaj’s stunning goal secured a much-changed Belgium side a 1-0 win over England’s second string on Thursday evening and meant Gareth Southgate’s men will face Colombia in the last 16 of the World Cup.What looked like being one of the ties of the group stage instead became a rather strange encounter given the talk about the most favourable knockout route, including sugg...Full Story »

Japan reach World Cup last 16 courtesy of their fair play record

Posted Friday, June 29, 2018 by PA44 hits

Japan booked their place in the World Cup knockout stages amid farcical scenes in Volgograd despite falling to a 1-0 defeat against already-eliminated Poland.Jan Bednarek fired the only goal in the 59th minute but the scoreline in the other Group H game between Colombia and Senegal meant the Japanese were still set to go through by virtue of a better fair play record than the latter.The final 20...Full Story »

Japan 0 Poland 1: Fair play history made as Nishino's men scrape through

Posted Friday, June 29, 2018 by Goal.com95 hits

Akira Nishino's call to change his Japan team almost backfired as they progressed on fair play after a 1-0 defeat to Poland. Japan became the first team to qualify from the World Cup group stages via fair play rankings despite a 1-0 defeat to Poland in which Akira Nishino bizarrely made six changes to an unbeaten team. The Samurai Blue had beaten Colombia and drawn with Senegal to enter thei...Full Story »

Senegal 0 Colombia 1: Mina header dumps unlucky Africans out in fair play first

Posted Friday, June 29, 2018 by Goal.com62 hits

Japan's surprise loss to already eliminated Poland proved irrelevant as Colombia knocked Senegal out with a 1-0 victory in Samara. Colombia topped Group H thanks to Yerry Mina's header in a 1-0 win over Senegal that sent the African side out of the World Cup by virtue of their fair play record - the first nation to exit the tournament by the method. Both teams were on track to move into the ...Full Story »

Brazil poke fun at Kroos after he revelled in famous 7-1 victory with Happy New Year tweet

Posted Thursday, June 28, 2018 by Marca.com103 hits

Brazilian media and fans have been quick to get their own back on Toni Kroos, who revelled in Germany's famous 7-1 victory, following the World Cup holders exit. Kroos tweeted his own particular Happy New Year 2017 by replacing the last two digits for the flags of Brazil and Germany, reflecting the 2014 World Cup victory. Now in Brazil fans have been quick to rub salt into the wound for Kroo...Full Story »

Vladimir Petkovic feels reaching last 16 was ‘minimum objective’ for Switzerland

Posted Thursday, June 28, 2018 by PA32 hits

Switzerland boss Vladimir Petkovic insists reaching the last 16 of the World Cup was the “minimum objective” as they prepare to face Sweden next week.An eventful 2-2 draw against Costa Rica in Nizhny Novgorod secured Switzerland’s place as runners-up to Brazil in Group E and paved the way for an all-European clash for a spot in the quarter-finals.Blerim Dzemaili opened the scor...Full Story »

Switzerland 2 Costa Rica 2: Petkovic's men set up Sweden last 16 clash

Posted Thursday, June 28, 2018 by Goal.com85 hits

Switzerland were far from their best against Costa Rica, but secured the point they needed to progress to the World Cup knockout stages. Switzerland booked their spot in the last 16 of the World Cup courtesy of a 2-2 draw with Costa Rica in Nizhny Novgorod on Wednesday. Brazil's win over Serbia in the night's other Group E game means that Vladimir Petkovic's side finish second in the pool an...Full Story »

Improving Brazil see off Serbia to set up last-16 clash with Mexico

Posted Thursday, June 28, 2018 by PA39 hits

Brazil eased into the last 16 of the World Cup with a 2-0 win over a combative but limited Serbia in their Group E decider at Moscow’s Spartak Stadium.It was from from fluent at times but goals from Paulinho and Thiago Silva were a fair return on what was their best performance at Russia 2018 so far. And with news of Germany’s shock exit still settling in as the match started, Brazil...Full Story »

Lionel Messi scores 100th goal of World Cup 2018

Posted Wednesday, June 27, 2018 by fourfourtwo.com92 hits

With the group stages yet to be completed, Russia 2018 has seen its 100th goal thanks to a moment of magic from Argentina star Lionel Messi. Lionel Messi has scored the 100th goal of the World Cup. With Argentina needing to beat Nigeria on Tuesday in St Petersburg to have a chance of qualifying for the last 16 at Russia 2018, the forward gave his side a 14th-minute lead. Ever Banega's lofte...Full Story »

Iceland 1 Croatia 2: Perisic strikes late on to secure maximum points

Posted Wednesday, June 27, 2018 by Goal.com133 hits

Ivan Perisic scored late on to secure a hard-fought 2-1 victory for Croatia over Iceland in World Cup Group D. Ivan Perisic's late goal ensured Croatia topped World Cup Group D with maximum points as they knocked out a resilient Iceland with a 2-1 win in Rostov-on-Don. Gylfi Sigurdsson's 76th-minute penalty gave Iceland hope of mounting a comeback following Milan Badelj's opener, but Perisic...Full Story »

Marcos Rojo hits late winner as Argentina reach last 16 with win over Nigeria

Posted Wednesday, June 27, 2018 by PA44 hits

Marcos Rojo was Argentina’s unlikely saviour as the South Americans beat Nigeria 2-1 to advance to the last 16 of the World Cup.The Manchester United defender volleyed home Gabriel Mercardo’s right-wing cross four minutes from time to book a knock-out clash against France.Nigeria had been on the verge of progressing instead after Victor Moses’ penalty early in the second half h...Full Story »

Nigeria 1 Argentina 2: Late Rojo stunner saves Messi's men

Posted Wednesday, June 27, 2018 by Goal.com125 hits

Lionel Messi's Argentina will be in the World Cup's knockout rounds, but it was Marcos Rojo who was the unlikeliest of heroes. Marcos Rojo was Argentina's unlikely hero as his stunning late winner secured a 2-1 defeat of Nigeria that keeps Lionel Messi's side in the World Cup. The Super Eagles were heading through to the last 16 at Argentina's expense with four minutes to go of the final Gro...Full Story »

Denmark and France have no regrets after Russia 2018’s first goalless draw

Posted Wednesday, June 27, 2018 by PA19 hits

Denmark coach Age Hareide and his French counterpart Didier Deschamps were unapologetic after their sides’ 0-0 World Cup Group C draw in Moscow.The first Mexican wave at the Luzhniki Stadium started midway through the first half and the only people among the 78,000-strong crowd still smiling at the end were the pockets of Danish and French supporters.After 36 games without a 0-0, the World...Full Story »

World Cup 2018: England boss Gareth Southgate may REST Harry Kane against Belgium

Posted Tuesday, June 26, 2018 by Dailystar.co.uk98 hits

World Cup 2018: Harry Kane has cored five goals so far for England Captain Kane has been a revelation so far at the World Cup and is eyeing up the Golden Boot after scoring five goals in the opening two games. He has made it clear he is desperate to face Belgium in Thursday’s final group game in Kaliningrad. But boss Southgate is considering upsetting his star man by resting him for the...Full Story »

Iran 1 Portugal 1: Santos' men survive late Saransk scare after Ronaldo penalty miss

Posted Tuesday, June 26, 2018 by Goal.com110 hits

Cristiano Ronaldo's penalty miss ultimately did not cost Portugal a last-16 berth as they held out for a dramatic 1-1 draw with Iran.Mehdi Taremi wasted a gilt-edged chance after Karim Ansarifard's penalty had thrown Iran a lifeline, but Portugal survived with a 1-1 draw to make the World Cup last 16 despite Cristiano Ronaldo's missed spot-kick in a match dominated by VAR. The usually prolifi...Full Story »

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