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World Cup 2018

  • Watch: Coutinho, Neymar strike late to guide Brazil past Costa Rica

    Watch: Coutinho, Neymar strike late to guide Brazil past Costa Rica

    Dramatic late strikes by Philippe Coutinho and Neymar gave Brazil their first win of the World Cup against Costa Rica in St Petersburg on Friday and broke Central American hearts by sending them out of the tournament. The result leaves the...

  • Feline fortune-teller backs Brazil over Costa Rica

    Feline fortune-teller backs Brazil over Costa Rica

    Brazil might have made a slow start to their World Cup campaign but things are looking up, with feline fortune-teller Achilles predicting a win against Costa Rica hours before kick off in St Petersburg on Friday. Five-times champions Brazil have...

  • Watch: England players try recruiting American fans in hilarious sketch

    Watch: England players try recruiting American fans in hilarious sketch

    Harry Kane, Dele Alli, Jamie Vardy, Jesse Lingard, Kyle Walker and Eric Dier join Late Late Show host James Cordon in a hilarious yet doomed attempt at gaining American support for England at the World Cup. In the video Dele Alli is dressed up as...

  • Watch: Croatia remind of their quality as they seek to emulate class of '98

    Watch: Croatia remind of their quality as they seek to emulate class of '98

    Croatia might have been under the radar coming into the World Cup finals but there will be few sides relishing the possibility of playing them after they displayed their quality with a 3-0 thumping of Argentina in Group D on Thursday. They...

  • World Cup 2018: Messi's nightmare tournament could be his last

    World Cup 2018: Messi's nightmare tournament could be his last

    As an excited Diego Maradona twirled his shirt from the stands and thousands of Argentina fans bayed before kickoff against Croatia, Lionel Messi was seen rubbing his forehead in stress. He managed just 20 touches in the first half, the fewest of...

  • Watch: Messi is limited by Argentina team-mates - Sampaoli

    Watch: Messi is limited by Argentina team-mates - Sampaoli

    Jorge Sampaoli has admitted Lionel Messi is limited by the current Argentina team, with the two-time World Cup winners facing possible early elimination after a 3-0 loss to Croatia. The 1978 and 1986 champions could fail to make it out of their...

  • Watch: Brazil must beat Costa Rica to keep their dream alive, says Soares

    Watch: Brazil must beat Costa Rica to keep their dream alive, says Soares

    Rodolfo Soares is confident in the chances of Brazil in clinching their sixth FIFA World Cup, despite starting their journey in Russia with a stalemate against Switzerland. In my opinion, it was difficult for the team to start the World Cup on a...

  • Watch: Croatia humiliate Argentina to reach knockout stage

    Watch: Croatia humiliate Argentina to reach knockout stage

    Classy Croatia handed Argentina a 3-0 drubbing to claim a place in the World Cup knockout stage thanks to goals by Ante Rebic, Luka Modric and Ivan Rakitic in their Group D match on Thursday. Two minutes later, at the other end, Croatia striker...

  • Watch: France fans celebrate team's qualification

    Watch: France fans celebrate team's qualification

    Kylian Mbappe tapped home the all-important goal as France edged past Peru 1-0 to book their place into the Last 16 of the 2018 World Cup. A sizeable number of fans gathered at Open Waters in St George's Bay to watch the Group C match at...

  • World Cup attendances pass one million mark

    World Cup attendances pass one million mark

    Over one million fans have attended games at the World Cup, organisers FIFA said in a statement on Thursday after Denmark's 1-1 draw with Australia, the 21st match of the tournament in Russia. "To date, more than 2.6 million tickets have been...

  • No sex ban for Iceland, at long as it's with the wives

    No sex ban for Iceland, at long as it's with the wives

    Iceland's players will be allowed to have sex ahead of their World Cup match against Nigeria, as long as it's with their wives, coach Heimir Hallgrimsson said on Thursday. When an Icelandic reporter asked if sex was banned for members of the...

  • Watch: Mbappe sends France through, Peru out

    Watch: Mbappe sends France through, Peru out

    France beat Peru 1-0 with a goal from Kylian Mbappe on Thursday to book their place in the last 16 of the World Cup and crush the South Americans' hopes of progressing in their first appearance at the tournament for 36 years. Mbappe's 34th minute...

  • Blatter meets Russia's Putin at World Cup

    Blatter meets Russia's Putin at World Cup

    Former FIFA president Sepp Blatter met Russian President Vladimir Putin at the Kremlin on Wednesday evening while in Russia to attend the World Cup, Blatter told Reuters on Thursday. The Kremlin confirmed the meeting, but said it was a private...

  • Watch: Jedinak penalty frustrates Denmark

    Watch: Jedinak penalty frustrates Denmark

    Captain Mile Jedinak rode to Australia's World Cup rescue with a penalty to cancel out Christian Eriksen's superb opener for Denmark, securing a 1-1 draw on Thursday that ensured Group C would go down to the wire. Eriksen's seventh-minute opener...

  • Iran's throw-in attempt is 'funniest' moment of World Cup so far

    Iran's throw-in attempt is 'funniest' moment of World Cup so far

    Iran was 1-0 down against Spain and with seconds to spare, what better time for Milad Mohammadi to try a somersault throw in? The winger, 24, kissed the ball and pointed to the sky before attempting an outrageous somersault throw-in during the...

  • Burger King apology for Whopper offer to Russian women

    Burger King apology for Whopper offer to Russian women

    Burger King were forced to issue an apology after offering a lifetime supply of Whoppers to Russian women who get pregnant by World Cup players, the Daily Mail reported on Thursday. The fast food chain promised a reward to women who get 'the...

  • Asylum seekers use World Cup to try to enter EU

    Asylum seekers use World Cup to try to enter EU

    Asylum seekers from Morocco, Nigeria, China and elsewhere have tried to enter Europe illegally from Russia using World Cup fan identity documents, police told Reuters on Wednesday. They entered Russia using World Cup tickets and fan identity...

  • Watch: World Cup shoving revives painful memories for Campbell

    Watch: World Cup shoving revives painful memories for Campbell

    For former England defender Sol Campbell, the sight of players grabbing and shoving each other in the penalty box at the World Cup in Russia brings back painful memories. On two occasions that haunt England fans, Campbell wheeled away to celebrate...

  • Southgate sees funny side after dislocating shoulder

    Southgate sees funny side after dislocating shoulder

    England manager Gareth Southgate said he will have to tone down his goal celebrations after dislocating his shoulder while having a run during a day off on Wednesday. Southgate had his arm in a sling as he addressed his players at their nightly...

  • Watch: Spain beat Iran 1-0 with Costa's third goal of World Cup

    Watch: Spain beat Iran 1-0 with Costa's third goal of World Cup

    Spain squeezed 1-0 past dogged Iran in their World Cup Group B encounter on Wednesday thanks to a fortuitous goal from Diego Costa, but the Europeans suffered a string of second-half scares. The veteran forward notched his third goal in two games...