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World Cup 2018

  • Watch: Januzaj gives Belgium 1-0 win over England and top spot

    Watch: Januzaj gives Belgium 1-0 win over England and top spot

    A superb second-half strike from Adnan Januzaj gave Belgium a 1-0 win over England on Thursday to see them top World Cup Group G with a perfect record and consign England to second place, with both sides already assured of going through to the...

  • Watch: Colombia through as Senegal suffer yellow peril

    Watch: Colombia through as Senegal suffer yellow peril

    Colombia's Yerry Mina thumped home a second-half header to secure a dramatic 1-0 victory over Senegal on Thursday that catapulted the South Americans into the World Cup last 16 and dumped their African opponents out of tournament. Senegal had only...

  • Watch: Japan slip through to last 16 despite defeat

    Watch: Japan slip through to last 16 despite defeat

    Japan became the only Asian side to progress to the World Cup's last 16 on Thursday, slipping through despite losing 1-0 against already-eliminated Poland thanks to their lower tally of yellow cards, which meant Senegal went out. The 'Samurai...

  • Watch: Platt winner haunts Belgians

    Watch: Platt winner haunts Belgians

    English World Cup self-pity often centres on the national team's semi-final defeat by Germany on penalties at Italia '90 but Belgians have their own painful memories of 28 years ago at the hands of England and now they want payback. When the two...

  • Watch: Mexican airline offers discounts for South Korea trips after Germany shocker

    Watch: Mexican airline offers discounts for South Korea trips after Germany shocker

    With Sweden beating Mexico 3-0 on Wednesday, the central Americans' hopes of making it into the last 16 simply hinged on South Korea causing one of the World Cup's biggest-ever upsets by beating champions Germany. None, or few, were expecting the...

  • Argentina can still go all the way, 1978 hero says

    Argentina can still go all the way, 1978 hero says

    Argentina lost one of their group games in the 1978 World Cup but they picked themselves up to win the trophy for the first time and one of the men who was instrumental in that triumph says the 2018 side can do the same. Daniel Bertoni, scorer of...

  • Maradona 'shocked' by health scare coverage

    Maradona 'shocked' by health scare coverage

    Diego Maradona was shocked by how his World Cup health scare on Tuesday was reported and insists: "I am very much alive." The 57-year-old, who captained Argentina to World Cup glory in 1986, said he had been suffering from neck pain as he attended...

  • Watch: Loew's future uncertain after Germany exit

    Watch: Loew's future uncertain after Germany exit

    Joachim Loew will consider his future as Germany head coach after the defending World Cup champions suffered a shock group-stage elimination. A 2-0 defeat to South Korea in Kazan following stoppage-time goals from Kim Young-gwon and Son Heung-min...

  • Watch: Switzerland through to last 16 to meet Sweden

    Watch: Switzerland through to last 16 to meet Sweden

    Switzerland made sure of a place in the last 16 of the World Cup but had to survive some anxious moments in Wednesday's 2-2 draw with Costa Rica before finishing second behind Brazil in Group E. The Swiss will meet Sweden in St Petersburg on...

  • Watch: Brazil ease into last 16 with win over Serbia

    Watch: Brazil ease into last 16 with win over Serbia

    Brazil comfortably reached the World Cup last 16 after Paulinho and Thiago Silva scored in each half to give them a 2-0 win over Serbia who were eliminated on Wednesday. The five-times world champions finished top of Group E with seven points and...

  • Watch: Swedes beat Mexico 3-0 but both qualify for last 16

    Watch: Swedes beat Mexico 3-0 but both qualify for last 16

    Sweden thumped Mexico 3-0 on Wednesday, overpowering their opponents after a scoreless first half in a result that means both teams advance to the World Cup last 16 at the expense of defending champions Germany. Mexico pressed hard after...

  • World Cup 2018: Germany knocked out at group stage

    World Cup 2018: Germany knocked out at group stage

    Champions Germany were sent crashing out of the World Cup after suffering a stunning 2-0 defeat by a tenacious South Korea on Wednesday that saw them eliminated in the first round for the first time in 80 years. Germany would have progressed with...

  • World Cup 2018: Ethnic Albanians crowdfund to pay fines for Xhaka and Shaqiri

    World Cup 2018: Ethnic Albanians crowdfund to pay fines for Xhaka and Shaqiri

    Hundreds of ethnic Albanians from Kosovo - including a government minister - have raised enough money to pay the fines imposed on Swiss goalscorers Granit Xhaka and Xherdan Shaqiri for their celebrations in the World Cup win over Serbia. Both...

  • World Cup 2018: Eight of the best goals so far

    World Cup 2018: Eight of the best goals so far

    The World Cup has delivered a flurry of stunning goals, including Lionel Messi's first of the tournament as Argentina beat Nigeria 2-1 on Tuesday to reach the knock-out stages. Here Press Association Sport looks at some of the best goals of Russia...

  • World Cup 2018: Deaf and blind Colombia fan gets some helping hands

    World Cup 2018: Deaf and blind Colombia fan gets some helping hands

    Colombian Jose Richard Gallego spent his childhood watching and emulating his football heroes playing for local club Milionarios. All that changed when he got sick aged nine and ended up both deaf and blind. Mr Gallego’s disability meant he could...

  • Watch: Peru fan tries to snatch World Cup jersey from child's hands

    Watch: Peru fan tries to snatch World Cup jersey from child's hands

    A Peru fan came close to becoming the most hated man at World Cup 2018 on Tuesday when he was caught on camera trying to snatch a footballer’s jersey out of a child’s hands. Australia’s Tim Cahill walked towards the stands and handed his yellow...

  • Watch: Finishing top of group bodes well for England's hopes

    Watch: Finishing top of group bodes well for England's hopes

    England secured a place in the last 16 of the World Cup following an impressive 6-1 victory over Panama in Nizhny Novgorod on Sunday. The Three Lions currently top Group G ahead of the showdown with rivals Belgium in Kaliningrad on Thursday...

  • Watch: Maradona says he's fine after post-match health scare

    Watch: Maradona says he's fine after post-match health scare

    Argentina soccer great Diego Maradona said on Wednesday he was fine after appearing to be taken ill during the South Americans' roller-coaster World Cup win over Nigeria on Tuesday. "I want to tell everyone that I am fine, that I am not, neither...

  • Watch: Maradona appears to need assistance at Argentina match

    Watch: Maradona appears to need assistance at Argentina match

    Argentina great Diego Maradona appeared to need assistance to walk at a match in which his national team beat Nigeria at the World Cup on Tuesday, according to a video clip posted on Twitter. A man was seen helping Maradona stay on his feet as he...

  • Watch: Relief for Argentina fans as they reach last 16

    Watch: Relief for Argentina fans as they reach last 16

    Argentina survived a scare as Marcos Rojo netted a late winner which helped the Albiceleste to defeat Nigeria 2-1 and move into the last 16, where they will meet France on Saturday.  Dozens of fans gathered around bars and open-air screens in...