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World Cup 2018: Final preview

The 2018 World Cup final in Russia is set. It will feature two teams who followed different paths to reach it – France and...

World Cup 2018: Semi-finals preview

We’re down to four. One of France, Belgium, Croatia or England will become the new World Champion in football. Which two will compete in...

Review: Russia – Croatia

Two regular time goals by Denis Cheryshev and Andrej Kramaric, two extra-time goals by Domagoj Vida and Mario Fernandes and a penalty shootout in...

World Cup 2018: Quarter-finals preview

We are nearing the finish line. Eight teams remain in the 2018 World Cup in Russia. Which ones will progress to the semi-finals? Uruguay –...

World Cup 2018: Round of 16 preview (Bottom draw)

The group stage is done, so it’s time to move on the next phase of the 2018 World Cup in Russia. The Round of...

World Cup 2018: Round of 16 preview (Top draw)

The group stage is done, so it’s time to move on the next phase of the 2018 World Cup in Russia. The Round of...

Review: Uruguay – Russia

A Luis Suarez free kick, an unlucky own goal and a Smolnikov red card doomed Russia's hopes of finishing first in Group A. That's...

Review: Poland – Colombia

Yerry Mina, Radamel Falcao, Juan Cuadrado and man of the match James Rodriguez gave Colombia a fantastic 3-0 win over Poland. https://twitter.com/FIFAWorldCup/status/1010927314404855808 In the 5th minute,...

Review: Japan – Senegal

An entertaining contest in Ekaterinburg between Japan and Senegal ended 2-2. The Lions of Teranga twice had the lead through Sadio Mane and Moussa...

Review: England – Panama

We saw the first total and utter domination of the 2018 World Cup on Sunday, as England demolished Panama 6-1 in Nizhny Novgorod with...

Review: Germany – Sweden

Play until the final whistle blows - a saying that was invented because of the Germans, and for a reason. Toni Kroos' 95th minute...

Review: Serbia – Switzerland

Two second half goals by Granit Xhaka and Xherdan Shaqiri completed Switzerland's comeback and gave them a 2-1 win over Serbia. https://twitter.com/FIFAWorldCup/status/1010208170340503552 Mladen Krstajic made one...

Review: Brazil – Costa Rica

Neymar was denied a penalty that never was in a game in which Costa Rica used all the tricks in the book to survive...

Review: Argentina – Croatia

Ante Rebic, Luka Modric and Ivan Rakitic scored in Croatia's sensational performance in the 3-0 victory over Argentina. https://twitter.com/FIFAWorldCup/status/1009845607006113794 Around 80% of the seats at Nizhny...

Review: France – Peru

Another day, another minimal victory for France and another disappointment for the Peruvian heroes. https://twitter.com/FIFAWorldCup/status/1009799210538070016 In the first 12 minutes, Christian Cueva, Antoine Griezmann and Paul...

Review: Denmark – Australia

Denmark and Australia split the spoils in an evenly contested match in Samara. Christian Eriksen and Mile Jedinak were the goalscorers in the 1-1...

Review: Iran – Spain

A deflected goal helped Spain defeat Iran. https://twitter.com/FIFAWorldCup/status/1009482363254996993 Dani Carvajal was back for Spain in this one. Lucas Vazquez was also in the lineup instead of...

Review: Portugal – Morocco

Outplayed but unbeaten should be Portugal’s new motto, as an early Cristiano Ronaldo header gives them a win in another game they were dominated. https://twitter.com/FIFAWorldCup/status/1009387566456590338 Fernando...

Review: Russia – Egypt

After 32 years of waiting, Russia is in the Round of 16 again. Artem Dzyuba and Denis Cheryshev both scored in the 3-1 victory...

Review: Poland – Senegal

A lot of effort and a decent dose of good fortune got Senegal a 2-1 win over Poland. https://twitter.com/FIFAWorldCup/status/1009074845437579264 The last two teams to take the...

Infantino talks about letting Iranian women into the stadiums

Iran is the only country in the world where women cannot attend a football match live at the stadium, and the FIFA president has called for the ban to end.
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