Colombia dedicate crucial win to embattled Sanchez


England thrash Panama to move into last 16 with Belgium


Russia ride wave of World Cup euphoria into Uruguay clash

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Mane needs to improve, says Senegal coach after Japan draw

Ekaterinbourg, Russia (AFP) — Senegal Coach Aliou Cisse told star man Sadio Mane to step up at the World Cup even though the Liverpool forward got on the scoresheet in a thrilling 2-2 draw with Japan yesterday. More

Portugal ready for 'tough battle' with Iran — Santos

Saransk, Russia (AFP) — Portugal boss Fernando Santos predicts a “tough battle” in today's decisive World Cup group game against Iran as both countries chase a place in the last 16.European champions Portugal are level with Spain on four points at the top of Group B and need a draw to guarantee qualification. More

Spain approaching Morocco with 'eyes open', says Hierro

Kaliningrad, Russia (AFP) — Spain Coach Fernando Hierro said yesterday his players would not make the mistake of underestimating a Morocco side playing for pride in their World Cup Group B decider in Kaliningrad.Spain need a result from today's encounter and Hierro vowed his players would not take the North Africans lightly. More

Salah set to start against Saudi Arabia as Egypt target World Cup win

Volgograd, Russia (AFP) — Mohamed Salah looks likely to start against Saudi Arabia in Volgograd today as Egypt go in search of a first-ever World Cup win in a battle to avoid finishing bottom of Group A. More

Poland confident ahead of crunch Colombia World Cup match

MOSCOW, Russia (AFP) — Poland c oach Adam Nawalka pledged to push Colombia towards the World Cup exit door when the sides meet in an “intense” clash today, even though influential defender Kamil Glik remains a doubt. More

England seek trusty lieutenants to Captain Kane

REPINO, Russia (AFP) — Handed a winning start for the first time in a major tournament for 12 years by Captain Harry Kane's injury-time winner against Tunisia, England can look forward to today's meeting with Panama with a rare sense of World Cup calm. More

Lethal Lukaku

MOSCOW, Russia (AFP) — Eden Hazard says Belgium want to go all the way to the World Cup final after the Red Devils threw down a marker to group rivals England with a 5-2 thrashing of Tunisia yesterday. More

#WC2018 standings after today's matches

Moscow, Russia (AFP) — World Cup standings after today's matches (played, won, drawn, lost, goals for, goals against, points):Group ARussia 2 2 0 0 8 1 6 — qualifiedUruguay 2 2 0 0 2 0 6 — qualifiedEgypt 2 0 0 2 1 4 0 — eliminatedSaudi Arabia 2 0 0 2 0 6 0 — eliminated More

#WC2018: Colombia eliminate Poland with 3-0 win

MOSCOW, Russia (AP) — Radamel Falcao's first career World Cup goal has helped Colombia keep alive its hopes of qualifying for the knockout stage of the World Cup and eliminate Poland with a 3-0 win. More

#WC2018: Mina gives Colombia 1-0 halftime lead vs Poland

MOSCOW, Russia (AP) — Colombia lead Poland 1-0 at halftime in the much-win second group game in Kazan.Yerry Mina outjumped the Poland defenders to open the scoring with a fine header from a James Rodriguez cross in the 40th minute, rewarding a spell of domination by the Colombians. More

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