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Keep watching, not only to see whether your team goes on to win, but also to focus on the intensity of effort, dedication and commitment each team will display in an attempt to celebrate with the Cup at the end. South Korea , on three, finished third, ahead of Germany on goal difference. Michael Ballack has blasted the German FA for handing Joachim Low a new contract on the eve of the 2018 World Cup in Russian Federation.
  • Nervy Spain snatch late draw with Morocco to top group

    Nervy Spain snatch late draw with Morocco to top group

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    We have to recognize that this is not working. "We should be proud of what we've done, of the team and proud of the Moroccan public too". "We suffered just like any other team that takes on Spain ", Renard added. "If we want to achieve bigger goals, we have to change the attitude", Ramos said. "And that's normally something that we do much better". " It may have been unintentional but why do we get different decisions? ".
  • Injured Romelu Lukaku a doubt for England clash, says coach Martinez

    Injured Romelu Lukaku a doubt for England clash, says coach Martinez

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    OK, we know what they don't have - experience - but what's just around the corner for them? Will England book a spot in the quarter-finals? "In sport and in life you have to keep evolving", was Southgate's take. "I have only come out for this game and the weird thing is I don't even want England to win", Gary, who drove from Nottingham with three friends, told Reuters .
  • Japan unchanged as Senegal bring in Ndiaye

    Japan unchanged as Senegal bring in Ndiaye

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    Six minutes later, it was a done deal. Japan name an unchanged starting XI for their World Cup Group H encounter with Senegal - who have made one change - in Yekaterinburg . As a precaution, two Japan defenders ran the other way, just in case the assistant referee decided not to give it or they somehow managed to balls it up.
  • Man Utd defender Jones: Few secrets between England and Belgium

    Man Utd defender Jones: Few secrets between England and Belgium

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    If we'd been facing each other to qualify for the World Cup knock-out phase it would have been a lot more emotional", the Spaniard said. "It's the World Cup and there's been a few upsets and we don't want to be an upset". It was Honda's equalizer against Senegal that put Japan in position to move out of Group H . Japan are slight favourites ($2.7) over the misfiring Europeans ($2.9) in Volgograd.
  • German FA officials at World Cup fined for celebration provoking Sweden

    German FA officials at World Cup fined for celebration provoking Sweden

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    Dr Ottorino Barassi, one of FIFA's Vice Presidents, took ownership of the trophy on behalf of the governing body during the conflict by stealing it from a bank vault. The South Korean consul general was given a hero's treatment in Mexico City. Football fans around the world continued their mockery of Germany today as their players prepared to fly home from the World Cup in Russian Federation.
  • Japan focus on winning not drawing, says captain Makoto Hasebe

    Japan focus on winning not drawing, says captain Makoto Hasebe

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    Speaking in his post-match press conference (via ESPN ), Cisse said: "Of course we have regrets". Japan found an advantage in their disadvantaged featherweight physique with very good off the ball movement and pace to locate collect long laser passes from the wide areas.
  • England v Australia: Adil Rashid targets 5-0 success

    England v Australia: Adil Rashid targets 5-0 success

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    Rashid's role - a watchful, responsible 47-ball knock - can not be underestimated, although with England within 11 runs of victory he did inexplicably gift Australia his wicket, top-edging Marcus Stoinis to deep fine leg, with Stanlake taking a terrific catch.
  • Uruguay outplay Russian Federation, top Group A

    Uruguay outplay Russian Federation, top Group A

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    After the whistle, midfielder Roman Zobnin collapsed on the field. However, in this World Cup , both teams have done well. The introduction of Fedor Smolov and Daler Kuzaiev early in the second session improved Russia's organisational play.
  • Sweden coach Janne Andersson calls Germany behaviour 'scornful'

    Sweden coach Janne Andersson calls Germany behaviour 'scornful'

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    A loss for Mexico could spell distaster, dropping them to third place depending on the victor of the South Korea/Germany game, and the number of goals scored in that game. "To be honest, Germany are a lot stronger than us and it won't be easy", he told a news conference. We addressed this many times . The Kroos goal now leaves a huge task for Sweden who needs to rely on a victory and a goal difference swing to qualify - or, of course, a Germany defeat against South Korea .
  • Argentina books trip to knockout stages after dramatic late Marcos Rojo volley

    Argentina books trip to knockout stages after dramatic late Marcos Rojo volley

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    At the drama played out in Saint Petersburg , 1,500 kilometres (950 miles) away in Rostov-on-Don, Croatia snuffed out the challenge of Iceland, scoring late through Ivan Perisic to seal a 2-1 win and complete a ideal group stage. and we're just getting back to Moscow without any problems". With Messi having scored a goal in the first half, Argentina was tied 1-1 and in the 86th minute of a match it needed to score in against Nigeria .
  • Emmanuel Okala urges Super Eagles not to lose focus

    Emmanuel Okala urges Super Eagles not to lose focus

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    Iceland , a country with only about 330,000 inhabitants, became the smallest nation ever to qualify for a World Cup . If Iceland wins, Argentina must have a better goal difference to avoid elimination. Nigeria's confidence levels grew in the wake of the goal, Halldorsson having to be alert to tip over a deflected rifled drive from Wilfred Ndidi.
  • Kroos scores late to give Germany 2-1 win over Sweden

    Kroos scores late to give Germany 2-1 win over Sweden

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    When the referee blew the final whistle, Toni Kroos fell to his knees and began to punch the ground, knowing that Germany won't be sent packing from the World Cup in Russian Federation without putting up a fight. "I have no problem with that at all, I can live with it", said Khedira, referring to the criticism. South Korea, who have won only one of their last 11 World Cup fixtures, reached the knockout phase most recently in 2010.
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    Watch tonight's World Cup clash for free

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    In Group D, Croatia has secured first place, but second place in up for grabs, with the three other teams still alive. Argentina definitely need a win, so do Iceland, with goal difference set to play a key part should both win their respective games.
  • Uruguay thrash Russian Federation, top Group A; Saudi Arabia beat Egypt

    Uruguay thrash Russian Federation, top Group A; Saudi Arabia beat Egypt

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    Russia's misery was compounded when Cavani bundled home a late third to join Suarez as the only La Celeste players to score in three consecutive World Cups . The Barcelona striker has struggled to really get going in Russian Federation - although he scored what turned out to the victor against Saudi Arabia last week, that was more down to an error from Saudi keeper Mohammed Al Owais than a particular moment of brilliance from Suarez himself.
  • South Korea v Germany: Reus and Werner wary of pace and Son

    South Korea v Germany: Reus and Werner wary of pace and Son

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    Coach Shin Tae-yong was realistic about the chances of his team pulling off the feat but said they would take confidence from the fact that the Germans had also made a disappointing start to their campaign in Russian Federation. "Now we have to clean up, tidy up after this game. That's why they apologised, because they know they did wrong". There was no formal video review called for.
  • Messi impact shut down by Argentina system

    Messi impact shut down by Argentina system

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    The ball is Nigeria's court, or half, and the other problem is that Argentina have been awful in each of their two games so far. Argentina go on to face Group C winners France on Saturday in the next round while Group D winners Croatia take on Denmark .
  • Iran fans try to disturb Portugal team before key match

    Iran fans try to disturb Portugal team before key match

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    About a minute after Aspas' goal, Iran tied things up with Portugal , meaning that when the final whistles sounded, Spain had won group B, while Portugal had come in second. That means hosts Russian Federation, which finished second in Group A, will play Spain on Sunday in Moscow, while Portugal face the much more hard opponent, Uruguay on Saturday in Sochi.
  • Iceland winger Gudmundsson set to miss Nigeria game

    Iceland winger Gudmundsson set to miss Nigeria game

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    Nigeria's Francis Uzoho is the second youngest goalkeeper to keep a clean sheet in a World Cup match (19 years, 237 days), behind only Li Chan-myong in North Korea's 1-0 win over Italy in July 1966 (19 years, 198 days). If Iceland draw Nigeria , a win over Croatia would seal their passage to the next round. "Disappointed. We were hoping to get a point". Almost all of Iceland's best recent results have come when they surrender possession to their rivals.
  • Lionel Messi scores, Argentina leads Nigeria 1-0

    Lionel Messi scores, Argentina leads Nigeria 1-0

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    Even though he's helped Argentina reach three consecutive finals - at the 2014 World Cup and the Copa America in 2015 and 2016 - Messi remains under intense scrutiny in his homeland for his performances with the national team. The 31-year-old, by far the most statistically-impressive soccer player in Spanish soccer last season, has failed to transfer his elite FC Barcelona form to the grandest of stages - the World Cup .
  • Morocco 2-2 Spain: Group B delivers until last minute

    Morocco 2-2 Spain: Group B delivers until last minute

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    In Kaliningrad, Spain were awarded an equaliser to snatch a 2-2 draw against Morocco when an Iago Aspas goal was given after VAR helped Uzbek referee Ravshan Irmatov to reverse a mistaken offside call. Spain coach Fernando Hierro said Sunday his players would not make the mistake of underestimating a Morocco side playing for pride in their World Cup Group B decider in Kaliningrad.
  • Beating Argentina could change our football careers, says Ogu

    Beating Argentina could change our football careers, says Ogu

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    On the other hand, if Argentina are to beat Nigeria and Croatia get past Iceland , the South Americans will cleanly clear the group in second place. It'll be fascinating to see what type of state Argentina arrive at this game in, as there have been reports of turmoil in the team ahead of the contest.
  • 'Furious' Maradona wants to meet Argentina players

    'Furious' Maradona wants to meet Argentina players

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    Shortly after the thrilling shambles of a match that was Croatia versus Argentina , Pablo Zabaleta made an interesting point. "That's what makes it a handsome goal ". "There are many myths about the team and about this generation", he said . Get the latest World Cup news updates. We predict one goal apiece, and bettors should take the under.
  • Portugal - World Cup - 25 June 2018

    Portugal - World Cup - 25 June 2018

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    Portugal maintains top spot in the group by the narrowest of margins while Morocco slides to fourth. Things get a little bit more complicated here. Iceland are through if it wins and Nigeria loses. What can happen? A draw sees Mexico through but a win over Sweden on Thursday morning assures them top spot and three wins from three.
  • Kroos hits out at Germany's World Cup doubters

    Kroos hits out at Germany's World Cup doubters

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    Sweden's World Cup squad has rallied behind one of their players, after he was racially abused for giving away the free kick that led to Germany's winning goal. Rudy started against Sweden after muscling his way past out-of-form World Cup victor Sami Khedira. Defender Mats Hummels was out of action with a neck injury , Jerome Boateng was sent off in the second half and Thomas Mueller did little right on the evening.
  • Jordan Henderson targets Belgium win and says England are ready for anyone

    Jordan Henderson targets Belgium win and says England are ready for anyone

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    Southgate was speaking after a hat-trick from Harry Kane , a double from John Stones and a wonder strike from Jesse Lingard eliminated Panama and gave England passage into the knockout stage. There are no easy games in global football, the experts said, after England's dramatic late win against Tunisia in the country's opening group game.
  • 3 things Switzerland did right against Serbia

    3 things Switzerland did right against Serbia

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    Kosovo is a former Serbian province whose 2008 declaration of independence is not recognized by Serbia , leading to ongoing friction between the Balkan neighbors. Liverpool transfer target Shaqiri then struck in the 90th minute to secure victory for the Swiss, who are second in Group E behind Brazil on four points with one game remaining.
  • Spain equalise; Portugal 0-0 Iran

    Spain equalise; Portugal 0-0 Iran

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    Despite earning all the plaudits Cristiano Ronaldo and Portugal could be sent packing from Russian Federation 2018 tonight, KickOff.com takes a look at the group stage permutations going into the third and final round of fixtures. Brazil , Switzerland and Serbia are in contention for the two places. For a while in the second-half of their match against Costa Rica, it looked like pre-tournament favourites Brazil might crash out of the Group Stage.
  • Neymar's dive showed why VAR is necessary at the World Cup

    Neymar's dive showed why VAR is necessary at the World Cup

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    THIAGO SILVA, Brazil's captain against Costa Rica, on the team's relief after they scored twice in added time for a 2-0 win. "Bow of the month", - signed photo Bekran on his page in Instagram. "I don't like to personalise it like that, but absolutely not ", Tite said. By the time I returned the ball, he insulted me. I gave the ball back because it wasn't going to be that ball that would make us win.
  • Tunisia coach demands changes after painful World Cup defeat

    Tunisia coach demands changes after painful World Cup defeat

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    Belgium , ranked third in the world, reached the quarter-finals of Brazil 2014 and are aiming to match their previous best of reaching the semi-finals at Mexico 1986. "The understanding between players is really really good". Tunisia will be without Mouez Hassen as he got injured just 15 minutes into the match against England .
  • Brazil knocks Costa Rica out of World Cup after hard-fought game

    Brazil knocks Costa Rica out of World Cup after hard-fought game

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    Neymar then angrily punched the ball a short time later as Costa Rica's players tried to waste time . " Switzerland pressed them in midfield and that's what you need to do because everybody knows that Brazil are best from midfield going forward", said the Sporting Lisbon attacker.
  • Vettel penalised after colliding with Bottas in French GP

    Vettel penalised after colliding with Bottas in French GP

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    The weather was great, too, and the fans were really enthusiastic. "Obviously for Valtteri it was very bad because it affected his race and he had nothing to do with it, so I went to him after the race". On seeing a video recording of the incident, he said: "He took him right out -- ah, man, that's insane". One positive that he took from a day that Mercedes' non-executive director Niki Lauda rendered a "test" is that the new power unit, the one that failed late dynamometer tests before ...
  • England must avoid complacency against Panama, says Gareth Southgate

    England must avoid complacency against Panama, says Gareth Southgate

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    Although they ultimately made rather hard work of the victory, Gareth Southgate's men did enough in their opener to provide plenty of reasons for optimism. We have a certain stability and an organized team". " England have players that are competing at a really high level, and I think that is an advantage they have over us".
  • Phoenix Suns nab Deandre Ayton with top pick of NBA draft

    Phoenix Suns nab Deandre Ayton with top pick of NBA draft

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    The Big 12 fell far short of matching its seven NCAA berths with only three first-round picks. The top 3 picks went according to general consensus, as the Suns drafted Arizona Wildcat DeAndre Ayton with the #1 overall pick, the Kings took Marvin Bagley off the board at #2 and Luka Doncic went at #3.
  • Records That Cristiano Ronaldo Can Break At The World Cup

    Records That Cristiano Ronaldo Can Break At The World Cup

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    On Football Index, a trading game website where participants can buy and sell players, Messi's price has fallen 4 percent since before the tournament while Ronaldo is up 6 percent. "Zinedine Zidane can play with anyone, and he did it constantly with Juventus, France and Real Madrid , scoring in the final at Hampton Park in Scotland".
  • Ahmed Musa sets TWO World Cup records as Nigeria beat Iceland

    Ahmed Musa sets TWO World Cup records as Nigeria beat Iceland

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    Iceland also absolutely must win, and then hope Nigeria-Argentina ends in a draw or an Argentina win, which would again leave qualification depending on goal difference. Musa began the Croatia loss among the substitutes, but he is now certain to start next week's crunch clash with Argentina . Up the other end, Rurik Gislason curled off target from around 20 yards out and it quickly became apparent that Nigeria were beginning to control the game and Leon Balogun nearly added a ...
  • Gareth Southgate: Media put England at 'disadvantage' by publishing team sheet

    Gareth Southgate: Media put England at 'disadvantage' by publishing team sheet

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    However, when England face Panama on Sunday, Southgate will have to be very careful with the way he celebrates any goals. His record for his country is a meagre two goals in 39 games. Sterling has been hounded by the British tabloid media over the last few years, with The Sun leading the latest furor by splashing his unfinished gun tattoo across their front page, with their manufactured outraged echoing around radio phone-ins and Good Morning Britain with Piers Morgan.
  • Story of the match: England's record breakers wrap up series win

    Story of the match: England's record breakers wrap up series win

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    It is the first time England have won back-to-back ODI series against Australia since 1986-87 and, with two games to go, they now have a chance to complete their first 5-0 whitewash over them. After winning the toss and putting the hosts in to bat, the tourists were bowled out for 239 to slump to their biggest ever defeat - usurping a 206-run loss to New Zealand in Adelaide 32 years ago.
  • Messi dogged by Ronaldo, history as Argentina meets Croatia

    Messi dogged by Ronaldo, history as Argentina meets Croatia

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    Former Red Devils captain Roy Keane feels that Ronaldo has lifted his game to another level in recent months, and has done enough to cement himself as the best player in history. Under Maradona's captaincy, Argentina lifted the World Cup in 1986 - when he won the Golden Ball - and were runners-up four years later. To do that, Argentina manager Jorge Sampaoli told Reuters that the team and its fans must move forward from last weekend's draw and not place the blame on exclusively on Messi ...