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#Russia 2018

# russia-2018 - Monday 24 December, 2018

Bale's bicycle kick, Zlatan's volley and Salah's derby strike: 23 of our favourite goals from 2018
# Pick That Out
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# Pick That Out

Bale's bicycle kick, Zlatan's volley and Salah's derby strike: 23 of our favourite goals from 2018

Dec 24th 2018, 10:00 PM 10,283 Views 6 Comments

What was your favourite goal of 2018?

Quiz: How well do you remember the 2018 World Cup?
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# Russia 2018

Quiz: How well do you remember the 2018 World Cup?

Dec 24th 2018, 3:19 PM 28,694 Views 10 Comments

Just how closely were you paying attention to proceedings in Russia during the summer?

# russia-2018 - Sunday 22 July, 2018

Will Russia 2018 be remembered as the World Cup that revolutionised fair play?
# Opinion
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# Opinion

Will Russia 2018 be remembered as the World Cup that revolutionised fair play?

Jul 22nd 2018, 9:30 AM 4,423 Views 3 Comments

VAR was introduced for the first time in the tournament’s history.

# russia-2018 - Sunday 15 July, 2018

World Cup winner Giroud ends tournament without a shot on target after 546 minutes
# Target Man
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# Target Man

World Cup winner Giroud ends tournament without a shot on target after 546 minutes

Jul 15th 2018, 7:33 PM 15,924 Views 24 Comments

Olivier Giroud’s poor World Cup in front of goal continued in France’s 4-2 win against Croatia.

As it happened: France vs Croatia, World Cup final
# Liveblog
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# Liveblog

As it happened: France vs Croatia, World Cup final

Jul 15th 2018, 5:00 PM 58,104 Views 67 Comments

We went minute-by-minute as France and Croatia battled it out in Moscow’s Luzhniki Stadium for world football’s highest honour.

Southgate insists England have 'no illusions' after World Cup run
# Three Lions
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# Three Lions

Southgate insists England have 'no illusions' after World Cup run

Jul 15th 2018, 9:30 AM 4,275 Views 5 Comments

The England boss says this squad need to stay grounded.

# russia-2018 - Saturday 14 July, 2018

Three Lions taste defeat as Belgium round off World Cup campaign with third place
# Red DEvils
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# Red DEvils

Three Lions taste defeat as Belgium round off World Cup campaign with third place

Jul 14th 2018, 5:02 PM 15,533 Views 22 Comments

Goals from Thomas Meunier and Eden Hazard saw Roberto Martinez’s side earn a comfortable win.

As it happened: Belgium vs England, World Cup third place play-off
# Liveblog
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# Liveblog

As it happened: Belgium vs England, World Cup third place play-off

Jul 14th 2018, 2:01 PM 43,788 Views 34 Comments

We went minute-by-minute as Belgium and England battled in Saint Petersburg vying for bronze.

# russia-2018 - Friday 13 July, 2018

Southgate urges England to maintain standards and win World Cup medal
# Fighting For Bronze
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# Fighting For Bronze

Southgate urges England to maintain standards and win World Cup medal

Jul 13th 2018, 6:07 PM 5,022 Views 16 Comments

After the heartbreak of Wednesday, England face Belgium in the third-place play-off tomorrow.

'If we stopped Messi, Eriksen and Kane, we can stop Mbappe and Griezmann too'
# Confident
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# Confident

'If we stopped Messi, Eriksen and Kane, we can stop Mbappe and Griezmann too'

Jul 13th 2018, 9:06 AM 5,320 Views 3 Comments

Croatia manager Zlatko Dalic is confident of his side’s chances in this weekend’s World Cup final against France.

# russia-2018 - Thursday 12 July, 2018

'Maybe England lacked respect', suggests Croatia coach Dalic
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# Russia 2018

'Maybe England lacked respect', suggests Croatia coach Dalic

Jul 12th 2018, 7:46 PM 8,355 Views 10 Comments

The Croatian boss feels England, or the English media, may have underestimated his side.

# russia-2018 - Wednesday 11 July, 2018

'You needed a reality check!': Roy Keane v Ian Wright in heated debate on ITV
# Tense
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# Tense

'You needed a reality check!': Roy Keane v Ian Wright in heated debate on ITV

Jul 11th 2018, 10:51 PM 40,745 Views 67 Comments

The Ireland assistant manager said England got too carried away ahead of tonight’s semi-final against Croatia.

'We're gutted. It hurts, it hurts a lot and it's going to hurt for a while'
# Dream Over
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# Dream Over

'We're gutted. It hurts, it hurts a lot and it's going to hurt for a while'

Jul 11th 2018, 10:22 PM 10,054 Views 24 Comments

Harry Kane was left distraught as England bowed out of the World Cup at the semi-final stage.

Croatia break England hearts with extra-time goal to book World Cup final spot
# It's Not Coming Home
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# It's Not Coming Home

Croatia break England hearts with extra-time goal to book World Cup final spot

Jul 11th 2018, 9:37 PM 43,421 Views 225 Comments

Croatia rallied from a goal down to defeat Gareth Southgate’s side in the semi-final.

As it happened: England v Croatia, World Cup semi-final
# Liveblog
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# Liveblog

As it happened: England v Croatia, World Cup semi-final

Jul 11th 2018, 9:00 PM 88,834 Views 114 Comments

Could Gareth Southgate’s side book their place in Sunday’s final? We followed all the action from Moscow.

Pogba dedicates World Cup win to Thai football team who survived cave ordeal
# Thoughtful
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# Thoughtful

Pogba dedicates World Cup win to Thai football team who survived cave ordeal

Jul 11th 2018, 1:26 PM 3,557 Views 5 Comments

France booked their place in the final last night, and the Manchester United midfielder took the opportunity to pay tribute to the 12 boys.

# russia-2018 - Tuesday 10 July, 2018

Martinez hails 'magnificent' Belgium effort despite World Cup semi-final exit
# Red DEvils
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# Red DEvils

Martinez hails 'magnificent' Belgium effort despite World Cup semi-final exit

Jul 10th 2018, 10:32 PM 4,627 Views 10 Comments

Despite a header from Samuel Umtiti sending France into the final, the Red Devils boss was happy with his team’s performance

As it happened: France vs Belgium, World Cup semi-final
# Liveblog
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# Liveblog

As it happened: France vs Belgium, World Cup semi-final

Jul 10th 2018, 6:00 PM 39,585 Views 47 Comments

We went minute-by-minute as France and Belgium clashed in in Saint Petersburg for a place in the World Cup final.

# russia-2018 - Monday 9 July, 2018

Wimbledon won't budge on traditional final start time despite World Cup clash
# Tradition
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# Tradition

Wimbledon won't budge on traditional final start time despite World Cup clash

Jul 9th 2018, 3:14 PM 42,576 Views 31 Comments

‘We are a tennis tournament but we are aware that there is something special going on elsewhere.’

Neville slams 'absolutely disgusting' criticism of Sterling by England fans
# Russia 2018
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# Russia 2018

Neville slams 'absolutely disgusting' criticism of Sterling by England fans

Jul 9th 2018, 10:54 AM 9,442 Views 17 Comments

Neville is not happy with how the Man City forward has been treated by supporters and parts of the media.

# russia-2018 - Sunday 8 July, 2018

Brazil Football Federation condemns online racial abuse towards Fernandinho
# Unsavoury
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# Unsavoury

Brazil Football Federation condemns online racial abuse towards Fernandinho

Jul 8th 2018, 9:58 PM 11,290 Views 11 Comments

The Man City player has been targeted following Brazil’s World Cup exit.

Croatia coach identifies Sterling as England's danger man
# World Cup
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# World Cup

Croatia coach identifies Sterling as England's danger man

Jul 8th 2018, 7:55 PM 5,540 Views 4 Comments

Not Harry Kane, who has scored six goals during England’s run to the semi-finals.

Giroud on Henry's Belgium-France dilemma: 'I’d have preferred him with us!'
# Russia 2018
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# Russia 2018

Giroud on Henry's Belgium-France dilemma: 'I’d have preferred him with us!'

Jul 8th 2018, 3:05 PM 10,731 Views 2 Comments

The legendary French striker is part of Roberto Martinez’s coaching staff.

# russia-2018 - Saturday 7 July, 2018

Here are the times and dates for the 4 remaining World Cup matches
# Fyi
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# Fyi

Here are the times and dates for the 4 remaining World Cup matches

Jul 7th 2018, 10:02 PM 19,545 Views 19 Comments

The line-up for the semi-finals has been completed.

Neymar struggling to 'find the strength to play again' after saddest moment of his career
# Going Home
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# Going Home

Neymar struggling to 'find the strength to play again' after saddest moment of his career

Jul 7th 2018, 5:39 PM 11,289 Views 27 Comments

The Brazil star endured quarter-final heartache against Belgium on Friday night.

England through to World Cup semi-finals as headers from Maguire and Alli sink Swedes
# Three Lions
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# Three Lions

England through to World Cup semi-finals as headers from Maguire and Alli sink Swedes

Jul 7th 2018, 4:52 PM 26,646 Views 146 Comments

Headers either side of half-time from Harry Maguire and Dele Alli saw England ease past Sweden on Saturday.

Watch: Another set-piece goal and Alli's header put England in World Cup dreamland
# It's Coming
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# It's Coming

Watch: Another set-piece goal and Alli's header put England in World Cup dreamland

Jul 7th 2018, 4:20 PM 5,400 Views 11 Comments

Harry Maguire’s first-half goal set England on their way in Samara.

As it happened: Sweden vs England, World Cup quarter-final
# Liveblog
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# Liveblog

As it happened: Sweden vs England, World Cup quarter-final

Jul 7th 2018, 2:00 PM 50,158 Views 82 Comments

We went minute-by-minute as England and Sweden clashed at the Samara Arena for a place in the World Cup semi-finals.

Sweden squad forced to evacuate hotel before England clash due to false fire alarm
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# Russia 2018

Sweden squad forced to evacuate hotel before England clash due to false fire alarm

Jul 7th 2018, 1:10 PM 5,812 Views 9 Comments

Not the best start to the day for the Swedes.

'We'll be beaten from all sides': Coutinho expecting World Cup backlash
# Down And Out
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# Down And Out

'We'll be beaten from all sides': Coutinho expecting World Cup backlash

Jul 7th 2018, 11:59 AM 7,740 Views 10 Comments

The Barcelona star is braced for a wave of criticism after Brazil’s latest World Cup failure.

'We don't turn up and waltz around': Southgate snaps back at England 'spoilt children' claims
# Toys Out Of The Pram
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# Toys Out Of The Pram

'We don't turn up and waltz around': Southgate snaps back at England 'spoilt children' claims

Jul 7th 2018, 9:44 AM 10,018 Views 71 Comments

Having been branded as “spoilt children” by their opponents, the England manager has moved to reject such criticism.

'Brazil didn't know what to do': De Bruyne hails 'beautiful' Belgium
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# Russia 2018

'Brazil didn't know what to do': De Bruyne hails 'beautiful' Belgium

Jul 7th 2018, 9:11 AM 7,035 Views 18 Comments

Roberto Martinez’s side are into a World Cup semi-final.

# russia-2018 - Friday 6 July, 2018

France through to World Cup semi-finals as Uruguay keeper Muslera commits howler
# Allez Allez
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# Allez Allez

France through to World Cup semi-finals as Uruguay keeper Muslera commits howler

Jul 6th 2018, 4:53 PM 26,723 Views 28 Comments

Raphael Varane and Antoine Griezmann were on the scoresheet for Les Bleus in Nizhny Novgorod.

As it happened: Uruguay v France, World Cup quarter-final
# Liveblog
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# Liveblog

As it happened: Uruguay v France, World Cup quarter-final

Jul 6th 2018, 2:00 PM 33,904 Views 32 Comments

The first of the quarter-finals was down for decision, as Uruguay and France went head-to-head at the Nizhny Novgorod Arena.

# russia-2018 - Thursday 5 July, 2018

Hazard makes football beautiful, swoons Martinez
# Heart Eyes Emoji
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# Heart Eyes Emoji

Hazard makes football beautiful, swoons Martinez

Jul 5th 2018, 9:56 PM 2,980 Views 1 Comment

The Chelsea playmaker has been integral to Belgium’s run to the quarter-finals.

Southgate: England must make the most of World Cup draw
# Opportunity Knocks
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# Opportunity Knocks

Southgate: England must make the most of World Cup draw

Jul 5th 2018, 7:08 PM 4,249 Views 8 Comments

‘We might not have this opportunity again.’

# russia-2018 - Wednesday 4 July, 2018

Poll: Eight teams left in the race, but who do you now think will win the World Cup?
# Have Your Say
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# Have Your Say

Poll: Eight teams left in the race, but who do you now think will win the World Cup?

Jul 4th 2018, 10:16 PM 16,645 Views 11 Comments

The quarter-finals take place on Friday and Saturday.

Vardy doubtful for England's World Cup quarter-final after last-minute penalty switch
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# Russia 2018

Vardy doubtful for England's World Cup quarter-final after last-minute penalty switch

Jul 4th 2018, 4:41 PM 13,682 Views 10 Comments

The Leicester City striker came on as a substitute in the shootout win over Colombia, but he is struggling with a groin problem.

'We did not to deserve to lose, we have done more than England'
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# Russia 2018

'We did not to deserve to lose, we have done more than England'

Jul 4th 2018, 11:32 AM 9,172 Views 14 Comments

Colombia defender Yerry Mina said his side deserved a place in the World Cup quarter-finals.

# russia-2018 - Tuesday 3 July, 2018

As it happened: Colombia vs England, World Cup last 16
# Liveblog
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# Liveblog

As it happened: Colombia vs England, World Cup last 16

Jul 3rd 2018, 9:00 PM 74,217 Views 104 Comments

We went minute-by-minute as England and Colombia clashed at the Spartak Stadium.

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