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#Russia 2018

# russia-2018 - Tuesday 3 July, 2018

Bundesliga star Forsberg on target as Sweden book World Cup quarter-final spot
# Knockout Stages
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# Knockout Stages

Bundesliga star Forsberg on target as Sweden book World Cup quarter-final spot

Jul 3rd 2018, 4:53 PM 15,627 Views 18 Comments

Emil Forsberg’s deflected strike was enough to seal Sweden’s passage into the last eight on Tuesday.

# russia-2018 - Sunday 1 July, 2018

Croatia prevail on penalties to book World Cup quarter-final spot as Danes exit
# Knockout Stages
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# Knockout Stages

Croatia prevail on penalties to book World Cup quarter-final spot as Danes exit

Jul 1st 2018, 9:55 PM 11,343 Views 58 Comments

Croatia booked their place in the final eight on Sunday after beating Denmark in Nizhny Novgorod.

Iniesta announces international retirement following Spain's World Cup exit
# CALLING IT A DAY
From The42
# CALLING IT A DAY

Iniesta announces international retirement following Spain's World Cup exit

Jul 1st 2018, 8:06 PM 7,918 Views 19 Comments

After more than 130 caps and three major titles, including the 2010 World Cup, the former Barcelona midfielder has hung up his boots

As it happened: Croatia vs Denmark, World Cup last-16
# World Cup
From The42
# World Cup

As it happened: Croatia vs Denmark, World Cup last-16

Jul 1st 2018, 6:15 PM 43,283 Views 19 Comments

We went minute-by-minute as Croatia and Denmark battled in Nizhny Novgorod.

Russia stun Spain on penalties as hosts progress to World Cup quarter-finals
# Upset
From The42
# Upset

Russia stun Spain on penalties as hosts progress to World Cup quarter-finals

Jul 1st 2018, 5:51 PM 25,400 Views 67 Comments

The host nation have knocked out Spain on penalties to progress to the final eight.

As it happened: Spain vs Russia, World Cup last-16
# Liveblog
From The42
# Liveblog

As it happened: Spain vs Russia, World Cup last-16

Jul 1st 2018, 2:00 PM 58,792 Views 18 Comments

We went minute-by-minute as Spain and Russia met at the Luzhniki Stadium.

Rooney: 'This could be England's year to win the World Cup'
# Optimisim
From The42
# Optimisim

Rooney: 'This could be England's year to win the World Cup'

Jul 1st 2018, 12:41 PM 10,517 Views 17 Comments

England’s all-time leading goalscorer believes Gareth Southgate’s side are capable of going all the way at Russia 2018.

'Without Messi we are just another team': Maradona laments Argentina's early exit
# Russia 2018
From The42
# Russia 2018

'Without Messi we are just another team': Maradona laments Argentina's early exit

Jul 1st 2018, 11:00 AM 8,674 Views 8 Comments

The 1986 World Cup winner did not see anything that surprised him as his country made their exit from Russia 2018.

Ronaldo tight-lipped on future after World Cup elimination
# Heading Home
From The42
# Heading Home

Ronaldo tight-lipped on future after World Cup elimination

Jul 1st 2018, 9:30 AM 7,754 Views 5 Comments

‘Now is not the time to talk about the future.’

# russia-2018 - Saturday 30 June, 2018

Mascherano announces international retirement following Argentina's World Cup exit
# Retirement
From The42
# Retirement

Mascherano announces international retirement following Argentina's World Cup exit

Jun 30th 2018, 9:04 PM 8,231 Views 10 Comments

The versatile 34-year-old has called time on his career with the Aliceleste.

'It's flattering to be compared to a great player like Pele, but he's in another category'
# Teenage Sensation
From The42
# Teenage Sensation

'It's flattering to be compared to a great player like Pele, but he's in another category'

Jun 30th 2018, 6:24 PM 9,457 Views 5 Comments

Kylian Mbappe became the first teenager to score two goals in a World Cup game since Pele in 1958.

Mbappe stars with a brilliant double as France dump Argentina out of the World Cup
# Knockout Stages
From The42
# Knockout Stages

Mbappe stars with a brilliant double as France dump Argentina out of the World Cup

Jun 30th 2018, 5:00 PM 19,642 Views 32 Comments

France booked their place in the last eight of the World Cup as they overcame Argentina in a seven-goal thriller in Kazan.

As it happened: France vs Argentina, World Cup last-16
# Liveblog
From The42
# Liveblog

As it happened: France vs Argentina, World Cup last-16

Jun 30th 2018, 2:15 PM 31,934 Views 52 Comments

We went minute-by-minute as France and Argentina met in the opening game of the knockout stages.

# russia-2018 - Friday 29 June, 2018

335 VAR checks in World Cup brings 99% decision-making accuracy, according to Fifa
# The Story So Var
From The42
# The Story So Var

335 VAR checks in World Cup brings 99% decision-making accuracy, according to Fifa

Jun 29th 2018, 4:52 PM 6,084 Views 10 Comments

Referee committee chairman Pierluigi Collina delivered his group stage report on the newly-adopted technology today.

'We know Messi can decide our fate' - Lloris warns France ahead of Argentina clash
# Warning
From The42
# Warning

'We know Messi can decide our fate' - Lloris warns France ahead of Argentina clash

Jun 29th 2018, 4:29 PM 3,890 Views 5 Comments

The Tottenham goalkeeper is aware the Argentina star has the ability to send Les Bleus out of the World Cup.

Russian media enjoying 'told you so' moment with conspicuous absence of hooliganism
# World Cup
From The42
# World Cup

Russian media enjoying 'told you so' moment with conspicuous absence of hooliganism

Jun 29th 2018, 4:00 PM 9,054 Views 9 Comments

The FSB reportedly issued an ultimatum to hooligan ring-leaders before the tournament.

Iranian World Cup star quits international football after criticism affected mother's health
# Putting Family First
From The42
# Putting Family First

Iranian World Cup star quits international football after criticism affected mother's health

Jun 29th 2018, 11:57 AM 7,253 Views 4 Comments

23-year-old striker Sardar Azmoun, nicknamed ‘the Iranian Messi’ has explained why he won’t be lining out for his country in the future.

Which was your favourite goal from the World Cup group stages?
# Top Drawer
From The42
# Top Drawer

Which was your favourite goal from the World Cup group stages?

Jun 29th 2018, 11:31 AM 9,362 Views 19 Comments

There have been some unbelievable finishes in Russia over the past two weeks.

# russia-2018 - Thursday 28 June, 2018

Last-16 meeting with Colombia is England's 'biggest game for a decade', says Southgate
# Three Lions
From The42
# Three Lions

Last-16 meeting with Colombia is England's 'biggest game for a decade', says Southgate

Jun 28th 2018, 10:00 PM 7,625 Views 28 Comments

England will take on Colombia in the knockout stages of the World Cup on Tuesday.

Brilliant Januzaj strike sees unbeaten Belgium top Group G as England suffer World Cup defeat
# Unbeaten
From The42
# Unbeaten

Brilliant Januzaj strike sees unbeaten Belgium top Group G as England suffer World Cup defeat

Jun 28th 2018, 8:53 PM 9,421 Views 19 Comments

A stunning goal from Adnan Januzaj saw Belgium defeat England to make it three wins from three.

Michy Batshuayi celebrated Belgium's opening goal by kicking the ball into his own face
# Fail
From The42
# Fail

Michy Batshuayi celebrated Belgium's opening goal by kicking the ball into his own face

Jun 28th 2018, 8:25 PM 13,823 Views 4 Comments

What a strike from Adnan Januzaj.

Here's how Senegal were knocked out of the World Cup on yellow cards
# Small Margins
From The42
# Small Margins

Here's how Senegal were knocked out of the World Cup on yellow cards

Jun 28th 2018, 5:13 PM 33,065 Views 44 Comments

It is the first time in World Cup history a team has been knocked out based on Fifa’s Fair Play points.

# russia-2018 - Wednesday 27 June, 2018

'We're here to win, not plot final route,' says England boss Southgate
# It's Coming Home
From The42
# It's Coming Home

'We're here to win, not plot final route,' says England boss Southgate

Jun 27th 2018, 9:46 PM 9,436 Views 18 Comments

England face Belgium in their final group game tomorrow.

Neymar's influence grows as Brazil cruise through to last-16 meeting with Mexico
# Samba Soccer
From The42
# Samba Soccer

Neymar's influence grows as Brazil cruise through to last-16 meeting with Mexico

Jun 27th 2018, 9:05 PM 20,553 Views 12 Comments

Goals from Paulinho and Thiago Silva ensured Brazil avoided any drama to advance through as group winners.

'He's still recovering' - Belgium's top marksman Lukaku ruled out of Group G showdown with England
# Injury
From The42
# Injury

'He's still recovering' - Belgium's top marksman Lukaku ruled out of Group G showdown with England

Jun 27th 2018, 7:31 PM 7,432 Views 5 Comments

Tomorrow’s game has come a day too soon for the Man United striker, according to Roberto Martinez.

As it happened: Serbia v Brazil, World Cup, Group E
# Liveblog
From The42
# Liveblog

As it happened: Serbia v Brazil, World Cup, Group E

Jun 27th 2018, 6:22 PM 18,881 Views 9 Comments

Could Brazil book their place in the knockout stages? We had minute-by-minute from Moscow.

Loew considers quitting after Germany's shock World Cup exit
# Down And Out
From The42
# Down And Out

Loew considers quitting after Germany's shock World Cup exit

Jun 27th 2018, 6:13 PM 9,059 Views 22 Comments

Defender Mats Hummels said an early exit is a ‘bitter shock’ for the defending champions.

Mexico well beaten by Sweden but both progress to knockouts at Germany's expense
# Russia 2018
From The42
# Russia 2018

Mexico well beaten by Sweden but both progress to knockouts at Germany's expense

Jun 27th 2018, 5:22 PM 6,265 Views 2 Comments

Strikes from Ludwig Augustinsson, Andreas Granqvist and an Edson Alvarez own goal helped the Europeans to a 3-0 win in Ekaterinburg.

As it happened: South Korea v Germany, World Cup, Group F
# Minute-by-Minute
From The42
# Minute-by-Minute

As it happened: South Korea v Germany, World Cup, Group F

Jun 27th 2018, 2:25 PM 33,671 Views 12 Comments

The holders were aiming to book their place in the knockout stages, but their opponents, Mexico and Sweden were all still in contention.

# russia-2018 - Tuesday 26 June, 2018

Striker who had drugs ban lifted fires Peru to World Cup victory and sends Socceroos packing
# A Long Time Coming
From The42
# A Long Time Coming

Striker who had drugs ban lifted fires Peru to World Cup victory and sends Socceroos packing

Jun 26th 2018, 5:45 PM 6,740 Views 2 Comments

Captain Paolo Guerrero set up the first and scored the second against Australia at Fisht Stadium.

France and Denmark stroll into the last 16 after drab affair in Moscow
# Stalemate
From The42
# Stalemate

France and Denmark stroll into the last 16 after drab affair in Moscow

Jun 26th 2018, 5:15 PM 4,977 Views 6 Comments

The European nations were both content to play out the first 0-0 draw of this summer’s World Cup.

Dunphy: 'I don’t know how Roy Keane can go on television and open his mouth'
# Scathing
From The42
# Scathing

Dunphy: 'I don’t know how Roy Keane can go on television and open his mouth'

Jun 26th 2018, 12:14 PM 57,045 Views 89 Comments

The RTÉ pundit claims the Ireland assistant boss has become a ‘caricature’, while branding his team ‘the most backward football nation in the world right now’.

Argentina fined for 'homophobic and insulting chants' during defeat to Croatia
# Russia 2018
From The42
# Russia 2018

Argentina fined for 'homophobic and insulting chants' during defeat to Croatia

Jun 26th 2018, 12:25 AM 5,944 Views 3 Comments

Fifa said there were a range of incidents during the Group D clash.

# russia-2018 - Monday 25 June, 2018

'VAR is not going well': Queiroz fuming Ronaldo wasn't sent-off for elbow
# Controversy
From The42
# Controversy

'VAR is not going well': Queiroz fuming Ronaldo wasn't sent-off for elbow

Jun 25th 2018, 10:48 PM 11,698 Views 20 Comments

The Iran coach was not happy after tonight’s game.

'Transmission issue' affects RTÉ's live coverage of Spain-Morocco clash
# Technical Difficulties
From The42
# Technical Difficulties

'Transmission issue' affects RTÉ's live coverage of Spain-Morocco clash

Jun 25th 2018, 10:39 PM 9,594 Views 9 Comments

Viewers missed a large chunk of tonight’s Group B clash.

Let-off for Switzerland as three key players avoid World Cup ban for eagle celebrations
# Slap On The Wrist
From The42
# Slap On The Wrist

Let-off for Switzerland as three key players avoid World Cup ban for eagle celebrations

Jun 25th 2018, 6:27 PM 6,745 Views 6 Comments

Xhaka, Shaqiri and Lichtsteiner will be available to face Costa Rica.

Uruguay top Group A as Suarez and Cavani fire them to victory over 10-man Russia
# Solid
From The42
# Solid

Uruguay top Group A as Suarez and Cavani fire them to victory over 10-man Russia

Jun 25th 2018, 5:18 PM 4,505 Views 2 Comments

The South Americans earned a 3-0 win, and Oscar Tabarez’s men have yet to concede at this summer’s World Cup.

Salah on target before record-breaking goalkeeper saves a penalty
# Eventful
From The42
# Eventful

Salah on target before record-breaking goalkeeper saves a penalty

Jun 25th 2018, 4:07 PM 10,832 Views 9 Comments

But Saudi Arabia claimed a 2-1 win over Egypt in Volgograd.

Suarez put Uruguay ahead against the hosts with a well-placed free-kick
# Set-piece
From The42
# Set-piece

Suarez put Uruguay ahead against the hosts with a well-placed free-kick

Jun 25th 2018, 3:19 PM 4,795 Views 4 Comments

It’s the Barcelona striker’s second goal of the tournament.

45-year-old Egypt goalkeeper becomes World Cup's oldest-ever player
# But A Number
From The42
# But A Number

45-year-old Egypt goalkeeper becomes World Cup's oldest-ever player

Jun 25th 2018, 2:47 PM 6,672 Views 6 Comments

There are three managers at the tournament who are younger than Essam El Hadary.