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Croatia into the quarter-finals on penalties

Croatia into the quarter-finals on penalties

Croatia beat Denmark 3-2 in a penalty shootout to reach the quarter-finals of the World Cup on Sunday after the round of 16 clash finished deadlocked at 1-1 after 90 minutes and extra time at the Nizhny Novgorod Stadium. Luka Modric had the chance to send his team into a...

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Russia defeats Spain in shootout at World Cup

Russia defeats Spain in shootout at World Cup

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia shockingly eliminated Spain from the World Cup, surviving two hours of dominance by the 2010 champions in a 1-1 draw and then winning a penalty shootout 4-3. Russia's captain and goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev saved spot-kicks from Jorge "Koke" Resurreccion and Iago...

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FIFA fines World Cup hosts Russia for discriminatory banner

FIFA fines World Cup hosts Russia for discriminatory banner

Global soccer governing body FIFA said Saturday it had fined World Cup hosts Russia 10,000 Swiss francs ($10,098.97) after their fans displayed a discriminatory banner during the country's 3-0 loss to Uruguay. Russia play Spain on Sunday after the country reached the World Cup knockout...

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Khazri gives Tunisia first finals win in 40 years

Khazri gives Tunisia first finals win in 40 years

Tunisia's Wahbi Khazri set up the first goal and scored the second to give the North African side their first World Cup win in 40 years with a 2-1 victory over debutants Panama in their final Group G match on Thursday. Fakhreddine Ben Youssef turned in Khazri's perfect cross in the 51st...

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Loew to consider position after early exit

Loew to consider position after early exit

Germany coach Joachim Loew said he would take time to consider his position after the defending champions tumbled out of the World Cup in the opening round for the first time since 1938. The 58-year-old, who took over in 2006 and recently signed a contract extension through to 2022,...

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South Korea have a 'one per cent chance' against Germany – Shin

South Korea have a 'one per cent chance' against Germany – Shin

South Korea coach Shin Tae-yong thinks his side have a "one per cent chance" of beating Germany and qualifying for the World Cup knockout phase when they face each other in Kazan on Wednesday. 100/1 chance for South Korea Although Korea have lost each of their two Group F...

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VAR-aided goal gives Spain top spot

VAR-aided goal gives Spain top spot

A goal from Iago Aspas in second-half stoppage time earned Spain a dramatic 2-2 draw against Morocco and top spot in World Cup Group B on Monday night at the Kaliningrad Stadium in Kaliningrad. It was far from convincing from La Roja, but enough to earn them first place in the group...

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Late penalty holds Portugal to runner-up spot in Group B

Late penalty holds Portugal to runner-up spot in Group B

An injury-time penalty from Karim Ansarifard secured Iran a 1-1 draw with Portugal in Saransk on Monday but was not enough to prevent the European champions reaching the last 16 of the World Cup as Group B runners-up. After Ansarifard struck, Vahid Amiri then hit the side-netting in the...

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Iranian fans attempt to disrupt Portugal's sleep at hotel

Iranian fans attempt to disrupt Portugal's sleep at hotel

Iranian fans have spent several overnight hours surrounding the hotel where Portugal's national team is based, making loud noises in an attempt to disrupt their opponents' sleep before a decisive World Cup match later Monday. Superstar Cristiano Ronaldo was filmed by Portuguese TV RTP...

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Saudi Arabia denies UEFA charge of hosting pirated sports channel

Saudi Arabia denies UEFA charge of hosting pirated sports channel

A row over broadcasting of the World Cup in Saudi Arabia has escalated, with Riyadh denying an allegation by European soccer's governing body that a television channel it says is illegally showing matches is based in the kingdom. UEFA has threatened action over beoutQ's airing on...

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Musa double gives Nigeria win against Iceland

Musa double gives Nigeria win against Iceland

Ahmed Musa returned to the line-up with devastating effect as he scored both goals for Nigeria to help them resuscitate their World Cup hopes in a 2-0 win over Iceland at the Volgograd Arena Friday. Left out of his country's opening Group D game at the tournament in Russia, Musa showed...

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Argentina 0-3 Croatia World Cup Russia 2018: match report

Argentina 0-3 Croatia World Cup Russia 2018: match report

Argentina's World Cups hang by a fraying thread after being thumped by Croatia in a Group D showdown that was billed as a game where Jorge Sampaoli's side had to show their credentials. From the start, they looked like a confused, nervous side with no cohesion and even fewer ambitions after the...

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Portugal hang on for slim win over courageous Morocco

Portugal hang on for slim win over courageous Morocco

Cristiano's fourth minute header was all that separated Portugal and Morocco on the final whistle in Moscow. Portugal top Group B on four points.

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Soaring hosts Russia steamroller Egypt despite Salah return

Soaring hosts Russia steamroller Egypt despite Salah return

World Cup hosts Russia eased past Egypt 3-1 on Tuesday to virtually seal their place in the last 16, while despite the return of star player Mohamed Salah the Africans face near-certain elimination. Egypt captain Ahmed Fathi's 47th minute own goal and further strikes from Denis...

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Poland 1-2 Senegal, Group H, World Cup 2018 Russia: report

Poland 1-2 Senegal, Group H, World Cup 2018 Russia: report

And it's all over! What a win for Senegal. They were gifted both goals, but judging on performance, they finish deserved winners. Colombia and Poland sit on the bottom of Group H, Senegal and Japan on top. It's really all to play for now in this group, and we can expect Colombia and...

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Tunisia 1-2 England World Cup Russia 2018: match report

Tunisia 1-2 England World Cup Russia 2018: match report

Harry Kane grabbed both of England's goals as they saw off a resolute but ultimately poor Tunisia side in Volgograd on Monday night. They left it late but the three points is all that matter in a tricky opener for Gareth Southgate's side. England started off with gusto and had the lead...

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Switzerland hold five-time champs Brazil to 1-1 draw in opener

Switzerland hold five-time champs Brazil to 1-1 draw in opener

Switzerland came up with a spirited performance in holding five-time champions Brazil to a 1-1 draw in their World Cup opener on Sunday.  Brazil came out guns ablazing and went ahead in the 11th minute on a tantalizing long strike by Philippe Coutinho. But Switzerland stood up to...

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Mexico earthquake detected after Lozano goal against Germany

Mexico earthquake detected after Lozano goal against Germany

 The Mexican government confirmed that their seismometers had registered an artificially created tremor in Mexico City at the time of the goal in the country's opening World Cup 2018 game against Germany. On the official Twitter account of government agency SIMMSA, a message was...

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