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#World Cup

# world-cup - Saturday 7 July, 2018

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

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 This post contains videos

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

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

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

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

Not the best start to the day for the Swedes.

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

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

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

# world-cup - Friday 6 July, 2018

Belgium survive Brazil second half surge to book World Cup semi-final spot

Kevin De Bruyne starred as Belgium dump Brazil out of the World Cup.

From The Daily Edge Of course Boohoo have come out with a 'lt's Coming Home' t-shirt for the World Cup England V Sweden

Maradona apologises to Fifa over England 'monumental theft' claim

Referee Mark Geiger was slammed by the outspoken Argentina legend, who has now admitted he went too far in his criticisms.

Injury-stricken Jamie Vardy the only doubt as England prepare for Sweden

As of now, it looks like he’ll miss their World Cup quarter-final.

# world-cup - Thursday 5 July, 2018

Hazard makes football beautiful, swoons Martinez

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

Southgate: England must make the most of World Cup draw

‘We might not have this opportunity again.’

From The Daily Edge Irish actor Niall Sheehy was raging at audience members who watched England's penalty shootout in the middle of his play Phones Off

Irish actor Niall Sheehy was raging at audience members who watched England's penalty shootout in the middle of his play

The two women involved apparently started cheering when England scored.

Sterling proud of England for refusing to rise to Colombia's 'silly' antics

“They were trying to do everything they could to get into our heads but we kept cool heads.”

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Do you want England to win the World Cup? This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you want England to win the World Cup?

Football’s hardly coming home…..is it?

# world-cup - 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 This post contains a poll

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

The quarter-finals take place on Friday and Saturday.

Blow for Uruguay as Cavani looks set to miss last-eight showdown with France

The Paris Saint-Germain forward, who has three goals in the tournament already, limped out of last Saturday’s win over Portugal.

From TheJournal.ie 4 events for... anyone with football fever during the World Cup 4 Events For

4 events for... anyone with football fever during the World Cup

Here’s how to get your fix. Without watching any telly.

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

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

# world-cup - Tuesday 3 July, 2018

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

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

Colombia lucky not to be down to 10 men as Barrios puts the head in on Henderson World Cup This post contains a poll This post contains videos

Colombia lucky not to be down to 10 men as Barrios puts the head in on Henderson

The Colombian escaped with a yellow card.

Bundesliga star Forsberg on target as Sweden book World Cup quarter-final spot Knockout Stages This post contains videos

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

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

# world-cup - Monday 2 July, 2018

Japan shocked Belgium into action with two goals in four minutes World Cup This post contains videos

Japan shocked Belgium into action with two goals in four minutes

A cagey affair turned to brilliant World Cup chaos in the second half.

From The Daily Edge England fans think they might win the World Cup and Irish people are having none of it Football Is Staying Put

England fans think they might win the World Cup and Irish people are having none of it

With the loss of Germany and Spain, England fans are getting hopeful.

Martin O'Neill brands Neymar ‘absolutely pathetic’ after frantic over-acting

‘I wouldn’t want to see him coming out of the doctors surgery after getting a flu injection’

# world-cup - Sunday 1 July, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ronaldo tight-lipped on future after World Cup elimination

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

# world-cup - Saturday 30 June, 2018

Mascherano announces international retirement following Argentina's World Cup exit

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'

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

'We're not the favourites, we're playing against the country that invented football'

Colombia’s Carlos Sanchez believes “small details” will determine the outcome of their clash with England.

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

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

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

'England have clear path to World Cup semi-finals'

“If we don’t get to the last four I’d be shocked,” says Paul Merson. What could possibly go wrong?

FIFA backs 'football great' Maradona but urges World Cup star to be respectful

The former Napoli and Barcelona No 10 has been a colourful presence in the stands for his home nation, but his behaviour has attracted criticism.

# world-cup - Friday 29 June, 2018

Hope Solo set for RTÉ panel debut as World Cup last 16 schedule is announced

The former US goalkeeper arrives into studio early next week for the knockout stages.