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#World Cup

# 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.

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

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

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

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

Martinez 'honestly happy' to beat England to top spot

The Belgium coach has no regrets about beating England 1-0 to set up a potentially tricky run in the World Cup knockouts.

# world-cup - Thursday 28 June, 2018

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

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 This post contains videos

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

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 This post contains videos

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

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

Embassy-storming, Korean-cradling Mexico fans are winning this World Cup

The greatest fans in the world (right now).

# world-cup - Wednesday 27 June, 2018

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

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

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

South Korea celebrated like they had qualified for last 16 as players weren't told Sweden were cruising

Cho Hyun-woo says the players didn’t know the score in the other Group F game this afternoon.

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

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

From The Daily Edge 11 tweets that show how conflicted we are as a nation about Eamon Dunphy Eamo

11 tweets that show how conflicted we are as a nation about Eamon Dunphy

He can be a bit of a spoofer in fairness now.

Sweden's Sports Minister wears football jersey to parliament after World Cup player suffers racial attacks

Annika Strandhall wore a Jimmy Durmaz football jersey in parliament to show her support for the winger.

# world-cup - Tuesday 26 June, 2018

'The most important game in my career': Serbia determined to shine in do-or-die Brazil clash

The challenge of Brazil holds no fear for Aleksandar Kolarov.