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#World Cup

# world-cup - Wednesday 27 June, 2018

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.

Germany suspends two members of backroom staff over spat with Swedes

Uli Voigt and Georg Behlau have been told not to attend tomorrow’s final Group F match against South Korea.

2019 World Cup a thrilling prospect for Schmidt's superb Ireland

Ireland had a stunning season in which they beat everyone in the World Rugby Top 10 aside from the All Blacks.

'We want to apologise to all the Egyptian fans - we will be back again in 2022'

Mohamed Salah has apologised after his side departed the World Cup without a point from their three games.

# world-cup - Monday 25 June, 2018

'We can't afford to relax...We need to be awake with our eyes open' - Hierro

Spain and Portugal are targetting last 16 places today.

On the brink, Argentina handed a final shot at World Cup salvation

Leo Messi and the rest of Jorge Sampaoli’s troubled squad have one final shot at redemption against Nigeria on Tuesday.

# world-cup - Sunday 24 June, 2018

As it happened: England vs Panama, World Cup

We went minute-by-minute as England took on Panama in Group G at the Nizhny Novgorod Stadium.

# world-cup - Saturday 23 June, 2018

From The Daily Edge Which World Cup Player Is Your Boyfriend? BOYFRIEND

Which World Cup Player Is Your Boyfriend?

The question we all want answered.

Chicharito and Vela on the scoresheet as impressive Mexico make it two wins from two

Javier Hernandez scored his 50th international goal as Mexico defeated South Korea 2-1 on Saturday.

The Mexican fans at the World Cup who took a cardboard cutout friend to Russia

This is what happens when you pull out of a trip.

Lukaku and Hazard star with a brace each as Belgium crush Tunisia in seven goal contest

Roberto Martinez’s side are on the brink of the knockout stages following a one-sided victory in Moscow.

# world-cup - Friday 22 June, 2018

Brilliant Musa double inspires Nigeria to victory as Group D is blown wide open

Leicester City forward Ahmed Musa sent the Super Eagles into second place with an impressive brace against Iceland.

Sublime! Ahmed Musa's outrageous half-volley is one of the goals of the World Cup Worldie This post contains videos

Sublime! Ahmed Musa's outrageous half-volley is one of the goals of the World Cup

The forward’s 14th goal for his country is surely a goal of the competition contender.

Lovren believes Croatia can surpass achievements of 1998 World Cup heroes

With Davor Suker to the fore, Croatia came third at the World Cup in France 20 years ago.

Schmidt to make decision on Ireland future by the end of the year

The Kiwi is out of contract after the 2019 World Cup and plans to put his family first.

From TheJournal.ie 'This is not a trivial offence, but a sexual assault': Female reporter groped during World Cup report Me Too This post contains videos

'This is not a trivial offence, but a sexual assault': Female reporter groped during World Cup report

Julieth Gonzalez Theran said she was determined to keep doing her job.

# world-cup - Thursday 21 June, 2018

'The Argentina squad clouds Leo's brilliance. He is limited because the team doesn't gel'

“I’m very hurt by this defeat,” says Jorge Sampaoli, “but I probably didn’t set up my team in the right way.”

Argentina on the brink of premature World Cup exit as Croatia cruise to incredible victory

A heavy defeat leaves Argentina on just one point after two games and on the cusp of an early exit.

Willy Caballero gifts Croatia their opening goal with an all-time absolute howler World Cup This post contains videos

Willy Caballero gifts Croatia their opening goal with an all-time absolute howler

Ante Rebic punished the Argentinian keeper’s mistake.

As it happened: Argentina vs Croatia, World Cup

We went minute-by-minute as Argentina faced Croatia in a crucial Group D encounter.

Hazard plays down Lukaku criticism after accusing striker of 'hiding up front'

“Even though we have good players, it is not easy for us to play with a man short.”

Pochettino hails England captain Kane as 'the best striker in the world'

“That is the complete player, that is somebody who can change and evolve as the game is being played.”

# world-cup - Wednesday 20 June, 2018

Diego Costa shins Spain to nervy win - but dogged Iran are not out of Group B yet Lucky Bounce This post contains videos

Diego Costa shins Spain to nervy win - but dogged Iran are not out of Group B yet

Spain join Portugal in pole position to progress from Group B.

Suarez leads Uruguay to the knockout stages as Saudi Arabia exit World Cup

Uruguay made it two wins from two on Wednesday afternoon as Saudi Arabia become the second team to exit this year’s World Cup.

Chelsea youngster ready to answer England's call

With Dele Alli doubtful through injury, Ruben Loftus-Cheek could start against Panama.

From The Daily Edge Can we just talk about the wild life of Paul the Octopus for a minute? World Cup Memories

Can we just talk about the wild life of Paul the Octopus for a minute?

People used to send him death threats and he was offered state protection by the Prime Minister of Spain.

'I want to prove people wrong': Kane aiming to reach Ronaldo and Messi levels

The England captain says he is out to prove a point at the World Cup.

# world-cup - Tuesday 19 June, 2018

Niang pounces for opportunistic goal as Senegal stun Poland for first African win at World Cup Howler This post contains videos

Niang pounces for opportunistic goal as Senegal stun Poland for first African win at World Cup

The Poland players were incensed his goal was allowed.

Neymar limps out of training with 'painful right ankle', setting Brazilian alarm bells ringing

After a frustrating 1-1 draw with Switzerland on Sunday night Brazil will next take on Costa Rica on Friday.

Japan defeat 10-man Colombia following third-minute red card to take command of Group H

Goals from Shinji Kagawa and Yuya Osako saw Japan upset the 2014 quarter-finalists on Tuesday.

'Football doesn't give room for any of this' - Babayaro hits out at 'fashionista' Eagles at World Cup

Nigeria’s eye-catching kits have drawn more attention than any other at the tournament, but, sadly the same can’t be said of their football so far.

'There’s a decent chance that he'll stay' - IRFU hope Schmidt will re-sign

The Ireland head coach’s current contract expires after the 2019 World Cup.

# world-cup - Monday 18 June, 2018

Tunisia draw level against England after Kyle Walker concedes penalty for stray elbow Needless This post contains videos

Tunisia draw level against England after Kyle Walker concedes penalty for stray elbow

Fakhreddine Ben Youssef was fouled by Kyle Walker in England’s box.

As it happened: England v Tunisia, World Cup

England took on Tunisia in their opening 2018 World Cup encounter.

Egypt say Mo Salah is fit (again) ahead of clash with World Cup hosts

However, the Liverpool star will have to pass a fitness test.

Fifa opens disciplinary proceedings against Mexico over alleged homophobic chants by fans

It is alleged some Mexico fans chanted slurs at Germany goalkeeper Manuel Neuer.

VAR proves spot on for Swedes as they make strong start in Group F against South Korea

Veteran Swedish skipper Andreas Granqvist scored the only goal of the game.

'If they want to buy me, they know what to do': Hazard opens exit door with transfer message to Madrid

The Belgium international continues to be heavily linked with a summer switch to Spain.