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France manager Didier Deschamps

Didier Deschamps keeps handbrake on as France fail to thrill

France have booked their spot in the World Cup last 16 but a team forged in the image of coach Didier Deschamps is unlikely to win many friends or admirers.
Joe Hart

Manchester City’s Joe Hart vows to come back stronger

Joe Hart admitted he was "moping around" after missing out on England's World Cup squad but is now "filled with desire to get back to the top".
WORLD CUP 2018

FIFA: World Cup attendances pass one million mark

More than one million fans have attended games at the World Cup, organisers FIFA said in a statement on Thursday after Denmark’s 1-1 draw with Australia, the 21st match of the tournament in Russia.
Mark Geiger

FIFA condemns allegation by Moroccan on referee Mark Geiger

FIFA says it unequivocally condemns the allegation made by a member of the Moroccan team concerning referee Mark Geiger.

Enugu government opens viewing centers for ongoing World Cup

Enugu State Government has opened viewing centres for the ongoing FIFA World Cup, “Russia 2018” in strategic locations in Enugu and Nsukka metropolises.
Diego Costa

Diego Costa denies ‘provocation’ but admits to ‘lucky’ goal

Diego Costa rejected claims he intentionally stamped on Iran goalkeeper Ali Beiranvand during a tense 1-0 win over Iran but admitted his crucial match-winner for Spain came down to “luck”.
Fernando Hierro

Coach Hierro: Spain on tough path to glory

Fernando Hierro says Spain face a tough challenge to reach the World Cup knockout stage following a “lucky” 1-0 win against Iran that lifted the 2010 champions to the top of their group.

FIFA fines Mexico, Serbia over fans’ misbehaviour

The FIFA Disciplinary Committee has imposed a 10,000 Swiss Francs fine on both the Mexican Football Federation and the Serbian Football Federation for the misconduct of their fans.
Ruben Loftus-Cheek made a good impression during his 10 minutes off the bench against Tunisia. Photograph- Eddie Keogh for FA:Rex:Shutterstock

Ruben Loftus-Cheek threatens to quit Chelsea if not guaranteed first-team role

The 22-year-old has made 31 appearances for the Blues since making his debut in December 2014, 19 coming as a substitute, and the lack of opportunities led to him spending last season on loan at Crystal Palace.

Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo strikes again to knock Morocco out

Cristiano Ronaldo scored his fourth goal in two World Cup matches as Portugal won 1-0 against a Morocco side that created plenty of chances but were eliminated from the tournament.

Tunisia goalkeeper Mouez Hassen out of World Cup

Tunisia goalkeeper Mouez Hassen's World Cup is over after just 16 minutes of action due to an injured shoulder suffered in Monday's 2-1 loss to England, team officials said.

Cristiano Ronaldo looms for Morocco as Russia basks in glory

Cristiano Ronaldo trained his sights on Morocco on Wednesday after his stunning hat-trick in Portugal's World Cup opener, while 2010 winners Spain play Iran with the host nation buzzing from Russia's unexpected success.

Senegal to the rescue as African teams struggle at World Cup

Senegal proved to be Africa’s saving grace at the World Cup on Tuesday. Take away their win over Poland and it is five defeats in five for the continent’s representatives in Russia.

Christian Eriksen the dangerman as Australia bid to shape World Cup destiny

Captain Mile Jedinak says Australia cannot afford to focus solely on dangerman Christian Eriksen when they face Denmark looking for the win that could save their World Cup campaign.

Robert Martinez demands improvement from Belgium despite 3-0 win

Belgium head coach Roberto Martinez believes his side need to improve their level of performance at the World Cup, but "should not look for perfection."

Former FIFA boss Blatter arrives Moscow hotel

The former president of world soccer’s governing body FIFA, Sepp Blatter, has arrived in Russia where the football World Cup is currently ongoing.

Marcus Rashford: Video assistant referees must improve

England striker Marcus Rashford says the use of video assistant referees must improve during the World Cup.

England face anxious wait on Dele Alli thigh problem

England midfielder Dele Alli will undergo a scan on Tuesday on the thigh injury he sustained against Tunisia.

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Victor Moses: Super Eagles must beat tough, tactical Iceland

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