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World Cup: Historical moments and stats so far

Three weeks after the long, nervous wait for the start of the most prestigious tournament in the World, Russia 2018 World cup group stage, the round of 16 and quarter-final games were finalised with several mixed reactions.
Russia's Sergei Ignashevich

Russia’s Sergei Ignashevich announces retirement after World Cup exit

Russia's most-capped player, Sergei Ignashevich, has announced his retirement after the hosts were eliminated from the World Cup by Croatia.
Russia players look dejected - Getty Images

Croatia oust Russia in another shootout to reach World Cup semifinals

Croatia won a second consecutive penalty shootout 4-3 to advance to the World Cup semifinals, ending the tournament for hosts Russia, who had equalised late in extra time.
Sergio Ramos of Spain

Sergio Ramos: Spain bow out of World Cup with heads held high

Sergio Ramos insists Spain leave with their "heads held high" after being dumped out of the World Cup by hosts Russia on Sunday.
Russia's goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev (R) dives for the ball during the Russia 2018 World Cup round of 16 football match between Spain and Russia at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow on July 1, 2018. Antonin THUILLIER - AFP

Igor Akinfeev stars as Russia stun Spain on penalties

Russia captain Igor Akinfeev saved two penalties in a dramatic shootout as the World Cup hosts dumped title contenders Spain out in the last 16 following a 1-1 draw.
Luis Suarez

Uruguay beat hosts Russia to finish top of Group A

Two early goals saw Uruguay finish top of group A as they inflicted Russia's first defeat of the World Cup in Samara, winning 3-0 to make it three victories from three and leave the hosts in second place.

Ahmed Musa: CSKA win over Akhmat was hard-earned

Nigeria forward, Ahmed Musa, has admitted that his club, CSKA Moscow, were made to sweat for their win against FK Akhmat in the Russia Premier League game on Sunday.

‘Amazing’ Lukaku won’t lose focus – Mourinho

Jose Mourinho backed Romelu Lukaku to ignore the hype about his superb start at Manchester United after the Belgian’s brace set up a 4-1 victory over CSKA Moscow.

Lukaku and Martial lead Man Utd in CSKA rout

Romelu Lukaku and Anthony Martial put CSKA Moscow to the sword as Manchester United took control of Champions League Group A with a ruthless 4-1 win on Wednesday.

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