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Captain Kane rescues England in additional time By AFP | Last Updated: 19th June, 2018, 02:29

Harry Maguire wins a header from a corner and Kane is on hand at the far post to nod in the winner before being mobbed by his ecstatic teammates

Captain Kane rescues England in additional time

Croatia game 'crucial' for Argentina: Mercado Croatia game 'crucial' for Argentina: Mercado

Croatia lead the group after a 2-0 victory over Nigeria and would seal their place in the knockout stages with a win against Argentina


Budweiser-sponsored award triggers religion debate in World Cup Budweiser-sponsored award triggers religion debate in World Cup

The reason, it has been widely reported, is that El-Shenawy is Muslim, and the “prize” handed out for being the best performer in each World Cup game


Belgium get comfortable 3-0 victory over Panama Belgium get comfortable 3-0 victory over Panama

With Panama forced to throw more bodies forward, they were punished on the break a quarter of an hour from the end


Granqvist penalty earns Sweden win Granqvist penalty earns Sweden win

Sweden, who join Mexico at the top of Group F on three points, created the better chances in Nizhny Novgorod



England expects as dark horses Belgium launch World Cup campaign
England expects as dark horses Belgium launch World Cup campaign

England, winners on football’s biggest stage more than half a century ago, crashed out without a win four years ago in Brazil


Portugal ‘stronger than Morocco’, says Andre Silva Portugal ‘stronger than Morocco’, says Andre Silva

Cristiano Ronaldo has tipped the 22-year-old Silva, who moved to Milan from Porto last year, as his long-term successor in the Portugal team


Argentina are a disgrace: Diego Maradona Argentina are a disgrace: Maradona

Lionel Messi missed a penalty as his side were surprisingly held by debutants Iceland in their opening Group D game on Saturday


2018 FIFA World Cup: Sweden to face  South Korea today 2018 FIFA World Cup: Sweden to face S Korea today

Sweden will be hoping to kick-start their Group F campaign with a victory


Hazard ready to make mark on World Cup, says Martinez 'Hazard ready to make mark on World Cup'

The 27-year-old attacking midfielder is fresh from winning the FA Cup with Chelsea, scoring the only goal in the final against Manchester United


Brazil held 1-1 by Switzerland in World Cup Brazil held 1-1 by Switzerland in World Cup

Coutinho opened the scoring with a magical curling long range shot on 20 minutes, but Zuber headed the Swiss back level five minutes after the restart


Maradona pours scorn on Argentina coach after Iceland draw Maradona pours scorn on Argentina coach after Iceland draw

"I don't blame the players. I could blame the lack of work rate. But I can't blame the players, much less Messi, who gave it all he had," Diego says


World Cup holders Germany crash to Mexico defeat World Cup holders Germany crash to Mexico defeat

The highly-rated PSV Eindhoven forward strikes the winner on 35 minutes after a blistering counter-attack at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow


Messi not Maradona, he needs support: Crespo Messi not Maradona, he needs support: Crespo

Messi had 11 shots without scoring - setting a new Argentina record for the World Cup - and was dejected at the final whistle


Serbia beat Costa Rica through Kolarov free-kick Serbia beat Costa Rica through Kolarov free-kick

Serbia captain Kolarov - the former Manchester City defender - scored from 25 yards when he curled the ball over the Costa Rica wall


Neymar to make World Cup bow as Germany launch campaign
Neymar to make World Cup bow as Germany launch campaign

Neymar is the focal point of one of the most menacing attacks in the tournament, and could line up in a front four that includes Gabriel Jesus


Denmark beat Peru 1-0 in World Cup Denmark beat Peru 1-0 in World Cup

The win extends Denmark's unbeaten run to 16 games without defeat and end Peru's 15-match unbeaten streak


Mexico coach vows to go ‘head to head’ with Germany Mexico coach vows to go ‘head to head’ with Germany

Germany defeated Mexico 4-1 on the way to hoisting the Confederations Cup trophy in Russia last year


Iceland's hero keeper did homework to psych out Messi Iceland's hero keeper did homework to psych out Messi

Halldorsson was the hero when he palmed away Messi's spot kick in the 63rd minute, correctly gambling that the Barca talisman would shoot to his right


Modric seals Croatia win after own goal Modric seals Croatia win after own goal

Victory takes Croatia top of their group, after Iceland held Argentina 1-1earlier on Saturday


Germany and Brazil roll into the World Cup Germany and Brazil roll into the World Cup

Brazil meet Switzerland in the newly-built 45,000 Rostov Arena in Sunday’s evening game


Ronaldo 1 Messi 0 in World Cup duel Ronaldo 1 Messi 0 in World Cup duel

Messi, with the score at 1-1, drove his free-kick straight into the wall, booting the ball into the air in frustration as the final whistle sounded


Messi misses penalty, Iceland holds Argentina to 1-1 draw Messi misses penalty, Iceland holds Argentina to 1-1 draw

Messi failed to give his team the lead when his 64th-minute penalty was stopped by Hannes Halldorsson


Griezmann hits historic VAR penalty as France squeeze past Australia France beat Australia 2-1 in World Cup

In a match that sees Deschamps' men frustrated throughout by a gutsy Australian defensive display, French pride is only restored in the 81st minute


Video Assistant Referee system used for first time in World Cup history VAR system used for first time in World Cup history

Referee Cunha from Uruguay did not award a spot-kick but after viewing the VAR footage, ruled it was a penalty and Griezmann gave France a 1-0 lead


Costa finally making himself at home in Spain set-up Costa finally making himself at home in Spain set-up

The Brazilian-born Costa twice replied to Cristiano Ronaldo goals to haul Spain back on level terms on a muggy evening by the Black Sea


Messi, the superstar illuminating a small Russian town Messi, the superstar illuminating a small Russian town

Around 400 fans flocked to Argentina’s base camp for the team’s first open training session, each and every one desperate to steal a glimpse of Messi


Messi, Ronaldo from another planet, so I’m world’s best: Neymar I am the best in the world: Neymar

Brazil will debut on Sunday against Switzerland in Rostov


Messi to put heat on Iceland as France target Australia Messi to put heat on Iceland as France target Australia

Messi is under immense pressure to secure his first major international trophy and make amends for Argentina’s loss to Germany in the 2014 final


World Cup reality beckons for Gudmundsson, Iceland World Cup reality beckons for Gudmundsson, Iceland

Gudmundsson's first World Cup memory - as a 7 year old - was David Beckham's red card against Argentina in the last 16 in 1998.


Ronaldo scores hat trick, Portugal draws 3-3 with Spain Portugal draws 3-3 with Spain

Ronaldo becomes the fourth player to score in four World Cups, joining Pele, Miroslav Klose and Uwe Seeler


Suicide goal hands Iran late victory over Morocco Suicide goal hands Iran late victory over Morocco

Morocco should at least take heart from a blistering first half an hour, during which their zip and zest deemed them virtually unplayable


Jailed Brazil ex-president Lula now a World Cup commentator Jailed Brazil ex-president Lula now a World Cup commentator

Despite his incarceration, Lula remains popular and is far ahead in a poll of candidates in Brazil's October presidential election


Uruguay strike late to beat Egypt as Salah sits out match Salah-less Egypt defeated by 1-0 against Uruguay

That is an extremely hard-fought win for Uruguay, who are traditionally slow starters at FIFA World Cups


Shell-shocked Spain face Portugal in World Cup blockbuster Spain face Portugal in World Cup

Queiroz freely admits Iran are the underdogs of the group


Nervy Argentina seek Messi magic against Iceland Nervy Argentina seek Messi magic against Iceland

The two-time champions arrived in Russia dogged by poor form, injuries and controversy


Salah declared fit to play Egypt World Cup opener Salah declared fit to play Egypt World Cup opener

The striker's return after weeks of uncertainty is a massive boost for Egypt and for the tournament in Russia


Eriksen-inspired Denmark out to spoil Peru's World Cup return Eriksen-inspired Denmark out to spoil Peru's World Cup return

The presence of Flamengo forward Guerrero is a huge relief to Peru boss Ricardo Gareca after his 14-month ban for taking cocaine was overturned


Time for France to show world-class pedigree Time for France to show world-class pedigree

Bold predictions aside, on paper France should breeze through a Group C which also features Peru and Denmark


Cheryshev says World Cup starring role 'beyond my dreams' Cheryshev says World Cup starring role 'beyond my dreams'

The former Real Madrid player scored twice in a convincing 5-0 defeat of Group A opponents Saudi Arabia


Shellshocked Spain face Portugal in early World Cup treat Shellshocked Spain face Portugal in early World Cup treat

The Spanish team had been tipped as one of the favourites to win the trophy for a second time after a two-year unbeaten run under Lopetegui

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