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Uruguay through to knockout stage after 1-0 win over Saudi Arabia

Uruguay 1 (Suarez 23′) Saudi Arabia 0 By Emma McColl Striker Luis Suarez has locked in a position in the knockout stage for Uruguay after a 1-0 win over Saudi Arabia in the Group B match in Rostov. Suarez marked his 100th international appearance for his country with a goal in the 23rd minute. Carlos […]

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Russia close in on knockout stages with 3-1 win over Egypt

Russia 3 (A Fathi 47’ og, Cheryshev 59’, Dzyuba 62’) Egypt 1 (M Salah 73’ pen) By Charlie Johns Russia all but secured a knockout stage berth while Egypt are all but finished after suffering a 3-1 defeat to the host nation. Russia scored another big win in this World Cup despite the return of […]

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Uruguay grab late winner in 1-0 win over Egypt

  URUGUAY 1 (Gimenez 89’) EGYPT 0 By Charlie Johns Uruguay grabbed their first win in an opening World Cup game in 48 years as fighting Pharaohs feel tough defeat. The 2018 FIFA World Cup started off slow for both teams in Ekaterinburg with goals being hard to come by due to some strong defence […]

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Russia romp to World Cup opening over Saudi Arabia 5-0

By Emma McColl RUSSIA 5 Yuriy Gazinsky 12 Denis Cheryshev 43, 91 Artem Dzybua 71 Denis Cheryshev Alexandra Golovin 94 SAUDI ARABIA 0 Russia opened the 2018 FIFA World Cup with the second-highest win ever recorded in an opening match. Standout performances by Denis Cheryshev and Aleksandr Golovin led the host nation to a 5-0 […]

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Saudi Arabia

By Emma McColl   📸 | The Saudi national team just left its residence in Germany and went to Cologne Bonn International Airport heading to Saint Petersburg in Russia. #WorldCup2018#GreenFalcons pic.twitter.com/ChSsmFMW1L — Saudi National Team (@SaudiNT_EN) June 9, 2018 The Saudi national team Team: Saudi Arabia Nickname: Al Sogour Al Akhdar / The Green Falcons […]

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Russia

By: Emma McColl Team: Russia Nickname: Sbornaya (The National Team) World Cup appearances: 10 (best result was 4th in 1966) World Ranking: 70 (one of the lowest ranked teams in the tournament) Coach: Stanislav Cherchesov Captain: Igor Akinfeev Russian squad for the FIFA World Cup 2018 @FIFAWorldCup in English pic.twitter.com/e6RogmCDRF — Сборная России (@TeamRussia) June […]

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Uruguay

By Charlie Johns Team: Uruguay Nickname: Charrúas or The Olympic Sky Blue World Cup appearances: 12 (Winners in 1930 and 1950) World ranking: 14 Coach: Oscar Washington Tabarez Captain: Diego Godín Player to watch: Luis Suárez He is Uruguay’s all-time leading goal scorer, and won European and world club honours with Barcelona. Has a knack […]

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Egypt

By Charlie Johns Team: Egypt Nickname: The Pharoahs World Cup appearances: 2 World Ranking: 45 Coach: Héctor Cúper Captain: Essam El-Hadary Player to watch: Mohamed Salah The speedy forward plays for Liverpool FC in the English Premier League. He scored 71 per cent of The Pharoahs goals in the Russia World Cup 2018 qualifying matches. […]

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Getting Real About Illicit Drug Use at EDM Festivals

The electronic dance music (EDM) business, propelled by large scale music festivals, has grown to an estimated worth of $4.5 billion, […]

Penalties – the ‘new’ normal

By Etta McEwan Penalties bring about three things, controversy, criticism, and conversation. And after week one of the 2018 FIFA […]

Brazil leave it until injury time to score 2-0 win over Costa Rica

Brazil 2 (Coutinho 90’ + 1, Neymar 90’ + 7) Costa Rica 0 By Caleb Mitchell A persistent Brazil has […]

Serbia’s hopes hang by a thread after 2-1 loss Switzerland

Serbia 1 (Mitrovic 5’) Switzerland 2 (Xhaka 52’, Shaqiri 90’) By Laurence Kelson Switzerland has come from behind to steal […]

Musa brace keeps Nigeria’s World Cup campaign alive

Nigeria 2 (Musa 49’, 75’) Iceland 0 PHOTO! Musa wheels away as he celebrates his goal. Nigeria 1-0 Iceland #SoarSuperEagles […]

The World Cup Show podcast – Episode 2

Everyone can’t stop talking about VAR. Nor can we, so we’ve called in the video technology expert, Dr Roland Goecke […]

Argentina face elimination after Croatian catastrophe

Argentina 0 Croatia 3 (Rebic 53’, Modric 80′, Rakitic 90+1’) By Jakob Gisik Argentina is on the brink of elimination […]