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Les Bleus into semi-finals as Uruguay campaign peters out

URUGUAY 0 FRANCE 2 (Varane 40’, Griezmann 61’) By Tim Warren France is through to the final four of the World Cup after a 2-0 victory over Uruguay in the quarter-final match in Nizhny Novgorod. Man-of-the-match Antoine Griezmann was absolutely pivotal in the win, providing one goal and one assist. The French will meet Belgium […]

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Russia bundles out Spain after shootout in Moscow epic

SPAIN 1 (Ignashevich 12’ og) RUSSIA 1 (Dzyuba 41’ pen) RUSSIA WIN 4-3 ON PENALTIES By Sam Burge Russia has bundled out the highly-fancied Spain after a dramatic penalty shootout to continue an unlikely fairy-tale. The hosts now book their spot in the quarter-finals where they will face Croatia who beat Denmark in a penalty […]

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Cavani double sends Uruguay to quarter-finals and Portugal home

URUGUAY 2 (Cavani 7’, 62’) PORTUGAL 1 (Pepe 55’) By Daniel Heinrich Uruguayan striker Edinson Cavani scored twice to book Uruguay’s place in the quarter-finals with a 2-1 victory in Sochi that ended Portugal’s World Cup. Cavani’s opener came off the back of his own work, after he found strike partner Luis Suarez with a […]

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The host nation humbled as Uruguay beats Russia 3-0

Uruguay 3 (Suarez 10’, Cheryshev 23’ og, Cavani 90’) Russia 0 By Charlie Johns Uruguay has given the host nation a reality check as it defeated Russia 3-0 in the final group match which saw Edinson Cavani score his first World Cup goal in his 103rd appearance for his country. Uruguay has now gone through […]

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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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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, […]

World XI – Jakob Gisik

Goalkeeper Hugo Lloris (France) Lloris edges out Golden Glove winner Thibaut Courtois as the starting goalkeeper. The French captain wasn’t […]

World XI – Vincent Smith-Koppie

Goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois (Belgium) Thibaut Courtois finished the World Cup with a tournament-high 27 saves including some special efforts in […]

World XI – Ben James

Goalkeeper – Kasper Schmeichel (Denmark) The main reason behind Denmark’s group stage survival, Kasper more than lived up to his […]

World XI – Michael Djordjieski

Goalkeeper – Jordan Pickford (England) The 24-year-old Everton shot stopper was immense for England throughout the tournament. Pickford arguably produced […]

World XI – Josh Knox

Goalkeeper – Guillermo Ochoa (Mexico) Ochoa only featured in the four matches but made a whopping 25 saves in the […]

World XI – Dominic Unwin

Goalkeeper – Jordan Pickford Gareth Southgate’s decision to leave veteran Joe Hart out of England’s squad paid off after Pickford […]