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Belgium upset Brazil to send tournament favourites home

BRAZIL 1 (Augusto 76’) BELGIUM 2 (Fernandinho 13’ own goal, De Bruyne 31’) By Natasha Prior Two goals in the first half was enough to send Belgium to the semi-finals of the World Cup for only the second time in its history. The last time Belgium defeated Brazil was in 1963 and despite being the […]

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Sweden survive Swiss pressure to make quarter-finals

By Patrick Woods Sweden has survived a late Swiss onslaught in St Petersburg to win 1-0 and progress to a quarter-final against England. The Scandinavians took the lead in the 66th minute through Emil Forsberg, before battening down the hatches in defence to hold onto their slim lead. The win continues the fairytale for Sweden […]

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Brazil and Neymar extend Mexico’s World Cup ‘curse’ in 2-0 win

BRAZIL 2 (Neymar 51′, Firmino 88′) MEXICO 0 By Jacob Gaynor Brazil has reached the quarter-finals after Neymar scored one and provided the assist for another in a 2-0 win over a Mexico side that has again fallen for its World Cup ‘curse’. Neymar opened the scoring with a tap-in on the 50-minute mark and […]

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Brazil keep dream alive and end Serbia’s in 2-0 win

Serbia 0 Brazil 2 (Paulinho 36’, Silva 68’) By Laurence Kelson In a match where a loss for either team could have meant elimination, it was Brazil that stood tall. Two goals, a clean sheet and an outstanding outing from Brazil’s talismanic defender, Thiago Silva, put them on top of Group E to set up […]

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Late drama but Switzerland in to knockout stage after 2-2 draw with Costa Rica

Switzerland 2 (Džemaili 31′, Drmic 88’) Costa Rica 2(Waston 56′, Sommer 90 + 3′ og) By Caleb Mitchell Switzerland has finished second in the Group E standings after a 2-2 draw in Nizhny Novgorod against Costa Rica who exit the group stage with a point. Match #42 | #SUI 2-2 #CRC #SUICRC pic.twitter.com/HXNO4zTWaA — FIFA […]

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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 triumphed 2-0 over Costa Rica in their round two Group E clash courtesy of late stoppage time goals to Philippe Coutinho and Neymar . Brazil’s dominance was reflected in statistics that include their 23 shots […]

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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 a late 2-1 victory against Serbia after man-of-the-match Xherdan Shaqiri raced half the length of the pitch to slide home a 90th minute winner in Kaliningrad. ANOTHER late strike in Group E! #SRBSUI pic.twitter.com/xvkTJkkpck — […]

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Serbia break a 20-year hoodoo with 1-0 win over Costa Rica

Serbia 1 (Kolarov 56’) Costa Rica 0 By Laurence Kelson Serbia have broken a 20-year hoodoo by winning their opening match at a World Cup for the first time since 1998, and handed Costa Rica their first group stage defeat since 2006. Serbia’s captain (and man-of-the-match), Aleksandar Kolarov (Roma), scored in the 56th minute with […]

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Brazil share points with Switzerland in day of shock results

Brazil 1 (Coutinho 19′) Switzerland 1 (Zuber 49′) By Caleb Mitchell Brazil have joined a host of powerhouses including Germany, Argentina, Spain and Portugal to open their World Cup campaigns without a win after a 1-1 draw with Switzerland in Rostov Arena The result capped off a series of shock results on day four of […]

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Brazil ready to lay the ghost of 2014 to rest

By Josh Knox Foco total! Muita concentração no trabalho de bolas paradas. 👀⚽🇧🇷 #GigantesPorNatureza #TreinodaSeleção Foto: Lucas Figueiredo/CBF pic.twitter.com/7wYAqHu9bP — CBF Futebol (@CBF_Futebol) June 9, 2018 Why they can win Brazil is a squad full of immense talent from some of the biggest teams going around in club football and that is evident from the […]

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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 […]