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England break shootout curse to knock out Colombia

COLOMBIA 1: (Mina 93′) ENGLAND 1 : (Kane 54′) England won 4-3 on penalties By Jesse Kemp-Segedin England has lifted its penalty shootout curse to book a quarter-final spot against Sweden after defeating Colombia 4-3 on penalties in a fiery round-of-16 encounter. Match #56 | #COL 1-1 #ENG (PSO 3-4)#COLENG pic.twitter.com/UyDDXeoPKw — FIFA World Cup […]

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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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Belgium comeback breaks Japan hearts at the death

BELGIUM 2 (Vertonghen 69’, Fellaini, 74’, Chadli 90+4’) JAPAN 2 (Haraguchi 48’, Inui 52’) By Caleb Lawrence Belgium has come from two goals down against Japan to score a stoppage-time winner with virtually the last kick of the match to secure a 3-2 victory and a place in the quarter-finals. The Japanese were on the […]

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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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Dramatic from start to finish as Croatia end Denmark’s cup in shootout

CROATIA 1 (Mandzukic 4’) DENMARK 1 (M. Jorgensen 1’) CROATIA WON 3-2 ON PENALTIES By Charlie Johns Croatia is through to the quarter-finals with a 3-2 penalty shootout win over Denmark after its keeper Danijel Subasic equalled a World Cup record by saving three spot kicks in the one match. The match also set a […]

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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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Mbappe double for France ends Argentina’s cup

FRANCE 4 (Griezmann 13′ pen, Pavard 57′, Kylian Mbappe 64′, 68′) ARGENTINA 3 (Di Maria 41′, Mercado 48′, Aguero 90 +2) By Emma McColl #FRA #FRA #FRA We have our first quarter-finalists! #FRAARG pic.twitter.com/zcc3nDcc0l — FIFA World Cup 🏆 (@FIFAWorldCup) June 30, 2018 The 19-year-old France forward Kylian Mbappe led France to a thrilling 4-3 […]

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Round-of-16

France 4 v Argentina 3 Match report Kazan Uruguay 2 v Portugal 1 Match report Sochi Spain 1 v Russia 1 – Russia won 4-3 on penalties Match report Moscow Croatia 1 v Denmark 1 – Croatia won 3-2 on penalties Match report Nizhny Novgorod Brazil 2 v Mexico 0 Match report Samara Belgium 3 […]

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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, […]

The Final: France v Croatia – Live commentary

Welcome to live commentary of the World Cup final between France and Croatia. Our reporter Sam Burge will take you […]

3rd place play-off: Belgium v England – Live commentary

Welcome to live commentary of the 3rd place play-off between England and Belgium. Our reporter Laurence Kelson will take you […]

Bronze for Belgium, more disappointment for England

ENGLAND 0 BELGIUM 2 (Meunier 4’, Hazard 82’) By Caleb Lawrence Belgium has achieved its best World Cup result in […]

Defence in tatters – World Cup success difficult to repeat

By Etta McEwan When Germany’s defence of its World Cup title ended prematurely in the group stage of Russia 2018, […]

The penalty shootout – who will crack first

By Charlie Johns When Russian striker Fyodor Smolov stepped up to take the first spot kick in the quarter-final shootout […]

Comeback victories a rarity at this World Cup

By Emma McColl In a World Cup full of upsets and surprises, following the form guide has not always been […]