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Crestfallen South Korea fans fall silent on FIFA World Cup defeat to Sweden

South Korea made history with their astonishing run to the 2002 World Cup semi-finals but the current crop of players have struggled to come close to that performance.

published on : 19th June 2018

Disgraced former FIFA chief Sepp Blatter to defy ban to attend World Cup, meet Russian President Vladimir Putin

Despite his ban, Blatter has on several occasions said he would respond favourably to an invitation from Putin to come and see the World Cup in Russia.

published on : 19th June 2018

Sleepless in Saransk: Japan's interrupted night before FIFA World Cup opener

Disturbing news of an earthquake in Osaka, which killed three people and injured more than 300, and a fire alarm at 5:00 am on Monday at the team hotel meant the players struggled to get much sleep.

published on : 19th June 2018

FIFA World Cup 2018: Low turnout but warm welcome for England in Volgograd

Two England supporters were taken off a train on their way to the southern city and charged with being drunk in public.

published on : 19th June 2018

Maguire, Stones, Walker in back three as Harry Kane leads England against Tunisia in their FIFA World Cup opener

For Tunisia, Sunderland midfielder Wahbi Khazri, who spent last season on loan at Rennes in France is named as captain to play behind lone striker Naim Sliti.

published on : 18th June 2018

Romelu Lukaku double helps Belgium thrash Panama 3-0 in FIFA World Cup Group G opener

Belgium just needed a spark from somewhere, and they got it from Dries Mertens in the 47th minute.

published on : 18th June 2018

African football needs more local coaches: Senegal coach Aliou Cisse

Senegal are one of five African teams at the tournament in Russia but they are the only one coached by an African.

published on : 18th June 2018

FIFA World Cup 2018: Croatia's injured Nikola Kalinic returns home from Russia

Kalinic has scored 15 goals in 42 international appearances, including three in qualifying to help Croatia reach the finals.

published on : 18th June 2018

FIFA World Cup 2018: Under-cooked Neymar hobbled by Switzerland in slow start for Brazil

Neymar was fouled 10 times, more than any player in a single World Cup match since Alan Shearer 20 years ago, and provoked Switzerland's three yellow cards.

published on : 18th June 2018

Japan's FIFA World Cup debutant Hiroki Sakai made by Marseille club ordeal

Four years ago in Brazil, Sakai was a substitute but expects to feature prominently in Japan's Russia campaign.

published on : 18th June 2018

Joachim Loew defiant as Germany face FIFA World Cup crisis

Loew has been heavily criticised in Germany for his tactics and keeping faith in under-performing players, especially Sami Khedira and Mesut Ozil.

published on : 18th June 2018

Dedryck Boyata starts in defence as Eden Hazard leads Belgium against Panama in FIFA World Cup Group G opener

Roman Torres, whose goal against Costa Rica in qualifying secured Panama a place in Russia, captains the side from central defence.

published on : 18th June 2018

Andreas Granqvist's VAR penalty gives Sweden 1-0 win over South Korea in FIFA World Cup Group F game

The game was decided when Viktor Claesson went down from a challenge by Kim Min-woo with referee Joel Aguilar pointing to the spot after checking the footage.

published on : 18th June 2018

FIFA World Cup 2018: Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho expects top nations to recover from slow starts

Germany suffered a shock 1-0 defeat to an inspired Mexico in Moscow, while Brazil were held to a 1-1 draw against Switzerland in Rostov-on-Don.

published on : 18th June 2018

FIFA World Cup 2018: Russia 'know how to stop' Egypt striker Mohamed Salah

Salah's name has been creeping into conversations often since Russia's 5-0 thumping of Saudi Arabia in the tournament curtainraiser.

published on : 18th June 2018
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