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#FIFA World Cup

# fifa-world-cup - Tuesday 3 July, 2018

As it happened: Colombia vs England, World Cup last 16 From The42
Live Jul 3rd 2018, 9:00 PM

As it happened: Colombia vs England, World Cup last 16

As it happened: Sweden v Switzerland, World Cup last 16 From The42
Live Jul 3rd 2018, 2:08 PM

As it happened: Sweden v Switzerland, World Cup last 16

Thiago Silva defends Neymar theatrics after Brazil victory
# Samba Boys
From The42
# Samba Boys

Thiago Silva defends Neymar theatrics after Brazil victory

Jul 3rd 2018, 8:44 AM 8,656 Views 12 Comments

Brazil meet Belgium in a blockbuster World Cup quarter-final on Friday and Thiago Silva is ready for a physical and technical challenge.

France will reach World Cup final after 'defining' Argentina win — Vieira
# Les Bleus
From The42
# Les Bleus

France will reach World Cup final after 'defining' Argentina win — Vieira

Jul 3rd 2018, 8:00 AM 4,290 Views 4 Comments

France great Patrick Vieira backed Didier Deschamps’ men to reach the World Cup final in Russia.

Southgate confident there'll be no repeat of Iceland shambles
# Moving On
From The42
# Moving On

Southgate confident there'll be no repeat of Iceland shambles

Jul 3rd 2018, 7:00 AM 4,377 Views 10 Comments

England take on Colombia at Spartak Stadium on Tuesday with a place in the World Cup quarter-finals at stake

# fifa-world-cup - Monday 2 July, 2018

As it happened: Belgium v Japan, World Cup last 16 From The42
Live Jul 2nd 2018, 6:13 PM

As it happened: Belgium v Japan, World Cup last 16

As it happened: Brazil v Mexico, World Cup last 16 From The42
Live Jul 2nd 2018, 2:11 PM

As it happened: Brazil v Mexico, World Cup last 16

England don't 'frighten' us - Colombia goalkeeper Ospina
# Bring It On
From The42
# Bring It On

England don't 'frighten' us - Colombia goalkeeper Ospina

Jul 2nd 2018, 11:11 AM 5,743 Views 9 Comments

The goalkeeper knows his side come up against a strong Three Lions team in the World Cup last-16 but is confident of getting a good result.

Hierro attempts to shoulder blame for Spain's meek World Cup exit
# Caretaker
From The42
# Caretaker

Hierro attempts to shoulder blame for Spain's meek World Cup exit

Jul 2nd 2018, 12:07 AM 10,394 Views 9 Comments

The 2010 champions gave up a 1-0 lead and crashed out against unfancied hosts Russia.

# fifa-world-cup - Sunday 1 July, 2018

Senegal complain to Fifa over fair play rule
# Crying Foul
From The42
# Crying Foul

Senegal complain to Fifa over fair play rule

Jul 1st 2018, 9:20 PM 15,619 Views 17 Comments

‘Japan literally refused to play when it learned that Colombia had just scored a goal against Senegal… which is contrary to the principles governing football.’

As it happened: Croatia vs Denmark, World Cup last-16 From The42
Live Jul 1st 2018, 6:15 PM

As it happened: Croatia vs Denmark, World Cup last-16

As it happened: Spain vs Russia, World Cup last-16 From The42
Live Jul 1st 2018, 2:00 PM

As it happened: Spain vs Russia, World Cup last-16

'It's easy for me': Kane finding England World Cup captaincy a breeze
# It's Coming Home
From The42
# It's Coming Home

'It's easy for me': Kane finding England World Cup captaincy a breeze

Jul 1st 2018, 9:22 AM 4,051 Views 6 Comments

The Tottenham striker has led from the front in Russia so far.

# fifa-world-cup - Saturday 30 June, 2018

Facing an uncertain future, Lionel Messi avoids media after Argentina crash out of World Cup
# Disappointment
From The42
# Disappointment

Facing an uncertain future, Lionel Messi avoids media after Argentina crash out of World Cup

Jun 30th 2018, 8:05 PM 8,316 Views 20 Comments

After suffering yet more international disappointment, Argentina captain Lionel Messi did not speak to the media.

As it happened: Uruguay v Portugal, World Cup last 16 From The42
Live Jun 30th 2018, 7:06 PM

As it happened: Uruguay v Portugal, World Cup last 16

Maradona returns to health to watch France v Argentina
# Rollover
From The42
# Rollover

Maradona returns to health to watch France v Argentina

Jun 30th 2018, 4:17 PM 4,459 Views 4 Comments

He’s back in the saddle.

Iniesta plays like he is wearing a suit - Maradona
# El Diego
From The42
# El Diego

Iniesta plays like he is wearing a suit - Maradona

Jun 30th 2018, 3:10 PM 12,666 Views 4 Comments

Andres Iniesta’s performances at the World Cup have caught the eye of Diego Maradona, who also says Sergio Ramos is “not a star player.”

As it happened: France vs Argentina, World Cup last-16 From The42
Live Jun 30th 2018, 2:15 PM

As it happened: France vs Argentina, World Cup last-16

They were preoccupied with themselves – Matthaus blasts Germany's Bayern players
# DER MANNSCHAFT
From The42
# DER MANNSCHAFT

They were preoccupied with themselves – Matthaus blasts Germany's Bayern players

Jun 30th 2018, 9:01 AM 9,384 Views 12 Comments

Germany’s players fro mthe Bundesliga champions were criticised by the 1990 World Cup star.

# fifa-world-cup - Friday 29 June, 2018

'We know Messi can decide our fate' - Lloris warns France ahead of Argentina clash
# Warning
From The42
# Warning

'We know Messi can decide our fate' - Lloris warns France ahead of Argentina clash

Jun 29th 2018, 4:29 PM 3,917 Views 5 Comments

The Tottenham goalkeeper is aware the Argentina star has the ability to send Les Bleus out of the World Cup.

Martinez 'honestly happy' to beat England to top spot
# Bobby M
From The42
# Bobby M

Martinez 'honestly happy' to beat England to top spot

Jun 29th 2018, 8:24 AM 6,542 Views 9 Comments

The Belgium coach has no regrets about beating England 1-0 to set up a potentially tricky run in the World Cup knockouts.

'It's a joke' - Thiago Silva denies rift with Neymar
# Be Grand
From The42
# Be Grand

'It's a joke' - Thiago Silva denies rift with Neymar

Jun 29th 2018, 7:26 AM 6,699 Views 9 Comments

The Brazil defender dismissed claims he had a problem with the team’s talisman.

# fifa-world-cup - Thursday 28 June, 2018

As it happened: England vs Belgium, World Cup From The42
Live Jun 28th 2018, 6:00 PM

As it happened: England vs Belgium, World Cup

Hotel mattress could be to blame for Marcelo's World Cup injury
# Sleeping Conditions
From The42
# Sleeping Conditions

Hotel mattress could be to blame for Marcelo's World Cup injury

Jun 28th 2018, 1:50 PM 9,297 Views 8 Comments

The Real Madrid full-back was forced off early in Brazil’s win over Serbia yesterday due to back spasms.

'We did not play like world champions. Therefore, we deserved to be eliminated'
# Apology
From The42
# Apology

'We did not play like world champions. Therefore, we deserved to be eliminated'

Jun 28th 2018, 10:01 AM 5,002 Views 5 Comments

The German Football Association has apologised to the nation.

# fifa-world-cup - Wednesday 27 June, 2018

'We're here to win, not plot final route,' says England boss Southgate
# It's Coming Home
From The42
# It's Coming Home

'We're here to win, not plot final route,' says England boss Southgate

Jun 27th 2018, 9:46 PM 9,457 Views 18 Comments

England face Belgium in their final group game tomorrow.

Switzerland into World Cup knockouts after late drama in draw against Costa Rica
# Onwards
From The42
# Onwards

Switzerland into World Cup knockouts after late drama in draw against Costa Rica

Jun 27th 2018, 9:21 PM 9,757 Views 4 Comments

Switzerland were far from their best but they secured the point they needed to progress to the last 16 of the tournament.

No ructions in Poland camp after Lewandowski says team has 'too little quality,' insists team-mate
# Nothing To See Here
From The42
# Nothing To See Here

No ructions in Poland camp after Lewandowski says team has 'too little quality,' insists team-mate

Jun 27th 2018, 7:31 PM 7,007 Views 2 Comments

Poland face Japan in their final Group H meeting on Thursday with little more than pride to play for.

As it happened: Serbia v Brazil, World Cup, Group E From The42
Live Jun 27th 2018, 6:22 PM

As it happened: Serbia v Brazil, World Cup, Group E

As it happened: South Korea v Germany, World Cup, Group F From The42
Live Jun 27th 2018, 2:25 PM

As it happened: South Korea v Germany, World Cup, Group F

Maradona receives treatment after Argentina's dramatic win
# El Diez
From The42
# El Diez

Maradona receives treatment after Argentina's dramatic win

Jun 27th 2018, 12:01 AM 44,544 Views 29 Comments

The Argentina icon required treatment after his nation reached the last 16 at the World Cup.

# fifa-world-cup - Tuesday 26 June, 2018

'The most important game in my career': Serbia determined to shine in do-or-die Brazil clash
# World Cup
From The42
# World Cup

'The most important game in my career': Serbia determined to shine in do-or-die Brazil clash

Jun 26th 2018, 7:33 PM 7,338 Views 2 Comments

The challenge of Brazil holds no fear for Aleksandar Kolarov.

As it happened: Nigeria v Argentina, World Cup From The42
Live Jun 26th 2018, 7:09 PM

As it happened: Nigeria v Argentina, World Cup

Striker who had drugs ban lifted fires Peru to World Cup victory and sends Socceroos packing
# A Long Time Coming
From The42
# A Long Time Coming

Striker who had drugs ban lifted fires Peru to World Cup victory and sends Socceroos packing

Jun 26th 2018, 5:45 PM 6,782 Views 2 Comments

Captain Paolo Guerrero set up the first and scored the second against Australia at Fisht Stadium.

Man United midfielder Fellaini sets date for announcement on future
# Decision Time
From The42
# Decision Time

Man United midfielder Fellaini sets date for announcement on future

Jun 26th 2018, 3:17 PM 6,885 Views 20 Comments

Tick tock……

Argentina fined for 'homophobic and insulting chants' during defeat to Croatia
# Russia 2018
From The42
# Russia 2018

Argentina fined for 'homophobic and insulting chants' during defeat to Croatia

Jun 26th 2018, 12:25 AM 5,962 Views 3 Comments

Fifa said there were a range of incidents during the Group D clash.

# fifa-world-cup - Monday 25 June, 2018

'Records are there to be broken' - Suarez out to make more World Cup history with Uruguay
# Dream Big
From The42
# Dream Big

'Records are there to be broken' - Suarez out to make more World Cup history with Uruguay

Jun 25th 2018, 8:14 PM 9,269 Views 2 Comments

Luis Suarez opened the scoring against Russia as Uruguay won three consecutive World Cup group games for the first time.

Maradona says Messi 'not guilty of anything' as Argentina face potential World Cup exit
# Got Your Back
From The42
# Got Your Back

Maradona says Messi 'not guilty of anything' as Argentina face potential World Cup exit

Jun 25th 2018, 6:58 PM 5,836 Views 5 Comments

Diego Maradona has jumped to the defence of his country’s star player, who has come under increasing criticism.

Uruguay top Group A as Suarez and Cavani fire them to victory over 10-man Russia
# Solid
From The42
# Solid

Uruguay top Group A as Suarez and Cavani fire them to victory over 10-man Russia

Jun 25th 2018, 5:18 PM 4,539 Views 2 Comments

The South Americans earned a 3-0 win, and Oscar Tabarez’s men have yet to concede at this summer’s World Cup.

'F*** racism!' - Sweden players rally behind team-mate's powerful statement after online threats
# Making A Stand
From The42
# Making A Stand

'F*** racism!' - Sweden players rally behind team-mate's powerful statement after online threats

Jun 25th 2018, 11:17 AM 10,780 Views 6 Comments

Winger Jimmy Durmaz was targeted on social media after conceding the free-kick that led to Toni Kroos’ winner for Germany.