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Sunday 2 April 2023 Dublin: 8°C

# FIFA World Cup

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Colombia vs England, World Cup last 16
We went minute-by-minute as England and Colombia clashed at the Spartak Stadium.
Sweden v Switzerland, World Cup last 16
Sweden played Switzerland for a place in the quarter-finals.
# samba boys
Thiago Silva defends Neymar theatrics after Brazil victory
Brazil meet Belgium in a blockbuster World Cup quarter-final on Friday and Thiago Silva is ready for a physical and technical challenge.
# Les Bleus
France will reach World Cup final after 'defining' Argentina win — Vieira
France great Patrick Vieira backed Didier Deschamps’ men to reach the World Cup final in Russia.
# Moving On
Southgate confident there'll be no repeat of Iceland shambles
England take on Colombia at Spartak Stadium on Tuesday with a place in the World Cup quarter-finals at stake
Belgium v Japan, World Cup last 16
Belgium played Japan, with a place in the last eight up for grabs.
Brazil v Mexico, World Cup last 16
Brazil faced Mexico for a place in the quarter-finals of the competition.
# bring it on
England don't 'frighten' us - Colombia goalkeeper Ospina
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.
# caretaker
Hierro attempts to shoulder blame for Spain's meek World Cup exit
The 2010 champions gave up a 1-0 lead and crashed out against unfancied hosts Russia.
# crying foul
Senegal complain to Fifa over fair play rule
‘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.’
Croatia vs Denmark, World Cup last-16
We went minute-by-minute as Croatia and Denmark battled in Nizhny Novgorod.
Spain vs Russia, World Cup last-16
We went minute-by-minute as Spain and Russia met at the Luzhniki Stadium.
# It's Coming Home
'It's easy for me': Kane finding England World Cup captaincy a breeze
The Tottenham striker has led from the front in Russia so far.
# Disappointment
Facing an uncertain future, Lionel Messi avoids media after Argentina crash out of World Cup
After suffering yet more international disappointment, Argentina captain Lionel Messi did not speak to the media.
Uruguay v Portugal, World Cup last 16
Uruguay took on Portugal with a place in the quarter-finals up for grabs.
# rollover
Maradona returns to health to watch France v Argentina
He’s back in the saddle.
# El Diego
Iniesta plays like he is wearing a suit - Maradona
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.”
France vs Argentina, World Cup last-16
We went minute-by-minute as France and Argentina met in the opening game of the knockout stages.
They were preoccupied with themselves – Matthaus blasts Germany's Bayern players
Germany’s players fro mthe Bundesliga champions were criticised by the 1990 World Cup star.
# warning
'We know Messi can decide our fate' - Lloris warns France ahead of Argentina clash
The Tottenham goalkeeper is aware the Argentina star has the ability to send Les Bleus out of the World Cup.
# bobby m
Martinez 'honestly happy' to beat England to top spot
The Belgium coach has no regrets about beating England 1-0 to set up a potentially tricky run in the World Cup knockouts.
# be grand
'It's a joke' - Thiago Silva denies rift with Neymar
The Brazil defender dismissed claims he had a problem with the team’s talisman.
England vs Belgium, World Cup
We went minute-by-minute as England faced Belgium with top spot in Group G up for grabs.
# Sleeping conditions
Hotel mattress could be to blame for Marcelo's World Cup injury
The Real Madrid full-back was forced off early in Brazil’s win over Serbia yesterday due to back spasms.
# Apology
'We did not play like world champions. Therefore, we deserved to be eliminated'
The German Football Association has apologised to the nation.
# It's Coming Home
'We're here to win, not plot final route,' says England boss Southgate
England face Belgium in their final group game tomorrow.
# Onwards
Switzerland into World Cup knockouts after late drama in draw against Costa Rica
Switzerland were far from their best but they secured the point they needed to progress to the last 16 of the tournament.
# Nothing To See Here
No ructions in Poland camp after Lewandowski says team has 'too little quality,' insists team-mate
Poland face Japan in their final Group H meeting on Thursday with little more than pride to play for.
Serbia v Brazil, World Cup, Group E
Could Brazil book their place in the knockout stages? We had minute-by-minute from Moscow.
South Korea v Germany, World Cup, Group F
The holders were aiming to book their place in the knockout stages, but their opponents, Mexico and Sweden were all still in contention.
# El Diez
Maradona receives treatment after Argentina's dramatic win
The Argentina icon required treatment after his nation reached the last 16 at the World Cup.
# World Cup
'The most important game in my career': Serbia determined to shine in do-or-die Brazil clash
The challenge of Brazil holds no fear for Aleksandar Kolarov.
Nigeria v Argentina, World Cup
Nigeria take on Argentina, with both sides’ World Cup hopes in the balance.
# A long time coming
Striker who had drugs ban lifted fires Peru to World Cup victory and sends Socceroos packing
Captain Paolo Guerrero set up the first and scored the second against Australia at Fisht Stadium.
# Decision time
Man United midfielder Fellaini sets date for announcement on future
Tick tock……
# Russia 2018
Argentina fined for 'homophobic and insulting chants' during defeat to Croatia
Fifa said there were a range of incidents during the Group D clash.
# Dream Big
'Records are there to be broken' - Suarez out to make more World Cup history with Uruguay
Luis Suarez opened the scoring against Russia as Uruguay won three consecutive World Cup group games for the first time.
# Got your back
Maradona says Messi 'not guilty of anything' as Argentina face potential World Cup exit
Diego Maradona has jumped to the defence of his country’s star player, who has come under increasing criticism.
# Solid
Uruguay top Group A as Suarez and Cavani fire them to victory over 10-man Russia
The South Americans earned a 3-0 win, and Oscar Tabarez’s men have yet to concede at this summer’s World Cup.
# Making a stand
'F*** racism!' - Sweden players rally behind team-mate's powerful statement after online threats
Winger Jimmy Durmaz was targeted on social media after conceding the free-kick that led to Toni Kroos’ winner for Germany.