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Thursday 28 September 2023 Dublin: 13°C

# Russia 2018

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Here's RTÉ's World Cup schedule for this week as the group stages reaches its climax
It’s 32 games down, 32 more to play in Russia.
'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.
'We can't afford to relax...We need to be awake with our eyes open' - Hierro
Spain and Portugal are targetting last 16 places today.
On the brink, Argentina handed a final shot at World Cup salvation
Leo Messi and the rest of Jorge Sampaoli’s troubled squad have one final shot at redemption against Nigeria on Tuesday.
Kane bags hat-trick as England put six past Panama in their biggest-ever World Cup win
The Tottenham striker is now leading the goalscoring charts at Russia 2018, while Gareth Southgate’s side are through to the knockout stages.
England vs Panama, World Cup
We went minute-by-minute as England took on Panama in Group G at the Nizhny Novgorod Stadium.
'He's been a disgrace, get him off': Keane and Neville slam Boateng
The German defender didn’t have a great night.
Sweden boss hits out at Germany for 'rubbing it in' with celebrations
Janne Andersson wasn’t happy after he watched his side concede a late goal.
Chicharito and Vela on the scoresheet as impressive Mexico make it two wins from two
Javier Hernandez scored his 50th international goal as Mexico defeated South Korea 2-1 on Saturday.
Leaked England team gives Panama no advantage, insists Gomez
The sides meet in Group G tomorrow.
Brilliant Musa double inspires Nigeria to victory as Group D is blown wide open
Leicester City forward Ahmed Musa sent the Super Eagles into second place with an impressive brace against Iceland.
Sublime! Ahmed Musa's outrageous half-volley is one of the goals of the World Cup
The forward’s 14th goal for his country is surely a goal of the competition contender.
Late goals from big names Coutinho and Neymar hand Brazil first win of the tournament
The Barcelona attacker bagged his second of the competition, before their talisman added another against a dogged Costa Rica side.
'The Argentina squad clouds Leo's brilliance. He is limited because the team doesn't gel'
“I’m very hurt by this defeat,” says Jorge Sampaoli, “but I probably didn’t set up my team in the right way.”
Argentina on the brink of premature World Cup exit as Croatia cruise to incredible victory
A heavy defeat leaves Argentina on just one point after two games and on the cusp of an early exit.
Willy Caballero gifts Croatia their opening goal with an all-time absolute howler
Ante Rebic punished the Argentinian keeper’s mistake.
Argentina vs Croatia, World Cup
We went minute-by-minute as Argentina faced Croatia in a crucial Group D encounter.
Mile the man again as Australia battle back to stay alive in Group C
Christian Eriksen had given Denmark the lead with a gorgeous half-volley.
Eriksen gives Martin O'Neill flashbacks in ITV studio with sweet strike against Australia
There was no stopping that.
Swedish journalist hands Sami Khedira a boarding pass for early flight home
Germany need to beat Sweden on Saturday after a shock defeat to Mexico.
FifPro slams decision to allow Morocco midfielder play after concussion
‘This is yet another alarming example of a player being put in harm’s way,’ the players’ union said.
Diego Costa shins Spain to nervy win - but dogged Iran are not out of Group B yet
Spain join Portugal in pole position to progress from Group B.
'One of my big regrets, I probably should have ripped his head off' - Roy Keane on Carlos Queiroz
The ball was there.
Suarez leads Uruguay to the knockout stages as Saudi Arabia exit World Cup
Uruguay made it two wins from two on Wednesday afternoon as Saudi Arabia become the second team to exit this year’s World Cup.
'I want to prove people wrong': Kane aiming to reach Ronaldo and Messi levels
The England captain says he is out to prove a point at the World Cup.
Niang pounces for opportunistic goal as Senegal stun Poland for first African win at World Cup
The Poland players were incensed his goal was allowed.
Neymar limps out of training with 'painful right ankle', setting Brazilian alarm bells ringing
After a frustrating 1-1 draw with Switzerland on Sunday night Brazil will next take on Costa Rica on Friday.
Japan defeat 10-man Colombia following third-minute red card to take command of Group H
Goals from Shinji Kagawa and Yuya Osako saw Japan upset the 2014 quarter-finalists on Tuesday.
Scare for Saudi Arabia World Cup squad as engine catches fire during flight to Rostov
The right engine of the Rossiya Airbus emitted flames as the team traveled on the internal flight from St Petersburg.
Egypt say Mo Salah is fit (again) ahead of clash with World Cup hosts
However, the Liverpool star will have to pass a fitness test.
Bullish Dele Alli believes England 'can go all the way'
The Tottenham star issued a rallying cry to his England team-mates ahead of their World Cup opener.
'He can't come back to Argentina' - Maradona blasts boss Sampaoli after Iceland draw
Diego Maradona said Argentina’s 1-1 draw with Iceland on Saturday was “a disgrace”.
'We played very badly' - World champions made to pay during Mexico defeat, admits Loew
Germany lost their opening game at a World Cup for the first time in 36 years with a 1-0 defeat against Mexico.
Mexico stun Germany as champions begin World Cup defence with shock defeat
Hirving Lozano scored the only goal of the game as Mexico secured a thoroughly deserved win over a desperately poor Germany.
'He's already the greatest' - Messi doesn't need World Cup to be best of all time, says Xavi
The ex-Barcelona midfielder believes Messi has already written a legacy as the best ever, regardless of events in Russia.
Luka Modric on the scoresheet as Croatia ease to victory and go top of Group D
An own goal and a Luca Modric penalty handed Croatia all three points in Kaliningrad.
'I tried to get inside their minds' - Iceland's heroic goalkeeper did homework to psych out Messi
The goalkeeper, who only made his international debut aged 27, proved the hero to thwart Argentina on Saturday.
Ramos tells De Gea 'never give up' after Portugal blunder
Jose Mourinho also backed his Man United goalkeeper after he gifted Cristiano Ronaldo his second in Sochi last night.
A tale of two penalties - history made with first World Cup spot-kick awarded by VAR
But then Australia hit back against France with a penalty of their own at the other end.
'I work for this': Ronaldo toasts new career mark after World Cup hat-trick
The Portugal captain spoke of his delight after helping his side to a vital point.