Category: World Cup

Highlights Belgium 3-2 Japan July 2 2018

It took three minutes into the second half until the deadlock was broken as Genki Haraguchi finished smartly. Japan then sensationally doubled their lead as Takashi Inui thundered a strike past Thibaut Courtois to stun Belgium. Belgium got one back after Jan Vertonghen‘s high looping header beat the Japanese goalkeeper Eiji Kawashima to make it 2-1. Super-sub Marouane Fellaini […]

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Highlights Brazil 2-0 Mexico July 2 2018

First half ended goalless with Mexico on top in the early going before Brazil grew into the game as it wore on. Neymar then broke the deadlock shortly after half-time, tapping home Willian‘s cross from close range. Brazilian striker had started the move with lovely backheel to free up the Chelsea winger on left flank. Neymar reacted […]

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Highlights Spain 1-1 Russia (3-4 on penalties) July 1 2018

Spain took the lead through a Sergey Ignashevich own goal in the 12th minute of the last-16 clash in Moscow. Russia forward Artem Dzyuba equalised before half-time from the penalty spot after Gerard Pique‘s handball. The round-of-16 match headed to extra time and then a penalty shootout as the sides could not be separated. Russia goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev […]

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Highlights Croatia 1-1 Denmark (3-2 on penalties) July 1 2018

Mathias Jorgensen gave Denmark the lead inside a minute after firing home from a long throw into the box. Croatia equalised three minutes later after Denmark failed to clear and Mario Mandzukic turned the ball in. After 90 minutes in Nizhny Novgorod the game entered extra-time after neither side was able to find a winner. […]

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Highlights Uruguay 2-1 Portugal June 30 2018

Edinson Cavani got Uruguay off to the perfect start after seven minutes when he scored with a header. Portugal had chances in the first half to equalise, which included a free-kick that Cristiano Ronaldo missed. Better chances finally arrived in the second half, with central defender Pepe scoring with a powerful header. But Uruguay went back […]

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Highlights France 4-3 Argentina June 30 2018

Kylian Mbappe scored a second-half brace to send France through to the quarter-finals of the World Cup. Antoine Griezmann fired France into the lead after 13 minutes with a penalty after Kylian Mbappe was fouled. Just before half-time, Argentina drew level thanks to a sensational long-range strike from Angel Di Maria. Three minutes into the […]

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Highlights England 0-1 Belgium June 28 2018

Adnan Januzaj‘s stunning strike sees Roberto Martinez‘s side top Group G as Gareth Southgate‘s men will face Colombia in last 16. England made eight changes going into this match, while Belgium made nine as both sides rotated heavily. Ex-Manchester United man Adnan Januzaj gave Belgium the lead with a beautiful curling effort on 51 minutes. […]

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Highlights Panama 1-2 Tunisia June 28 2018

Jose Luis Rodriguez‘s deflected effort gave Panama the lead on Thursday night in the 33rd minute. Fakhreddine Ben Youssef equalised for Tunisia shortly after the break as he levelled in the 51st minute. The Tunisian’s goal carried great value in competition terms as it was the 2,500th World Cup goal. Wahbi Khazri gave the African […]

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Highlights Japan 0-1 Poland June 28 2018

Southampton defender Jan Bednarek scored the only goal of the game for Poland on 59 minutes. Japan controversially made six changes to their starting XI as they went into the match top of Group H. They finished level on points, goal difference and goals scored to Senegal in second place. But Japan had four yellow […]

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Highlights Senegal 0-1 Colombia June 28 2018

Barcelona defender Yerry Mina headed home the only goal of the game to book Colombia‘s spot in the last 16. Senegal looked to have been awarded a penalty when Davinson Sanchez tackled Sadio Mane in the first half. However, referee Milorad Mazic used VAR to reverse his decision and correctly ruled that Sanchez got the ball. Colombia […]

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