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Three Things We Learned On Day Seven At The World Cup

The World Cup produced three tight games on Wednesday as Portugal, Spain and Uruguay won but once again the favourites failed to shine. It was three of the world’s top marksmen who did get on the scoresheet, though, as Cristiano Ronaldo and Diego Costa continued their fight for the Golden Boot, while Luis Suarez scored in his third World Cup. …

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Germany World Cup Camp Angry At ‘Under The Belt’ Ozil Criticism

Germany have hit out at “under the belt” criticism of Mesut Ozil as the under-fire holders attempt to get their World Cup campaign back on track against Sweden. Joachim Loew’s team have faced a fierce backlash after their poor first-half display in the 1-0 defeat to Mexico on Sunday. Attacking midfielder Ozil was singled out in some quarters, with ex-Germany …

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Russia Swat Egypt Aside To Put One Foot In The World Cup Last 16

ST PETERSBURG, RUSSIA - JUNE 19, 2018: Russia's Denis Cheryshev celebrates scoring in the 2018 FIFA World Cup Group A Round 2 football match against Egypt at St Petersburg Stadium. Valery Sharifulin/TASS (Photo by Valery SharifulinTASS via Getty Images)

World Cup hosts Russia are on the verge of becoming the first side into the knockout stages after a commanding victory over Egypt on Tuesday night. Much was expected of the Pharaohs to respond after an opening-game 1-0 defeat to Uruguay – particularly with star forward Mo  Salah back in the starting lineup – but Hector Cuper’s side never really …

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World Cup 2018: Best XI From The First Round Of Games

SOCHI, RUSSIA - June 15: Cristiano Ronaldo #7 of Portugal looks on before the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group B match between Portugal and Spain at Fisht Stadium on June 15, 2018 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

The first week of World Cup fixtures has thrown up a number of strong individual and team performances. Many of the favourites have so far struggled to get going in these finals, while the likes of hosts Russia have surprised many by flying right out of the traps. In a first round of fixtures that has seen hat-tricks, brilliant free …

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Five Things We Learned As England Strike Late To Get Out Of Jail

VOLGOGRAD, RUSSIA - JUNE 18: Harry Kane of England celebrates after scoring his sides second goal during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group G match between Tunisia and England at Volgograd Arena on June 18, 2018 in Volgograd, Russia. (Photo by Chris Brunskill/Fantasista/Getty Images)

England began their 2018 World Cup campaign with a Group G clash against Tunisia in Volgograd on Monday evening. Although the expectation surrounding the Three Lions has been somewhat dimmer than in recent tournaments, it was nonetheless hoped that they would begin the finals with a win against the African side. Indeed, they made the perfect start to proceedings as …

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Gareth Southgate Names England Starting XI To Face Tunisia

VOLGOGRAD, RUSSIA - JUNE 17, 2018: England's football player Harry Kane (L) and head coach Gareth Southgate at a press conference ahead of their First Stage Group G football match against Tunisia at FIFA World Cup Russia 2018. Sergei Savostyanov/TASS (Photo by Sergei SavostyanovTASS via Getty Images)

England manager Gareth Southgate has named his starting eleven for the side’s World Cup opener against Tunisia. Having watched Belgium dispose of Panama with relative ease, the manager will no that England can ill-afford to slip up here if they are to maintain a strong case to emerge from Group G on top of the group. In terms of his …

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