World Cup without Messi and Ronaldo would be a ‘shame’, says Neville

Gary Neville lamented the departure of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo from the World Cup after both Argentina and Portugal were eliminated, leading to speculation over whether the pair will ever grace…

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Perfectionist Suarez targeting further World Cup improvement

Luis Suarez says he is a “perfectionist” but the Uruguay forward believes his form is on an upward curve ahead of a World Cup last-16 showdown with Portugal. Suarez had…

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Germany need ‘big changes’, says Low

Joachim Low believes there must be “big changes” in Germany after the nation’s shock group-stage exit at the World Cup. The defending champions stunningly finished bottom of Group F after…

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Lukaku set to sit out England v Belgium

Romelu Lukaku is unlikely to be risked in Belgium’s concluding World Cup Group G game against England in Kaliningrad. The Manchester United striker has been in superb form so far…

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Maradona receives treatment after Argentina’s dramatic win

Diego Maradona was treated by paramedics after Argentina’s dramatic 2-1 win over Nigeria at the World Cup on Tuesday. The Argentine great, 57, threatened to steal the show during the…

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Nouri on-field treatment ‘inadequate’, Ajax accept

Ajax have revealed the on-field treatment received by Abdelhak Nouri after he collapsed during a game was “inadequate” and could have worsened his condition. Nouri was left with permanent brain…

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World Cup 2018: England at home, Brazil’s party and exploding White Nights in St Petersburg

From the 19th century majesty of the city centre to the space-age feel of Krestovsky Stadium’s and England and Croatia’s soothing rural retreats, St Petersburg has already proved a visually…

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Germany 2 Sweden 1: Late Kroos winner brings Low’s men back from the brink

Germany came back from the brink of a humiliating World Cup exit as Toni Kroos scored a sensational stoppage-time winner to secure a dramatic 2-1 victory over Sweden. Kroos found…

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Walker responds to Ferdinand criticism

Kyle Walker conceded he is still learning on the job as England’s right-sided centre-back at the World Cup after coming in for criticism from Rio Ferdinand. An attacking full-back by…

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Argentina squad ‘clouds’ Messi’s brilliance, claims Sampaoli

Argentina boss Jorge Sampaoli suggested his squad limit the impact of Lionel Messi at the World Cup, while Portugal manage to get the best out of Cristiano Ronaldo. Messi, who…

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What game were you watching? – Costa bites back at journalist

Diego Costa hit back at a journalist who asked why he provoked Iran’s players in a Group B World Cup win for Spain. Costa took his Russia 2018 tally to…

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England confirm Alli thigh injury

Dele Alli has a slight thigh strain, England have confirmed, with the midfielder potentially a doubt for their next World Cup game against Panama. Alli appeared to suffer the injury…

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