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Croatia oust Russia in another shootout to reach World Cup semifinals

Croatia oust Russia in another shootout to reach World Cup semifinals

Croatia won a second consecutive penalty shootout 4-3 to advance to the World Cup semifinals, ending the tournament for hosts Russia, who had equalised late in extra time.

England reach World Cup semifinal thanks to Harry Maguire and Dele Alli

England reach World Cup semifinal thanks to Harry Maguire and Dele Alli

England have reached their first World Cup semifinal since 1990 after goals from Harry Maguire and Dele Alli secured a 2-0 victory over Sweden in Samara.

De Bruyne fires Belgium past Brazil and into semi-finals

De Bruyne fires Belgium past Brazil and into semi-finals

Belgium blew away Brazil to claim a place in the semi-finals of the World Cup, with an own goal from Fernandinho and a strike from Kevin De Bruyne giving them a 2-1 win.

France beat Uruguay to reach World Cup semis as Varane, Griezmann strike

France beat Uruguay to reach World Cup semis as Varane, Griezmann strike

France reached the World Cup semifinals after a relatively straightforward win over Uruguay courtesy of goals from Raphael Varane and Antoine Griezmann.

England eliminate Colombia on penalties, reach first quarterfinal since 2006

England eliminate Colombia on penalties, reach first quarterfinal since 2006

England advanced to the World Cup quarterfinals on penalties after a 1-1 draw with Colombia on a dramatic evening in Moscow on Tuesday.

Forsberg strikes to put Sweden in quarterfinals with win over Switzerland

Forsberg strikes to put Sweden in quarterfinals with win over Switzerland

A deflected goal from Emil Forsberg was enough to take Sweden into the Word Cup quarterfinals as they beat Switzerland 1-0 in a scrappy match in St Petersburg.

Belgium mount stunning comeback from two down to beat Japan in injury time

Belgium mount stunning comeback from two down to beat Japan in injury time

Nacer Chadli scored deep into second-half stoppage time to complete Belgium's 3-2 comeback win against Japan in the World Cup round of 16 on Monday.

Brazil beat Mexico 2-0 to reach quarter-finals

Brazil beat Mexico 2-0 to reach quarter-finals

Brazil reached the World Cup quarterfinals after Neymar scored and assisted in a 2-0 win over a Mexico side that saw their "fifth game" curse continue.

Croatia win penalty shootout to reach quarter-finals

Croatia win penalty shootout to reach quarter-finals

Croatia beat Denmark 3-2 on penalties after a 1-1 draw to take their place in the World Cup quarterfinals on a dramatic night that saw Kasper Schmeichel save a Luka Modric penalty late in extra time before Modric beat him in a see-saw shootout.

World Cup hosts Russia knock out Spain on penalties

World Cup hosts Russia knock out Spain on penalties

Hosts Russia went through to the quarterfinals of the World Cup on penalties on a dramatic afternoon in Moscow.

Uruguay's Edinson Cavani strikes twice to send Cristiano Ronaldo and Portugal out

Uruguay's Edinson Cavani strikes twice to send Cristiano Ronaldo and Portugal out

Two goals from Edinson Cavani earned Uruguay a place in the World Cup quarterfinals as they ended the dreams of Cristiano Ronaldo and Portugal with a 2-1 win in Sochi.

Kylian Mbappe dumps out Argentina with devastating double

Kylian Mbappe dumps out Argentina with devastating double

Kylian Mbappe scored twice as France dumped Lionel Messi and Argentina out of the World Cup with a 4-3 win in an outstanding round-of-16 tie in Kazan.

Adnan Januzaj strike secures Belgium top spot

Adnan Januzaj strike secures Belgium top spot

Belgium finished top of Group G after a 1-0 win over England in Kaliningrad, but find themselves in the tougher side of the knockout draw -- containing the likes of Brazil, Portugal, Argentina and France -- and face Japan in the round of 16.

Tunisia secure third place in Group G with defeat of Panama

Tunisia secure third place in Group G with defeat of Panama

Neatly-taken second-half goals by Fakhreddine Ben Yousseff and Wahbi Khazri gave Tunisia a 2-1 victory over Panama in their final Group G match in Saransk on Thursday and secured the North Africans their first World Cup finals win in 40 years.

Colombia win to top Group H and eliminate Senegal on fair play

Colombia win to top Group H and eliminate Senegal on fair play

Colombia defeated Senegal 1-0 to advance to the World Cup round of 16 as Group H winners in a result that sent the African side out of the competition on the fair play ranking.

Japan lose to Poland but qualify for World Cup round of 16 via fair play from Senegal

Japan lose to Poland but qualify for World Cup round of 16 via fair play from Senegal

Japan lost to Poland but qualified for the World Cup round of 16 by virtue of a better disciplinary record than Group F rivals Senegal.

Switzerland advance to knockout stage after draw with Costa Rica

Switzerland advance to knockout stage after draw with Costa Rica

Switzerland advanced to the knockout stage of the World Cup despite allowing a late lead to slip away in a 2-2 draw with Costa Rica in their Group E finale.

Brazil top Group E with win vs. Serbia, will face Mexico in round of 16

Brazil top Group E with win vs. Serbia, will face Mexico in round of 16

Brazil finished Group E winners with a 2-0 victory over Serbia in Moscow on Wednesday night.

Sweden demolish Mexico, but both teams advance to knockout stage

Sweden demolish Mexico, but both teams advance to knockout stage

Sweden advanced to the World Cup round of 16 as Group F winners after a 3-0 win over Mexico, who still advanced thanks to Germany's defeat to South Korea on Wednedsay.

Germany's shame as holders dumped out of World Cup after Korea defeat

Germany's shame as holders dumped out of World Cup after Korea defeat

Holders Germany were knocked out of the World Cup on a stunning afternoon in Group F, courtesy of a 2-0 defeat against South Korea.

Marcos Rojo strike sees Argentina and Lionel Messi past Nigeria into round of 16

Marcos Rojo strike sees Argentina and Lionel Messi past Nigeria into round of 16

Marcos Rojo's late winner put Argentina through to the round of 16 at the World Cup with a 2-1 victory against Nigeria on Tuesday night.

Croatia win Group D after Milan Badelj, Ivan Perisic key win vs. Iceland

Croatia win Group D after Milan Badelj, Ivan Perisic key win vs. Iceland

Milan Badelj and Ivan Perisic scored in the second half for Croatia, who secured their place in the knockout stages with a 2-1 victory over Iceland at the Rostov Arena.

Peru win in final game to end Australia's World Cup hopes

Peru win in final game to end Australia's World Cup hopes

Australia's slim hopes of advancing from Group C were extinguished on Tuesday with a 2-0 defeat to Peru, who exited the World Cup on a high note in Sochi.

France and Denmark through after World Cup's first 0-0 draw

France and Denmark through after World Cup's first 0-0 draw

France and Denmark played out the first 0-0 draw of the World Cup at the Luzhniki Stadium as both teams progressed with Didier Deschamps' side winning Group C.

Spain level late against Morocco after VAR overturns late offside goal

Spain level late against Morocco after VAR overturns late offside goal

Morocco were denied a shock World Cup win against Spain in their Group B finale on Monday when VAR overturned an offside call on a late Iago Aspas goal as the match finished 2-2.

VAR penalty controversy as Iran snatch draw against Portugal

VAR penalty controversy as Iran snatch draw against Portugal

A controversial injury-time penalty given after a VAR review salvaged a draw for Iran after Ricardo Quaresma's fine goal had given Portugal the lead and Cristiano Ronaldo had seen a spot-kick saved.

Uruguay beat hosts Russia to finish top of Group A

Uruguay beat hosts Russia to finish top of Group A

Two early goals saw Uruguay finish top of group A as they inflicted Russia's first defeat of the World Cup in Samara, winning 3-0 to make it three victories from three and leave the hosts in second place.

Mo Salah scores but Saudi Arabia fight back to beat Egypt 2-1

Mo Salah scores but Saudi Arabia fight back to beat Egypt 2-1

Saudi Arabia scored a dramatic 95th-minute winner to beat Egypt 2-1 and finish their World Cup campaign on a high in Volgograd.

Colombia recover from opening defeat to eliminate Poland with big win

Colombia recover from opening defeat to eliminate Poland with big win

Colombia's World Cup campaign roared back into life with a 3-0 win over Poland in Group H on a sweltering evening at the Kazan Arena which sent the Poles tumbling out of the tournament on Sunday.

Keisuke Honda comes off bench to earn Japan 2-2 draw with Senegal

Keisuke Honda comes off bench to earn Japan 2-2 draw with Senegal

Japan and Senegal played out an entertaining 2-2 draw in Group H which leaves both with work to do in their final matches to qualify for the knockout stage.

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Controversy and class help France beat Croatia in remarkable World Cup final
France 4 - 2 Croatia

Controversy and class help France beat Croatia in remarkable World Cup final

France won their second World Cup on Sunday with a 4-2 win over Croatia, with Didier Deschamps becoming the third person to win the trophy as a player and a manager.

Belgium claim third place in World Cup with victory over England
Belgium 2 - 0 England

Belgium claim third place in World Cup with victory over England

Thomas Meunier scored in the opening minutes and Eden Hazard added a goal late as Belgium defeated England 2-0 in the World Cup's third-place game in St. Petersburg.

Croatia beat England in extra time to reach World Cup final after Mandzukic goal
Croatia 2 - 1 (AET) England

Croatia beat England in extra time to reach World Cup final after Mandzukic goal

Croatia will take on France in the World Cup final -- their first ever appearance in one -- after beating England 2-1 in extra time in Moscow thanks to a Mario Mandzukic goal.

France reach World Cup final as Samuel Umtiti goal beats Belgium
France 1 - 0 Belgium

France reach World Cup final as Samuel Umtiti goal beats Belgium

France will play in the World Cup final for the first time since 2006 after beating Belgium 1-0 thanks to a goal from Samuel Umtiti in St Petersburg on Tuesday evening.

Croatia oust Russia in another shootout to reach World Cup semifinals
Russia 2 - 2 (3-4 a.p.) Croatia

Croatia oust Russia in another shootout to reach World Cup semifinals

Croatia won a second consecutive penalty shootout 4-3 to advance to the World Cup semifinals, ending the tournament for hosts Russia, who had equalised late in extra time.

England reach World Cup semifinal thanks to Harry Maguire and Dele Alli
Sweeden 0 - 2 England

England reach World Cup semifinal thanks to Harry Maguire and Dele Alli

England have reached their first World Cup semifinal since 1990 after goals from Harry Maguire and Dele Alli secured a 2-0 victory over Sweden in Samara.

De Bruyne fires Belgium past Brazil and into semi-finals
Brazil 1 - 2 Belgium

De Bruyne fires Belgium past Brazil and into semi-finals

Belgium blew away Brazil to claim a place in the semi-finals of the World Cup, with an own goal from Fernandinho and a strike from Kevin De Bruyne giving them a 2-1 win.

France beat Uruguay to reach World Cup semis as Varane, Griezmann strike
Uruguay 0 - 2 France

France beat Uruguay to reach World Cup semis as Varane, Griezmann strike

France reached the World Cup semifinals after a relatively straightforward win over Uruguay courtesy of goals from Raphael Varane and Antoine Griezmann.

England eliminate Colombia on penalties, reach first quarterfinal since 2006
Colombia 1 - 1 (3-4 a.p.) England

England eliminate Colombia on penalties, reach first quarterfinal since 2006

England advanced to the World Cup quarterfinals on penalties after a 1-1 draw with Colombia on a dramatic evening in Moscow on Tuesday.

Forsberg strikes to put Sweden in quarterfinals with win over Switzerland
Sweden 1 - 0 Switzerland

Forsberg strikes to put Sweden in quarterfinals with win over Switzerland

A deflected goal from Emil Forsberg was enough to take Sweden into the Word Cup quarterfinals as they beat Switzerland 1-0 in a scrappy match in St Petersburg.

Belgium mount stunning comeback from two down to beat Japan in injury time
Belgium 3 - 2 Japan

Belgium mount stunning comeback from two down to beat Japan in injury time

Nacer Chadli scored deep into second-half stoppage time to complete Belgium's 3-2 comeback win against Japan in the World Cup round of 16 on Monday.

Brazil beat Mexico 2-0 to reach quarter-finals
Brazil 2 - 0 Mexico

Brazil beat Mexico 2-0 to reach quarter-finals

Brazil reached the World Cup quarterfinals after Neymar scored and assisted in a 2-0 win over a Mexico side that saw their "fifth game" curse continue.

Croatia win penalty shootout to reach quarter-finals
Croatia 1 - 1 (3-2 a.p.) Denmark

Croatia win penalty shootout to reach quarter-finals

Croatia beat Denmark 3-2 on penalties after a 1-1 draw to take their place in the World Cup quarterfinals on a dramatic night that saw Kasper Schmeichel save a Luka Modric penalty late in extra time before Modric beat him in a see-saw shootout.

World Cup hosts Russia knock out Spain on penalties
Spain 1 - 1 (3-4 a.p.) Russia

World Cup hosts Russia knock out Spain on penalties

Hosts Russia went through to the quarterfinals of the World Cup on penalties on a dramatic afternoon in Moscow.

Uruguay's Edinson Cavani strikes twice to send Cristiano Ronaldo and Portugal out
Uruguay 2 - 1 Portugal

Uruguay's Edinson Cavani strikes twice to send Cristiano Ronaldo and Portugal out

Two goals from Edinson Cavani earned Uruguay a place in the World Cup quarterfinals as they ended the dreams of Cristiano Ronaldo and Portugal with a 2-1 win in Sochi.

Kylian Mbappe dumps out Argentina with devastating double
France 4 - 3 Argentina

Kylian Mbappe dumps out Argentina with devastating double

Kylian Mbappe scored twice as France dumped Lionel Messi and Argentina out of the World Cup with a 4-3 win in an outstanding round-of-16 tie in Kazan.

Adnan Januzaj strike secures Belgium top spot
England 0 - 1 Belgium

Adnan Januzaj strike secures Belgium top spot

Belgium finished top of Group G after a 1-0 win over England in Kaliningrad, but find themselves in the tougher side of the knockout draw -- containing the likes of Brazil, Portugal, Argentina and France -- and face Japan in the round of 16.

Tunisia secure third place in Group G with defeat of Panama
Panama 1 - 2 Tunisia

Tunisia secure third place in Group G with defeat of Panama

Neatly-taken second-half goals by Fakhreddine Ben Yousseff and Wahbi Khazri gave Tunisia a 2-1 victory over Panama in their final Group G match in Saransk on Thursday and secured the North Africans their first World Cup finals win in 40 years.

Colombia win to top Group H and eliminate Senegal on fair play
Senegal 0 - 1 Colombia

Colombia win to top Group H and eliminate Senegal on fair play

Colombia defeated Senegal 1-0 to advance to the World Cup round of 16 as Group H winners in a result that sent the African side out of the competition on the fair play ranking.

Japan lose to Poland but qualify for World Cup round of 16 via fair play from Senegal
Japan 0 - 1 Poland

Japan lose to Poland but qualify for World Cup round of 16 via fair play from Senegal

Japan lost to Poland but qualified for the World Cup round of 16 by virtue of a better disciplinary record than Group F rivals Senegal.

Switzerland advance to knockout stage after draw with Costa Rica
Switzerland 2 - 2 Costa Rica

Switzerland advance to knockout stage after draw with Costa Rica

Switzerland advanced to the knockout stage of the World Cup despite allowing a late lead to slip away in a 2-2 draw with Costa Rica in their Group E finale.

Brazil top Group E with win vs. Serbia, will face Mexico in round of 16
Serbia 0 - 2 Brazil

Brazil top Group E with win vs. Serbia, will face Mexico in round of 16

Brazil finished Group E winners with a 2-0 victory over Serbia in Moscow on Wednesday night.

Sweden demolish Mexico, but both teams advance to knockout stage
Mexico 0 - 3 Sweden

Sweden demolish Mexico, but both teams advance to knockout stage

Sweden advanced to the World Cup round of 16 as Group F winners after a 3-0 win over Mexico, who still advanced thanks to Germany's defeat to South Korea on Wednedsay.

Germany's shame as holders dumped out of World Cup after Korea defeat
South Korea 2 - 0 Germany

Germany's shame as holders dumped out of World Cup after Korea defeat

Holders Germany were knocked out of the World Cup on a stunning afternoon in Group F, courtesy of a 2-0 defeat against South Korea.

Marcos Rojo strike sees Argentina and Lionel Messi past Nigeria into round of 16
Nigeria 1 - 2 Argentina

Marcos Rojo strike sees Argentina and Lionel Messi past Nigeria into round of 16

Marcos Rojo's late winner put Argentina through to the round of 16 at the World Cup with a 2-1 victory against Nigeria on Tuesday night.

Croatia win Group D after Milan Badelj, Ivan Perisic key win vs. Iceland
Iceland 1 - 2 Croatia

Croatia win Group D after Milan Badelj, Ivan Perisic key win vs. Iceland

Milan Badelj and Ivan Perisic scored in the second half for Croatia, who secured their place in the knockout stages with a 2-1 victory over Iceland at the Rostov Arena.

Peru win in final game to end Australia's World Cup hopes
Australia 0 - 2 Peru

Peru win in final game to end Australia's World Cup hopes

Australia's slim hopes of advancing from Group C were extinguished on Tuesday with a 2-0 defeat to Peru, who exited the World Cup on a high note in Sochi.

France and Denmark through after World Cup's first 0-0 draw
France 0 - 0 Denmark

France and Denmark through after World Cup's first 0-0 draw

France and Denmark played out the first 0-0 draw of the World Cup at the Luzhniki Stadium as both teams progressed with Didier Deschamps' side winning Group C.

Spain level late against Morocco after VAR overturns late offside goal
Spain 2 - 2 Morocco

Spain level late against Morocco after VAR overturns late offside goal

Morocco were denied a shock World Cup win against Spain in their Group B finale on Monday when VAR overturned an offside call on a late Iago Aspas goal as the match finished 2-2.

VAR penalty controversy as Iran snatch draw against Portugal
Iran 1 - 1 Portugal

VAR penalty controversy as Iran snatch draw against Portugal

A controversial injury-time penalty given after a VAR review salvaged a draw for Iran after Ricardo Quaresma's fine goal had given Portugal the lead and Cristiano Ronaldo had seen a spot-kick saved.