Latest World Cup NEWS
Latest World Cup NEWS
The World Cup kicks off in Moscow on Thursday
736 players from 32 teams are set to descend on Russia in the coming days
Gareth Southgate’s England arrived in Repino yesterday
The Three Lions’ first game is on Monday against Tunisia in Volgograd
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Group A Match 1 of 3 was Uruguay beat Egypt by 1 nil.
Group B Match 1 of 3- Iran beat Morocco by 1 nil. Morocco had 68% possession of the ball.
Group B Match 1 of 3 resulted in 3-3 draw between Portugal and Spain. Cristiano Ronaldo scores hat-trick.
Group D Match 1 of 3- Argentina and Iceland drew 1 all. This was the first time Argentina failed to win their opening match at a World Cup tournament since losing to Cameroon in 1990.
Group C Match 1 of 3- Denmark scored 1 nil to Peru. Denmark have won four out of their five opening games at World Cup Tournaments against the Netherlands in 2010.
Group D Match 1 of 3- Croatia won by 2 nil to Nigeria. This was their first opening game of a World Cup win since their debut in 1998.
Group F Match 1 of 3- Mexico scored 1 nil against Germany. This was only Germany’s second time to
Group E Match 1 of 3- Brazil and Switzerland drew 1 all at the Russia’s World Cup on Sunday. Brazil had 21 shots comparing to Switzerland only having 6.
Group G Match 1 of 3- Belgium scored 3 nil against Panama. Belgium had 62% possession of the ball.
Group G Match 1 of 3- England began their first match on the 19th June against Tunisia. England won the game with a total score of 2-1 to Tunisia. This was England’s first time in scoring more than once in 10 World Cup matches since their draw in 2006 against Sweden.
Group H Match 1 of 3- Senegal scored 2 goals against Poland who only scored 1. Senegal have won 50% of their World Cup matches which is the best win rate of any African nation in the competition.
Group A Match 2 of 3- Russia beat Egypt 3-1. This was the first time Russia have won their opening matches at the World Cup since 1966.
Group A Match 2 of 3- Uruguay scored 1 nil against Saudi Arabia. With Uruguay’s win, both Russia and Uruguay have qualified from Group A.
Group B Match 2 of 3- Spain beat Iran 1 nil. Spain had 78% possession overall.
Group C Match 2 of 3- France beat Peru 1 nil. France are unbeaten in their last eight World Cup fixtures against The South American Football Confederation opposition.
Group D Match 2 of 3- Croatia scored 3 nil against Argentina. This was Croatia’s first win in five attempts against the South American nations at the World Cup.
Group D Match 2 of 3- Nigeria scored 2 nil to Iceland. Ahmed Musa scored both goals.
Group E Match 2 of 3- Switzerland beat Serbia with a result of 2-1. Switzerland have only lost 1 of their 24 matches to Portugal in a World Cup qualifier in October 2017.
Group F Match 2 of 3- Mexico beat South Korea with a score of 2-1. This is the first time since the 2002 World Cup that Mexico have won back to back matches.
Group F Match 2 of 3- Germany scored 2-1 against Sweden. Germany had 76% possession of the ball.
Group H Match 2 of 3- Japan and Senegal both drew 2 all.
Group H Match 2 of 3- Columbia scored 3-0 against Poland. This means that Poland are the first European nation to be eliminated from the 2018 World Cup.
Group A Match 3 of 3- Uruguay scored 3 nil to Russia. Russia’s player Igor Smolnikov received a red card.
Group B Match 3 of 3- Iran and Portugal both drew with a score of 1-1. Portugal had 74% of the ball.
Group B Match 3 of 3- Spain and Morocco scored 2 goals each. Spain remain unbeaten in 23 matches since losing to Italy at Euro 2016.
Group C Match 3 of 3- Both Denmark and France failed to get any goals during the match. This was the first 0-0 score of the 2018 World Cup.
Group D Match 3 of 3- Argentina beat Nigeria with a total score of 2-1. This results in Nigeria being eliminated in the group stages.
Group D Match 3 of 3- Croatia scored 2-1 against Iceland. This is the first time Croatia have won three consecutive World Cup matches.
Group F Match 3 of 3- South Korea scored 2 nil to Germany. This is only Germanys second time in being eliminated in the first round since 1938.
Group E Match 3 of 3- Switzerland and Costa Rica drew with a score of 2 all. Switzerland had 63% possession.
Group E Match 3 of 3- Brazil beat Serbia 2 nil. Brazil have qualified 13th consecutive times in a tournament from the Round 1 Group Stage of the World Cup since 1970.
Group H Match 3 of 3- Poland scored 1 nil to Japan. This is the first time Poland have won against Japan.
Group G Match 3 of 3- Belgium beat England 1 nil. This means that Belgium have won their last seven World Cup first round group stage games.
Group G Match 3 of 3- Tunisia scored 2-1 against Panama. This is only the second time that Tunisia have won a World Cup game, the first time was in 1978 when they made their debut in the competition against Mexico.
Round of 16- Uruguay scored 2-1 against Portugal. Uruguay only had 30% possession after half-time but still managed to score their winning goal from their only shot in the second half.
Round of 16- Croatia and Denmark drew 1-1 but Croatia won with 3-2 to penalties. This is the first time since 1998 that Croatia have qualified for the quarter-finals in the World Cup.
Round of 16- Belgium scored 3-2 to Japan. Belgium has reached the quarter-finals for the first time.
Round of 16- Columbia and England scored 1-1. When it came down to penalties, England beat Columbia with 4-3.
Quarter-final- Belgium scored 2-1 to Brazil. This is only the second time that Belgium have reached the semi-finals.
Quarter-final- Russia and Croatia drew 2-2 and came down to penalties with Croatia beating Russia 4-3. This is the first host country to be eliminated at the quarter-final stage at the World Cup since 1986.
Semi-finals- France beat Belgium 1-0. This is the third time France have reach the World Cup Final. They also reached it in 1998 and 2006. Since 1998, France have reached the World Cup Final more than any other nation.
Semi-finals- Croatia scored 2 nil against England. England have sadly now been eliminated. This is the 4th time out of 5 that England have lost out in the semi-finals. For Croatia, this is their first time they have qualified for the World Cup final.