Reuters. Moscow | Updated at 11:01pm on June 17, 2018
Germany were stunned 1-0 by Mexico in the opening game of their World Cup defence on Sunday as Hirving Lozano finished off a sharp counter-attack that exposed the ragged defending that the four-times winners had displayed in their warm-up games.
Reuters. Samara | Updated at 08:04pm on June 17, 2018
Aleksandar Kolarov produced a moment of captain's inspiration, curling home a superb free kick as Serbia got their World Cup Group E campaign up and running with a 1-0 victory over Costa Rica on Sunday...
Reuters | Updated at 03:30pm on June 17, 2018
Sri Lanka captain Dinesh Chandimal has been charged with altering the condition of the ball in the second test against West Indies, the International Cricket Council said on Sunday....
Reuters. Kaliningrad | Updated at 07:41am on June 17, 2018
Croatia beat Nigeria 2-0 on Saturday with an own goal from Oghenekaro Etebo and a penalty from Luka Modric to go top of World Cup Group D, one of the toughest and most unpredictable in the tournament.
Reuters. Saransk | Updated at 12:18am on June 17, 2018
Yussuf Poulsen redeemed himself by scoring the solitary goal against Peru after giving away a first-half penalty as Denmark picked up a crucial victory in Group C to begin their World Cup campaign at the Mordovia Arena on Saturday...
Reuters. Rostov-on-Don | Updated at 12:14am on June 17, 2018
While Brazil's stunning collapse in the semi-final of the 2014 World Cup is still fresh in most football fans' minds, the Selecao seem to have erased their memories of that 7-1 debacle against Germany...
Agence France-Presse. Moscow | Updated at 12:04am on June 17, 2018
Cristiano Ronaldo has emphatically won the first round of his World Cup duel with eternal rival Lionel Messi -- revelling in the adulation after his dramatic hat-trick while the Argentine flopped against Iceland...
Reuters. Vatutinki | Updated at 12:05am on June 17, 2018
World champions Germany know they must up their game when they kick off their world title defence against Mexico on Sunday if they are to...
Reuters. Rostov-on-Don | Updated at 12:05am on June 17, 2018
Brazil have shown all the signs they can rule the world yet again in Russia but they must make their excellent preparations count in their World Cup Group E opener against a resilient Switzerland side on Sunday in Rostov...
Agence France-Presse. Moscow | Updated at 08:57pm on June 16, 2018
Argentina were held to a draw by World Cup debutants Iceland Saturday, with Lionel Messi blowing a gilt-edged opportunity for victory when he missed a penalty...