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    Mascherano shoots down Sampaoli rift rumours

    Agence France-Presse . Bronnitsy | Updated at 12:05am on June 25, 2018

    Veteran Argentina midfielder Javier Mascherano insists relations between the players and coach Jorge Sampaoli are not strained after reports of unrest within the team camp....

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    Winning WC all in the mind for Belgium

    Reuters . Moscow | Updated at 12:05am on June 25, 2018

    Eight goals in two victories prove Belgium are World Cup contenders but coach Roberto Martinez says breaking into the exclusive club of champions means winning mind games as much as matches on the pitch....

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    England show pedigree on WC stage

    Reuters . Nizhny Novgorod | Updated at 12:05am on June 25, 2018

    Even on the back of an extraordinary 6-1 victory it would take an enormous leap of faith, not to mention a reckless disregard for battle-hardened sides with better pedigrees, to even think of England lifting the World Cup trophy next month....

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    Crisis averted but Germany have work to do

    Agence France-Presse . Sochi | Updated at 12:05am on June 25, 2018

    Toni Kroos’s last-gasp winner ensured that Germany remain right in World Cup contention but the holders are not yet safe from the threat of an ignominious group-stage exit....

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    England thrash Panama 6-1

    Reuters | Updated at 08:01pm on June 24, 2018

    Harry Kane struck a hat-trick as England marched into the last 16 of the World Cup after with a record 6-1 win over a woeful...

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    Mascherano shoots down Sampaoli rift rumours

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 06:15pm on June 24, 2018

    Veteran Argentina midfielder Javier Mascherano insists relations between the players and coach Jorge Sampaoli are not strained after reports of...

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    FIFA investigates Shaqiri and Xhaka celebrations

    Reuters | Updated at 05:54pm on June 24, 2018

    FIFA has opened disciplinary proceedings against Switzerland players Xherdan Shaqiri and Granit Xhaka, looking into their goal celebrations during Friday's win...

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    Late Kroos strike keeps Germany alive

    Reuters . Sochi | Updated at 01:05am on June 24, 2018

    A dramatic stoppage-time goal from Toni Kroos gave holders Germany a 2-1 win over Sweden on Saturday to keep alive their hopes of qualifying for the World Cup last 16....

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    WC heads for record number of penalties

    Reuters . Samara | Updated at 01:15am on June 24, 2018

    One of the central themes from the early stages of the World Cup in Russia is the number of penalties being awarded, many following the intervention of video assistant referees....

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    VAR in the firing line after Serbia denied penalty

    Reuters . Samara | Updated at 12:52am on June 24, 2018

    Critics of the Video Assistant Referee system were handed ample ammunition when Serbia were somehow denied what appeared a blatant penalty in their defeat to Switzerland on Friday....

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