Brazil have not lost in their last 13 competitive matches. They will play Costa Rica in a World Cup Group E match on Friday.
Kylian Mbappe became France's youngest scorer at a World Cup when he earned Les Bleus a 1-0 win against Peru in their second Group C game, sending the South Americans out of the tournament on Thursday.
Stung by his failure to score a penalty and avert a disappointing draw against Iceland, Argentina's brilliant forward and captain Lionel Messi would love to make amends in their World Cup Group D match against Croatia on Thursday.
Croatia have sent home striker Nikola Kalinic after he refused to come on as a substitute in the opening game.
Sweden scout Roger Sandberg is not expecting Germany to make many changes for their World Cup game on Saturday, despite the world champions' flat performance in a 1-0 defeat by Mexico in their opening match.
Lionel Messi is under increased pressure to redeem himself when Argentina face Croatia in Thursday's pivotal match after eternal rival Cristiano Ronaldo scored his fourth goal of the World Cup to send Morocco packing.
Brazilian forward Neymar was back training normally on Wednesday, a day after sitting out Tuesday's session because of a sore right ankle.
Spain squeezed 1-0 past dogged Iran in their World Cup Group B encounter on Wednesday thanks to a fortuitous goal from Diego Costa, but the Europeans suffered a string of second-half scares.
France will qualify for the knockout phase if both they and Demark win their second Group C matches. The 1998 champions will also go through if they win and Denmark draw with Australia.
After struggling to beat Australia in their opening World Cup Group C game, France will not be relishing the challenge of facing Peru on Thursday as they have often struggled to make an impact against Latin American opposition.
Denmark play Australia in a World Cup Group C match on Thursday. Where: Samara Arena, Samara Capacity: 41,970 When: Thursday June 21, 16:00 local (1300 GMT/0900 ET) Key stats: * Denmark have progressed from the Group Stage of the World Cup on three occasions. They have only failed to once, in 2010. * 19-year-old Australian […]
Denmark’s talisman Christian Eriksen knows his side must rediscover the attacking dynamism of their qualifying campaign if they are to follow up on their opening victory over Peru with a win against Australia in Samara on Thursday.
European champions Portugal were let off the hook by Morocco's wasteful finishing and another Cristiano Ronaldo moment as they notched up a fortuitous victory in the World Cup on Wednesday.
Spain came through a tough World Cup opener against Portugal in impressive style as the aftershocks of the sacking of their coach were still reverberating and they will need to keep the pedal firmly to the floor when they meet Iran on Wednesday.
South Africa play England at the Newlands Rugby Ground on Saturday with there being a strong possibility that it will be last international to be played at this famous, old venue.
Spain are unbeaten in 21 matches going back to their loss to Italy at Euro 2016.
Cristiano Ronaldo powered-home a fourth-minute header to give Portugal a 1-0 World Cup victory over Morocco that took them top of Group B on Wednesday and meant the unlucky North African side become the first to be eliminated from the tournament.
Ashwin Willemse's legal team has confirmed they will be taking the SuperSport matter to the Equality Court, just more than a month after he walked out of a studio while live on air.
Even the best laid plans to limit the influence of Cristiano Ronaldo might not be enough for Morocco when they come up against Portugal at the World Cup in Moscow, coach Herve Renard said on the eve of the Group B game.
Ashwin Willemse's lawyer, Nqobizitha Mlilo says they had hoped for a thorough investigation of racism at TV channel, SuperSport.
With their title rivals failing to fire, France have vowed to ramp up the intensity and put their stamp on the WorldCup with victory over Peru on Thursday.
Uruguay have been unable to beat Saudi Arabia in their two friendly games. The 'Green Falcons' beat the South Americans in 2002 and the teams drew in 2014.
After shipping five goals against hosts Russia - the lowest-ranked team in the World Cup, Saudi Arabia could probably do with facing a rival other than South American powerhouse Uruguay and its star forward Luis Suarez.
World Cup hosts Russia kept up their free-scoring ways to move to the brink of a second round place with a 3-1 win over Egypt in their Group A match at the Saint Petersburg Stadium on Tuesday.
A former cleaner and a ex-hotel electrician will occupy the two technical areas when Morocco face Portugal in a World Cup Group B match on Wednesday.
Portugal play Morocco in a World Cup Group B match on Wednesday: Where: Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow Capacity: 80,000 When: Wednesday June 20, 15:00 local (1200 GMT/0800 ET) Key stats: * Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo’s hat-trick in the 3-3 draw against Spain took his tally for Portugal to 84 goals in 151 international appearances. * Portugal […]
Senegal took full advantage of their opponents' errors to beat Poland 2-1 in their opening Group H match, finally giving Africa something to cheer about at the World Cup as the group favourites failed to fire.
Hosts Russia scored more goals in their first game of the World Cup against Saudi Arabia (five) than in the whole of the 2014 tournament in Brazil, where they netted twice in three group matches.
Mexico sprang the perfect trap for confident and overwhelming pre-game favourites Germany on Sunday to take advantage of the champions' defensive weakness in their opening match at the World Cup.
Japan beat 10-man Colombia 2-1 in Group H on Tuesday to become the first Asian side to beat a South American one at the World Cup. Asian teams had managed three draws in 17 matches against South American sides but the four-times Asian champions made their extra man count after Colombia midfielder Carlos Sanchez became […]