World Cup 2018: Philippe Coutinho & Neymar late goals hand Brazil win

Philippe Coutinho’s stoppage-time winner saves BrazilBBC coverage How to follow: Listen on BBC Radio 5 live and BBC local radio; text commentary on the BBC Sport website Philippe Coutinho and Neymar bailed Brazil out with stoppage-time strikes against Costa Rica following another uninspiring display at the 2018 World Cup. Coach Tite’s team were heading for…

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World Cup: Lionel Messi carrying Argentina’s weight of expectation

Lionel Messi looked deeply stressed before kick-off against CroatiaIf ever a picture summed up the pressure of a nation on a player’s shoulders, this was it. Argentina’s Lionel Messi carries the hopes of 44 million people and it showed as he lined up before kick-off in their crucial World Cup match against Croatia on Thursday,…

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England v Australia: Jason Roy stars as hosts close in on ODI whitewash

Highlights: Roy & Bairstow’s 174-run partnership Fourth one-day international, Emirates Riverside Australia 310-8 (50 overs): Marsh 101, Finch 100, Head 63; Willey 4-43 England 314-4 (44.4 overs): Roy 101, Bairstow 79, Buttler 54* England won by six wickets; lead five-match series 4-0 Scorecard England eased to their highest one-day run chase against Australia to close…

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World Cup 2018: Kylian Mbappe strike sends France through

World Cup 2018: France 1-0 Peru highlightsKylian Mbappe’s first-half strike helped France overcome – and eliminate – a resilient Peru to earn a spot in the knockout round of the World Cup. Ricardo Gareca’s side, buoyed on by their passionate support inside the Ekaterinburg Arena, came alive in the second half after falling behind in…

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World Cup 2018: Denmark 1-1 Australia

Australia’s Mile Jedinak converts VAR penaltyDenmark manager Age Hareide said video assistant referees are taking the “charm” out of the World Cup after Australia scored a debatable penalty to keep their last-16 hopes alive. Australia cancelled out Christian Eriksen’s fine opener when Mile Jedinak converted from the spot after Yussuf Poulsen’s handball in the area…

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World Cup 2018: England starting XI for Panama game ‘revealed’ by assistant

England assistant manager Steve Holland was seen clutching training notes on Thursday 2018 Fifa World Cup on the BBC Host: Russia Dates: 14 June – 15 July Live: Coverage across BBC TV, BBC Radio and BBC Sport website with further coverage on Red Button, Connected TVs and mobile app. England assistant manager Steve Holland may…

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Russian media mock World Cup ‘husband-hunters’

Image copyright OZAN KOSE/AFP Image caption This Russian supporter watches her national team beat Egypt The Russian arm of the fast-food chain Burger King has apologised after offering women a reward of 3m roubles (£36,000; $47,000) and free Whopper burgers for life if they got pregnant with a World Cup player’s baby. “Women who manage…

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World Cup 2018: Spain beat Iran thanks to Diego Costa goal

World Cup 2018: Iran 0-1 Spain highlightsSpain edged out a gallant Iran in an absorbing contest to ensure they will reach the World Cup knockout stage with a draw in their final group game. The 2010 champions needed a fortuitous Diego Costa goal after half-time, having been frustrated in an opening period in which they…

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World Cup 2018: England manager Gareth Southgate dislocates shoulder

The England players found out about Southgate’s injury at a planned team meeting on WednesdayEngland manager Gareth Southgate dislocated his right shoulder while running on Wednesday. The players had a day off from training and Southgate suffered the injury near the squad’s World Cup base in Repino. “The doc has made it clear punching the…

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