Uruguay booked their place in the knockout stage with a 1-0 victory over Saudi Arabia in Rostov, Russia, on Wednesday. The result had a number of repercussions for all teams in Group A as hosts Russia will join the South Americans in the round of 16 while Egypt are eliminated along with the Saudis with
Diego Costa strikes lucky to down Iran and help Spain keep pace with Portugal. For 55 minutes, Spain had been held at arm’s length. They had struggled to impose themselves on an impeccably disciplined Iran. But then the glimmer of an opening emerged. Andres Iniesta slid a ball through for Diego Costa, who rolled the
Japan profited from Colombia’s nightmare start to the World Cup as they secured a victory against 10 men in their Group H opener in Saransk, despite James Rodriguez’s late introduction. Colombia conceded a penalty and had a man sent off inside three minutes, with Carlos Sanchez dismissed for handling Shinji Kagawa’s shot at a goal
Teranga means hospitality in the Wolof language, but in a broader sense, the word represents Senegalese character and pride. Sixteen years had passed since the Lions last strode onto the global stage and, like they did in South Korea and Japan, they filled the soccer-loving hearts of Africa — and particularly those in the western
Germany slumped to a first defeat in a World Cup opener since 1982 as Mexico claimed a famous 1-0 win courtesy of Hirving Lozano’s first-half strike.
Iceland’s World Cup debut got them a point against two-time champions Argentina, but they’ve put that behind them and are looking forward to their next game against Nigeria.
Former Manchester City full-back Aleksander Kolarov scored a stunning free-kick as Serbia beat Costa Rica 1-0 in their opening Group E match. The 32-year-old struck from 25-yards-out midway through the second-half as the European nation won the first ever match between the two sides. It was a deserved win for Serbia, who enjoyed slightly less
It wasn’t the most aesthetically pleasing victory, but Croatia earned the full three points by defeating Nigeria 2-0 in Kaliningrad on Saturday. Juvenus forward Mario Mandzukic’s diving header caused an own goal in the first half, and he drew a penalty that Luka Modric converted in the second. With the relatively painless victory, Croatia goes
World Cup Group B, Saint Petersburg Stadium – Morocco 0 Iran 1 (Bouhaddouz OG 90+5′) A bullet header from Aziz Bouhaddouz, in the wrong end, gave Iran a dramatic victory over Morocco in the 95th minute – and their first win at the World Cup since 1998. Morocco dominated the majority of proceedings as expected
Luis Suarez, the hit man for the Uruguay team didn’t have the best of game as he couldn’t deliver in the Egypt Vs. Uruguay match – but one of Uruguay’s center back player took care of the teams victory.