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Cavani Fires Uruguay Into Last Eight As Ronaldo Dream Ends

Edinson Cavani scored twice as Uruguay shattered Cristiano Ronaldo’s World Cup dream with a 2-1 victory over Portugal here Saturday. Paris Saint-Germain striker Cavani curled home a superb 62nd-minute winner to settle a thrilling second round duel in Sochi which sends Uruguay into a quarter-final against France next Friday.  Cavani had already put Uruguay in front early on, only for …

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Messi And Ronaldo Take Centre Stage As World Cup Enters Knockouts

The world’s two greatest players roar into the knockout stage of the World Cup on Saturday, with Lionel Messi’s Argentina and Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal targeting a place in the quarter-finals. Argentina, the beaten finalists four years ago, escaped by the skin of their teeth after a ragged group phase and will rely heavily on Messi when their ageing team face …

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World Cup 2018: Our Best XI From The Group Stage

TOPSHOT - England's forward Harry Kane celebrates after scoring his team's fifth goal during the Russia 2018 World Cup Group G football match between England and Panama at the Nizhny Novgorod Stadium in Nizhny Novgorod on June 24, 2018. (Photo by Martin BERNETTI / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - NO MOBILE PUSH ALERTS/DOWNLOADS (Photo credit should read MARTIN BERNETTI/AFP/Getty Images)

By now, a number of players have come to the fore and earmarked themselves as potential starts of the 2018 World Cup. 16 teams have fallen by the wayside after an eventful group stage, which counted defending champions Germany among the fallen. Elsewhere, shocks were in precious short supply as most of the biggest hitters dragged themselves kicking and screaming (and …

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Ronaldo V Messi: Why One Is Soaring While The Other Is Sinking

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It may have taken a while, but the most pointless, facile (and often petulant) debate in football has now reached the world’s biggest international competition. It’s Ronaldo v Messi: World Cup Edition. Lionel Messi is taking an inordinate amount of flak for Argentina’s dismal World Cup thus far, but in many ways, the narrative was set before he’d even kicked …

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Three Things We Learned On Day Seven At The World Cup

The World Cup produced three tight games on Wednesday as Portugal, Spain and Uruguay won but once again the favourites failed to shine. It was three of the world’s top marksmen who did get on the scoresheet, though, as Cristiano Ronaldo and Diego Costa continued their fight for the Golden Boot, while Luis Suarez scored in his third World Cup. …

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World Cup 2018: Best XI From The First Round Of Games

SOCHI, RUSSIA - June 15: Cristiano Ronaldo #7 of Portugal looks on before the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group B match between Portugal and Spain at Fisht Stadium on June 15, 2018 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

The first week of World Cup fixtures has thrown up a number of strong individual and team performances. Many of the favourites have so far struggled to get going in these finals, while the likes of hosts Russia have surprised many by flying right out of the traps. In a first round of fixtures that has seen hat-tricks, brilliant free …

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Spain’s Gerard Pique Hits Out At ‘Dive Prone’ Cristiano Ronaldo

Portugal's forward Cristiano Ronaldo (R) vies with Spain's defender Gerard Pique during the Russia 2018 World Cup Group B football match between Portugal and Spain at the Fisht Stadium in Sochi on June 15, 2018. (Photo by Jonathan NACKSTRAND / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - NO MOBILE PUSH ALERTS/DOWNLOADS (Photo credit should read JONATHAN NACKSTRAND/AFP/Getty Images)

Spain defender Gerard Pique seemingly wasn’t as enamoured with Cristiano Ronaldo as everybody else on Friday night. The Real Madrid forward was on fire in Sochi and scored a brilliant hat-trick as Portugal rescued a 3-3 draw against the Spanish to ensure that they began their World Cup campaign on a semi-decent footing. Not only was Ronaldo central to all …

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Three Things We Learned From Day Two Of The World Cup

SOCHI, RUSSIA JUNE 15, 2018: Portugal's goalkeeper Rui Patricio (L) and Cristiano Ronaldo singing the Portuguese national anthem ahead of their 2018 FIFA World Cup Group B football match against Spain at Fisht Stadium. The game ended in a draw 3:3. Sergei Fadeichev/TASS (Photo by Sergei FadeichevTASS via Getty Images)

The blockbuster clash of the day at the World Cup didn’t disappoint as Cristiano Ronaldo’s hat-trick denied Spain the perfect response to a turbulent week following the sacking of Julen Lopetegui in a thrilling 3-3 draw in Sochi. Both sides will remain confident of progressing to the knockout stages as Iran shocked Morocco 1-0 in Saint Petersburg to move to …

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Portugal 3-3 Spain: Five Major Talking Points From A World Cup Classic

Portugal's forward Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates scoring his hat-trick during the Russia 2018 World Cup Group B football match between Portugal and Spain at the Fisht Stadium in Sochi on June 15, 2018. (Photo by Adrian DENNIS / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - NO MOBILE PUSH ALERTS/DOWNLOADS (Photo credit should read ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/Getty Images)

Spain and Portugal played out one of the greatest World Cup contests in recent tournaments in an all-European clash in Sochi on Friday night. Cristiano Ronaldo, as if it was necessary at this point, elevated his status that bit more with a superb hat-trick Having fallen behind twice, Fernando Hierro’s men showed tremendous fortitude to come back and win the …

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Cristiano Ronaldo Creates International History With Goal V Spain

Portugal's forward Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates a goal after shooting a penalty kick during the Russia 2018 World Cup Group B football match between Portugal and Spain at the Fisht Stadium in Sochi on June 15, 2018. (Photo by Nelson Almeida / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - NO MOBILE PUSH ALERTS/DOWNLOADS (Photo credit should read NELSON ALMEIDA/AFP/Getty Images)

As if it wasn’t the case already, Cristiano Ronaldo enhanced his status as a great of international football on Friday night. The Real Madrid forward was in action with the Portugal national team in an Iberian derby against Spain as they began their 2018 World Cup campaign in Sochi. The match wasn’t even five minutes old when Portugal were given …

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Cristiano Ronaldo Reportedly Accepts Suspended Prison Sentence & €18.8m Fine

Cristiano Ronaldo has reportedly accepted a two-year suspended sentence as well as a hefty €18.8 million fine after being accused of defrauding authorities. Following the news that Cristiano Ronaldo had been accused of defrauding tax authorities of a sum in the region of €14.8 million, questions have loomed over his innocence just hours out from Portugal’s crucial World Cup opener against …

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