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Brilliant Troy Parrott Brace Gives Ireland U21s Massive Victory Over Sweden

A brilliant Troy Parrott brace gave Ireland’s U21s a massive victory over Sweden to keep their 100% record in European qualifying alive. Kenny made three changes ahead of this clash with Friday night’s goalscorer Parrott dropping out of the side along with Norwich City’s Adam Idah and Bournemouth’s Gavin Kilkenny, with League of Ireland duo Dan Mandroiu and Zack Elbouzedi …

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World Cup 2018: Our Best XI From The Quarter Finals

Eight became four this week as Brazil, Uruguay, Sweden and hosts Russia all bade farewell to the 2018 World Cup. Belgium, France, England and Croatia all sailed through the semi-finals, ensuring that it would be an all-European last four in the battle to take home the trophy. As has been the case throughout the competition, a number of players stood out …

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Five Things We Learned As England Reached The World Cup Semis

SAMARA, RUSSIA - JULY 07: Gareth Southgate head coach / manager of England celebrates at the end of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Quarter Final match between Sweden and England at Samara Arena on July 7, 2018 in Samara, Russia. (Photo by Robbie Jay Barratt - AMA/Getty Images)

It might not be coming home just yet, but the England World Cup train is still very much on the tracks. The expected Swedish challenge in Saturday’s quarter-final failed to materialise as the Three Lions, despite being limited to two shots on target over the course of the 90 minutes, made both count as goals from Hary Maguire and Dele …

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England Are Now Just 90 Minutes Away From The World Cup Final

SAMARA, RUSSIA - JULY 07: Dele Alli of England celebrates after scoring his team's second goal during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Quarter Final match between Sweden and England at Samara Arena on July 7, 2018 in Samara, Russia. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

England enjoyed a relatively comfortable World Cup quarter-final victory over Sweden on Saturday afternoon. Gareth Southgate’s side were expecting a stern test against a Sweden side who had been structurally sound all the way through the tournament so far – however, much like Uruguay against France on Friday, the Scandinavians picked a really bad time to have an off-day. A …

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic Backs Sweden To Win The World Cup

CARSON, CA - APRIL 08: Zlatan Ibrahimovic #9 of Los Angeles Galaxy waives to fans before a game against Sporting Kansas City at StubHub Center on April 8, 2018 in Carson, California. (Photo by Katharine Lotze/Getty Images)

Los Angeles Galaxy striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic backs his homeland Sweden to win the World Cup ahead of a quarter-final showdown Saturday against England. The Swedes have advanced to the World Cup’s last eight for the first time since 1994 and 36-year-old striker Ibrahimovic, Sweden’s all-time top scorer with 62 goals, has been vocal about their trophy bid. “They have a …

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Sweden Grind Out Victory Over Switzerland To Reach World Cup Last Eight

SAINT PETERSBURG, RUSSIA - JULY 03: Emil Forsberg of Sweden celebrates scoring a goal to make it 1-0 during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Round of 16 match between Sweden and Switzerland at Saint Petersburg Stadium on July 3, 2018 in Saint Petersburg, Russia. (Photo by Matthew Ashton - AMA/Getty Images)

Sweden secured a place in the World Cup quarter-finals on Tuesday, with a hard-fought victory over Switzerland in Saint Petersburg. Janne Anderson’s side, winners of a group that also contained Mexico, South Korea and defending champions Germany, maintained their strong form in this tournament with a 1-0 win against their fellow Europeans to set up a last-eight clash against either …

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World Cup 2018: Power Ranking The Remaining 16 Teams

SAINT PETERSBURG, RUSSIA - JUNE 26: Lionel Messi of Argentina celebrates after scoring his team's opening goal during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group D match between Nigeria and Argentina at Saint Petersburg Stadium on June 26, 2018 in Saint Petersburg, Russia. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

With the World Cup group stage coming to a close, the hopes of 16 teams have come to a juddering halt. Among them, the biggest surprise is that defending champions Germany are on the plane home, their fate sealed by a 2-0 defeat to South Korea on Wednesday. Elsewhere, the likes of Poland and Morocco turned out to be major …

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Three Things We Learned As World Cup Groups E And F Came To A Close

Germany’s defence of their World Cup crown ended in the group stage after they suffered a stunning defeat to South Korea on Wednesday. The four-time champions’ exit amounts to one of the greatest shocks in the tournament’s history, allowing Sweden and Mexico to go through while in Group E, Brazil and Switzerland advanced. Here, we look at three things we learned …

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Toni Kroos Proud To Silence Critics With Last Gasp Winner

Toni Kroos admitted that he took added pleasure from winning the game for Germany last night given the intense criticism the side has received recently. Toni Kroos said his last-gasp winner to seal a dramatic 2-1 win for Germany over Sweden that kept the holders’ World Cup dreams alive made amends for his earlier mistake. The midfielder’s mistimed pass led …

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World Cup 2018: All 32 Teams Previewed Group-By-Group

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The World Cup comes roaring into life on Thursday afternoon, as four years of hard work all boils down to a month-long tournament for the 32 teams involved. Defending champions Germany are among the favourites to retain their trophy, but look set to be pushed all the way by the likes of Brazil and France. Spain will also be there …

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World Cup 2018 Preview: Group F – Can Germany Defend Their Trophy?

World Cup Group F

Our 2018 World Cup group-by-group preview takes us to Group F, featuring Sweden, Mexico, South Korea and reigning champions Germany. Jogi Low’s side are looking to become the first nation to defend the trophy since Brazil in 1962, and look in good shape to do so. Sweden are determined to prove that there’s life after Zlatan, Mexico are the group’s …

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