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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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Ronaldo Remains Tight-Lipped On International Future

Cristiano Ronaldo saw his World Cup dreams slip away once again on Saturday but gave no hint as to whether he plans to continue playing for Portugal. The reigning European champions were undone by two Edinson Cavani goals for Uruguay in their last-16 tie in Sochi, despite Pepe bringing them level at one point early in the second half. It …

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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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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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Russia Swat Egypt Aside To Put One Foot In The World Cup Last 16

ST PETERSBURG, RUSSIA - JUNE 19, 2018: Russia's Denis Cheryshev celebrates scoring in the 2018 FIFA World Cup Group A Round 2 football match against Egypt at St Petersburg Stadium. Valery Sharifulin/TASS (Photo by Valery SharifulinTASS via Getty Images)

World Cup hosts Russia are on the verge of becoming the first side into the knockout stages after a commanding victory over Egypt on Tuesday night. Much was expected of the Pharaohs to respond after an opening-game 1-0 defeat to Uruguay – particularly with star forward Mo  Salah back in the starting lineup – but Hector Cuper’s side never really …

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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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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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Three Big Questions From Uruguay’s Last-Gasp Victory Over Egypt

during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group A match between Egypt and Uruguay at Ekaterinburg Arena on June 15, 2018 in Yekaterinburg, Russia.

Uruguay began their 2018 World Cup campaign in dramatic fashion with a late 1-0 victory over Egypt on Friday afternoon. Having huffed and puffed for the majority of the match, it looked as though the Egyptian backline would hold out, but a bullet header from central defender Jose Gimenez finally broke the deadlock in the 89th minute. Despite picking up …

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