World Cup Special

Rashford could start for England against Panama

England coach Gareth Southgate is considering starting both Marcus Rashford and Ruben Loftus-Cheek against Panama on Sunday instead of Raheem Sterling and Dele Alli. It appears that England want to look at Rashford up front alongside Harry Kane, and Loftus-Cheek in midfield with Jesse Lingard and Jordan Henderson.

Jun 22 2018

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Iceland take on Nigeria today

Iceland will try not to melt in the fierce heat of Volgograd when they take on Nigeria in only their second ever World Cup match on Friday after impressively holding twice champions Argentina to a draw at the weekend.

REUTERS, Jun 22 2018

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Brazil out to bring campaign back on track.

A battered and bruised Neymar will aim to get Brazil’s World Cup campaign back on track here on Friday as the pre-tournament favourites seek to re-assert their title credentials with victory over Costa Rica.

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE, Jun 22 2018

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Serbia look for qualification

Serbia will attempt to wrap up qualification to the World Cup knockout rounds on Friday as they take on a Switzerland team brimming with confidence after grabbing a draw with Brazil.

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE, Jun 22 2018

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Jedinak salvages draw for Socceroos

Australia captain Mile Jedinak hit a second-half VAR-assisted penalty to secure a 1-1 World Cup draw with Denmark on Thursday that left the Socceroos’ last-16 hopes hanging by a thread.

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE, Jun 22 2018

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Spain survive tough Iran test

Spain coach Fernando Hierro admitted his team had been on the ropes before a lucky Diego Costa goal handed them their first win of the World Cup on Wednesday as dogged Iran came close to causing an upset.

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE, Jun 22 2018

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France’s Mbappe sinks Peru

Teenager Kylian Mbappe became France’s youngest World Cup goalscorer as they beat Peru 1-0 on Thursday to reach the last 16 and condemn the South Americans to an early exit.

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE, Jun 22 2018

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