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World Cup 2018: Sweden v Switzerland – live!

Latest updates from the last-16 match, 3pm (BST) kick-offQuiz! How well do you know World Cup balls?Email Barry or tweet @bglendenning 2.32pm BST 2.30pm BST Continue reading…

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World Cup 2018: Brazil v Mexico – live!

World Cup last-16 updates from the 3pm BST kick-off A wild night: Russia win and Moscow parties as never beforeBrasil v México – en vivo y en español!Feel free to email Barry or tweet: @bglendenning 2.08pm BST Brazil: Alisson, Fagner, Thiago Silva, Mir…

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Saudi Arabia v Egypt: World Cup 2018 – live!

World Cup Group A updates from the 3pm BST kick-offUruguay v Russia – live! Join Jacob Steinberg nowAny thoughts? Email Barry or tweet @bglendenning 2.28pm BST Saudi Arabia: Al-Mosailem, Al-Breik, Osama Hawsawi, Motaz Hawsawi, Al-Shahrani, Bahbir, Al-F…

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South Korea v Mexico: World Cup 2018 – live!

Minute-by-minute updates from the Group F gameSon Heung-min hoping for miracle to avoid military service2018 World Cup: your complete guide to all 736 playersEmail barry.glendenning@theguardian.com | Tweet @bglendenning 2.56pm BST South Korea coach Shi…

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Nigeria v Iceland: World Cup 2018 – live!

World Cup Group E updates from the 4pm BST kick-offHallgrímsson relishing Iceland’s unfamiliar role as favouritesEmail Barry your thoughts or tweet @bglendenning 2.58pm BST 2.58pm BST Continue reading…

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World Cup 2018: Uruguay v Saudi Arabia – live!

World Cup Group A updates from the 4pm BST kick-offRonaldo strikes again to dump Morocco out of World Cup Email Barry here. Tweet @bglendenning 3.17pm BST Related: Saudi Arabia players land safely at Rostov after plane caught fire in flight 3.17pm B…

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Poland v Senegal: World Cup 2018 – live!

World Cup Group H updates from the 4pm BST kick-offRobert Lewandowski: ‘I don’t change friends like socks’Any thoughts? You can email Barry or tweet @bglendenning 2.27pm BST Poland and Senegal are the last two of the 24 teams at World Cup 2018 to make …

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Belgium v Panama: World Cup 2018 – live!

World Cup Group G updates from the 4pm BST kick-offThe journey of Panama to the World Cup finalsAnd you can email Barry or tweet @bglendenning 2.32pm BST Greetings all. Sochi is the venue as Group G gets under way with a meeting between Belgium and Pan…

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Peru v Denmark: World Cup 2018 – live!

Latest updates from the 5pm BST Group C matchStuart James: Peru fans go to extreme measures for ticketsAnd feel free to email Barry or tweet him @bglendenning 4.17pm BST Peru: Gallese, Advincula, Rodriguez, Ramos, Trauco, Tapia, Yotun, Carrillo, Cueva,…

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Russia v Saudi Arabia: World Cup opening match – live!

World Cup 2018 updates from the 4pm (BST) Group A kick-offWorld Cup day one: follow the opening ceremony live!And feel free to email Barry or tweet him @bglendenning 2.54pm BST Jacqui Oatley, another occasional and guest presenter of Football Weekly, i…

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Robbie Williams singing Let Me Entertain You before Russia v Saudi Arabia

Sign up now! Sign up now! Sign up now? Sign up now!Wallchart affixed to fridge door with novelty football magnets? Tick. Panini album half-filled in and forgotten about? Tick. Seventeen different World Cup supplements devoured and scoured? Tick. Profil…

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Robbie Williams singing Let Me Entertain You before Russia v Saudi Arabia

Sign up now! Sign up now! Sign up now? Sign up now!Wallchart affixed to fridge door with novelty football magnets? Tick. Panini album half-filled in and forgotten about? Tick. Seventeen different World Cup supplements devoured and scoured? Tick. Profil…

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Cautionary tale of Irish postal worker whose gambling habit landed him in jail

Tony O’Reilly’s habit led him to steal from his employer after racking up huge losses – but his bookmakers ought to shoulder some of the blameIt was difficult to sympathise with bookmakers as they wailed over last month’s announcement that the maximum …

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Two sides to the crying game on display at the Champions League final | Barry Glendenning

Paul Scholes was mystified at Karius, Carvajal and Salah’s tears but the former Manchester United midfielder’s past suggests a sympathetic soul lurks beneath the gruff exteriorA week on from a Champions League final that proved remarkable on many diffe…

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A beginner’s guide to the World Cup 2018

From when does the World Cup start to who’s likely to win football’s greatest prize – the 2018 tournament explainedThis World Cup everybody’s talking about. What is it, exactly?The Fifa World Cup is an international football tournament contested by 32 …

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The Fiver | A weird, simultaneously loyal and extremely disloyal demand

Sign up now! Sign up now! Need to re-subscribe because of this whole GDPR business? Sign up again now!In a long and often distinguished football career, John Terry has regularly found himself an object of much public ridicule and derision. While most C…

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The Fiver | An identical, monotonously predictable safety-first approach

Sign up now! Sign up now! Need to re-subscribe because of this whole GDPR business? Sign up again now!While the Duchess of Sussex, Brighton’s newest celebrity fan, opted for a Givenchy wedding dress with boatneck neckline, long sleeves and an even long…

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World Cup stunning moments: Frank Rijkaard and Rudi Völler | Barry Glendenning

When Holland faced Germany it was always ‘problematic’, never more so than at Italia 90 when two rivals clashedA sort of photographic antithesis of Bobby Moore’s post shirt-swap embrace with Pelé in 1970, it is one of the iconic World Cup images. Four …

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The Fiver | Windsor or Wembley? Which will be more attritional?

Sign up now! Sign up now! Need to re-subscribe because of this whole GDPR business? Sign up again now!The Royal Wedding won’t be the only ostentatious display of privilege and wealth to be viewed with interest by the great unwashed on Saturday. The ten…

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The Fiver | An even bigger circus with far more comedy potential

Sign up now! Sign up now! Need to re-subscribe because of this whole GDPR business? Sign up again now!Prince Harry’s bride-to-be, Meghan Markle, wasn’t the only public figure to front up on Thursday in a bid to explain to a curious English public why a…