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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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Cristiano Ronaldo strikes again for Portugal to send Morocco out

Fernando Santos had wanted to see more from his supporting cast but, well, while the Portugal manager has Cristiano Ronaldo, it is probably not essential. Ronaldo did what Ronaldo does. He got into dangerous areas, he scored and he was decisive.It did …

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Australia braced for tournament-defining meeting with Denmark

Lack of attacking threat a concern for Van Marwijk‘We know what we have to do to stay in the competition’As the Socceroos trained at the Samara Arena on Wednesday, there was a faint sense that they had been in this position before. Rewind 12 months and…

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If the boot doesn’t fit then female footballers should have an alternative | Anna Kessel

While it is hardly a surprise that male players dominate football boot marketing, the fact that a large amount of professional female players are wearing men’s or children’s boots surely isPretty much every day someone pops up on my timeline to let me …

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The best XI from the first round of games at the World Cup

Cristiano Ronaldo was the star performer in the opening set of fixtures but Diego Costa and Kieran Trippier also impressedBy Martin Laurence for WhoScored, part of the Sport NetworkMexico were always going to need some heroics from Guillermo Ochoa to b…

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He must destroy Morocco | World Cup Fiver

Sign up now! Sign up now! Sign up now? Sign up now!And on the Seventh Day He did not rest, for His work was not done. On the contrary, the hat-trick against Spain was only the beginning. For His next feat, on the seventh day of the Ethics World Cup, He…

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Portugal ‘privileged’ to have Cristiano Ronaldo at World Cup, says Pepe – video

Portugal defender Pepe has said there is ‘no doubt that the most important thing for our team is that Cristiano Ronaldo is in top shape’. Ronaldo scored a hat-trick in his World Cup opener against Spain and now has a chance to help Portugal knock Moroc…

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It is time for Neymar to start playing for the team, not himself | Marcel Desailly

Brazil are one of the favourites who have got off to a bad start at the World Cup. That is partly because the so-called smaller nations have belief but also because of Neymar’s strugglesThe most striking aspect of the opening week of this World Cup has…

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Portugal v Morocco: World Cup 2018 – live!

World Cup Group B updates from the 1pm BST kick-offCan Ronaldo move ahead of Cheryshev in the Golden Boot raceDrop Paul an email | Tweet @Paul_Doyle 12.16pm BST As you can see from the lineups below, Portugal have made one change from the team that st…

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Quiz: red cards at the World Cup

Carlos Sánchez’s red card against Japan was the first of this World Cup. How much do you know about World Cup sendings off?• World Cup quiz: guess the tournamentCarlos Sánchez saw red for Colombia in their opening World Cup match against Japan – the fi…

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Japan and Senegal fans tidy up after themselves at World Cup

Japanese fans set trend with their regular habit of clearing up after supporting the Samurai Blue at World CupsJapanese fans further cemented their reputation as one of the politest sets of supporters at World Cups as they were filmed helping to clean …

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Proud Senegal admit they were ‘playing for Africa’ in Poland encounter

• Group H victory ends dismal start for African teams in Russia• Aliou Cissé’s team now face Japan in Ekaterinburg on SundaySenegal had to wait and it was a painful one. Drawn to play in the final tie of the first round of group fixtures, they watched …

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West Ham sign Poland goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski from Swansea

• Fabianski joins on three-year deal after Swansea’s relegation• Transfer announced day after £22m signing of Issa DiopWest Ham United have continued to bolster their rearguard by signing Lukasz Fabianski for an undisclosed fee from Swansea City.The Po…

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Hair we go: the best World Cup haircuts – in pictures

With billions watching, the World Cup is an ideal chance for everyone in Russia – and their barbers – to show off their style and creativity Continue reading…

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Are any 1990s World Cup stars still playing professional football? | The Knowledge

Plus: scoring in four World Cups; are the European champions cursed; and the 20-year gap between tournament appearances. Mail us here or tweet @TheKnowledge_GU“Everton and Cameroon legend Samuel Eto’o took part in the 1998 World Cup and is still playi…

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Great Satan 1-2 Iran: the most politically charged match in World Cup history

Iran’s surprise start in Russia comes 20 years after a breakout win over the USA in a match fraught with political underpinningsThere was a small rubber ball, dusty streets and not much else. This was Jalal Talebi’s childhood growing up in Tehran in th…

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Football transfer rumours: Mertens to Chelsea? Banega to Arsenal?

Today’s fluff knows what it wantsIt seems more a case of when and not if Maurizio Sarri whizzes through the revolving door at Stamford Bridge, and when he does, in close pursuit will be the former Chelsea striker Gianfranco Zola, who is in talks to ret…

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‘The fact we exist is huge’: Iran’s women plotting course to world stage

Twelve years ago Kat Khosrowyar arrived in Iran on holiday. Now she’s driving a revolution in women’s football thereTo say things have changed for women’s football in Iran since Katayoun Khosrowyar first arrived in the country more than 12 years ago wo…

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Optus World Cup fiasco: SBS to broadcast all group stage games

Company allows simulcasting with free-to-air channel and offers refunds to customers as it tries to head off anger over technical problemsOptus has announced the remainder of the World Cup group stage will be broadcast live on SBS and that it will make…

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Fernando Hierro right man to unite Spain, says Iran’s Carlos Queiroz

Managers of Iran and Spain have a shared history but their mutual appreciation will be tested at the World Cup in KazanReal Madrid were supposed to be celebrating the league title the night the president called time on the manager and the captain. It w…