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World Cup 2018: 32 fans from 32 countries review the tournament

As the dust settles on the World Cup in Russia, readers have been sharing their verdicts on their teams’ performancesI could not be prouder of my team. To see France do so well and bring such happiness to the country has been an incredible experience. …

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World Cup 2018 player ratings: marks for every single performance in Russia

After every game in Russia we asked our readers to rate the players and here are the verdicts, per game as well as average rating for the tournament The Russia World Cup came to a close with the France v Croatia final at the Luzhniki. There were 63 ga…

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World Cup 2018 power rankings: Brazil and Croatia lead the way

At the end of the group stage we rank the 32 teams at the World Cup in Russia, with Brazil top, England in 10th and Panama lastIt is hard to shake the feeling that Brazil are the best-balanced side at this World Cup. Neymar has pranced and preened, par…

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Iceland bow out of World Cup after 2-1 defeat by Croatia in final group game

Iceland have been eliminated from the World Cup after a 2-1 defeat against Croatia in their final Group D game.Milan Badelj sprinted into the area unmarked to volley past the goalkeeper Hannes Halldorsson in the 57th minute after a poor clearance …

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Iceland v Croatia: World Cup 2018 – live!

World Cup Group D updates from the 7pm BST kick-offArgentina v Nigeria – live with Jacob Steinberg!Feel free to email Simon or tweet: @Simon_Burnton 6.09pm BST The teams in full:Iceland: Halldorsson, Saevarsson, Ingason, Ragnar, Sigurdsson, Magnusson, …

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‘Our ratings will be abysmal’ – the Icelandic TV presenter up against the national team

Thorbjörn Thordárson, who will be presenting the news on Stöd 2 at the same time Iceland play Nigeria, is staying professional despite knowing hardly anyone will be watchingEver wondered which is the loneliest job in the world? A shepherd on the Isle o…

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Iceland’s eternal optimists face Croatia without fear of failure

World Cup debutants still have hope in Group D despite their defeat to Nigeria leaving them with a tough assignment against Croatia in RostovIt is a phrase that reflects the carefree Icelandic spirit and is used so frequently by the island’s 335,000 in…

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Goals, celebrations and Maradona’s dismay – the best World Cup 2018 photos from week two

We round up the best photography from the second week of the World Cup in Russia, including some thumping strikes and tidy celebrations• Follow Guardian sport on Instagram for more great photography Continue reading…

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Nigeria’s Ahmed Musa punishes wasteful Iceland to give Argentina hope

Nigeria have beaten Iceland 2-0 in Group D at the Volgograd Arena, lifting Argentina’s hopes of surviving at the World Cup as well as their own. Nigeria lost their opening match 2-0 to Croatia so have three points, while Iceland remain on the one point…

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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: Argentina fallout and latest news on day nine – live!

All the latest World Cup news and reactionArgentina on brink after collapse against CroatiaEmail Mike here with your thoughts, or tweet him here 4.58am BST Day nine and we have our first crisis of this World Cup! An official crisis! And it belongs to A…

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Iceland in bullish mood as they shed underdog status against Nigeria

Iceland manager Heimir Hallgrímsson said he expected his side to beat Nigeria in their unfamiliar role as favouritesHeimir Hallgrímsson wasted little time with the first question, dollied up as usual by Fifa’s local media attaché, of his press conferen…

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Argentina draw becomes most-watched Iceland sporting TV event in history

Smallest country to feature in World Cup made huge domestic TV debut, with 99.6% of everybody watching TV tuning inIceland’s National Broadcasting Service, RÚV, has announced that 99.6% of Icelanders who were watching television on Saturday afternoon c…

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Joy, despair and crunching tackles: the best World Cup 2018 photos

We round up the best photography from the opening four days of the World Cup 2018• Follow Guardian sport on Instagram for more great photography Continue reading…

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Lionel Messi penalty saved by Halldórsson as Iceland hold Argentina

With 64 minutes gone on a tight, bruising afternoon Argentina finally seemed to have found a break in a game in which their revered attack struggled to find its gears against an excellent Iceland team.The score was already 1-1, as it would finish. Icel…

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World Cup 2018: Argentina v Iceland – live!

Latest updates from the 2pm BST Group D kick-offFrance 2-1 Australia: Pogba rescues stuttering sideFeel free to drop your thoughts to rob.smyth@theguardian.com 1.55pm BST The players emerge from the tunnel, with both sides looking very relaxed. Right h…

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Argentina beware: Iceland’s warriors show size does not matter | Jorge Valdano

Argentina’s first opponents are following in the tradition of Uruguay by achieving big results from such a small base and it may require Leo Messi’s genius to crack their rock-like resolveHow many inhabitants does a country need before we have a right …

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Iceland’s Heimir Hallgrímsson: I have one of the best jobs in the world

The manager of the smallest nation ever to qualify for a World Cup says: ‘If we qualify for the last 16, we shouldn’t fear anyone’Less than a week after Iceland had finally packed up and left Annecy, Heimir Hallgrímsson went back. The Alpine town had b…

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World Cup 2018: 32 fans from 32 countries preview the tournament

Supporters from every country that qualified share their hopes and expectations for Russia 2018• Neutral’s choice: who are rest of the world supporting? Continue reading…

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Iceland World Cup 2018 team guide: tactics, key players and expert predictions

Heimir Hallgrímsson has adapted the team’s shape but a tight-knit unit will depend on key players returning from injuryThis article is part of the Guardian’s 2018 World Cup Experts’ Network, a cooperation between some of the best media organisations fr…