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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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Six of the best: World Cup talents who will be on Premier League radars

David Moss, former head of scouting at Celtic and head of football operations at Huddersfield, selects two Colombians among those who have made an impressionSome wingers have a reputation for laziness but Rebic bucks that trend. He is over 6ft, very fa…

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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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Paulinho and Thiago Silva put Brazil through and send Serbia home

There was joy for Brazil in Moscow, and also schadenfreude at one remove as the five-time champions progressed to the knockout stage of Russia 2018 with a defeat of Serbia on the same afternoon Germany were beaten in Kazan and exited the tournament. A …

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Serbia v Brazil: World Cup 2018 – live!

World Cup Group E updates from the 7pm BST kick-offFollow Switzerland v Costa Rica – live!Any thoughts? Email Paul Doyle or tweet @paul_doyle 6.05pm BST Serbia: Stojkovic; Rukavina, Veljkovic, Milenkovic, Kolarov; Matic, Milinkovic-Savic; Tadic, Ljajic…

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Serbia v Brazil: World Cup 2018 – live!

World Cup Group E updates from the 7pm BST kick-offFollow Switzerland v Costa Rica – live!Any thoughts? Email Paul Doyle or tweet @paul_doyle 6.05pm BST Serbia: Stojkovic; Rukavina, Veljkovic, Milenkovic, Kolarov; Matic, Milinkovic-Savic; Tadic, Ljajic…

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Eagle lands Xherdan Shaqiri and Granit Xhaka in spat but Swiss soar | Nick Miller

Switzerland’s most high-profile players have angered Serbia but they are free to face Costa Rica in their final group game“Fifa shame” read the headline in one Serbian tabloid this week. “Fifa humiliates us” cried another. It is fair to say there has b…

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Neymar can’t be expected to win World Cup for Brazil on his own, says Tite

• Coach calls on players and staff to take their own responsibility• Brazil set to be unchanged for final group game against SerbiaTite has warned that Neymar should not be expected to win the World Cup on his own as Brazil prepare for the crucial Grou…

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Serbia to protest about use of Albanian symbol by Switzerland players

Players of Kosovan heritage accused of inflaming political tensions when celebrating goalThe Serbian Football Association has said it will make a formal complaint to Fifa after Switzerland’s Granit Xhaka and Xherdan Shaqiri celebrated their goals durin…

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Fans celebrate Switzerland beating Serbia in World Cup – video

Swiss fans celebrated beating Serbia 2-1 in Kaliningrad, while Kosovans in Pristina were also happy as the Swiss goals were scored by Granit Xhaka and Xherdan Shaqiri, who have Albanian heritageXhaka and Shaqiri goal celebrations bring Balkan politics …

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Xhaka and Shaqiri goal celebrations bring Balkan politics to World Cup

Switzerland pair, who have Albanian heritage, inflame tensions with Serbia by making nationalist symbolsXherdan Shaqiri completes comeback win against SerbiaSwiss footballers Granit Xhaka and Xherdan Shaqiri have risked inflaming political tensions in …

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Switzerland’s Xherdan Shaqiri stuns Serbia with late breakaway

Of all the people, it had to be them. Suddenly, in the last minute, Xherdan Shaqiri was racing away, Serbs pursuing him but unable to catch him before he slipped the ball under Vladimir Stojkovic. It was the goal that defeated Serbia and put Switzerlan…

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Serbia v Switzerland: World Cup 2018 – live!

World Cup Group E updates from the 7pm BST kick-offShadow of Kosovo hangs over crunch tie in KaliningradEmail Paul your thoughts or tweet @Paul_Doyle 6.14pm BST “I think you’re right,” announces John Williams. We could leave it there but John has more….

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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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Shadow of Kosovo hangs over Switzerland’s crunch tie with Serbia

The Kosovan heritage of Xherdan Shaqiri, Granit Xhaka and Valon Behrami means there is extra needle for the pivotal meeting in KaliningradWhen a footballer’s boots are among the pre-match talking points it should normally be a sign that subplots are sc…

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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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Aleksandar Kolarov’s stunning free kick steers Serbia to win over Costa Rica

When Aleksandar Kolarov put the ball down 11 minutes into the second half of a game that never quite caught light, the adage that for some players a free-kick can be as good as a penalty flickered into the mind.It can seem a fairly lazy thought but in …

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Costa Rica v Serbia: World Cup 2018 – live!

Group E updates from the 1pm BST match in SamaraWorld Cup Daily: the podders review day threeEmail Daniel or tweet @DanielHarris 1.05pm BST 3 min This is a great start! The corner is improperly cleared and Venegas crosses again from the left … and G…

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Serbia’s success rests on calm Mladen Krstajic melding many talents

The manager may lack experience but he has been a soothing presence for a traditionally combustible nation that has never fulfilled its considerable potentialThe last time Mladen Krstajic worked at a World Cup he was the left-back in a Serbia & Mon…