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Belgium coach Martinez plays down Hazard injury scare

Coach Roberto Martinez says there is "nothing to worry about" regarding playmaker Eden Hazard's fitness after the Belgium skipper limped out of their final...

Factbox: France vs Croatia

France play Croatia in the World Cup final in Moscow on Sunday. The French are aiming for a second world title while Croatia will...

FIFA rubberstamps VAR for World Cup

Video assistant referee technology (VAR) will make its debut at the World Cup in Russia this summer despite lingering opposition from within and outside...

World Cup preview: Brazil vs Belgium

If asked before the kick-off of any FIFA World Cup to predict which team will score the most goals, many people would choose Brazil. After...

Neymar spearheads ‘favourites’ Brazil’s World Cup bid

Striker Neymar, who hasn't played since injury in February, was named Monday as the star of a Brazilian team that coach Tite said has...

The stats so far from Russia 2018

This World Cup has been full of suspense and has even witnessed the big hitters shown the exit doors. Holders Germany and 2014 finalists Argentina...

FIFA proposes staging mini-World Cup

FIFA president Gianni Infantino has proposed staging what would effectively be a mini-World Cup, featuring eight international teams, every two years in addition to...

Mental strength paid off for France, says Deschamps

France managed to overcome mistakes and imperfections in their World Cup final victory over Croatia with sheer mental strength to lift the trophy for...

Oxlade-Chamberlain ruled out of World Cup

England midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain will miss the World Cup in Russia after sustaining knee ligament damage while playing for Liverpool against AS Roma in...

Colombia go through as Senegal fail to progress

A powerful header from Barcelona's Yerry Mina fired Colombia into the last 16 of the World Cup with a 1-0 win over Group H...

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