Brazil continue to improve in win over Serbia

Brazil continue to improve in win over Serbia

Goals by Paulinho and Thiago Silva steered a much-improved Brazil to a 2-0 victory over a battling but ultimately outclassed Serbia on Wednesday and into a World Cup second-round meeting with Mexico.

Senegal feel no pressure ahead of Columbia match

Senegal feel no pressure ahead of Columbia match

Senegal will carry the hopes of a continent into their final World Cup group game against Colombia on Thursday, but there is no added pressure in being Africa’s sole last-16 prospect, according to defender Kalidou Koulibaly.

Loew to consider his position

Loew to consider his position

Germany coach Joachim Loew said he would take time to consider his position after the defending champions tumbled out of the World Cup in the opening round for the first time since 1938 on Wednesday.

Germany crash out with South Korea defeat

Germany crash out with South Korea defeat

Champions Germany crashed out of the World Cup after suffering a stunning 2-0 defeat by a tenacious South Korea on Wednesday that eliminated them in the opening round for the first time in 80 years and sent the football-mad nation deep into mourning.

Sweden thump Mexico 3-0

Sweden thump Mexico 3-0

Sweden sprang a surprise with a 3-0 thumping of Mexico, breaking their opponents’ resistance after a scoreless first half and guaranteeing that both teams advance to the World Cup last 16 at the expense of defending champions Germany.

New ball for knockout phase

New ball for knockout phase

A new match ball will be used for the knockout stage of the World Cup in Russia, Fifa has announced.

Argentina eliminate Nigeria

Argentina eliminate Nigeria

Argentina and Lionel Messi progressed to the last 16 of the World Cup by the skin of their teeth on Tuesday after an 86th minute strike from defender Marcos Rojo gave them a 2-1 win over Nigeria, eliminating the African side.

Croatia maintain 100 percent record

Croatia maintain 100 percent record

A revamped but businesslike Croatia topped their World Cup Group D as Ivan Perisic’s last-gasp goal helped them maintain their perfect record with a 2-1 win that also ended Iceland’s qualification hopes on Tuesday.

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