Uruguay ease to victory over Russia

Uruguay ease to victory over Russia

Uruguay burnished their World Cup credentials with a 3-0 victory over 10-man Russia on Monday, finishing top of Group A with a perfect record while dampening the hopes of the tournament hosts, who had to settle for second.

Argentina desperate to avoid humiliation

Argentina desperate to avoid humiliation

Lying a humiliating last in a group they were expected to win, Argentina must beat Nigeria on Tuesday to have any chance of progressing and keeping alive captain Lionel Messi’s dream of winning a first World Cup.

Cisse blames defence

Cisse blames defence

Senegal coach Aliou Cisse criticised his team for letting Japan equalise twice in their World Cup Group H game on Sunday and said he expected more from central defenders Kalidou Koulibaly and Salif Sane.

Cuper unsure of future with Egypy

Cuper unsure of future with Egypy

Egypt coach Hector Cuper said it was possible that his team’s farewell match at the 2018 World Cup against Saudi Arabia on Monday would also be his last in charge after an unsuccessful campaign in Russia.

Determined Morocco still looking back in anger

Determined Morocco still looking back in anger

Morocco will play their final World Cup match with a big chip on their shoulders, with their coach taking a few early parting shots at referees and officials on Sunday ahead of the team’s Group B clash with Spain.

Senegal frustrated by Japan draw

Senegal frustrated by Japan draw

Midfielder Keisuke Honda came off the bench to salvage a 2-2 draw for Japan against Senegal, as both teams were locked at the top of Group H following an entertaining encounter on Sunday.

Nigerian stars needed persuading to change

Nigerian stars needed persuading to change

Nigeria’s top players needed persuasion to change positions in a tactical shake-up but coach Gernot Rohr’s plans paid dividends as they beat Iceland 2-0 on Friday to get back in contention to progress to the World Cup’s last 16.

Switzerland edge out Serbia

Switzerland edge out Serbia

Switzerland hit back with a thunderous strike by Granit Xhaka and a last-minute breakaway goal by Xherdan Shaqiri to claim a famous 2-1 win over Serbia on Friday in a swashbuckling World Cup Group E match tinged with Balkan rivalry.

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