Wasteful Morocco let Portugal off the hook

Wasteful Morocco let Portugal off the hook

European champions Portugal were let off the hook by Morocco’s wasteful finishing and another Cristiano Ronaldo moment as they notched up a fortuitous victory in the World Cup on Wednesday.

Discipline key to Senegal win

Discipline key to Senegal win

Senegal’s discipline and faith in themselves as a new generation of African talent were key to their 2-1 win over Poland on Tuesday, said coach Aliou Cisse, refusing to accept the result was all down to errors by the Group H seeds.

Senegal gain first African win

Senegal gain first African win

Senegal became the first African team to win a match at the 2018 World Cup on Tuesday when they beat Poland 2-1, helped by an own goal from a Brazilian-born Polish defender and a nightmare moment for goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny.

Blatter arrives at World Cup

Blatter arrives at World Cup

Sepp Blatter, the former president of world soccer’s governing body FIFA, has arrived in Russia where the soccer World Cup is under way.

The best of plans might not stop Ronaldo

The best of plans might not stop Ronaldo

Even the best laid plans to limit the influence of Cristiano Ronaldo might not be enough for Morocco when they come up against Portugal at the World Cup in Moscow, coach Herve Renard said on the eve of the Group B game.

Japan secure victory over Columbia

Japan secure victory over Columbia

Japan may have benefited from an early penalty and red card in their 2-1 win over Colombia on Tuesday, but coach Akira Nishino praised his players ability to adapt and secure the victory.

Kane double denies Tunisia

Kane double denies Tunisia

England captain Harry Kane scored twice including a stoppage-time winner as he led his side to a last-gasp 2-1 win over Tunisia in their opening World Cup match on Monday.

Cuper ready for Salah gamble

Cuper ready for Salah gamble

Egypt coach Hector Cuper is ready to gamble on Mohamed Salah and is hoping the striker comes through a final fitness test on the eve of the country’s World Cup match against hosts Russia.

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