Joint North African bid considered for 2030

Joint North African bid considered for 2030

Algeria and Tunisia are consider joining Morocco in a joint North African bid to host the 2030 World Cup, government officials said.

England overcome shootout hoodoo

England overcome shootout hoodoo

England finally overcame nearly 30 years of penalty pain when they beat Colombia 4-3 in a shootout on Tuesday after drawing their World Cup last-16 clash 1-1 following extra time after the South Americans had equalised in the 93rd minute.

Dour Sweden roll over Swiss

Dour Sweden roll over Swiss

A deflected shot from Emil Forsberg gave Sweden a 1-0 victory over Switzerland in a scrappy round of 16 match on Tuesday, sending the Swedes through to the World Cup quarter-finals for the first time in 24 years.

Belgium edge a thriller with Japan

Belgium edge a thriller with Japan

Belgium threw caution to the wind to reach the World Cup quarter-finals as substitute Nacer Chadli scored in the dying seconds against Japan to snatch a 3-2 comeback win on Monday and set up a clash with five-time champions Brazil.

Neymar joins the Russian party

Neymar joins the Russian party

Neymar barged his way into the World Cup limelight with a goal, an assist and another helping of histrionics as Brazil roared into the quarter-finals with a 2-0 victory over Mexico on Monday.

Croatia comeback ends Danish dreams

Croatia comeback ends Danish dreams

Croatia came back after conceding in the opening minute to earn a World Cup quarter-final berth after edging Denmark 3-2 in a penalty shootout after the two sides drew 1-1 in the round of 16 match on Sunday.

Senegal ask FIFA to look at fair play ruling

Senegal ask FIFA to look at fair play ruling

Senegal’s football federation (FSF) has asked FIFA to reconsider its fair play ruling after their accumulation of more yellow cards than World Cup group rivals Japan made the African side the first country to be eliminated by the new regulation.

Ecstatic Russia stun Spain with shootout win

Ecstatic Russia stun Spain with shootout win

Hosts Russia beat Spain 4-3 on penalties thanks to two saves by their goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev on Sunday to advance to the World Cup quarter-finals and send thousands of ecstatic Russians to the streets to celebrate.

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