World Cup 2018

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Special night for Southgate as England exorcise previous penalty failures

Tue, Jul 03 2018

England advanced to the quarter-final of the World Cup in dramatic fashion in the Spartak Stadium in what their manager ...

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England break penalty shoot-out hoodoo to set up World Cup quarter-final with Sweden

Tue, Jul 03 2018

The Three Lions came out the right side of penalty kicks for the first time in five attempts at a ...

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Sweden shock world number six side Switzerland to book quarter final with England or Colombia

Tue, Jul 03 2018

Emil Forsberg's goal midway through the second half was enough to see the Group F winners past the favourites, who ...

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Cahill wary of threat from familiar Colombian striker Falcao

Tue, Jul 03 2018

While England may have dropped into the perceived easier side of the draw in the World Cup, they come up ...

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FIFA World Cup 2018 Preview: Brazil -v- Mexico

Mon, Jul 02 2018

Brazil didn’t get the rub of the green they were looking for after topping Group E as they drew the ...

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Croatia squeeze past negative Denmark on penalties to set up quarter final with Russia

Sun, Jul 01 2018

Danijel Subasic saved penalties from Christian Eriksen, Lasse Schone and Nicolai Jorgensen in the shoot-out, while Milan Badelj and Josip ...

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Spain out of the World Cup as hosts Russia prevail on penalties

Sun, Jul 01 2018

Stanislav Cerchesov's side will face the winner of Croatia and Denmark, having prevailed 4-3 in the shoot-out after the game ...

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FIFA World Cup 2018 Preview: Croatia -v- Denmark

Sun, Jul 01 2018

Croatia go into their last 16 meeting with Denmark in Nizhny Novgorod (kick-off 3pm Irish time) as heavy favourites after ...

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Javier Mascherano retires from international football following Argentina's elimination

Sat, Jun 30 2018

Mascherano won 147 caps for Argentina in total, scoring three goals, and played in four World Cups, wearing the captain's ...

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Ronaldo and Messi crash out as Uruguay and France set up quarter-final showdown

Sat, Jun 30 2018

One or the other has held the Ballon d'Or or FIFA Best Player for each of the past ten years, ...

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FIFA World Cup 2018 Preview: Uruguay -v- Portugal

Sat, Jun 30 2018

Uruguay topped Group A with three wins from three to set up a last 16 tie with European champions Portugal ...

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World Cup Postcard - Football's coming home

Sat, Jun 30 2018

When plotting out a schedule for which group games extratime.ie would attend, I hoped to witness a memorable England v ...

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Martinez's men take momentum in to knock out phase

Fri, Jun 29 2018

Was winning actually a losing strategy for Belgium in this World Cup and will England’s defeat actually help them with ...

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Southgate spins positives from losing battle of the B teams with Belgium

Fri, Jun 29 2018

The English boss was spinning the positives after the 1-0 England defeat to Belgium in Kaliningrad.

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FIFA World Cup 2018 Report: England 0 - 1 Belgium

Thu, Jun 28 2018

This could have been viewed as a match neither team wanted to win as the route to World Cup success ...

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Win over England not priority for Belgium

Wed, Jun 27 2018

Roberto Martinez will ring in the changes in Kaliningrad on Thursday evening for Belgium’s final group game. Unlike Gareth Southgate, ...

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Southgate seeks win as England gain momentum

Wed, Jun 27 2018

It is isn’t quite a dead rubber in Group G on Thursday evening between England and Belgium with both teams ...

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World Cup Postcard from Kaliningrad with England in a Russian enclave

Wed, Jun 27 2018

Tomorrow the city will host the final of its four World Cup games, concluding with the Group G clash between ...

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Holders Germany crash out of World Cup 2018 as Sweden and Mexico progress

Wed, Jun 27 2018

Jogi Low saw his side fall to their second defeat in three group stage games as injury-time goals from Kim ...

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Super Eagles sent packing in St. Petersburg as Argentina find late winner

Tue, Jun 26 2018

It looked like Nigeria had torn up the script with a disciplined defensive display that looked like it had earned ...

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Relief for Messi as Rojo goal sends Argentina into last 16 - Messi post-match reaction

Tue, Jun 26 2018

It was a relieved Lionel Messi who spoke after the match as his team left it late to get by ...

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Rojo strikes late as Argentina pip Nigeria to second place in Group D

Tue, Jun 26 2018

For the second night in succession, there was late goal drama that altered the course of the knockout stages as ...

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Australia and Peru bow out of World Cup 2018 as France and Denmark play out first scoreless draw

Tue, Jun 26 2018

Australia joined Peru on the flight home after they fell to a 2-0 defeat to Los Incas in Sochi, ensuring ...

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Under-pressure Sampaoli with everything at stake

Tue, Jun 26 2018

Sampaoli hit out at his team’s critics and turned to uncapped Franco Armani to play in goal as Willy Cabellero ...

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World Cup Postcard from underground

Mon, Jun 25 2018

Saint Petersburg is a city full of amazing history, architecture and museums. The historic heart of the city is on ...

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Injury-time goals and VAR drama sees Spain top Group B to set up last 16 showdown with hosts Russia

Mon, Jun 25 2018

Portugal will face the more daunting task of facing Uruguay in Sochi after the concession of a controversial late penalty ...

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No mercy for Messi from Nigeria who look to make it Leo's last World Cup match

Mon, Jun 25 2018

Nigeria are looking to beat Argentina for the very first time in World Cup action on Tuesday evening and if ...

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Switzerland's Xherdan Shaqiri and Granit Xhaka face possible bans over goal celebrations

Sun, Jun 24 2018

The disciplinary committee has also instigated proceedings against the Serbian FA for crowd disturbance and the display of “political and ...

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World Cup Postcard - Come on you Brazilian boys in blue

Sat, Jun 23 2018

Our reporter Macdara Ferris was in the St. Petersburg Stadium on Friday to see Brazil keep their World Cup title ...

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World Cup 2018 Report: Brazil 2 - 0 Costa Rica

Fri, Jun 22 2018

After holding out for over 90 minutes against Brazil, there was heartbreak for Costa Rica who let in two injury ...

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Peru become first South American side to bow out of World Cup 2018

Thu, Jun 21 2018

Kylian Mbappé's goal 11 minutes before half time proved the difference as Los Incas were once again held scoreless despite ...

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Neymar to start in Tite’s unchanged team

Thu, Jun 21 2018

Neymar broke a bone in his foot back in February and had his training on Tuesday curtailed after picking up ...

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World Cup Postcard from the past - a look back at last World Cup clash between Brazil and Costa Rica

Thu, Jun 21 2018

A look back at the last match between Brazil and Costa Rica at the World Cup

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World Cup 2018 Report: Uruguay 1 - 0 Saudi Arabia

Wed, Jun 20 2018

A hapless goalkeeping error from Mohamed Al-Owais meant that Uruguay ran out comfortable one-nil winners over Group A counterparts Saudi ...

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Morocco become first team eliminated from World Cup 2018

Wed, Jun 20 2018

Hervé Renard's side required at least a draw against the reigning European champions to stand any chance of advancing to ...

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World Cup Postcard - Watching the hosts at home

Wed, Jun 20 2018

There was still something special about being in the St. Petersburg stadium with such an expectant crowd on Tuesday evening.

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No Mo excuses for Cuper with Egypt on edge of elimination

Wed, Jun 20 2018

Mo Salah made Hector Cuper’s starting XI and got himself on the score sheet against Russia, he couldn’t prevent Egypt ...

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Mo Salah looks set for selection against Russia

Tue, Jun 19 2018

Having missed out on Egypt’s opening World Cup match, which ended in a 1-0 defeat to Uruguay, Mo Salah seems ...

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World Cup Postcard from the stunning St. Petersburg spaceship stadium

Mon, Jun 18 2018

If you think the stadium looks like something out of this world, then that is exactly what the Japanese architect ...

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World Cup 2018 Preview- Costa Rica

Sun, Jun 17 2018

Costa Rica have a squad light on stars but stacked with technically-gifted, understated players

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World Cup 2018 Preview- Serbia

Sun, Jun 17 2018

Serbia topped Ireland's group on their way to the World Cup but have since changed captain and sacked their manager!

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FIFA World Cup 2018 Report: Egypt 0 - 1 Uruguay

Sat, Jun 16 2018

A last minute header from Atletico Madrid centre back Jose Maria Gimenez was enough to give Uruguay all three points ...

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FIFA World Cup 2018 Report: Morocco 0 - 1 Iran

Fri, Jun 15 2018

Iran came out on top in St. Petersburg with a massive helping hand from Morocco

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World Cup Postcard from St Petersburg - Fan Fest fun as Russia 2018 kicks off

Thu, Jun 14 2018

Our reporter Macdara Ferris may be only in Russia 24 hours but his first World Cup postcard from St. Petersburg ...

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World Cup 2018 Preview - Senegal

Thu, Jun 14 2018

See our full preview of Senegal's chances at this month's World Cup.

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World Cup 2018 Preview - Sweden

Thu, Jun 14 2018

Sweden head into this World Cup without Zlatan but can they perform admirably anyway?

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World Cup 2018 Preview - Poland

Thu, Jun 14 2018

Poland will need to tighten up their defence if they're to go far in this World Cup.

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World Cup 2018 Preview - Peru

Thu, Jun 14 2018

Peru aren't expected to win the World Cup but will be hoping to cause an upset or two at some ...

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World Cup 2018 Preview - Denmark

Thu, Jun 14 2018

Denamrk destroyed Ireland in the play-offs but will they also be able to knock off some of the World's best ...

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