• Croatia vs Russia
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    Rakitic’s penalty kick sends Croatia to World Cup semifinals.  After France, Belgium and England all clinched a spot in the World Cup semis, Croatia joined them on Saturday after beating host Russia 4-3 in penalty kicks. A wild 1-1 match after 90 minutes saw each team score again in extra time, with penalty kicks deciding ...
  • Engliand vs Sweden
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    The Three Lions are in the semifinals, which nobody saw coming before the World Cup began. England is back in the World Cup semifinals for the first time since 1990 after defeating Sweden 2-0 on Saturday in the quarterfinals. England beat Sweden to reach first World Cup semi-final in 28 years. It was England’s most convincing ...
  • Russia Shocks Spain in World Cup Knockout in penalty shootout
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    Hosts Russia pulled off the biggest shock of the 2018 World Cup so far as they beat 2010 winners Spain in the first penalty shootout of the tournament to reach the quarter-finals for the first time in 48 years. Final score: Russia 1-1 Spain, Russia wins penalty shootout 4-3 Igor Akinfeev saved two penalties in ...
  • Brazil vs Switzerland
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    After Argentina failed to beat Iceland and Germany lost to Mexico, Brazil, one of the tournament favorites, drew Switzerland 1-1 on Sunday despite creating a boatload of chances to secure three points. The South Americans had 20 shots but could only put four on frame, seeing the Swiss hold them in the second half to ...
  • Russia thump Saudi Arabia in dream start
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    Hosts Russia thump Saudi Arabia 5-0 in opening match. Russia kicked off their World Cup in style on Thursday, thumping Saudi Arabia 5-0 in front of an ecstatic crowd in Moscow after President Vladimir Putin officially opened the tournament. Hosts Russia made a dream start to the 2018 FIFA World Cup by thumping in five goals ...
  • The World Cup kicked off in Russia Thursday
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    The FIFA World Cup, the biggest sporting carnival on the planet, kick-started tonight. The World Cup kicked off in Russia Thursday as the host nation locked horns with Saudi Arabia in front of 80,000 people in Moscow after president Vladimir Putin officially declared the tournament open. Brazilian great Ronaldo and British pop star Robbie Williams were ...
  • Russia football team
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    Russia name provisional squad for home FIFA World Cup. The hosts have announced their provisional squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™, with coach Stanislav Cherchesov naming a 28-man selection, which will be whittled down to 23 in time for the tournament. Forward Artem Dzyuba has made his return to the squad after more than ...
  • Putin sworn in as president for fourth term
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    Vladimir Putin sworn in as president for fourth term. Vladimir Putin was sworn in as Russia’s president for a fourth term at a ceremony in the Kremlin on Monday, extending his almost two-decade rule by another six years. ‘I consider it my duty and my life’s aim to do everything possible for Russia, for its present ...
  • FIFA World Cup 2018
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    FIFA plans to scrap Confederations Cup. FIFA has laid out plans to replace the Confederations Cup with an expanded Club World Cup that will only be held every four years from 2021, a source told AFP on Wednesday. According to a letter Gianni Infantino, the president of world football’s governing body, sent to the heads of ...