FIFA World Cup 2018

FIFA World Cup 2018

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Cutting out the play-acting would also help Neymar win votes, 1990 World Cup winner Lothar Matthaeus said Wednesday.

The Everton player was criticised after conceding Adnan Januzajs winner in a group-stage 1-0 loss to Belgium, including by his Belgian counterpart Thibaut Courtois, who said he was too small.

Both teams were wasteful in possession and guilty of the sort of poor finishing and unimaginative midfield play that had boos and whistles ringing around the St Petersburg stadium from as early as the 25th minute.

Neymar has scored two goals in Brazils four matches, but he has been slammed by soccer pundits across the world for diving and rolling on the ground theatrically in Russia.

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Uruguay have lived on feeling as much as their steely endurance this tournament.

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Speaking on his Hand of God television show, the 57-year-old Maradona, who coached Argentina for two years from 2008-10, said it was painful to see the current state of the national team.

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But it was his amazing 70-metre sprint earlier in the match, to win France a penalty, that stunned viewers worldwide.

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We stood tall and we werent going to let it affect us, said the striker who scored with a second-half penalty to set England on the way to a quarter-final against Sweden before Yerry Mina put Colombia level at 1-1 in the 93rd minute.

The term golden generation is obviously one the players didnt come up with and its not something we pay too much importance to, he told a news conference at Belgiums training base outside Moscow.

Eden Hazard is undoubtedly one of the stars of the tournament in Russia and at 27-years-old, wearing the captains armband, at the peak of his powers.

Gareth Southgates England are the only former winners in the bottom half of the draw, along with host nation Russia, Croatia and Sweden.

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Back in his hometown of Bondy, on the gritty northeast outskirts of Paris, there is immense pride at his exploits, but not that much surprise — they always knew hed make it big.

Bidding for a record-extending sixth World Cup in Russia, Brazil were one of five sides to qualify for the last eight without requiring extra-time and penalties, after outclassing Mexico 2-0 in Samara.

The skipper and his team mates had kept their cool when it mattered most – for 120 minutes of a tense and tetchy game played at a Spartak Stadium which resembled Bogota, given the dominance of Colombias passionate supporters.

Despite the glut of silverware, however, the five-times world player of the year has had frequent fallouts with Real and has declared on several occasions that he wants to leave the club.

Harry Kane is leading the race for the World Cup Golden Boot as he bids to become the first England player to win the prize since Gary Lineker 32 years ago.

The DFB said Loew, who has been in the job for 12 years, had told German football chiefs he wanted to carry on and oversee the reconstruction of the team.

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But there was Pavard at the heart of the matter on Saturday, making his mark and the World Cup highlight reel.

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Ozil, 29, is one of a group of senior players slammed for woeful performances in Russia as Germany finished bottom of their group to suffer a shock early exit.

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After England secured passage to the knockout stage, Southgate explained how that mentality had translated into his thinking on penalties.

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Harry Kane fired England ahead with his tournament-leading sixth goal just before the hour in Moscow, converting a penalty after he was hauled down by Carlos Sanchez at a corner.

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As the World Cup bursts back into life with the first two quarter-finals, Brazil are aiming to continue on the path towards winning a record-extending sixth World Cup at Moscows Luzhniki Stadium on July 15.

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Spanish sport newspaper AS said that the player could be unveiled to Juve supporters in Turin as early as Saturday, with the date 7/7 symbolic for number 7 Ronaldo.

The CBF said the Manchester City full-back had suffered ligament damage in his left ankle after twisting it in training on Thursday, ahead of Fridays quarter-final against Belgium in Kazan.

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The 25-year-old Manchester United striker has already begun to silence his critics with a four-goal haul in Russia.

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And, finally, the players themselves the prospective teammates ran out of patience. They thought the debate was all for show, a chance to build business, as the captain, Andreas Granqvist, put it.

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That was dispelled last Saturday in Kazan as 19-year-old Kylian Mbappe and cohorts thrilled in a 4-3 victory over Argentina in the last 16.

Im proud of my team mates – they were lions, Godin said, as he and the Uruguay players came off the pitch in tears.

But this is a new England, they say. A team of young players with smiles on their faces and a spring in their step and the belief that it does not always have to be the way it has always been.

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With Brazil maintaining their favourites tag, England have seen their odds slashed from 6-1 to 7/2 in the wake of the win that puts them through to the quarter-final against Sweden.

The South Americans have conceded just one goal – the joint lowest in the tournament with Brazil – in four straight wins on their way to the showdown in Nizhny Novgorod.

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To get knocked down like we did is difficult to come back from it, Dier said after Yerry Mina had equalised for the Colombians in stoppage time to force the match into goalless extra time.

With perennial challengers Germany, Spain and Argentina all having exited a tournament that has thrown up a never-ending series of surprises, the draw has a distinctly unbalanced feel in terms of the talent weighing on either side.

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For all Brazils attacking riches, Belgiums biggest problem could be piercing a robust defence that has conceded just once, in their 1-1 opening draw with Switzerland.

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