A "relaxed" Gareth Southgate played down a row with the media over England's "leaked" team selection for their World Cup match against Panama.
Neymar has "totally recovered" from the foot injury that required surgery, Brazil's team doctor says.
Mexico laid one foot in the Soccer World Cup's last 16 and left Korea Republic on the brink of elimination.
A comprehensive wrap of all the fixtures, kick-off times, results and match reports from the group stage of the 2018 Soccer World Cup in Russia.
Lionel Messi and Argentina hit the training ground with renewed hope of qualifying for the World Cup last 16.
Leicester City's out-of-favour striker Ahmed Musa wrote himself into the World Cup record books by scoring twice to fire Nigeria to their first win in Russia.
Thanks to a winning start, England can look forward to their meeting with Panama with a rare sense of World Cup calm.
Chechnya leader Ramzan Kadyrov has granted honourary citizenship to striker Mohamed Salah at a banquet held to say goodbye to Egypt's World Cup squad.
Swiss coach Vladimir Petkovic says that politics and football should "never mix" as two players celebrated goals with political gestures.
Defender Mark Milligan has backed Tim Cahill to step up for Australia if he is given the nod for their SWC clash against Peru.
Germany coach Joachim Loew says he retains faith in his underperforming stars ahead of their clash against Sweden on Saturday.
Raheem Sterling says he ignores the criticism of him in the British tabloid press, insisting he prefers to enjoy how he has risen from humble beginnings.
Cristiano Ronaldo has explained the inspiration behind his new goatee and has ensured all it’s not meant as a dig at Argentinean rival Lionel Messi.
What’s a Soccer World Cup watching experience without some cool gadgets to ramp up the screen action?
Neymar started Brazil's crunch SWC clash with Costa Rica as coach Tite kept faith in the side that started a disappointing 1-1 draw against Switzerland.
The 2014 World Cup final in Brazil was supposed to be Lionel Messi's crowning moment, the chance for him to take his place alongside Diego Maradona.
The Soccer World Cup 2018 is in full swing and Jimmy Tau came within a whisker of landing a 27/1 banger in his first round of tips earlier this week.
The Brazilian player's fans explain why he's been off his game so far at the World Cup.
Croatia brushed aside tournament favourites Argentina in a 3-0 drubbing with talisman Luka Modric scoring one of the goals of the tournament.
Belgium take on Tunisia on Saturday with their eyes set on the knockout round of the Soccer World Cup.
The party at the Buenos Aires fanzone fell flat as the crowd could only watch in horror at as the nadir of Nizhny Novgorod unfolded.
Croatia have qualified for the last 16 of the Soccer World Cup by beating a stuttering Argentina in a Group D encounter.
Brazil coach Tite said he will not tell Neymar to be more of a team player as he insisted his star is fit for the World Cup clash with Costa Rica.
France are through to the last 16 of the Soccer World Cup, thanks to an unconvincing win over a plucky Peru side in a Group C encounter in Yekaterinburg.
Johnny Hubbard, the only foreigner to score a hat-trick for Scottish side Rangers in a derby with bitter Glasgow rivals, Celtic has died aged 87 the club announced.
No-one expected Egypt, Morocco or Saudi Arabia to win the World Cup but for all three to crash out on the same day was a disaster for Arab football.
Neymar will play in Brazil's vital World Cup match against Costa Rica despite injury fears, coach Tite has confirmed.
England captain Harry Kane displays the same level of passion as Diego Maradona, Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino says.
A recap of the scoring from the Soccer World Cup Group C clash between Denmark and Australia at the Samara Arena.
FIFA has condemned claims by a Morocco player that American referee Mark Geiger asked for a player's shirt during Portugal's win.
Former FIFA president Sepp Blatter believes the Soccer World Cup should return to England when Europe next gets its turn to host the tournament.
Dele Alli missed training on Thursday as doubts grow about whether he will be fit to face Panama in England's second match of the World Cup.
Derby County's rookie manager Frank Lampard will pit his wits against Leeds United's experienced boss Marcelo Bielsa in the Championship.
Watch as Iran defender Milan Mohammadi performed an acrobatic somersault throw-in that has been hailed as the best throw-in in World Cup history.
Serbia's coach has reacted to his team's World Cup defeat to Switzerland by calling for the referee to be put on trial in the Hague.
Roberto Martinez revealed that Romelu Lukaku is an injury doubt for Belgium's World Cup blockbuster tie against England.
Belgium thumped Tunisia in their Soccer World Cup encounter to virtually secure their spot in the next round.
Let's test your football knowledge, can you name the all-time leading Soccer World Cup goal scorers?
Vietnamese police broke up an online football gambling ring worth around $26 million as authorities look to stop black market betting on the World Cup.
Many Egyptian Christians feel left out of World Cup experience because of belief that the nation's team and youth programs discriminate
Senegal face Japan at the World Cup fired up by an "ignorant" tweet by a British tycoon and reality television star that has become the talk of the team.
Switzerland scored a late goal to defeat Serbia in their Soccer World Cup Group E match in Kaliningrad.
Ahmed Musa scored a brace to ensure Nigeria victory against Iceland in their Soccer World Cup Group D encounter at the Volgograd Arena.
Brazil coach Tite has said Neymar will need time to find his best form at the World Cup after he scored in a 2-0 win over Costa Rica on Friday.
Sweden's preparations for their World Cup clash against Germany have been hampered by a stomach bug.
Argentina denied reports that the players want coach Jorge Sampaoli sacked before their final World Cup Group D match against Nigeria.
Absa Premiership outfit Wits have announced the addition of three new players to Gavin Hunt's squad ahead of the 2018/19 season.
Kaizer Chiefs have announced three new signings for the upcoming Absa Premiership season led by former Mamelodi Sundowns attacker Khama Billiat.
World Cup holders Germany face enormous pressure ahead of their match against Sweden,dubbed an "early final" knowing defeat would end their campaign.
The Premier Soccer League have confirmed that the 2018/19 Absa Premiership season will kick-off on Friday, August 3.
Follow all the action as it happened on the Group D clash between Argentina and Croatia.
An early German exit from the World Cup seems unthinkable, but that could be the grim reality for the reigning champions unless they beat Sweden.
Argentina's media stuck the boot into Lionel Messi and his team-mates, branding the team's SWC defeat to Croatia a "catastrophe" and a "humiliation".
Jorge Sampaoli begged for forgiveness from Argentina's fans after a drubbing by Croatia left Lionel Messi's World Cup dreams hanging by a thread.
Kylian Mbappe said that playing at a World Cup was "a dream come true" after scoring the winner in a victory over Peru to send France into the last 16.
Victory over Peru may come too late for Australia at this World Cup but Bert van Marwijk wants nothing less from his Socceroos in Sochi following the disappointment of their 1-1 draw with Denmark on Thursday.
Under-fire Germany star Sami Khedira laughed off a cheeky offer of early flights home for the holders from a Swedish reporter.
Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr says that his side are looking to turn up the heat on Iceland as they bid to keep their World Cup campaign alive.
A recap of the scoring from the Soccer World Cup Group C clash between France and Peru at the Ekaterinburg Arena.
Manchester United have officially completed the signing of Brazilian midfielder Fred from Shakhtar Donetsk on a five-year deal, the club announced.
Iceland's Johann Berg Gudmundsson has not recovered from the calf injury is set to miss the crucial Group D clash with Nigeria.
Fernando Hierro says Spain face a tough challenge to reach the World Cup knockout stage following a "lucky" 1-0 win against Iran.
Iceland's players will be allowed to have sex ahead of their Soccer World Cup match against Nigeria, as long as it's with their wives...
Antonio Conte is to be sacked as Chelsea manager within days and former Napoli boss Maurizio Sarri installed as his replacement according to reports.
Robbie Williams caused a stir during his performance at the Soccer World Cup opening ceremony by making an obscene gesture in front of the cameras.
Chelsea legend Gianfranco Zola has downplayed reports that will return to his former club to be part of Maurizio Sarri's backroom staff.
Some players believe World Cup success is earned through exercise, diet and endless practice drills - others are convinced it's lucky underwear.
LIVE scoring on the Soccer World Cup match between Germany and Sweden from Fisht Olympic Stadium.
Recap the action in the Soccer World Cup match between Korea Republic and Mexico.
Serbian papers slammed "shameful provocation" by two Swiss players who used political gestures to celebrate their goals in the 2-1 World Cup victory.
A quiet street leading off from Red Square has unexpectedly become the party zone of choice for thousands of international World Cup fans.
Recap the action in the Soccer World Cup Group G clash between Belgium and Tunisia at the Otkrytie Arena.
Iceland coach Heimir Hallgrimsson declared his side were still in the race for a place in the World Cup last 16 despite Friday's 2-0 loss to Nigeria.
Nigeria's Ahmed Musa struck two stunning goals to sink Iceland and then promised to do the same to Lionel Messi's Argentina.
Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone has blasted Argentina's World Cup campaign, lambasting the "anarchy" on and off the field.
Coach Zlatko Dalic said that Argentina star Lionel Messi was left "powerless" by his Croatia players on Thursday.
A team thought among the favourites for the World Cup, with superstar Lionel Messi as captain, were not expected to struggle through the first stage.
Stoppage time goals from Philippe Coutinho and Neymar gave Brazil an important victory over World Cup Group E rivals Costa Rica.
Egypt plans to complain to FIFA about the "injustice" of match officials during the team's World Cup loss to Russia.
Belgium striker Romelu Lukaku realised how poor his family was when he saw his mother watering down the milk.
Despite not being eliminated from the tournament, bookmakers have given Argentina little to no chance of Soccer World Cup glory in Russia.
Paul Pogba paid tribute to fellow midfielder N'Golo Kante after France sealed their place in the World Cup last 16 on Thursday, saying: "He has 15 lungs."
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Reaction from Argentina's defeat to Croatia including former defender Pablo Zabaleta who said he has never seen a performance like this by Argentina.
Thousands of Croatians celebrated with euphoria in the country's streets and squares after their team's victory over Argentina powered them into the SWC last 16.
Argentina coach Jorge Sampaoli admitted his side were "emotionally broken" after conceding the first goal in their defeat by Croatia.
Lionel Messi sloped off down the tunnel in Nizhny Novgorod with his head bowed, knowing Argentina face the humiliation of a group-stage exit.
France coach Didier Deschamps took great satisfaction in his highly rated team's display to defy a battling Peru team and reach the last 16 of the World Cup.
Belgium will "go for the throat" to kill off their World Cup tie against Tunisia early, defender Thomas Meunier has promised.
Disappointed coach Bert van Marwijk said Australia have to find "the last part of the puzzle" if they are to stay in the World Cup.
German public broadcaster Deutsche Welle condemned the sexual harassment of one of its correspondents who was groped and kissed while reporting live from Russia.
German midfielder Emre Can has signed for Juventus on a four-year deal, the Turin club announced on Thursday.
A VAR-awarded penalty gave Australia hope of qualifying for the knockout stages of the World Cup after holding Denmark to a draw.
Ernie Hunt whose "donkey kick" volleyed freekick in 1970 led to a change in English football's rules, has died aged 75 one of his former clubs Coventry announced.
Lionel Messi is under pressure to deliver when Argentina face Croatia after his eternal rival Cristiano Ronaldo streaked clear at the top of the goalscoring charts.
Burger King has apologised for an online ad offering burgers to Russian women who get impregnated by players during the Soccer World Cup the country is hosting.
Platinum Stars revealed that the club will relocate from the North West Province to Cape Town, and will be renamed Cape Umoya United.
Not even Bafana's absence from the 2018 SWC could stop former SA sports minister Fikile Mbalula from making the most of his most recent international trip.
Former FIFA president Sepp Blatter says he met Vladimir Putin at the Kremlin and talked about the Russia team's good start to the Soccer World Cup.
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