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#Russia 2018

Here's RTÉ's World Cup schedule for this week as the group stages reaches its climax
# Week Sorted
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# Week Sorted

Here's RTÉ's World Cup schedule for this week as the group stages reaches its climax

Jun 25th 2018, 2:12 PM 11,567 Views 7 Comments

It’s 32 games down, 32 more to play in Russia.

'F*** racism!' - Sweden players rally behind team-mate's powerful statement after online threats
# Making A Stand
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# Making A Stand

'F*** racism!' - Sweden players rally behind team-mate's powerful statement after online threats

Jun 25th 2018, 11:17 AM 10,747 Views 6 Comments

Winger Jimmy Durmaz was targeted on social media after conceding the free-kick that led to Toni Kroos’ winner for Germany.

'We can't afford to relax...We need to be awake with our eyes open' - Hierro
# Heavyweights
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# Heavyweights

'We can't afford to relax...We need to be awake with our eyes open' - Hierro

Jun 25th 2018, 8:44 AM 4,560 Views 1 Comment

Spain and Portugal are targetting last 16 places today.

On the brink, Argentina handed a final shot at World Cup salvation
# Last Chance Saloon
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# Last Chance Saloon

On the brink, Argentina handed a final shot at World Cup salvation

Jun 25th 2018, 7:56 AM 12,250 Views 5 Comments

Leo Messi and the rest of Jorge Sampaoli’s troubled squad have one final shot at redemption against Nigeria on Tuesday.

Kane bags hat-trick as England put six past Panama in their biggest-ever World Cup win
# One-sided
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# One-sided

Kane bags hat-trick as England put six past Panama in their biggest-ever World Cup win

Jun 24th 2018, 2:57 PM 21,711 Views 46 Comments

The Tottenham striker is now leading the goalscoring charts at Russia 2018, while Gareth Southgate’s side are through to the knockout stages.

As it happened: England vs Panama, World Cup From The42
Live Jun 24th 2018, 2:10 PM

As it happened: England vs Panama, World Cup

'He's been a disgrace, get him off': Keane and Neville slam Boateng
# A Disgrace Bill
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# A Disgrace Bill

'He's been a disgrace, get him off': Keane and Neville slam Boateng

Jun 24th 2018, 12:30 PM 15,274 Views 7 Comments

The German defender didn’t have a great night.

Sweden boss hits out at Germany for 'rubbing it in' with celebrations
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# Russia 2018

Sweden boss hits out at Germany for 'rubbing it in' with celebrations

Jun 24th 2018, 9:51 AM 8,597 Views 18 Comments

Janne Andersson wasn’t happy after he watched his side concede a late goal.

Chicharito and Vela on the scoresheet as impressive Mexico make it two wins from two
# The Little Pea
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# The Little Pea

Chicharito and Vela on the scoresheet as impressive Mexico make it two wins from two

Jun 23rd 2018, 5:55 PM 5,528 Views 4 Comments

Javier Hernandez scored his 50th international goal as Mexico defeated South Korea 2-1 on Saturday.

Leaked England team gives Panama no advantage, insists Gomez
# Wikileaks
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# Wikileaks

Leaked England team gives Panama no advantage, insists Gomez

Jun 23rd 2018, 3:51 PM 4,016 Views 0 Comments

The sides meet in Group G tomorrow.

Brilliant Musa double inspires Nigeria to victory as Group D is blown wide open
# Super Eagles
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# Super Eagles

Brilliant Musa double inspires Nigeria to victory as Group D is blown wide open

Jun 22nd 2018, 5:57 PM 8,296 Views 13 Comments

Leicester City forward Ahmed Musa sent the Super Eagles into second place with an impressive brace against Iceland.

Sublime! Ahmed Musa's outrageous half-volley is one of the goals of the World Cup
# Worldie
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# Worldie

Sublime! Ahmed Musa's outrageous half-volley is one of the goals of the World Cup

Jun 22nd 2018, 5:23 PM 11,509 Views 4 Comments

The forward’s 14th goal for his country is surely a goal of the competition contender.

Late goals from big names Coutinho and Neymar hand Brazil first win of the tournament
# Up And Running
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# Up And Running

Late goals from big names Coutinho and Neymar hand Brazil first win of the tournament

Jun 22nd 2018, 3:01 PM 17,541 Views 40 Comments

The Barcelona attacker bagged his second of the competition, before their talisman added another against a dogged Costa Rica side.

'The Argentina squad clouds Leo's brilliance. He is limited because the team doesn't gel'
# Cry For Me
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# Cry For Me

'The Argentina squad clouds Leo's brilliance. He is limited because the team doesn't gel'

Jun 21st 2018, 10:37 PM 13,513 Views 40 Comments

“I’m very hurt by this defeat,” says Jorge Sampaoli, “but I probably didn’t set up my team in the right way.”

Argentina on the brink of premature World Cup exit as Croatia cruise to incredible victory
# Upset
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# Upset

Argentina on the brink of premature World Cup exit as Croatia cruise to incredible victory

Jun 21st 2018, 8:54 PM 37,938 Views 63 Comments

A heavy defeat leaves Argentina on just one point after two games and on the cusp of an early exit.

Willy Caballero gifts Croatia their opening goal with an all-time absolute howler
# World Cup
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# World Cup

Willy Caballero gifts Croatia their opening goal with an all-time absolute howler

Jun 21st 2018, 8:18 PM 14,538 Views 16 Comments

Ante Rebic punished the Argentinian keeper’s mistake.

As it happened: Argentina vs Croatia, World Cup From The42
Live Jun 21st 2018, 6:30 PM

As it happened: Argentina vs Croatia, World Cup

Mile the man again as Australia battle back to stay alive in Group C
# Spot On
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# Spot On

Mile the man again as Australia battle back to stay alive in Group C

Jun 21st 2018, 3:13 PM 5,733 Views 1 Comment

Christian Eriksen had given Denmark the lead with a gorgeous half-volley.

Eriksen gives Martin O'Neill flashbacks in ITV studio with sweet strike against Australia
# Lethal
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# Lethal

Eriksen gives Martin O'Neill flashbacks in ITV studio with sweet strike against Australia

Jun 21st 2018, 1:28 PM 6,878 Views 6 Comments

There was no stopping that.

Swedish journalist hands Sami Khedira a boarding pass for early flight home
# Cheeky
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# Cheeky

Swedish journalist hands Sami Khedira a boarding pass for early flight home

Jun 21st 2018, 12:35 PM 11,089 Views 3 Comments

Germany need to beat Sweden on Saturday after a shock defeat to Mexico.

FifPro slams decision to allow Morocco midfielder play after concussion
# Russia 2018
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# Russia 2018

FifPro slams decision to allow Morocco midfielder play after concussion

Jun 21st 2018, 7:51 AM 3,668 Views 0 Comments

‘This is yet another alarming example of a player being put in harm’s way,’ the players’ union said.

Diego Costa shins Spain to nervy win - but dogged Iran are not out of Group B yet
# Lucky Bounce
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# Lucky Bounce

Diego Costa shins Spain to nervy win - but dogged Iran are not out of Group B yet

Jun 20th 2018, 9:06 PM 8,156 Views 12 Comments

Spain join Portugal in pole position to progress from Group B.

'One of my big regrets, I probably should have ripped his head off' - Roy Keane on Carlos Queiroz
# Bad Blood
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# Bad Blood

'One of my big regrets, I probably should have ripped his head off' - Roy Keane on Carlos Queiroz

Jun 20th 2018, 7:16 PM 42,759 Views 26 Comments

The ball was there.

Suarez leads Uruguay to the knockout stages as Saudi Arabia exit World Cup
# Last Sixteen
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# Last Sixteen

Suarez leads Uruguay to the knockout stages as Saudi Arabia exit World Cup

Jun 20th 2018, 5:52 PM 7,492 Views 9 Comments

Uruguay made it two wins from two on Wednesday afternoon as Saudi Arabia become the second team to exit this year’s World Cup.

'I want to prove people wrong': Kane aiming to reach Ronaldo and Messi levels
# Star Man
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# Star Man

'I want to prove people wrong': Kane aiming to reach Ronaldo and Messi levels

Jun 20th 2018, 7:50 AM 4,402 Views 11 Comments

The England captain says he is out to prove a point at the World Cup.

Niang pounces for opportunistic goal as Senegal stun Poland for first African win at World Cup
# Howler
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# Howler

Niang pounces for opportunistic goal as Senegal stun Poland for first African win at World Cup

Jun 19th 2018, 5:47 PM 9,211 Views 10 Comments

The Poland players were incensed his goal was allowed.

Neymar limps out of training with 'painful right ankle', setting Brazilian alarm bells ringing
# Injury
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# Injury

Neymar limps out of training with 'painful right ankle', setting Brazilian alarm bells ringing

Jun 19th 2018, 4:43 PM 6,773 Views 20 Comments

After a frustrating 1-1 draw with Switzerland on Sunday night Brazil will next take on Costa Rica on Friday.

Japan defeat 10-man Colombia following third-minute red card to take command of Group H
# Winning Start
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# Winning Start

Japan defeat 10-man Colombia following third-minute red card to take command of Group H

Jun 19th 2018, 2:57 PM 10,417 Views 8 Comments

Goals from Shinji Kagawa and Yuya Osako saw Japan upset the 2014 quarter-finalists on Tuesday.

Scare for Saudi Arabia World Cup squad as engine catches fire during flight to Rostov
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# Russia 2018

Scare for Saudi Arabia World Cup squad as engine catches fire during flight to Rostov

Jun 18th 2018, 10:18 PM 5,966 Views 2 Comments

The right engine of the Rossiya Airbus emitted flames as the team traveled on the internal flight from St Petersburg.

Egypt say Mo Salah is fit (again) ahead of clash with World Cup hosts
# One Mo Chance
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# One Mo Chance

Egypt say Mo Salah is fit (again) ahead of clash with World Cup hosts

Jun 18th 2018, 6:53 PM 3,897 Views 3 Comments

However, the Liverpool star will have to pass a fitness test.

Bullish Dele Alli believes England 'can go all the way'
# Russia 2018
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# Russia 2018

Bullish Dele Alli believes England 'can go all the way'

Jun 18th 2018, 12:33 PM 4,715 Views 20 Comments

The Tottenham star issued a rallying cry to his England team-mates ahead of their World Cup opener.

'He can't come back to Argentina' - Maradona blasts boss Sampaoli after Iceland draw
# Not Impressed
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# Not Impressed

'He can't come back to Argentina' - Maradona blasts boss Sampaoli after Iceland draw

Jun 17th 2018, 9:30 PM 19,625 Views 20 Comments

Diego Maradona said Argentina’s 1-1 draw with Iceland on Saturday was “a disgrace”.

'We played very badly' - World champions made to pay during Mexico defeat, admits Loew
# All Time Lowe
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# All Time Lowe

'We played very badly' - World champions made to pay during Mexico defeat, admits Loew

Jun 17th 2018, 7:34 PM 5,628 Views 5 Comments

Germany lost their opening game at a World Cup for the first time in 36 years with a 1-0 defeat against Mexico.

Mexico stun Germany as champions begin World Cup defence with shock defeat
# Feeling Lowe
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# Feeling Lowe

Mexico stun Germany as champions begin World Cup defence with shock defeat

Jun 17th 2018, 5:56 PM 10,569 Views 16 Comments

Hirving Lozano scored the only goal of the game as Mexico secured a thoroughly deserved win over a desperately poor Germany.

'He's already the greatest' - Messi doesn't need World Cup to be best of all time, says Xavi
# Goat
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# Goat

'He's already the greatest' - Messi doesn't need World Cup to be best of all time, says Xavi

Jun 17th 2018, 2:35 PM 8,210 Views 42 Comments

The ex-Barcelona midfielder believes Messi has already written a legacy as the best ever, regardless of events in Russia.

Luka Modric on the scoresheet as Croatia ease to victory and go top of Group D
# Top Of The Table
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# Top Of The Table

Luka Modric on the scoresheet as Croatia ease to victory and go top of Group D

Jun 16th 2018, 9:56 PM 9,502 Views 5 Comments

An own goal and a Luca Modric penalty handed Croatia all three points in Kaliningrad.

'I tried to get inside their minds' - Iceland's heroic goalkeeper did homework to psych out Messi
# Super Keeper
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# Super Keeper

'I tried to get inside their minds' - Iceland's heroic goalkeeper did homework to psych out Messi

Jun 16th 2018, 5:34 PM 8,594 Views 3 Comments

The goalkeeper, who only made his international debut aged 27, proved the hero to thwart Argentina on Saturday.

Ramos tells De Gea 'never give up' after Portugal blunder
# Unity
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# Unity

Ramos tells De Gea 'never give up' after Portugal blunder

Jun 16th 2018, 12:46 PM 7,270 Views 30 Comments

Jose Mourinho also backed his Man United goalkeeper after he gifted Cristiano Ronaldo his second in Sochi last night.

A tale of two penalties - history made with first World Cup spot-kick awarded by VAR
# Var
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# Var

A tale of two penalties - history made with first World Cup spot-kick awarded by VAR

Jun 16th 2018, 12:30 PM 8,048 Views 10 Comments

But then Australia hit back against France with a penalty of their own at the other end.

'I work for this': Ronaldo toasts new career mark after World Cup hat-trick
# Russia 2018
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# Russia 2018

'I work for this': Ronaldo toasts new career mark after World Cup hat-trick

Jun 16th 2018, 12:01 AM 13,351 Views 28 Comments

The Portugal captain spoke of his delight after helping his side to a vital point.