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#Russia 2018

From The42 Here's RTÉ's World Cup schedule for this week as the group stages reaches its climax Week Sorted

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

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

From The42 'F*** racism!' - Sweden players rally behind team-mate's powerful statement after online threats Making A Stand This post contains videos

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

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

From The42 'We can't afford to relax...We need to be awake with our eyes open' - Hierro Heavyweights

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

Spain and Portugal are targetting last 16 places today.

From The42 On the brink, Argentina handed a final shot at World Cup salvation Last Chance Saloon

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

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

From The42 Kane bags hat-trick as England put six past Panama in their biggest-ever World Cup win One-sided

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

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

From The42 As it happened: England vs Panama, World Cup Liveblog

As it happened: England vs Panama, World Cup

We went minute-by-minute as England took on Panama in Group G at the Nizhny Novgorod Stadium.

From The42 'He's been a disgrace, get him off': Keane and Neville slam Boateng A Disgrace Bill

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

The German defender didn’t have a great night.

From The42 Sweden boss hits out at Germany for 'rubbing it in' with celebrations Russia 2018

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

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

From The42 Chicharito and Vela on the scoresheet as impressive Mexico make it two wins from two The Little Pea

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

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

From The42 Leaked England team gives Panama no advantage, insists Gomez Wikileaks

Leaked England team gives Panama no advantage, insists Gomez

The sides meet in Group G tomorrow.

From The42 Brilliant Musa double inspires Nigeria to victory as Group D is blown wide open Super Eagles

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

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

From The42 Sublime! Ahmed Musa's outrageous half-volley is one of the goals of the World Cup Worldie This post contains videos

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

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

From The42 Late goals from big names Coutinho and Neymar hand Brazil first win of the tournament Up And Running This post contains videos

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

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

From The42 'The Argentina squad clouds Leo's brilliance. He is limited because the team doesn't gel' Cry For Me

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

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

From The42 Argentina on the brink of premature World Cup exit as Croatia cruise to incredible victory Upset

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

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

From The42 Willy Caballero gifts Croatia their opening goal with an all-time absolute howler World Cup This post contains videos

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

Ante Rebic punished the Argentinian keeper’s mistake.

From The42 As it happened: Argentina vs Croatia, World Cup Liveblog

As it happened: Argentina vs Croatia, World Cup

We went minute-by-minute as Argentina faced Croatia in a crucial Group D encounter.

From The42 Mile the man again as Australia battle back to stay alive in Group C Spot On

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

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

From The42 Eriksen gives Martin O'Neill flashbacks in ITV studio with sweet strike against Australia Lethal This post contains videos
From The42 Swedish journalist hands Sami Khedira a boarding pass for early flight home Cheeky

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

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

From The42 FifPro slams decision to allow Morocco midfielder play after concussion Russia 2018

FifPro slams decision to allow Morocco midfielder play after concussion

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

From The42 Diego Costa shins Spain to nervy win - but dogged Iran are not out of Group B yet Lucky Bounce This post contains videos

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

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

From The42 'One of my big regrets, I probably should have ripped his head off' - Roy Keane on Carlos Queiroz Bad Blood
From The42 Suarez leads Uruguay to the knockout stages as Saudi Arabia exit World Cup Last Sixteen

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

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

From The42 'I want to prove people wrong': Kane aiming to reach Ronaldo and Messi levels Star Man

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

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

From The42 Niang pounces for opportunistic goal as Senegal stun Poland for first African win at World Cup Howler This post contains videos

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

The Poland players were incensed his goal was allowed.

From The42 Neymar limps out of training with 'painful right ankle', setting Brazilian alarm bells ringing Injury

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

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

From The42 Japan defeat 10-man Colombia following third-minute red card to take command of Group H Winning Start

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

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

From The42 Scare for Saudi Arabia World Cup squad as engine catches fire during flight to Rostov Russia 2018

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

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

From The42 Egypt say Mo Salah is fit (again) ahead of clash with World Cup hosts One Mo Chance

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

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

From The42 Bullish Dele Alli believes England 'can go all the way' Russia 2018

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

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

From The42 'He can't come back to Argentina' - Maradona blasts boss Sampaoli after Iceland draw Not Impressed

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

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

From The42 'We played very badly' - World champions made to pay during Mexico defeat, admits Loew All Time Lowe

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

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

From The42 Mexico stun Germany as champions begin World Cup defence with shock defeat Feeling Lowe

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

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

From The42 'He's already the greatest' - Messi doesn't need World Cup to be best of all time, says Xavi Goat

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

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

From The42 Luka Modric on the scoresheet as Croatia ease to victory and go top of Group D Top Of The Table

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

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

From The42 'I tried to get inside their minds' - Iceland's heroic goalkeeper did homework to psych out Messi Super Keeper

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

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

From The42 Ramos tells De Gea 'never give up' after Portugal blunder Unity

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

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

From The42 A tale of two penalties - history made with first World Cup spot-kick awarded by VAR Var

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

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

From The42 'I work for this': Ronaldo toasts new career mark after World Cup hat-trick Russia 2018

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

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