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Bruno Fernandes at the double as Portugal beat Uruguay to reach WC last 16

Bruno Fernandes scored twice to give Portugal a 2-0 victory over Uruguay on Monday and send them into the knock-out stages of the World Cup alongside France and Brazil. The Manchester United midfielder scored a cross-cum-shot nine minutes into the second half and then added an injury-time penalty following a handball by Jose Maria Gimenez. The match at Doha’s spectacular ...

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Brazil beat Switzerland 1-0 after Casemiro’s stunning strike

Casemiro’s stunning strike ensures five-time world champions Brazil qualify for the last 16 Brazil are through to the last 16 of the World Cup thanks to a 1-0 win over Switzerland. It was a hard-fought victory for Tite’s men, but after seeing Vinicius Jr’s goal controversially ruled out for offside, midfielder Casemiro collected Rodrygo’s flick to struck a beautiful goal ...

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Canada out of World Cup after beaten by Croatia 4-1

Canada are out of the World Cup after losing 4-1 to Croatia. Alphonso Davies netted Canada’s first goal at a men’s World Cup but it was Croatia, spearheaded by a brace from Andrej Kramaric, who came away with an impressive 4-1 Group F win on Sunday that ended any hope of the North Americans advancing while keeping their own alive, ...

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Messi leads Argentina to 2-0 win over Mexico

Lionel Messi came up with another crucial goal for Argentina in a 2-0 win over Mexico on Saturday that ignited the team’s World Cup chances. Messi took a touch from Angel Di Maria’s pass across the face of the area and drove a low shot from 25 meters (yards) into the bottom corner in the 64th minute. He ran toward ...

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France beat Denmark 2-1, reach last 16

Kylian Mbappe scored twice to send champions France into the last 16 of the World Cup as they beat Denmark 2-1 in their Group D clash at the 974 Stadium on Saturday, making them first side to qualify for the knockout stage. France top the group on six points, three ahead of Australia, who beat Tunisia 1-0 earlier in the ...

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Poland defeat Saudi Arabia in pulsating 2-0 World Cup clash

  A gritty Poland saw off Saudi Arabia with a 2-0 win in a game fraught with drama. Piotr Zielinski opened the scoring for Poland in the first half with a smart finish against the run of play. Salem Aldawsari had the chance to bring Saudi Arabia back on level terms towards the end of the half but his penalty ...

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World Cup fans put off by prices, beer limits commute by air

Travel at this World Cup was supposed to be easy in the tiny host nation of Qatar, after fans had to take long flights between cities at the last three tournaments. The eight stadiums in Qatar are in or near the capital, so fans don’t have to go too far to get to matches — in theory. The country billed ...

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Iran strike late to beat Wales in second World Cup game

Two goals in quick succession deep into added time have given Iran their first win at the World Cup, defeating a spirited Wales team that ended the game with 10 men. A thumping long-range effort by Roozbeh Cheshmi sent Iranian fans screaming inside Ahmad bin Ali Stadium before Ramin Rezaeian coolly made it 2-0. Wales dominated the possession throughout Friday’s ...

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Richarlison nets second-half brace as Brazil beat Serbia 2-0

A second-half brace by Richarlison, including a stunning overhead scissor kick, gave tournament favourites Brazil a 2-0 win over Serbia in their opening World Cup game at the Lusail Stadium on Thursday. The record five-time winners had toiled at times in the first half but improved after the break and were rewarded when Tottenham Hotspur striker Richarlison followed in to ...

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Breel Embolo’s goal helps Switzerland beat Cameroon 1-0

Breel Embolo’s goal lifted Switzerland to a 1-0 win over Cameroon at the World Cup on Thursday and he kept his promise not to celebrate scoring against the country where he was born. The Swiss forward from Yaounde struck with a right-foot shot in the 48th minute, standing all alone eight meters (yards) out in the middle of the goalmouth ...

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