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Argentina coast past Poland 2-0 to top World Cup Group C

Argentina coasted past Poland in a 2-0 victory on Wednesday night to top Group C and confirm their place in the last 16 of the World Cup, signalling a return to form for the South American giants after a poor start to this year’s tournament. Alexis Mac Allister and Julian Alvarez’s second-half goals capped a dominant display by coach Lionel ...

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UK in Dhaka celebrates 150th anniv of 1st int’l football match

British High Commission Dhaka has celebrated the 150th anniversary of the first international football match which was played between two UK nations, England and Scotland, on 30 Nov 1872. The High Commission organised a friendly football match to mark the day, with teams made up of British and Bengali staff representing England and Scotland at the British High Commission Club ...

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Senegal beat Ecuador 2-1 to reach World Cup knockouts

Senegal have booked their place in the World Cup last 16 with a thrilling 2-1 win over Ecuador on Tuesday, sending the South American side out of the tournament in their wake. Captain Kalidou Koulibaly sealed the African champion’s progression to the knockout phase with a dramatic 70th-minute winner at the Khalifa International Stadium just moments after Moises Caicedo had ...

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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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