But with a squad that contains 13 of the 23 players who helped win the country’s first major silverware at Euro 2016, Portugal supporters have every reason to feel quietly confident of their chances. A comparison with the 1986 World Cup – when a talented squad went home bottom of their group after falling out with the Portuguese FA over bonuses – is tempting, especially given the presence of Morocco, to whom they lost 3-1 in their final match 32 years ago after defeating England, in their group. Yet with top-level players throughout the squad led by Cristiano Ronaldo in what is likely to be his last appearance at a World Cup, anyone who writes off Santos’s side does so at their peril. … [Read more...] about Sporting meltdown casts shadow over Portugal’s World Cup buildup
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'People like that should not do that,' business owner Robert Maestro told KTLA. He said the attack was uncalled for and could have messed 'it up for the other people who just want to have fun'. … [Read more...] about Mexico fan is arrested for launching a FIREWORK at line of police officers while celebrating his nation’s World Cup win against champions Germany
Deschamps introduced Loic Rémy for Yohan Cabaye and his team did press on to the front foot a little more in the second half. The full-backs got forward on the overlap and there was the scent of an equaliser. Benzema was denied by another Hummels block and Blaise Matuidi had a shot saved by Neuer. When the goalkeeper beat Benzema’s last-gasp effort away with a mighty glove, France were staring at the exit. … [Read more...] about Germany reach World Cup semi-finals as Mats Hummels header sinks France
Did your team exceed expectations or were they on an unexpected early flight home? What is the reason for your team’s success this summer? And where do you think it went wrong for them? Share your thoughts on the last four weeks of World Cup football with us. We’ll hopefully feature some of your responses on the site. … [Read more...] about How did your team fare at the 2018 World Cup?
Mercifully there was incident in the latter stages. There was a mêlée that followed Alvaro Pereira's strong challenge on Jérémy Toulalan – Domenech stepped on to the pitch as he felt "the Uruguayans were trying to provoke one of my players" – and Lodeira was distraught to see red so swiftly after his introduction. The great young hope of Uruguayan football had already been booked for dissent when he jumped into the tackle on Sagna that compelled the Japanese referee, Yuichi Nishimura, to dismiss him. … [Read more...] about World Cup 2010: Ten-man Uruguay and France begin with stalemate