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Watch: History as France score World Cup’s first VAR goal

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World Cup 2018: France 2-1 Australia – how you rated the players

France edged out Australia in a tight opening Group C game in Kazan thanks to a VAR decision and goal-line technology. Having narrowly missed out on what would have been an impressive draw, the Australian players fare better in your ratings, with Huddersfield’s Aaron Mooy voted the star performer in the match. Here are your […]

‘The pressure is now on Messi’ – relentless Ronaldo lights up World Cup

Media playback is not supported on this device World Cup 2018: Portugal 3-3 Spain – watch all six goals in under a minute “The night was about Cristiano. He is relentless in his pursuit of greatness. What he is doing on the world stage is ridiculous.” Match of the Day pundit Rio Ferdinand said he […]

‘The pressure is now on Messi’ – relentless Ronaldo lights up World Cup

Media playback is not supported on this device World Cup 2018: Portugal 3-3 Spain – watch all six goals in under a minute “The night was about Cristiano. He is relentless in his pursuit of greatness. What he is doing on the world stage is ridiculous.” Match of the Day pundit Rio Ferdinand said he […]

‘The pressure is now on Messi’ – relentless Ronaldo lights up World Cup

Media playback is not supported on this device World Cup 2018: Portugal 3-3 Spain – watch all six goals in under a minute “The night was about Cristiano. He is relentless in his pursuit of greatness. What he is doing on the world stage is ridiculous.” Match of the Day pundit Rio Ferdinand said he […]

World Cup Catch-Up: Ronaldo the showman commands biggest stage

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Ronaldo hat-trick rescues Portugal in 3-3 thriller – report & highlights

Media playback is not supported on this device World Cup 2018: Portugal 3-3 Spain highlights Cristiano Ronaldo produced one of the great World Cup performances as his dramatic late free-kick earned Portugal a draw with Spain in a classic encounter in Sochi. The Real Madrid forward’s 88th minute swerving set-piece soared into the top corner […]

World Cup 2018: Portugal 3-3 Spain – watch all six goals in under 60 seconds

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Who beat Ronaldo to man of the match award in our player rater?

It was a classic World Cup game with – you would think – an obvious man of the match. But even a hat-trick and an 88th-minute equaliser was not enough for Cristiano Ronaldo to top your ratings, as you judged Spain’s Isco to be the star performer in their 3-3 draw with Portugal. Here are […]

How frozen bodies of three Inca children lifted World Cup captain’s doping ban

Players wore T-shirts to show their support for Guerrero during a friendly in May Back in 1999, on the mountainous border between Chile and Argentina, the frozen bodies of three Inca children were discovered on top of a volcano. Perfectly preserved amid freezing conditions 6,000 metres in the sky, they had lain undisturbed since they […]