Referee Mark Geiger has ‘strongly refuted’ claims he asked for the shirt of Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo at half-time of the clash with Morocco on Wednesday.
Brazil star Neymar is targeting an improved performance against Costa Rica on Friday after an underwhelming World Cup Group E opener against Switzerland.
Cristian Pavon has been tipped to start for Argentina against Croatia, as Jorge Sampaoli looks to liberate Lionel Messi.
The Mexican Football Federation (FMF) has been fined CHF 10,000 (£7,616) by Fifa in relation to ‘discriminatory and insulting chants’ at the World Cup.
Dani Carvajal described Iran’s tactics as ‘disloyal’ even though Spain recorded their first World Cup win.
Sergio Ramos hit back at Diego Maradona by claiming Lionel Messi is the best Argentinian player in history.
Cristiano Ronaldo became the highest-scoring European in international history by scoring against Morocco on Wednesday.
England are calm and together at Russia 2018 according to Marcus Rashford – a contrast to the Manchester United youngster’s whirlwind first experience of major tournament football.
Philippe Coutinho is not worried about Neymar after the Brazil star limped out of training with an ankle problem in Sochi on Tuesday.
England captain Harry Kane insists he will use the World Cup as a platform to prove his quality as he aims to reach the levels of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.