Latest World Cup standings

World Cup standings after Tuesday’s 18000 GMT Group A match (played, won, drawn, lost, goals for, goals against, points): Group A Russia         2 2 0 0 8 1 6 Uruguay        1 1 0 0 1 0 3 Egypt          2 0 0 2 1 4 0 Saudi Arabia   1 0 0 1 […]

World Cup: How Russia defeated Egypt

Three weeks and three days after Sergio Ramos twisted and slammed Egypt’s best World Cup hope into the grass, Mohamed Salah returned. He won a penalty, and scored it, ripping the ball with his left foot into the top corner. But by then, Russia were already three up and this game was as good as […]

Spain’s Iniesta wants Iran win, trophy

Midfield legend Andres Iniesta has pledged Spain will overcome their early World Cup woes in Russia by beating Iran on Wednesday to set up another tilt at the title. Iniesta, who scored Spain’s extra-time winner on their way to victory over The Netherlands in South Africa in 2010, is playing his final World Cup having […]

Argentina’s Messi seeks redemption against dangerous Croatia

Stung by his failure to avert a disappointing draw against Iceland, Argentina’s captain Lionel Messi would love to make amends in their World Cup Group D match against Croatia on Thursday. But the Croatians go into the game in ebullient mood after a comfortable 2-0 win over Nigeria. They would look to add to the […]