Diego Costa kept his World Cup goalscoring run going as Spain edged a nervy 1-0 victory over Iran to boost their hopes of reaching the last 16 of the World Cup.
Iran and Spain could not be separated at half-time, with David Silva enjoying perhaps the best chance of a goalless first half when his acrobatic attempt to score was closed down by the Team Melli defence.
Spain turned up the heat after the break and got their reward nine minutes after the restart, although there was a huge slice of
Uruguay booked their place in the last 16 of the World Cup after a 1-0 win over Saudi Arabia in Rostov-on-Don on Wednesday afternoon.
The victory, which also confirms Russia's place in the knockout stage and eliminates both Saudi Arabia and Egypt, was secured through a close-range goal from Luis Suarez (23) on his 100th appearance for his country.
Uruguay now need to beat Russia in Samara next Monday to top the group, while Saudi Arabia will head home following their final Group A game
Not often do you see a team score in the 4th minute, and then spend the next 86 minutes holding on for dear life, and you certainly do not expect Portugal to be that team. But that is exactly what happened, as Portugal held out for a 1-0 win against Morocco to go to the top place in the group.
Cristiano Ronaldo scored within the first 5 minutes with a bullet header, and that was it as for the most part.
Morocco took control of the game, and kept getting closer and closer but that final knock-out
Cristiano Ronaldo on Wednesday became Europe's highest ever goal scorer in international football in a Group B match between Portugal and Morocco at Moscow's Luzhniki Stadium.
Ronaldo achieved the feat in only the fourth minute of the match when he put Portugal in lead with a stunning header.
Incidentally, that was the only goal scored in the match as Portugal edged closer to booking their Round of 16 berth in the FIFA World Cup 2018 by winning the match 1-0.
Reports say Egypt's coaching staff, led by Argentinian coach Hector Cuper, is likely to step down after the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.
According to the Algerian newspaper El Watan, the Egyptian Football Association has already approved Cuper's departure after their upcoming match against Saudi Arabia on Wednesday.
Egypt suffered a 3-1 defeat at the hands of Russia in St. Petersburg on Tuesday.
Having lost their first game 1-0 to Uruguay, they now only have a mathematical chance
Cristiano Ronaldo continued his sensational start to the World Cup with the winner as Portugal knocked Morocco out of the tournament.
All eyes at the Luzhniki Stadium were on the Real Madrid star after his hat-trick in Portugal's opening game with Spain and, typically, he did not disappoint.
It took the captain only four minutes to make his mark in the way Morocco had feared, diving to get on the end of a Joao Moutinho cross and planting an unstoppable header into the net.
Ghana Premier League giants Hearts of Oak have resumed training after a five-day break.
The Rainbow Club broke camp last week Thursday after training for four days which was supervised by the new interim coach Seth Hoffman.
After that four days of training, the playing bodywere handed a five-day break due the Islamic festive season.
After the first round of games, the Phobians are 12th on the League log....
Chairman of the Ghana League Clubs Association, Kudjoe Fianoo wants a quick fix of Ghana Football and has called for an early congress to resolve the situation.
The country's football has been at a standstill following the revelations of the Anas Expose, which caught several top officials at the Association on camera receiving cash gifts contrary to the rules of football.
The government of the country has stepped in, creating a five member committee to see to the restructuring of football.
Fiifi Tackie, a representative of Swansea City attacker Andre Ayew has said that his client's future could be decided in the coming days.
The 28-year-old rejoined the Welsh-based side during the January after a difficult spell at West Ham.
The former Olympique Marseille attacker failed to live up to expectation after finishing the season with no goals, as Swansea were relegated to the Championship.
The Ghana international has been linked with a move away from the Welsh side, with reports
Former Black Stars winger Laryea Kinston has urged young players to strive for success after the Rexona "Be the next champion" challenge train hit the Brong Ahafo and Western Regions.
Winners from the two regions will converge at the Accra Academy Park for the Grand Finale.
The footballers gathered at the Fiapre Roman School Park in Sunyani and Kwesimintim SDA Park in Takoradi to display their skills and abilities with the hope of being selected to represent their region.
Colombian singer Maluma has had nearly $800,000 worth of valuables stolen from his hotel room in Moscow while he is in Russia to support his national team at the World Cup, according to reports in Russia.
An intruder who posed as Maluma's guest stole a number of valuables, including a Louis Vuitton bag, 11 luxury watches, various items of Cartier jewellery and 10 glasses studded with diamonds and pearls, two police sources told RBC.
Moscow police opened an investigation into suspected theft
England's last-gasp World Cup victory over Tunisia on Monday attracted a higher television audience in the U.K. than last month's Royal Wedding, according to the BBC.
The marriage of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on Saturday, May 19 was watched by almost 18 million viewers across the BBC and ITV, making it the most watched broadcast in the U.K. in 2018 at the time.
But England's opening group game, in which Harry Kane scored a 91st-minute winner, beat that by attracting a peak
Cristiano Ronaldo broke Ferenc Puskas' record for the most international goals by a European player with his opener for Portugal against Morocco in their 2018 World Cup group match on Wednesday.
The Portugal captain met Joao Moutinho's cross to head home in the fourth minute at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow.
Ronaldo, 33, followed his hat trick in last Friday's 3-3 draw with Spain by scoring his 85th career goal for Portugal in the Russian capital to overtake Puskas, who played
Cristiano Ronaldo's astonishing career reached new highs on Wednesday with his goal against Morocco at the World Cup.
Ronaldo's early opener made it 85 goals for Portugal, making him the top scoring European in the history of football.
Here's a look at the other records the Real Madrid legend has and remember -- he's only 25 goals behind Ali Daei (109) as the top scoring footballer ever in internationals.
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Argentina forward Lionel Messi does not need to win the World Cup to be considered an all-time great, says former striker Hernan Crespo.
Messi, 30, had a penalty saved in Argentina's 1-1 draw with Iceland in their opening game in Russia.
He has won 32 titles and five Ballons d'Or in 14 seasons at Barcelona, but has never lifted the World Cup.
"A lot of players are great in our memories without winning the World Cup," Crespo told BBC Sport.
"Messi is a fantastic player.
Lord Sugar has now deleted the tweet he posted on Wednesday
Lord Sugar has been criticised for an "unhelpful and ignorant" tweet comparing Senegal's World Cup team to sellers on the "beach in Marbella".
A picture of the team was posted next to pictures of sunglasses and handbags.
Lord Sugar, 71, later deleted the post and apologised, saying "my attempt at humour has backfired".
The British billionaire businessman who appears on the BBC's The Apprentice, said
Former Vice President of the Ghana Football Association, Fred Pappoe has backed government's efforts to restructure the sport following steps to dissolve the football Association.
According to the member of Accra Great Olympics, anything to help cleanse Ghana Football is a positive move for the sport and it doesn't matter if it comes with sanctions.
The Ministry of Youth and Sports has set a five member committee to start the process of dissolving the Ghana Football Association, which
The Confederation of African Football is set to strip Ghana off it's rights to host the 2018 Africa Women's Championship.
Ghana are preparing to the host the next edition of the championship which has been slated for November this year. However, following the revelations of the Anas expose and government's involvement in the affairs of football, it is likely Ghana will lose the rights to host the competition.
According to information gathered by ghanasoccernet.com, CAF is monitoring
On the sixth day of the 2018 World Cup, the Lions of Teranga struck a welcome and belated blow for Africa.
Its a bit of a running soccer joke that Pel isnt nearly as accurate with a crystal ball as he was with one made of leather. The Brazilian legends predictions are notoriously off. Usually its good for a laugh. But one of his many mistakes, now some 40 years old, is quite poignant.
When Pel said in the late 1970s that an African team would win the World Cup by 2000, he was giving himself quite