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World Cup - Group B - Portugal vs Morocco - Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow, Russia - June 20, 2018 Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates scoring their first goal as Morocco's Munir Mohamedi picks the ball out of the goal REUTERS/Christian Hartmann
World Cup - Group B - Portugal vs Morocco
World Cup - Group B - Portugal vs Morocco - Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow, Russia - June 20, 2018 Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates scoring their first goal as Morocco's Munir Mohamedi picks the ball out of the goal REUTERS/Christian Hartmann
1:44PM 44 mins - Portugal 1 Morocco 0 More smart play by those Moroccan men on the right side. First time, the ball is hacked clear. Second time, the ball is chested back to Patricio to bring an end to the attack. "Guerreiro is making Amrabat look world class," says Martin Keown. 1:42PM 42 mins - Portugal 1 Morocco 0 Guedes probably should have done better with that chance. He had a lot of goal to aim at, but stuck it far too close to Mohamedi. 1:40PM 40 mins - Portugal 1 Morocco 0 A big chance for Portugal to double their lead! It's come from nothing as Morocco switch off slightly and allow Guedes to latch onto a little Ronaldo dink over the top. The Portugal frontman hits the ball on the run and Mohamedi palms away, moving to his left. Benatia is then booked for a foul on Ronaldo soon after. 1:38PM 38 mins - Portugal 1 Morocco 0 A lovely overlap sees Hakimi drive high up the pitch for Morocco, but Boutaib cannot keep hold of the ball inside the Portugal penalty area. Back they come again though and Portugal twice have to hoof the ball clear. 1:36PM 36 mins - Portugal 1 Morocco 0 A few fouls coming in from both sides in the middle of the park. Still no yellow cards been shown. Portugal vs Morocco shots on goal 1:32PM 32 mins - Portugal 1 Morocco 0 ... Ronaldo marks out his run-up, pulls up his shorts, puffs his cheeks... and then whacks the ball into the Morocco wall. 1:31PM 31 mins - Portugal 1 Morocco 0 Morocco are again appealing for a penalty as Fonte crashes into Boutaib inside the penalty area, but the referee isn't interested. Portugal then go straight down the other end and win a free-kick 20 yards out from goal. Step up you know who... 1:30PM 30 mins - Portugal 1 Morocco 0 Ronaldo has barely got a look for the past 15mins or so. His side just cannot retain possession. Morocco fans at Luzhniki respond to Ronaldo’s complaints by singing ‘Messi, Messi’. An old one but a good one— Sam Wallace (@SamWallaceTel) June 20, 2018 1:28PM 28 mins - Portugal 1 Morocco 0 Amrabat, playing on the right wing today (he played right-back against Iran) is tearing Guerreiro to pieces every time he gets the ball. He just about wriggles clear of the Portugal left-back, ventures into the Portugal penalty area and then tumbles over as Guerreiro fights back to apply some pressure. It looked as though both players were clinging on to their opposite man and Morocco's penalty appeals are waved away. Correct. No need for VAR to intervene. 1:25PM 25 mins - Portugal 1 Morocco 0 A bit of an ouchy for Ronaldo prompts the Portugal star to roll around in howls, while clutching his ankle (which was caught by Benatia). A foul is given, but no card shown, and Ronaldo's recovery is swift - almost like it didn't hurt that much in the first place. 1:23PM 23 mins - Portugal 1 Morocco 0 Ziyech, who has been making quite a name for himself at Ajax this season, is causing plenty of problems and this time tries his luck from range. Nothing too troubling for Patricio, but Ziyech is an attacking player of some talent. 1:22PM 22 mins - Portugal 1 Morocco 0 Portugal are really struggling to retain possession. Morocco are pressing so high in the opposition half and Portugal are frequently pushed further and further back. Bar the goal, you have to be impressed with how the Moroccans have played so far. 1:19PM 19 mins - Portugal 1 Morocco 0 Morocco are continuing to cause all sorts of problems. Amrabat and Dirar link up smartly down the right (where all the problems are coming from), before the Morocco right-back pulls the ball back dangerously into the penalty area, but the shot under pressure flies over the bar. 1:17PM 17 mins - Portugal 1 Morocco 0 BREAKING NEWS: Amrabat has just flung his skull cap towards the bench in disgust, revealing his gloriously shaved bonce. 1:16PM 16 mins - Portugal 1 Morocco 0 This game is very open in these early stages. Neither side is sitting back on the ball, which is making for plenty of action. Morocco are a goal behind but not playing poorly at all. They are pressing with vigour. 1:14PM 14 mins - Portugal 1 Morocco 0 The Moroccans are pushing hard at the moment, forcing Portugal deep inside their own half and winning another corner. It is only half-cleared before being delivered again for Da Costa to head well wide. 1:13PM 13 mins - Portugal 1 Morocco 0 A couple of nice Ronaldo stats: 85 - Cristiano Ronaldo has now scored more international goals than any other European player in the history of football (85 goals for Portugal). Historic. #POR#MAR#PORMAR#Ronaldo#WorldCuppic.twitter.com/I3wsEJTGlQ— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) June 20, 2018 2 - Cristiano Ronaldo has become the first Portugal player since José Torres in 1966 to score a goal with his right foot, left foot and head in a single World Cup tournament. Collection. #POR#MAR#PORMAR#Ronaldo#WorldCuppic.twitter.com/liZrUSyXmq— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) June 20, 2018 1:12PM 11 mins - Portugal 1 Morocco 0 Credit to Morocco, they haven't responded too badly to going behind and Amrabat is causing problems against an ageing (actually, very much aged) Portugal defence down the right. The north African side win a corner, which finds Da Costa unmarked in the middle of the box and his header is held on the line by Patricio diving low to his right. 1:10PM 9 mins - Portugal 1 Morocco 0 Here comes Ronaldo again. Guerreiro is allowed far, far too much space to bring the ball deep inside Morocco's half. Inside it comes to Ronaldo, who attempts to let fly from the edge of the penalty area but scuffs his shot wide of the post. He's in the mood. 1:07PM 6 mins - Portugal 1 Morocco 0 That was such poor marking and Ronaldo is just too good for that. Morocco's World Cup 2018 future is dangling by a thread. 1:05PM GOOOOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAL And you don't even need me to tell you who scored it. The corner is whipped to the edge of the six-yard box where Ronaldo is woefully marked. The Real Madrid man flings himself powerfully at the ball and bullets a header past Mohamedi in goal to put Portugal ahead. Portugal 1 - 0 Morocco (Cristiano Ronaldo, 4 min) 1:04PM 2 mins - Portugal 0 Morocco 0 Now it is Portugal's turn to venture upfield through Bernardo Silva on the right. He wins a first corner that ends with Guerreiro seeing a shot deflected over for a second corner... 1:02PM 2 mins - Portugal 0 Morocco 0 An early foray forward sees the skull-capped Amrabat deliver a cross from the right. Portugal cannot release the pressure and the ball is worked back into the penalty area from the left where Boutaib meets it and heads over the bar. A lively start from the Moroccans. 1:00PM Kick-off Morocco in red get this match underway. Portugal are in white. Morocco must win to keep their hopes of progressing alive. 12:55PM Game time The teams are out and the anthems are being sung. Almost ready. 12:48PM Bang to the head It had been assumed that Amrabat would not feature for Morocco today after he was forced off during the match with Iran when he bashed his head against the floor and suffered a concussion. However, he has been selected and is wearing a Petr Cech-style skull cap in the warm-up. Unsurprisingly, his inclusion in the starting XI has prompted some raised eyebrows. Nordin Amrabat starts. ����#MOR team doctor - Abderrazak Hifti: "I asked him five questions and he could only answer one, I saw clear symptoms of cerebral concussion.” FIFA concussion protocol. Return to competitive play - 6 days ���� pic.twitter.com/m4xi5Coore— Ben Dinnery (@BenDinnery) June 20, 2018 12:45PM Sun shining on the Luzhniki Credit: reuters Credit: reuters 12:36PM Mismatch? JJ Bull has watched every minute of every match so far at this World Cup, and is thus perfectly placed to tell you who is good and who is rubbish. He has produced a handy guide to all 32 teams, ranking them from worst to best after their opening encounters in Russia. READ IT BY CLICKING HERE. The teams involved in this match are ranked second... and 25th. 12:24PM I see some changes Just the one change from the Portugal side that drew 3-3 with Spain: Joao Mario comes in for Bruno Fernandes on the left wing. Morocco have tinkered a bit more after their shock defeat against Iran, making three changes to the side that started that game. Nabil Dirar and Manuel Da Costa come in, which sees Watford's Nordin Amrabat shifted further forward into a midfield role. Khalid Boutaib replaces Ayoub El Kaabi up top. 12:10PM Here are your teams The teams are in for #PORMAR! #WorldCuppic.twitter.com/73Cx1XolJV— FIFA World Cup �� (@FIFAWorldCup) June 20, 2018 12:05PM The main man Let's focus a little more on the undoubted star of today's show: CR7. I don't know what you're talking about guys, I think the Ronaldo statue looks pretty good pic.twitter.com/JIUwQBuqUY— keewa (@keewa) March 29, 2017 Dashing, isn't he? His hat-trick against Spain was phenomenal and broke or matched a number of records: He joined Uwe Seeler, Pele and Miroslav Klose as only the fourth player to score in four separate World Cup tournaments. He became the first player in history to score in eight consecutive major tournaments (World Cup, European Championships, Copa America). At 33 years and 130 days, he became the oldest hat-trick scorer in World Cup history. At an age when most players are considered either past it or on the decline, Ronaldo has shown no signs of slowing. Consider this: 2006, 2010, 2014 World Cups = 70 shots, 3 goals. 2018 World Cup = 4 shots, 3 goals. Stop him if you can. 11:35AM Ronaldo vs Morocco The meticulously marked out run-up, the ludicrous power pose, the rolled up shorts to expose those bulging thighs, the puff of the cheeks and the fiery stare. Everything about Cristiano Ronaldo's 89th-minute hat-trick goal against Spain last Friday was pure theatre. And wasn't it brilliant? A man who - love him or loathe him - lives for the biggest moments. A man who makes it All. About. Him. And then - THEN - he goes and delivers. If anyone thought Portugal were a one-man team at this World Cup, last Friday's match only reinforced such an opinion. Their 3-3 draw against Spain showcased two things about Portugal's team: Ronaldo's total brilliance and the rest of team's (including your Bernardo Silvas, your Joao Moutinhos etc) bang averageness. That draw means Portugal have emerged from their toughest match of Group B with a point and today they face a Morocco side who were stunned by Iran in their opener. The Moroccans would have come to this World Cup knowing the scale of the task facing them in a group containing Spain and Portugal. The plan: do Iran over and then see if you can get a result against one of the big boys. So much for that. The north African side dominated for much of their opening match, but paid the price for their profligacy in front of goal. Just as it looked like Iran would cling on for an admirable goalless draw, Morocco substitute Aziz Bouhaddouz stuck the ball in his own net in the 95th minute to gift the most unlikely of victories. That has left Morocco in a whole heap of bother. Herve Renard knows his side now cannot afford to lose either of their remaining two games against the two heavyweights of the group. These two sides have met once before at a World Cup and it was Morocco who came out on top in a 3-1 win. That was Portugal's only defeat against African opposition at any World Cup and the bookies have Ronaldo and chums as fairly heavy favourites to triumph today.
Portugal vs Morocco, World Cup 2018 - live score and latest updates as Cristiano Ronaldo scores again
1:44PM 44 mins - Portugal 1 Morocco 0 More smart play by those Moroccan men on the right side. First time, the ball is hacked clear. Second time, the ball is chested back to Patricio to bring an end to the attack. "Guerreiro is making Amrabat look world class," says Martin Keown. 1:42PM 42 mins - Portugal 1 Morocco 0 Guedes probably should have done better with that chance. He had a lot of goal to aim at, but stuck it far too close to Mohamedi. 1:40PM 40 mins - Portugal 1 Morocco 0 A big chance for Portugal to double their lead! It's come from nothing as Morocco switch off slightly and allow Guedes to latch onto a little Ronaldo dink over the top. The Portugal frontman hits the ball on the run and Mohamedi palms away, moving to his left. Benatia is then booked for a foul on Ronaldo soon after. 1:38PM 38 mins - Portugal 1 Morocco 0 A lovely overlap sees Hakimi drive high up the pitch for Morocco, but Boutaib cannot keep hold of the ball inside the Portugal penalty area. Back they come again though and Portugal twice have to hoof the ball clear. 1:36PM 36 mins - Portugal 1 Morocco 0 A few fouls coming in from both sides in the middle of the park. Still no yellow cards been shown. Portugal vs Morocco shots on goal 1:32PM 32 mins - Portugal 1 Morocco 0 ... Ronaldo marks out his run-up, pulls up his shorts, puffs his cheeks... and then whacks the ball into the Morocco wall. 1:31PM 31 mins - Portugal 1 Morocco 0 Morocco are again appealing for a penalty as Fonte crashes into Boutaib inside the penalty area, but the referee isn't interested. Portugal then go straight down the other end and win a free-kick 20 yards out from goal. Step up you know who... 1:30PM 30 mins - Portugal 1 Morocco 0 Ronaldo has barely got a look for the past 15mins or so. His side just cannot retain possession. Morocco fans at Luzhniki respond to Ronaldo’s complaints by singing ‘Messi, Messi’. An old one but a good one— Sam Wallace (@SamWallaceTel) June 20, 2018 1:28PM 28 mins - Portugal 1 Morocco 0 Amrabat, playing on the right wing today (he played right-back against Iran) is tearing Guerreiro to pieces every time he gets the ball. He just about wriggles clear of the Portugal left-back, ventures into the Portugal penalty area and then tumbles over as Guerreiro fights back to apply some pressure. It looked as though both players were clinging on to their opposite man and Morocco's penalty appeals are waved away. Correct. No need for VAR to intervene. 1:25PM 25 mins - Portugal 1 Morocco 0 A bit of an ouchy for Ronaldo prompts the Portugal star to roll around in howls, while clutching his ankle (which was caught by Benatia). A foul is given, but no card shown, and Ronaldo's recovery is swift - almost like it didn't hurt that much in the first place. 1:23PM 23 mins - Portugal 1 Morocco 0 Ziyech, who has been making quite a name for himself at Ajax this season, is causing plenty of problems and this time tries his luck from range. Nothing too troubling for Patricio, but Ziyech is an attacking player of some talent. 1:22PM 22 mins - Portugal 1 Morocco 0 Portugal are really struggling to retain possession. Morocco are pressing so high in the opposition half and Portugal are frequently pushed further and further back. Bar the goal, you have to be impressed with how the Moroccans have played so far. 1:19PM 19 mins - Portugal 1 Morocco 0 Morocco are continuing to cause all sorts of problems. Amrabat and Dirar link up smartly down the right (where all the problems are coming from), before the Morocco right-back pulls the ball back dangerously into the penalty area, but the shot under pressure flies over the bar. 1:17PM 17 mins - Portugal 1 Morocco 0 BREAKING NEWS: Amrabat has just flung his skull cap towards the bench in disgust, revealing his gloriously shaved bonce. 1:16PM 16 mins - Portugal 1 Morocco 0 This game is very open in these early stages. Neither side is sitting back on the ball, which is making for plenty of action. Morocco are a goal behind but not playing poorly at all. They are pressing with vigour. 1:14PM 14 mins - Portugal 1 Morocco 0 The Moroccans are pushing hard at the moment, forcing Portugal deep inside their own half and winning another corner. It is only half-cleared before being delivered again for Da Costa to head well wide. 1:13PM 13 mins - Portugal 1 Morocco 0 A couple of nice Ronaldo stats: 85 - Cristiano Ronaldo has now scored more international goals than any other European player in the history of football (85 goals for Portugal). Historic. #POR#MAR#PORMAR#Ronaldo#WorldCuppic.twitter.com/I3wsEJTGlQ— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) June 20, 2018 2 - Cristiano Ronaldo has become the first Portugal player since José Torres in 1966 to score a goal with his right foot, left foot and head in a single World Cup tournament. Collection. #POR#MAR#PORMAR#Ronaldo#WorldCuppic.twitter.com/liZrUSyXmq— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) June 20, 2018 1:12PM 11 mins - Portugal 1 Morocco 0 Credit to Morocco, they haven't responded too badly to going behind and Amrabat is causing problems against an ageing (actually, very much aged) Portugal defence down the right. The north African side win a corner, which finds Da Costa unmarked in the middle of the box and his header is held on the line by Patricio diving low to his right. 1:10PM 9 mins - Portugal 1 Morocco 0 Here comes Ronaldo again. Guerreiro is allowed far, far too much space to bring the ball deep inside Morocco's half. Inside it comes to Ronaldo, who attempts to let fly from the edge of the penalty area but scuffs his shot wide of the post. He's in the mood. 1:07PM 6 mins - Portugal 1 Morocco 0 That was such poor marking and Ronaldo is just too good for that. Morocco's World Cup 2018 future is dangling by a thread. 1:05PM GOOOOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAL And you don't even need me to tell you who scored it. The corner is whipped to the edge of the six-yard box where Ronaldo is woefully marked. The Real Madrid man flings himself powerfully at the ball and bullets a header past Mohamedi in goal to put Portugal ahead. Portugal 1 - 0 Morocco (Cristiano Ronaldo, 4 min) 1:04PM 2 mins - Portugal 0 Morocco 0 Now it is Portugal's turn to venture upfield through Bernardo Silva on the right. He wins a first corner that ends with Guerreiro seeing a shot deflected over for a second corner... 1:02PM 2 mins - Portugal 0 Morocco 0 An early foray forward sees the skull-capped Amrabat deliver a cross from the right. Portugal cannot release the pressure and the ball is worked back into the penalty area from the left where Boutaib meets it and heads over the bar. A lively start from the Moroccans. 1:00PM Kick-off Morocco in red get this match underway. Portugal are in white. Morocco must win to keep their hopes of progressing alive. 12:55PM Game time The teams are out and the anthems are being sung. Almost ready. 12:48PM Bang to the head It had been assumed that Amrabat would not feature for Morocco today after he was forced off during the match with Iran when he bashed his head against the floor and suffered a concussion. However, he has been selected and is wearing a Petr Cech-style skull cap in the warm-up. Unsurprisingly, his inclusion in the starting XI has prompted some raised eyebrows. Nordin Amrabat starts. ����#MOR team doctor - Abderrazak Hifti: "I asked him five questions and he could only answer one, I saw clear symptoms of cerebral concussion.” FIFA concussion protocol. Return to competitive play - 6 days ���� pic.twitter.com/m4xi5Coore— Ben Dinnery (@BenDinnery) June 20, 2018 12:45PM Sun shining on the Luzhniki Credit: reuters Credit: reuters 12:36PM Mismatch? JJ Bull has watched every minute of every match so far at this World Cup, and is thus perfectly placed to tell you who is good and who is rubbish. He has produced a handy guide to all 32 teams, ranking them from worst to best after their opening encounters in Russia. READ IT BY CLICKING HERE. The teams involved in this match are ranked second... and 25th. 12:24PM I see some changes Just the one change from the Portugal side that drew 3-3 with Spain: Joao Mario comes in for Bruno Fernandes on the left wing. Morocco have tinkered a bit more after their shock defeat against Iran, making three changes to the side that started that game. Nabil Dirar and Manuel Da Costa come in, which sees Watford's Nordin Amrabat shifted further forward into a midfield role. Khalid Boutaib replaces Ayoub El Kaabi up top. 12:10PM Here are your teams The teams are in for #PORMAR! #WorldCuppic.twitter.com/73Cx1XolJV— FIFA World Cup �� (@FIFAWorldCup) June 20, 2018 12:05PM The main man Let's focus a little more on the undoubted star of today's show: CR7. I don't know what you're talking about guys, I think the Ronaldo statue looks pretty good pic.twitter.com/JIUwQBuqUY— keewa (@keewa) March 29, 2017 Dashing, isn't he? His hat-trick against Spain was phenomenal and broke or matched a number of records: He joined Uwe Seeler, Pele and Miroslav Klose as only the fourth player to score in four separate World Cup tournaments. He became the first player in history to score in eight consecutive major tournaments (World Cup, European Championships, Copa America). At 33 years and 130 days, he became the oldest hat-trick scorer in World Cup history. At an age when most players are considered either past it or on the decline, Ronaldo has shown no signs of slowing. Consider this: 2006, 2010, 2014 World Cups = 70 shots, 3 goals. 2018 World Cup = 4 shots, 3 goals. Stop him if you can. 11:35AM Ronaldo vs Morocco The meticulously marked out run-up, the ludicrous power pose, the rolled up shorts to expose those bulging thighs, the puff of the cheeks and the fiery stare. Everything about Cristiano Ronaldo's 89th-minute hat-trick goal against Spain last Friday was pure theatre. And wasn't it brilliant? A man who - love him or loathe him - lives for the biggest moments. A man who makes it All. About. Him. And then - THEN - he goes and delivers. If anyone thought Portugal were a one-man team at this World Cup, last Friday's match only reinforced such an opinion. Their 3-3 draw against Spain showcased two things about Portugal's team: Ronaldo's total brilliance and the rest of team's (including your Bernardo Silvas, your Joao Moutinhos etc) bang averageness. That draw means Portugal have emerged from their toughest match of Group B with a point and today they face a Morocco side who were stunned by Iran in their opener. The Moroccans would have come to this World Cup knowing the scale of the task facing them in a group containing Spain and Portugal. The plan: do Iran over and then see if you can get a result against one of the big boys. So much for that. The north African side dominated for much of their opening match, but paid the price for their profligacy in front of goal. Just as it looked like Iran would cling on for an admirable goalless draw, Morocco substitute Aziz Bouhaddouz stuck the ball in his own net in the 95th minute to gift the most unlikely of victories. That has left Morocco in a whole heap of bother. Herve Renard knows his side now cannot afford to lose either of their remaining two games against the two heavyweights of the group. These two sides have met once before at a World Cup and it was Morocco who came out on top in a 3-1 win. That was Portugal's only defeat against African opposition at any World Cup and the bookies have Ronaldo and chums as fairly heavy favourites to triumph today.
1:44PM 44 mins - Portugal 1 Morocco 0 More smart play by those Moroccan men on the right side. First time, the ball is hacked clear. Second time, the ball is chested back to Patricio to bring an end to the attack. "Guerreiro is making Amrabat look world class," says Martin Keown. 1:42PM 42 mins - Portugal 1 Morocco 0 Guedes probably should have done better with that chance. He had a lot of goal to aim at, but stuck it far too close to Mohamedi. 1:40PM 40 mins - Portugal 1 Morocco 0 A big chance for Portugal to double their lead! It's come from nothing as Morocco switch off slightly and allow Guedes to latch onto a little Ronaldo dink over the top. The Portugal frontman hits the ball on the run and Mohamedi palms away, moving to his left. Benatia is then booked for a foul on Ronaldo soon after. 1:38PM 38 mins - Portugal 1 Morocco 0 A lovely overlap sees Hakimi drive high up the pitch for Morocco, but Boutaib cannot keep hold of the ball inside the Portugal penalty area. Back they come again though and Portugal twice have to hoof the ball clear. 1:36PM 36 mins - Portugal 1 Morocco 0 A few fouls coming in from both sides in the middle of the park. Still no yellow cards been shown. Portugal vs Morocco shots on goal 1:32PM 32 mins - Portugal 1 Morocco 0 ... Ronaldo marks out his run-up, pulls up his shorts, puffs his cheeks... and then whacks the ball into the Morocco wall. 1:31PM 31 mins - Portugal 1 Morocco 0 Morocco are again appealing for a penalty as Fonte crashes into Boutaib inside the penalty area, but the referee isn't interested. Portugal then go straight down the other end and win a free-kick 20 yards out from goal. Step up you know who... 1:30PM 30 mins - Portugal 1 Morocco 0 Ronaldo has barely got a look for the past 15mins or so. His side just cannot retain possession. Morocco fans at Luzhniki respond to Ronaldo’s complaints by singing ‘Messi, Messi’. An old one but a good one— Sam Wallace (@SamWallaceTel) June 20, 2018 1:28PM 28 mins - Portugal 1 Morocco 0 Amrabat, playing on the right wing today (he played right-back against Iran) is tearing Guerreiro to pieces every time he gets the ball. He just about wriggles clear of the Portugal left-back, ventures into the Portugal penalty area and then tumbles over as Guerreiro fights back to apply some pressure. It looked as though both players were clinging on to their opposite man and Morocco's penalty appeals are waved away. Correct. No need for VAR to intervene. 1:25PM 25 mins - Portugal 1 Morocco 0 A bit of an ouchy for Ronaldo prompts the Portugal star to roll around in howls, while clutching his ankle (which was caught by Benatia). A foul is given, but no card shown, and Ronaldo's recovery is swift - almost like it didn't hurt that much in the first place. 1:23PM 23 mins - Portugal 1 Morocco 0 Ziyech, who has been making quite a name for himself at Ajax this season, is causing plenty of problems and this time tries his luck from range. Nothing too troubling for Patricio, but Ziyech is an attacking player of some talent. 1:22PM 22 mins - Portugal 1 Morocco 0 Portugal are really struggling to retain possession. Morocco are pressing so high in the opposition half and Portugal are frequently pushed further and further back. Bar the goal, you have to be impressed with how the Moroccans have played so far. 1:19PM 19 mins - Portugal 1 Morocco 0 Morocco are continuing to cause all sorts of problems. Amrabat and Dirar link up smartly down the right (where all the problems are coming from), before the Morocco right-back pulls the ball back dangerously into the penalty area, but the shot under pressure flies over the bar. 1:17PM 17 mins - Portugal 1 Morocco 0 BREAKING NEWS: Amrabat has just flung his skull cap towards the bench in disgust, revealing his gloriously shaved bonce. 1:16PM 16 mins - Portugal 1 Morocco 0 This game is very open in these early stages. Neither side is sitting back on the ball, which is making for plenty of action. Morocco are a goal behind but not playing poorly at all. They are pressing with vigour. 1:14PM 14 mins - Portugal 1 Morocco 0 The Moroccans are pushing hard at the moment, forcing Portugal deep inside their own half and winning another corner. It is only half-cleared before being delivered again for Da Costa to head well wide. 1:13PM 13 mins - Portugal 1 Morocco 0 A couple of nice Ronaldo stats: 85 - Cristiano Ronaldo has now scored more international goals than any other European player in the history of football (85 goals for Portugal). Historic. #POR#MAR#PORMAR#Ronaldo#WorldCuppic.twitter.com/I3wsEJTGlQ— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) June 20, 2018 2 - Cristiano Ronaldo has become the first Portugal player since José Torres in 1966 to score a goal with his right foot, left foot and head in a single World Cup tournament. Collection. #POR#MAR#PORMAR#Ronaldo#WorldCuppic.twitter.com/liZrUSyXmq— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) June 20, 2018 1:12PM 11 mins - Portugal 1 Morocco 0 Credit to Morocco, they haven't responded too badly to going behind and Amrabat is causing problems against an ageing (actually, very much aged) Portugal defence down the right. The north African side win a corner, which finds Da Costa unmarked in the middle of the box and his header is held on the line by Patricio diving low to his right. 1:10PM 9 mins - Portugal 1 Morocco 0 Here comes Ronaldo again. Guerreiro is allowed far, far too much space to bring the ball deep inside Morocco's half. Inside it comes to Ronaldo, who attempts to let fly from the edge of the penalty area but scuffs his shot wide of the post. He's in the mood. 1:07PM 6 mins - Portugal 1 Morocco 0 That was such poor marking and Ronaldo is just too good for that. Morocco's World Cup 2018 future is dangling by a thread. 1:05PM GOOOOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAL And you don't even need me to tell you who scored it. The corner is whipped to the edge of the six-yard box where Ronaldo is woefully marked. The Real Madrid man flings himself powerfully at the ball and bullets a header past Mohamedi in goal to put Portugal ahead. Portugal 1 - 0 Morocco (Cristiano Ronaldo, 4 min) 1:04PM 2 mins - Portugal 0 Morocco 0 Now it is Portugal's turn to venture upfield through Bernardo Silva on the right. He wins a first corner that ends with Guerreiro seeing a shot deflected over for a second corner... 1:02PM 2 mins - Portugal 0 Morocco 0 An early foray forward sees the skull-capped Amrabat deliver a cross from the right. Portugal cannot release the pressure and the ball is worked back into the penalty area from the left where Boutaib meets it and heads over the bar. A lively start from the Moroccans. 1:00PM Kick-off Morocco in red get this match underway. Portugal are in white. Morocco must win to keep their hopes of progressing alive. 12:55PM Game time The teams are out and the anthems are being sung. Almost ready. 12:48PM Bang to the head It had been assumed that Amrabat would not feature for Morocco today after he was forced off during the match with Iran when he bashed his head against the floor and suffered a concussion. However, he has been selected and is wearing a Petr Cech-style skull cap in the warm-up. Unsurprisingly, his inclusion in the starting XI has prompted some raised eyebrows. Nordin Amrabat starts. ����#MOR team doctor - Abderrazak Hifti: "I asked him five questions and he could only answer one, I saw clear symptoms of cerebral concussion.” FIFA concussion protocol. Return to competitive play - 6 days ���� pic.twitter.com/m4xi5Coore— Ben Dinnery (@BenDinnery) June 20, 2018 12:45PM Sun shining on the Luzhniki Credit: reuters Credit: reuters 12:36PM Mismatch? JJ Bull has watched every minute of every match so far at this World Cup, and is thus perfectly placed to tell you who is good and who is rubbish. He has produced a handy guide to all 32 teams, ranking them from worst to best after their opening encounters in Russia. READ IT BY CLICKING HERE. The teams involved in this match are ranked second... and 25th. 12:24PM I see some changes Just the one change from the Portugal side that drew 3-3 with Spain: Joao Mario comes in for Bruno Fernandes on the left wing. Morocco have tinkered a bit more after their shock defeat against Iran, making three changes to the side that started that game. Nabil Dirar and Manuel Da Costa come in, which sees Watford's Nordin Amrabat shifted further forward into a midfield role. Khalid Boutaib replaces Ayoub El Kaabi up top. 12:10PM Here are your teams The teams are in for #PORMAR! #WorldCuppic.twitter.com/73Cx1XolJV— FIFA World Cup �� (@FIFAWorldCup) June 20, 2018 12:05PM The main man Let's focus a little more on the undoubted star of today's show: CR7. I don't know what you're talking about guys, I think the Ronaldo statue looks pretty good pic.twitter.com/JIUwQBuqUY— keewa (@keewa) March 29, 2017 Dashing, isn't he? His hat-trick against Spain was phenomenal and broke or matched a number of records: He joined Uwe Seeler, Pele and Miroslav Klose as only the fourth player to score in four separate World Cup tournaments. He became the first player in history to score in eight consecutive major tournaments (World Cup, European Championships, Copa America). At 33 years and 130 days, he became the oldest hat-trick scorer in World Cup history. At an age when most players are considered either past it or on the decline, Ronaldo has shown no signs of slowing. Consider this: 2006, 2010, 2014 World Cups = 70 shots, 3 goals. 2018 World Cup = 4 shots, 3 goals. Stop him if you can. 11:35AM Ronaldo vs Morocco The meticulously marked out run-up, the ludicrous power pose, the rolled up shorts to expose those bulging thighs, the puff of the cheeks and the fiery stare. Everything about Cristiano Ronaldo's 89th-minute hat-trick goal against Spain last Friday was pure theatre. And wasn't it brilliant? A man who - love him or loathe him - lives for the biggest moments. A man who makes it All. About. Him. And then - THEN - he goes and delivers. If anyone thought Portugal were a one-man team at this World Cup, last Friday's match only reinforced such an opinion. Their 3-3 draw against Spain showcased two things about Portugal's team: Ronaldo's total brilliance and the rest of team's (including your Bernardo Silvas, your Joao Moutinhos etc) bang averageness. That draw means Portugal have emerged from their toughest match of Group B with a point and today they face a Morocco side who were stunned by Iran in their opener. The Moroccans would have come to this World Cup knowing the scale of the task facing them in a group containing Spain and Portugal. The plan: do Iran over and then see if you can get a result against one of the big boys. So much for that. The north African side dominated for much of their opening match, but paid the price for their profligacy in front of goal. Just as it looked like Iran would cling on for an admirable goalless draw, Morocco substitute Aziz Bouhaddouz stuck the ball in his own net in the 95th minute to gift the most unlikely of victories. That has left Morocco in a whole heap of bother. Herve Renard knows his side now cannot afford to lose either of their remaining two games against the two heavyweights of the group. These two sides have met once before at a World Cup and it was Morocco who came out on top in a 3-1 win. That was Portugal's only defeat against African opposition at any World Cup and the bookies have Ronaldo and chums as fairly heavy favourites to triumph today.
Portugal vs Morocco, World Cup 2018 - live score and latest updates as Cristiano Ronaldo scores again
1:44PM 44 mins - Portugal 1 Morocco 0 More smart play by those Moroccan men on the right side. First time, the ball is hacked clear. Second time, the ball is chested back to Patricio to bring an end to the attack. "Guerreiro is making Amrabat look world class," says Martin Keown. 1:42PM 42 mins - Portugal 1 Morocco 0 Guedes probably should have done better with that chance. He had a lot of goal to aim at, but stuck it far too close to Mohamedi. 1:40PM 40 mins - Portugal 1 Morocco 0 A big chance for Portugal to double their lead! It's come from nothing as Morocco switch off slightly and allow Guedes to latch onto a little Ronaldo dink over the top. The Portugal frontman hits the ball on the run and Mohamedi palms away, moving to his left. Benatia is then booked for a foul on Ronaldo soon after. 1:38PM 38 mins - Portugal 1 Morocco 0 A lovely overlap sees Hakimi drive high up the pitch for Morocco, but Boutaib cannot keep hold of the ball inside the Portugal penalty area. Back they come again though and Portugal twice have to hoof the ball clear. 1:36PM 36 mins - Portugal 1 Morocco 0 A few fouls coming in from both sides in the middle of the park. Still no yellow cards been shown. Portugal vs Morocco shots on goal 1:32PM 32 mins - Portugal 1 Morocco 0 ... Ronaldo marks out his run-up, pulls up his shorts, puffs his cheeks... and then whacks the ball into the Morocco wall. 1:31PM 31 mins - Portugal 1 Morocco 0 Morocco are again appealing for a penalty as Fonte crashes into Boutaib inside the penalty area, but the referee isn't interested. Portugal then go straight down the other end and win a free-kick 20 yards out from goal. Step up you know who... 1:30PM 30 mins - Portugal 1 Morocco 0 Ronaldo has barely got a look for the past 15mins or so. His side just cannot retain possession. Morocco fans at Luzhniki respond to Ronaldo’s complaints by singing ‘Messi, Messi’. An old one but a good one— Sam Wallace (@SamWallaceTel) June 20, 2018 1:28PM 28 mins - Portugal 1 Morocco 0 Amrabat, playing on the right wing today (he played right-back against Iran) is tearing Guerreiro to pieces every time he gets the ball. He just about wriggles clear of the Portugal left-back, ventures into the Portugal penalty area and then tumbles over as Guerreiro fights back to apply some pressure. It looked as though both players were clinging on to their opposite man and Morocco's penalty appeals are waved away. Correct. No need for VAR to intervene. 1:25PM 25 mins - Portugal 1 Morocco 0 A bit of an ouchy for Ronaldo prompts the Portugal star to roll around in howls, while clutching his ankle (which was caught by Benatia). A foul is given, but no card shown, and Ronaldo's recovery is swift - almost like it didn't hurt that much in the first place. 1:23PM 23 mins - Portugal 1 Morocco 0 Ziyech, who has been making quite a name for himself at Ajax this season, is causing plenty of problems and this time tries his luck from range. Nothing too troubling for Patricio, but Ziyech is an attacking player of some talent. 1:22PM 22 mins - Portugal 1 Morocco 0 Portugal are really struggling to retain possession. Morocco are pressing so high in the opposition half and Portugal are frequently pushed further and further back. Bar the goal, you have to be impressed with how the Moroccans have played so far. 1:19PM 19 mins - Portugal 1 Morocco 0 Morocco are continuing to cause all sorts of problems. Amrabat and Dirar link up smartly down the right (where all the problems are coming from), before the Morocco right-back pulls the ball back dangerously into the penalty area, but the shot under pressure flies over the bar. 1:17PM 17 mins - Portugal 1 Morocco 0 BREAKING NEWS: Amrabat has just flung his skull cap towards the bench in disgust, revealing his gloriously shaved bonce. 1:16PM 16 mins - Portugal 1 Morocco 0 This game is very open in these early stages. Neither side is sitting back on the ball, which is making for plenty of action. Morocco are a goal behind but not playing poorly at all. They are pressing with vigour. 1:14PM 14 mins - Portugal 1 Morocco 0 The Moroccans are pushing hard at the moment, forcing Portugal deep inside their own half and winning another corner. It is only half-cleared before being delivered again for Da Costa to head well wide. 1:13PM 13 mins - Portugal 1 Morocco 0 A couple of nice Ronaldo stats: 85 - Cristiano Ronaldo has now scored more international goals than any other European player in the history of football (85 goals for Portugal). Historic. #POR#MAR#PORMAR#Ronaldo#WorldCuppic.twitter.com/I3wsEJTGlQ— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) June 20, 2018 2 - Cristiano Ronaldo has become the first Portugal player since José Torres in 1966 to score a goal with his right foot, left foot and head in a single World Cup tournament. Collection. #POR#MAR#PORMAR#Ronaldo#WorldCuppic.twitter.com/liZrUSyXmq— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) June 20, 2018 1:12PM 11 mins - Portugal 1 Morocco 0 Credit to Morocco, they haven't responded too badly to going behind and Amrabat is causing problems against an ageing (actually, very much aged) Portugal defence down the right. The north African side win a corner, which finds Da Costa unmarked in the middle of the box and his header is held on the line by Patricio diving low to his right. 1:10PM 9 mins - Portugal 1 Morocco 0 Here comes Ronaldo again. Guerreiro is allowed far, far too much space to bring the ball deep inside Morocco's half. Inside it comes to Ronaldo, who attempts to let fly from the edge of the penalty area but scuffs his shot wide of the post. He's in the mood. 1:07PM 6 mins - Portugal 1 Morocco 0 That was such poor marking and Ronaldo is just too good for that. Morocco's World Cup 2018 future is dangling by a thread. 1:05PM GOOOOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAL And you don't even need me to tell you who scored it. The corner is whipped to the edge of the six-yard box where Ronaldo is woefully marked. The Real Madrid man flings himself powerfully at the ball and bullets a header past Mohamedi in goal to put Portugal ahead. Portugal 1 - 0 Morocco (Cristiano Ronaldo, 4 min) 1:04PM 2 mins - Portugal 0 Morocco 0 Now it is Portugal's turn to venture upfield through Bernardo Silva on the right. He wins a first corner that ends with Guerreiro seeing a shot deflected over for a second corner... 1:02PM 2 mins - Portugal 0 Morocco 0 An early foray forward sees the skull-capped Amrabat deliver a cross from the right. Portugal cannot release the pressure and the ball is worked back into the penalty area from the left where Boutaib meets it and heads over the bar. A lively start from the Moroccans. 1:00PM Kick-off Morocco in red get this match underway. Portugal are in white. Morocco must win to keep their hopes of progressing alive. 12:55PM Game time The teams are out and the anthems are being sung. Almost ready. 12:48PM Bang to the head It had been assumed that Amrabat would not feature for Morocco today after he was forced off during the match with Iran when he bashed his head against the floor and suffered a concussion. However, he has been selected and is wearing a Petr Cech-style skull cap in the warm-up. Unsurprisingly, his inclusion in the starting XI has prompted some raised eyebrows. Nordin Amrabat starts. ����#MOR team doctor - Abderrazak Hifti: "I asked him five questions and he could only answer one, I saw clear symptoms of cerebral concussion.” FIFA concussion protocol. Return to competitive play - 6 days ���� pic.twitter.com/m4xi5Coore— Ben Dinnery (@BenDinnery) June 20, 2018 12:45PM Sun shining on the Luzhniki Credit: reuters Credit: reuters 12:36PM Mismatch? JJ Bull has watched every minute of every match so far at this World Cup, and is thus perfectly placed to tell you who is good and who is rubbish. He has produced a handy guide to all 32 teams, ranking them from worst to best after their opening encounters in Russia. READ IT BY CLICKING HERE. The teams involved in this match are ranked second... and 25th. 12:24PM I see some changes Just the one change from the Portugal side that drew 3-3 with Spain: Joao Mario comes in for Bruno Fernandes on the left wing. Morocco have tinkered a bit more after their shock defeat against Iran, making three changes to the side that started that game. Nabil Dirar and Manuel Da Costa come in, which sees Watford's Nordin Amrabat shifted further forward into a midfield role. Khalid Boutaib replaces Ayoub El Kaabi up top. 12:10PM Here are your teams The teams are in for #PORMAR! #WorldCuppic.twitter.com/73Cx1XolJV— FIFA World Cup �� (@FIFAWorldCup) June 20, 2018 12:05PM The main man Let's focus a little more on the undoubted star of today's show: CR7. I don't know what you're talking about guys, I think the Ronaldo statue looks pretty good pic.twitter.com/JIUwQBuqUY— keewa (@keewa) March 29, 2017 Dashing, isn't he? His hat-trick against Spain was phenomenal and broke or matched a number of records: He joined Uwe Seeler, Pele and Miroslav Klose as only the fourth player to score in four separate World Cup tournaments. He became the first player in history to score in eight consecutive major tournaments (World Cup, European Championships, Copa America). At 33 years and 130 days, he became the oldest hat-trick scorer in World Cup history. At an age when most players are considered either past it or on the decline, Ronaldo has shown no signs of slowing. Consider this: 2006, 2010, 2014 World Cups = 70 shots, 3 goals. 2018 World Cup = 4 shots, 3 goals. Stop him if you can. 11:35AM Ronaldo vs Morocco The meticulously marked out run-up, the ludicrous power pose, the rolled up shorts to expose those bulging thighs, the puff of the cheeks and the fiery stare. Everything about Cristiano Ronaldo's 89th-minute hat-trick goal against Spain last Friday was pure theatre. And wasn't it brilliant? A man who - love him or loathe him - lives for the biggest moments. A man who makes it All. About. Him. And then - THEN - he goes and delivers. If anyone thought Portugal were a one-man team at this World Cup, last Friday's match only reinforced such an opinion. Their 3-3 draw against Spain showcased two things about Portugal's team: Ronaldo's total brilliance and the rest of team's (including your Bernardo Silvas, your Joao Moutinhos etc) bang averageness. That draw means Portugal have emerged from their toughest match of Group B with a point and today they face a Morocco side who were stunned by Iran in their opener. The Moroccans would have come to this World Cup knowing the scale of the task facing them in a group containing Spain and Portugal. The plan: do Iran over and then see if you can get a result against one of the big boys. So much for that. The north African side dominated for much of their opening match, but paid the price for their profligacy in front of goal. Just as it looked like Iran would cling on for an admirable goalless draw, Morocco substitute Aziz Bouhaddouz stuck the ball in his own net in the 95th minute to gift the most unlikely of victories. That has left Morocco in a whole heap of bother. Herve Renard knows his side now cannot afford to lose either of their remaining two games against the two heavyweights of the group. These two sides have met once before at a World Cup and it was Morocco who came out on top in a 3-1 win. That was Portugal's only defeat against African opposition at any World Cup and the bookies have Ronaldo and chums as fairly heavy favourites to triumph today.
1:44PM 44 mins - Portugal 1 Morocco 0 More smart play by those Moroccan men on the right side. First time, the ball is hacked clear. Second time, the ball is chested back to Patricio to bring an end to the attack. "Guerreiro is making Amrabat look world class," says Martin Keown. 1:42PM 42 mins - Portugal 1 Morocco 0 Guedes probably should have done better with that chance. He had a lot of goal to aim at, but stuck it far too close to Mohamedi. 1:40PM 40 mins - Portugal 1 Morocco 0 A big chance for Portugal to double their lead! It's come from nothing as Morocco switch off slightly and allow Guedes to latch onto a little Ronaldo dink over the top. The Portugal frontman hits the ball on the run and Mohamedi palms away, moving to his left. Benatia is then booked for a foul on Ronaldo soon after. 1:38PM 38 mins - Portugal 1 Morocco 0 A lovely overlap sees Hakimi drive high up the pitch for Morocco, but Boutaib cannot keep hold of the ball inside the Portugal penalty area. Back they come again though and Portugal twice have to hoof the ball clear. 1:36PM 36 mins - Portugal 1 Morocco 0 A few fouls coming in from both sides in the middle of the park. Still no yellow cards been shown. Portugal vs Morocco shots on goal 1:32PM 32 mins - Portugal 1 Morocco 0 ... Ronaldo marks out his run-up, pulls up his shorts, puffs his cheeks... and then whacks the ball into the Morocco wall. 1:31PM 31 mins - Portugal 1 Morocco 0 Morocco are again appealing for a penalty as Fonte crashes into Boutaib inside the penalty area, but the referee isn't interested. Portugal then go straight down the other end and win a free-kick 20 yards out from goal. Step up you know who... 1:30PM 30 mins - Portugal 1 Morocco 0 Ronaldo has barely got a look for the past 15mins or so. His side just cannot retain possession. Morocco fans at Luzhniki respond to Ronaldo’s complaints by singing ‘Messi, Messi’. An old one but a good one— Sam Wallace (@SamWallaceTel) June 20, 2018 1:28PM 28 mins - Portugal 1 Morocco 0 Amrabat, playing on the right wing today (he played right-back against Iran) is tearing Guerreiro to pieces every time he gets the ball. He just about wriggles clear of the Portugal left-back, ventures into the Portugal penalty area and then tumbles over as Guerreiro fights back to apply some pressure. It looked as though both players were clinging on to their opposite man and Morocco's penalty appeals are waved away. Correct. No need for VAR to intervene. 1:25PM 25 mins - Portugal 1 Morocco 0 A bit of an ouchy for Ronaldo prompts the Portugal star to roll around in howls, while clutching his ankle (which was caught by Benatia). A foul is given, but no card shown, and Ronaldo's recovery is swift - almost like it didn't hurt that much in the first place. 1:23PM 23 mins - Portugal 1 Morocco 0 Ziyech, who has been making quite a name for himself at Ajax this season, is causing plenty of problems and this time tries his luck from range. Nothing too troubling for Patricio, but Ziyech is an attacking player of some talent. 1:22PM 22 mins - Portugal 1 Morocco 0 Portugal are really struggling to retain possession. Morocco are pressing so high in the opposition half and Portugal are frequently pushed further and further back. Bar the goal, you have to be impressed with how the Moroccans have played so far. 1:19PM 19 mins - Portugal 1 Morocco 0 Morocco are continuing to cause all sorts of problems. Amrabat and Dirar link up smartly down the right (where all the problems are coming from), before the Morocco right-back pulls the ball back dangerously into the penalty area, but the shot under pressure flies over the bar. 1:17PM 17 mins - Portugal 1 Morocco 0 BREAKING NEWS: Amrabat has just flung his skull cap towards the bench in disgust, revealing his gloriously shaved bonce. 1:16PM 16 mins - Portugal 1 Morocco 0 This game is very open in these early stages. Neither side is sitting back on the ball, which is making for plenty of action. Morocco are a goal behind but not playing poorly at all. They are pressing with vigour. 1:14PM 14 mins - Portugal 1 Morocco 0 The Moroccans are pushing hard at the moment, forcing Portugal deep inside their own half and winning another corner. It is only half-cleared before being delivered again for Da Costa to head well wide. 1:13PM 13 mins - Portugal 1 Morocco 0 A couple of nice Ronaldo stats: 85 - Cristiano Ronaldo has now scored more international goals than any other European player in the history of football (85 goals for Portugal). Historic. #POR#MAR#PORMAR#Ronaldo#WorldCuppic.twitter.com/I3wsEJTGlQ— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) June 20, 2018 2 - Cristiano Ronaldo has become the first Portugal player since José Torres in 1966 to score a goal with his right foot, left foot and head in a single World Cup tournament. Collection. #POR#MAR#PORMAR#Ronaldo#WorldCuppic.twitter.com/liZrUSyXmq— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) June 20, 2018 1:12PM 11 mins - Portugal 1 Morocco 0 Credit to Morocco, they haven't responded too badly to going behind and Amrabat is causing problems against an ageing (actually, very much aged) Portugal defence down the right. The north African side win a corner, which finds Da Costa unmarked in the middle of the box and his header is held on the line by Patricio diving low to his right. 1:10PM 9 mins - Portugal 1 Morocco 0 Here comes Ronaldo again. Guerreiro is allowed far, far too much space to bring the ball deep inside Morocco's half. Inside it comes to Ronaldo, who attempts to let fly from the edge of the penalty area but scuffs his shot wide of the post. He's in the mood. 1:07PM 6 mins - Portugal 1 Morocco 0 That was such poor marking and Ronaldo is just too good for that. Morocco's World Cup 2018 future is dangling by a thread. 1:05PM GOOOOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAL And you don't even need me to tell you who scored it. The corner is whipped to the edge of the six-yard box where Ronaldo is woefully marked. The Real Madrid man flings himself powerfully at the ball and bullets a header past Mohamedi in goal to put Portugal ahead. Portugal 1 - 0 Morocco (Cristiano Ronaldo, 4 min) 1:04PM 2 mins - Portugal 0 Morocco 0 Now it is Portugal's turn to venture upfield through Bernardo Silva on the right. He wins a first corner that ends with Guerreiro seeing a shot deflected over for a second corner... 1:02PM 2 mins - Portugal 0 Morocco 0 An early foray forward sees the skull-capped Amrabat deliver a cross from the right. Portugal cannot release the pressure and the ball is worked back into the penalty area from the left where Boutaib meets it and heads over the bar. A lively start from the Moroccans. 1:00PM Kick-off Morocco in red get this match underway. Portugal are in white. Morocco must win to keep their hopes of progressing alive. 12:55PM Game time The teams are out and the anthems are being sung. Almost ready. 12:48PM Bang to the head It had been assumed that Amrabat would not feature for Morocco today after he was forced off during the match with Iran when he bashed his head against the floor and suffered a concussion. However, he has been selected and is wearing a Petr Cech-style skull cap in the warm-up. Unsurprisingly, his inclusion in the starting XI has prompted some raised eyebrows. Nordin Amrabat starts. ����#MOR team doctor - Abderrazak Hifti: "I asked him five questions and he could only answer one, I saw clear symptoms of cerebral concussion.” FIFA concussion protocol. Return to competitive play - 6 days ���� pic.twitter.com/m4xi5Coore— Ben Dinnery (@BenDinnery) June 20, 2018 12:45PM Sun shining on the Luzhniki Credit: reuters Credit: reuters 12:36PM Mismatch? JJ Bull has watched every minute of every match so far at this World Cup, and is thus perfectly placed to tell you who is good and who is rubbish. He has produced a handy guide to all 32 teams, ranking them from worst to best after their opening encounters in Russia. READ IT BY CLICKING HERE. The teams involved in this match are ranked second... and 25th. 12:24PM I see some changes Just the one change from the Portugal side that drew 3-3 with Spain: Joao Mario comes in for Bruno Fernandes on the left wing. Morocco have tinkered a bit more after their shock defeat against Iran, making three changes to the side that started that game. Nabil Dirar and Manuel Da Costa come in, which sees Watford's Nordin Amrabat shifted further forward into a midfield role. Khalid Boutaib replaces Ayoub El Kaabi up top. 12:10PM Here are your teams The teams are in for #PORMAR! #WorldCuppic.twitter.com/73Cx1XolJV— FIFA World Cup �� (@FIFAWorldCup) June 20, 2018 12:05PM The main man Let's focus a little more on the undoubted star of today's show: CR7. I don't know what you're talking about guys, I think the Ronaldo statue looks pretty good pic.twitter.com/JIUwQBuqUY— keewa (@keewa) March 29, 2017 Dashing, isn't he? His hat-trick against Spain was phenomenal and broke or matched a number of records: He joined Uwe Seeler, Pele and Miroslav Klose as only the fourth player to score in four separate World Cup tournaments. He became the first player in history to score in eight consecutive major tournaments (World Cup, European Championships, Copa America). At 33 years and 130 days, he became the oldest hat-trick scorer in World Cup history. At an age when most players are considered either past it or on the decline, Ronaldo has shown no signs of slowing. Consider this: 2006, 2010, 2014 World Cups = 70 shots, 3 goals. 2018 World Cup = 4 shots, 3 goals. Stop him if you can. 11:35AM Ronaldo vs Morocco The meticulously marked out run-up, the ludicrous power pose, the rolled up shorts to expose those bulging thighs, the puff of the cheeks and the fiery stare. Everything about Cristiano Ronaldo's 89th-minute hat-trick goal against Spain last Friday was pure theatre. And wasn't it brilliant? A man who - love him or loathe him - lives for the biggest moments. A man who makes it All. About. Him. And then - THEN - he goes and delivers. If anyone thought Portugal were a one-man team at this World Cup, last Friday's match only reinforced such an opinion. Their 3-3 draw against Spain showcased two things about Portugal's team: Ronaldo's total brilliance and the rest of team's (including your Bernardo Silvas, your Joao Moutinhos etc) bang averageness. That draw means Portugal have emerged from their toughest match of Group B with a point and today they face a Morocco side who were stunned by Iran in their opener. The Moroccans would have come to this World Cup knowing the scale of the task facing them in a group containing Spain and Portugal. The plan: do Iran over and then see if you can get a result against one of the big boys. So much for that. The north African side dominated for much of their opening match, but paid the price for their profligacy in front of goal. Just as it looked like Iran would cling on for an admirable goalless draw, Morocco substitute Aziz Bouhaddouz stuck the ball in his own net in the 95th minute to gift the most unlikely of victories. That has left Morocco in a whole heap of bother. Herve Renard knows his side now cannot afford to lose either of their remaining two games against the two heavyweights of the group. These two sides have met once before at a World Cup and it was Morocco who came out on top in a 3-1 win. That was Portugal's only defeat against African opposition at any World Cup and the bookies have Ronaldo and chums as fairly heavy favourites to triumph today.
Portugal vs Morocco, World Cup 2018 - live score and latest updates as Cristiano Ronaldo scores again
1:44PM 44 mins - Portugal 1 Morocco 0 More smart play by those Moroccan men on the right side. First time, the ball is hacked clear. Second time, the ball is chested back to Patricio to bring an end to the attack. "Guerreiro is making Amrabat look world class," says Martin Keown. 1:42PM 42 mins - Portugal 1 Morocco 0 Guedes probably should have done better with that chance. He had a lot of goal to aim at, but stuck it far too close to Mohamedi. 1:40PM 40 mins - Portugal 1 Morocco 0 A big chance for Portugal to double their lead! It's come from nothing as Morocco switch off slightly and allow Guedes to latch onto a little Ronaldo dink over the top. The Portugal frontman hits the ball on the run and Mohamedi palms away, moving to his left. Benatia is then booked for a foul on Ronaldo soon after. 1:38PM 38 mins - Portugal 1 Morocco 0 A lovely overlap sees Hakimi drive high up the pitch for Morocco, but Boutaib cannot keep hold of the ball inside the Portugal penalty area. Back they come again though and Portugal twice have to hoof the ball clear. 1:36PM 36 mins - Portugal 1 Morocco 0 A few fouls coming in from both sides in the middle of the park. Still no yellow cards been shown. Portugal vs Morocco shots on goal 1:32PM 32 mins - Portugal 1 Morocco 0 ... Ronaldo marks out his run-up, pulls up his shorts, puffs his cheeks... and then whacks the ball into the Morocco wall. 1:31PM 31 mins - Portugal 1 Morocco 0 Morocco are again appealing for a penalty as Fonte crashes into Boutaib inside the penalty area, but the referee isn't interested. Portugal then go straight down the other end and win a free-kick 20 yards out from goal. Step up you know who... 1:30PM 30 mins - Portugal 1 Morocco 0 Ronaldo has barely got a look for the past 15mins or so. His side just cannot retain possession. Morocco fans at Luzhniki respond to Ronaldo’s complaints by singing ‘Messi, Messi’. An old one but a good one— Sam Wallace (@SamWallaceTel) June 20, 2018 1:28PM 28 mins - Portugal 1 Morocco 0 Amrabat, playing on the right wing today (he played right-back against Iran) is tearing Guerreiro to pieces every time he gets the ball. He just about wriggles clear of the Portugal left-back, ventures into the Portugal penalty area and then tumbles over as Guerreiro fights back to apply some pressure. It looked as though both players were clinging on to their opposite man and Morocco's penalty appeals are waved away. Correct. No need for VAR to intervene. 1:25PM 25 mins - Portugal 1 Morocco 0 A bit of an ouchy for Ronaldo prompts the Portugal star to roll around in howls, while clutching his ankle (which was caught by Benatia). A foul is given, but no card shown, and Ronaldo's recovery is swift - almost like it didn't hurt that much in the first place. 1:23PM 23 mins - Portugal 1 Morocco 0 Ziyech, who has been making quite a name for himself at Ajax this season, is causing plenty of problems and this time tries his luck from range. Nothing too troubling for Patricio, but Ziyech is an attacking player of some talent. 1:22PM 22 mins - Portugal 1 Morocco 0 Portugal are really struggling to retain possession. Morocco are pressing so high in the opposition half and Portugal are frequently pushed further and further back. Bar the goal, you have to be impressed with how the Moroccans have played so far. 1:19PM 19 mins - Portugal 1 Morocco 0 Morocco are continuing to cause all sorts of problems. Amrabat and Dirar link up smartly down the right (where all the problems are coming from), before the Morocco right-back pulls the ball back dangerously into the penalty area, but the shot under pressure flies over the bar. 1:17PM 17 mins - Portugal 1 Morocco 0 BREAKING NEWS: Amrabat has just flung his skull cap towards the bench in disgust, revealing his gloriously shaved bonce. 1:16PM 16 mins - Portugal 1 Morocco 0 This game is very open in these early stages. Neither side is sitting back on the ball, which is making for plenty of action. Morocco are a goal behind but not playing poorly at all. They are pressing with vigour. 1:14PM 14 mins - Portugal 1 Morocco 0 The Moroccans are pushing hard at the moment, forcing Portugal deep inside their own half and winning another corner. It is only half-cleared before being delivered again for Da Costa to head well wide. 1:13PM 13 mins - Portugal 1 Morocco 0 A couple of nice Ronaldo stats: 85 - Cristiano Ronaldo has now scored more international goals than any other European player in the history of football (85 goals for Portugal). Historic. #POR#MAR#PORMAR#Ronaldo#WorldCuppic.twitter.com/I3wsEJTGlQ— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) June 20, 2018 2 - Cristiano Ronaldo has become the first Portugal player since José Torres in 1966 to score a goal with his right foot, left foot and head in a single World Cup tournament. Collection. #POR#MAR#PORMAR#Ronaldo#WorldCuppic.twitter.com/liZrUSyXmq— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) June 20, 2018 1:12PM 11 mins - Portugal 1 Morocco 0 Credit to Morocco, they haven't responded too badly to going behind and Amrabat is causing problems against an ageing (actually, very much aged) Portugal defence down the right. The north African side win a corner, which finds Da Costa unmarked in the middle of the box and his header is held on the line by Patricio diving low to his right. 1:10PM 9 mins - Portugal 1 Morocco 0 Here comes Ronaldo again. Guerreiro is allowed far, far too much space to bring the ball deep inside Morocco's half. Inside it comes to Ronaldo, who attempts to let fly from the edge of the penalty area but scuffs his shot wide of the post. He's in the mood. 1:07PM 6 mins - Portugal 1 Morocco 0 That was such poor marking and Ronaldo is just too good for that. Morocco's World Cup 2018 future is dangling by a thread. 1:05PM GOOOOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAL And you don't even need me to tell you who scored it. The corner is whipped to the edge of the six-yard box where Ronaldo is woefully marked. The Real Madrid man flings himself powerfully at the ball and bullets a header past Mohamedi in goal to put Portugal ahead. Portugal 1 - 0 Morocco (Cristiano Ronaldo, 4 min) 1:04PM 2 mins - Portugal 0 Morocco 0 Now it is Portugal's turn to venture upfield through Bernardo Silva on the right. He wins a first corner that ends with Guerreiro seeing a shot deflected over for a second corner... 1:02PM 2 mins - Portugal 0 Morocco 0 An early foray forward sees the skull-capped Amrabat deliver a cross from the right. Portugal cannot release the pressure and the ball is worked back into the penalty area from the left where Boutaib meets it and heads over the bar. A lively start from the Moroccans. 1:00PM Kick-off Morocco in red get this match underway. Portugal are in white. Morocco must win to keep their hopes of progressing alive. 12:55PM Game time The teams are out and the anthems are being sung. Almost ready. 12:48PM Bang to the head It had been assumed that Amrabat would not feature for Morocco today after he was forced off during the match with Iran when he bashed his head against the floor and suffered a concussion. However, he has been selected and is wearing a Petr Cech-style skull cap in the warm-up. Unsurprisingly, his inclusion in the starting XI has prompted some raised eyebrows. Nordin Amrabat starts. ����#MOR team doctor - Abderrazak Hifti: "I asked him five questions and he could only answer one, I saw clear symptoms of cerebral concussion.” FIFA concussion protocol. Return to competitive play - 6 days ���� pic.twitter.com/m4xi5Coore— Ben Dinnery (@BenDinnery) June 20, 2018 12:45PM Sun shining on the Luzhniki Credit: reuters Credit: reuters 12:36PM Mismatch? JJ Bull has watched every minute of every match so far at this World Cup, and is thus perfectly placed to tell you who is good and who is rubbish. He has produced a handy guide to all 32 teams, ranking them from worst to best after their opening encounters in Russia. READ IT BY CLICKING HERE. The teams involved in this match are ranked second... and 25th. 12:24PM I see some changes Just the one change from the Portugal side that drew 3-3 with Spain: Joao Mario comes in for Bruno Fernandes on the left wing. Morocco have tinkered a bit more after their shock defeat against Iran, making three changes to the side that started that game. Nabil Dirar and Manuel Da Costa come in, which sees Watford's Nordin Amrabat shifted further forward into a midfield role. Khalid Boutaib replaces Ayoub El Kaabi up top. 12:10PM Here are your teams The teams are in for #PORMAR! #WorldCuppic.twitter.com/73Cx1XolJV— FIFA World Cup �� (@FIFAWorldCup) June 20, 2018 12:05PM The main man Let's focus a little more on the undoubted star of today's show: CR7. I don't know what you're talking about guys, I think the Ronaldo statue looks pretty good pic.twitter.com/JIUwQBuqUY— keewa (@keewa) March 29, 2017 Dashing, isn't he? His hat-trick against Spain was phenomenal and broke or matched a number of records: He joined Uwe Seeler, Pele and Miroslav Klose as only the fourth player to score in four separate World Cup tournaments. He became the first player in history to score in eight consecutive major tournaments (World Cup, European Championships, Copa America). At 33 years and 130 days, he became the oldest hat-trick scorer in World Cup history. At an age when most players are considered either past it or on the decline, Ronaldo has shown no signs of slowing. Consider this: 2006, 2010, 2014 World Cups = 70 shots, 3 goals. 2018 World Cup = 4 shots, 3 goals. Stop him if you can. 11:35AM Ronaldo vs Morocco The meticulously marked out run-up, the ludicrous power pose, the rolled up shorts to expose those bulging thighs, the puff of the cheeks and the fiery stare. Everything about Cristiano Ronaldo's 89th-minute hat-trick goal against Spain last Friday was pure theatre. And wasn't it brilliant? A man who - love him or loathe him - lives for the biggest moments. A man who makes it All. About. Him. And then - THEN - he goes and delivers. If anyone thought Portugal were a one-man team at this World Cup, last Friday's match only reinforced such an opinion. Their 3-3 draw against Spain showcased two things about Portugal's team: Ronaldo's total brilliance and the rest of team's (including your Bernardo Silvas, your Joao Moutinhos etc) bang averageness. That draw means Portugal have emerged from their toughest match of Group B with a point and today they face a Morocco side who were stunned by Iran in their opener. The Moroccans would have come to this World Cup knowing the scale of the task facing them in a group containing Spain and Portugal. The plan: do Iran over and then see if you can get a result against one of the big boys. So much for that. The north African side dominated for much of their opening match, but paid the price for their profligacy in front of goal. Just as it looked like Iran would cling on for an admirable goalless draw, Morocco substitute Aziz Bouhaddouz stuck the ball in his own net in the 95th minute to gift the most unlikely of victories. That has left Morocco in a whole heap of bother. Herve Renard knows his side now cannot afford to lose either of their remaining two games against the two heavyweights of the group. These two sides have met once before at a World Cup and it was Morocco who came out on top in a 3-1 win. That was Portugal's only defeat against African opposition at any World Cup and the bookies have Ronaldo and chums as fairly heavy favourites to triumph today.
1:44PM 44 mins - Portugal 1 Morocco 0 More smart play by those Moroccan men on the right side. First time, the ball is hacked clear. Second time, the ball is chested back to Patricio to bring an end to the attack. "Guerreiro is making Amrabat look world class," says Martin Keown. 1:42PM 42 mins - Portugal 1 Morocco 0 Guedes probably should have done better with that chance. He had a lot of goal to aim at, but stuck it far too close to Mohamedi. 1:40PM 40 mins - Portugal 1 Morocco 0 A big chance for Portugal to double their lead! It's come from nothing as Morocco switch off slightly and allow Guedes to latch onto a little Ronaldo dink over the top. The Portugal frontman hits the ball on the run and Mohamedi palms away, moving to his left. Benatia is then booked for a foul on Ronaldo soon after. 1:38PM 38 mins - Portugal 1 Morocco 0 A lovely overlap sees Hakimi drive high up the pitch for Morocco, but Boutaib cannot keep hold of the ball inside the Portugal penalty area. Back they come again though and Portugal twice have to hoof the ball clear. 1:36PM 36 mins - Portugal 1 Morocco 0 A few fouls coming in from both sides in the middle of the park. Still no yellow cards been shown. Portugal vs Morocco shots on goal 1:32PM 32 mins - Portugal 1 Morocco 0 ... Ronaldo marks out his run-up, pulls up his shorts, puffs his cheeks... and then whacks the ball into the Morocco wall. 1:31PM 31 mins - Portugal 1 Morocco 0 Morocco are again appealing for a penalty as Fonte crashes into Boutaib inside the penalty area, but the referee isn't interested. Portugal then go straight down the other end and win a free-kick 20 yards out from goal. Step up you know who... 1:30PM 30 mins - Portugal 1 Morocco 0 Ronaldo has barely got a look for the past 15mins or so. His side just cannot retain possession. Morocco fans at Luzhniki respond to Ronaldo’s complaints by singing ‘Messi, Messi’. An old one but a good one— Sam Wallace (@SamWallaceTel) June 20, 2018 1:28PM 28 mins - Portugal 1 Morocco 0 Amrabat, playing on the right wing today (he played right-back against Iran) is tearing Guerreiro to pieces every time he gets the ball. He just about wriggles clear of the Portugal left-back, ventures into the Portugal penalty area and then tumbles over as Guerreiro fights back to apply some pressure. It looked as though both players were clinging on to their opposite man and Morocco's penalty appeals are waved away. Correct. No need for VAR to intervene. 1:25PM 25 mins - Portugal 1 Morocco 0 A bit of an ouchy for Ronaldo prompts the Portugal star to roll around in howls, while clutching his ankle (which was caught by Benatia). A foul is given, but no card shown, and Ronaldo's recovery is swift - almost like it didn't hurt that much in the first place. 1:23PM 23 mins - Portugal 1 Morocco 0 Ziyech, who has been making quite a name for himself at Ajax this season, is causing plenty of problems and this time tries his luck from range. Nothing too troubling for Patricio, but Ziyech is an attacking player of some talent. 1:22PM 22 mins - Portugal 1 Morocco 0 Portugal are really struggling to retain possession. Morocco are pressing so high in the opposition half and Portugal are frequently pushed further and further back. Bar the goal, you have to be impressed with how the Moroccans have played so far. 1:19PM 19 mins - Portugal 1 Morocco 0 Morocco are continuing to cause all sorts of problems. Amrabat and Dirar link up smartly down the right (where all the problems are coming from), before the Morocco right-back pulls the ball back dangerously into the penalty area, but the shot under pressure flies over the bar. 1:17PM 17 mins - Portugal 1 Morocco 0 BREAKING NEWS: Amrabat has just flung his skull cap towards the bench in disgust, revealing his gloriously shaved bonce. 1:16PM 16 mins - Portugal 1 Morocco 0 This game is very open in these early stages. Neither side is sitting back on the ball, which is making for plenty of action. Morocco are a goal behind but not playing poorly at all. They are pressing with vigour. 1:14PM 14 mins - Portugal 1 Morocco 0 The Moroccans are pushing hard at the moment, forcing Portugal deep inside their own half and winning another corner. It is only half-cleared before being delivered again for Da Costa to head well wide. 1:13PM 13 mins - Portugal 1 Morocco 0 A couple of nice Ronaldo stats: 85 - Cristiano Ronaldo has now scored more international goals than any other European player in the history of football (85 goals for Portugal). Historic. #POR#MAR#PORMAR#Ronaldo#WorldCuppic.twitter.com/I3wsEJTGlQ— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) June 20, 2018 2 - Cristiano Ronaldo has become the first Portugal player since José Torres in 1966 to score a goal with his right foot, left foot and head in a single World Cup tournament. Collection. #POR#MAR#PORMAR#Ronaldo#WorldCuppic.twitter.com/liZrUSyXmq— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) June 20, 2018 1:12PM 11 mins - Portugal 1 Morocco 0 Credit to Morocco, they haven't responded too badly to going behind and Amrabat is causing problems against an ageing (actually, very much aged) Portugal defence down the right. The north African side win a corner, which finds Da Costa unmarked in the middle of the box and his header is held on the line by Patricio diving low to his right. 1:10PM 9 mins - Portugal 1 Morocco 0 Here comes Ronaldo again. Guerreiro is allowed far, far too much space to bring the ball deep inside Morocco's half. Inside it comes to Ronaldo, who attempts to let fly from the edge of the penalty area but scuffs his shot wide of the post. He's in the mood. 1:07PM 6 mins - Portugal 1 Morocco 0 That was such poor marking and Ronaldo is just too good for that. Morocco's World Cup 2018 future is dangling by a thread. 1:05PM GOOOOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAL And you don't even need me to tell you who scored it. The corner is whipped to the edge of the six-yard box where Ronaldo is woefully marked. The Real Madrid man flings himself powerfully at the ball and bullets a header past Mohamedi in goal to put Portugal ahead. Portugal 1 - 0 Morocco (Cristiano Ronaldo, 4 min) 1:04PM 2 mins - Portugal 0 Morocco 0 Now it is Portugal's turn to venture upfield through Bernardo Silva on the right. He wins a first corner that ends with Guerreiro seeing a shot deflected over for a second corner... 1:02PM 2 mins - Portugal 0 Morocco 0 An early foray forward sees the skull-capped Amrabat deliver a cross from the right. Portugal cannot release the pressure and the ball is worked back into the penalty area from the left where Boutaib meets it and heads over the bar. A lively start from the Moroccans. 1:00PM Kick-off Morocco in red get this match underway. Portugal are in white. Morocco must win to keep their hopes of progressing alive. 12:55PM Game time The teams are out and the anthems are being sung. Almost ready. 12:48PM Bang to the head It had been assumed that Amrabat would not feature for Morocco today after he was forced off during the match with Iran when he bashed his head against the floor and suffered a concussion. However, he has been selected and is wearing a Petr Cech-style skull cap in the warm-up. Unsurprisingly, his inclusion in the starting XI has prompted some raised eyebrows. Nordin Amrabat starts. ����#MOR team doctor - Abderrazak Hifti: "I asked him five questions and he could only answer one, I saw clear symptoms of cerebral concussion.” FIFA concussion protocol. Return to competitive play - 6 days ���� pic.twitter.com/m4xi5Coore— Ben Dinnery (@BenDinnery) June 20, 2018 12:45PM Sun shining on the Luzhniki Credit: reuters Credit: reuters 12:36PM Mismatch? JJ Bull has watched every minute of every match so far at this World Cup, and is thus perfectly placed to tell you who is good and who is rubbish. He has produced a handy guide to all 32 teams, ranking them from worst to best after their opening encounters in Russia. READ IT BY CLICKING HERE. The teams involved in this match are ranked second... and 25th. 12:24PM I see some changes Just the one change from the Portugal side that drew 3-3 with Spain: Joao Mario comes in for Bruno Fernandes on the left wing. Morocco have tinkered a bit more after their shock defeat against Iran, making three changes to the side that started that game. Nabil Dirar and Manuel Da Costa come in, which sees Watford's Nordin Amrabat shifted further forward into a midfield role. Khalid Boutaib replaces Ayoub El Kaabi up top. 12:10PM Here are your teams The teams are in for #PORMAR! #WorldCuppic.twitter.com/73Cx1XolJV— FIFA World Cup �� (@FIFAWorldCup) June 20, 2018 12:05PM The main man Let's focus a little more on the undoubted star of today's show: CR7. I don't know what you're talking about guys, I think the Ronaldo statue looks pretty good pic.twitter.com/JIUwQBuqUY— keewa (@keewa) March 29, 2017 Dashing, isn't he? His hat-trick against Spain was phenomenal and broke or matched a number of records: He joined Uwe Seeler, Pele and Miroslav Klose as only the fourth player to score in four separate World Cup tournaments. He became the first player in history to score in eight consecutive major tournaments (World Cup, European Championships, Copa America). At 33 years and 130 days, he became the oldest hat-trick scorer in World Cup history. At an age when most players are considered either past it or on the decline, Ronaldo has shown no signs of slowing. Consider this: 2006, 2010, 2014 World Cups = 70 shots, 3 goals. 2018 World Cup = 4 shots, 3 goals. Stop him if you can. 11:35AM Ronaldo vs Morocco The meticulously marked out run-up, the ludicrous power pose, the rolled up shorts to expose those bulging thighs, the puff of the cheeks and the fiery stare. Everything about Cristiano Ronaldo's 89th-minute hat-trick goal against Spain last Friday was pure theatre. And wasn't it brilliant? A man who - love him or loathe him - lives for the biggest moments. A man who makes it All. About. Him. And then - THEN - he goes and delivers. If anyone thought Portugal were a one-man team at this World Cup, last Friday's match only reinforced such an opinion. Their 3-3 draw against Spain showcased two things about Portugal's team: Ronaldo's total brilliance and the rest of team's (including your Bernardo Silvas, your Joao Moutinhos etc) bang averageness. That draw means Portugal have emerged from their toughest match of Group B with a point and today they face a Morocco side who were stunned by Iran in their opener. The Moroccans would have come to this World Cup knowing the scale of the task facing them in a group containing Spain and Portugal. The plan: do Iran over and then see if you can get a result against one of the big boys. So much for that. The north African side dominated for much of their opening match, but paid the price for their profligacy in front of goal. Just as it looked like Iran would cling on for an admirable goalless draw, Morocco substitute Aziz Bouhaddouz stuck the ball in his own net in the 95th minute to gift the most unlikely of victories. That has left Morocco in a whole heap of bother. Herve Renard knows his side now cannot afford to lose either of their remaining two games against the two heavyweights of the group. These two sides have met once before at a World Cup and it was Morocco who came out on top in a 3-1 win. That was Portugal's only defeat against African opposition at any World Cup and the bookies have Ronaldo and chums as fairly heavy favourites to triumph today.
Portugal vs Morocco, World Cup 2018 - live score and latest updates as Cristiano Ronaldo scores again
1:44PM 44 mins - Portugal 1 Morocco 0 More smart play by those Moroccan men on the right side. First time, the ball is hacked clear. Second time, the ball is chested back to Patricio to bring an end to the attack. "Guerreiro is making Amrabat look world class," says Martin Keown. 1:42PM 42 mins - Portugal 1 Morocco 0 Guedes probably should have done better with that chance. He had a lot of goal to aim at, but stuck it far too close to Mohamedi. 1:40PM 40 mins - Portugal 1 Morocco 0 A big chance for Portugal to double their lead! It's come from nothing as Morocco switch off slightly and allow Guedes to latch onto a little Ronaldo dink over the top. The Portugal frontman hits the ball on the run and Mohamedi palms away, moving to his left. Benatia is then booked for a foul on Ronaldo soon after. 1:38PM 38 mins - Portugal 1 Morocco 0 A lovely overlap sees Hakimi drive high up the pitch for Morocco, but Boutaib cannot keep hold of the ball inside the Portugal penalty area. Back they come again though and Portugal twice have to hoof the ball clear. 1:36PM 36 mins - Portugal 1 Morocco 0 A few fouls coming in from both sides in the middle of the park. Still no yellow cards been shown. Portugal vs Morocco shots on goal 1:32PM 32 mins - Portugal 1 Morocco 0 ... Ronaldo marks out his run-up, pulls up his shorts, puffs his cheeks... and then whacks the ball into the Morocco wall. 1:31PM 31 mins - Portugal 1 Morocco 0 Morocco are again appealing for a penalty as Fonte crashes into Boutaib inside the penalty area, but the referee isn't interested. Portugal then go straight down the other end and win a free-kick 20 yards out from goal. Step up you know who... 1:30PM 30 mins - Portugal 1 Morocco 0 Ronaldo has barely got a look for the past 15mins or so. His side just cannot retain possession. Morocco fans at Luzhniki respond to Ronaldo’s complaints by singing ‘Messi, Messi’. An old one but a good one— Sam Wallace (@SamWallaceTel) June 20, 2018 1:28PM 28 mins - Portugal 1 Morocco 0 Amrabat, playing on the right wing today (he played right-back against Iran) is tearing Guerreiro to pieces every time he gets the ball. He just about wriggles clear of the Portugal left-back, ventures into the Portugal penalty area and then tumbles over as Guerreiro fights back to apply some pressure. It looked as though both players were clinging on to their opposite man and Morocco's penalty appeals are waved away. Correct. No need for VAR to intervene. 1:25PM 25 mins - Portugal 1 Morocco 0 A bit of an ouchy for Ronaldo prompts the Portugal star to roll around in howls, while clutching his ankle (which was caught by Benatia). A foul is given, but no card shown, and Ronaldo's recovery is swift - almost like it didn't hurt that much in the first place. 1:23PM 23 mins - Portugal 1 Morocco 0 Ziyech, who has been making quite a name for himself at Ajax this season, is causing plenty of problems and this time tries his luck from range. Nothing too troubling for Patricio, but Ziyech is an attacking player of some talent. 1:22PM 22 mins - Portugal 1 Morocco 0 Portugal are really struggling to retain possession. Morocco are pressing so high in the opposition half and Portugal are frequently pushed further and further back. Bar the goal, you have to be impressed with how the Moroccans have played so far. 1:19PM 19 mins - Portugal 1 Morocco 0 Morocco are continuing to cause all sorts of problems. Amrabat and Dirar link up smartly down the right (where all the problems are coming from), before the Morocco right-back pulls the ball back dangerously into the penalty area, but the shot under pressure flies over the bar. 1:17PM 17 mins - Portugal 1 Morocco 0 BREAKING NEWS: Amrabat has just flung his skull cap towards the bench in disgust, revealing his gloriously shaved bonce. 1:16PM 16 mins - Portugal 1 Morocco 0 This game is very open in these early stages. Neither side is sitting back on the ball, which is making for plenty of action. Morocco are a goal behind but not playing poorly at all. They are pressing with vigour. 1:14PM 14 mins - Portugal 1 Morocco 0 The Moroccans are pushing hard at the moment, forcing Portugal deep inside their own half and winning another corner. It is only half-cleared before being delivered again for Da Costa to head well wide. 1:13PM 13 mins - Portugal 1 Morocco 0 A couple of nice Ronaldo stats: 85 - Cristiano Ronaldo has now scored more international goals than any other European player in the history of football (85 goals for Portugal). Historic. #POR#MAR#PORMAR#Ronaldo#WorldCuppic.twitter.com/I3wsEJTGlQ— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) June 20, 2018 2 - Cristiano Ronaldo has become the first Portugal player since José Torres in 1966 to score a goal with his right foot, left foot and head in a single World Cup tournament. Collection. #POR#MAR#PORMAR#Ronaldo#WorldCuppic.twitter.com/liZrUSyXmq— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) June 20, 2018 1:12PM 11 mins - Portugal 1 Morocco 0 Credit to Morocco, they haven't responded too badly to going behind and Amrabat is causing problems against an ageing (actually, very much aged) Portugal defence down the right. The north African side win a corner, which finds Da Costa unmarked in the middle of the box and his header is held on the line by Patricio diving low to his right. 1:10PM 9 mins - Portugal 1 Morocco 0 Here comes Ronaldo again. Guerreiro is allowed far, far too much space to bring the ball deep inside Morocco's half. Inside it comes to Ronaldo, who attempts to let fly from the edge of the penalty area but scuffs his shot wide of the post. He's in the mood. 1:07PM 6 mins - Portugal 1 Morocco 0 That was such poor marking and Ronaldo is just too good for that. Morocco's World Cup 2018 future is dangling by a thread. 1:05PM GOOOOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAL And you don't even need me to tell you who scored it. The corner is whipped to the edge of the six-yard box where Ronaldo is woefully marked. The Real Madrid man flings himself powerfully at the ball and bullets a header past Mohamedi in goal to put Portugal ahead. Portugal 1 - 0 Morocco (Cristiano Ronaldo, 4 min) 1:04PM 2 mins - Portugal 0 Morocco 0 Now it is Portugal's turn to venture upfield through Bernardo Silva on the right. He wins a first corner that ends with Guerreiro seeing a shot deflected over for a second corner... 1:02PM 2 mins - Portugal 0 Morocco 0 An early foray forward sees the skull-capped Amrabat deliver a cross from the right. Portugal cannot release the pressure and the ball is worked back into the penalty area from the left where Boutaib meets it and heads over the bar. A lively start from the Moroccans. 1:00PM Kick-off Morocco in red get this match underway. Portugal are in white. Morocco must win to keep their hopes of progressing alive. 12:55PM Game time The teams are out and the anthems are being sung. Almost ready. 12:48PM Bang to the head It had been assumed that Amrabat would not feature for Morocco today after he was forced off during the match with Iran when he bashed his head against the floor and suffered a concussion. However, he has been selected and is wearing a Petr Cech-style skull cap in the warm-up. Unsurprisingly, his inclusion in the starting XI has prompted some raised eyebrows. Nordin Amrabat starts. ����#MOR team doctor - Abderrazak Hifti: "I asked him five questions and he could only answer one, I saw clear symptoms of cerebral concussion.” FIFA concussion protocol. Return to competitive play - 6 days ���� pic.twitter.com/m4xi5Coore— Ben Dinnery (@BenDinnery) June 20, 2018 12:45PM Sun shining on the Luzhniki Credit: reuters Credit: reuters 12:36PM Mismatch? JJ Bull has watched every minute of every match so far at this World Cup, and is thus perfectly placed to tell you who is good and who is rubbish. He has produced a handy guide to all 32 teams, ranking them from worst to best after their opening encounters in Russia. READ IT BY CLICKING HERE. The teams involved in this match are ranked second... and 25th. 12:24PM I see some changes Just the one change from the Portugal side that drew 3-3 with Spain: Joao Mario comes in for Bruno Fernandes on the left wing. Morocco have tinkered a bit more after their shock defeat against Iran, making three changes to the side that started that game. Nabil Dirar and Manuel Da Costa come in, which sees Watford's Nordin Amrabat shifted further forward into a midfield role. Khalid Boutaib replaces Ayoub El Kaabi up top. 12:10PM Here are your teams The teams are in for #PORMAR! #WorldCuppic.twitter.com/73Cx1XolJV— FIFA World Cup �� (@FIFAWorldCup) June 20, 2018 12:05PM The main man Let's focus a little more on the undoubted star of today's show: CR7. I don't know what you're talking about guys, I think the Ronaldo statue looks pretty good pic.twitter.com/JIUwQBuqUY— keewa (@keewa) March 29, 2017 Dashing, isn't he? His hat-trick against Spain was phenomenal and broke or matched a number of records: He joined Uwe Seeler, Pele and Miroslav Klose as only the fourth player to score in four separate World Cup tournaments. He became the first player in history to score in eight consecutive major tournaments (World Cup, European Championships, Copa America). At 33 years and 130 days, he became the oldest hat-trick scorer in World Cup history. At an age when most players are considered either past it or on the decline, Ronaldo has shown no signs of slowing. Consider this: 2006, 2010, 2014 World Cups = 70 shots, 3 goals. 2018 World Cup = 4 shots, 3 goals. Stop him if you can. 11:35AM Ronaldo vs Morocco The meticulously marked out run-up, the ludicrous power pose, the rolled up shorts to expose those bulging thighs, the puff of the cheeks and the fiery stare. Everything about Cristiano Ronaldo's 89th-minute hat-trick goal against Spain last Friday was pure theatre. And wasn't it brilliant? A man who - love him or loathe him - lives for the biggest moments. A man who makes it All. About. Him. And then - THEN - he goes and delivers. If anyone thought Portugal were a one-man team at this World Cup, last Friday's match only reinforced such an opinion. Their 3-3 draw against Spain showcased two things about Portugal's team: Ronaldo's total brilliance and the rest of team's (including your Bernardo Silvas, your Joao Moutinhos etc) bang averageness. That draw means Portugal have emerged from their toughest match of Group B with a point and today they face a Morocco side who were stunned by Iran in their opener. The Moroccans would have come to this World Cup knowing the scale of the task facing them in a group containing Spain and Portugal. The plan: do Iran over and then see if you can get a result against one of the big boys. So much for that. The north African side dominated for much of their opening match, but paid the price for their profligacy in front of goal. Just as it looked like Iran would cling on for an admirable goalless draw, Morocco substitute Aziz Bouhaddouz stuck the ball in his own net in the 95th minute to gift the most unlikely of victories. That has left Morocco in a whole heap of bother. Herve Renard knows his side now cannot afford to lose either of their remaining two games against the two heavyweights of the group. These two sides have met once before at a World Cup and it was Morocco who came out on top in a 3-1 win. That was Portugal's only defeat against African opposition at any World Cup and the bookies have Ronaldo and chums as fairly heavy favourites to triumph today.
Soccer Football - World Cup - Germany Press Conference - Sochi, Russia - June 20, 2018 Germany's Thomas Muller during the press conference REUTERS/Hannah McKay
World Cup - Germany Press Conference
Soccer Football - World Cup - Germany Press Conference - Sochi, Russia - June 20, 2018 Germany's Thomas Muller during the press conference REUTERS/Hannah McKay
Bert van Marwijk is often reluctant to single players out for praise but he believes Aaron Mooy could reach a bigger Premier League club.
Mooy can play at a higher level, says Socceroos boss Van Marwijk
Bert van Marwijk is often reluctant to single players out for praise but he believes Aaron Mooy could reach a bigger Premier League club.
Steven Gerrard will launch his competitive managerial career at home when his Ranger side – currently in the process of a major overhaul – take on FK Shkupi of Macedonia in the Europa League at Ibrox on July 12. Shkupi, who are based in Skopje, finished fourth in the Macedonian First Division and are competing in Europe for the first time. On the face of it, they should not present a significant obstacle to Gerrard and his players but the former Liverpool and England captain has only to look back a year to be warned that hazards exist even at this embryonic stage of the competition. Last summer Rangers suffered the worst European result in their history when, under Pedro Caixinha, they were beaten by Progres Niederkorn, of Luxembourg despite winning 1-0 in the first leg at Ibrox. Although the allure of watching the first appearance of Gerrard’s Rangers will attract a crowd of close to the Ibrox capacity of 50,817, far fewer travelling supporters will be able to travel to the second leg in Macedonia on July 19. Shkupi’s Cair Stadium can accommodate just 6,000 spectators, of whom only 2,000 can be seated. Gerrard and his squad are in Spain for pre-season training and the manager has declared that his priority is to see an improvement in fitness levels. Meanwhile, Neil Lennon’s Hibernian were also in the draw for the first qualifying round of the Europa League and will begin by meeting NSI Runavik of the Faroe Islands at Easter Road on July 12, before heading north for the return on July 19. Runavik have made 11 appearances in European competition and have yet to record an aggregate win although, like Shkupi, the islanders can draw inspiration from Progres Niederkorn, who were in the same situation until they accounted for Rangers.
Rangers handed Europa League first qualifying round tie with FK Shkupi
Steven Gerrard will launch his competitive managerial career at home when his Ranger side – currently in the process of a major overhaul – take on FK Shkupi of Macedonia in the Europa League at Ibrox on July 12. Shkupi, who are based in Skopje, finished fourth in the Macedonian First Division and are competing in Europe for the first time. On the face of it, they should not present a significant obstacle to Gerrard and his players but the former Liverpool and England captain has only to look back a year to be warned that hazards exist even at this embryonic stage of the competition. Last summer Rangers suffered the worst European result in their history when, under Pedro Caixinha, they were beaten by Progres Niederkorn, of Luxembourg despite winning 1-0 in the first leg at Ibrox. Although the allure of watching the first appearance of Gerrard’s Rangers will attract a crowd of close to the Ibrox capacity of 50,817, far fewer travelling supporters will be able to travel to the second leg in Macedonia on July 19. Shkupi’s Cair Stadium can accommodate just 6,000 spectators, of whom only 2,000 can be seated. Gerrard and his squad are in Spain for pre-season training and the manager has declared that his priority is to see an improvement in fitness levels. Meanwhile, Neil Lennon’s Hibernian were also in the draw for the first qualifying round of the Europa League and will begin by meeting NSI Runavik of the Faroe Islands at Easter Road on July 12, before heading north for the return on July 19. Runavik have made 11 appearances in European competition and have yet to record an aggregate win although, like Shkupi, the islanders can draw inspiration from Progres Niederkorn, who were in the same situation until they accounted for Rangers.
Ushuru will be playing Mwatate United in the Shield Cup this weekend in the round of 32
Kenyatta: We have to treat each game like a final
Ushuru will be playing Mwatate United in the Shield Cup this weekend in the round of 32
Soccer Football - World Cup - Group B - Portugal vs Morocco - Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow, Russia - June 20, 2018 Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates with team mates after scoring their first goal REUTERS/Christian Hartmann
World Cup - Group B - Portugal vs Morocco
Soccer Football - World Cup - Group B - Portugal vs Morocco - Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow, Russia - June 20, 2018 Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates with team mates after scoring their first goal REUTERS/Christian Hartmann
Soccer Football - World Cup - Group B - Portugal vs Morocco - Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow, Russia - June 20, 2018 Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates scoring their first goal REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach
World Cup - Group B - Portugal vs Morocco
Soccer Football - World Cup - Group B - Portugal vs Morocco - Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow, Russia - June 20, 2018 Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates scoring their first goal REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach
Soccer Football - World Cup - Group B - Portugal vs Morocco - Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow, Russia - June 20, 2018 Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates scoring their first goal REUTERS/Carl Recine
World Cup - Group B - Portugal vs Morocco
Soccer Football - World Cup - Group B - Portugal vs Morocco - Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow, Russia - June 20, 2018 Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates scoring their first goal REUTERS/Carl Recine
Soccer Football - World Cup - Group B - Portugal vs Morocco - Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow, Russia - June 20, 2018 Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates scoring their first goal REUTERS/Carl Recine
World Cup - Group B - Portugal vs Morocco
Soccer Football - World Cup - Group B - Portugal vs Morocco - Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow, Russia - June 20, 2018 Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates scoring their first goal REUTERS/Carl Recine
Soccer Football - World Cup - Group B - Portugal vs Morocco - Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow, Russia - June 20, 2018 Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo scores their first goal REUTERS/Christian Hartmann
World Cup - Group B - Portugal vs Morocco
Soccer Football - World Cup - Group B - Portugal vs Morocco - Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow, Russia - June 20, 2018 Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo scores their first goal REUTERS/Christian Hartmann
Soccer Football - World Cup - Group B - Portugal vs Morocco - Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow, Russia - June 20, 2018 Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates scoring their first goal as Morocco's Munir Mohamedi picks the ball out of the goal REUTERS/Christian Hartmann
World Cup - Group B - Portugal vs Morocco
Soccer Football - World Cup - Group B - Portugal vs Morocco - Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow, Russia - June 20, 2018 Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates scoring their first goal as Morocco's Munir Mohamedi picks the ball out of the goal REUTERS/Christian Hartmann
West Ham United are increasingly confident of signing Lazio winger Felipe Anderson for a club-record fee which could be as high as £35 million. Talks have progressed between West Ham and Anderson’s representatives with one source close to the deal saying there is now a “big chance” that it will be completed. It comes after West Ham announced their third signing after appointing Manuel Pellegrini as their new manager with the confirmation that goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski has been acquired from relegated Swansea City for £7m on a three-year contract. Having signed the 33 year-old, who is at the World Cup with Poland, West Ham are also continuing to hold talks for another Swansea player, Alfie Mawson. West Ham had been searching for a replacement for Joe Hart following the end of his loan spell from Premier League champions Manchester City and targeted Fabianski, who is Swansea’s current player of the year. "Lukasz is an experienced and established Premier League goalkeeper, with great quality that he has shown at both domestic and international level," said West Ham’s new director of football Mario Husillos. "He fits perfectly the mould of the modern goalkeeper, with excellent agility, presence and distribution, and will bring strong competition to the position." Lukasz Fabianski has signed for West Ham Credit: getty images West Ham also have Adrian who played much of last season after Hart was dropped. In a sign of their ambition - and wanting to get deals done quickly - West Ham have also completed the signing of defender Issa Diop from Toulouse for £22m on a five-year deal. The 21 year-old is a France Under-21 international and was club captain at his hometown club. West Ham have also brought in Ryan Fredericks from newly-promoted Fulham, on a four-year contract, after he became a free agent. Issa Diop has his West Ham medical Credit: getty images However, it will be the signing of Anderson which will excite the West Ham fans. The 25-year-old right-winger scored four goals and provided seven assists in 21 appearances in Serie A last season and also scored three times in the Italian club’s Europa League campaign. Anderson has been capped by Brazil and was signed from the Brazilian club Santos by Lazio for £6.75m in 2015 and has been scouted by a number of leading clubs, including those in the Premier League.
West Ham confident of signing Lazio winger Felipe Anderson for club-record £35m fee
West Ham United are increasingly confident of signing Lazio winger Felipe Anderson for a club-record fee which could be as high as £35 million. Talks have progressed between West Ham and Anderson’s representatives with one source close to the deal saying there is now a “big chance” that it will be completed. It comes after West Ham announced their third signing after appointing Manuel Pellegrini as their new manager with the confirmation that goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski has been acquired from relegated Swansea City for £7m on a three-year contract. Having signed the 33 year-old, who is at the World Cup with Poland, West Ham are also continuing to hold talks for another Swansea player, Alfie Mawson. West Ham had been searching for a replacement for Joe Hart following the end of his loan spell from Premier League champions Manchester City and targeted Fabianski, who is Swansea’s current player of the year. "Lukasz is an experienced and established Premier League goalkeeper, with great quality that he has shown at both domestic and international level," said West Ham’s new director of football Mario Husillos. "He fits perfectly the mould of the modern goalkeeper, with excellent agility, presence and distribution, and will bring strong competition to the position." Lukasz Fabianski has signed for West Ham Credit: getty images West Ham also have Adrian who played much of last season after Hart was dropped. In a sign of their ambition - and wanting to get deals done quickly - West Ham have also completed the signing of defender Issa Diop from Toulouse for £22m on a five-year deal. The 21 year-old is a France Under-21 international and was club captain at his hometown club. West Ham have also brought in Ryan Fredericks from newly-promoted Fulham, on a four-year contract, after he became a free agent. Issa Diop has his West Ham medical Credit: getty images However, it will be the signing of Anderson which will excite the West Ham fans. The 25-year-old right-winger scored four goals and provided seven assists in 21 appearances in Serie A last season and also scored three times in the Italian club’s Europa League campaign. Anderson has been capped by Brazil and was signed from the Brazilian club Santos by Lazio for £6.75m in 2015 and has been scouted by a number of leading clubs, including those in the Premier League.
West Ham United are increasingly confident of signing Lazio winger Felipe Anderson for a club-record fee which could be as high as £35 million. Talks have progressed between West Ham and Anderson’s representatives with one source close to the deal saying there is now a “big chance” that it will be completed. It comes after West Ham announced their third signing after appointing Manuel Pellegrini as their new manager with the confirmation that goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski has been acquired from relegated Swansea City for £7m on a three-year contract. Having signed the 33 year-old, who is at the World Cup with Poland, West Ham are also continuing to hold talks for another Swansea player, Alfie Mawson. West Ham had been searching for a replacement for Joe Hart following the end of his loan spell from Premier League champions Manchester City and targeted Fabianski, who is Swansea’s current player of the year. "Lukasz is an experienced and established Premier League goalkeeper, with great quality that he has shown at both domestic and international level," said West Ham’s new director of football Mario Husillos. "He fits perfectly the mould of the modern goalkeeper, with excellent agility, presence and distribution, and will bring strong competition to the position." Lukasz Fabianski has signed for West Ham Credit: getty images West Ham also have Adrian who played much of last season after Hart was dropped. In a sign of their ambition - and wanting to get deals done quickly - West Ham have also completed the signing of defender Issa Diop from Toulouse for £22m on a five-year deal. The 21 year-old is a France Under-21 international and was club captain at his hometown club. West Ham have also brought in Ryan Fredericks from newly-promoted Fulham, on a four-year contract, after he became a free agent. Issa Diop has his West Ham medical Credit: getty images However, it will be the signing of Anderson which will excite the West Ham fans. The 25-year-old right-winger scored four goals and provided seven assists in 21 appearances in Serie A last season and also scored three times in the Italian club’s Europa League campaign. Anderson has been capped by Brazil and was signed from the Brazilian club Santos by Lazio for £6.75m in 2015 and has been scouted by a number of leading clubs, including those in the Premier League.
West Ham confident of signing Lazio winger Felipe Anderson for club-record £35m fee
West Ham United are increasingly confident of signing Lazio winger Felipe Anderson for a club-record fee which could be as high as £35 million. Talks have progressed between West Ham and Anderson’s representatives with one source close to the deal saying there is now a “big chance” that it will be completed. It comes after West Ham announced their third signing after appointing Manuel Pellegrini as their new manager with the confirmation that goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski has been acquired from relegated Swansea City for £7m on a three-year contract. Having signed the 33 year-old, who is at the World Cup with Poland, West Ham are also continuing to hold talks for another Swansea player, Alfie Mawson. West Ham had been searching for a replacement for Joe Hart following the end of his loan spell from Premier League champions Manchester City and targeted Fabianski, who is Swansea’s current player of the year. "Lukasz is an experienced and established Premier League goalkeeper, with great quality that he has shown at both domestic and international level," said West Ham’s new director of football Mario Husillos. "He fits perfectly the mould of the modern goalkeeper, with excellent agility, presence and distribution, and will bring strong competition to the position." Lukasz Fabianski has signed for West Ham Credit: getty images West Ham also have Adrian who played much of last season after Hart was dropped. In a sign of their ambition - and wanting to get deals done quickly - West Ham have also completed the signing of defender Issa Diop from Toulouse for £22m on a five-year deal. The 21 year-old is a France Under-21 international and was club captain at his hometown club. West Ham have also brought in Ryan Fredericks from newly-promoted Fulham, on a four-year contract, after he became a free agent. Issa Diop has his West Ham medical Credit: getty images However, it will be the signing of Anderson which will excite the West Ham fans. The 25-year-old right-winger scored four goals and provided seven assists in 21 appearances in Serie A last season and also scored three times in the Italian club’s Europa League campaign. Anderson has been capped by Brazil and was signed from the Brazilian club Santos by Lazio for £6.75m in 2015 and has been scouted by a number of leading clubs, including those in the Premier League.
West Ham United are increasingly confident of signing Lazio winger Felipe Anderson for a club-record fee which could be as high as £35 million. Talks have progressed between West Ham and Anderson’s representatives with one source close to the deal saying there is now a “big chance” that it will be completed. It comes after West Ham announced their third signing after appointing Manuel Pellegrini as their new manager with the confirmation that goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski has been acquired from relegated Swansea City for £7m on a three-year contract. Having signed the 33 year-old, who is at the World Cup with Poland, West Ham are also continuing to hold talks for another Swansea player, Alfie Mawson. West Ham had been searching for a replacement for Joe Hart following the end of his loan spell from Premier League champions Manchester City and targeted Fabianski, who is Swansea’s current player of the year. "Lukasz is an experienced and established Premier League goalkeeper, with great quality that he has shown at both domestic and international level," said West Ham’s new director of football Mario Husillos. "He fits perfectly the mould of the modern goalkeeper, with excellent agility, presence and distribution, and will bring strong competition to the position." Lukasz Fabianski has signed for West Ham Credit: getty images West Ham also have Adrian who played much of last season after Hart was dropped. In a sign of their ambition - and wanting to get deals done quickly - West Ham have also completed the signing of defender Issa Diop from Toulouse for £22m on a five-year deal. The 21 year-old is a France Under-21 international and was club captain at his hometown club. West Ham have also brought in Ryan Fredericks from newly-promoted Fulham, on a four-year contract, after he became a free agent. Issa Diop has his West Ham medical Credit: getty images However, it will be the signing of Anderson which will excite the West Ham fans. The 25-year-old right-winger scored four goals and provided seven assists in 21 appearances in Serie A last season and also scored three times in the Italian club’s Europa League campaign. Anderson has been capped by Brazil and was signed from the Brazilian club Santos by Lazio for £6.75m in 2015 and has been scouted by a number of leading clubs, including those in the Premier League.
West Ham confident of signing Lazio winger Felipe Anderson for club-record £35m fee
West Ham United are increasingly confident of signing Lazio winger Felipe Anderson for a club-record fee which could be as high as £35 million. Talks have progressed between West Ham and Anderson’s representatives with one source close to the deal saying there is now a “big chance” that it will be completed. It comes after West Ham announced their third signing after appointing Manuel Pellegrini as their new manager with the confirmation that goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski has been acquired from relegated Swansea City for £7m on a three-year contract. Having signed the 33 year-old, who is at the World Cup with Poland, West Ham are also continuing to hold talks for another Swansea player, Alfie Mawson. West Ham had been searching for a replacement for Joe Hart following the end of his loan spell from Premier League champions Manchester City and targeted Fabianski, who is Swansea’s current player of the year. "Lukasz is an experienced and established Premier League goalkeeper, with great quality that he has shown at both domestic and international level," said West Ham’s new director of football Mario Husillos. "He fits perfectly the mould of the modern goalkeeper, with excellent agility, presence and distribution, and will bring strong competition to the position." Lukasz Fabianski has signed for West Ham Credit: getty images West Ham also have Adrian who played much of last season after Hart was dropped. In a sign of their ambition - and wanting to get deals done quickly - West Ham have also completed the signing of defender Issa Diop from Toulouse for £22m on a five-year deal. The 21 year-old is a France Under-21 international and was club captain at his hometown club. West Ham have also brought in Ryan Fredericks from newly-promoted Fulham, on a four-year contract, after he became a free agent. Issa Diop has his West Ham medical Credit: getty images However, it will be the signing of Anderson which will excite the West Ham fans. The 25-year-old right-winger scored four goals and provided seven assists in 21 appearances in Serie A last season and also scored three times in the Italian club’s Europa League campaign. Anderson has been capped by Brazil and was signed from the Brazilian club Santos by Lazio for £6.75m in 2015 and has been scouted by a number of leading clubs, including those in the Premier League.
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No, this is not a new entry-level Dacia.
Renault Kwid Spied Hiding A Minor Facelift
No, this is not a new entry-level Dacia.
No, this is not a new entry-level Dacia.
Renault Kwid Spied Hiding A Minor Facelift
No, this is not a new entry-level Dacia.
No, this is not a new entry-level Dacia.
Renault Kwid Spied Hiding A Minor Facelift
No, this is not a new entry-level Dacia.
No, this is not a new entry-level Dacia.
Renault Kwid Spied Hiding A Minor Facelift
No, this is not a new entry-level Dacia.
No, this is not a new entry-level Dacia.
Renault Kwid Spied Hiding A Minor Facelift
No, this is not a new entry-level Dacia.
No, this is not a new entry-level Dacia.
Renault Kwid Spied Hiding A Minor Facelift
No, this is not a new entry-level Dacia.
No, this is not a new entry-level Dacia.
Renault Kwid Spied Hiding A Minor Facelift
No, this is not a new entry-level Dacia.
El árbitro Bjorn Kuipers asiste a una sesión de entrenamiento en Moscú, Rusia - 12 de junio de 2018. REUTERS / Tatyana Makeyeva
El árbitro Bjorn Kuipers asiste a una sesión de entrenamiento en Moscú, Rusia
El árbitro Bjorn Kuipers asiste a una sesión de entrenamiento en Moscú, Rusia - 12 de junio de 2018. REUTERS / Tatyana Makeyeva
The award for the top goalscorer at this year's World Cup is set to be one of the most hotly contested in years with an array of attacking talent descending on Russia this summer. Colombia midfielder James Rodriguez is the current holder of the coveted golden boot but the chances of him retaining the award look slim with Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Harry Kane all coming into the tournament on the back of impressive domestic seasons in front of goal. Cristiano Ronaldo, one of the leading contenders for the award before a ball was kicked, stole a march on his rivals with a sensational hat-trick in Portugal's 3-3 draw with Spain. The Real Madrid striker netted collected his 51st match ball after his 89th-minute free-kick snatched a point for his country after it looked as though Spain had the game wrapped up. Diego Costa finds himself a goal behind Ronaldo in the early running for the award after scoring a brace in the same game. Russia's Denis Cheryshev is level with Costa after scoring to sublime goals in Russia's 5-0 thrashing of Saudi Arabia on the opening day of the tournament.
World Cup 2018 golden boot race - latest updates
The award for the top goalscorer at this year's World Cup is set to be one of the most hotly contested in years with an array of attacking talent descending on Russia this summer. Colombia midfielder James Rodriguez is the current holder of the coveted golden boot but the chances of him retaining the award look slim with Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Harry Kane all coming into the tournament on the back of impressive domestic seasons in front of goal. Cristiano Ronaldo, one of the leading contenders for the award before a ball was kicked, stole a march on his rivals with a sensational hat-trick in Portugal's 3-3 draw with Spain. The Real Madrid striker netted collected his 51st match ball after his 89th-minute free-kick snatched a point for his country after it looked as though Spain had the game wrapped up. Diego Costa finds himself a goal behind Ronaldo in the early running for the award after scoring a brace in the same game. Russia's Denis Cheryshev is level with Costa after scoring to sublime goals in Russia's 5-0 thrashing of Saudi Arabia on the opening day of the tournament.
El arquero de la selección de Túnez, Mouez Hassen, se tira en el suelo después de sufrir una lesión, Volgograd Arena, Volgogrado, Rusia - 18 de junio de 2018 REUTERS / Gleb Garanich
El arquero de la selección de Túnez, Mouez Hassen, se tira en el suelo después de sufrir una lesión, Volgograd Arena, Volgogrado, Rusia
El arquero de la selección de Túnez, Mouez Hassen, se tira en el suelo después de sufrir una lesión, Volgograd Arena, Volgogrado, Rusia - 18 de junio de 2018 REUTERS / Gleb Garanich
People walk past Russian and Spanish flags in the old town of Damascus, Syria June 19, 2018. Picture taken June 19, 2018. REUTERS/Omar Sanadiki
People walk past Russian and Spanish flags in the old town of Damascus
People walk past Russian and Spanish flags in the old town of Damascus, Syria June 19, 2018. Picture taken June 19, 2018. REUTERS/Omar Sanadiki
People watch the World Cup 2018 match between Egypt and Russia, at a cafe in Damascus, Syria June 19, 2018. Picture taken June 19, 2018. REUTERS/Omar Sanadiki
People watch the World Cup 2018 match between Egypt and Russia, at a cafe in Damascus
People watch the World Cup 2018 match between Egypt and Russia, at a cafe in Damascus, Syria June 19, 2018. Picture taken June 19, 2018. REUTERS/Omar Sanadiki
A man holds the Egyptian flag as he watches the World Cup 2018 match between Egypt and Russia, at a cafe in Damascus, Syria June 19, 2018. Picture taken June 19, 2018. REUTERS/Omar Sanadiki
A man holds the Egyptian flag as he watches the World Cup 2018 match between Egypt and Russia, at a cafe in Damascus
A man holds the Egyptian flag as he watches the World Cup 2018 match between Egypt and Russia, at a cafe in Damascus, Syria June 19, 2018. Picture taken June 19, 2018. REUTERS/Omar Sanadiki
People watch the World Cup 2018 match between Egypt and Russia, in Damascus, Syria June 19, 2018. Picture taken June 19, 2018. REUTERS/Omar Sanadiki
People watch the World Cup 2018 match between Egypt and Russia, in Damascus
People watch the World Cup 2018 match between Egypt and Russia, in Damascus, Syria June 19, 2018. Picture taken June 19, 2018. REUTERS/Omar Sanadiki
A woman holds the Russian flag as she watches the World Cup 2018 match between Egypt and Russia, in Damascus, Syria June 19, 2018. Picture taken June 19, 2018. REUTERS/Omar Sanadiki
A woman holds the Russian flag as she watches the World Cup 2018 match between Egypt and Russia, in Damascus
A woman holds the Russian flag as she watches the World Cup 2018 match between Egypt and Russia, in Damascus, Syria June 19, 2018. Picture taken June 19, 2018. REUTERS/Omar Sanadiki
A woman holds the Russian flag as she watches the World Cup 2018 match between Egypt and Russia, in Damascus, Syria June 19, 2018. Picture taken June 19, 2018. REUTERS/Omar Sanadiki
A woman holds the Russian flag as she watches the World Cup 2018 match between Egypt and Russia, in Damascus
A woman holds the Russian flag as she watches the World Cup 2018 match between Egypt and Russia, in Damascus, Syria June 19, 2018. Picture taken June 19, 2018. REUTERS/Omar Sanadiki
Poland soccer fans sing their national anthem prior to the start of the group H match between Poland and Senegal at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Spartak Stadium in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, June 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)
The Latest: Moroccan player starts in protective headgear
Poland soccer fans sing their national anthem prior to the start of the group H match between Poland and Senegal at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Spartak Stadium in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, June 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)
Morocco's Noureddine Amrabat, left, challenges for the ball Portugal's Raphael Guerreiro, right, during the group B match between Portugal and Morocco at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, June 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
The Latest: Moroccan player starts in protective headgear
Morocco's Noureddine Amrabat, left, challenges for the ball Portugal's Raphael Guerreiro, right, during the group B match between Portugal and Morocco at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, June 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after scoring the opening goal during the group B match between Portugal and Morocco at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, June 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
The Latest: Moroccan player starts in protective headgear
Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after scoring the opening goal during the group B match between Portugal and Morocco at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, June 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
Referee Joel Aguilar of Salvador signals for video review during the group F match between Sweden and South Korea at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Nizhny Novgorod stadium in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, Monday, June 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
The Latest: Moroccan player starts in protective headgear
Referee Joel Aguilar of Salvador signals for video review during the group F match between Sweden and South Korea at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Nizhny Novgorod stadium in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, Monday, June 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
Morocco's Noureddine Amrabat is attended to after suffering an injury during the group B match between Morocco and Iran at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the St. Petersburg Stadium in St. Petersburg, Russia, Friday, June 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
The Latest: Moroccan player starts in protective headgear
Morocco's Noureddine Amrabat is attended to after suffering an injury during the group B match between Morocco and Iran at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the St. Petersburg Stadium in St. Petersburg, Russia, Friday, June 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
Russia have set an incredible pace at their own World Cup with a five-goal demolition of Saudi Arabia, followed by an assured, controlled 3-1 win against Mohammed Salah’s Egypt. The hosts had been written off by many, and a headline in the Moscow Times said they were ‘doomed to fail.’ They haven’t, and with one foot in the last sixteen, they could go on and win the group. But what happened to other host nations who won their opening two games? Since 1950, when group stages were introduced, only seven host nations have won their first two matches. That exclusive club does not include 2014 hosts and semi-finalists Brazil, or 1966 hosts and winners England. There is also no room for South Africa - the only host nation to crash out in the group stages. The last team to host and win their first two games was Germany in 2006. Die Mannschaft beat Costa Rica 4-2 in a thriller in Munich, followed up by a 1-0 win over Poland. They ended up reaching the semi-finals, after beating Argentina on penalties in the previous round, but two extra time goals scored by Italy ended their hopes for a place in the final. If Russia could reach the semi finals, it would be a shock akin to that of South Korea in 2002. They showed that it was possible, but can lightening strike twice? World Cup 2018 - How previous hosts have fared In 1998, France went even better and are the last hosts to win the World Cup. They needed extra time in the round of 16, and penalties in the quarter-final, but the French were magnificent, rounding off the tournament with a 3-0 win over the star-studded Brazilians. A World Cup win for Russia is almost unfathomable - there are just too many good teams to beat along the way. Uruguay next Monday will be their first big test against top-level opposition and it will be interesting to see how they cope. Italy got off to a strong start in 1990, beating Austria and the USA. They edged out Uruguay and then the Republic of Ireland to reach the semi -finals, but then came up against Diego Maradona’s Argentina. “Naples is not Italy,” Maradona said before the game, urging the locals to support his side. World Cup 2018 | The best of the Telegraph's coverage Argentina won, but ultimately Maradona lost. His house was pelted with rocks and he was found guilty of using cocaine. He never played in Italy again. No player at this tournament would surely dare to try to turn Putin’s Russia on itself, but if the hosts get a fortuitous draw in the last 16 (if they make it) and then can get lucky against a big side in the quarter-finals, the last four is not entirely unimaginable. There is a familiar pattern emerging, and this trend continues back into the 1970’s, 60’s and 50’s. Argentina, hosts in 1978, won the tournament and West Germany, hosts in 1974, won the tournament. Both teams, like Russia, won their opening two games. Chile and Sweden complete the list of hosts to win their first two group ties, and while Chile reached the 1962 semi-finals, losing to Brazil in the national stadium, Sweden went all the way to the final in 1958, going down to Brazil too, this time in the Stockholm suburb of Solna. World Cup whatsapp promo Of course, it is difficult to align results in 1958 with the predictions of 2018, but in 70 years of World Cup football the story remains the same. Every host nation that has won its first two games, has gone on to win more, with the worst result being a semi-final defeat. For a team that was ‘doomed to fail’, even a quarter-final would be an unqualified success.
As Russia prove their critics wrong, how have previous hosts fared at World Cups?
Russia have set an incredible pace at their own World Cup with a five-goal demolition of Saudi Arabia, followed by an assured, controlled 3-1 win against Mohammed Salah’s Egypt. The hosts had been written off by many, and a headline in the Moscow Times said they were ‘doomed to fail.’ They haven’t, and with one foot in the last sixteen, they could go on and win the group. But what happened to other host nations who won their opening two games? Since 1950, when group stages were introduced, only seven host nations have won their first two matches. That exclusive club does not include 2014 hosts and semi-finalists Brazil, or 1966 hosts and winners England. There is also no room for South Africa - the only host nation to crash out in the group stages. The last team to host and win their first two games was Germany in 2006. Die Mannschaft beat Costa Rica 4-2 in a thriller in Munich, followed up by a 1-0 win over Poland. They ended up reaching the semi-finals, after beating Argentina on penalties in the previous round, but two extra time goals scored by Italy ended their hopes for a place in the final. If Russia could reach the semi finals, it would be a shock akin to that of South Korea in 2002. They showed that it was possible, but can lightening strike twice? World Cup 2018 - How previous hosts have fared In 1998, France went even better and are the last hosts to win the World Cup. They needed extra time in the round of 16, and penalties in the quarter-final, but the French were magnificent, rounding off the tournament with a 3-0 win over the star-studded Brazilians. A World Cup win for Russia is almost unfathomable - there are just too many good teams to beat along the way. Uruguay next Monday will be their first big test against top-level opposition and it will be interesting to see how they cope. Italy got off to a strong start in 1990, beating Austria and the USA. They edged out Uruguay and then the Republic of Ireland to reach the semi -finals, but then came up against Diego Maradona’s Argentina. “Naples is not Italy,” Maradona said before the game, urging the locals to support his side. World Cup 2018 | The best of the Telegraph's coverage Argentina won, but ultimately Maradona lost. His house was pelted with rocks and he was found guilty of using cocaine. He never played in Italy again. No player at this tournament would surely dare to try to turn Putin’s Russia on itself, but if the hosts get a fortuitous draw in the last 16 (if they make it) and then can get lucky against a big side in the quarter-finals, the last four is not entirely unimaginable. There is a familiar pattern emerging, and this trend continues back into the 1970’s, 60’s and 50’s. Argentina, hosts in 1978, won the tournament and West Germany, hosts in 1974, won the tournament. Both teams, like Russia, won their opening two games. Chile and Sweden complete the list of hosts to win their first two group ties, and while Chile reached the 1962 semi-finals, losing to Brazil in the national stadium, Sweden went all the way to the final in 1958, going down to Brazil too, this time in the Stockholm suburb of Solna. World Cup whatsapp promo Of course, it is difficult to align results in 1958 with the predictions of 2018, but in 70 years of World Cup football the story remains the same. Every host nation that has won its first two games, has gone on to win more, with the worst result being a semi-final defeat. For a team that was ‘doomed to fail’, even a quarter-final would be an unqualified success.
Unlike England's record in big tournaments, you can almost always rely on the TV coverage to impress. And with ITV and BBC assembling a stellar line-up of pundits for the 2018 World Cup, this year looks no different. The two channels are once again sharing the rights to show the competition to UK audiences, with all 64 matches shown live. Former World Cup Golden Boot winner Gary Lineker is fronting the BBC's coverage of the event while Mark Pougatch is the face of ITV's offering. Regular BBC contributors Alan Shearer, Rio Ferdinand and Frank Lampard are joined by fresh additions in Didier Drogba and Pablo Zabaleta. Telegraph Sport columnists Alex Scott and Cesc Fabregas are also being employed as pundits. Rio Ferdinand is on the BBC's coverage Credit: Getty Images ITV also have a stellar line up including former Manchester United players Gary Neville, Roy Keane and Ryan Giggs. Here's a full rundown of which channel will be showing which match. Group Stages Thu June 21: Denmark v Australia (Group C), 1pm - ITV1 Thu June 21: France v Peru (Group C) - Ekaterinburg, 4pm - ITV1 Thu June 21: Argentina v Croatia (Group D),7pm - BBC One Fri June 22: Brazil v Costa Rica (Group E), 1pm - ITV1 Fri June 22: Nigeria v Iceland (Group D), 4pm - BBC One Fri June 22: Serbia v Switzerland (Group E), 7pm - BBC One Sat June 23: Belgium v Tunisia (Group G), 1pm - BBC One Sat June 23: South Korea v Mexico (Group F), 4pm - ITV1 Sat June 23: Germany v Sweden (Group F), 7pm - ITV1 Sun June 24: England v Panama (Group G), 1pm - BBC One Sun June 24: Japan v Senegal (Group H) 4pm - BBC One Sun June 24: Poland v Colombia (Group H) 7pm - ITV1 Mon June 25: Uruguay v Russia (Group A), 3pm - ITV1 Mon June 25: Saudi Arabia v Egypt (Group A), 3pm - ITV4 Mon June 25: Spain v Morocco (Group B), 7pm - BBC One Mon June 25: Iran v Portugal (Group B), 7pm - BBC One Tues June 26: Denmark v France (Group C) 3pm - ITV1 Tues June 26: Australia v Peru (Group C), 3pm - ITV4 Tues June 26: Nigeria v Argentina (Group D), 7pm - BBC One Tues June 26: Iceland v Croatia (Group D), 7pm - BBC Two Wed June 27: South Korea v Germany (Group F), 3pm - BBC One Wed June 27: Mexico v Sweden (Group F), 3pm - BBC Two Wed June 27: Serbia v Brazil (Group E), 7pm - ITV1 Wed June 27: Switzerland v Costa Rica (Group E), 7pm - ITV4 Thu June 28: Japan v Poland (Group H), 3pm - BBC One Thu June 28: Senegal v Colombia (Group H), 3pm - BBC Two Thu June 28: England v Belgium (Group G), 7pm - ITV1 Thu June 28: Panama v Tunisia (Group G), 7pm - ITV4 World Cup 2018 | Fixtures, groups, squads and more Round of 16 Sat June 30: Winner C v Runner-up D, 3pm - ITV1 Sat June 30: Winner A v Runner-up B, 7pm - ITV1 Sun July 1: Winner B v Runner-up A, 3pm - BBC One Sun July 1: Winner D v Runner-up C, 7pm - ITV1 Mon July 2: Winner E v Runner-up F, 3pm - BBC One Mon July 2: Winner G v Runner-up H, 7pm - BBC One Tues July 3: Winner F v Runner-up E, 3pm - ITV1 Tues July 3: Winner H v Runner-up G, 7pm - BBC One Quarter-finals Fri July 6: Quarter-final one, 3pm - BBC One Fri July 6: Quarter-final two, 7pm - BBC One Saturday July 7: Quarter-final three, 3pm - ITV1 Saturday July 7: Quarter-final four, 7pm - ITV1 Semi-finals Tues July 10: Semi-final one, 7pm - ITV1 Weds July 11: Semi-final two, 7pm - BBC One Sat July 14: Third place play-off: Losers of two semi-finals, 3pm - ITV1 Final Sun July 15: World Cup final, 4pm ITV1 and BBC One
Watch World Cup 2018: TV channel, time and date of every match
Unlike England's record in big tournaments, you can almost always rely on the TV coverage to impress. And with ITV and BBC assembling a stellar line-up of pundits for the 2018 World Cup, this year looks no different. The two channels are once again sharing the rights to show the competition to UK audiences, with all 64 matches shown live. Former World Cup Golden Boot winner Gary Lineker is fronting the BBC's coverage of the event while Mark Pougatch is the face of ITV's offering. Regular BBC contributors Alan Shearer, Rio Ferdinand and Frank Lampard are joined by fresh additions in Didier Drogba and Pablo Zabaleta. Telegraph Sport columnists Alex Scott and Cesc Fabregas are also being employed as pundits. Rio Ferdinand is on the BBC's coverage Credit: Getty Images ITV also have a stellar line up including former Manchester United players Gary Neville, Roy Keane and Ryan Giggs. Here's a full rundown of which channel will be showing which match. Group Stages Thu June 21: Denmark v Australia (Group C), 1pm - ITV1 Thu June 21: France v Peru (Group C) - Ekaterinburg, 4pm - ITV1 Thu June 21: Argentina v Croatia (Group D),7pm - BBC One Fri June 22: Brazil v Costa Rica (Group E), 1pm - ITV1 Fri June 22: Nigeria v Iceland (Group D), 4pm - BBC One Fri June 22: Serbia v Switzerland (Group E), 7pm - BBC One Sat June 23: Belgium v Tunisia (Group G), 1pm - BBC One Sat June 23: South Korea v Mexico (Group F), 4pm - ITV1 Sat June 23: Germany v Sweden (Group F), 7pm - ITV1 Sun June 24: England v Panama (Group G), 1pm - BBC One Sun June 24: Japan v Senegal (Group H) 4pm - BBC One Sun June 24: Poland v Colombia (Group H) 7pm - ITV1 Mon June 25: Uruguay v Russia (Group A), 3pm - ITV1 Mon June 25: Saudi Arabia v Egypt (Group A), 3pm - ITV4 Mon June 25: Spain v Morocco (Group B), 7pm - BBC One Mon June 25: Iran v Portugal (Group B), 7pm - BBC One Tues June 26: Denmark v France (Group C) 3pm - ITV1 Tues June 26: Australia v Peru (Group C), 3pm - ITV4 Tues June 26: Nigeria v Argentina (Group D), 7pm - BBC One Tues June 26: Iceland v Croatia (Group D), 7pm - BBC Two Wed June 27: South Korea v Germany (Group F), 3pm - BBC One Wed June 27: Mexico v Sweden (Group F), 3pm - BBC Two Wed June 27: Serbia v Brazil (Group E), 7pm - ITV1 Wed June 27: Switzerland v Costa Rica (Group E), 7pm - ITV4 Thu June 28: Japan v Poland (Group H), 3pm - BBC One Thu June 28: Senegal v Colombia (Group H), 3pm - BBC Two Thu June 28: England v Belgium (Group G), 7pm - ITV1 Thu June 28: Panama v Tunisia (Group G), 7pm - ITV4 World Cup 2018 | Fixtures, groups, squads and more Round of 16 Sat June 30: Winner C v Runner-up D, 3pm - ITV1 Sat June 30: Winner A v Runner-up B, 7pm - ITV1 Sun July 1: Winner B v Runner-up A, 3pm - BBC One Sun July 1: Winner D v Runner-up C, 7pm - ITV1 Mon July 2: Winner E v Runner-up F, 3pm - BBC One Mon July 2: Winner G v Runner-up H, 7pm - BBC One Tues July 3: Winner F v Runner-up E, 3pm - ITV1 Tues July 3: Winner H v Runner-up G, 7pm - BBC One Quarter-finals Fri July 6: Quarter-final one, 3pm - BBC One Fri July 6: Quarter-final two, 7pm - BBC One Saturday July 7: Quarter-final three, 3pm - ITV1 Saturday July 7: Quarter-final four, 7pm - ITV1 Semi-finals Tues July 10: Semi-final one, 7pm - ITV1 Weds July 11: Semi-final two, 7pm - BBC One Sat July 14: Third place play-off: Losers of two semi-finals, 3pm - ITV1 Final Sun July 15: World Cup final, 4pm ITV1 and BBC One
Unlike England's record in big tournaments, you can almost always rely on the TV coverage to impress. And with ITV and BBC assembling a stellar line-up of pundits for the 2018 World Cup, this year looks no different. The two channels are once again sharing the rights to show the competition to UK audiences, with all 64 matches shown live. Former World Cup Golden Boot winner Gary Lineker is fronting the BBC's coverage of the event while Mark Pougatch is the face of ITV's offering. Regular BBC contributors Alan Shearer, Rio Ferdinand and Frank Lampard are joined by fresh additions in Didier Drogba and Pablo Zabaleta. Telegraph Sport columnists Alex Scott and Cesc Fabregas are also being employed as pundits. Rio Ferdinand is on the BBC's coverage Credit: Getty Images ITV also have a stellar line up including former Manchester United players Gary Neville, Roy Keane and Ryan Giggs. Here's a full rundown of which channel will be showing which match. Group Stages Thu June 21: Denmark v Australia (Group C), 1pm - ITV1 Thu June 21: France v Peru (Group C) - Ekaterinburg, 4pm - ITV1 Thu June 21: Argentina v Croatia (Group D),7pm - BBC One Fri June 22: Brazil v Costa Rica (Group E), 1pm - ITV1 Fri June 22: Nigeria v Iceland (Group D), 4pm - BBC One Fri June 22: Serbia v Switzerland (Group E), 7pm - BBC One Sat June 23: Belgium v Tunisia (Group G), 1pm - BBC One Sat June 23: South Korea v Mexico (Group F), 4pm - ITV1 Sat June 23: Germany v Sweden (Group F), 7pm - ITV1 Sun June 24: England v Panama (Group G), 1pm - BBC One Sun June 24: Japan v Senegal (Group H) 4pm - BBC One Sun June 24: Poland v Colombia (Group H) 7pm - ITV1 Mon June 25: Uruguay v Russia (Group A), 3pm - ITV1 Mon June 25: Saudi Arabia v Egypt (Group A), 3pm - ITV4 Mon June 25: Spain v Morocco (Group B), 7pm - BBC One Mon June 25: Iran v Portugal (Group B), 7pm - BBC One Tues June 26: Denmark v France (Group C) 3pm - ITV1 Tues June 26: Australia v Peru (Group C), 3pm - ITV4 Tues June 26: Nigeria v Argentina (Group D), 7pm - BBC One Tues June 26: Iceland v Croatia (Group D), 7pm - BBC Two Wed June 27: South Korea v Germany (Group F), 3pm - BBC One Wed June 27: Mexico v Sweden (Group F), 3pm - BBC Two Wed June 27: Serbia v Brazil (Group E), 7pm - ITV1 Wed June 27: Switzerland v Costa Rica (Group E), 7pm - ITV4 Thu June 28: Japan v Poland (Group H), 3pm - BBC One Thu June 28: Senegal v Colombia (Group H), 3pm - BBC Two Thu June 28: England v Belgium (Group G), 7pm - ITV1 Thu June 28: Panama v Tunisia (Group G), 7pm - ITV4 World Cup 2018 | Fixtures, groups, squads and more Round of 16 Sat June 30: Winner C v Runner-up D, 3pm - ITV1 Sat June 30: Winner A v Runner-up B, 7pm - ITV1 Sun July 1: Winner B v Runner-up A, 3pm - BBC One Sun July 1: Winner D v Runner-up C, 7pm - ITV1 Mon July 2: Winner E v Runner-up F, 3pm - BBC One Mon July 2: Winner G v Runner-up H, 7pm - BBC One Tues July 3: Winner F v Runner-up E, 3pm - ITV1 Tues July 3: Winner H v Runner-up G, 7pm - BBC One Quarter-finals Fri July 6: Quarter-final one, 3pm - BBC One Fri July 6: Quarter-final two, 7pm - BBC One Saturday July 7: Quarter-final three, 3pm - ITV1 Saturday July 7: Quarter-final four, 7pm - ITV1 Semi-finals Tues July 10: Semi-final one, 7pm - ITV1 Weds July 11: Semi-final two, 7pm - BBC One Sat July 14: Third place play-off: Losers of two semi-finals, 3pm - ITV1 Final Sun July 15: World Cup final, 4pm ITV1 and BBC One
Watch World Cup 2018: TV channel, time and date of every match
Unlike England's record in big tournaments, you can almost always rely on the TV coverage to impress. And with ITV and BBC assembling a stellar line-up of pundits for the 2018 World Cup, this year looks no different. The two channels are once again sharing the rights to show the competition to UK audiences, with all 64 matches shown live. Former World Cup Golden Boot winner Gary Lineker is fronting the BBC's coverage of the event while Mark Pougatch is the face of ITV's offering. Regular BBC contributors Alan Shearer, Rio Ferdinand and Frank Lampard are joined by fresh additions in Didier Drogba and Pablo Zabaleta. Telegraph Sport columnists Alex Scott and Cesc Fabregas are also being employed as pundits. Rio Ferdinand is on the BBC's coverage Credit: Getty Images ITV also have a stellar line up including former Manchester United players Gary Neville, Roy Keane and Ryan Giggs. Here's a full rundown of which channel will be showing which match. Group Stages Thu June 21: Denmark v Australia (Group C), 1pm - ITV1 Thu June 21: France v Peru (Group C) - Ekaterinburg, 4pm - ITV1 Thu June 21: Argentina v Croatia (Group D),7pm - BBC One Fri June 22: Brazil v Costa Rica (Group E), 1pm - ITV1 Fri June 22: Nigeria v Iceland (Group D), 4pm - BBC One Fri June 22: Serbia v Switzerland (Group E), 7pm - BBC One Sat June 23: Belgium v Tunisia (Group G), 1pm - BBC One Sat June 23: South Korea v Mexico (Group F), 4pm - ITV1 Sat June 23: Germany v Sweden (Group F), 7pm - ITV1 Sun June 24: England v Panama (Group G), 1pm - BBC One Sun June 24: Japan v Senegal (Group H) 4pm - BBC One Sun June 24: Poland v Colombia (Group H) 7pm - ITV1 Mon June 25: Uruguay v Russia (Group A), 3pm - ITV1 Mon June 25: Saudi Arabia v Egypt (Group A), 3pm - ITV4 Mon June 25: Spain v Morocco (Group B), 7pm - BBC One Mon June 25: Iran v Portugal (Group B), 7pm - BBC One Tues June 26: Denmark v France (Group C) 3pm - ITV1 Tues June 26: Australia v Peru (Group C), 3pm - ITV4 Tues June 26: Nigeria v Argentina (Group D), 7pm - BBC One Tues June 26: Iceland v Croatia (Group D), 7pm - BBC Two Wed June 27: South Korea v Germany (Group F), 3pm - BBC One Wed June 27: Mexico v Sweden (Group F), 3pm - BBC Two Wed June 27: Serbia v Brazil (Group E), 7pm - ITV1 Wed June 27: Switzerland v Costa Rica (Group E), 7pm - ITV4 Thu June 28: Japan v Poland (Group H), 3pm - BBC One Thu June 28: Senegal v Colombia (Group H), 3pm - BBC Two Thu June 28: England v Belgium (Group G), 7pm - ITV1 Thu June 28: Panama v Tunisia (Group G), 7pm - ITV4 World Cup 2018 | Fixtures, groups, squads and more Round of 16 Sat June 30: Winner C v Runner-up D, 3pm - ITV1 Sat June 30: Winner A v Runner-up B, 7pm - ITV1 Sun July 1: Winner B v Runner-up A, 3pm - BBC One Sun July 1: Winner D v Runner-up C, 7pm - ITV1 Mon July 2: Winner E v Runner-up F, 3pm - BBC One Mon July 2: Winner G v Runner-up H, 7pm - BBC One Tues July 3: Winner F v Runner-up E, 3pm - ITV1 Tues July 3: Winner H v Runner-up G, 7pm - BBC One Quarter-finals Fri July 6: Quarter-final one, 3pm - BBC One Fri July 6: Quarter-final two, 7pm - BBC One Saturday July 7: Quarter-final three, 3pm - ITV1 Saturday July 7: Quarter-final four, 7pm - ITV1 Semi-finals Tues July 10: Semi-final one, 7pm - ITV1 Weds July 11: Semi-final two, 7pm - BBC One Sat July 14: Third place play-off: Losers of two semi-finals, 3pm - ITV1 Final Sun July 15: World Cup final, 4pm ITV1 and BBC One
Former AFC secretary-general Peter Velappan believes that Southeast Asian nations have a good chance of securing the right to host the 2034 World Cup.
Peter Velappan: 'ASEAN can win 2034 World Cup bid with me at the helm'
Former AFC secretary-general Peter Velappan believes that Southeast Asian nations have a good chance of securing the right to host the 2034 World Cup.
Former AFC secretary-general Peter Velappan believes that Southeast Asian nations have a good chance of securing the right to host the 2034 World Cup.
Peter Velappan: 'ASEAN can win 2034 World Cup bid with me at the helm'
Former AFC secretary-general Peter Velappan believes that Southeast Asian nations have a good chance of securing the right to host the 2034 World Cup.
The 2018 Fifa World Cup's eight groups of four teams are shaping up nicely as we head into the second round of games – but who is in best shape to progress to the round of 16? Here are the group tables and latest standings. Last December's draw in Moscow saw England placed in Group E with Belgium, Tunisia and Panama. The top two in the group will qualify for the knockout stages. You can find details about each team, the World Cup group they are in and our prediction on who makes it through right here. World Cup Draw Live Widget 2018 Group A - Russia, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Uruguay Russia 5 Saudi Arabia 0 Egypt 0 Uruguay 1 Russia 3 Egypt 1 Uruguay 1 Saudi Arabia 0 Our pre-tournament group prediction: Uruguay and Egypt to go through Group B - Portugal, Spain, Morocco, Iran Morocco 0 Iran 1 Portugal 3 Spain 3 Portugal 1 Morocco 0 Iran 0 Spain 1 Our pre-tournament group prediction: Portugal and Spain to go through Group C - France, Australia, Peru, Denmark France 2 Australia 1 Peru 0 Denmark 1 Our pre-tournament group prediction: France and Denmark to go through Group D - Argentina, Iceland, Croatia, Nigeria Argentina 1 Iceland 1 Croatia 2 Nigeria 0 Our pre-tournament group prediction: Argentina and Croatia to go through Group E - Brazil, Switzerland, Costa Rica, Serbia Costa Rica 0 Serbia 1 Brazil 1 Switzerland 1 Our pre-tournament group prediction: Brazil and Switzerland to go through Group F - Germany, Mexico, Sweden, South Korea Germany 0 Mexico 1 Sweden 1 South Korea Our pre-tournament group prediction: Germany and Mexico to go through Group G - Belgium, Panama, Tunisia, England Belgium 3 Panama 0 Tunisia 1 England 2 Our pre-tournament group prediction: Belgium and England to go through Group H - Poland, Senegal, Colombia, Japan Colombia 1 Japan 2 Poland 1 Senegal 2 Our pre-tournament group prediction: Poland and Colombia to go through Full 2018 World Cup squad lists and guides | Star to watch, odds, fans' chants and more World Cup 2018 | The best of the Telegraph's coverage WorldCup - newsletter promo - end of article
World Cup 2018 groups: Latest standings and tables
The 2018 Fifa World Cup's eight groups of four teams are shaping up nicely as we head into the second round of games – but who is in best shape to progress to the round of 16? Here are the group tables and latest standings. Last December's draw in Moscow saw England placed in Group E with Belgium, Tunisia and Panama. The top two in the group will qualify for the knockout stages. You can find details about each team, the World Cup group they are in and our prediction on who makes it through right here. World Cup Draw Live Widget 2018 Group A - Russia, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Uruguay Russia 5 Saudi Arabia 0 Egypt 0 Uruguay 1 Russia 3 Egypt 1 Uruguay 1 Saudi Arabia 0 Our pre-tournament group prediction: Uruguay and Egypt to go through Group B - Portugal, Spain, Morocco, Iran Morocco 0 Iran 1 Portugal 3 Spain 3 Portugal 1 Morocco 0 Iran 0 Spain 1 Our pre-tournament group prediction: Portugal and Spain to go through Group C - France, Australia, Peru, Denmark France 2 Australia 1 Peru 0 Denmark 1 Our pre-tournament group prediction: France and Denmark to go through Group D - Argentina, Iceland, Croatia, Nigeria Argentina 1 Iceland 1 Croatia 2 Nigeria 0 Our pre-tournament group prediction: Argentina and Croatia to go through Group E - Brazil, Switzerland, Costa Rica, Serbia Costa Rica 0 Serbia 1 Brazil 1 Switzerland 1 Our pre-tournament group prediction: Brazil and Switzerland to go through Group F - Germany, Mexico, Sweden, South Korea Germany 0 Mexico 1 Sweden 1 South Korea Our pre-tournament group prediction: Germany and Mexico to go through Group G - Belgium, Panama, Tunisia, England Belgium 3 Panama 0 Tunisia 1 England 2 Our pre-tournament group prediction: Belgium and England to go through Group H - Poland, Senegal, Colombia, Japan Colombia 1 Japan 2 Poland 1 Senegal 2 Our pre-tournament group prediction: Poland and Colombia to go through Full 2018 World Cup squad lists and guides | Star to watch, odds, fans' chants and more World Cup 2018 | The best of the Telegraph's coverage WorldCup - newsletter promo - end of article
Red Bull Racing driver Daniel Ricciardo, of Australia, waits to ring the third practice session for the F1 Canadian Grand Prix auto race, Saturday, June 9, 2018 in Montreal. (Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press via AP)
Formula One's Ricciardo drawn to NASCAR (and even NFL)
Red Bull Racing driver Daniel Ricciardo, of Australia, waits to ring the third practice session for the F1 Canadian Grand Prix auto race, Saturday, June 9, 2018 in Montreal. (Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press via AP)
The Spain international says he will be happy to speak with Blaugrana vice-president Jordi Mestre regarding the Atletico Madrid striker's announcement
Pique welcomes discussion with Barcelona board over Griezmann transfer saga
The Spain international says he will be happy to speak with Blaugrana vice-president Jordi Mestre regarding the Atletico Madrid striker's announcement
Could be powered by a hybrid powertrain.
America's Next Postal Truck By Karsan Spied Testing Again
Could be powered by a hybrid powertrain.
Could be powered by a hybrid powertrain.
America's Next Postal Truck By Karsan Spied Testing Again
Could be powered by a hybrid powertrain.
Could be powered by a hybrid powertrain.
America's Next Postal Truck By Karsan Spied Testing Again
Could be powered by a hybrid powertrain.
Could be powered by a hybrid powertrain.
America's Next Postal Truck By Karsan Spied Testing Again
Could be powered by a hybrid powertrain.
Could be powered by a hybrid powertrain.
America's Next Postal Truck By Karsan Spied Testing Again
Could be powered by a hybrid powertrain.
Could be powered by a hybrid powertrain.
America's Next Postal Truck By Karsan Spied Testing Again
Could be powered by a hybrid powertrain.
Could be powered by a hybrid powertrain.
America's Next Postal Truck By Karsan Spied Testing Again
Could be powered by a hybrid powertrain.
The Premier League side's board member says made it clear that talks were advanced, but says that the negotiations have not been simple
Still some things to sort in Jorginho to Man City deal - Alberto Galassi
The Premier League side's board member says made it clear that talks were advanced, but says that the negotiations have not been simple
The 22-year-old midfielder will be weighing up his options if he is not given assurances over first-team football at Stamford Bridge next season
Loftus-Cheek to consider Chelsea future with summer transfer possible
The 22-year-old midfielder will be weighing up his options if he is not given assurances over first-team football at Stamford Bridge next season
Giancarlo Stanton's walk-off two-run homer caps an epic comeback in the Bronx, plus the Astros go back-to-back-to-back to top the Rays
6/20/18 MLB.com FastCast
Giancarlo Stanton's walk-off two-run homer caps an epic comeback in the Bronx, plus the Astros go back-to-back-to-back to top the Rays
Giancarlo Stanton's walk-off two-run homer caps an epic comeback in the Bronx, plus the Astros go back-to-back-to-back to top the Rays
6/20/18 MLB.com FastCast
Giancarlo Stanton's walk-off two-run homer caps an epic comeback in the Bronx, plus the Astros go back-to-back-to-back to top the Rays
Giancarlo Stanton's walk-off two-run homer caps an epic comeback in the Bronx, plus the Astros go back-to-back-to-back to top the Rays
6/20/18 MLB.com FastCast
Giancarlo Stanton's walk-off two-run homer caps an epic comeback in the Bronx, plus the Astros go back-to-back-to-back to top the Rays
Wednesday night's game between the Brewers and Pirates at PNC Park has been postponed.
Brewers-Pirates game postponed
Wednesday night's game between the Brewers and Pirates at PNC Park has been postponed.
Wednesday night's game between the Brewers and Pirates at PNC Park has been postponed.
Brewers-Pirates game postponed
Wednesday night's game between the Brewers and Pirates at PNC Park has been postponed.
We are well into the second round of World Cup 2018 group games, but still none the wiser over who will win this summer's tournament. After unconvincing performances from Spain, Uruguay and Portugal yesterday, Thursday's schedule includes fixtures between Denmark and Australia, France and Peru and Argentina vs Croatia. With a busy schedule, here is our guide on how to watch every second of the action – a feast of pretty much non-stop football. The full World Cup 2018 fixture schedule is included below, with timings, venues and TV channels included. All times BST. Local times are BST +2 apart from games played in Kaliningrad (+1), Samara (+3) and Ekaterinburg (+4). Group stages Thursday 14 June Russia 5 Saudi Arabia 0 Friday 15 June Egypt 0 Uruguay 1 Morocco 0 Iran 1 Portugal 3 Spain 3 Saturday 16 June France 2 Australia 1 Argentina 1 Iceland 1 Peru 0 Denmark 1 Croatia 2 Nigeria 0 Sunday 17 June Costa Rica 0 Serbia 1 Germany 0 Mexico 1 Brazil 1 Switzerland 1 Monday 18 June Sweden 1 South Korea 0 Belgium 3 Panama 0 Tunisia 1 England 2 Tuesday 19 June Colombia 1 Japan 2 Poland 1 Senegal 2 Russia 3 Egypt 1 Wednesday 20 June Portugal 1 Morocco 0 Uruguay 1 Saudi Arabia 0 Iran 0 Spain 1 Thursday 21 June Denmark vs Australia (Group C) - Samara - 1pm - ITV France vs Peru (Group C) - Ekaterinburg - 4pm - ITV Argentina vs Croatia (Group D) - Nizhny Novgorod - 7pm - BBC Friday 22 June Brazil vs Costa Rica (Group E) - St Petersburg - 1pm - ITV Nigeria vs Iceland (Group D) - Volgograd - 4pm - BBC Serbia vs Switzerland (Group E) - Kaliningrad - 7pm - BBC Saturday 23 June Belgium vs Tunisia (Group G) - Moscow (Spartak) - 1pm - BBC South Korea vs Mexico (Group F) - Rostov-on-Don - 4pm - ITV Germany v Sweden (Group F) - Sochi - 7pm - ITV Sunday 24 June England vs Panama (Group G) - Nizhny Novgorod - 1pm - BBC Japan vs Senegal (Group H) - Ekaterinburg - 4pm - BBC Poland vs Colombia (Group H) - Kazan - 7pm - ITV Monday 25 June Uruguay vs Russia (Group A) - Samara - 3pm - ITV Saudi Arabia vs Egypt (Group A) - Volgograd - 3pm - ITV Spain vs Morocco (Group B) - Kaliningrad - 7pm- BBC Iran vs Portugal (Group B) - Saransk - 7pm - BBC Tuesday 26 June Denmark vs France (Group C) - Moscow (Luzhniki) - 3pm - ITV Australia vs Peru (Group C) - Sochi - 3pm - ITV Nigeria vs Argentina (Group D) - St Petersburg - 7pm - BBC Iceland vs Croatia (Group D) - Rostov-on-Don - 7pm - BBC Wednesday 27 June South Korea vs Germany (Group F) - Kazan - 3pm - BBC Mexico vs Sweden (Group F) - Ekaterinburg - 3pm - BBC Serbia vs Brazil (Group E) - Moscow (Spartak) - 7pm - ITV Switzerland vs Costa Rica (Group E) - Nizhny Novgorod - 7pm - ITV Thursday 28 June Japan vs Poland (Group H) - Volgograd - 3pm - BBC Senegal vs Colombia (Group H) - Samara - 3pm - BBC England vs Belgium (Group G) - Kaliningrad - 7pm - ITV Panama vs Tunisia (Group G) - Saransk - 7pm - ITV Round of 16 (Matches in bold are potential England fixtures) Saturday 30 June Group C winner vs Group D runner-up - Kazan, 3pm (Match 50) Group A winner vs Group B runner-up- Sochi, 7pm (Match 49) Sunday 1 July Group B winner vs Group A runner-up- Moscow (Luzhniki), 3pm (Match 51) Group D winner vs Group C runner-up - Nizhny Novgorod, 7pm (Match 52) Monday 2 July Group E winner vs Group F runner-up - Samara, 3pm (Match 53) Group G winner vs Group H runner-up - Rostov-on-Don, 7pm (Match 54) Tuesday 3 July Group F winner vs Group E runner-up - St Petersburg 3pm (Match 55) Group H winner vs Group G runner-up - Moscow (Spartak), 7pm (Match 56) Quarter-finals Friday 6 July Winner match 49 vs Winner match 50 - Nizhny Novgorod, 3pm (Match 57) Winner match 53 vs Winner match 54 - Kazan, 7pm (Match 58) Saturday 7 July Winner match 55 vs Winner match 56 - Samara, 3pm (Match 60) Winner match 51 vs Winner match 52 - Sochi, 7pm (Match 59) Semi-finals Tuesday 10 July Winner match 57 vs Winner match 58 - St Petersburg, 7pm (Match 61) Wednesday 11 July Winner match 59 vs Winner match 60 - Moscow (Luzhniki), 7pm (Match 62) Third place play-off Saturday 14 July Loser match 61 vs Loser match 62 - St Petersburg, 3pm Final Sunday 15 July Moscow (Luzhniki), 4pm Russia 2018 Predictor: Plot the path of the finals with our interactive World Cup wallchart ​ World Cup 2018 | The best of the Telegraph's coverage WorldCup - newsletter promo - end of article
World Cup 2018 fixtures: latest results update, complete schedule and match dates
We are well into the second round of World Cup 2018 group games, but still none the wiser over who will win this summer's tournament. After unconvincing performances from Spain, Uruguay and Portugal yesterday, Thursday's schedule includes fixtures between Denmark and Australia, France and Peru and Argentina vs Croatia. With a busy schedule, here is our guide on how to watch every second of the action – a feast of pretty much non-stop football. The full World Cup 2018 fixture schedule is included below, with timings, venues and TV channels included. All times BST. Local times are BST +2 apart from games played in Kaliningrad (+1), Samara (+3) and Ekaterinburg (+4). Group stages Thursday 14 June Russia 5 Saudi Arabia 0 Friday 15 June Egypt 0 Uruguay 1 Morocco 0 Iran 1 Portugal 3 Spain 3 Saturday 16 June France 2 Australia 1 Argentina 1 Iceland 1 Peru 0 Denmark 1 Croatia 2 Nigeria 0 Sunday 17 June Costa Rica 0 Serbia 1 Germany 0 Mexico 1 Brazil 1 Switzerland 1 Monday 18 June Sweden 1 South Korea 0 Belgium 3 Panama 0 Tunisia 1 England 2 Tuesday 19 June Colombia 1 Japan 2 Poland 1 Senegal 2 Russia 3 Egypt 1 Wednesday 20 June Portugal 1 Morocco 0 Uruguay 1 Saudi Arabia 0 Iran 0 Spain 1 Thursday 21 June Denmark vs Australia (Group C) - Samara - 1pm - ITV France vs Peru (Group C) - Ekaterinburg - 4pm - ITV Argentina vs Croatia (Group D) - Nizhny Novgorod - 7pm - BBC Friday 22 June Brazil vs Costa Rica (Group E) - St Petersburg - 1pm - ITV Nigeria vs Iceland (Group D) - Volgograd - 4pm - BBC Serbia vs Switzerland (Group E) - Kaliningrad - 7pm - BBC Saturday 23 June Belgium vs Tunisia (Group G) - Moscow (Spartak) - 1pm - BBC South Korea vs Mexico (Group F) - Rostov-on-Don - 4pm - ITV Germany v Sweden (Group F) - Sochi - 7pm - ITV Sunday 24 June England vs Panama (Group G) - Nizhny Novgorod - 1pm - BBC Japan vs Senegal (Group H) - Ekaterinburg - 4pm - BBC Poland vs Colombia (Group H) - Kazan - 7pm - ITV Monday 25 June Uruguay vs Russia (Group A) - Samara - 3pm - ITV Saudi Arabia vs Egypt (Group A) - Volgograd - 3pm - ITV Spain vs Morocco (Group B) - Kaliningrad - 7pm- BBC Iran vs Portugal (Group B) - Saransk - 7pm - BBC Tuesday 26 June Denmark vs France (Group C) - Moscow (Luzhniki) - 3pm - ITV Australia vs Peru (Group C) - Sochi - 3pm - ITV Nigeria vs Argentina (Group D) - St Petersburg - 7pm - BBC Iceland vs Croatia (Group D) - Rostov-on-Don - 7pm - BBC Wednesday 27 June South Korea vs Germany (Group F) - Kazan - 3pm - BBC Mexico vs Sweden (Group F) - Ekaterinburg - 3pm - BBC Serbia vs Brazil (Group E) - Moscow (Spartak) - 7pm - ITV Switzerland vs Costa Rica (Group E) - Nizhny Novgorod - 7pm - ITV Thursday 28 June Japan vs Poland (Group H) - Volgograd - 3pm - BBC Senegal vs Colombia (Group H) - Samara - 3pm - BBC England vs Belgium (Group G) - Kaliningrad - 7pm - ITV Panama vs Tunisia (Group G) - Saransk - 7pm - ITV Round of 16 (Matches in bold are potential England fixtures) Saturday 30 June Group C winner vs Group D runner-up - Kazan, 3pm (Match 50) Group A winner vs Group B runner-up- Sochi, 7pm (Match 49) Sunday 1 July Group B winner vs Group A runner-up- Moscow (Luzhniki), 3pm (Match 51) Group D winner vs Group C runner-up - Nizhny Novgorod, 7pm (Match 52) Monday 2 July Group E winner vs Group F runner-up - Samara, 3pm (Match 53) Group G winner vs Group H runner-up - Rostov-on-Don, 7pm (Match 54) Tuesday 3 July Group F winner vs Group E runner-up - St Petersburg 3pm (Match 55) Group H winner vs Group G runner-up - Moscow (Spartak), 7pm (Match 56) Quarter-finals Friday 6 July Winner match 49 vs Winner match 50 - Nizhny Novgorod, 3pm (Match 57) Winner match 53 vs Winner match 54 - Kazan, 7pm (Match 58) Saturday 7 July Winner match 55 vs Winner match 56 - Samara, 3pm (Match 60) Winner match 51 vs Winner match 52 - Sochi, 7pm (Match 59) Semi-finals Tuesday 10 July Winner match 57 vs Winner match 58 - St Petersburg, 7pm (Match 61) Wednesday 11 July Winner match 59 vs Winner match 60 - Moscow (Luzhniki), 7pm (Match 62) Third place play-off Saturday 14 July Loser match 61 vs Loser match 62 - St Petersburg, 3pm Final Sunday 15 July Moscow (Luzhniki), 4pm Russia 2018 Predictor: Plot the path of the finals with our interactive World Cup wallchart ​ World Cup 2018 | The best of the Telegraph's coverage WorldCup - newsletter promo - end of article
Ryan McMahon's three home-run blast helped the Colorado Rockies rally to beat the New York Mets.
Nolan Arenado helps Rockies power past Mets
Ryan McMahon's three home-run blast helped the Colorado Rockies rally to beat the New York Mets.
The ‘Slum Boys’ have confirmed the return of the two players as they prepare to face Bandari in a league match
Mathare United receive injury boost ahead of Bandari match
The ‘Slum Boys’ have confirmed the return of the two players as they prepare to face Bandari in a league match
En la imagen, el seleccionador español, Fernando Hierro, en un encuentro contra Irán en el Grupo B del Mundial de rusia en Kazan, el 20 de junio de 2018. REUTERS/John Sibley
"Soy el seleccionador y nos tenemos que acostumbrar", dice Hierro
En la imagen, el seleccionador español, Fernando Hierro, en un encuentro contra Irán en el Grupo B del Mundial de rusia en Kazan, el 20 de junio de 2018. REUTERS/John Sibley
Condensed Game: NYM@COL - 6/20/18
CG: NYM@COL - 6/20/18
Condensed Game: NYM@COL - 6/20/18
Condensed Game: NYM@COL - 6/20/18
CG: NYM@COL - 6/20/18
Condensed Game: NYM@COL - 6/20/18
Condensed Game: NYM@COL - 6/20/18
CG: NYM@COL - 6/20/18
Condensed Game: NYM@COL - 6/20/18
Cristian Pavon has been tipped to start for Argentina against Croatia, as Jorge Sampaoli looks to liberate Lionel Messi.
Pavon set to be unleashed as Sampaoli plots Messi masterplan
Cristian Pavon has been tipped to start for Argentina against Croatia, as Jorge Sampaoli looks to liberate Lionel Messi.
Colorado Rockies' Charlie Blackmon watches his solo home run off New York Mets relief pitcher Anthony Swarzak during the sixth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, June 20, 2018, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
Homers by Arenado, Blackmon, McMahon rally Rockies past Mets
Colorado Rockies' Charlie Blackmon watches his solo home run off New York Mets relief pitcher Anthony Swarzak during the sixth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, June 20, 2018, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
New York Mets starting pitcher Seth Lugo, left, confers with catcher Devin Mesoraco while facing Colorado Rockies' Trevor Story during the third inning of a baseball game Wednesday, June 20, 2018, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
Homers by Arenado, Blackmon, McMahon rally Rockies past Mets
New York Mets starting pitcher Seth Lugo, left, confers with catcher Devin Mesoraco while facing Colorado Rockies' Trevor Story during the third inning of a baseball game Wednesday, June 20, 2018, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
Colorado Rockies' Nolan Arenado follows the flight of his solo home run off New York Mets starting pitcher Seth Lugo during the first inning of a baseball game Wednesday, June 20, 2018, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
Homers by Arenado, Blackmon, McMahon rally Rockies past Mets
Colorado Rockies' Nolan Arenado follows the flight of his solo home run off New York Mets starting pitcher Seth Lugo during the first inning of a baseball game Wednesday, June 20, 2018, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Chad Bettis throws to a New York Mets batter during the first inning of a baseball game Wednesday, June 20, 2018, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
Homers by Arenado, Blackmon, McMahon rally Rockies past Mets
Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Chad Bettis throws to a New York Mets batter during the first inning of a baseball game Wednesday, June 20, 2018, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
Colorado Rockies pinch-hitter Ryan McMahon, center, is congratulated by Tom Murphy, left, and Ian Desmond as McMahon crosses home plate after hitting a three-run home run off New York Mets relief pitcher Robert Gsellman during the fifth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, June 20, 2018, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
Homers by Arenado, Blackmon, McMahon rally Rockies past Mets
Colorado Rockies pinch-hitter Ryan McMahon, center, is congratulated by Tom Murphy, left, and Ian Desmond as McMahon crosses home plate after hitting a three-run home run off New York Mets relief pitcher Robert Gsellman during the fifth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, June 20, 2018, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
New York Mets manager Mickey Callaway watches his players warm up for a baseball game against the Colorado Rockies on Wednesday, June 20, 2018, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
Homers by Arenado, Blackmon, McMahon rally Rockies past Mets
New York Mets manager Mickey Callaway watches his players warm up for a baseball game against the Colorado Rockies on Wednesday, June 20, 2018, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
New York Mets starting pitcher Seth Lugo throws to a Colorado Rockies batter during the first inning of a baseball game Wednesday, June 20, 2018, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
Homers by Arenado, Blackmon, McMahon rally Rockies past Mets
New York Mets starting pitcher Seth Lugo throws to a Colorado Rockies batter during the first inning of a baseball game Wednesday, June 20, 2018, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
New York Mets' Jose Reyes swings for a double off Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Chad Bettis during the fifth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, June 20, 2018, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
Homers by Arenado, Blackmon, McMahon rally Rockies past Mets
New York Mets' Jose Reyes swings for a double off Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Chad Bettis during the fifth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, June 20, 2018, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
Injured New York Mets pitcher Noah Syndergaard watches from the dugout during the first inning of the team's baseball game against the Colorado Rockies on Wednesday, June 20, 2018, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
Homers by Arenado, Blackmon, McMahon rally Rockies past Mets
Injured New York Mets pitcher Noah Syndergaard watches from the dugout during the first inning of the team's baseball game against the Colorado Rockies on Wednesday, June 20, 2018, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
New York Mets' Asdrubal Cabrera watches his two-run single off Colorado Rockies relief pitcher Chris Rusin during the fifth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, June 20, 2018, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
Homers by Arenado, Blackmon, McMahon rally Rockies past Mets
New York Mets' Asdrubal Cabrera watches his two-run single off Colorado Rockies relief pitcher Chris Rusin during the fifth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, June 20, 2018, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
Colorado Rockies' Tom Murphy watches his RBI-single off New York Mets starting pitcher Seth Lugo during the third inning of a baseball game Wednesday, June 20, 2018, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
Homers by Arenado, Blackmon, McMahon rally Rockies past Mets
Colorado Rockies' Tom Murphy watches his RBI-single off New York Mets starting pitcher Seth Lugo during the third inning of a baseball game Wednesday, June 20, 2018, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
Not a big surprise considering there is a gap between the C43 and C63 that needs to be filled.
Mercedes-AMG C53 Trademark Suggests New AMG Model Is En Route
Not a big surprise considering there is a gap between the C43 and C63 that needs to be filled.
Not a big surprise considering there is a gap between the C43 and C63 that needs to be filled.
Mercedes-AMG C53 Trademark Suggests New AMG Model Is En Route
Not a big surprise considering there is a gap between the C43 and C63 that needs to be filled.
Not a big surprise considering there is a gap between the C43 and C63 that needs to be filled.
Mercedes-AMG C53 Trademark Suggests New AMG Model Is En Route
Not a big surprise considering there is a gap between the C43 and C63 that needs to be filled.
Not a big surprise considering there is a gap between the C43 and C63 that needs to be filled.
Mercedes-AMG C53 Trademark Suggests New AMG Model Is En Route
Not a big surprise considering there is a gap between the C43 and C63 that needs to be filled.
Not a big surprise considering there is a gap between the C43 and C63 that needs to be filled.
Mercedes-AMG C53 Trademark Suggests New AMG Model Is En Route
Not a big surprise considering there is a gap between the C43 and C63 that needs to be filled.
6/20/18: Rockies' offense prevails in 10-8 slugfest
Recap: COL 10, NYM 8
6/20/18: Rockies' offense prevails in 10-8 slugfest
6/20/18: Rockies' offense prevails in 10-8 slugfest
Recap: COL 10, NYM 8
6/20/18: Rockies' offense prevails in 10-8 slugfest
6/20/18: Rockies' offense prevails in 10-8 slugfest
Recap: COL 10, NYM 8
6/20/18: Rockies' offense prevails in 10-8 slugfest
Condensed Game: TEX@KC - 6/20/18
CG: TEX@KC - 6/20/18
Condensed Game: TEX@KC - 6/20/18
Condensed Game: TEX@KC - 6/20/18
CG: TEX@KC - 6/20/18
Condensed Game: TEX@KC - 6/20/18
Condensed Game: TEX@KC - 6/20/18
CG: TEX@KC - 6/20/18
Condensed Game: TEX@KC - 6/20/18
Washington Nationals' Adam Eaton (2) reacts after striking out swinging for the third out of the third inning as Baltimore Orioles catcher Caleb Joseph (36) walks off the field during a baseball game at Nationals Park, Wednesday, June 20, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
Orioles weather long rain delay in 3-0 win over Nationals
Washington Nationals' Adam Eaton (2) reacts after striking out swinging for the third out of the third inning as Baltimore Orioles catcher Caleb Joseph (36) walks off the field during a baseball game at Nationals Park, Wednesday, June 20, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
Members of the grounds crew adjust the tarp on the field before baseball game between the Washington Nationals and the Baltimore Orioles at Nationals Park, Wednesday, June 20, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
Orioles weather long rain delay in 3-0 win over Nationals
Members of the grounds crew adjust the tarp on the field before baseball game between the Washington Nationals and the Baltimore Orioles at Nationals Park, Wednesday, June 20, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
Baltimore Orioles starting pitcher Andrew Cashner (54) throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park, Wednesday, June 20, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
Orioles weather long rain delay in 3-0 win over Nationals
Baltimore Orioles starting pitcher Andrew Cashner (54) throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park, Wednesday, June 20, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
Security personnel stand among empty wet seats during a rain delay of a baseball game between the Baltimore Orioles and the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park, Wednesday, June 20, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
Orioles weather long rain delay in 3-0 win over Nationals
Security personnel stand among empty wet seats during a rain delay of a baseball game between the Baltimore Orioles and the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park, Wednesday, June 20, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
Washington Nationals starting pitcher Gio Gonzalez (47) talks to home Plate umpire Jerry Meals first inning of a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles at Nationals Park, Wednesday, June 20, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
Orioles weather long rain delay in 3-0 win over Nationals
Washington Nationals starting pitcher Gio Gonzalez (47) talks to home Plate umpire Jerry Meals first inning of a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles at Nationals Park, Wednesday, June 20, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
Baltimore Orioles' Danny Valencia runs to first after hitting a double during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park, Wednesday, June 20, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
Orioles weather long rain delay in 3-0 win over Nationals
Baltimore Orioles' Danny Valencia runs to first after hitting a double during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park, Wednesday, June 20, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
Baltimore Orioles starting pitcher Andrew Cashner (54) throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park, Wednesday, June 20, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
Orioles weather long rain delay in 3-0 win over Nationals
Baltimore Orioles starting pitcher Andrew Cashner (54) throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park, Wednesday, June 20, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
<p>葡萄牙前鋒Cristiano Ronaldo挑戰摩洛哥後衛Mehdi Benatia。 (TSNA/法新社/Yuri CORTEZ/AFP) </p>
2018世界盃精彩照片(6/21)-C羅再建功領葡萄牙奪勝 摩洛哥無緣晉級

葡萄牙前鋒Cristiano Ronaldo挑戰摩洛哥後衛Mehdi Benatia。 (TSNA/法新社/Yuri CORTEZ/AFP)

<p>葡萄牙前鋒Cristiano Ronaldo。 (TSNA/法新社/Yuri CORTEZ/AFP) </p>
2018世界盃精彩照片(6/21)-C羅再建功領葡萄牙奪勝 摩洛哥無緣晉級

葡萄牙前鋒Cristiano Ronaldo。 (TSNA/法新社/Yuri CORTEZ/AFP)

<p>葡萄牙後衛Cedric Soares(圖左)與前鋒Cristiano Ronaldo相互擁抱慶祝勝利。 (TSNA/法新社/Francisco LEONG/AFP) </p>
2018世界盃精彩照片(6/21)-C羅再建功領葡萄牙奪勝 摩洛哥無緣晉級

葡萄牙後衛Cedric Soares(圖左)與前鋒Cristiano Ronaldo相互擁抱慶祝勝利。 (TSNA/法新社/Francisco LEONG/AFP)

<p>葡萄牙後衛Pepe與摩洛哥後衛Mehdi Benatia有爭吵。 (TSNA/法新社/Antonin THUILLIER/AFP) </p>
2018世界盃精彩照片(6/21)-C羅再建功領葡萄牙奪勝 摩洛哥無緣晉級

葡萄牙後衛Pepe與摩洛哥後衛Mehdi Benatia有爭吵。 (TSNA/法新社/Antonin THUILLIER/AFP)

<p>葡萄牙前鋒Cristiano Ronaldo 與摩洛哥後衛Nabil Dirar爭搶球。 (TSNA/法新社/Juan Mabromata/AFP) </p>
2018世界盃精彩照片(6/21)-C羅再建功領葡萄牙奪勝 摩洛哥無緣晉級

葡萄牙前鋒Cristiano Ronaldo 與摩洛哥後衛Nabil Dirar爭搶球。 (TSNA/法新社/Juan Mabromata/AFP)

<p>摩洛哥後衛Mehdi Benatia向粉絲致意。 (TSNA/法新社/Jack GUEZ/AFP) </p>
2018世界盃精彩照片(6/21)-C羅再建功領葡萄牙奪勝 摩洛哥無緣晉級

摩洛哥後衛Mehdi Benatia向粉絲致意。 (TSNA/法新社/Jack GUEZ/AFP)

<p>葡萄牙防守球員Cedric Soares緊盯摩洛哥中場球員Mehdi Carcela。 (TSNA/法新社/Francisco LEONG/AFP) </p>
2018世界盃精彩照片(6/21)-C羅再建功領葡萄牙奪勝 摩洛哥無緣晉級

葡萄牙防守球員Cedric Soares緊盯摩洛哥中場球員Mehdi Carcela。 (TSNA/法新社/Francisco LEONG/AFP)

<p>摩洛哥中場球員Faycal Fajr比賽結束後相當難過。 (TSNA/法新社/Yuri CORTEZ/AFP) </p>
2018世界盃精彩照片(6/21)-C羅再建功領葡萄牙奪勝 摩洛哥無緣晉級

摩洛哥中場球員Faycal Fajr比賽結束後相當難過。 (TSNA/法新社/Yuri CORTEZ/AFP)

<p>葡萄牙前鋒Cristiano Ronaldo 與摩洛哥後衛Nabil Dirar爭搶球。 (TSNA/法新社/Juan Mabromata/AFP) </p>
2018世界盃精彩照片(6/21)-C羅再建功領葡萄牙奪勝 摩洛哥無緣晉級

葡萄牙前鋒Cristiano Ronaldo 與摩洛哥後衛Nabil Dirar爭搶球。 (TSNA/法新社/Juan Mabromata/AFP)

<p>摩洛哥中場球員Hakim Ziyech正在運球。 (TSNA/法新社/Yuri CORTEZ/AFP) </p>
2018世界盃精彩照片(6/21)-C羅再建功領葡萄牙奪勝 摩洛哥無緣晉級

摩洛哥中場球員Hakim Ziyech正在運球。 (TSNA/法新社/Yuri CORTEZ/AFP)

<p>葡萄牙後衛Cedric Soares(圖左)與前鋒Cristiano Ronaldo相互擁抱慶祝勝利。 (TSNA/法新社/Francisco LEONG/AFP) </p>
2018世界盃精彩照片(6/21)-C羅再建功領葡萄牙奪勝 摩洛哥無緣晉級

葡萄牙後衛Cedric Soares(圖左)與前鋒Cristiano Ronaldo相互擁抱慶祝勝利。 (TSNA/法新社/Francisco LEONG/AFP)

<p>葡萄牙後衛Pepe與摩洛哥後衛Mehdi Benatia有爭吵。 (TSNA/法新社/Antonin THUILLIER/AFP) </p>
2018世界盃精彩照片(6/21)-C羅再建功領葡萄牙奪勝 摩洛哥無緣晉級

葡萄牙後衛Pepe與摩洛哥後衛Mehdi Benatia有爭吵。 (TSNA/法新社/Antonin THUILLIER/AFP)

<p>葡萄牙前鋒Cristiano Ronaldo。 (TSNA/法新社/Yuri CORTEZ/AFP) </p>
2018世界盃精彩照片(6/21)-C羅再建功領葡萄牙奪勝 摩洛哥無緣晉級

葡萄牙前鋒Cristiano Ronaldo。 (TSNA/法新社/Yuri CORTEZ/AFP)

<p>摩洛哥後衛Mehdi Benatia向粉絲致意。 (TSNA/法新社/Jack GUEZ/AFP) </p>
2018世界盃精彩照片(6/21)-C羅再建功領葡萄牙奪勝 摩洛哥無緣晉級

摩洛哥後衛Mehdi Benatia向粉絲致意。 (TSNA/法新社/Jack GUEZ/AFP)

<p>葡萄牙前鋒Cristiano Ronaldo挑戰摩洛哥後衛Mehdi Benatia。 (TSNA/法新社/Yuri CORTEZ/AFP) </p>
2018世界盃精彩照片(6/21)-C羅再建功領葡萄牙奪勝 摩洛哥無緣晉級

葡萄牙前鋒Cristiano Ronaldo挑戰摩洛哥後衛Mehdi Benatia。 (TSNA/法新社/Yuri CORTEZ/AFP)

<p>葡萄牙前鋒Cristiano Ronaldo正在運球。<br> (TSNA/法新社/Yuri CORTEZ/AFP) </p>
2018世界盃精彩照片(6/21)-C羅再建功領葡萄牙奪勝 摩洛哥無緣晉級

葡萄牙前鋒Cristiano Ronaldo正在運球。
(TSNA/法新社/Yuri CORTEZ/AFP)

<p>摩洛哥中場球員Faycal Fajr比賽結束後相當難過。 (TSNA/法新社/Yuri CORTEZ/AFP) </p>
2018世界盃精彩照片(6/21)-C羅再建功領葡萄牙奪勝 摩洛哥無緣晉級

摩洛哥中場球員Faycal Fajr比賽結束後相當難過。 (TSNA/法新社/Yuri CORTEZ/AFP)

<p>葡萄牙防守球員Cedric Soares緊盯摩洛哥中場球員Mehdi Carcela。 (TSNA/法新社/Francisco LEONG/AFP) </p>
2018世界盃精彩照片(6/21)-C羅再建功領葡萄牙奪勝 摩洛哥無緣晉級

葡萄牙防守球員Cedric Soares緊盯摩洛哥中場球員Mehdi Carcela。 (TSNA/法新社/Francisco LEONG/AFP)

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has reportedly denied Kobe Bryant membership to its organization.
Academy reportedly denies Kobe Bryant membership in organization
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has reportedly denied Kobe Bryant membership to its organization.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has reportedly denied Kobe Bryant membership to its organization.
Academy reportedly denies Kobe Bryant membership in organization
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has reportedly denied Kobe Bryant membership to its organization.
PST examines some of the day's biggest transfer stories, including Chelsea and Manchester United's pursuit of a Real Madrid star.
Transfer rumor roundup: PL duo eyeing Asensio and more
PST examines some of the day's biggest transfer stories, including Chelsea and Manchester United's pursuit of a Real Madrid star.
PST examines some of the day's biggest transfer stories, including Chelsea and Manchester United's pursuit of a Real Madrid star.
Transfer rumor roundup: PL duo eyeing Asensio and more
PST examines some of the day's biggest transfer stories, including Chelsea and Manchester United's pursuit of a Real Madrid star.
6/20/18: Trumbo's HR, bullpen lead Orioles to win
Recap: BAL 3, WSH 0
6/20/18: Trumbo's HR, bullpen lead Orioles to win
6/20/18: Trumbo's HR, bullpen lead Orioles to win
Recap: BAL 3, WSH 0
6/20/18: Trumbo's HR, bullpen lead Orioles to win
6/20/18: Trumbo's HR, bullpen lead Orioles to win
Recap: BAL 3, WSH 0
6/20/18: Trumbo's HR, bullpen lead Orioles to win
A "Golden Misfit" gets the award instead of Barkov and ROR.
Golden Knights’ William Karlsson lands Lady Byng
A "Golden Misfit" gets the award instead of Barkov and ROR.
A "Golden Misfit" gets the award instead of Barkov and ROR.
Golden Knights’ William Karlsson lands Lady Byng
A "Golden Misfit" gets the award instead of Barkov and ROR.
Condensed Game: BAL@WSH - 6/20/18
CG: BAL@WSH - 6/20/18
Condensed Game: BAL@WSH - 6/20/18
Condensed Game: BAL@WSH - 6/20/18
CG: BAL@WSH - 6/20/18
Condensed Game: BAL@WSH - 6/20/18
Condensed Game: BAL@WSH - 6/20/18
CG: BAL@WSH - 6/20/18
Condensed Game: BAL@WSH - 6/20/18
Danny Valencia lifts a sacrifice fly to deep center to score Adam Jones, extending the Orioles' lead to 3-0 in the 6th inning
Valencia's sacrifice fly
Danny Valencia lifts a sacrifice fly to deep center to score Adam Jones, extending the Orioles' lead to 3-0 in the 6th inning
Danny Valencia lifts a sacrifice fly to deep center to score Adam Jones, extending the Orioles' lead to 3-0 in the 6th inning
Valencia's sacrifice fly
Danny Valencia lifts a sacrifice fly to deep center to score Adam Jones, extending the Orioles' lead to 3-0 in the 6th inning
Danny Valencia lifts a sacrifice fly to deep center to score Adam Jones, extending the Orioles' lead to 3-0 in the 6th inning
Valencia's sacrifice fly
Danny Valencia lifts a sacrifice fly to deep center to score Adam Jones, extending the Orioles' lead to 3-0 in the 6th inning
Shawn Kelley fans Trey Mancini swinging to strike out the side in the top of the 5th inning
Kelley strikes out the side
Shawn Kelley fans Trey Mancini swinging to strike out the side in the top of the 5th inning
Shawn Kelley fans Trey Mancini swinging to strike out the side in the top of the 5th inning
Kelley strikes out the side
Shawn Kelley fans Trey Mancini swinging to strike out the side in the top of the 5th inning
Shawn Kelley fans Trey Mancini swinging to strike out the side in the top of the 5th inning
Kelley strikes out the side
Shawn Kelley fans Trey Mancini swinging to strike out the side in the top of the 5th inning
Oregon State's Adley Rutschman, right, is congratulated near the dugout after his solo home run against North Carolina during the first inning of an NCAA College World Series baseball elimination game in Omaha, Neb., Wednesday, June 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
Beavers' late rally keys 11-6 win, ousts Tar Heels from CWS
Oregon State's Adley Rutschman, right, is congratulated near the dugout after his solo home run against North Carolina during the first inning of an NCAA College World Series baseball elimination game in Omaha, Neb., Wednesday, June 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
North Carolina players greet Kyle Datres (3) after he and Michael Busch scored on a double by Brandon Riley during the third inning of an NCAA College World Series baseball elimination game against Oregon State in Omaha, Neb., Wednesday, June 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
Beavers' late rally keys 11-6 win, ousts Tar Heels from CWS
North Carolina players greet Kyle Datres (3) after he and Michael Busch scored on a double by Brandon Riley during the third inning of an NCAA College World Series baseball elimination game against Oregon State in Omaha, Neb., Wednesday, June 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
North Carolina coach Mike Fox consoles players following the team's 11-6 loss to Oregon State in an NCAA College World Series baseball elimination game in Omaha, Neb., Wednesday, June 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
Beavers' late rally keys 11-6 win, ousts Tar Heels from CWS
North Carolina coach Mike Fox consoles players following the team's 11-6 loss to Oregon State in an NCAA College World Series baseball elimination game in Omaha, Neb., Wednesday, June 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
North Carolina players greet Michael Busch (15) after he and teammate Kyle Datres scored on a double by Brandon Riley during the third inning of an NCAA College World Series baseball elimination game against Oregon State in Omaha, Neb., Wednesday, June 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
Beavers' late rally keys 11-6 win, ousts Tar Heels from CWS
North Carolina players greet Michael Busch (15) after he and teammate Kyle Datres scored on a double by Brandon Riley during the third inning of an NCAA College World Series baseball elimination game against Oregon State in Omaha, Neb., Wednesday, June 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
Oregon State second baseman Nick Madrigal (3) throws out North Carolina's Kyle Datres as North Carolina's Ashton McGee makes his way to second base, in the second inning of an NCAA College World Series baseball elimination game in Omaha, Neb., Wednesday, June 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
Beavers' late rally keys 11-6 win, ousts Tar Heels from CWS
Oregon State second baseman Nick Madrigal (3) throws out North Carolina's Kyle Datres as North Carolina's Ashton McGee makes his way to second base, in the second inning of an NCAA College World Series baseball elimination game in Omaha, Neb., Wednesday, June 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
Oregon State center fielder Jack Anderson (29) and right fielder Trevor Larnach (11) chase a ball hit by North Carolina's Kyle Datres during the first inning of an NCAA College World Series baseball elimination game in Omaha, Neb., Wednesday, June 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
Beavers' late rally keys 11-6 win, ousts Tar Heels from CWS
Oregon State center fielder Jack Anderson (29) and right fielder Trevor Larnach (11) chase a ball hit by North Carolina's Kyle Datres during the first inning of an NCAA College World Series baseball elimination game in Omaha, Neb., Wednesday, June 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
Oregon State's Cadyn Grenier slides home as North Carolina catcher Brandon Martorano (4) waits for the throw on a double by Trevor Larnach (11) in the third inning of an NCAA College World Series baseball elimination game in Omaha, Neb., Wednesday, June 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
Beavers' late rally keys 11-6 win, ousts Tar Heels from CWS
Oregon State's Cadyn Grenier slides home as North Carolina catcher Brandon Martorano (4) waits for the throw on a double by Trevor Larnach (11) in the third inning of an NCAA College World Series baseball elimination game in Omaha, Neb., Wednesday, June 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
Oregon State's Cadyn Grenier (2) hold up his helmet as he celebrates with teammates after his solo home run against North Carolina in the first inning of an NCAA College World Series baseball elimination game in Omaha, Neb., Wednesday, June 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
Beavers' late rally keys 11-6 win, ousts Tar Heels from CWS
Oregon State's Cadyn Grenier (2) hold up his helmet as he celebrates with teammates after his solo home run against North Carolina in the first inning of an NCAA College World Series baseball elimination game in Omaha, Neb., Wednesday, June 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
Oregon State players, including Steven Kwan (4), celebrate after Adley Rutschman hit a double that scored Cadyn Grenier, right, Nick Madrigal and Jack Anderson during the eighth inning against North Carolina in an NCAA College World Series baseball elimination game in Omaha, Neb., Wednesday, June 20, 2018. Oregon State won 11-6. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
Beavers' late rally keys 11-6 win, ousts Tar Heels from CWS
Oregon State players, including Steven Kwan (4), celebrate after Adley Rutschman hit a double that scored Cadyn Grenier, right, Nick Madrigal and Jack Anderson during the eighth inning against North Carolina in an NCAA College World Series baseball elimination game in Omaha, Neb., Wednesday, June 20, 2018. Oregon State won 11-6. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
North Carolina pitcher Caden O'Brien delivers against Oregon State during the third inning of an NCAA College World Series baseball elimination game in Omaha, Neb., Wednesday, June 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
Beavers' late rally keys 11-6 win, ousts Tar Heels from CWS
North Carolina pitcher Caden O'Brien delivers against Oregon State during the third inning of an NCAA College World Series baseball elimination game in Omaha, Neb., Wednesday, June 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
Isiah Kiner-Falefa throws out Hunter Dozier on a delayed steal in the 9th to seal the Rangers' 3-2 win in his first game as a catcher
Kiner-Falefa seals Rangers' win
Isiah Kiner-Falefa throws out Hunter Dozier on a delayed steal in the 9th to seal the Rangers' 3-2 win in his first game as a catcher
Isiah Kiner-Falefa throws out Hunter Dozier on a delayed steal in the 9th to seal the Rangers' 3-2 win in his first game as a catcher
Kiner-Falefa seals Rangers' win
Isiah Kiner-Falefa throws out Hunter Dozier on a delayed steal in the 9th to seal the Rangers' 3-2 win in his first game as a catcher
Isiah Kiner-Falefa throws out Hunter Dozier on a delayed steal in the 9th to seal the Rangers' 3-2 win in his first game as a catcher
Kiner-Falefa seals Rangers' win
Isiah Kiner-Falefa throws out Hunter Dozier on a delayed steal in the 9th to seal the Rangers' 3-2 win in his first game as a catcher
Gerard Pique says he will welcome a discussion with Barcelona vice-president Jordi Mestre regarding the Antoine Griezmann announcement.
Pique welcomes discussion with Barca hierarchy
Gerard Pique says he will welcome a discussion with Barcelona vice-president Jordi Mestre regarding the Antoine Griezmann announcement.
<p>Claude Giroux did receive some love Wednesday night, but his finish in the Hart Memorial Trophy race may be even more painful than before. By Jordan Hall</p>
Claude Giroux's final Hart Trophy voting unveiled — and it should hurt

Claude Giroux did receive some love Wednesday night, but his finish in the Hart Memorial Trophy race may be even more painful than before. By Jordan Hall

<p>Claude Giroux did receive some love Wednesday night, but his finish in the Hart Memorial Trophy race may be even more painful than before. By Jordan Hall</p>
Claude Giroux's final Hart Trophy voting unveiled — and it should hurt

Claude Giroux did receive some love Wednesday night, but his finish in the Hart Memorial Trophy race may be even more painful than before. By Jordan Hall

Claude Giroux's final Hart Trophy voting unveiled — and it should hurt
6/20/18: Grossman, Kepler power Twins past Red Sox
Recap: MIN 4, BOS 1
6/20/18: Grossman, Kepler power Twins past Red Sox
6/20/18: Grossman, Kepler power Twins past Red Sox
Recap: MIN 4, BOS 1
6/20/18: Grossman, Kepler power Twins past Red Sox
6/20/18: Grossman, Kepler power Twins past Red Sox
Recap: MIN 4, BOS 1
6/20/18: Grossman, Kepler power Twins past Red Sox
Heavy rains at PNC Park in Pittsburgh prevented the Milwaukee Brewers and Pittsburgh Pirates from playing baseball Wednesday night. However, it didn't prevent Brewers bullpen coach Marcus Hanel from playing around on the ball diamond.
Brewers bench coach turns rain-soaked PNC Park into personal playground
Heavy rains at PNC Park in Pittsburgh prevented the Milwaukee Brewers and Pittsburgh Pirates from playing baseball Wednesday night. However, it didn't prevent Brewers bullpen coach Marcus Hanel from playing around on the ball diamond.
Heavy rains at PNC Park in Pittsburgh prevented the Milwaukee Brewers and Pittsburgh Pirates from playing baseball Wednesday night. However, it didn't prevent Brewers bullpen coach Marcus Hanel from playing around on the ball diamond.
Brewers bench coach turns rain-soaked PNC Park into personal playground
Heavy rains at PNC Park in Pittsburgh prevented the Milwaukee Brewers and Pittsburgh Pirates from playing baseball Wednesday night. However, it didn't prevent Brewers bullpen coach Marcus Hanel from playing around on the ball diamond.
Seattle Mariners' Dee Gordon hits a two-run single during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium Wednesday, June 20, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
Stanton hits walk-off HR, Yankees rally past Mariners 7-5
Seattle Mariners' Dee Gordon hits a two-run single during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium Wednesday, June 20, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
New York Yankees' Giancarlo Stanton hits a walk-off two-run home run during the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Seattle Mariners at Yankee Stadium Wednesday, June 20, 2018, in New York. The Yankees defeated the Mariners 7-5. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
Stanton hits walk-off HR, Yankees rally past Mariners 7-5
New York Yankees' Giancarlo Stanton hits a walk-off two-run home run during the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Seattle Mariners at Yankee Stadium Wednesday, June 20, 2018, in New York. The Yankees defeated the Mariners 7-5. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
Seattle Mariners' Kyle Seager, left, scores past New York Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez on a single hit by Denard Span during the fourth inning of a baseball game at Yankee Stadium Wednesday, June 20, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
Stanton hits walk-off HR, Yankees rally past Mariners 7-5
Seattle Mariners' Kyle Seager, left, scores past New York Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez on a single hit by Denard Span during the fourth inning of a baseball game at Yankee Stadium Wednesday, June 20, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
Seattle Mariners' Ryon Healy, left, and Ben Gamel celebrate after scoring on single hit by Dee Gordon during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium Wednesday, June 20, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
Stanton hits walk-off HR, Yankees rally past Mariners 7-5
Seattle Mariners' Ryon Healy, left, and Ben Gamel celebrate after scoring on single hit by Dee Gordon during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium Wednesday, June 20, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
New York Yankees' Gary Sanchez, right, celebrates his two-run home run with Gleyber Torres during the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Seattle Mariners at Yankee Stadium Wednesday, June 20, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
Stanton hits walk-off HR, Yankees rally past Mariners 7-5
New York Yankees' Gary Sanchez, right, celebrates his two-run home run with Gleyber Torres during the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Seattle Mariners at Yankee Stadium Wednesday, June 20, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
New York Yankees' Giancarlo Stanton reacts after hitting a walk-off two-run home run during the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Seattle Mariners at Yankee Stadium Wednesday, June 20, 2018, in New York. The Yankees defeated the Mariners 7-5. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
Stanton hits walk-off HR, Yankees rally past Mariners 7-5
New York Yankees' Giancarlo Stanton reacts after hitting a walk-off two-run home run during the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Seattle Mariners at Yankee Stadium Wednesday, June 20, 2018, in New York. The Yankees defeated the Mariners 7-5. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
New York Yankees' Giancarlo Stanton reacts as he rounds the bases after hitting a walk-off two-run home run during the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Seattle Mariners at Yankee Stadium Wednesday, June 20, 2018, in New York. The Yankees defeated the Mariners 7-5. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
Stanton hits walk-off HR, Yankees rally past Mariners 7-5
New York Yankees' Giancarlo Stanton reacts as he rounds the bases after hitting a walk-off two-run home run during the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Seattle Mariners at Yankee Stadium Wednesday, June 20, 2018, in New York. The Yankees defeated the Mariners 7-5. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
New York Yankees' Giancarlo Stanton reacts after hitting a walk-off two-run home run during the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Seattle Mariners at Yankee Stadium Wednesday, June 20, 2018, in New York. The Yankees defeated the Mariners 7-5. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
Stanton hits walk-off HR, Yankees rally past Mariners 7-5
New York Yankees' Giancarlo Stanton reacts after hitting a walk-off two-run home run during the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Seattle Mariners at Yankee Stadium Wednesday, June 20, 2018, in New York. The Yankees defeated the Mariners 7-5. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
New York Yankees' Aaron Hicks reacts after scoring on a single hit by Aaron Judge during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Seattle Mariners at Yankee Stadium Wednesday, June 20, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
Stanton hits walk-off HR, Yankees rally past Mariners 7-5
New York Yankees' Aaron Hicks reacts after scoring on a single hit by Aaron Judge during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Seattle Mariners at Yankee Stadium Wednesday, June 20, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
New York Yankees starting pitcher Jonathan Loaisiga throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Seattle Mariners at Yankee Stadium Wednesday, June 20, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
Stanton hits walk-off HR, Yankees rally past Mariners 7-5
New York Yankees starting pitcher Jonathan Loaisiga throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Seattle Mariners at Yankee Stadium Wednesday, June 20, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Felix Hernandez throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium Wednesday, June 20, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
Stanton hits walk-off HR, Yankees rally past Mariners 7-5
Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Felix Hernandez throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium Wednesday, June 20, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
Seattle Mariners' Nelson Cruz, left, slides home to score past New York Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez during the fifth inning of a baseball game at Yankee Stadium on Wednesday, June 20, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
Stanton hits walk-off HR, Yankees rally past Mariners 7-5
Seattle Mariners' Nelson Cruz, left, slides home to score past New York Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez during the fifth inning of a baseball game at Yankee Stadium on Wednesday, June 20, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
New York Yankees' Giancarlo Stanton reacts after hitting a walk-off two-run home run during the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Seattle Mariners at Yankee Stadium Wednesday, June 20, 2018, in New York. The Yankees defeated the Mariners 7-5. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
Stanton hits walk-off HR, Yankees rally past Mariners 7-5
New York Yankees' Giancarlo Stanton reacts after hitting a walk-off two-run home run during the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Seattle Mariners at Yankee Stadium Wednesday, June 20, 2018, in New York. The Yankees defeated the Mariners 7-5. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
Minnesota Twins shortstop Ehire Adrianza turns a double play getting Boston Red Sox Rafael Devers (11) out at second in the fourth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, June 20, 2018, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Andy Clayton-King)
Kepler, Grossman homer to help Twins beat Red Sox 4-1
Minnesota Twins shortstop Ehire Adrianza turns a double play getting Boston Red Sox Rafael Devers (11) out at second in the fourth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, June 20, 2018, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Andy Clayton-King)
Minnesota Twins' Max Kepler (26) is congratulated by Twins' Brian Dozier after both scored on a two-run home run by Kepler against the Boston Red Sox in the fourth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, June 20, 2018, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Andy Clayton-King)
Kepler, Grossman homer to help Twins beat Red Sox 4-1
Minnesota Twins' Max Kepler (26) is congratulated by Twins' Brian Dozier after both scored on a two-run home run by Kepler against the Boston Red Sox in the fourth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, June 20, 2018, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Andy Clayton-King)
Boston Red Sox pitcher David Price throws to Minnesota Twins in the third inning of a baseball game Wednesday, June 20, 2018, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Andy Clayton-King)
Kepler, Grossman homer to help Twins beat Red Sox 4-1
Boston Red Sox pitcher David Price throws to Minnesota Twins in the third inning of a baseball game Wednesday, June 20, 2018, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Andy Clayton-King)
Minnesota Twins' Max Kepler runs the bases after hitting a two-run home run against the Boston Red Sox in the fourth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, June 20, 2018, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Andy Clayton-King)
Kepler, Grossman homer to help Twins beat Red Sox 4-1
Minnesota Twins' Max Kepler runs the bases after hitting a two-run home run against the Boston Red Sox in the fourth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, June 20, 2018, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Andy Clayton-King)
The Yankees rally for seven straight runs, highlighted by Giancarlo Stanton's walk-off home run to erase a five-run deficit and win the game
Yanks score 7 straight in win
The Yankees rally for seven straight runs, highlighted by Giancarlo Stanton's walk-off home run to erase a five-run deficit and win the game
The Yankees rally for seven straight runs, highlighted by Giancarlo Stanton's walk-off home run to erase a five-run deficit and win the game
Yanks score 7 straight in win
The Yankees rally for seven straight runs, highlighted by Giancarlo Stanton's walk-off home run to erase a five-run deficit and win the game
The Yankees rally for seven straight runs, highlighted by Giancarlo Stanton's walk-off home run to erase a five-run deficit and win the game
Yanks score 7 straight in win
The Yankees rally for seven straight runs, highlighted by Giancarlo Stanton's walk-off home run to erase a five-run deficit and win the game
Phillies outfielder Odúbel Herrera has now homered in four consecutive games, one game shy of tying the Phillies record.
Odúbel Herrera has homered in four consecutive games
Phillies outfielder Odúbel Herrera has now homered in four consecutive games, one game shy of tying the Phillies record.
Condensed Game: TB@HOU - 6/20/18
CG: TB@HOU - 6/20/18
Condensed Game: TB@HOU - 6/20/18
Condensed Game: TB@HOU - 6/20/18
CG: TB@HOU - 6/20/18
Condensed Game: TB@HOU - 6/20/18
Condensed Game: TB@HOU - 6/20/18
CG: TB@HOU - 6/20/18
Condensed Game: TB@HOU - 6/20/18
A Phillies fan was hit in the face by a hot dog shot out of the Phillie Phanatic's hot dog cannon during Monday's game against the Cardinals.
Phillies fan injured after being shot by Phillie Phanatic’s hot dog cannon
A Phillies fan was hit in the face by a hot dog shot out of the Phillie Phanatic's hot dog cannon during Monday's game against the Cardinals.
Danny Valencia lifts a sacrifice fly to deep center to score Adam Jones, extending the Orioles' lead to 3-0 in the 6th inning
Valencia's sacrifice fly
Danny Valencia lifts a sacrifice fly to deep center to score Adam Jones, extending the Orioles' lead to 3-0 in the 6th inning
Danny Valencia lifts a sacrifice fly to deep center to score Adam Jones, extending the Orioles' lead to 3-0 in the 6th inning
Valencia's sacrifice fly
Danny Valencia lifts a sacrifice fly to deep center to score Adam Jones, extending the Orioles' lead to 3-0 in the 6th inning
Danny Valencia lifts a sacrifice fly to deep center to score Adam Jones, extending the Orioles' lead to 3-0 in the 6th inning
Valencia's sacrifice fly
Danny Valencia lifts a sacrifice fly to deep center to score Adam Jones, extending the Orioles' lead to 3-0 in the 6th inning
Mark Trumbo belts a two-run homer to left, giving the Nationals a 2-0 lead in the 2nd inning
Trumbo's 2-run jack
Mark Trumbo belts a two-run homer to left, giving the Nationals a 2-0 lead in the 2nd inning
Brad Brach strikes out Mark Reynolds looking to end the game and strand the bases loaded
Brach fans Reynolds to end game
Brad Brach strikes out Mark Reynolds looking to end the game and strand the bases loaded
Brad Brach strikes out Mark Reynolds looking to end the game and strand the bases loaded
Brach fans Reynolds to end game
Brad Brach strikes out Mark Reynolds looking to end the game and strand the bases loaded
Brad Brach strikes out Mark Reynolds looking to end the game and strand the bases loaded
Brach fans Reynolds to end game
Brad Brach strikes out Mark Reynolds looking to end the game and strand the bases loaded
Mark Trumbo belts a two-run homer to left, giving the Nationals a 2-0 lead in the 2nd inning
Trumbo's 2-run jack
Mark Trumbo belts a two-run homer to left, giving the Nationals a 2-0 lead in the 2nd inning
Mark Trumbo belts a two-run homer to left, giving the Nationals a 2-0 lead in the 2nd inning
Trumbo's 2-run jack
Mark Trumbo belts a two-run homer to left, giving the Nationals a 2-0 lead in the 2nd inning
Gio Gonzalez strikes out Trey Mancini swinging in the top of the 1st inning
Gonzalez strikes out Mancini
Gio Gonzalez strikes out Trey Mancini swinging in the top of the 1st inning
Gio Gonzalez strikes out Trey Mancini swinging in the top of the 1st inning
Gonzalez strikes out Mancini
Gio Gonzalez strikes out Trey Mancini swinging in the top of the 1st inning
Gio Gonzalez strikes out Trey Mancini swinging in the top of the 1st inning
Gonzalez strikes out Mancini
Gio Gonzalez strikes out Trey Mancini swinging in the top of the 1st inning
Andrew Cashner strikes out Adam Eaton swinging for his second strikeout of the 3rd inning
Cashner strikes out Eaton
Andrew Cashner strikes out Adam Eaton swinging for his second strikeout of the 3rd inning
Andrew Cashner strikes out Adam Eaton swinging for his second strikeout of the 3rd inning
Cashner strikes out Eaton
Andrew Cashner strikes out Adam Eaton swinging for his second strikeout of the 3rd inning
Andrew Cashner strikes out Adam Eaton swinging for his second strikeout of the 3rd inning
Cashner strikes out Eaton
Andrew Cashner strikes out Adam Eaton swinging for his second strikeout of the 3rd inning
Shawn Kelley fans Trey Mancini swinging to strike out the side in the top of the 5th inning
Kelley strikes out the side
Shawn Kelley fans Trey Mancini swinging to strike out the side in the top of the 5th inning
Shawn Kelley fans Trey Mancini swinging to strike out the side in the top of the 5th inning
Kelley strikes out the side
Shawn Kelley fans Trey Mancini swinging to strike out the side in the top of the 5th inning
Shawn Kelley fans Trey Mancini swinging to strike out the side in the top of the 5th inning
Kelley strikes out the side
Shawn Kelley fans Trey Mancini swinging to strike out the side in the top of the 5th inning

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