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Why VAR has been good for the FIFA World Cup...

The 2018 FIFA World Cup is now a week old and already the introduction of VAR to the tournament has been making plenty of headlines. 772 more words

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Russia 2018: Morocco become the first team eliminated after defeat by Portugal...

Cristiano Ronaldo continued his incredible start to the tournament, scoring the goal that saw Portugal eliminate Morocco from the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

Following on from his hat-trick against Iberian rivals Spain, it took the Portugal captain only four minutes to make his mark in this game, diving on the end of a cross from Joao Moutinho and heading on target. 182 more words

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Iran Struggle Against Spain as Costa Continues to Score

Off of the back of Morocco being eliminated by Portugal after a 1-0 loss earlier this morning, the doors to the Round of 16 looked wide open for Iran, but it looks like they might have to wait a bit longer. 313 more words

Match Review

Week one - and where are all the flowers?

IT HAS not been a totally disappointing World Cup, but it hasn’t quite ignited into the festival of football we are always promised and rarely get. 760 more words

International

Diego Costa scores again, Spain tops Iran at World Cup

KAZAN, Russia — Diego Costa scored on a deflection to lead Spain to a 1-0 win over Iran on Wednesday at the World Cup.

Costa broke the deadlock in the 54th minute after being set up by Andres Iniesta. 369 more words

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Spain Squeezes Out a Victory Over Upset-Minded Iran

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By: Leonardo Rodriguez

In the final match of Day 7, Spain needed a victory over Iran to keep their World Cup chances alive. 156 more words

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VAR is still causing controversy, but it is time we get on board

Saeid Ezatolahi wheeled away in delight. He was soon joined by his teammates on the pitch and those still wearing bibs who’d occupied the dugout. The Rostov midfielder thought he had just dragged Iran level against Spain, taking them one step closer to the last-16, in their Group B clash. 794 more words

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