2018 World Cup Group D

Croatia will prepare to play Argentina, not just Messi says Vrsaljko

Croatia will prepare to play Argentina, not just Messi says Vrsaljko

Croatia defender Sime Vrsaljko said Monday that his team were preparing to play against Argentina and not just against their captain Lionel Messi, in their next World Cup match. 19 Jun 2018
Almost everybody in Iceland watched their World Cup opener

Almost everybody in Iceland watched their World Cup opener

Over 99% of Icelanders watched their national team's first World Cup game against Argentina, according to is Football Association. 18 Jun 2018
Rumours: Croatia set to send striker Kalinic home

Rumours: Croatia set to send striker Kalinic home

Croatia head coach Zlatko Dalic has sent striker Nikola Kalinic home after the player refused to come on as a substitute, according to reports. 18 Jun 2018
Quiz! Can you name the last 21 footballers to have played in FOUR or more World Cups?

Quiz! Can you name the last 21 footballers to have played in FOUR or more World Cups?

After a Mexican stalwart played in his fifth World Cup, can you name the men who've featured in a World Cup this century and played at four or more tournaments overall? 18 Jun 2018
Gomez says Belgium are not World Cup favorites

Gomez says Belgium are not World Cup favorites

Panama head coach Hernan Dario Gomez said on Sunday that although his team was facing World Cup favorites Belgium in their first Group G match, they had a chance to achieve some results. 17 Jun 2018
Argentina legend Maradona unaware of smoking ban

Argentina legend Maradona unaware of smoking ban

Argentina's football legend Diego Maradona has apologised after he was caught smoking a cigar at Moscow's Spartak Stadium where Argentina drew 1-1 with Iceland on Saturday. 17 Jun 2018
Win over Argentina should see Croatia through - Dalic

Win over Argentina should see Croatia through - Dalic

Three more points in their World Cup Group D match against Argentina, should help Croatia to progress to the round of 16, team's head coach Zlatko Dalic said Saturday. 17 Jun 2018
Croatian fans packed stadium - Nigeria coach

Croatian fans packed stadium - Nigeria coach

The number of Croatian fans at the Kaliningrad Stadium made it feel like the match with Nigeria was taking place in Croatia, Nigeria head coach Gernot Rohr said on Saturday. 17 Jun 2018
Dalic surprised by Croatia's fan turn out

Dalic surprised by Croatia's fan turn out

Croatia did not expect so many fans to support them at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, team's head coach Zlatko Dalic said on Saturday. 17 Jun 2018
Nigeria's Musa could start against Iceland - coach

Nigeria's Musa could start against Iceland - coach

Nigeria forward Ahmed Musa could possibly start in the upcoming game against Iceland, Nigeria’s head coach Gernot Rohr said on Saturday. 17 Jun 2018
Croatia confident after Nigeria win - Modric

Croatia confident after Nigeria win - Modric

Croatia are confident ahead of their next encounter against Argentina, having beaten Nigeria in their opening World Cup Group D match in Kaliningrad, team's captain Luka Modric said Saturday. 17 Jun 2018
Over 30,000 fans attend Croatia v Nigeria

Over 30,000 fans attend Croatia v Nigeria

The World Cup Group D game between Croatia and Nigeria in Kaliningrad was attended by a total of 31,136 spectators, FIFA said on Saturday. 17 Jun 2018
Modric named man of the match against Nigeria

Modric named man of the match against Nigeria

Croatia midfielder and captain Luka Modric was named the Man of the Match following his side’s 2-0 win over Nigeria in their opening match of the World Cup in Kaliningrad. 17 Jun 2018
Croatia off to winning start after beating Nigeria 2-0

Croatia off to winning start after beating Nigeria 2-0

Croatia got their World Cup campaign off to the perfect start after 2-0 victory over Nigeria in Kaliningrad on Saturday. 17 Jun 2018
Iceland frustrate Messi’s fourth world cup campaign

Iceland frustrate Messi’s fourth world cup campaign

Iceland, the smallest World Cup 2018 nation with less than 335,000 inhabitants managed to earn a well-deserved point against 2014 runners-up Argentina on Saturday. 17 Jun 2018
World Cup day three: Things you might have missed

World Cup day three: Things you might have missed

Four games brought five penalties as France struggled past Australia, Iceland held Argentina, and Denmark and Croatia got off to winning starts 17 Jun 2018
Croatia defeat Nigeria 2-0 in Group D

Croatia defeat Nigeria 2-0 in Group D

Croatia Beat Nigeria 2-0 in teams' first match at FIFA World Cup. 17 Jun 2018
Sampaoli says team need to show passion

Sampaoli says team need to show passion

Argentina head coach Jorge Sampaoli said Saturday that team had to "show passion" in their next 2018 World Cup matches following their 1-1 draw with Australia. 17 Jun 2018
Hallgrimsson says 1-1 draw is great success

Hallgrimsson says 1-1 draw is great success

Iceland head coach Heimir Hallgrimsson said on Saturday that drawing 1-1 with Argentina at the Spartak Stadium in Moscow was a "great success" for his team, and the players "should get all the credit for their organization and hard work." 17 Jun 2018
Halldorsson says he worked hard on penalties before World Cup

Halldorsson says he worked hard on penalties before World Cup

Iceland goalkeeper Hannes Thor Halldorsson said Saturday that he 'did his homework' studying penalties ahead of his team's first World Cup match against Argentina. 17 Jun 2018
Ex-Argentina forward Cavenaghi hails 'beautiful' Spartak Stadium

Ex-Argentina forward Cavenaghi hails 'beautiful' Spartak Stadium

Former Spartak Moscow and Argentina forward Fernando Cavenaghi said on Saturday after the match between Argentina and Iceland that Spartak Stadium was "beautiful". 17 Jun 2018