Croatia are too hot for Argentina

Croatia dominate Argentina in comfortable win Argentina's postmortem will commence after a 3-0 drubbing at the hands of Croatia.  Jorge Sampaoli looked lost on the sidelines as he watched a soulless display. Desperate to change the game, Sampaoli hooked Sergio Agüero early in the second half. Brilliant Croatia Both sides went into the

Spain look to build on opening game

Three points is the target for La Roja Kazan Arena Kick off 19:00 Match odds Iran 22/1 –  Betfair Spain 1/5 – Sky Bet Draw 6/1 –  Bet 365 The Match Spain head into their Group B game against Iran knowing that nothing but a win will be acceptable.   Iran are the surprise leaders of Group B -

Is it now or never for Messi?

The weight of expectation on Messi's shoulders is enormous Argentina gets their World Cup campaign underway in Moscow when they take on Iceland. Albiceleste boss Jorge Sampaoli is aiming to guide his side to a first World Cup victory since 1986. Sampaoli has already named his starting XI, 24 hours ahead

What we learned about Portugal & Spain

Portugal and Spain shared the spoils in a brilliant six-goal thriller The Group B clash between Portugal and Spain promised to be a cracker, it didn't disappoint. A Cristiano Ronaldo hat-trick, a brace from Diego Costa and a fantastic strike by Nacho shaped a fantastic game of football. Spain dominated the

Portugal vs Spain: Group B blockbuster

It's Fernando versus Fernando, Portugal versus Spain The Group B opener between Portugal and Spain is an absolute blockbuster of a game. Both sides were knocked out of the 2014 World Cup at the group stages, that shouldn't be the scenario this time around. The current European Champions can emulate their

Spanish World Cup preparations rocked

There isn't a bigger fixture in the opening round The World Cup headlines have been dominated by Spain for all the wrong reasons. Spain's preparations for the World Cup looked to have been completely undone. Julen Lopetegui was sacked by the Spanish Football Federation yesterday. The announcement that he would take

Russia v Saudi Arabia Preview

The host nation must get off to a positive start Kick Off - 16:00 BST The World Cup will get underway when the host nation take on Saudi Arabia in Group A. Russia are ranked by FIFA at 70 and most bookies have priced them at 40/1 to win the competition. Russia

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