France need not fear Messi

France need to be braver in attack Kazan Arena Kick off 15:00 BST Match odds France 7/5 –  Bet 365 Argentina 5/2 – Paddy Power Draw 2/1 –  Sky Bet If points were awarded at the World Cup for entertainment France would be on their way home. A total of three goals were enough to see France

World Cup: What we’ve learned

The World Cup has thrown up a few surprises The World Cup is really starting to get interesting, the knockout stages are here but what have we learned so far? Uruguay look good value for money Oscar Tabarez's side were at 33/1 to win the competition before a ball was kicked. For those

Belgium tame England in Kaliningrad

Belgium top group G A superb strike by Adnan Januzaj was enough to give Belgium a win in Kaliningrad. Belgium are rewarded with a second-round tie against Japan. England will now face Colombia in Moscow on Tuesday night. I didn't agree with that many changes ahead of kick-off and it was like

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

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