The best — and the worst — of Neymar on show as Brazil beat Costa Rica

Why is it always about him?

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I trust my players to bounce back, Germany boss says Joachim Low

Germany boss Joachim Low is confident his side will bounce back against Group F rivals Sweden in Sochi tonight, declaring he “trusts” his players.

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Belgians happy to be boring, says Roberto Martinez

Belgium coach Roberto Martinez has apologised to journalists for making their lives harder by putting an end to the dramas and in-fighting that have characterised Belgian squads in the past.

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Kyle Walker: Iceland loss toughened our character

England defender Kyle Walker believes the pain of defeat to Iceland at Euro 2016 has helped the class of 2018 develop a tough mental edge.

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Golden Boot leader Cristiano Ronaldo also the king of social media

Cristiano Ronaldo is not only winning the race for the Golden Boot with four goals in two World Cup games, he is also the King of social media in Russia.

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Argentina’s ‘prestige’ tossed away, claims Ossie Ardiles

After the painful 3-0 defeat by Croatia on Thursday night, the Argentina inquest has been long and loud.

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Croatia march on as Argentina near exit door

Argentina 0 Croatia 3: Not the end. But the beginning of it.

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Neymar needs five matches to hit full fitness, claims Tite

Neymar needs at least five matches to return to top form after a long injury layoff, but Brazil have not asked their talismanic forward to gamble on his fitness just to be improve their chances at the World Cup, coach Tite said yesterday.

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Dr Ed Coughlan: Fewer errors go a long way to securing sport’s integrity

Soccer has embraced VAR and it has proved successful at the World Cup. Though it will take time for it to become a seamless part of the game, it must be seen as a positive development for the sport, writes Dr Ed Coughlan.

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Russian spy: Ominous note for Raheem Sterling as England’s tactics spotted

Gareth Southgate is considering dropping Raheem Sterling against Panama, judging by a note spotted at England training.

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Gernot Rohr: Nigeria are underdogs against Iceland

Nigeria boss Gernot Rohr believes the Super Eagles remain underdogs ahead of their clash with Iceland today.

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