FIFA World Cup 2018 | Page 2 | The Daily Star
  • It's high stakes now

    When the battle to reach the last four in the World Cup starts today after a couple of days' break, both Brazil and France will desperately look for a semifinal collision course, something they would otherwise have tried to avoid before the final.

  • Brazil players World Cup celebrate

    Can the number 8 stop Selecao?

    Is it about time for Brazil to really think that they have got the best chance to win a record-extending sixth Word Cup title in Russia?

  • Love this Japan!

    Japan were just incredible!

  • World Cup England vs Colombia match

    England end penalty jinx

    England edged Colombia 4-3 on penalties yesterday to halt a run of five successive shootout defeats at major tournaments and book a quarter-final clash against Sweden at the World Cup.

  • Sweden vs Switzerland match

    'We're not satisfied yet'

    Sweden are delighted to make it to the quarter-finals but they are not satisfied yet, coach Janne Andersson told reporters after his side edged Switzerland 1-0 to reach the World Cup quarter-finals for the first time since 1994.

  • Brazil striker Neymar

    I don’t much care about criticism, says Neymar

    “The last two matches I didn't talk to the press because there's so many people talking, getting excited” says Neymar.

  • Japan vs Belgium Match 2018

    A counter-attack that broke hearts

    It was a game that was balanced on a knife’s edge. The first half pretty much saw Belgium dominate as the likes Eden Hazard and Romelu Lukaku threatened to cut loose. The tide then shifted as Japan showed their class. Throughout the first half, they had shown glimpses of magic with the creative genius of Takashi Inui causing problems for Belgium.

  • FIFA World Cup Belgium vs Japan Match

    Belgium win a stunner

    Belgium threw caution to the wind to reach the World Cup quarter-finals as substitute Nacer Chadli scored in the dying seconds against Japan to snatch a 3-2 comeback win on Monday and set up a clash with five-time champions Brazil.

  • FIFA World Cup Russia 2018

    Tite's pack of wolves ready

    It's been a strange World Cup so far in Russia: smiles for also-rans and tears for big guns.

  • Brazil vs Mexico match

    Clinical Brazil roar into last 8

    Brazil took a firm step onto the World Cup quarterfinals when they beat Mexico 2-0 at the Samara Arena yesterday.