WORLD SOCCER (FIFA WORLD CUP): France and Belgium won their quarter-finals on Friday to set up a semi-final clash on Tuesday in Saint Petersburg. France began the day with a 2-0 victory over Uruguay. The win puts France into the semis for the first time since 2006. Belgium meanwhile were able to overcome a series of disappointing tournaments in recent years by coming out on top over Brazil 2-1.
WORLD SOCCER (FIFA WORLD CUP): France and Uruguay progressed after coming through two superb matches in the first knockout stage games of the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Day 17 saw the Round of 16 begin in Russia and if these matches are anything to go by then the world is in for some amazing football in the coming days. France took the lead, gave it up, then had to come from behind to defeat Argentina 4-2. Uruguay meanwhile, did not have many chances, but took the ones they did have to advance past Portugal 2-1. The results mean that Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo both exit, potentially their last World Cup each, on the same day. Winners France and Uruguay will now meet in the quarter-finals at the Nizhny Novograd Stadium on Friday.
WORLD SOCCER (FIFA WORLD CUP): Spain and Portugal advanced to the knockout round of the 2018 FIFA World Cup after a dramatic Day 12. That wouldn’t seem like such a surprising headline as both sides were expected to easily come through a section that included Iran and Morocco. Yet, it was the two latter sides who impressed on the night. Iran came within a whisker of advancing as they drew 1-1 with Portugal. Morocco, already eliminated, played superbly and just missed out on defeating Spain due to a late goal in a 2-2 draw.
WORLD SOCCER (FIFA WORLD CUP): The 2018 FIFA World Cup continued with Day 7 action. Groups A and B are set to go to the final day after today’s results. Uruguay’s narrow defeat of Saudi Arabia 1-0 sets up a group finale with Russia to determine first and second in the group. The situation in Group B is even more complex. Spain and Portugal both recorded 1-0 victories, over Iran and Morocco respectively. They are the favorites to go through the group, but despite the defeat, Iran can still qualify for the Round of 16 if they can manage to defeat Portugal in the third and final match in the group.
WORLD SOCCER (FIFA WORLD CUP): AGONAsport’s George Tsitsonis recaps the action from Day 2 of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.
WORLD SOCCER (FIFA WORLD CUP 2018 QUALIFYING): Colombia easily defeated CONMEBOL World Cup Qualifying leaders Ecuador 3-1 at home to climb to fifth place in the standings. Brazil rescued a point in Paraguay in the 92nd minute after being down 2-0. Argentina and Uruguay both were victorious defeating Bolivia and Peru respectively.
WORLD SOCCER (FIFA WORLD CUP 2018 QUALIFYING): Despite being down 2-0, Uruguay was able to come-back and earn a point in Recife against Brazil for CONMEBOL World Cup 2018 Qualifying. Costa and Augusto where the scores for the home side while Cavani and Suarez found the net for the visitors. In other CONMEBOL action, Argentina and Colombia won away to Chile and Bolivia while Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, and Venezuela all drew.**HIGHLIGHTS**