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Magic Musa inspires Nigeria, gives Messi hope

Ahmed Musa's majestic double saw Nigeria past Iceland and in the process, threw Lionel Messi and Argentina a World Cup lifeline in Group D.


LIVE: Musa sees Nigeria past Iceland

Ahmed Musa's double boosted Nigeria's chances of a last-16 place, and those of Argentina. Earlier, Brazil beat Costa Rica after more VAR drama. Follow live and #AskESPNFC


Friday's World Cup fixtures

Neymar, Brazil learn World Cups are different

The Selecao finally found a way past Costa Rica but it wasn't easy and Brazil's display was a far cry from the pre-tournament form shown under Tite.

Neymar 6/10 in nervy Brazil win, Willian's nightmare

Neymar was never far from the action in Brazil's win over Costa Rica but while Philippe Coutinho starred, Willian endured a miserable day.

Brazil -- and VAR -- triumph at World Cup

Brazil will get the headlines for leaving it late, but the biggest triumph was having Neymar's penalty overturned by VAR review.

Mariner: Douglas Costa made Brazil brighter

Paul Mariner and Alexis Nunes share their thoughts on Douglas Costa's performance which helped Brazil get a late win against Costa Rica.


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Southgate: Media put England at 'disadvantage'

Gareth Southgate accused the media of putting England at a "disadvantage" after his assistant was pictured holding the apparent team sheet.

Postcards from Russia: Misadventures in Cyrillic

'The sea is digging a new nipple' and other misadventures in trying to translate Cyrillic in Russia.

Project Russia: "Who is the GOAT?" Messi, Ronaldo, Pele, Maradona

Charlie Gibson sets out to find the answer to the question on everyone's lips - who is the GOAT???


Ballsupski: VAR, On This Day and Monsieur Le!

It's day 9 and your favourite dynamic duo are back in Saint Petersburg. They're talking VAR, they're talking 'on this day', they're even talking to Monsieur Le and what dishes he'll be making. What more could you ask for?!


Unhappy Argentina fans react to Croatia defeat

Argentina fans react to 3-0 loss against Croatia.




Six big winners from the NBA draft's first round

Which teams made the best moves in the first round of the draft?

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How this draft sets up future trades and free agency

Trades and free agency are around the corner. Kevin Pelton looks at the ways an eventful draft night will lead to more moves.

Doncic's whirlwind draft experience

In a span of two days, Luka Doncic not only changed continents but teams as the highly touted guard got his first taste of NBA life.


How Trae Young transitions to NBA

Jay Billas breaks down Trae Young's shooting skills and what he needs to improve on with the Hawks.


Cain: Can't blame Lakers for calling about Kawhi

Will Cain reacts to the report that the Spurs "shut the door" on the Lakers when they asked about trading for Kawhi Leonard.



Transfer news

LIVE Transfer Talk: Sarri to raid Napoli ahead of Chelsea move

Sarri is plotting a £76m raid on Napoli's roster if he moves to Stamford Bridge, and Juventus are eyeing Joao Cancelo. Transfer Talk is on it.


Lozano to decide future amid Barca links - father

Lozano scored 17 goals in 29 league matches for PSV this season, ending the campaign as their top scorer as they won the Eredivisie title.

Arsenal one of world's most important - Torreira

Sampdoria president Massimo Ferrero confirmed this week that the club have accepted a €30 million offer for the Uruguay international.


FIFA World Cup

Mbappe announces himself on World Cup stage

France's teenage star scored the winner versus Peru in a display that showcased his outstanding talent. But he must deal better with criticism.


Hierro's not here to be Spain's caretaker

Fernando Hierro was the accidental manager after Spain fired Julen Lopetegui but it's clear that he's working hard to make this his team.

Leboeuf takes aim at France's second half & Pogba's leadership

Frank Lebouef feels France "played like a small team" in the second half against Peru, and doesn't hold back in his opinion of Paul Pogba as a leader.


Matchday 8: Argentina in trouble, France & Croatia advance

Argentina's chances of making the round of 16 took a blow after a huge loss to Croatia, while Kylian Mbappe became France's youngest-ever World Cup goal scorer.


Seb & Herc's World Cup journey continues in Rostov

ESPN FC's Seb Salazar and Herc Gomez have traveled all over Russia covering El Tri and have clearly enjoyed every moment of it.



The rugby-NFL switch...

Scotland-Williamson attempts to make big switch by the book

A tackle seen around the world propelled Christian Scotland-Williamson from rugby towards the Pittsburgh Steelers, and a challenge that even a 6-foot-9 master's graduate is struggling with -- an NFL playbook.


How a 6-8, 346-pound rugby league star landed with the Eagles

Jordan Mailata went from knowing "peanuts" about football to an Eagles draft pick after an intense transformation at IMG Academy.

Q&A: Nate Ebner on how rugby and NFL compare

"It requires more than just athletic ability," says the man who has won a Super Bowl with the New England Patriots and represented the United States in rugby at the Olympics

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