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LIVE: Uruguay lead 10-man Russia, set to top Group A

Luis Suarez gave Uruguay the lead, and top spot in Group A, over Russia with a clever free kick before an own goal made it 2-0. Mo Salah scored for Egypt vs. Saudi Arabia with only pride at stake.

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Laxalt's deflected strike doubles Uruguay's advantage

World Cup: Diego Laxalt (23') Uruguay 2-0 Russia


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Unicorns, goatees and other World Cup secret weapons

How do you get a competitive edge at this World Cup? With sorcerers, goatees, recovery trousers and Coach K, of course. No, really.

Pogba becoming France's leader but can be unstoppable

Paul Pogba has had a good World Cup so far but is more influential in a 4-4-2 formation than a 4-3-3 and France need to play to his strengths.

Project Russia: Birthday gifts for Lionel Messi

ESPN's team of reporters in Russia have messages for birthday boy Lionel Messi as he faces elimination. Meanwhile, England fans are in high spirits.


Ballsupski: Simultaneous group games start today

It's day 12 of the World Cup and Anthony Richardson and Ian Fiveankles have quite a jam-packed day, with phone calls and YouTubers and much, much more!


Southgate must resist temptation to change vs. Belgium

Gab Marcotti: With a last-16 spot assured, Thursday's game presents a quandary. But England should not veer away from what got them into this position.

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'I wouldn't swap Kane for anyone' - Southgate

Gareth Southgate was full of praise for England's hat trick hero Harry Kane, saying he "wouldn't swap him for anyone in the tournament."

Kane: 'It's all coming together for England'

Harry Kane said "it's all coming together for England" at the World Cup after the striker recorded a hat trick in the Three Lions' 6-1 victory.

England 6-1 Panama: Harry Kane hat trick

England dominated with a five-goal outburst in the first half and Harry Kane completed his hat trick in the second half en route to a 6-1 win over Panama.


Mariner: England need to ride momentum vs. Belgium

Paul Mariner reveals his grades for England's starting XI vs. Panama and explains why they can't let up despite having already advanced.


Matchday 11: Kane and James shine bright

Harry Kane and England scored early and often, Japan cancelled out Sadio Mane and Senegal and James Rodriguez added to his impressive World Cup resume.


Nicol: England's defence yet to be tested after 2 games

England may have made it look easy against Panama, but Stevie Nicol cautions the Three Lions to not get carried away ahead of their crunch clash with Belgium.


Marcotti: History made by both England & Panama

Gab Marcotti details how the "luckiest goal" of Harry Kane's career put him in elite company and Panama making history despite England winning 6-1.



Transfer news

LIVE Transfer Talk: Manchester United to battle City for Mbappe signature

With FFP set to potentially scupper Kylian Mbappe's permanent move to PSG, two Premier League giants are circling. Transfer Talk has the latest.


Lozano focused on Mexico, not Barcelona reports

Mexico winger Hirving Lozano isn't getting carried away with reports linking him to Barcelona and wants to focus on El Tri's World Cup campaign.


ENgland seal ODI whitewash

Breathtaking Buttler secures England a 5-0 whitewash in one-wicket thriller

Billy Stanlake's pace knocked over England's top order, and when Adil Rashid arrived at No. 10 they still needed 92 but Buttler produced a great innings


Jos Buttler earns 'best in the world' tag after immense century

The series was long-since won, but the most thrilling passage of play was left for the end as an incredible innings unfolded at Old Trafford

Woakes: Bowler, batsman, geography teacher?

See how England's Chris Woakes got on when he swapped the cricket pitch for the classroom


Australia a long way off, but know where we're going - Paine

Australia captain Tim Paine says the team can be optimistic heading into next year's World Cup, despite their 5-0 series loss to England


Great to win games you might not deserve to - Buttler

Jos Buttler and Eoin Morgan react to Buttler's superb knock that saved England from defeat in the final ODI against Australia


Social story: Buttler's brilliance seals the whitewash

Relive England's dramatic victory in the fifth ODI against Australia through the eyes of social media


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