Sweden vs. South Korea final score: VAR penalty proves to be the difference for Swedish team in World Cup opener

Sweden locked up three crucial points at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia after converting a video assistant referee-confirmed penalty kick in the second half to beat South Korea, 1-0,

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A Kolarov free kick secures Serbia win over Costa Rica at World Cup

SAMARA, Russia — Aleksandar Kolarov scored from a left-footed free kick in the 56th minute and Serbia opened its World Cup with a 1-0 victory over Costa Rica on Sunday.

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World Cup roundup: Croatia, Denmark and France all win Saturday

Croatia 2, Nigeria 0 KALININGRAD, Russia — Even in a more defensive role, Luka Modric can still lead the attack. The Croatia midfielder scored one goal and set up the other

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Did World Cup goal celebration trigger an ‘artificial earthquake’ in Mexico?

A tweet describing an artificial earthquake in Mexico City, after Mexico scored what would be the game-winning goal in the World Cup upset against Germany, went viral Sunday. But neither the US

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Iceland’s World Cup opener vs. Argentina ‘biggest game in history’ of country – coach

MOSCOW — Iceland manager Heimir Hallgrimsson said his entire squad is fit to play in Saturday’s World Cup opener against Argentina, which he declared “the biggest game in the history

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World Cup 2018: France vs. Australia odds, expert picks, and insider predictions

One of the 2018 World Cup favorites will take on an eager underdog Saturday when France faces Australia in a Group C match at 6 a.m. ET. France is No.

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‘The toughest game for us’ – Croatia coach on World Cup opener vs. Nigeria

The Europeans meet with the Super Eagles for the first time in the global tourney and their boss is looking forward to a difficult tie Croatia coach Zlatko Dalic has

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Peru could be the surprise team of the World Cup with Paolo Guerrero back

Peru has become a darling of the 2018 World Cup since it sealed its berth with a 2-0 win in a qualifying playoff against New Zealand. Who wouldn’t want to

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Iran beat Morocco to win first World Cup finals tie in 20 years

Iran won their first match at a World Cup finals since 1998 as Morocco substitute Aziz Bouhaddouz scored an own goal in injury time. Bouhaddouz put the ball into his

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How Russia Beat Saudi Arabia in the World Cup Opener

Russia comprehensively thrashed Saudi Arabia, 5-0, in the opening game of its home World Cup. Yuri Gazinsky scored on a header 12 minutes in, and afterward Saudi Arabia could offer little

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