Sweden Reaches Quarter-finals for first time since 1994, Beats Swizterland 1-0

MOSCOW, Russia — For the first time since 1994, Sweden reaches the quarter-finals of the World Cup after defeating Switzerland 1-0 behind a goal from Emil Forsberg. Forsberg is the first Swede to score in the World Cup knockout rounds since Henrik Larsson against Senegal in 2002. His goal came in the 66th minute of…

Neymar Jr. leads Brazil past Mexico 2-0

MOSCOW, Russia — Neymar Jr. led his Brazil compadres to the World Cup quarterfinals after he scored and assisted in a 2-0 win over Mexico on Monday evening. The defeat marks the seventh for Mexico at the last-16 stage since 1994. Brazil will now face the winner of Belgium vs. Japan in the quarterfinals. Key…

Mohamed Salah inks long-term deal with Liverpool

LIVERPOOL, England — Egypt’s Mohamed Salah sent a message to all Liverpool fans to announce his new long-term contract with the club. Salah scored 44 goals in just 52 appearances last season. “Hello to Liverpool fans, I’m very happy to say I have signed a new contract with the club,” Salah said. “My first year…

Sweden and Mexico Advance from Group F

MOSCOW, Russia — Head Coach Janne Andersson guided the men’s Swedish National Team to the knockout round of the World Cup for the first time since 2006, following a 3-0 win over Mexico on Wednesday evening. In a bizarre chain of events, Sweden and Mexico will both advance after South Korean defeated reigning World Cup…

Keisuke Honda comes off bench to earn Japan 2-2 draw with Senegal

MOSCOW, Russia — Japan resulted in a draw in Group H, after Keisuke Honda entered into the match from off bench to bring them even at 2-2 draw with Senegal. Honda scored the goal to bring it even during 78th minute of the Sundays match. Senegal scored the games for goal in the 11th minute…

Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo becomes Europe’s top scorer in internationals

MOSCOW, Russia — Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo scored his fourth goal in two World Cup matches breaking Ferenc Puskas’ record for the most international goals by a European player — with his winning goal for his native country against Morocco in their 1-0 victory in the 2018 World Cup on Wednesday. The Portugal captain met Joao…

Senegal records the first African win, Defeats Poland 2-1

MOSCOW, Russia — Senegal recorded the first African win at the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia by beating Poland 2-1 at the Spartak Stadium in Moscow. Senegal striker Mbaye Niang was named the Budweiser Man of the Match. He scored the game clincher for his team with a second goal. The win took Senegal top…

Sweden wins first World Cup Opener, Tops South Korea 1-0

MOSCOW, Russia — Sweden won their opening match at the World Cup for the first time since 1958, when they won 3-0 against Mexico in Solna, Sweden. Captain Andreas Granqvist scored the only goal of the match as Sweden beat South Korea 1-0 in Nizhny Novgorod to win their first match of the 2018 World…

Mexico’s Lozano goal to stuns Germany in World Cup

MOSCOW, Russia — Hirving Lozano scored Mexico’s winning goal as they defeated reigning world champions Germany 1-0 in Estadio Luzhniki in the 2018 World Cup. Germany fail to win their opening match at the World Cup for the first time since 1986, when they drew 1-1 against Uruguay in Querétaro, Mexico. “I want to take…

Cristiano Ronaldo’s hat trick ties European goals mark

MOSCOW, Russia — Cristiano Ronaldo’s hat trick tied him with Ferenc Puskas for the most international goals by a European player in Portugal’s 3-3 draw with Spain in Sochi, Russia, on Friday. The 33-year-old Ronaldo became the oldest player to score a hat trick in the World Cup, breaking the record of Dutch forward Rob…