England beat Sweden to reach World Cup semi-finals

World Cup quarter-final, Samara Arena – England 2 (Maguire 30′, Dele 59′) Sweden 0 England produced an extremely efficient performance to beat Sweden 2-0 and reach the semi finals of the World Cup for the first time since 1990. Goals from Harry Maguire and Dele Alli gave Gareth Southgate’s side a comfortable win, with the…

Colombia turn on the style to outclass Poland

World Cup Group H, Kazan Arena – Poland 0 Colombia 3 (Mina 40, Falcao 70, Cuadrado 75) Colombia produced a stylish display to claim a 3-0 victory that keeps their World Cup hopes alive and eliminates Poland following a crucial Group H clash in Kazan. Barcelona defender, Yerry Mina snatched the opener when he nodded…

Japan and Senegal play out entertaining draw

World Cup Group H, Ekaterinburg Arena – Japan 2 (Inui 34’ Honda 78’) Senegal 2 (Mane 11’ Wague 71’) Keisuke Honda became the first Japanese player to score in three different World Cups as he rescued a 2-2 draw against Senegal in Group H. Sadio Mane’s fortuitous opener was cancelled out by Takashi Inui’s curling…

US, Mexico and Canada to host 2026 World Cup finals

The North American bid of the United States, Canada and Mexico will host the 2026 World Cup finals after winning the FIFA vote ahead of Morocco on Wednesday in Moscow. The joint bid had been the front-runner for the 48-team tournament from the moment a North American coalition was first mooted two years ago, and…