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Soccer Oracle octopus is no more

An octopus who successfully predicted all of Japan’s World Cup group stage matches has been killed and turned into sashimi, according to local media...

Swedes edge Swiss

A deflected shot from Emil Forsberg gave Sweden a 1-0 victory over Switzerland in a scrappy round of 16 match yesterday, sending the Swedes...

Too much firepower

Neymar barged his way into the World Cup limelight with a goal, an assist and another helping of histrionics as Brazil roared into the...

Can Mexico roll Samba Boys over?

There are not many teams in world football who boast an even moderately successful record against five-time World Cup winners Brazil but in recent...

Hosts advance

Hosts Russia beat Spain 4-3 on penalties thanks to two saves by their goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev yesterday to advance to the World Cup quarter-finals...

Wow! Did Kylian really do that? A new star is born

Football, in its inimitable way, often loves to throw tantalising twists of fate at its audience of billions. Saturday at the 2018 World Cup...

When will African teams forge further?

It was the legendary Pele who once, many years ago, predicted that by the year 2000 the World Cup would have a winner from...

Broken heart

Mohamed Salah scored and took the accolade as Man of the Match, but Egypt returned home to Cairo lamenting what might have been.The 2-1...

The genius of Quintero

Because of the manner in which modern football has evolved, with its addiction to pace and power, the sport has been swamped by the...

Belgium’s rise can inspire South Africa

While most of the pre-tournament favourites are limping along, and struggling for form, Belgium have been ruthless in dispatching of Panama 3-0 and Tunisia...

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