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World Cup 2018 Report: Belgium 3 Japan 2 - Last-gasp Chadli completes comeback


Brazil will face Belgium in the quarter-finals of the World Cup as Roberto Martinez's side came from 2-0 down to beat Japan 3-2

 

Nacer Chadli's 94th-minute winner completed a sensational comeback as Belgium beat Japan 3-2 to book a World Cup quarter-final against Brazil.

After a goalless first half, Japan struck twice in seven minutes following the interval to take full control of a gripping last-16 tie in Rostov-on-Don on Monday.

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World Cup 2018: Fifa fines Russia for 'discriminatory banner'

Russia play Spain in the last 16 on Sunday after the country reached the World Cup knockout stage for the first time in post-Soviet history



Fifa has fined World Cup hosts Russia 10,000 Swiss francs (£7,645) after their fans displayed a discriminatory banner during the 3-0 loss to Uruguay.

Serbia have been fined £15,000 for a "political and offensive banner" during their 2-0 defeat by Brazil in their final group game.

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World Cup 2018: Iniesta retirement: Spain star calls time on international career after penalty heartbreak


After more than 130 caps and three major titles, including the 2010 World Cup, the former Barcelona midfielder has hung up his boots



Andres Iniesta has announced that he will retire from international football after seeing Spain crash out of the World Cup at the hands of Russia.

Iniesta started Sunday's last-16 game on the bench as coach Fernando Hierro opted to rest the Barcelona legend.

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World Cup 2018 Report: Croatia 1 Denmark 1 (aet, 3-2 on penalties) - Rakitic spares Modric blushes with winning spot-kick


Nicolai Jorgensen missed from the penalty spot as Denmark suffered a shoot-out defeat to Croatia, who had Ivan Rakitic to thank



Ivan Rakitic scored the winning penalty to spare Croatian blushes after Luka Modric had a spot-kick saved late in extra time, reaching the World Cup quarter-finals via the shoot-out following a 1-1 draw against Denmark.

After saving from Modric, Denmark goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel produced two saves in the shoot-out but saw opposite number Danijel Subasic keep out three, including from Nicolai Jorgensen to set up Rakitic to seal the 3-2 win.

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World Cup 2018 Report: Uruguay 2 Portugal 1 - Cavani brace sends tearful Ronaldo home early


Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi were knocked out of the World Cup on the same day, but Uruguay will rue Edinson Cavani's injury



Edinson Cavani's double earned Uruguay a 2-1 win over Portugal and a World Cup quarter-final against France, with a tearful Cristiano Ronaldo knocked out on the same day as his rival Lionel Messi.

Argentina's hopes of going one step better than a narrow defeat to Germany in the 2014 final were ended by a 4-3 loss to Les Bleus, with Ronaldo quickly following Messi out of the tournament.

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