• 1

World Cup 2018 Report: Iceland exit World Cup as Croatia win group



Perisic fired his winner left-footed across the keeper


Iceland failed in their attempt to reach the World Cup knockout stage for the first time as Croatia secured a late win to top Group D on maximum points.

The Nordic nation knew they had to win to stand any chance of reaching the last 16, and their colourful support looked dejected as their side missed key chances late in the first half.

Read more: World Cup 2018 Report: Iceland exit World Cup as Croatia win group

World Cup 2018 Report: Nigeria 1 Argentina 2 - Late Rojo stunner saves Messi's men


Lionel Messi's Argentina will be in the World Cup's knockout rounds, but it was Marcos Rojo who was the unlikeliest of heroes



Marcos Rojo was Argentina's unlikely hero as his stunning late winner secured a 2-1 defeat of Nigeria that keeps Lionel Messi's side in the World Cup.

The Super Eagles were heading through to the last 16 at Argentina's expense with four minutes to go of the final Group D game, but Rojo's sensational low volley saved Jorge Sampaoli's men and set up a showdown with France in the next round.

Read more: World Cup 2018 Report: Nigeria 1 Argentina 2 - Late Rojo stunner saves Messi's men

World Cup 2018 Report: Saudi Arabia 2 Egypt 1 - Last-gasp Al Dawsari earns consolation win


Essam El Hadary saved a penalty on a record-breaking day, but his World Cup outing was ruined as Saudi Arabia left it late to beat Egypt



Salem Al Dawsari scored with the last kick of the game as Saudi Arabia ended their World Cup campaign with a consolation 2-1 win over Egypt in Group A.

Al Dawsari's goal means that Saudi Arabia finish third in the pool on three points, while Egypt return home without a point to show for their efforts.

Read more: World Cup 2018 Report: Saudi Arabia 2 Egypt 1 - Last-gasp Al Dawsari earns consolation win

World Cup 2018: Switzerland trio avoid bans for 'eagle gesture' goal celebrations

Granit Xhaka (left) and Xherdan Shaqiri both play their football in England



Switzerland's Granit Xhaka, Xherdan Shaqiri and Stephan Lichtsteiner have avoided bans for their 'double-headed eagle gesture' celebrations in their side's World Cup win over Serbia.

Fifa fined Xhaka and Shaqiri 10,000 Swiss francs (£7,632) and Lichtsteiner SFr5,000 (£3,816) for "unsporting behaviour" for the gesture, which symbolises the Albanian flag.

Read more: World Cup 2018: Switzerland trio avoid bans for 'eagle gesture' goal celebrations

World Cup 2018 Report: Ronaldo at centre of VAR controversy but Portugal through after Iran draw




Portugal progressed to the World Cup knockout stage after drawing with Iran in a game full of VAR controversy.

Cristiano Ronaldo missed a penalty for Portugal and was shown a yellow card after a lengthy VAR review for a possible red card.

Read more: World Cup 2018 Report: Ronaldo at centre of VAR controversy but Portugal through after Iran draw