articles by Peter Stebbings


FIFA World Cup 2018: Sweden coach Janne Andersson calls behaviour of Germany players as 'scornful'

Janne Andersson admitted that his men, who face a do-or-die clash with Mexico on Wednesday, had suffered "turbulent" times following the dramatic 2-1 defeat to the world champions.


FIFA World Cup 2018: Sadio Mane needs to step up, says Senegal coach Aliou Cisse after Japan draw

Senegal coach Aliou Cisse said star man Sadio Mane to step up at the World Cup even though the Liverpool forward got on the scoresheet in a thrilling 2-2 draw with Japan on Sunday.


FIFA World Cup 2018: France through to last-16 but coach Didier Deschamps' conservative style of play fails to thrill

France struggled to beat Australia 2-1 -- thanks to a Griezmann penalty and an own goal -- and then on Thursday dumped out Peru with a solitary Mbappe goal.


FIFA World Cup 2018: Kylian Mbappe's lone goal helps France beat Peru and qualify for knockout stages

Paris Saint-Germain forward Mbappe — aged 19 years and 183 days — underlined his rich talent and claimed his place in the French record books when he poked home in the first half.


FIFA World Cup 2018: Jose Gimenez strikes late as Uruguay beat Mohamed Salah-less Egypt in Group A encounter

Uruguay's deserved last-gasp victory leaves them and Russia in early control in Group A after the hosts' 5-0 mauling of Saudi Arabia in the tournament opener.