FootballMR takes a look at how our players from our Scout Guide performed in round of the group stage matches
Russia 3-1 Egypt
Russia – Mario Fernandes
Like the first game, Mario Fernandes brought a great attacking threat down the right again with Semedov. He got the assist for Russia’s second as
Match Report by Anas Ali
Colombia sealed their first victory of this year’s FIFA World Cup with a comprehensive performance against Poland. In what turned out to be one of the most one-sided contests, Los Cafeteros dominated the entire game to come out as convincing 3:0 winners.
Radamel Falcao scored his first goal
Belgium played Tunisia in the Group match in the Spartak Stadium in mild conditions with rains expected as the match wore on. The Red Devils were playing in yellow in their standard 3-4-3 formation. Tunisia, playing in red, were lining up with 4 at the back and three attackers up
FootballMR reviews the performances of all the players on our Scout Watchlist. Who started, who didn't, who shined and who failed. Read on to find out.
Russia 5-0 Saudi Arabia
Russia – Mario Fernandes
Started at Right-Back in a Russian back four. Got forward and combined with Semedov to create chances which
In what seems to be something of a recurring theme this World Cup, the underdog gave a really good account of themselves against one of the favourites. Peru were the latest side to join the 'nearly' men as they came within reach of toppling France but instead bowed out of
A scrappy Diego Costa strike in the 54th minute saw Spain edge past a dogged Iranian side as eventual 1-0 winners in their Group B tie in Kazan that puts them in a pole position alongside Portugal to progress to the knockout stages with four points from two matches.
The 2018 FIFA World Cup is off to a breathtaking start. We have witnessed Volleys, half-volleys, free-kicks, screamers, penalties own goals, VAR and some scintillating displays by teams. Fans from all around the world have been treated to a spectacle thus far and we hope that the entertainment continues. Here
A million dreams died an agonizing death as Russia comfortably beat Egypt 3-1 last night, effectively ending the latter’s World Cup campaign and their talismanic striker’s debut competition, who could not inspire Egypt to the comeback we were all secretly hoping for.
Set under the chilly night skies of the country’s
There are some games where almost all the chances you create find the back of the net, and in some of the games, none of the chances you create do. It was the latter for Poland, as they came close to scoring on several occasions, but lacked the killer edge,
Japan shocked Colombia with a 2-1 victory in an exciting match to kick off Group H.
Pre-match expectations were high as the two teams locked horns in a rematch of the group stage match from 2014, where Colombia won 4-1. Both teams were significantly different from 2014, with both countries fielding
It just had to be Harry Kane for England.
The last time England played at the World Cup, Daniel Sturridge was the talk of the town. The Liverpool man had the best scoring season of his career heading into Brazil, as he was expected to be the next big superstar to
When it was announced that the VAR system would be used at the World Cup, there were several raised eyebrows. The system has come under little scrutiny and has had opinions of approval and dissent. A lot of questions questioning the credibility of the system was to be cleared up
Maybe, just maybe it was written in the stars. One could sense it when the Mexican team belted out their national anthem with a thunderous echo from the stadium in accompaniment. And as the 35-minute minute mark struck, Hirving Lozano skipped inside Mats Hummels to finish with aplomb and spark
Group D favourites Croatia kicked off their World Cup 2018 campaign in delightful fashion as they registered a compelling 2:0 victory against Nigeria. A first-half own goal from Oghenekaro Etebo gave Hrvatska a lead but Luka Modrić's second-half penalty made sure that the European giants secure all three points against