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Nigeria’s John Obi Mikel during the defeat to Argentina. Photograph: Henry Romero/Reuters

Mikel John Obi was told that his father had been kidnapped and would be killed if he reported anything – just hours before he led Nigeria into their f(...)

 Argentina’s Lionel Messi during his team’s win over Nigeria. Photograph: Getty Images

Lionel Messi said that he had never suffered as much as he did in St Petersburg but insisted that he never feared Argentina being knocked out of the W(...)

Argentina’s Marcos Rojo celebrates scoring their second goal with Lionel Messi during the 2018 World Cup Group D clash in St Petersburg. Photo: Henry Romero/Reuters

Nigeria 1 Argentina 2 And so, when it came to it, when it seemed that all was lost, Argentina’s hero appeared. His name, this time, was Marcos Rojo. (...)

Antoine Griezmann’s France take on Denmark on Tuesday. Photograph: Franck Fife/AFP

GROUP C Denmark v France (Moscow, 3.0pm, RTÉ2/ITV). Betting: Denmark 4-1, France 23-20, Draw 7-4 Australia v Peru (Sochi, 3.0pm, RTÉ2/ITV 4). Bettin(...)

Argentina forward Lionel Messi waits to kick off after Croatia scored their opener in their 3-0 victory. Photograph: Getty Images

So many things are wrong with Argentina we do not know what is wrong; so much is happening no one knows what is happening. You could start an article (...)

Ahmed Musa celebrates scoring Nigeria’s opener against Iceland. Photograph: Kevin C.Cox/Getty

Nigeria 2 Iceland 0 This was a lifeline for Nigeria and, in the wider picture, an injection of hope for Argentina too. It would take a brave punter t(...)

Brazil full-back Marcelo. Photograph: Buda Mendes/Getty

THE MATCHES GROUP E Brazil v Costa Rica (St Petersburg, 1.0, RTÉ/ITV) Betting: Brazil 2-9, Costa Rica 18-1, Draw 11-2 GROUP D Nigeria v Iceland (Vo(...)

Croatia’s Luka Modric scores their second goal from the penalty spot during the  World Cup  Group D match against  Nigeria at  Kaliningrad Stadium. Photograph: Lucy Nicholson/Reuters

Croatia 2 Nigeria 0 Croatia took the early initiative in Group D as they saw off Nigeria 2-0 in their World Cup opener at the Kaliningrad Stadium. W(...)

Egyptian fans watch the Champions League final between Real Madrid and Liverpool in Cairo. Mohamed Salah suffered a  shoulder injury in the game that could limit his involvment in Russia. Photograph: Getty Images

Pélé tends to be the man most commonly associated with the prediction that an African country would win the World Cup by the end of the 20th century, (...)

The 2018 World Cup could prove to be Lionel Messi’s defining tournament. Photograph:  Agustin Marcarian/Getty

Argentina - 9-1 Croatia - 44-1 Nigeria - 200-1 Iceland - 200-1 The Contenders Argentina might be the clear favourites, but Group D is a potentially (...)

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