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Belgium’s assistant coach Thierry Henry at Monday’s training session. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

France v Belgium Saint Petersburg Stadium, Tuesday, 7pm Live on RTÉ 2 and BBC 1 A little like neighbours who pop next door to each other in order to(...)

Belgium’s assistant coach Thierry Henry looks on before the quarter-final against Brazil. Photograph: Benjamin Cremel/AFP/Getty Images

The irony of Thierry Henry, one of France’s all-time soccer greats, plotting his own country’s downfall at the World Cup in Russia has not been lost o(...)

Eden Hazard celebrates Belgium’s 2-1 win over Brazil in Kazan. Photograph: Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty

Brazil 1 Belgium 2 Roberto Martinez seemed unsure himself before this game whether his Belgium side had the know-how and self-belief to win a World C(...)

Brazil’s Neymar celebrates on the shoulders of midfielder Paulinho after scoring against Mexico. Brazilian manager Tite insists the PSG man has been putting in a bit of a shift on the defensive side of things. Photograph: Getty Images

World Cup quarter-final: Brazil v Belgium, Kazan, 7.0 (Live RTÉ2/BBC1) While one half of the draw at the World Cup has meant we might have some fairy(...)

Japan’s  Gaku Shibasaki  challenges Belgium’s  Eden Hazard during the  World Cup round of 16 football match  at the Rostov Arena. Photograph: Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images

THE MATCHES QUARTER-FINALS Uruguay v France, 3.0 (Nizhny Novgorod, RTÉ2/ITV). Betting: Uruguay 18-5, France Evs, Draw 11-5 Brazil v Belgium, 7.0 (Ka(...)

Eric Dier scores the deciding penalty for England, completing the line-up for the World Cup quarter-finals. Photograph: Christian Hartmann/Reuters

England have made history by winning a World Cup penalty shootout for the first ever time. Eric Dier’s deciding spot-kick has confirmed the line-up f(...)

 Willian (left) plays the ball in for Neymar (far right) to score during the World Cup round of 16 match against Mexico at the Samara Arena. Photograph: Tatyana Zenkovich/EPA

Brazil 2 Mexico 0 Mexico’s World Cup began with tears of joy against Germany, and ended with them choking back the bile against Brazil, after a displ(...)

Neymar during a Brazil training session ahead of the Round 16 match against Mexico. Photograph: Buda Mendes/Getty Images

Brazil v Mexico, Samara Arena, Monday, 3.0 (Live RTÉ2/ITV) Tite was expounding the need to make good use of his squad players when he landed upon one(...)

Lionel Messi: Wonderful goal against Nigeria showed Argentina’s star is still capable of delivering the goods on the biggest stage. Photograph: Owen Humphreys/PA

It is now, as the Russians apparently say, about becoming a master or a deadman. And all but one of the teams that remain at this World Cup must ultim(...)

Germany’s Thomas Müller, left, and Toni Kroos react after South Korea’s second goal. Photograph: Jewel Samad/AFP Photo

Day 14. The only wonder is that Gary Lineker didn’t sign off with “Don’t mention ze Var!” If he’d checked his Twitter feed in time, he’d have seen it (...)

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