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 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(...)

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 (...)

Sweden celebrate after winning their Group F encounter with mexico at the 2018 World Cup to advance to the round of 16. Photo: Eduardo Verdugo/AP Photo

Sweden 3 Mexico 0 Devastated on the pitch, trailing 3-0 after a performance riddled with anxiety and inhibition, with the minutes ticking down on Mex(...)

Xherdan Shaqiri can inspire Switzerland into the last-16 of the World Cup. Photograph: Fabrice Coffrini/AFP/Getty

THE MATCHES GROUP F South Korea v Germany (Kazan, 3.0pm, RTÉ2/BBC). Betting: South Korea 16-1, Germany 1-5, Draw 13-2 Mexico v Sweden (Yekaterinbur(...)

Germany’s Toni Kroos scores their scores their winner. Photograph: Francois Lenoir/Reuters

Germany 2 Sweden 1 Germany saved their World Cup with one swing of Toni Kroos’s right foot on Saturday night, snatching a 2-1 victory over Sweden fr(...)

Javier Hernandez celebrates scoring Mexico’s second against South Korea. Photograph: Joe Klamar/AFP

South Korea 1 Mexico 2 Mexico built on the momentum from their stunning opening victory over world champions Germany by comprehensively beating South(...)

Germany’s coach Joachim Löw: “I’ve told the players, the most important things are energy and body language, and that was lacking in our match against Mexico.” Photograph: Getty Images

Germany vs Sweden Fisht Stadium, Sochi - Saturday, 7pm Joachim Löw is sick of hearing about the Champions Curse. When a Russian reporter started tal(...)

 Mexico’s  Rafael Marquez  heads the ball away from Germany’s defender Jerome Boateng  and  goalkeeper Manuel Neuer in the Group F game  at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow. Photograph: Mladen Antonov/AFP/Getty Images

Rafael Márquez, one of the best-known stars of Mexico’s World Cup squad, is a standout of the tournament in Russia. But it has nothing to do with his (...)

  Sweden’s Andreas Granqvist celebrates scoring their  penalty. Photograph: Matthew Childs/Reuters

Sweden 1 South Korea 0 There is a feeling with VAR that all it is doing is replacing one sort of controversy with another. In days gone by, Swedish (...)

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