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Falcao, James inspire Colombia; Lewandowski struggles

Starting a World Cup game together for the first time, Colombia's main men were superb. By contrast, Poland's talisman struggled again.

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Scenarios: Who will England face? How can Germany qualify?

The second round of games in the World Cup group stage is now underway. Find out what each nation has to do to qualify for the knockout stage.

WATCH HIGHLIGHTS: England hit six, Japan come from behind twice

From Lingard's curling finish to Toni Kroos' stunning last-gasp winner, watch all highlights from the World Cup on

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Poland 0-3 Colombia: James & Co. dismantle Poland

Poland's first World Cup in 12 years ended with a whimper, as a James Rodriguez masterclass guided Colombia to a 3-0 win in Kazan.


Are Colombia destined to make it out of Group H?

Following Colombia's convincing 3-0 win over Poland, the FC crew assess Los Cafeteros' chances of beating Japan and advancing to the round of 16.


By the numbers - Kane joins Lineker and Hurst as England canter to biggest win

Harry Kane stole the spotlight as a whole host of records tumbled following England's 6-1 thrashing of Panama. ESPN brings you the best numbers.


Southgate must resist temptation to change vs. Belgium

With a last-16 spot assured, Thursday's game presents a quandary. But England should not veer away from what has got them into this position.

Marcotti: Kane, Lingard impress for mature England

You can only beat what is in front of you, so Gareth Southgate's crew maintained their discipline and simply focused on executing.

World Cup's biggest wins, largest margins of victory

England may have cruised to an easy victory over Panama on Sunday, but it doesn't even rank among the largest margins of victory in the World Cup.

England 6-1 Panama: Harry Kane hat trick

England dominated with a five-goal outburst in the first half and Harry Kane completed his hat trick in the second half en route to a 6-1 win over Panama.


Mariner: England need to ride momentum vs. Belgium

Paul Mariner reveals his grades for England's starting XI vs. Panama and explains why they can't let up despite having already advanced.


Matchday 11: Kane and James shine bright

Harry Kane and England scored early and often, Japan cancelled out Sadio Mane and Senegal and James Rodriguez added to his impressive World Cup resume.


Nicol: England's defence yet to be tested after 2 games

England may have made it look easy against Panama, but Stevie Nicol cautions the Three Lions to not get carried away ahead of their crunch clash with Belgium.


Marcotti: History made by both England & Panama

Gab Marcotti details how the "luckiest goal" of Harry Kane's career put him in elite company and Panama making history despite England winning 6-1.


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Hamilton eases to French GP win, Vettel fifth after first-lap drama

Lewis Hamilton enjoyed a comfortable French Grand Prix victory from pole position after seeing his two main rivals take themselves out of contention at the first lap.

Social story of the French Grand Prix


Driver reaction: French GP - Qualifying

ESPN rounds up all the reaction from up and down the Le Castellet paddock following qualifying for the 2018 French Grand Prix.

Fitness concerns

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'Who made the yo-yo test a pre-requisite for selection?'

That's what BCCI treasurer Anirudh Chaudhry wants to know, even as coach Ravi Shastri says the yo-yo test as a measure of fitness is 'not going anywhere'

Japan, Senegal boost round-of-16 chances

An enjoyable, end-to-end clash saw the points shared, though Senegal will regret missed chances and twice giving up leads.

Ratings: Full-backs steal the show for Senegal

Senegal arguably didn't play to their strengths as they twice ceded the lead to draw 2-2 with Japan in their second Group H game on Sunday.

Japan 2-2 Senegal: Blue Samurai battle back

Sadio Mane scored the first World Cup goal of his career but Japan overcame a deficit on two occasions to earn a point in a 2-2 draw.


Will lapses in concentration come back to bite Senegal?

After Senegal were pegged back twice by Japan, ESPN FC's Stevie Nicol questions whether they can resolve their defensive issues to advance from the group.


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Vettel: I could have done better with a worse start

Sebastian Vettel, Kimi Raikkonen and Max Verstappen react to the first lap drama at the French Grand Prix.


Hamilton enjoys his 'quiet afternoon'

Lewis Hamilton looks back on his victory at the French Grand Prix and a return to the top of the championship.


Extra Time: Best World Cup goal, Belgium's chances and more

The guys respond to your tweets about Nigeria vs. Argentina, Belgium's chances of winning, respect for Romelu Lukaku and the World Cup's best goal.


Djokovic: Returning to an ATP final feels special

Novak Djokovic said returning to his first ATP Tour final in nearly a year took a lot of patience and trust in the rebuilding process.


Are Belgium likelier World Cup winners than Germany?

Belgium's hot start at the World Cup leads the FC crew to examine their status among the contenders and whether they can go farther than Germany.


Project Russia: Becoming a Mexico fan

Tag along with ESPN in the latest episode of Project Russia and get a taste of what takes to be a true Mexico supporter.


Gomez: Mexico must keep their foot on the pedal

With Group F still wide open after Germany's late heroics, Seb Salazar and Herc Gomez feel Mexico must keep full steam ahead versus Sweden.


Mark Ogden's takeaways from Germany's stunning comeback

ESPN FC's Mark Ogden offers his instant analysis from outside Fisht Stadium in Sochi following Germany's last-gasp win over Sweden.


'We're looking forward to playing difficult cricket' - Virat Kohli

The India captain says he is 'raring to go' after a small break and talks about the preparations for the England Test series


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