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

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Falcao, James inspire; 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.

Colombia impress amid mixed fortunes for CONMEBOL

Until Colombia thrashed Poland, CONMEBOL teams had largely continued to play in the manner shown during a disappointing qualification cycle.

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.

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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.

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Gareth 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 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.

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.

4:46

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.

0:55

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.

2:29

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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Scenarios: Who can qualify for the Round of 16?

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

Project Russia: Birthday gifts for Lionel Messi

ESPN's team of reporters in Russia have messages for birthday boy Lionel Messi as he faces elimination. Meanwhile, England fans are in high spirits.

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Project Russia: Birthday gifts for Lionel Messi

ESPN's team of reporters in Russia have messages for birthday boy Lionel Messi as he faces elimination. Meanwhile, England fans are in high spirits.

3:35

Extra Time: Lukaku erasing doubt? England set for a deep run?

The ESPN FC team respond to your tweets on Romelu Lukaku's finishing, Neymar's ego, VAR and England's start to the World Cup.

11:47

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.

0:55

Project Russia: Becoming a Mexico fan

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Ballsupski: Panama? More like "PanaNah don't think so mate!"

England, England, ENGLAND! ENGLAND... and Panama.

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Project Russia: "Who is the GOAT?"

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Matchday 10: Belgium & Mexico impress, Kroos rescues Germany

Toni Kroos' goal in the dying moments gave Germany a lifeline, Romelu Lukaku powered Belgium and Mexico stayed perfect on matchday 10.

0:50

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.

5:44

Ballsupski: Hope it's a four game Saturday like last week

Anthony Richardson and Ian Fiveankles return to talk Neymar's tears, German nerves and Julian Draxler's dislike of daylight.

4:32

ESPN FC Best of the Week

Gab dancing around on camera. Sebastian Salazar admitting he was wrong. The World Cup has resulted in plenty of funny moments on ESPN FC this week.

3:47

Matchday 9: Brazil & Swiss win late, Argentina still alive

Brazil and Switzerland left it till the end to earn their wins, while Nigeria beat Iceland and kept the door open for Argentina to sneak into the round of 16.

0:59

Extra Time: Should Argentina sack Sampaoli? Croatia a contender?

The FC team answer your tweets on whether Argentina would win their next match if they sack their coach and Croatia's chances of winning it all.

5:55

Transfer Talk

Transfer Talk: Man United to battle City for Mbappe signature

With FFP set to potentially scupper Kylian Mbappe's permanent move to PSG, two Premier League giants are circling. Transfer Talk has the latest.

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Transfer Rater: Luka Modric to Tottenham

Luka Modric to Tottenham and Tanguy N'Dombele to Manchester United are two of today's hot rumours, according to Football Whispers.

Rumour Rater: Are Madrid now favourites for Milinkovic-Savic?

The World Cup has started but the transfer rumour mill hasn't slowed one bit. David Amoyal rates some of the newest and biggest transfer rumours.

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Ronaldo faces friend-turned-foe when he meets Queiroz, Iran

Iran versus Portugal features a rather bad-blood, personal contest between Ronaldo and the man who stands in his way of greatness, Carlos Queiroz.

The fight for the rights of Iran's female fans

Fans in Russia, as well as the progress made in Saudi Arabia, have proved that a removal of the ban in Iran is long overdue.

Ronaldo can't do it alone for Portugal

Cristiano Ronaldo got the early goal as Portugal got an "unfair" 1-0 win over Morocco but his teammates need to step up if they're to go far.

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.

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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Kroos rekindles Germany's love for the World Cup

Toni Kroos's late strike not only bagged a vital three points for his nation -- it stirred emotions slumbering deep in Germany's collective psyche.

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Kroos's redemption gives Germany belief

Germany looked destined to draw with Sweden, all but condemning them to a group-stage exit. That's why Toni Kroos' late winner changes everything.

Kroos stunner keeps Germany's last-16 hopes alive

Germany was on the brink of elimination against Sweden, but a late Toni Kroos stunner has the defending champions back in the mix at the World Cup.

Matchday 10: Belgium & Mexico impress, Kroos rescues Germany

Toni Kroos' goal in the dying moments gave Germany a lifeline, Romelu Lukaku powered Belgium and Mexico stayed perfect on matchday 10.

0:50

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.

0:54

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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.

1:12

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.

2:29

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.

5:44

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.

2:50

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.

3:06

From Russia with Love: Frank Leboeuf

It comes as no surprise that Frank Leboeuf's favourite World Cup memory is his 1998 triumph with France.

0:30

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.

0:54

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.

3:28

Ames: Teams will fear playing Belgium

ESPN's Nick Ames shares his thoughts on Belgium's dominant display against Tunisia which saw them top group G.

1:25

Trezeguet: Argentina need to rediscover their motivation

Former France striker David Trezeguet believes Argentina need to forget about their defeat to Croatia to beat Nigeria.

0:27

How high is Mexico's ceiling after South Korea win?

After Mexico made it two wins from two, Stevie Nicol forecasts how far El Tri's work rate and quality can continue to take them in Russia.

1:32

Ricardo Ortiz: Messi was not born to play for Argentina

ESPN announcer Ricardo Ortiz joins the FC crew to discuss Argentina's World Cup, the problems with Jorge Sampaoli and his sympathy for Lionel Messi.

8:54

'Chicharito' has Mexico 'imagining amazing things'

Javier Hernandez was short of form entering this World Cup, but after two games, he's proven that he and Mexico should be taken seriously in Russia.

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Vela finds redemption as Mexico win again

Four years on from passing on the chance to play for Mexico in the World Cup, Carlos Vela is back and at the heart of El Tri's electric attack.

How high is Mexico's ceiling after South Korea win?

After Mexico made it two wins from two, Stevie Nicol forecasts how far El Tri's work rate and quality can continue to take them in Russia.

1:32

Gomez: Confidence is seeping through Carlos Vela

Herculez Gomez and Sebastian Salazar examine Carlos Vela's impact for Mexico at the World Cup after years of tension and a criticised move to MLS.

4:33

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.

3:28

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.

2:50

Lukaku has Belgium raising expectations

Romelu Lukaku's power was showcased again as he took his World Cup goal tally to four, raising expectations that Belgium can reach the semifinals.

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Romelu Lukaku tops Golden Boot race

We saw two sides of Romelu Lukaku in Belgium's win over Tunisia: the clinical attacker and unselfish, play-making striker.

Nicol: Defence will keep Belgium from winning World Cup

Belgium scored five goals in their win over Tunisia, but Steve Nicol says their issues at the back could prove costly in the World Cup.

2:10

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.

3:06

Ames: Teams will fear playing Belgium

ESPN's Nick Ames shares his thoughts on Belgium's dominant display against Tunisia which saw them top group G.

1:25

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Scenarios: Who can qualify for the Round of 16?

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

Brazil, Spain, Germany, France all failing in the final third

A common theme has emerged between the World Cup favourites. All four have prioritised fast interplay over some unfashionable, old-school concepts.

Project Russia: Birthday gifts for Lionel Messi

ESPN's team of reporters in Russia have messages for birthday boy Lionel Messi as he faces elimination. Meanwhile, England fans are in high spirits.

3:35

Extra Time: Lukaku erasing doubt? England set for a deep run?

The ESPN FC team respond to your tweets on Romelu Lukaku's finishing, Neymar's ego, VAR and England's start to the World Cup.

11:47

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.

0:55

Project Russia: Becoming a Mexico fan

2:50

Ballsupski: Panama? More like "PanaNah don't think so mate!"

England, England, ENGLAND! ENGLAND... and Panama.

5:05

Project Russia: "Who is the GOAT?"

2:23

Matchday 10: Belgium & Mexico impress, Kroos rescues Germany

Toni Kroos' goal in the dying moments gave Germany a lifeline, Romelu Lukaku powered Belgium and Mexico stayed perfect on matchday 10.

0:50

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.

5:44

Ballsupski: Hope it's a four game Saturday like last week

Anthony Richardson and Ian Fiveankles return to talk Neymar's tears, German nerves and Julian Draxler's dislike of daylight.

4:32

ESPN FC Best of the Week

Gab dancing around on camera. Sebastian Salazar admitting he was wrong. The World Cup has resulted in plenty of funny moments on ESPN FC this week.

3:47

Matchday 9: Brazil & Swiss win late, Argentina still alive

Brazil and Switzerland left it till the end to earn their wins, while Nigeria beat Iceland and kept the door open for Argentina to sneak into the round of 16.

0:59

Extra Time: Should Argentina sack Sampaoli? Croatia a contender?

The FC team answer your tweets on whether Argentina would win their next match if they sack their coach and Croatia's chances of winning it all.

5:55

Marcotti: For Neymar, relief replaces frustration

It looked like VAR's penalty reversal would cap a difficult day for Neymar, but Brazil found a way vs. Costa Rica... and he found a goal.

Vickery: Neymar, Brazil learn World Cups are different

The Selecao finally found a way past Costa Rica but it wasn't easy and Brazil's display was a far cry from the pre-tournament form shown under Tite.

Tite injures hamstring celebrating Brazil winner

Tite became the second coach to pick up an unexpected injury at the World Cup when he pulled a muscle celebrating Brazil's goal against Costa Rica.

Brazil -- and VAR -- triumph at World Cup

Brazil will get the headlines for leaving it late, but the biggest triumph was having Neymar's penalty overturned by VAR review.

Was Neymar's emotional display after goal too much?

Neymar let his emotions show after scoring for Brazil against Costa Rica, leading the FC crew to debate whether the display was over the top.

3:29

A quick portrait of Neymar's emotions

ESPN's Dalton Cara perfectly captures Neymar's emotions following Brazil's emphatic late win over Costa Rica.

0:24

Mariner: Douglas Costa made Brazil brighter

Paul Mariner and Alexis Nunes share their thoughts on Douglas Costa's performance which helped Brazil get a late win against Costa Rica.

2:53

Shaqiri's sends Switzerland to dramatic late win

Xherdan Shaqiri scored a late winner to help Switzerland come from behind and Serbia 2-1 at the Kaliningrad Stadium.

Scenarios: Who can qualify for the round of 16?

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

Robson: Shaqiri provides the flair for Switzerland

Despite Serbia controlling play early, the organization of Switzerland led to two second-half goals to give them a deserving win.

2:49

What's it like to experience the Viking Clap?

Jayaditya Gupta experiences the Icelandic Viking clap at the Volgograd Arena while also being impressed by the attendance figures so far in Russia.

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Five standout Super Eagles records against Iceland

Nigeria established various records while keeping their 2018 FIFA World Cup dreams alive thanks to a heart-warming 2-0 victory against Iceland.

Magic Musa inspires Nigeria, gives Messi hope

Ahmed Musa's majestic double saw Nigeria past Iceland and, in the process, threw Lionel Messi and Argentina a World Cup lifeline in Group D.

3 Takeaways from Nigeria's win over Iceland

Ahmed Musa scored twice in a blood and thunder performance from Nigeria's Super Eagles which propelled them to a 2-0 win over Iceland in Volgograd.

Robson: Rohr's tactical switch paid off for Nigeria

ESPN FC's Stewart Robson breaks down the adjustments Gernot Rohr made to help Nigeria overcome Iceland and blow Group D wide open.

2:35

Argentina are in shambles, and it starts with Sampaoli

Thursday's 3-0 thrashing was just the last symptom of a relationship between coach and country that never got off to the right start.

With Messi helpless, Argentina's World Cup dream fades

So much was expected but, when the game came, Lionel Messi had nothing. As Argentina crumbled around him against Croatia, their star could do little. Now an early exit looms large.

Argentina's troubles tied to a lack of direction, balance

With an unbalanced squad and a coach whose style doesn't fit the players, Argentina's problems have been written on the wall for some time now.

Worst start in 11 WCs, biggest group stage loss in 60 years

The 3-0 loss against Croatia was Argentina's biggest group stage defeat since 1958 - when they lost 6-1 to Czechoslovakia.

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Mbappe announces himself on World Cup stage

France's teenage star scored the winner versus Peru in a display that showcased his outstanding talent. But he must deal better with criticism.

Mbappe seals France progress vs. enthusiastic Peru

Didier Deschamps' men will have to improve if they are to make a deep run, but thanks to their teenage striker, a last-16 is assured.

Pogba 7/10, Griezmann 5/10 in narrow France win

Paul Pogba was a bright spot as France made it two from two at the World Cup but Antoine Griezmann was below par again, a bad sign for Les Bleus.

VAR keeps Aussies alive as Eriksen dazzles

Christian Eriksen's superb opener looked to be sending Australia home but a VAR-referred penalty converted by Mile Jedinak kept the Socceroos alive.

Arzani impresses but Socceroos slack in attack

Australia's lack of bite in front of goal proved their undoing in a 1-1 draw with Denmark, but livewire Daniel Arzani impressed off the bench.

Eriksen: Australia 'lucky' that VAR gave penalty

Denmark's Christian Eriksen described the penalty awarded to Australia in their 1-1 draw as "lucky," after the VAR system intervened.

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How to watch Ronaldo (and not get bored)

Who needs lung-busting runs or endless step-overs when you can create time and space where neither existed, and when it matters most?

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Marcotti: Ronaldo does just enough vs. Morocco... and that's a problem

Cristiano Ronaldo got the early goal as Portugal got an "unfair" 1-0 win over Morocco but his teammates need to step up if they're to go far.

Ronaldo surpasses Puskas, Portugal surge on

As if we needed a reminder of his powers: Cristiano Ronaldo became the leading European scorer in international history as Portugal beat Morocco.

Ronaldo Records: CR7's astonishing career by numbers

After claiming yet another record, here's a look at the incredible numbers Cristiano Ronaldo has racked up in his mind-boggling career.

World Cup player profiles

FIFA Player Profiles- Neymar

Will the costliest footballer in the world prove his worth on the biggest stage?

1:53

FIFA Player Profiles- Pogba

Will France's bad boy of football secure the World Cup for them?

1:48

FIFA Player Profiles- Lionel Messi

Will the Atomic Flea perform under the pressure of the World Cup?

1:46

FIFA Player Profiles- De Gea

Can Spain's No.1 bring back the country's glory?

1:08

FIFA Player Profiles- M Salah

A look at Egypt's M. Salah, Liverpool's star forward

1:20

FIFA Player Profiles- Cristiano Ronaldo

After the Champion's League Trophy, can Ronaldo bring home football's biggest prize?

1:56

FIFA Player Profiles- Kevin De Bruyne

Can Kevin De Bruyne do for Belgium what he did for Manchester City?

1:14

FIFA Player Profiles- Harry Kane

Can Harry Kane lead England to glory in Russia?

1:09

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Russia sheds preconceived notions of itself at World Cup

Mark Ogden's travels at the tournament have shown him that the country is showing its real self rather than the Soviet-era image many envisioned.

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The 6,000km cycling journey without a match ticket

ESPN's Alison Bender catches up with a Spanish fan who embarked on a 74-day journey, cycling from Valencia to Moscow without a match ticket.

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Willian is the perfect Jose Mourinho player in the sense that he is tactically intelligent and works extremely hard in defence and attack.

Who is Man United target Sergej Milinkovic-Savic?

By now you've probably heard of Lazio's Sergej Milinkovic-Savic. Who is he, and why are Europe's grandest clubs ready to shell out £100m for him?

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