Five-for and 50: Shakib creates history in WC By Sun Online Desk | Last Updated: 25th June, 2019, 00:06

The all-rounder also became the only cricketer to score 1000-plus runs and take 30-plus wickets in World Cups as well

Shakib the second cricketer with five for and fifty in WC

Suarez sends Uruguay into last 16 Suarez sends Uruguay into last 16

Russia and Uruguay will face one of the top two from Group B in the last 16 -- either Portugal, Spain or Iran, AFP reports


Neymar back training ahead of Costa Rica game Neymar back training ahead of Costa Rica game

The session is closed to the media, but the CBF also posted a short video on their Twitter account showing Neymar in action at the team's Sochi base


Ronaldo delivers again as Portugal down Morocco Ronaldo delivers again as Portugal down Morocco

The Real Madrid star strikes in the 4th minute in Moscow to surpass Hungarian legend Ferenc Puskas as Europe's all-time leading scorer with 85


Lionel Messi does not need to win World Cup to be all-time great: Crespo 'Lionel Messi does not need to win World Cup to be all-time great'

Crespo, Argentina's third-highest scorer with 35 goals, says Messi's chances of success with the national team has been undermined by factors away


World Cup shock and awe: Russia aren't that bad World Cup shock and awe: Russia aren't that bad

The host nation defied critics and confounded expectations by easing past Egypt 3-1 on Tuesday


Russia want more after closing in on last 16 Russia want more after closing in on last 16

Russia will be guaranteed a place in the last 16 and Egypt eliminated unless Saudi Arabia beat Uruguay on Wednesday


Argentina rally behind Messi ahead of key Croatia clash Argentina rally behind Messi ahead of key Croatia clash

Messi made an unhappy start to the WC on Saturday, missing what would have been a winning penalty as Argentina were held to a 1-1 draw by Iceland


In-form Ronaldo looms for Morocco, Spain face Iran In-form Ronaldo looms for Morocco, Spain face Iran

Cristiano Ronaldo will hone in on Morocco on Wednesday after his stunning hat-trick in Portugal’s World Cup opener


World Cup 2018: Portugal v Morocco World Cup 2018: Portugal v Morocco

Portugal have a fully-fit squad to choose from although Bruno Alves could be preferred to Jose Fonte in defence


Russia on verge of World Cup last 16 after beating Egypt Russia sour Salah's return to close in on last 16

After a goalless first half, Ahmed Fathi scored an own goal before Denis Cheryshev struck and Artem Dzyuba added a third


Neymar leaves Brazil training session limping Neymar leaves Brazil training session limping

The Brazilian soccer confederation said the injury was not serious, adding Neymar left as a precaution and would be back in training on Wednesday


Senegal beat Poland for first African win at 2018 World Cup Senegal stuns Poland beating 2-1 in World Cup

The African side took a 37th-minute lead when Idrissa Gueye's shot took a massive deflection off defender Thiago Cionek to wrong foot the keeper


Japan make history with World Cup win against Colombia Japan beat Colombia 2-1, a history in World Cup

In an explosive start to the Group H clash, Colombia defender Sanchez earned the first red card of Russia 2018 with a handball after just four minutes


Japan's Princess Takamado makes surprise Russia visit for World Cup Japan's Princess makes surprise Russia visit for World Cup

Ties between Japan and Russia have been strained for decades over four islands occupied by the Soviet Union in the closing days of World War II


Colombia's Sanchez gets first red card of World Cup Colombia's Sanchez gets first red card of World Cup

Colombia's Carlos Sanchez on Tuesday became the first player to be sent off at the World Cup in…


Argentina coach plans major changes to team at World Cup Sampaoli likely to drop Di María in Croatia match

Di María, meanwhile, looks like he will be sacrificed for Cristian Pavon, who impressed Sampaoli in just 20 minutes as a substitute against Iceland


Ronaldo seeks encore against ‘battle-hardened’ Morocco Ronaldo seeks encore against ‘battle-hardened’ Morocco

Cristiano Ronaldo will attempt to follow up his World Cup opening game heroics for Portugal against a Morocco side


Brazil seeks FIFA clarification over VAR Brazil seeks FIFA clarification over VAR

The confederation says it wants to know whether the plays were reviewed in any way, saying "transparency is of essence"


All eyes on Salah as World Cup hosts take on Egypt All eyes on Salah as World Cup hosts take on Egypt

Liverpool wizard Salah missed his team's defeat to Uruguay on Friday as he struggles to recover from the shoulder injury


World Cup 2018: Saudi Arabia land safely after plane fire Saudi Arabia land safely after plane fire

Players and officials of Saudi Arabia have arrived safely in Rostov-on-Don for their match with Uruguay


Captain Kane rescues England in additional time Captain Kane rescues England in additional time

Harry Maguire wins a header from a corner and Kane is on hand at the far post to nod in the winner before being mobbed by his ecstatic teammates


Croatia game 'crucial' for Argentina: Mercado Croatia game 'crucial' for Argentina: Mercado

Croatia lead the group after a 2-0 victory over Nigeria and would seal their place in the knockout stages with a win against Argentina


Budweiser-sponsored award triggers religion debate in World Cup Budweiser-sponsored award triggers religion debate in World Cup

The reason, it has been widely reported, is that El-Shenawy is Muslim, and the “prize” handed out for being the best performer in each World Cup game


Belgium get comfortable 3-0 victory over Panama Belgium get comfortable 3-0 victory over Panama

With Panama forced to throw more bodies forward, they were punished on the break a quarter of an hour from the end


Granqvist penalty earns Sweden win Granqvist penalty earns Sweden win

Sweden, who join Mexico at the top of Group F on three points, created the better chances in Nizhny Novgorod



England expects as dark horses Belgium launch World Cup campaign
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England, winners on football’s biggest stage more than half a century ago, crashed out without a win four years ago in Brazil


Portugal ‘stronger than Morocco’, says Andre Silva Portugal ‘stronger than Morocco’, says Andre Silva

Cristiano Ronaldo has tipped the 22-year-old Silva, who moved to Milan from Porto last year, as his long-term successor in the Portugal team


Argentina are a disgrace: Diego Maradona Argentina are a disgrace: Maradona

Lionel Messi missed a penalty as his side were surprisingly held by debutants Iceland in their opening Group D game on Saturday


2018 FIFA World Cup: Sweden to face  South Korea today 2018 FIFA World Cup: Sweden to face S Korea today

Sweden will be hoping to kick-start their Group F campaign with a victory


Hazard ready to make mark on World Cup, says Martinez 'Hazard ready to make mark on World Cup'

The 27-year-old attacking midfielder is fresh from winning the FA Cup with Chelsea, scoring the only goal in the final against Manchester United


Brazil held 1-1 by Switzerland in World Cup Brazil held 1-1 by Switzerland in World Cup

Coutinho opened the scoring with a magical curling long range shot on 20 minutes, but Zuber headed the Swiss back level five minutes after the restart


Maradona pours scorn on Argentina coach after Iceland draw Maradona pours scorn on Argentina coach after Iceland draw

"I don't blame the players. I could blame the lack of work rate. But I can't blame the players, much less Messi, who gave it all he had," Diego says


World Cup holders Germany crash to Mexico defeat World Cup holders Germany crash to Mexico defeat

The highly-rated PSV Eindhoven forward strikes the winner on 35 minutes after a blistering counter-attack at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow


Messi not Maradona, he needs support: Crespo Messi not Maradona, he needs support: Crespo

Messi had 11 shots without scoring - setting a new Argentina record for the World Cup - and was dejected at the final whistle


Serbia beat Costa Rica through Kolarov free-kick Serbia beat Costa Rica through Kolarov free-kick

Serbia captain Kolarov - the former Manchester City defender - scored from 25 yards when he curled the ball over the Costa Rica wall


Neymar to make World Cup bow as Germany launch campaign
Neymar to make World Cup bow as Germany launch campaign

Neymar is the focal point of one of the most menacing attacks in the tournament, and could line up in a front four that includes Gabriel Jesus


Denmark beat Peru 1-0 in World Cup Denmark beat Peru 1-0 in World Cup

The win extends Denmark's unbeaten run to 16 games without defeat and end Peru's 15-match unbeaten streak


Mexico coach vows to go ‘head to head’ with Germany Mexico coach vows to go ‘head to head’ with Germany

Germany defeated Mexico 4-1 on the way to hoisting the Confederations Cup trophy in Russia last year


Iceland's hero keeper did homework to psych out Messi Iceland's hero keeper did homework to psych out Messi

Halldorsson was the hero when he palmed away Messi's spot kick in the 63rd minute, correctly gambling that the Barca talisman would shoot to his right

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