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Win: A Volvo for the week

World Cup fever is well and truly here with thousands of fans heading down to fan zones dotted around Dubai.

The tournament in Russia has already had a plethora of talking points, largely thanks to the introduction of the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) system. The technology has helped the tournament reach no less than ten penalties already in the competition, with four penalties being given as an immediate result of the new system.

Cristiano Ronaldo’s been in blistering form scoring four goals for Portugal in their opening two games. Favourites Brazil were held to a point against Switzerland while Germany slumped to an unexpected 0-1 defeat against unfancied Mexico in their opening fixture. Also in Group F, Sweden won their opening game with a 1-0 victory over South Korea, with a VAR-assisted penalty decision. Referee Joel Aguilar had initially dismissed Swedish pleas for the second-half spot-kick, but VAR came into play, and after reviewing Kim Minwoo’s tackle on Viktor Claesson the referee deemed it was a foul. Captain Andreas Granqvist calmly converted the penalty to earn his team valuable three points. Manager Janne Andersson now leads his men into Saturday’s match with Germany, where victory for Sweden would see them progress into the knockout stages.

Sport360 is hosting an exclusive event in association with Volvo, at Dubai Creek Golf and Yacht Club. 60 VIP guests are being invited to watch the Germany vs Sweden match in QD’s World Cup fan zone on Saturday 23rd June, which also features Volvo XC90 & XC60 car displays. The cars will be on display  from 22nd – 29th June, giving fans the chance to win the XC90 Volvo for a week with a social media competition. Guests can take a selfie with the car displays and upload it to social media, tagging the image with ‘Trading Enterprises Volvo’ on Facebook or @Tradingenterprises on Instagram.

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Daily Digest: Fallout to Argentina's defeat against Croatia, Neymar in action for Brazil later

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Hey guys, it’s David Cooper here giving you a bitesize look at what’s going on this morning in the world of sport including all the major World Cup news from Russia.

TOP STORY

Down and almost out: A sinking feeling for Lionel Messi.

Argentina’s hopes of progression at World Cup 2018 are on life support after Lionel Messi disappeared and Croatia roared to a vital 3-0 victory that sent them into the knockouts.

Here, Matt Monaghan dissects a humiliating night in the history of Argentinean football.

FOOTBALL

Neymar is hoping for a breakthrough tournament in Russia.

Neymar is set to star for Brazil today.

Brazil expect Neymar to be fit and firing for the Samba side’s clash against Costa Rica today, following the ankle injury he sustained in training.

Read more build-up in our World Cup preview, here.

CRICKET

Wood triggered an Aussie collapse with a double-wicket over.

Yet another win for England.

England took one step closer to an ODI series whitewash against arch-rivals Australia after a convincing six-wicket victory in the fourth ODI at Chester-le-Street.

The comprehensive win over the defending world champions means that Eoin Morgan‘s men have now taken a 4-0 lead in the five-match series.

The visitors mustered 310-8 with the bat in their 50 overs after electing to bat first before the hosts chased down the total with a staggering 33 balls to spare.

Read Ashish Peter’s talking points, here.

FEATURE OF THE DAY

Kylian Mbappe is mobbed after first-half winner.

Kylian Mbappe is mobbed after first-half winner.

Kylian Mbappe is no stranger to football fans the world-over.

But the Paris Saint-Germain man is well and truly relishing his first taste of World Cup football.

On Thursday night, the 19-year-old netted the winner as France edged Peru 1-0 to seal their passage out of Group C and into the knockout stages of the tournament.

He was our Dior Sauvage Hero of the Day on Thursday.

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WHAT’S ON

World Cup Football

Brazil v Costa Rica (Group E) – St Petersburg, 4pm

Nigeria v Iceland (Group D) – Volgograd, 7pm

Serbia v Switzerland (Group E) – Kaliningrad, 10pm

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Daily Digest: Diego Costa scores as Spain beat Iran, Lionel Messi and Argentina face major obstacle in Croatia

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Hey guys, it’s David Cooper here giving you a bitesize look at what’s going on this morning in the world of sport including all the major World Cup news from Russia.

TOP STORY 

Spain coach Fernando Hierro has warned his players to take nothing for granted despite a 1-0 win over Iran which puts them on the brink of qualifying for the World Cup knockout stages.

Diego Costa’s fortuitous 54th-minute strike proved enough to see off the Iranians and means Spain will guarantee a top-two finish in Group B if they take a point off already-eliminated Morocco.

Hierro said in the post-match press conference: “I think there are 32 great teams here at this World Cup and no-one is giving anything away, so anyone who thinks it is going to be very easy to score and win by a landslide is wrong.

“In some groups two teams have already qualified, but our group is very tough. Morocco lost 1-0 to Portugal but they were fighting to the end.”

Check out our ratings and player focus from the game in Kazan.

WORLD CUP

In yesterday’s games Uruguay booked their place in the knockout stages with a workmanlike 1-0 victory over resurgent Saudi Arabia.

And while La Celeste sealed their passage to the next round, Morocco were the first team to fall out of the competition after a Cristiano Ronaldo bullet header consigned the a second straight 1-0 defeat. With four goals in two games, read our reasons why the Real Madrid superstar is already a shoe-in for the golden boot.

In other news, Argentina coach Jorge Sampaoli again defended Lionel Messi and said his side’s World Cup match against Croatia was effectively a must-win. Read our talking points ahead of the match tonight (22:00).

In today’s other games, France will be hoping to make it two wins in two when they take on Peru (19:00).

Les Bleus didn’t exactly set the stage alight with their performance against Australia and will hope to put in a more dominant display. Here’s our talking points ahead of the encounter.

Meanwhile, in the early kick-off Denmark take on Australia (16:00).

CRICKET

Austtalia’s new coach Justin Langer compared England’s powerhouse top order of Jonny Bairstow, Jason Roy and Alex Hales to the famed trio of his contemporary compatriots – Matthew Hayden, Adam Gilchrist and Ricky Ponting who were an irresistible force so long.

Bairstow (139), Roy (82) and Hales (147) helped England register the highest ever score in men’s ODI, surpassing their own record of 444-3 in Tuesday’s third ODI. England ended up crushing the Wallabies by 242 runs.

In other news, Rohit Sharma cleared a fitness test yesterday and will join India’s tour of the United Kingdom, bringing relief to the selections after two others recently failed to pass muster.

FEATURE OF THE DAY

Our man Matt Monaghan previews tonight’s big match between Argentina v Croatia

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WHAT’S ON

Denmark v Australia (16:00)
France v Peru (19:00)
Argentina v Croatia (22:00)

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