Spain twice came back and took a 3-2 lead only to have Cristiano Ronaldo equalize for Portugal with his third goal. Read the whole story
Friday, June 15
Uruguay 1 Egypt 0.
(Gimenez 89. Att.: 27,015.)
Iran 1 Morocco 0.
(Own goal 90+5. Att.: 62,548.)
Portugal 3 Spain 3.
(Cristiano Ronaldo pen. 4, 44, 88; Diego Costa 24, 55, Nacho 58. Att.: 43,866.)
Saturday, June 16
France vs. Australia, Kazan (6 am ET, FS1, Telemundo)
Peru vs. Denmark, Saransk (12 pm ET, FS1, Telemundo)
Argentina vs. Iceland, Spartak Stadium, Moscow (9 am ET, Fox, Telemundo)
Croatia vs. Nigeria, Kaliningrad (3 pm ET, FS1, Telemundo)
In the best Russia 2018 game so far, Spain played stylishly but the hero was Cristiano Ronaldo with a hat trick in the 3-3 ... Read the whole story
The focus before the Yekaterinburg Arena opener was on the stands outside the stadium. Afterwards, it was on the empty seats inside. Read the whole story
Morocco had 64% of possession against Iran but fell 1-0 because Aziz Bouhaddouz did this in the fifth minute of stoppage time. Read the whole story
"They represent our state. So the reptiles pouring insults on our team are insulting the whole country."
--Vitaly Milonov of the pro-Vladimir Putin United Russia party, on Russia's maligned World Cup team. He says he has drawn up legislation to fine Russian citizens who insulted and ridiculed the Russian team before its 5-0 win over Saudi Arabia. (Komsomolskaya Pravda via Reuters)
FIFA decried a pirate channel stealing beIN Sports' feed. Saudi authorities countered with a threat to sue over biased coverage of the World Cup ... Read the whole story