Kylian Mbappe's array of talents -- not just his speed -- were on display for everyone to see in France's 4-3 win over Argentina. Read the whole story
"It's flattering to be second after Pele, but Pele is in another category, let's put things in context."
-- Kylian Mbappe on being told he joined Pele as the only teenagers who had multi-goal games in the knockout stage of the World Cup. Sixty years after Pele did it twice for Brazil at Sweden 1958, Mbappe scored twice in France's 4-3 win over Argentina on Saturday. (Sport)
The knockout stage started with a France-Argentina 4-3 thriller in which Benjamin Pavard and Angel Di Maria struck spectacularly. Read the whole story
Edinson Cavani scored both goals for Uruguay as it eliminated Portugal, 2-1. Unfortunately, a calf injury puts him in doubt for the quarterfinals. Read the whole story
Round of 16
Saturday, June 30
France 4 Argentina 3.
(Griezmann pen.13, Pavard 57, Mbappe 64, 68; Di Maria 41, Mercado 48, Aguero 90+3. Att.: 42,873.)
Uruguay 2 Portugal 1.
(Cavani 7, 62; Pepe 55. Att.: 44,287.)
Sunday, July 1
Spain vs. Russia, in Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow (10 am ET, Fox, Telemundo)
Suspended: Russia -- Smolnikov.
Croatia vs. Denmark, in Nizhny Novgorod (2 pm ET, Fox, Telemundo)
"The hunger is not the same. The desire is not the same."
-- Jurgen Klinsmann, who won a World Cup title as a player with West Germany in 1990 and coached Germany to third place in 2006, on what went wrong at the 2018 World Cup for the defending champions, who fell in the first round and, according to Klinsmann, "deserved to go home." (BBC Sport)