Soccer America Daily
Saturday, June 30, 2018
  • World Cup Today: A star is born

    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

  • What They're Saying: Kylian Mbappe

    "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)

  • Watch: Benjamin Pavard and Angel Di Maria join the Russia 2018 golazo club

    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

  • A big day for Cavani and his PSG teammates

    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

  • Results: 2018 World Cup

    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.)

    Schedule:
    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)

  • What They're Saying: Jurgen Klinsmann

    "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)

  • Watch: Highlights of the Mexico-Brazil game that inspires El Tri

    Mexico, which faces Brazil on Monday in the round of 16, beat the Neymar-led Brazilians, 2-1, in the 2012 Olympic gold medal game. Read the whole story