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World Cup: Cavani brace for Uruguay while Mbappe seals win for France

Edinson Cavani celebrates his second goal of the night that sent Uruguay to the quarter-finals. Photo credit: Patrick Smith, Getty Images

Ignacio Cervantes, Reporter

June 30, 2018

Two quarter-finalists emerged as Uruguay and France advance to the next round and will matchup in Nizhny Novgorod Friday. In Kazan, Kylian Mbappe was the key figure in the French’s 4-3 elimination of Argentina. The Frenchman’s two goals assured Les Blues’ lead and resulted in game-winners. Antoine ...

World Cup: Four Round of 16 teams surface

Luis Suarez celebrates his second goal of the tournament as his free kick earned Uruguay top slot in Group A.Photo credit: Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images.

Ignacio Cervantes, Reporter

June 25, 2018

Four Round of 16 teams surfaced Monday as Uruguay, Portugal, Spain, and Russia clinched spots in the knockout phase. Late drama in Kaliningrad resulted in Spain winning Group B after a 2-2 draw against Morocco in Kaliningrad Stadium. Lago Aspas scored to equalize for Spain in stoppage time after re...

Ronaldo Shines, Uruguay Leave it Late, and Morocco Left in Agony

Ronaldo's hat trick sealed a share of the spoils for Portugal against rival Spain.

Ignacio Cervantes, Reporter

June 15, 2018

Friday was the first full day of World Cup 2018 in Russia as Groups A and B finished their first round of play. Cristiano Ronaldo Shines Brightest Cristiano Ronaldo’s three goals secured a point for Portugal in Sochi’s Fischt Stadium against Iberian rivals Spain. The entertaining 3-3 draw offered ...

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