KALININGRAD, Russia -- Spain will be looking for their unlikely new World Cup figurehead Diego Costa to strike again against already eliminated Morocco on Monday as they bid to outscore Portugal and grab top spot in Group B.
A draw in Kaliningrad would guarantee the 2010 winners safe passage into the last 16 but to be assured of winning the group they need to win a scoring contest with Portugal, who play Iran at the same time.
If the two European sides win by the same scoreline, top spot will be...
Morocco have certainly won many admirers at this World Cup, even if they became the first side eliminated from the tournament when they were defeated 1-0 by Portugal at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow on Wednesday.
VOLGOGRAD, Russia -- Both FIFA and sources close to World Cup referee Mark Geiger have denied accusations from Morocco's Nordin Amrabat that the American official asked for a Portugal player's shirt during the game he worked on Wednesday.
Morocco complained about Geiger's performance after losing to Portugal 1-0 in the match, which was his first on-field assignment at the 2018 event, and midfielder Amrabat raised the prospect of impartial behaviour by the referee in an interview with Dutch...
Former Ivory Coast and Arsenal right-back Emmanuel Eboue says African teams will continue to struggle at the World Cup if they don't improve their defence.
The five teams from the continent arrived in Russia with high hopes of finally reaching the semifinals, but already Morocco and Egypt are eliminated after only two rounds of games, while Nigeria and Tunisia also lost their openers.