Croatia eased into the World Cup knockout stage after handing woeful Argentina a 3-0 drubbing thanks to second-half goals by Ante Rebic, captain Luka Modric and Ivan Rakitic in their Group D match on Thursday.
A battered and bruised Neymar will aim to get Brazil's World Cup campaign back on track here on Friday as the five-time champions seek to re-assert their title credentials with victory over Costa Rica.
The agenda for Friday's SGM of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is elaborate, no less than 10 items, but the value of its outcome is somewhat debatable as the shots are being called by the Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators.
France beat Peru 1-0 with a goal from Kylian Mbappe on Thursday to book their place in the last 16 of the World Cup and crush the South Americans’ hopes of progressing in their first appearance at the tournament for 36 years.
Captain Mile Jedinak rescued Australia with a penalty to cancel out Christian Eriksen’s superb opener for Denmark, securing a 1-1 draw on Thursday that ensured Group C in this World Cup would remain interestingly poised.
Poland will make changes for their match against Colombia and start “more aggressively” in what will be a key match against opponents who also lost their opening contest, striker Dawid Kownacki said on Thursday.
England captain Harry Kane displays the same level of passion as Diego Maradona, the man who single-handedly destroyed English hopes in the 1986 World Cup, Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino says.