Mbappe brace sends France into last 16

Kylian Mbappe has scored twice in a 2-1 victory against Denmark to put France into the last 16 of the World Cup.

Germany, Belgium stage WC armband protests

Players and politicians from Germany and Belgium have staged protests in Qatar over the banning by FIFA of the ‘One Love’ diversity armband.

Socceroos down Tunisia in World Cup

Maligned striker Mitch Duke has scored in Australia’s 1-0 win against Tunisia, delivering the Socceroos a third-ever win at the World Cup finals.

Saudi public holiday after Argentina win

A public holiday has been announced in Saudi Arabia after their soccer team earned one of the all-time great World Cup shock wins over Argentina.

Lewandowski misses penalty in Poland draw

Robert Lewandowski, one of the world’s top strikers, has missed a penalty in Poland’s 0-0 draw with Mexico in the World Cup.

Qatar open World Cup with nod to heritage

Many Arab leaders enjoyed a Qatar World Cup opening ceremony that showcased the host nation’s Bedouin roots but Western politicians stayed away.

World Cup hosts Qatar lose opening game

The limitations of World Cup hosts and debutants Qatar have been exposed in a 2-0 defeat by Ecuador in the tournament’s opening match.