World Cup daily: Argentina through as Mbappe prepares for England

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World Cup daily: Argentina and Croatia through as Mbappe prepares for England SNS Group

Everything you need to know if you’re following the World Cup from home. Here’s your daily round-up of results, fixtures and memorable moments.

Friday’s results

Croatia 1-1 Brazil (Croatia win 4-2 on penalties)

Netherlands 2-2 Argentina (Argentina win 4-3 on penalties)

All yesterday’s action

Moment of the day

It may have counted for nothing in the end but Netherlands’ equaliser wasn’t just one of the moments of the game, it was one of the best of the tournament.

It’s one thing to need a late goal. Another thing to get a free kick in the dying moments and eye up a perfectly struck shot into the top corner.

It’s entirely different to pass up that opportunity, roll the ball along the ground instead and see Wout Weghorst prod it past the keeper when everyone else was expecting a direct shot. Absolute magic.

Today’s fixtures and how to watch

Morocco v Portugal (Game 59 – 3pm, STV and STV Player)

England v France (Game 60 – 7pm, STV and STV Player)

One to watch

Morocco’s shot at the semi-finals will be thrilling to watch and the latest chapter of the Cristiano Ronaldo story is sure to have another twist or two.

Highlight of the day has to be the evening match and England taking on France. All of the talk in the build-up has been about how Gareth Southgate’s side can contain Kylian Mbappe and that tells you all you need to know about the forward’s impact on the competition so far.

The holders have plenty of talent throughout their team but Mbappe magic can be the difference between being competitive in the knockout rounds, and finishing as champions again.

Latest news

One minute you’re the dancing manager of the red hot favourites. The next, leaving your post as your team suffers an early exit.

Luka Modric guided his team to another semi-final and doesn’t look anything like a 37-year-old midfielder should. He says he might have more international adventures left.

Portugal boss Fernando Santos admitted to having frank discussions with Cristiano Ronaldo. But he would like everyone else to turn their attention elsewhere.

It’s their toughest test yet but Gareth Southgate says England will give everything to beat France.

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