World Cup diary: Brazil and Croatia progress, Ronaldo back in action

All the latest news and action from the World Cup in Qatar.

World Cup diary: Brazil and Croatia progress, Ronaldo back in action 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.

Monday’s results

Japan 1-1 Croatia (Croatia won 3-1 on penalties)

Brazil 4-1 South Korea

All yesterday’s action

Moment of the day

Brazil’s four goals showed off the individual brilliance that they have in abundance. Vinicius Jnr picked out the perfect finish to scored the first, while Neymar’s outrageously cheeky penalty doubled their lead.

Paqueta got in on the goalscoring action with an effortless volley for the fourth goal but it was Richarlison’s that was the pick of the bunch, showing that Brazil’s talents can all click together to make something special.

Today’s fixtures and how to watch

Morocco v Spain (Game 55 – 3pm, STV and STV Player)

Portugal v Switzerland (Game 56 – 7pm, STV and STV Player)

One to watch

With reports surfacing of eye-watering sums of money on offer in a contract with Al-Nassr, Cristiano Ronaldo’s club career is high on drama and controversy as he plays out his final years. His international swan song is a more compelling story.

Can the man who inspired Portugal’s Euros triumph help his national side to something historic or will Switzerland end the veteran’s story while writing a fairy tale of their own?

Pre-match reading:

Ronaldo’s expected to be in the starting line-up but there are suggestions he might not wear the captain’s armband. Fernando Santos wasn’t impressed with his behaviour in the final group game.

Spain face Morocco having already been on the end of one upset in Qatar. Has it served as a wake-up call?

Brazil celebrated their goals against South Korea with trademark exuberance and some choreographed routines. One pundit was not overly impressed.

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