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Mbappe double sinks Denmark and takes France into World Cup last 16
Mbappe double sinks Denmark and takes France into World Cup last 16

Kylian Mbappe scored twice, including a late winner, as holders France edged Denmark 2-1 on Saturday to become the first team to reach the last 16 of the World Cup. Having scored four during France's victorious 2018 campaign and one against Australia, Mbappe now has seven goals in nine World Cup appearances.

Lewandowski says breaking World Cup duck 'dream come true'
Lewandowski says breaking World Cup duck 'dream come true'

Robert Lewandowski said he had fulfilled a childhood dream after scoring at a World Cup for the first time in Poland's 2-0 win over Saudi Arabia on Saturday. "I'm aware it might be my last World Cup and I wanted to be able to say that I've played and scored at World Cups.

I wouldn't take chewing gum from Ronaldo, jokes Portugal's Ramos
I wouldn't take chewing gum from Ronaldo, jokes Portugal's Ramos

Portugal players idolise Cristiano Ronaldo, with many saying it is a "dream" to play with him, but young forward Goncalo Ramos joked on Saturday that he wouldn't accept a piece of chewing gum from his compatriot. Benfica forward Ramos, 21, appeared as a substitute against Ghana and is looking forward to facing his former team-mate Darwin Nunez when Portugal play Uruguay on Monday.

World Cup 0-0 draws due to fear of losing: FIFA experts
World Cup 0-0 draws due to fear of losing: FIFA experts

The high number of goalless draws at the World Cup has been due to teams' fear of suffering an early setback, FIFA's technical study group said on Saturday. There were five goalless matches in the first 20 matches in Qatar, already just two short of matching the record amount in a World Cup.