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Belgium beat England to take third place at World Cup

Posted Sunday, July 15, 2018 by PA

England’s remarkable World Cup adventure reached a meek conclusion as Belgium beat Gareth Southgate’s men in the third-place play-off.Still reeling from Wednesday’s heartbreaking semi-final defeat to Croatia, the Three Lions stuttered in St Petersburg as the chance to become the best-ever team to leave English shores passed them by.Instead Belgium made history by collecting the...Full Story »

Belgium 2 England 0: Meunier, Hazard make history for Martinez's entertainers

Posted Sunday, July 15, 2018 by Goal.com

England's encouraging World Cup performance ended with successive defeats as Belgium claimed third spot in Russia. Thomas Meunier and Eden Hazard combined to secure Belgium's best performance at a World Cup as they edged England 2-0 in the third-place play-off in St Petersburg on Saturday. Having fallen one match shy of a maiden final appearance in Tuesday's slim 1-0 defeat to France, the Re...Full Story »

Kenny Miller leads Livingston to victory on managerial debut

Posted Sunday, July 15, 2018 by PA

Kenny Miller played the full 90 minutes of his winning managerial debut as Livingston won 2-1 at Airdrie in the Betfred Cup.First-half goals from Scott Pittman and Lee Miller proved enough to earn the Ladbrokes Premiership newcomers three points at the Penny Cars Stadium.The scoreline was tighter than it should have been after slack play by Craig Halkett allowed Darryl Duffy to pull one back in ...Full Story »

Sofien Moussa at the double as Dundee get up and running with a win

Posted Sunday, July 15, 2018 by PA

Sofien Moussa grabbed a double as Dundee began their Betfred Cup campaign with a convincing 4-0 win over League Two Stirling Albion at Forthbank.The lively Tunisian striker opened the scoring in the 39th minute of the opening Group D encounter with a close-range volley and headed in a second in the 56th minute before setting up debutant Jean Mendy, signed from Lokeren, for a third.Craig Wig...Full Story »

Annan spring surprise against Hamilton

Posted Sunday, July 15, 2018 by PA

Aidan Smith’s second-half goal proved the difference as Annan upset Hamilton with a 1-0 win in the Betfred Cup.The League Two side enjoyed their share of the game and claimed the three points after Smith poked in seconds after coming off the bench.Hamilton were clearly lacking in creativity in the final third, and hit the woodwork twice but were unable to break through a determined defence...Full Story »

Rakitic: I'll get a forehead tattoo if Croatia win World Cup

Posted Saturday, July 14, 2018 by Goal.com

Ivan Rakitic has joked he will get a tattoo on his forehead if Croatia win the World Cup. Croatia take on France in their first ever World Cup final in Moscow on Sunday. Rakitic has been one of the star players for Zlatko Dalic's side, along with midfield partner Luka Modric. And Rakitic suggested he would mark Croatia's success in a special way if his team beat France. "On my forehead!" R...Full Story »

'You are already champions' - Neymar hails Rakitic & Mbappe ahead of World Cup final

Posted Saturday, July 14, 2018 by Goal.com

Neymar has wished Kylian Mbappe and Ivan Rakitic good luck for the World Cup final. Rakitic and Mbappe will face off in Moscow on Sunday , with Croatia in their first final, while France seek to win the title for the first time since 1998. And Neymar, whose Brazil side lost to Belgium in the quarter-final , sent a message of support to former Barcelona team-mate and fellow Paris Saint-Germai...Full Story »

Roberto Martinez says there are no secrets between England and Belgium

Posted Saturday, July 14, 2018 by Skysports.com

Roberto Martinez and Gareth Southgate embrace on the touchline during their teams' meeting in the group stages Belgium manager Roberto Martinez says there are "no secrets" between his side and England ahead of their second meeting at this summer's World Cup. Belgium beat England 1-0 in their final group match, after both teams heavily rotated their line-ups, earlier in the tournament. They wi...Full Story »

Boss Stubbs pleased with St Mirren fitness after shoot-out win

Posted Saturday, July 14, 2018 by PA

Alan Stubbs was pleased with the response of his players as St Mirren got their season up and running with a penalty shoot-out win over Kilmarnock.The Buddies triumphed over Killie at Rugby Park 3-2 on penalties after a goalless draw in normal time as the Betfred Cup got under way.The visitors claimed the bonus point win despite not having played a proper warm-up game in pre-season after their f...Full Story »

St Mirren kick off Betfred Cup campaign with shoot-out win against Kilmarnock

Posted Saturday, July 14, 2018 by PA

St Mirren claimed first blood in the Betfred Cup after beating Kilmarnock on penalties as the Scottish domestic season kicked off at Rugby Park.The first game of the season saw the two sides share a goalless draw with plenty of chances, but it was the Buddies who claimed the bonus point to take the lead in Group H.The newly promoted Ladbrokes Premiership side enjoyed the better of the match but ...Full Story »

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