England midfielder Eric Dier says his team are reaping the rewards at the World Cup for a change in approach following a humiliating exit to Iceland at Euro 2016. One of the reasons given for England’s success in Russia is their remote base in the sleepy seaside town of Repino, 45km northwest of Saint Petersburg. Defender Ashley Young says the bond between the players has helped make the camp feel like a holiday.
Birkir Saevarsson is a top defender for fan-favorite Iceland in the World Cup. He also works at a salt-packing factory.
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Fans in Reykjavik react as Iceland is eliminated from the World Cup after losing 2-1 to Croatia.
Croatia fans celebrate the team’s 2-1 win against Iceland in the World Cup’s last group stage match and have high hopes their team will go “all the way.”
Croatia secures first place in Group D after a hard-fought 2-1 win over Iceland in Rostov, setting up a last-16 tie with Denmark.
Ahead of Croatia v Iceland, RT’s Andrew Farmer travelled 16 hours by train to get from Sochi to Rostov-on-Don.
Here’s how he got on
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Nigeria’s Ahmed Musa, who struck two stunning goals to sink Iceland 2-0 on Friday, says their final group match against Lionel Messi’s struggling Argentina will be “(their) World Cup final”, as a win will secure the African side a spot in the knockout stage. IMAGES AND SOUNDBITES
Brazil left it very late, but posted their first win of the World Cup thanks to Philippe Coutinho and Neymar to go top of Group E. Work still needs to be done for the five-time world champions to make the last 16, but a point in their final game against Serbia will do after the Serbs lost 2-1 to Switzerland. In group D Ahmed Musa struck twice to hand Nigeria a 2-0 win over Iceland and keep Argentina’s chances of qualifying alive before the two sides meet in Saint Petersburg next week.
Ahmed Musa struck twice to become the first Nigerian to score at two World Cups as the Super Eagles secured a crucial 2-0 win over Iceland, who missed a penalty.
Nigeria fans celebrate a 2-0 win over Iceland in their second World Cup Group D game in Volgograd.