Javier Mascherano announces retirement from International football

Javier Mascherano announced his international retirement following Argentina's World Cup exit. The 34-year-old midfielder revealed his decision in the immediate aftermath of Saturday's 4-3 last-16 defeat by France. Speaking to reporters shortly after the final whistle, Mascherano said: "It's time to say goodbye and for the younger players to step in. "Hopefully in

Croatia top World Cup Group D

Croatia sit top of World Cup Group D after a comfortable 2-0 win over Nigeria in Kaliningrad on Saturday evening. Zlatko Dalic's side took the lead in fortunate circumstances when Mario Mandzukic's 32nd-minute header from a Luka Modric corner was deflected into his own net by the unfortunate Oghenekaro Etebo. Ivan Perisic's

Yussuf Poulsen hits Danish winner

Denmark took advantage of some sloppy Peru finishing - including a missed penalty - to win their opening World Cup Group C clash 1-0. Yussuf Poulsen got the decisive goal (59) but Peru only had themselves to blame as they squandered a plethora of chances, most notably when Christian Cueva blazed