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Kane takes to world stage as England edge past Tunisia

England captain Harry Kane declared his arrival on football's biggest stage when he scored twice, including a stoppage-time winner, in a dramatic 2-1 victory over Tunisia as his team launched their World Cup campaign on Monday.

Wasteful and over-cautious England get out of jail

England manager Gareth Southgate’s overly cautious approach and his team's hesitance in front of goal resulted in a nervy 2-1 World Cup win over Tunisia rather than the comfortable victory their early dominance deserved.

Colombians bring salsa spirit to staid Saransk

With their straw hats, yellow shirts and appetite for a fiesta, Colombian football supporters brought a wave of tropical exuberance to the stolid citizens of Saransk ahead of their team's World Cup opener against Japan on Tuesday.

Griezmann signs new deal with Atletico after rejecting Barca

Atletico Madrid made a triple swoop at France's World Cup training base on Monday, announcing new contracts for talismanic striker Antoine Griezmann and defender Lucas Hernandez as well as officially signing midfielder Thomas Lemar from AS Monaco.

England rewarded for patience and control - Southgate

England manager Gareth Southgate hailed his team for sticking to the gameplan after Harry Kane headed home his second goal in stoppage time to seal a 2-1 win over Tunisia in their opening World Cup Group G match on Monday.

Tunisia coach rues influence of 'optimal striker' Kane

Tunisia's disciplined defensive formation was gradually worn down by a superior England team and their "optimal striker" Harry Kane, the North African side's coach lamented after his side's 2-1 loss in their opening World Cup game on Monday.