YEKATERINBURG, Russia Midfielder Keisuke Honda came off the bench to salvage a 2-2 draw for Japan against Senegal, as both teams were locked at the top of Group H following an entertaining encounter on Sunday.
KALININGRAD, Russia Morocco will play their final World Cup match with a big chip on their shoulders, with their coach taking a few early parting shots at referees and officials on Sunday ahead of the team's Group B clash with Spain.
KAZAN, Russia Colombia coach Jose Pekerman has named James Rodriguez in a reshuffled starting side for their World Cup Group H match against Poland on Sunday.
NIZHNY NOVGOROD, Russia Harry Kane struck a hat-trick as England's young and free-flowing team banished the ghost of past failures with a record 6-1 thrashing of feeble Panama on Sunday that eased them into the last 16.
VOLGOGRAD, Russia Saudi Arabia coach Juan Antonio Pizzi said on Sunday he had no regrets about his team's unsuccessful World Cup campaign which started with a 5-0 hammering by hosts Russia and will end on Monday against Egypt, who are also heading home early.
SARANSK, Russia Iran coach Carlos Queiroz criticised the video assistant referee (VAR) system on Sunday and said it has left many fans sitting in the stands scratching their heads about what was going on.