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"I feel hugely fortunate now," Southgate said ahead of Thursday's Group G clash with Belgium.

Having turned down the Three Lions job once, the man leading a World Cup 2018 charge acknowledges he is lucky to have been given another chance
 

Gareth Southgate feels "hugely fortunate" to have the opportunity to manage England after initially turning down the job in 2016.

The Egypt Football Association (EFA) president Hany Abo Rida says that fasting ahead of the World Cup affected the Pharaoh's campaign in Russia.

The squad chose to fast during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan that ended the day before Egypt's opening game.

Ricardo Quaresma put Portugal in front with a sensational goal at the end of the first half.

Portugal progressed to the World Cup knockout stages after drawing with Iran in a game full of VAR controversy.

Cristiano Ronaldo missed a penalty for Portugal and was shown a yellow card after a lengthy VAR review for a possible red card.

Holders Germany were dumped out of the World Cup after a late 2-0 defeat by South Korea, with VAR again playing a part.

The Germans lost their opening game to Mexico before a late win 2-1 against Sweden on Saturday, but they could not muster the same performance at the Kazan Arena and were punished for their lacklustre showing.

Spain won the group on goals scored as Portugal were held to a 1-1 draw by Iran – but had a tough night.

Iago Aspas scored a stoppage-time equaliser – with the aid of VAR – as Spain scraped an unconvincing draw with Morocco to top Group B and secure a last-16 tie against World Cup hosts Russia.

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