Belfast Telegraph

World Cup 2018

Fixtures & Results

Colombia COL 1

Japan JPN 2

REPORT

Poland POL 1

Senegal SEN 2

REPORT

Russia RUS 3

Egypt EGY 1

REPORT

Portugal POR 1

Morocco MAR 0

REPORT

Uruguay URY 1

Saudi Arabia SAU 0

REPORT

Iran IRN 0

Spain ESP 1

REPORT

Denmark DNK 1

Australia AUS 1

Full Time

France FRA

Peru PER

Argentina ARG

Croatia CRO

Brazil BRA

Costa Rica CRI

Nigeria NGA

Iceland ISL

Serbia SRB

Switzerland SUI

Belgium BEL

Tunisia TUN

South Korea KOR

Mexico MEX

Germany GER

Sweden SWE

England ENG

Panama PAN

Japan JPN

Senegal SEN

Poland POL

Colombia COL

Saudi Arabia SAU

Egypt EGY

Uruguay URY

Russia RUS

Spain ESP

Morocco MAR

Iran IRN

Portugal POR

Denmark DNK

France FRA

Australia AUS

Peru PER

Iceland ISL

Croatia CRO

Nigeria NGA

Argentina ARG

Mexico MEX

Sweden SWE

South Korea KOR

Germany GER

Switzerland SUI

Costa Rica CRI

Serbia SRB

Brazil BRA

Senegal SEN

Colombia COL

Japan JPN

Poland POL

Panama PAN

Tunisia TUN

England ENG

Belgium BEL

John Motson's career in quotes

Long-serving football commentator John Motson will end his 50-year association with the BBC at the end of the season.

The 72-year-old has covered 10 World Cups, 29 FA Cup finals and more than 200 England matches. He is renowned for an encyclopedic knowledge of the game - and the occasional on-air gaffe.

Here, Press Association Sport recalls some of his most memorable moments behind the microphone.

"Here's Gascoigne. Oh brilliant! Oh yes! Oh yes!" - Paul Gascoigne scores 'that' goal against Scotland at Euro 96.

"Hold the cups and glasses at home. You can smash them now! David Beckham has scored for England!" - David Beckham's breakfast-time penalty against Argentina at the 2002 World Cup.

"The Crazy Gang have beaten the Culture Club." - Underdogs Wimbledon shock mighty Liverpool in the 1988 FA Cup final.

"And Seaman, just like a falling oak, manages to change direction." - England goalkeeper David Seaman apparently defying the law of physics.

"For those of you watching in black and white, Spurs are in the all-yellow strip." - Reprising Ted Lowe's famous snooker commentary.

"It's Arsenal 0, Everton 1, and the longer it stays like that, the more you've got to fancy Everton." - Veering towards stating the obvious.

"The World Cup is a truly international event." - More than once, in fact.

"Middlesbrough are withdrawing Maccarone the Italian, Nemeth the Slovakian, and Stockdale...the right-back." - A substitution sparks much mirth.

"Whether that was a penalty or not, the referee thought otherwise." - Clearing up a contentious decision.

"The Brazilian supporters are wearing yellow shirts - it's a fabulous kaleidoscope of colour." - Another World Cup, another memorable line.

Daily News Headlines Newsletter

Today's news headlines, directly to your inbox.

Popular

From Belfast Telegraph