Gustavo Alfaro, the Ecuador coach, has accused the big European nations of underestimating South America’s less heralded sides ahead of a potential last-16 clash with England.
England and Wales will clash in their final group game tomorrow in a fixture which is crucial for both sides' hopes of qualification. Gareth Southgate says he is not afraid to shake-up England's misfiring attack – although Harry Kane is desperate to play as he eyes Wayne Rooney's all-time goalscoring record.
Fifa is expected to rake in a record £6.3bn from this messiest and most divisive of all World Cups, while the global game spins out of control
Cristiano Ronaldo wheeled away in celebration, acting as though he had scored yet another goal at the World Cup.