After Morocco shocked the footballing world by defeating pre-tournament favourites Belgium 2-0 in a Group F play, Paris Saint-Germain fullback Achraf Hakimi made a beeline for his mother in the stands.
Dominik Livakovic proved to be the hero for Croatia as he made three key saves to send his nation through to the World Cup quarter-finals as they defeated Japan 3-1 on penalties at Al Janoub Stadium to break the hearts of the Samurai Blue.
Chairman of the Black Stars Management Committee Mark Addo says the Ghana Football Association (GFA) have a plan for a successor to Otto Addo who will leave his post as Black Stars Coach at the end of this month.
Olivier Giroud moved ahead of Thierry Henry to become France’s all-time leading goalscorer, in a game which also witnessed a Kylian Mbappé brace, as Les Bleus sealed their progression to the FIFA World Cup quarter finals with a 3-1 victory over Poland.
First-half goals from Hakim Ziyech and Youssef En-Nesyri helped Morocco to a 2-1 win over Canada that saw them secure top spot in Group F and a place in the last 16 of the World Cup for the first time in 36 years.