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Tactical analysis: Argentina 0 Croatia 3

Argentina's world-class attacking talent again failed to deliver in Russia, as Croatia ran riot after capitalising on a terrible blunder from goalkeeper Willy Caballero to seal their place in the knockout stage of the 2018 World Cup finals, leaving Lionel Messi and co. on the brink of an early exit and manager Jorge Sampaoli under immense pressure
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Tactical analysis: Iran 0 Spain 1

Spain got lucky as a fortuitous finish from Diego Costa secured a narrow victory over a rigid, spirited Iranian side who caused more problems for Fernando Hierro and his players at the World Cup than most would have predicted
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Tactical analysis: France 1 Peru 0

Kylian Mbappe was the hero, as his first-half finish secured France's place in the second round and eliminated Peru, who exit having lost their two opening matches of the World Cup in Russia
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Tactical analysis: Belgium 3 Panama 0

Our coaches analyse the tactics as a Belgium team inspired by Kevin De Bruyne, Eden Hazard and Romelu Lukaku beat World Cup debutants Panama in their opening group game
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Tactical analysis: Brazil 1 Switzerland 1

Philippe Coutinho shines but Neymar, Gabriel Jesus and Willian toil as pre-tournament favourites Brazil get their World Cup off to a stuttering beginning against Stephan Lichtsteiner and Switzerland
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Tactical analysis: Germany 0 Mexico 1

Our professional coaches analyse Germany’s shock World Cup defeat to Mexico, with Hirving Lozano scoring an excellent winner while West Ham forward Javier Hernandez outshone Arsenal playmaker Mesut Ozil
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Tactical analysis: Tunisia 1 England 2

Harry Kane's stoppage-time winner sealed England's first win in the opening game of a major tournament since the 2006 World Cup. Our pro coaches have their say on Gareth Southgate's men's victory over Tunisia
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Tactical analysis: Croatia 2 Nigeria 0

Luka Modric was on the scoresheet as Croatia opened their World Cup campaign with a victory over a Nigeria team for whom Victor Moses and Alex Iwobi disappointed
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Tactical analysis: France 2 Australia 1

Paul Pogba and Antoine Griezmann were predictably to the fore as France got their 2018 World Cup off to a winning start against Australia – here, our pro coaches analyse the key moments and tactics
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