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World Cup TV guide: Australia channels, kick-off times, dates and schedule

The FC guys answer your tweets about the controversies in the World Cup final, Paul Pogba's performance and where the 2018 World Cup ranks all time.
ESPN's Charlie Gibson puts a bow on Project Russia from a scintillating final, as France claimed World Cup glory.

The World Cup in Russia is done and dusted!

France defeated a valiant Croatia 4-2 in the final in Moscow, but how did they get there? See below for every single result of every single match of the 2018 World Cup.

Friday June 15

Russia 5-0 Saudi Arabia
Egypt 0-1 Uruguay

Saturday June 16

Morocco 0-1 Iran
Portugal 3-3 Spain
Australia 1-2 France
Argentina 1-1 Iceland

Sunday June 17

Peru 0-1 Denmark
Croatia 2-0 Nigeria
Costa Rica 0-1 Serbia

Monday June 18

Germany 0-1 Mexico
Brazil 1-1 Switzerland
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Inside the Socceroos camp: Following Australia's World Cup journey

ESPN's Stephanie Brantz recaps Australia's World Cup journey and looks ahead to what's next for the Socceroos.
Stephanie Brantz chats with Australia fans following their defeat against Peru in their Group C finale.

Charged with covering Australia's World Cup odyssey, ESPN FC's Steph Brantz reflects on what has been a whirlwind six months for the Socceroos under Bert van Marwijk.

Holding my passport open to the page bearing a single-entry Russian business visa, the customs official at Moscow's Sheremetyevo airport looked confused.

"You cannot leave!" she said, unable to comprehend why someone working in the football media would be departing with the World Cup only half over.

I know exactly what she meant: This...

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Australia needs to improve 'mental aspect' of the game - Graham Arnold

ESPN's Stephanie Brantz recaps Australia's World Cup journey and looks ahead to what's next for the Socceroos.
Stephanie Brantz chats with Australia fans following their defeat against Peru in their Group C finale.

New Socceroos coach Graham Arnold believes the national team's goal-scoring woes can be solved between the ears.

Speaking for the first time since succeeding Bert van Marwijk in the top job, Arnold paid tribute to Australia for giving a "good account" of themselves at the World Cup in Russia, but also said he expected better things to come now that he is in charge.

The Socceroos failed to score from open play in their three matches against France, Denmark and Peru, with their only two goals coming...

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Al-Ittihad sign Matthew Jurman from Suwon Samsung Bluewings

ESPN's Stephanie Brantz recaps Australia's World Cup journey and looks ahead to what's next for the Socceroos.

Australian national team defender Matthew Jurman has a new home after signing with Saudi Arabian club Al-Ittihad.

The 28-year-old was part of the Socceroos' World Cup squad but was one of eight players who didn't see a minute of action under Bert van Marwijk in Russia.

The pain of that snub will be soothed somewhat by his deal with the Jeddah-based club, which is reportedly worth $4 million over two years.

Fringe Socceroo James Troisi spent six months at Al-Ittihad in 2015, making only eight league...

 By John Duerden

South Korea, Japan, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Australia looking to January's Asian Cup

The Kwese studio panel examine the factors that led to Japan's second-half collapse against Belgium.
Sebastian Salazar and Herculez Gomez explain what it was like seeing Mexico fans embrace South Korea during El Tri's 3-0 defeat against Sweden.
ESPN's Stephanie Brantz recaps Australia's World Cup journey and looks ahead to what's next for the Socceroos.

Asia's five teams are all home from Russia, but January's 2019 Asian Cup already looms large on the horizon.

Here's a look at lessons all the AFC nations learned from the 2018 World Cup and what needs to be done in the coming weeks and months.

South Korea

Despite the stunning 2-0 win against Germany, South Korea's World Cup was a disappointment. There were some positives with the Taeguk Warriors, however.

First and foremost, the team have their No. 1 for the Asian Cup and perhaps years to come....