Senegal claim Africa’s first 2018 World Cup win

Media playback is not supported on this device Highlights: Poland 1-2 Senegal Senegal deservedly defeated Poland in a game of few chances to claim the first win by an African team at the World Cup – although there was a hint of controversy about their second goal. M’Baye Niang sprinted back on to the field […]

World Cup 2018: Senegal capitalise on poor defending in 2-1 win over Poland

Media playback is not supported on this device Highlights: Poland 1-2 Senegal Senegal deservedly defeated Poland in a game of few chances to claim the first win by an African team at the World Cup – although there was a hint of controversy about their second goal. M’Baye Niang sprinted back on to the field […]

Egypt overwhelmed by World Cup hosts

Media playback is not supported on this device Highlights: Russia 3-1 Egypt Russia moved to the brink of qualifying for the last 16 of the World Cup after the host nation beat Mohamed Salah’s Egypt in St Petersburg. Russia, who beat Saudi Arabia 5-0 in their opening game, took the lead thanks to a bizarre […]

Boris Becker ‘CAR diplomatic immunity’ claim descends into confusion

Image copyright AFP Image caption Boris Becker says the legal action being taken against him is “unjustified and unjust” Confusion surrounds a claim by former tennis champion Boris Becker that he holds diplomatic status on behalf of the Central African Republic (CAR). He asserted last week in London that his appointment as a diplomat by […]

Why are people sharing this photo?

Image copyright Justin McClure Image caption Justin and Aminat McClure pose in clothes inspired by West Africa with their twin daughters and son Family portraits often prove popular on social media, but this one has inspired people to click the like button more than most. American couple Aminat and Justin McClure posted it to celebrate […]

Pogba and more: World Cup haircuts to watch

The World Cup is a showcase for a footballer’s skills, but it is also a chance to show off new hairstyles. Nikky Okyere trims a lot of famous footballers, including several who are competing at the tournament in Russia. He spoke to BBC Africa’s Victoria Uwonkonda about who he thinks will have the snappiest haircut. […]

World Cup: Poland v Senegal

Poland are confident Kamil Glik can face Japan in their final Group H game – but have not yet ruled him out of the Senegal opener BBC coverage How to follow: Listen on BBC Radio 5 live; text commentary and highlights on the BBC Sport website TEAM NEWS Poland defender Kamil Glik could be in […]

World Cup: Russia v Egypt

Forward Mohamed Salah was Egypt’s top scorer in qualifying with five goals BBC coverage How to follow: Watch live on BBC One at 18:30 BST; listen on BBC Radio 5 live; text commentary on the BBC Sport website TEAM NEWS Egypt forward Mohamed Salah will need to pass a fitness test to feature against Russia. […]

Former Ghana FA boss Kwesi Nyantakyi denies receiving ‘cash gift’

Media captionAfrican referees filmed taking cash The second-most powerful man in African football has branded video of him apparently taking cash gifts “lies”. Former Ghana Football Association (GFA) head Kwesi Nyantakyi was seen taking $65,000 (£48,000) from an undercover reporter. But Mr Nyantakyi says the footage was doctored, dismissing it as “shoddy work with cut […]

World Cup: Tunisia 1-2 England

Media playback is not supported on this device Highlights: Tunisia 1-2 England Captain Harry Kane scored twice, including an injury-time winner, as England battled to victory over Tunisia in their opening game of the World Cup. Kane nodded home from close range in the 91st minute following Harry Maguire’s flick-on from a corner, adding to […]