• France beat Belgium 1-0, enter FIFA World Cup 2018 final
France beat Belgium 1-0, enter FIFA World Cup 2018 final

Samuel Umtiti's ideal header in the 51st minute of the match made him the hero of the day and led the team to a victory against Belgium . After all, every player from every team - even yours - would have done the same thing if it meant reaching the World Cup final.

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  • Sagan wins Tour's hilly Stage 5
Sagan wins Tour's hilly Stage 5

I thought when I first kicked I was floating, I was quite excited. Groenewegen grew up in a cycling environment as his grandfather was a bike manufacturer and his boyhood coach was Jean-Paul van Poppel, victor of nine sprint finishes at the Tour de France.

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  • Gareth Southgate encourages Premier League bosses to blood young English players
Gareth Southgate encourages Premier League bosses to blood young English players

He ended Wayne Rooney's England career early, while goalkeeper Joe Hart was a surprise omission from the 23-man squad for Russian Federation, opting for 24-year-old Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford, who was one of the tournament's best players.

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  • Prince William's heartfelt message to England squad after World Cup dreams end
Prince William's heartfelt message to England squad after World Cup dreams end

Although the three Lions took a lead in the fifth minute with Kieran Trippier's goal, the Croatian team came back to equalize the scores in the 68th minute. "I'm remarkably proud of the group of players", Southgate added. We've had success at youth level. what we've done over the last few weeks has shown people what is possible, and we've got to ...

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  • Antoine Griezmann hails diversity of World Cup winning side
Antoine Griezmann hails diversity of World Cup winning side

Before he speaks he casts that look that makes you wonder whether he's going to give a cogent, insightful answer or rip someone to shreds with a stinging putdown. The Argentine adjudged Ivan Perisic to have handled the ball. Back-up goalkeeper Steve Mandanda is the other African-born member of France's squad at the World Cup and has a brother who...

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  • Pacquiao KOs Matthysse to win WBA title
Pacquiao KOs Matthysse to win WBA title

The 39-year-old rebounded from his disappointing loss last year to Australian Jeff Horn and his victory could extend his boxing career that had taken a back seat to his political life as a Filipino senator. Dtuerte then hopes that Pacquiao, one of his closes allies in the Senate, will continue to serve as an inspiration to the Filipino people. ...

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  • Gareth Southgate 'incredibly proud' as England's World Cup adventure ends
Gareth Southgate 'incredibly proud' as England's World Cup adventure ends

Martinez said allowing the players' families in the team camp after Tuesday's 1-0 semi-final loss to France had lifted the mood for the third-place playoff, always a hard match for sides still wallowing in the disappointment of missing out on the World Cup final.

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  • Liverpool's Jurgen Klopp backs Dejan Lovren after Croatia World Cup run
Liverpool's Jurgen Klopp backs Dejan Lovren after Croatia World Cup run

He had been irritated on the eve of the game by references to his substitution after 31 minutes of a 4-1 defeat to Tottenham Hotspur back in October, when two... We have come back after 20 years to the semis and we deserve it. "I'm completely happy. I'm happy that he used the little advice we gave him in the last few years in a very good way".

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  • Roger Federer stunned at Wimbledon as Kevin Anderson sinks the champion
Roger Federer stunned at Wimbledon as Kevin Anderson sinks the champion

The eight-time champion was two sets up and had a match point in the third, but nearly three hours later he trudged off on the end of a seismic 2-6 6-7 (5/7) 7-5 6-4 13-11 upset. "Especially after his win in Miami, sort of just seeing him around, watching him play matches on the practice court, I think he has a lot of confidence right now which all...

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  • Nadal-Djokovic match suspended after 3rd set
Nadal-Djokovic match suspended after 3rd set

The American roared and turned to his box as he took the third set on his third set point. Anderson was the runner-up to Rafael Nadal at last year's U.S. "I need a lot of treatment in terms of getting the body back balanced and stuff, but at the same time obviously sleep is important, too". Isner, the ninth-seeded American and Anderson, the e...

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  • Low expectations not the only reason for England's improvement - Southgate
Low expectations not the only reason for England's improvement - Southgate

Southgate reported that everyone had trained on Friday, but that some of those who had featured in the semi-final may not have recovered sufficiently to face the Belgians. Our aim is to build with a system now through the development teams. "And Belgium have beaten us once already so we'd like to address that". "We have to decide who can go again...

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  • Southgate's England to prepare for game they don't want
Southgate's England to prepare for game they don't want

In extra-time nobody wanted to be substituted. England got off to about as good a start as the team could have hoped for against Croatia in the World Cup semifinal. Croatia will use their defeat in the 1998 World Cup semi-finals to France as motivation in Sunday's World Cup final , says Ivan Perisic . "Some players played with minor in...

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  • England World Cup fever mounts
England World Cup fever mounts

The 28-year-old has been a revelation for his country as a midfield pivot in Gareth Southgate's 3-5-2 set-up, playing four out of England's five tournament matches so far over in Russian Federation. At that time, now England manager Gareth Southgate was plotting his way up the ranks at Crystal Palace - he made his league debut the following s...

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  • Chelsea and Antonio Conte Set For Legal Battle
Chelsea and Antonio Conte Set For Legal Battle

But David Luiz is named as one of those who will be at Chelsea's Cobham training ground and who the club would prefer to keep away from Conte if possible. De Laurentiis went on to add that "Jorginho would go to Chelsea regardless of Sarri". "If Chelsea are paying him even more, I can understand that too".

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  • Exhausted Croatia must draw on reserves for France final
Exhausted Croatia must draw on reserves for France final

While making the semifinal is an accomplishment for any team, losing just before the final and coming so close to glory is devastating. "It's not the game we wanted to be in, as a team". We also lost to Portugal in the round of 16 at Euro 2016. Let us know in the comments section below. We played a high press on their backline. "I was just chan...

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  • Hamilton limited the damage, but Ferrari are the real winners
Hamilton limited the damage, but Ferrari are the real winners

But the race was dominated by a third-corner collision between Hamilton and Ferrari driver Kimi Raikkonen that sent the Brit to the back of the field and led to accusations of skulduggery after the chequered flag. He's been coming to races since he was two or three years old. Also incompetent.Who? Kimi? Who's he to judge what a driver is doing ...

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  • King, Queen of Belgium, Macron to attend World Cup semi-final
King, Queen of Belgium, Macron to attend World Cup semi-final

Giroud has played 380 minutes of France's 2018 World Cup campaign, but is yet to score. "Thierry Henry is really important for us". "I'm not jealous. "It is good to see that with such a young team France is progressing well". He was unleashed in a roving attacking position to devastating effect against Brazil, scoring with a wonderfully s...

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  • Deceased Celtics fan is staged playing NBA2K at funeral
Deceased Celtics fan is staged playing NBA2K at funeral

Ball is life ... and the family of Renard Matthews used his love of the Celtics so others would remember him as they do. Matthews' family says he loved the Boston Celtics and playing video games. Matthews had been walking his dog when he was shot and robbed of his cellphone, his aunt told The Times-Picayune . We get used to seeing each oth...

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  • Croatia ace to play through pain barrier against England
Croatia ace to play through pain barrier against England

They had won just one knockout match at a major tournament in 16 years before coming to Russian Federation, a 1-0 victory against Ecuador at the 2006 World Cup in Germany. After winning Group D, Croatia beat Denmark and Russian Federation in penalty kicks to get to this point, while England knocked out Colombia in the round of 16 in penalties...

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  • Fernando Hierro leaves role with Spain after World Cup exit
Fernando Hierro leaves role with Spain after World Cup exit

A great number of tasks are at hand for Luis Enrique when he begins life as the coach of the Spanish national team, with a select number dominating the fate of his tenure. The 48-year-old has been out of work since leaving Barcelona last summer. A bustling forward or midfielder, he made 157 appearances for Real Madrid over five seasons scorin...

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  • It’s a European revolution at this World Cup
It’s a European revolution at this World Cup

Now I watch footage of him! Russia's fans are disappointed that their team's Cinderella run came to an end in the quarterfinals, but the rest of the world should be in for a treat as the remaining four squads put it all on the line for the World Cup .

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  • F1: Mercedes British GP practice Verstappen brought to a halt
F1: Mercedes British GP practice Verstappen brought to a halt

For qualifying, we will try to do what we can but Ferrari and Mercedes are too fast over one lap. I don't see the necessity to decide every time. "For a change it seems like a good Friday, but I hope you're right. "That would be very good news". I think we have to be very honest with ourselves and our fans that this is going to be a journey. ...

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  • Brazil and France target World Cup semi-finals
Brazil and France target World Cup semi-finals

He glanced his header into the top left corner of the goal. Cavani's absence would be a huge blow to Uruguay as he forms a fearsome partnership with Barcelona's Luis Suarez - between them‚ they have scored five of Uruguay's seven goals in Russian Federation.

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  • Nadal heads into the third round
Nadal heads into the third round

That match was also suspended on Wednesday (Thursday NZT) with Wawrinka leading 6-5 in the third set, but Fabbiano wrapped up the victory quickly to equal his best Grand Slam result by reaching the third round. Subscribe to the IOL Sport Newsletter! . Of the players seeded in the top 10 ahead of the tournament, only world number one Simona Hale...

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  • Christian Horner praises 'disciplined' and 'mature' Max Verstappen
Christian Horner praises 'disciplined' and 'mature' Max Verstappen

Up ahead, however, Ricciardo was struggling with blistering tyres in the Austrian sun. The Dutchman managed the race from there on and fended off the two charging Ferraris in the closing laps to secure Red Bull's first win on home soil. Q: (Scott Mitchell - Autosport) Max and Kimi; although the race was 71 laps long, it was effectively decided by...

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  • How do the World Cup quarter-finalists compare?
How do the World Cup quarter-finalists compare?

England have beaten Colombia on penalties. "They have shown it so many times now". Kane's Tottenham Hostpur teammate, Dele Alli , has previously streamed his games on Twitch and both of them have played with Fortnite sensation Tyler "Ninja" Blevins in the past.

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  • Diego Maradona says England committed 'robbery' against Colombia
Diego Maradona says England committed 'robbery' against Colombia

Yet Colombia did not learn their lesson as Carlos Sanchez, once of Aston Villa, was penalised for dragging Kane to the floor at an England corner. England had lost five successive shootouts before luck finally smiled on it at the compact Spartak Stadium. The night got off to a flawless start when Raheem Sterling was brought down in the box a...

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  • National Basketball Association free agency rumors: Lakers meeting with Clint Capela
National Basketball Association free agency rumors: Lakers meeting with Clint Capela

Looking forward, Paul will continue to provide tenacious on-ball defense and playmaking starting at point guard for the Rockets. Chris Paul is re-signing with the Rockets. Point guard playing in the League since the season 2005-2006. Capela became a restricted free agent after the Rockets had extended him a $4.7 million qualifying offer.

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  • Fellaini does what Ronaldo, Messi or Neymar can't
Fellaini does what Ronaldo, Messi or Neymar can't

Neymar , 26, reacted strongly to an incident in which Mexcio's Miguel Layun seemed to stand on his ankle. Jan Vertonghen (69), Marouane Fellaini-Bakkioui (74) and Nacer Chadli (90+4) all scored goals after being down 0:2 to Japan, all five goals scored in the second half.

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  • Thai football team found alive in cave after nine days
Thai football team found alive in cave after nine days

Thai authorities say they are committed to "100 percent safety" when they consider how to extract a youth soccer team from the cave complex. Video shows the moments after they were first discovered by British divers. "I'm waiting for the admiral to give us orders and trying to find a way to get them out because right now the water's really low...

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