• Brazil beat Serbia to book date with Mexico in round of 16
Brazil beat Serbia to book date with Mexico in round of 16

Those misses were promptly punished in the 68th minute when Neymar sent in a corner from the left and Thiago Silva rose at the front post to beat Nikola Milenkovic to the ball and power home a header. "I have to be aware of the evolution I have undergone in these last four years". I am here because I worked and I deserve it. Brazil had an e...

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  • Sweden's Janne Andersson: Only 'emotionally dead' could have resisted Germany provocation
Sweden's Janne Andersson: Only 'emotionally dead' could have resisted Germany provocation

Basler said: "I have to say it over and over again, Ozil is an overrated footballer". "There was taunting and unsportmanslike conduct, it is not permissible". He has had time to reflect on being dropped and the wake-up call should provide sufficient motivation to come back stronger and show his undoubted ability, beginning against Korea in Kazan.

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  • Hernandez nets as Mexico see off South Korea
Hernandez nets as Mexico see off South Korea

The official said South Korea will also raise the question of why the referee didn't use the VAR (Video Assistant Referee) system, since they believe Herrera's foul was directly linked with Mexico's second goal . In his two games so far, Marquez has won three duels and one tackle which may not seem impressive on the face of it, but those ave...

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  • Messi to have more ball time against Nigeria
Messi to have more ball time against Nigeria

However, bouncing back will take a huge improvement in performance and strength of character so far unseen from the two-time world champions in Russian Federation. In another extraordinary twist following an nearly unfathomably chaotic few weeks, TV reports back in Argentina claim President Mauricio Macri has contacted Aguero to check on the we...

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  • Could Moe Wagner Be Headed to the Lakers?
Could Moe Wagner Be Headed to the Lakers?

ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported that no players were discussed and that there was no further dialogue between the two teams with talks not going far. The Pacers will decline Stephenson's $4.36 million team option for next season, making him an unrestricted free agent. "I haven't even gone through a season yet, and they've already proven e...

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  • Egypt's Essam El-Hadary now World Cup's oldest player saves penalty
Egypt's Essam El-Hadary now World Cup's oldest player saves penalty

Mohamed Salah has apologised to Egypt's fans after their elimination from the World Cup Monday. "Obviously every player wants to set a record", El-Hadary said before the match and the sick save. The decision was confirmed after a video review and the penalty was taken in the sixth minute of injury time. Almuwallad had earlier missed a ch...

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  • NBA awards 2018: James Harden wins first MVP
NBA awards 2018: James Harden wins first MVP

Hosted by Anthony Anderson, the event revealed this year's MVP, Rookie Of the Year, Defensive Player Of The Year, Coach of the Year, and several other accolades (see winners here ICYMI). "I think that as people evolve, and things are changing so much in the world with social media and whatnot, these people are young people who have families", Rob...

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  • Kyrgios Queen's quest ends, Wimbledon next
Kyrgios Queen's quest ends, Wimbledon next

Inspired by that escape act, Cilic powered through the deciding set to leave Djokovic shell-shocked as he won the Wimbledon warm-up event for the first time since 2012. He saved a first break point at 1-1 but then needed to save five more at 3-3, and was lucky that Cilic could not execute on any of them when given the chance.

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  • Mane, right place, right time to edge Senegal ahead
Mane, right place, right time to edge Senegal ahead

We might have known there would be drama aplenty when Colombian Carlos Sanchez was sent off for imitating a goalkeeper exactly 180 seconds into the first Group H match, forcing Jose Pekerman's team to play a man down for 92 minutes, including stoppage time, in an eventual 2-1 loss the Japanese.

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  • Luis Suarez scores for Uruguay
Luis Suarez scores for Uruguay

The Saudis gave Carlos Alberto Parreira the chop after a 4-0 loss to hosts France in the group stages in 1998 - even though four years earlier he had won the World Cup with his native Brazil. The World Cup 2018 Uruguay vs Saudi Arabia match begins at 8:30 pm (IST). "We still haven't hit our stride so we need to tweak some things." Uruguay and ...

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  • Who wins Group G if England and Belgium draw?
Who wins Group G if England and Belgium draw?

Kane is now one goal ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo and Romelu Lukaku in the battle to be crowned top scorer. England's Kyle Walker, left, vies for the ball with Panama's Blas Perez during the Group G match at the 2018 World Cup at the Nizhny Novgorod Stadium in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, Sunday, June 24, 2018.

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  • ‘This is Nigeria’ - Super Eagles’ victory over Iceland sends Twitter into frenzy
‘This is Nigeria’ - Super Eagles’ victory over Iceland sends Twitter into frenzy

Both Nigeria's clash with Argentina and Iceland's match with Croatia take place simultaneously at 7:00pm BST (2:00pm ET) on Tuesday June 26. Join me for all of the Live Updates and video highlights from the big game! Super Eagles duo of Odion Ighalo and Victor Moses have said that the team will have a better game in tomorrow's second ...

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  • Raheem Sterling hits back at critics in powerful piece
Raheem Sterling hits back at critics in powerful piece

The coach was treated in a nearby hospital and admitted afterwards that he will have to control his behaviour during his side's coming games. 'I think he can add more goals to his game. Hodgson also, of course, speaks as a former England manager and someone with extensive knowledge of global football. "Obviously it wasn't the ideal start for ...

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  • Shaqiri & Xhaka celebrations spark scandal as politics overshadows Swiss win against Serbia
Shaqiri & Xhaka celebrations spark scandal as politics overshadows Swiss win against Serbia

Xhaka and Shaqiri are among several members of the Swiss squad who are of Kosovar heritage, which added an extra dimension to the match. "You should never mix politics and football, it's good to be a fan and important to show respect", Petkovic said.

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  • Chelsea boss Antonio Conte could be sacked and replaced by Maurizio Sarri
Chelsea boss Antonio Conte could be sacked and replaced by Maurizio Sarri

It will not come as a surprise to many with Sarri being strongly linked to the Chelsea role for many months. Sky Sports News reported on Tuesday that Sarri's agent is in London to finalise his move to Stamford Bridge as the Blues prepare for a changing of the guard.

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  • Champions bug hit Germany as Mexico hold on for a famous win
Champions bug hit Germany as Mexico hold on for a famous win

Hirving Lozano's 35th-minute strike at the Luzhniki Stadium earned Mexico just the second win over Germany in history, as Loew's side paid the price for a dismal first half. After Sami Khedira lost possession, Javier Hernandez triggered a lightning counter before finding a charging Lozano, who cut inside a covering Ozil and lashed low insi...

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  • 'Maradona is light years behind Messi' - Sergio Ramos
'Maradona is light years behind Messi' - Sergio Ramos

BRONNITSY, RUSSIA - JUNE 19: Lionel Messi of Argentina arrives prior a training session at Stadium of Syroyezhkin sports school on June 19, 2018 in Bronnitsy, Russia. "It's silly. Messi is good but he's never won the World Cup". A defeat against the Luka Modric-led Croatians in Nizhny Novgorod could see Argentina , unthinkably, flirting with a...

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  • Mbappe seals France progress as enthusiastic Peru show limitations
Mbappe seals France progress as enthusiastic Peru show limitations

The 49-year-old, a member of France's 1998 World Cup winning team, said Peru should not be underestimated. You can get away with that against Peru or Australia, teams who lack the sheer quality to match up. Peru's best outlet in the first half was rampaging full-back Luis Advincula , who had the beating of defender Lucas Hernandez dow...

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  • Japan seals historic win over 10-man Colombia
Japan seals historic win over 10-man Colombia

Sixteen years later, the 42-year-old guided his team to another opening win, against Poland, in only their second World Cup participation ever. Probably still on a high following a historic victory, they made a decision to clean up after themselves in the stadium.

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  • Blatter will fly to Moscow for World Cup
Blatter will fly to Moscow for World Cup

Federation Internationale de Football Association has declined comment on details of Blatter's visit, saying it took note of his arrival. With the World Cup flying in the face of predictions that it would be a doom and gloom affair, Russian President Vladimir Putin just couldn't resist trolling everyone - well, it is what he does best.

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  • Leicester City Travel To Manchester United In 2018/19 Premier League Opener
Leicester City Travel To Manchester United In 2018/19 Premier League Opener

This will also mean Tottenham will play all of their Champions League matches at the new stadium after previous fears these too would have to be moved back to Wembley. After our mid-March trip to United, City's remaining seven opponents include two of the newly-promoted sides and just one side who finished in the 2017/18 top six - Tottenham, wh...

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  • Tottenham Hotspur fans react to Davinson Sanchez display for Colombia
Tottenham Hotspur fans react to Davinson Sanchez display for Colombia

Shinji Kagawa scored from the resulting penalty to give Japan the lead. Osako was instrumental in both goals and sprawled to block a close-range shot by Colombia midfielder James Rodriguez in the waning minutes. Colombia's Carlos Sanchez was shown the first red card of the tournament in the third minute for a deliberate handball, resu...

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  • Jedinak says VAR decision
Jedinak says VAR decision "strangest" moment of his career

With France's Group C match against Australia deadlocked, Paul Pogba threaded a pinpoint pass to Antoine Griezmann , who went down in the box following Joshua Risdon's challenge. Youngster Daniel Arzani made his world cup debut and showed off his pace in a final flurry, but the minnows again struggled in the offensive third.

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  • Mexico Fans’ World Cup Celebration Triggers Artificial Earthquake
Mexico Fans’ World Cup Celebration Triggers Artificial Earthquake

Hirving Lozano's first-half goal was the difference between the two sides in an enthralling encounter in Moscow . Mexico had further chances to extend their lead as they caused Germany all sorts of problems in a vibrant attacking display.

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  • The Brilliant Reason Edinson Cavani Wanted Mohamed Salah’s Shirt
The Brilliant Reason Edinson Cavani Wanted Mohamed Salah’s Shirt

Mohamed Salah watched Egypt's World Cup opener from the bench. "Salah is decisive but our preparation does not depend on the status of one player", defender Godin added. I don't think anyone has bad will or tries to deliberately injure a player. Cuper said that he had no complaint about his team's performance as they have done their best, bu...

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  • Afghanistan demolished in two days in its maiden Test
Afghanistan demolished in two days in its maiden Test

Shikhar Dhawan and Murali Vijay hit centuries for India , while Hashmatullah Shahidi top scored for Afghanistan with 36 in the second innings. But their XI for the Malahide Test had actually played less first-class matches than the Irish team.

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  • Pat Riley Will Do 'Anything and Everything' to Land Kawhi Leonard
Pat Riley Will Do 'Anything and Everything' to Land Kawhi Leonard

Considering the odd season he had this past year in which he barely saw the court for the Spurs amid his injury controversy, it wouldn't be surprising to see him dealt. For the Spurs, they are in unfamiliar territory as the NBA's model franchise. Is it the right move for the Kings to go after him? Would Kawhi Leonard be a good fit on the N...

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  • Ever missed a penalty? Don't worry, Messi does too
Ever missed a penalty? Don't worry, Messi does too

France had earlier had an equally hard time breaking down Australia here at the Kazan Arena. The challenged was initially deemed fair by the referee until a video review was called for. Despite having just 100 or so full-time professional footballers to choose from, Iceland succeeded where four-time World Cup victor Italy and three-time runn...

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  • France boss Didier Deschamps happy Antoine Griezmann has sorted club future
France boss Didier Deschamps happy Antoine Griezmann has sorted club future

The referee had initially waved away the protestations but called for a VAR review over a minute later. Many watching felt replays showed that Risdon did get the faintest of touches on the ball. The 25-year-old will be hoping to help Manchester United enjoy a strong season next term, but before that he will be bidding to hit top gear for Franc...

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  • La Decision: Antoine Griezmann Finally Announces He Is Staying With Atletico Madrid
La Decision: Antoine Griezmann Finally Announces He Is Staying With Atletico Madrid

Griezmann toyed with a move last summer, flirting with Premier League side Manchester United , before finally signing a new contract with Atletico when they had an appeal against a transfer ban rejected. That led to Atletico releasing a scathing statement declaring they were "sick of Barcelona's attitude" in the lead- up to the Europa League final...

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