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Sweden topples Mexico in gruelling encounter, secures round of 16 qualification

Sweden topples Mexico in gruelling encounter, secures round of 16 qualification However, if Sweden beats Mexico 2-1 and Germany beats Korea 1-0, Sweden would go through as the group victor with Mexico and Germany deadlocked and El Tri moving through thanks to their head-to-head win over the reigning champion. [Full Article...]

Costa Rica ties Switzerland 2-2, heads for World Cup exits

Costa Rica ties Switzerland 2-2, heads for World Cup exits This will be the fifth time Brazil faces off with Mexico in the World Cup, with Brazil having won three of those meetings and one being a draw. Tite insists Brazil can cope with being installed as World Cup favourites, following Germany's shock exit, with the Selecao boss backing his side to grow in the knock-out stages at Russian Federation 2018. [Full Article...]

Khedira wants Low to stay on as Germany coach

Khedira wants Low to stay on as Germany coach By winning the match and thus the group, Belgium moves to the "side of death" for the knockout round, where four of the top five teams in the world according to Federation Internationale de Football Association rankings - Brazil , Belgium , Portugal , and Argentina - will all compete for one spot in the final. [Full Article...]

Portugal boss Fernando Santos says if Cristiano Ronaldo plays alone we lose

Portugal boss Fernando Santos says if Cristiano Ronaldo plays alone we lose This will be a busy evening for the referee, not least with Uruguay's Atletico Madrid centre-halves Diego Godin and Jose Jimenez up against Portugal's Real Madrid striker Cristiano Ronaldo . "Nine of the players on the pitch for Portugal are European champions, so that speaks of the quality, and we have been preparing for quite a while". [Full Article...]

Merkel says can not attend Germany’s world cup match

Merkel says can not attend Germany’s world cup match South Korea had entered the day with slim hopes of advancing, but they depended on beating Germany and Sweden losing to Mexico . "We believed until the end today, even when it was 0-1, I think we kept trying to turn it all around". "It wasn't only Ozil, a number of other players didn't perform as they normally would". The journey back to Gelendzhik promises to be a lot more pleasant than t... [Full Article...]

Uruguay 3 Russian Federation 0

Uruguay 3 Russian Federation 0 Russian Federation followed their Saudi thrashing by limiting Egypt's star striker Mohamed Salah - nursing a shoulder injury but always unsafe - to one goal in an impressive 3-1 win last Tuesday in Saint Petersburg. However, without detracting from Uruguay's performance, Cherchesov had some harsh words for his own side's undisciplined display - particularly Igor Smolnikov's dismissal for... [Full Article...]

ESPN To Air 3-Part Special on Paul George's Free Agency

ESPN To Air 3-Part Special on Paul George's Free Agency A Los Angeles Lakers recruiting pitch for Paul George was reportedly leaked on Monday ahead of a three-part mini-series documenting his offseason and looming free agency. Despite George opting out of his deal with the Thunder, this comfort that he has developed with the franchise bodes well for a re-signing. Paul George next team odds: Where could the National Basketball Association star go ne... [Full Article...]

Striker set to sit out England v Belgium clash

Striker set to sit out England v Belgium clash Their battle in Kaliningrad follows the dramatic exit of Joachim Loew´s 2014 winners, who finished rock bottom of their group after a 2-0 defeat to South Korea, the final humiliation after a campaign that never caught fire. I don't think it (Germany's exit) has any bearing on us. With the benefit of being the last teams to play in the group stage, both teams will have full knowledge of the knock... [Full Article...]

De Bruyne 'not concentrated' on England v Belgium

De Bruyne 'not concentrated' on England v Belgium Dylan Bronn and captain Wahbi Khazri scored their consolation goals at the Spartak Stadium. England beat Tunisia 2-1, and thrashed Panama 6-1. "Obviously they have a good team". "That gives them the confidence and the experience to play at the highest level". We are still growing. "It is important we did better than in the previous match". [Full Article...]

Livescore: Result of Croatia vs Iceland

Livescore: Result of Croatia vs Iceland Lionel Messi is frustrated and desperate to turn Argentina's World Cup around, according to Javier Mascherano . "There are so many comments, so many stories going around. If Iceland win, it will be time to get the calculators out. "The happiest I saw Messi when I played alongside him for Argentina was in 2012 - he scored a hat-trick against Brazil in NY, and he played the whole game ... [Full Article...]

Injury-time goals bring Brazil first Russia World Cup victory

Injury-time goals bring Brazil first Russia World Cup victory The goal transformed Brazil and Neymar got his first goal of the tournament in the dying seconds when he tapped home Douglas Costa's cutback. Coutinho has been directly involved in four goals in his last four games for Brazil (three goals , one assist), as many as in his previous 14 combined for the national side. [Full Article...]

Veterans to rule at 2018 Wimbledon Tennis Championships?

Veterans to rule at 2018 Wimbledon Tennis Championships? The two have had their go-rounds in the press over time - see exhibits A, B and C - but with Wimbledon around the corner, John McEnroe has high praise for Serena Williams . Initially, Richard Lewis, the club's chief executive, said it was "unlikely" Williams would be seeded, but that comment drew criticism, including from former Grand Slam victor John McEnroe. [Full Article...]

World Cup Nigeria Super Eagles facts and figures

World Cup Nigeria Super Eagles facts and figures Sampaoli says the clash is the "first of five finals” as he targets making it to the final in Russian Federation. Tomorrow will be the first final", he said. "Perhaps, a draw could be good to qualify, but we cannot think and play for a draw", Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr said. We look at three stars who could make the difference. [Full Article...]

FPJ's dream XI predictions for Denmark vs France

Both the teams are playing their last group match. Versatile players are a boon to nations like Denmark , where the pool of talent might be such that you're overstocked with quality at certain positions and thinner at others. "Everyone is free to say what they want and accept responsibility". Griezmann was eventually hooked for Fekir 22 minutes from time and will need to show more of his be... [Full Article...]

LeBron James beat out by James Harden for 2018 NBA MVP

LeBron James beat out by James Harden for 2018 NBA MVP He beat out New Orleans' Anthony Davis and Philadelphia's Joel Embiid to join Mark Eaton as the second Jazzman in franchise history to win the award. Harden wasn't the only Rockets victor at the Awards Show Monday night. A first time recipient after a runner-up finish to Russell Westbrook last season, Harden also edged presumptive second-place finisher James in numerous advanced statistics... [Full Article...]

Mohamed Salah 'happy in camp' says Egyptian FA

Mohamed Salah 'happy in camp' says Egyptian FA Salah was pictured alongside Chechnya leader Ramzan Kadyrov , who was installed as the republic's president by Vladimir Putin and has been accused of a large number of human rights violations. The Chechen leader posed for pictures with Salah while pinning a medal on his chest. The Liverpool talisman was also captured smiling during a speech from Kadyrov, with Salah reportedly unhappy at bei... [Full Article...]

Lewis Hamilton questions 'tap on the hand' for crashing rival Sebastian Vettel

Lewis Hamilton questions 'tap on the hand' for crashing rival Sebastian Vettel There was also a collision later on the first lap which sent Pierre Gasly (Toro Rosso) and Esteban Ocon (Force India) out of the race. "I got a puncture and decent damage to the floor, which really compromised the race". While Hamilton was outspoken in his criticism of what he perceived as a lenient punishment for his rival, he was insistent that Vettel didn't deserve to be rebuked for the latest ... [Full Article...]

Japan rally twice to claim draw with Senegal

Japan rally twice to claim draw with Senegal Quintero played creator in the 70th minute and Falcao turned the last defender before stroking the ball past Szczesny with the outside of his boot for his first World Cup strike. "We're much looking forward to the match, how we are going to beat them, and I'd like to show you how tomorrow". "We always hope that he can score, that he can be fit as he was today". [Full Article...]

Marin Cilic Beats Novak Djokovic to Win Queen's Title in London

Marin Cilic Beats Novak Djokovic to Win Queen's Title in London The second set was a procession as Djokovic overwhelmed Mannarino from the baseline with a series of searing winners. "It was a special win for me because past year I had a match point and didn't convert it", Cilic said. Dogged by rumors that he no longer has the motivation to return to the top, the 12-time Grand Slam victor made a decision to start his bid for a 4th Wimbledon crown by accepti... [Full Article...]

England boss Gareth Southgate hails irreplaceable Harry Kane

England boss Gareth Southgate hails irreplaceable Harry Kane Only one English player - Lineker with 10 - now has more World Cup goals than Kane, who has swiftly moved to five goals. The winners of the meeting in Kaliningrad are guaranteed to top the group, but if the match finishes as a draw the places will be decided first of all on Fair Play. [Full Article...]


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