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Japan players expect tough battle against Senegal following opening win

Japan players expect tough battle against Senegal following opening win Prior to the victory Tuesday over a 10-man La Tricolor side in Saransk, Japan were widely tipped to finish last in Group H, but bookmakers now have the resurgent four-time Asian champions as second favorites to top the group behind the Senegal , who beat Poland 2-1 in their opening clash. [Full Article...]

England surpass class of 1966 in Panama rout

England surpass class of 1966 in Panama rout England's captain became the tournament top-scorer with his fifth goal in two games on a hot afternoon in Nizhny Novgorod in which they comfortably qualified for the last 16 by dismantling their opponents. The last time that happened was in Germany's incredible 7-1 win over Brazil in the 2014 semi-final. "We go into the Belgium game wanting to win and I think that's just the natural thi... [Full Article...]

No limits says Novak Djokovic as he reaches 800 wins milestone

No limits says Novak Djokovic as he reaches 800 wins milestone The world No. 22 never looked back after dropping serve in the third game, breaking to avoid a first-set tie-break and then reeling off five games in a row in the second as he continues to build ominous momentum in the run-up to Wimbledon . [Full Article...]

Suarez scores as Uruguay and Russia advance

Suarez scores as Uruguay and Russia advance Uruguay snuck by the Egyptians via a late set-piece goal in their opening match of the tournament and went back to the well for their first against the Asian side after 23 minutes. Cavani almost made it 2-0 for Uruguay with a solo run through the opposing defense but his attempt was blocked by Saudi Arabia goalkeeper Mohammed Alowais. [Full Article...]

Brazil beats Costa Rica in tense encounter

Brazil beats Costa Rica in tense encounter The scrutiny will be on Neymar , but Brazil have a team packed full of talent that can hurt Costa Rica . Brazil were frustrated by Los Ticos until second-half stoppage time , when Philippe Coutinho found the breakthrough and, with the pressure off, a free-wheeling Neymar added a second before the final whistle. [Full Article...]

Lukaku and Hazard lead Belgian blitz of Tunisia

Lukaku and Hazard lead Belgian blitz of Tunisia And Belgium , who wrap up Group G against England on Thursday, may confront fitness concerns with Lukaku, who had his right ankle worked on in the first half before coming off in the 59th minute with the result no longer in question. Thomas Meunier put him in behind the defence and Lukaku tucked his shot away, celebrating with De Bruyne, who started the move. Lukaku then ran ahead and, with Ben M... [Full Article...]

Japan, Senegal record their first win, Russian Federation surprises Egypt

Japan, Senegal record their first win, Russian Federation surprises Egypt A Thiago Cionek own-goal gave the Lions a first-half lead, which was doubled when M'Baye Niang spun a miscalculated backpass from Gregorz Krychowiak to score. We had a very compact team, also very aggressive. Senegal emerged victorious by beating Poland 2-1 in the Group H encounter. Colombia will look to kick-start their campaign at the ongoing 21st edition of the FIFA World Cup on a winning... [Full Article...]

Shaqiri snatches last-gasp 2-1 win for Swiss over Serbia

Shaqiri snatches last-gasp 2-1 win for Swiss over Serbia Shaqiri was born in Kosovo to Kosovar Albanian parents. "That's not enough; we have to play better against Serbia ", Petkovic said through an interpreter. "It's a wonderful atmosphere and a positive experience and that's what football should be about". Sharp, fast, tireless and elusive, *Xherdan Shaqiri *proved more than a handful for the Serbia defence. [Full Article...]

Victor Moses says Super Eagles plan to score early against Iceland

Victor Moses says Super Eagles plan to score early against Iceland Group D is now set for a blockbuster finale on Tuesday when Iceland take on already-qualified Croatia in Rostov and Nigeria face Argentina in St. Petersburg. Nigeria, with captain John Obi Mikel sitting deeper in midfield than against Croatia , slowly worked their way into the game with Victor Moses a constant threat on the right flank. [Full Article...]

Neymar fit for Brazil after World Cup injury fears

Neymar fit for Brazil after World Cup injury fears The Brazilian model cheered on her beloved Seleção's 2-0 win, and she shared reactions to the late goals from Coutinho and Neymar on her Instagram story. "I don't know what else we could have done", Ramirez said. "This is a must-win game for Nigeria, and that makes it a little bit psychologically different - they have to win", Iceland coach Heimer Hallgrimsson said. [Full Article...]

Sixers trade the 39th pick to Lakers

But before the Lakers find out whether Paul George , LeBron James or Kawhi Leonard will land in Hollywood, they added Wagner to their foundation of young talent including Brandon Ingram, Lonzo Ball, Kyle Kuzma and Josh Hart . He joined Larry Bird and Hakeem Olajuwon as the only players to have 20 points and 15 rebounds in a national semifinal. Neither Theo Pinson, nor Joel Berry II - the... [Full Article...]

Iran deserve level playing field - Queiroz

Iran deserve level playing field - Queiroz While Bouhaddouz buried his face in the turf and was consoled by some teammates, there was an explosion of joy among the Iran squad as coaching staff and substitutes sprinted onto the field and jumped for joy. "We are not ever using apologies or justifications, we are using the difficulties as a source of inspiration for our motivations to be strengthened during the games", said Queiroz. [Full Article...]

Hornets trade Dwight Howard to Nets for Timofey Mozgov

Hornets trade Dwight Howard to Nets for Timofey Mozgov Shortly after, Yahoo Sports' Shams Charania confirmed the deal and the pieces being flipped. Howard averaged 16.6 points and 12.5 rebounds for the Hornets last season, the 14th consecutive year he's averaged a double-double to begin his career. [Full Article...]

England's Dele Alli a doubt vs Panama after suffering thigh strain

England's Dele Alli a doubt vs Panama after suffering thigh strain Several players were sprayed by staff just before kick-off, but that did not appear to be enough either. One incident in the first half left England fans particularly perplexed. England fans rejoiced on the streets of Volgograd after Harry Kane's late show got some dreaming of the final. Ricci's failure to do so was even more surprising given he'd awarded a penalty as the on-field referee i... [Full Article...]

Giminez heads Uruguay past Salah-less Egypt

Giminez heads Uruguay past Salah-less Egypt In what will be his first competitive appearance since dislocating his shoulder in last month's Champions League final, Salah will be under pressure to inspire Egypt to all three points against the tournament hosts. At the other end, Uruguay strikers Luis Suarez and Edinson Cavani missed their chances. He said: "Mo Salah is an extremely important player for us, nobody can deny that". [Full Article...]

Late goal gives France win over fearless Socceroos

Late goal gives France win over fearless Socceroos That was not lost on the match victor who admitted France will have to go up a few gears if they are to trouble the better teams in Russian Federation. However, Paul Pogba eventually managed to snatch the late victor for France when he smashed his 10th global goal in the 80th minute to put the French side in lead again. [Full Article...]

Could this be Lionel Messi's last tournament?

Could this be Lionel Messi's last tournament? Adrien Silva has refused to be drawn on comparisons between Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi , but praised his Portugal team-mate's leadership on and off the field. Liberman also hailed Iceland as a "giant" after the performance. And so, after the first round of games in Group D ... "What matters is you score", Croatia coach Zlatko Dalic said. [Full Article...]

Morocco 0 Iran 1: Bouhaddouz own-goal gifts game to Queiroz's men

Morocco 0 Iran 1: Bouhaddouz own-goal gifts game to Queiroz's men Only on the field as a 77th-minute substitute, the Morocco striker dived to reach a curling cross from the left but wound up glancing a header past goalkeeper Monir El Kajoui. The national team of Iran in the last seconds pulled out a victory over Morocco and unhooked Africans from fighting in the playoffs of the world Cup . [Full Article...]

Southgate didn't expect or want the England job

Southgate didn't expect or want the England job England's players are on their way to Russian Federation for the World Cup . "He's silky, an intelligent footballer and people have said I?m an intelligent footballer". "Older and more experienced players seem to take longer to recover". "Ultimately we know we'll be judged on results but we have to focus on the processes", he said. [Full Article...]

Twitter reacts to Phil Mickelson's epic meltdown at the U.S

That violation is an automatic two-stroke penalty. "I've wanted to do it many times before and finally did". "I think it's just one of the moments where you're not thinking about it". "I enjoy the challenge of this because we don't get to see it but once a year and sometimes it gets a little goofy sure. He played a moving ball", Bodenhamer said. [Full Article...]


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