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Nigeria striker Odion Ighalo: 'Argentina match will be a war'

Nigeria striker Odion Ighalo: 'Argentina match will be a war'

Messi was kept quiet as Argentina suffered their heaviest first round group stage defeat since 1958, but the Barcelona forward could yet have his say at what is likely his fourth and final World Cu...

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Enrique Caceres selected to officiate Iran vs Portugal

Enrique Caceres selected to officiate Iran vs Portugal

Spain will definitely qualify if they defeat Morocco , with top spot depending on the other result. In Group B , Cristiano Ronaldo and Portugal will aim for a place in the last 16 against Iran...

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Cesc Fabregas plays down Cristiano Ronaldo's World Cup showing

Fabregas - who played alongside Messi at Barcelona - says his Ronaldo does not have to work as hard for the team and that explains why he has been able to flourish. "He is a unique player, who unfor...

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Ex-Red Sox Slugger Hanley Ramirez Not Under Federal Investigation

Ex-Red Sox Slugger Hanley Ramirez Not Under Federal Investigation

The officer asked Ramirez if he knew that the man was coming with a gift from his mother, to which Ramirez replied he "was not aware". In an attempt to back up his story , the man called Ramirez vi...

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Controversial Chechen Leader Grants Mohamed Salah Honorary Citizenship

Controversial Chechen Leader Grants Mohamed Salah Honorary Citizenship

Images of Salah and the controversial leader quickly circulated online before the World Cup began, with Kadyrov visibly grasping the hand of the Egypt star as a show of solidarity. At the 2018 Worl...

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Indian skipper Kohli backs his 'X-factor' spinners for England tour

Indian skipper Kohli backs his 'X-factor' spinners for England tour

Kohli is feeling especially confident about the Test series as he feels it "won't even feel like we'll be playing an away series" since the national team will have enough time to get accustomed to the...

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England's Lingard, Stones, Loftus-Cheek and Young on Panama display

England's Lingard, Stones, Loftus-Cheek and Young on Panama display

Ashley Young said he wasn't anxious that England would be able to refocus after a lopsided result against weaker opponents. Despite the result, England started slowly and it was Panama who sho...

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Poland crash out of World Cup after 0-3 loss to Colombia

Poland crash out of World Cup after 0-3 loss to Colombia

Juan Quintero played a lovely through ball to Falcao and he did the rest in the 70th minute. Poland can not now catch either Japan or Senegal, who have four points from two games. There will be a ...

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Sweden's Durmaz faces online racial abuse after World Cup loss

Sweden's Durmaz faces online racial abuse after World Cup loss

It also created chaos in Group F. What seemed straight forward deep into stoppage time was turned upside down. The four-time world champions must win by a margin of two goals against South Korea in ...

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Serbia appeal to FIFA over refereeing in defeat to Switzerland

Serbia appeal to FIFA over refereeing in defeat to Switzerland

Both players, who are ethnic Albanians and of Kosovar heritage, celebrated with a gesture which appeared to imitate the eagle displayed on Albania's flag. The Football Association are thought to be co...

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

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

It might cheer up Argentina, which is now fighting to enter the knockout stage, reports Sputnik news agency. But some fans, however, chose to clear rubbish from the stands at the stadiums. Althoug...

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Hamilton "grateful" but not getting carried away after regaining title lead

Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton celebrates on the podium after winning the French Grand Prix at the Circuit Paul Ricard in Le Castellet, France . "Why Vettel gets only five seconds for this enormou...

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Dare to dream? Young England shows pedigree on World Cup stage

Dare to dream? Young England shows pedigree on World Cup stage

Kane, substituted to an ovation from the almost 2,500 England fans, was the third England player to score a hat-trick at a World Cup following Geoff Hurst in the 1966 final and Gary Lineker ...

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Xherdan Shaqiri snatches last-gasp win for Switzerland over Serbia

Xherdan Shaqiri snatches last-gasp win for Switzerland over Serbia

Both players, who are of Kosovan descent, made a double-headed eagle sign with their hands after scoring, representative of the one on the Albanian flag, as Swizerland came from behind to win 2-1 in t...

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FIFA World Cup 2018, highlights, Rostov, Mexico beat South Korea

The victory has moved Juan Carlos Osorio 's side onto six points in Group F, and they are now in a strong position to book their spot in the knockout round of the competition. Hernandez's strike mean...

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Hamilton leads Mercedes front row lock-out

Sebastian Vettel was almost four tenths adrift of Hamilton's 1:30.029 benchmark while the Red Bulls of Max Verstappen and Daniel Ricciardo were over half a second behind. The championship remai...

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Dele Alli returns to training with England before the match with Panama

Dele Alli returns to training with England before the match with Panama

Now the England camp is actually asking media: Are you with us or against us? A victory over Panama may lead England through the group stages of the World Cup, but it will not definitively tel...

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After England Men, Women Cricket Team Record Highest Total In T20is

After England Men, Women Cricket Team Record Highest Total In T20is

Beaumont smashed 18 fours and four sixes during her maiden T20I hundred, with her 47-ball ton the second quickest in the women's game, only beaten by Deandra Dottin's 38-ball effort for Windies agains...

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Neymar mocked after epic fall in Brazil game against Costa Rica

Neymar mocked after epic fall in Brazil game against Costa Rica

Willian said Argentina's shock defeat by Croatia 24 hours earlier made Brazil determined to win. With a match still to be played between Serbia and Switzerland, it is unknown just yet what position ...

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England dominate in Durham to close in on series whitewash

England dominate in Durham to close in on series whitewash

But Jos Buttler came to the crease and smashed 50 from 29 balls with Alex Hales unbeaten on 34 to hand England a ninth victory over Australia in 10 matches. While Travis Head did most of the sla...

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Blue Jays closer Roberto Osuna suspended 75 games by Major League Baseball

Blue Jays closer Roberto Osuna suspended 75 games by Major League Baseball

The 23-year-old Osuna is 0-0 with nine saves and a 2.93 ERA in 15 games this season. Osuna made his first court appearance earlier this week but with the potential of legal proceedings dragging out, M...

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FifPro Slams Decision to Allow Morocco's Amrabat to Play After Concussion

FifPro Slams Decision to Allow Morocco's Amrabat to Play After Concussion

Medical staff trying to get Amrabat back in the action slapped his cheeks while lifting him to his feet like a groggy boxer. Speaking about Iran's defensive tactics against Spain , Ex-Team Melli ...

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Nick Kyrgios under fire for inappropriate water bottle gesture

Nick Kyrgios under fire for inappropriate water bottle gesture

Kyrgios smashed 32 aces in a 7-6 (7/3), 6-7 (5/7), 6-3 second round victory at the Wimbledon warm-up on Thursday. So it's been a year. "So now that I get a chance to fight for a trophy in one of the...

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Kroos missile secures last-gasp Germany win

Kroos missile secures last-gasp Germany win

I think we'll need them. It was a cruel blow for the Swedes, who gave their all but came up just short. Coming off an opening loss to Mexico, Germany fell behind again when Kroos' early mistake ...

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Federation Internationale de Football Association to investigate VAR failures in England game

Federation Internationale de Football Association to investigate VAR failures in England game

Now Dr Paul Davis, a senior lecturer in the Sociology of Sport at the University of Sunderland, has argued we need to manage our expectations when it comes to VAR. As memories of his big moment on the...

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Simeone slams Argentia 'anarchy', takes jab at Messi

Simeone slams Argentia 'anarchy', takes jab at Messi

Argentina's struggles in Russian Federation should come as no surprise after their pre-tournament preparations were wrecked by controversy and poor form, coupled with a reliance on a top-heavy, limit...

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Wimbledon champion Muguruza confident despite Birmingham defeat

Wimbledon champion Muguruza confident despite Birmingham defeat

Although Gavrilova got one of the breaks back, she was broken to love at the end of the set as Kvitova took the lead. The Czech star, who has made the final at this event on two occasions, losing to...

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Luka Doncic Reportedly Not Expected to Play in Summer League for Mavericks

Luka Doncic Reportedly Not Expected to Play in Summer League for Mavericks

So while the Phoenix Suns were in the middle of drafting Deandre Ayton with the first overall pick in the draft, the Mavs were busy consummating a trade with the Atlanta Hawks , who had the thi...

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Dramatic late goal saves Germany; Mexico and Belgium victorious

Dramatic late goal saves Germany; Mexico and Belgium victorious

Coming off an opening loss to Mexico, Germany fell behind again when Kroos' early mistake led to Ola Toivonen's goal in the 32nd minute. "He's shown that talent on previous occasions but really in...

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Belgium's Romelu Lukaku did something no player has done since Diego Maradona

Belgium's Romelu Lukaku did something no player has done since Diego Maradona

Hazard has revealed that he had to speak to Lukaku at half-time during their World Cup opener in Russian Federation and insisted that he didn't regret what he said . Former Chelsea and England ...

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Brazil team-mates defend Neymar after his on-pitch theatrics draw criticism

Much will depend on how quickly Neymar gets back up to speed. The Brazil striker, the face of the team at the World Cup and the one carrying the hopes of the nation on his shoulders, came in...

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Lukaku, Hazard score 2 each, help Belgium beat Tunisia 5-2

Lukaku, Hazard score 2 each, help Belgium beat Tunisia 5-2

Belgium go into the second half with a narrow 2-1 lead, despite dominating for large spells of the first 45 minutes. The victory leaves the Red Devils top of Group G with two wins ahead of their cl...

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Kroos calls in epic trick play to stun Sweden late

Kroos was heavily involved as Germany pushed for a victor, completing 15 passes after Jerome Boateng was sent off - as many as Sweden's entire team in that time. Sweden felt massively aggrieved to hav...

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Firmino helps Brazil to late win over Costa Rica

Brazil forward Neymar broke down and wept uncontrollably on the pitch at the end of his team's hard-fought 2-0 win over Costa Rica on Friday, it was hard not to be moved by his reaction. Lasmar sai...

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England Coach Criticises Media For Leaking Team News

England Coach Criticises Media For Leaking Team News

England's XI for Sunday's World Cup match has been leaked after assistant Steve Holland was snapped holding training notes during a session in Repino on Thursday. "It was a bit of banter, we move o...

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Sixers trade No. 39 pick to Lakers for 2019 2nd-rounder, cash

Sixers trade No. 39 pick to Lakers for 2019 2nd-rounder, cash

His play subsequently earned him the distinction of Most Outstanding Player in the Final Four. But the Lakers' GM did say that because of the franchise's past success, opposing teams won't be so quick...

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Lewis Hamilton faces engine wait ahead of French Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton faces engine wait ahead of French Grand Prix

Including me. We all can do better, we can all squeeze more juice out of ourselves, and out of the auto. Hamilton said the only thing that mattered to him was not performing at his best. It confirme...

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Buffalo Trolls Deandre Ayton for Tournament Loss After He's Taken No

Buffalo Trolls Deandre Ayton for Tournament Loss After He's Taken No

The trade would have been the second of the night for Atlanta, as the Hawks sent Luka Doncic , who they selected with the No. 3 pick, to the Mavericks for Trae Young , who Dallas selected with the...

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Tunisia bring in Khaoui to attack unchanged Belgium

Tunisia bring in Khaoui to attack unchanged Belgium

Belgium and England clash next Thursday in their final Group G match in Kaliningrad in a contest likely to decide the pool victor. It is really good for us to be able to adapt to different types of g...

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Dwight Howard To Negotiate Buyout, Become a Free Agent

Dwight Howard To Negotiate Buyout, Become a Free Agent

It was reported on Wednesday that the Nets, who failed to make the playoffs for the third consecutive year, are acquiring Howard for centre Timofey Mozgov and two second-round draft picks. Meanwhile,...

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