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Who needs what to qualify in the final round of group games?

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A win for Nigeria would see them qualify and even a draw would be good enough unless Iceland win by at least two clear goals. Can advance with a loss if Portugal beats Iran . If it's Mexico , then Brazil might be happy with a draw against Serbia , as that would take them through second if Switzerland win against winless Costa Rica, setting up a likely round of 16 tie against the Central American nation, rather than Germany . Read More »

Meghan Markle may join Queen for THIRD day at Ascot

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Alpha Centauri is already a best-priced 6-1 co-favorite in Europe with Without Parole, the victor Tuesday of the Group 1 St. James's Palace for Canadian owner-breeder John Gunther. Sir Michael Stoute's record-breaking exploits got better when he took the Commonwealth Cup with Eqtidaar (12-1), who held Sands Of Mali by half a length in the hands of Jim Crowley. Read More »

Sprint auto driver Jason Johnson dies of injuries sustained in crash

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The series posted a message Sunday morning on Twitter saying that Johnson had died. "MEMORIAL will be held for Jason Johnson at his JJR Shop where he made his dirt track shop of Dreams. "He went about things his own way and was really fun to watch". Johnson burst onto the national scene in 2016 by winning the Knoxville (Iowa) Nationals, the biggest race of the year for winged sprint cars. Read More »

Lionel Messi's 31st birthday marked with life-size chocolate sculpture

Every struggling team needs a scapegoat, and Argentina has found one in manager Jorge Sampaoli . On the cake, the bakers carved out a sculpture of Messi wearing a jersey of Barcelona, the football club he plays for. "We don't realise that Messi is very good but I clarify that he is very good because he is accompanied by extraordinary footballers", he said. Messi cut a forlorn figure after the match, but Petit - who was a World Cup victor with France in 1998 - has no sympathy for the ... Read More »

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

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Substitute Durmaz gave away the stoppage-time free kick that led to Toni Kroos' stunning late victor in the Group F clash, and the stream of invective on the 29-year-old's Instagram account began nearly as soon as the goal was scored. "Some of them celebrated in a disrespectful way", said Sweden substitute Pontus Jansson. "At this World Cup, a lot of goals have come at the end (of games) and today luck was on our side". Read More »

Match against Argentina like World Cup final, says Rohr

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Kan you believe?" Iheanacho is upbeat about the Super Eagles' chances of making it to the last sixteen. Croatia now leads the Group D with 6 points from two games while Nigeria follows on second with 3 points which they secured after a 2-0 victory over Iceland. Read More »

Kohli backing his ‘X-factor’ spinners in England

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Yesterday, Indian skipper Virat Kohli, who was ruled out of his maiden English county stint due to a neck injury, had confirmed that he was absolutely fit for the upcoming series against England . Kohli said that in the Tests, when the ball will most definitely swing for England danger-men James Anderson and Stuart Broad, India will fight fire with fire . Read More »

Kerala: Missing Argentina fan's body found in river

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Police and fire and rescue personnel have launched a search after a diehard Lionel Messi fan went missing from his residence at Aramanoor upon the River Meenachil on Friday. Police suspect the youth might have killed himself, after a purported suicide note was recovered from his house. "I am proceeding towards death and none is responsible". Read More »

England break record in win over Panama

England and Belgium go into their Group G game on Thursday with identical records, meaning the team that receives the most yellow cards could finish as runners-up in the group. The Tottenham striker scored his third and England's sixth, deflecting a Ruben Loftus-Cheek shot into the net, before he was taken off and replaced by Leicester striker Jamie Vardy. Read More »

Clinical Colombia send Poles packing with 3-0 win

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Poland forward Dawid Kownacki will be favourite after impressing against Senegal as a second-half substitute. Monaco striker Falcao stroked home his 30th global goal, making him the first player from Colombia to reach such a milestone, midway through the second half of a cagey encounter in Kazan , where defeat for either side would have meant elimination from the competition. Read More »

'F*** racism' - Sweden take stand after Jimmy Durmaz abuse

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Sweden took the lead in the 32nd minute when Ola Toivonen finished confidently after Kroos gave the ball away in midfield. "When you put in 400 passes in a game, then one or two won't go where they should", said Kroos. Reus, whose goal sparked Germany's fightback at the start of the second half, hailed Kroos's last-gasp strike. Timo Werner said he was nearly in tears after Toni Kroos' 95th-minute victor rescued German hopes of qualifying for the World Cup last 16. Read More »

Points table after French Grand Prix

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It is Hamilton's first win at the French Grand Prix , having competed at Magny-Cours twice before in 2007 and 2008, the last time the race was held. Hamilton's Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas , who was second in opening practise, was hit by a water leak in the afternoon and wound up seventh after being prevented from completing the second session. Read More »

Mohamed Salah reportedly considered quitting Egypt national team

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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. "I gave Mohamed Salah a copy of the order and a pin at a celebratory dinner that I gave in honour of the Egyptian team", he added. Images also surfaced of a smiling Salah sitting alongside Kadyrov as he made a speech in a ceremony in which the leader, who enjoys Kremlin backing but is now under USA sanctions, ... Read More »

Hamilton wins French Grand Prix, reclaims championship lead

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This is a great day. "But P3 I'm happy with because the vehicle should be good in the race". "It's really, really great to have this result, and a one-two". "I haven't thought about [the championship lead], but that's where I want to be". He said: "He took him right out". "You try a little bit too much here and there and you lose the tyre, the auto, and then it slides". Read More »

ICC unveils schedule for inaugural World Test Championship

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New Zealand will play a Boxing Day Test against Australia at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in 2019 for the first time in 32 years. James Sutherland , the Cricket Australia chief executive and a major driver of the Test Championship and ODI leagues, said that the commercial rights value of the two finals - by some estimates expected to reap as much as United States dollars 40 million in addition to bilateral series over the next four years - needed to be discussed in conjunction with a ... Read More »

Neymar hits back at critics after tears in Costa Rica match

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Things have never been easy in my life, it would not be now, right! Neymar thought he had won a penalty with 10 minutes left, but the referee overturned the decision after reviewing the incident on VAR. Brazil fans believe their World Cup hopes have been given a boost by the news of star striker Neymar's new haircut, ditching his old blond coiffured style after it was trolled online . Read More »

World Cup match report Korea Republic v Mexico 23 June 2018

Mexico will advance to the last 16 for the seventh straight World Cup should Sweden beat Germany in Saturday's final game, which starts at 1 o'clock local time . The closest they came to scoring in the first half was with a header from a corner which Mexico goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa tipped over the bar. Read More »

Motorsports Hamilton wins French Grand Prix

The Mercedes pair is poised for another one-two victory it achieved after starting from the front row in Barcelona last month. After topping qualifying for the first time since the Spanish Grand Prix , Lewis Hamilton said it was great to be back at the front of the grid in France. Read More »

Stats: Suzie Bates’ century powers New Zealand Women to a record total

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The new score set by Knight's side is the highest ever batting total in women's worldwide T20, and also the largest victory margin in the history of T20. Having won the toss and opted to bat in the second game of the day, England openers Danni Wyatt and Beaumont showed no mercy to an attack perhaps downtrodden by earlier events. Read More »

Thiago Silva: "Neymar insulted me" in Brazil win over Costa Rica

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Neymar let his emotions show after scoring for Brazil against Costa Rica , leading the FC crew to debate whether the display was over the top. Brazil were not just unhappy with the treatment meted out to Neymar , but also Switzerland's equaliser when the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) system failed to rule out Steven Zuber's equaliser for a slight push on Miranda. Read More »

Finch, Marsh power Aussies to 310

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Earlier, Aaron Finch (100) and Marsh (101) both hit hundreds in Australia´s 310 for eight, with Marsh´s following his 131 against England in Cardiff last weekend. Skipper Tim Paine won the toss , for the fourth time in this series, and elected to bat, with three changes made to the team. It is possible to fit Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow and Hales in the same team. Read More »

Real Madrid to rival Liverpool for Lyon forward Fekir

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After seemingly missing out on Nabil Fekir , Liverpool are looking at alternatives. Lyon announced that talks with Liverpool had broken down and that the player would remain with Lyon. The European champions have already thrashed out personal terms with the goalkeeper and have been in negotiations with Roma over an agreement. Real Madrid , on the other hand, are in desperate need of attacking reinforcements with goals not coming consistently from players other than Cristiano ... Read More »

Australia bolster lineout for third Ireland test

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Halfback Nick Phipps and blindside flanker Lukhan Tui will start for Australia in the Wallabies' series-deciding test against Ireland on Saturday. 7. The uncapped Ross Byrne was named in the reserves , as was Tadhg Beirne, who made his debut last week in Melbourne. Rob Kearney, Keith Earls, Robbie Henshaw, Bundee Aki, Jacob Stockdale, Johnny Sexton , Conor Murray, Jack Conan, Peter O'Mahony (capt), CJ Stander, James Ryan, Devin Toner, Tadhg Furlong, Sean Cronin, Jack McGrath. Read More »

#WorldCupWith360nobs: Referee Mark Geiger Slammed For Requesting Cristiano Ronaldo’s Jersey Before Halftime

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At its first World Cup in 20 years, Morocco has a disgusting set of results to show for efforts on and off the field. The Morocco player said he was told by Pepe that Geiger asked to get the Portugal defender shirt's after the game. Renard said: "I'd like you [the media] to be honest". Geiger, who was a math teacher at Lacey Township High before becoming a full-time referee who works Major League Soccer contests, grew up in Beachwood and now resides in Pine Beach according to public ... Read More »

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

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England take on Panama in the second of their Group G matches on Sunday in Nizhny Novgorod and the mood has turned sour in the camp after the team-sheet leak gaffe. "They kept overtaking each other, so maybe the match will be closer than we expect". They're here to work. "The guys have to find stories and produce content". Read More »

Kroos steps forward as Germany's undisputed leader

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Germany was struggling, and while a draw would not have eliminated them from the knockout round, but it would have meant they needed to beat South Korea while getting help from Mexico just to advance. And in the second half the pressure built up more and more. "Something that I did appreciate was that we didn't lose our nerve, we didn't panic after going down". Read More »

Ronaldo-Messi debate goes far deeper than goals scored

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The way they looked, I can not see Argentina qualifying now. As for the comparisons to Ronaldo, Shaka Hislop, reporting for The Undefeated, believes it's much bigger than that. Messi, however, missed a penalty in Argentina's opening draw with Iceland and was goalless heading into tonight's clash against Croatia. Jorge Sampaoli, with the blessing of Messi, pleaded for patience as he was drafted in as Argentina's third coach in two years. Read More »

Switzerland Stars Facing Disciplinary Action For Goal Celebrations

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Serbia", FIFA said in an official statement. The Swiss came from behind to record a 2-1 win over the Serbians on Friday and boosted their chances of qualifying for the last 16. Swiss coach Vladimir Petkovic indicated after the win that he was unimpressed by Shaqiri and Xhaka's celebrations. NZZ described Shaqiri and Xhaka as the Switzerland's two most talented footballers of their generation but said they "should have let the football speak for itself". Read More »

Nature Valley Classic | Kvitova: 'I don't feel pressure to defend the title'

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Muguruza led 4-2 in the second set, only to lose the advantage again when she made a decision to move forward and was unable to make her net attacks count. "But with a big serve and big forehand, she can really play on the grass, but we'll see". It enables her to be more of a threat and gain cheaper points that she can't maybe do on a clay court and in doing so it gives Strycova confidence that she can turn things around during hard phases in her career. Read More »

Hawks-Mavs swapping Doncic and Young

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She also posted a selfie from Barclays Center on Thursday night. The 6-7, 218-pounder won Most Valuable Player honors during this past season in the EuroLeague, and also led Real Madrid to the EuroLeague title last Tuesday when he was named the MVP of the EuroLeague Final 4. Read More »

Dramatic late goal saves Germany; Mexico and Belgium victorious

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Meanwhile, even South Korea, who have yet to steal a single point in the group, still isn't technically eliminated from the tournament. Osorio, who is hoping to break Mexico's run of six successive round of 16 World Cup eliminations, said he spent a lot of time making sure complacency did not creep in after their win over Germany. Read More »