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Korean players thought Germany win was enough to go through


It was the first time Germany has been knocked out in the first round since 1938, though the team was not allowed to enter the 1950 tournament. "The situation is very hard to put into words". The result saw Germany eliminated from the tournament, and El Tri, as Mexico's team is called, progress to the next stage of the World Cup in extraordinary circumstances. Read More »

No, after you: Why England and Belgium may want to be second

Before the match, Southgate appeared to downplay the hype stating and steered clear of any schadenfreude regarding Germany's exit: "We have not won a knockout game at a World Cup since 2006, why we would want to plan which would be a better venue for our semi-final is beyond me. Read More »

PCB's anti-corruption unit summons Akmal over fixing claims


However, Akmal rejected the offer but failed to report it to the board's Anti Corruption Unit . India maintained their unbeaten run against Pakistan in the World Cup history, winning by 76 runs. The PCB, in the light of Akmal's comments, has served Akmal a notice and asked him to appear before its Anti-Corruption Unit. Though Umar has come clean in the said revelation about not indulging in corrupt practices, he could still land in trouble if he hadn't reported the events to the ACU ... Read More »

Belgium's Romelu Lukaku to recover from injury in time to face England


England manager Gareth Southgate once again reiterated his desire to win the game and continue a fine run of form but at his own pre-match news conference, Martinez stated three points were only part of the equation. Southgate said it was "dangerous territory" to try to plot a favourable path but let's delve into it here. Takashi Inui: Betis winger Inui, who has joined the club from La Liga rivals Eibar ahead of next season, has been Japan's star player at the World Cup so far, scoring ... Read More »

Lakers "Racing" To Acquire Kawhi Leonard Before Friday


Landing Leonard would be a huge first step in the Lakers attempting to sign big free agents like LeBron James and Paul George in free agency, creating a core of star players to bring the team back to relevance in the National Basketball Association. Read More »

Man found in beer cooler at SunTrust Park identified


Police in suburban Atlanta say a body found inside a beer cooler at the major league home of the Atlanta Braves belongs to a Minnesota man who was doing contract work at the stadium. Investigators are working to determine the nature of Keeling's death. His two sons had helped him start the installation, but left Atlanta while Keeling worked to finish the job, she said. Read More »

Costa Rica push Switzerland to nervy draw


Switzerland - whose last-gasp win over Serbia in their second game set them up for progression to the knockout stages - were second best for large periods against their already eliminated opponents, but did take the lead just after the half-hour mark. Read More »

UEFA Ban AC Milan From European Club Competition For Two Years


However, later on Wednesday evening the Italian club announced they would appeal against the ban to the CAS. Li acquired AC Milan in April 2017 for about €740 million. Milan will have the right to appeal, but if that is unsuccessful they will be expelled from the 2018-19 Europa League , although they would be eligible to enter again in 2019-20 if they qualify for either the Champions or Europa League . Read More »

Serbia vs. Brazil - Football Match Report


Both players scored in Switzerland's 2-1 victory over Serbia in Kaliningrad. "Favourites do not get an easy ride here, Croatia beat Argentina for example". Brazil , with four points, will be certain to progress with a draw. With Neymar struggling to find top gear, Coutinho has assumed the mantle of Brazil's creative fulcrum. Read More »

Brazil outclass Serbia to qualify for last 16

Tite's side is now up and running at the World Cup after two stoppage-time goals from Philippe Coutinho and Neymar put a spirited Costa Rica side to the sword. Switzerland will be aiming for a pre-quarterfinal berth when they face the already eliminated Costa Rica on Wednesday. During the first half, they were unable to operate at the same speed and tempo as Brazil . Read More »

Hector Cuper leaves role as Egypt boss after World Cup exit


Liverpool star Mohamed Salah injured his shoulder in the Champions League final last month in Kiev and faced a race against time to be fit for the tournament in Russian Federation. Egypt's preparations to the tournament in Russian Federation were hampered by injury to star man Mohamed Salah. While Cuper has departed the national set-up, suggestions that Salah will quit worldwide duty have refused to go away in recent days. Read More »

Cilic stuns Djokovic to win second title at Queen's


And finals of Wimbledon , finals of Australian Open. "I have to keep my expectations, you know, very low", he said. It was actually the second time this week that the BBC had issued a Nick Kyrgios-related apology, after the young gun swore several times toward the players box after missing a match point against rival Kyle Edmund several days ago. Read More »

Mourinho reveals why Manchester United bought Fred


Fred has spoken of his delight to finally complete a move to Manchester United this summer. United agreed a transfer fee with Shakhtar a while ago but took some time to officially announce the deal as Fred's work permit, medical and personal terms all needed time to conclude. Read More »

LeBron James to teams: I don't want your pitches


LeBron James is widely expected to opt out of his contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers and become a free agent, but it sounds like his decision-making process will be a lot different this summer than it was in the past. Before he joined the Heat, James had meetings with the Chicago Bulls, New York Knicks, Brooklyn Nets and Los Angeles Clippers, where team representatives pitched the All-Star with personalized presentations and marketing plans. Read More »

Switzerland trio escape bans for Albanian eagle salutes


In the on-going FIFA World Cup in Russia, Switzerland bounced back from 1-0 beating Serbia and mounting a strong challenge to proceed to round 16. Most Serbian media said the goal celebration was a provocation, but not all took a tone of outrage. "I don't want to speak about this", said Shaqiri. Read More »

Sweden blank Mexico 3-0, but both head to knockout round

With the game fading into injury time and Sweden certain of victory, Mexican fans began to think what was before the game unthinkable - possible elimination. Despite the loss, because South Korea beat Germany 2-0, Mexico also advances as runner-up in the group. The third and final goal was an own goal after the ball deflected off the leg of Mexican defender Edson Álvarez and past Ochoa into the goal. Read More »

LaMarcus Aldridge Kawhi Leonard: Celtics to trade for LA instead?


According to a report from ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski , Ramona Shelburne, and Brian Windhorst, there is mounting pressure for the Los Angeles Lakers to trade for Leonard before free agency starts on July 1. With free agency nearing, Los Angeles Lakers president of basketball operations Magic Johnson and general manager Rob Pelinka are looking to execute their plan. Read More »

India vs Ireland 1st T20I Live Streaming on Sony Six

Kohli, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah and MS Dhoni were rested for the T20 tri-series in Sri Lanka in March. Umesh Yadav last played an ODI in September, 2017 against Australia at Bengaluru. Ireland: Gary Wilson (captain), Andrew Balbirnie, Peter Chase, George Dockrell, Andy McBrine, Kevin O Brien, William Porterfield, Stuart Poynter, Boyd Rankin, James Shannon, Simi Singh, Paul Stirling , Stuart Thompson, Joshua Little. Read More »

Peru coach Ricardo Gareca may quit after World Cup exit

Gary Lineker, the former England striker and now a BBC television presenter, stuck to the facts, tweeting: "The 37/38th game of the World Cup between France and Denmark is the first goalless draw of the tournament". "We have to decide how we are going to approach these tournaments and we can say it was gallant and we had chances and we did, but it wasn't until the 75th minute that we made a decision to go and do something and we started to press them ( Peru ) in their half". Read More »

Naby Keita range available to purchase online now


Gerrard was at Melwood to present the shirt to Keita - as shown in the picture below. On the very same day that Naby Keita arrived at Liverpool and was confirmed as the Reds' first No 8 since club legend Steven Gerrard left Anfield, it was widely reported that arch-rivals Manchester United had agreed to extend Marouane Fellaini's contract. Read More »

Nasa Hataoka wins NW Arkansas Championship by six shots


Even her last shot, a 70-yard wedge up to an elevated green, was flawless. She finished the week with a 21-under 192 total. "I feel like home", Lopez said. Maybe Mrs. Hataoka truly is the real MVP. A final-round five-under 66 has seen Kiwi Lydia Ko record another strong finish at the LPGA Tour's NW Arkansas Championship. Read More »

FIFA fines Poland for political and offensive World Cup banner


The Association of football of Argentina fined 105 thousand dollars at the end of the group stage match of the 2018 world Cup against Croatia (0:3). They were said to have infringed article 57 of the FIFA Disciplinary Code for their unsporting behaviour through statements made in the aftermath of the Serbia versus Switzerland match. Read More »

Mexican fans have made Hirving ‘Chucky’ Lozano’s chant go viral


These players have made all the difference for their respective teams and proved that they are the best.So, here are the five best players of the FIFA World Cup so far. The incisive PSV winger scored the decisive goal of the match, as his silky movement and quick feet caught the eye of the world, while simultaneously leaving Mexico fans purring. Read More »

Kiwis beaten by England in Denver


England fought back from 12-0 down to beat New Zealand 36-18 in their ground-breaking Test match in Denver. He said: "It was great to be there and it was a good chance for us to play together again as a team". "Just the fundamentals - catch, pass, a little bit of a letdown". Ryan Hall crashed over on the left wing after sustained England pressure, before Elliot Whitehead scored England's second try just before the break. Read More »

Iceland eliminated despite spirited display in loss to Croatia in Rostov


We left everything behind on the pitch, there's no percentage left in the batteries in the dying minutes. Croatia will meet Denmark in the last 16 while Argentina play France. Croatia had their first clear chance when Milan Badelj's missile crashed onto the bar six minutes into the second half. Iceland needed a win to have a shot at a place in the elimination round. Read More »

Kosovo Albanians Offer to Pay Footballers' Fines


The trip had been charged under Article 54 of FIFA's disciplinary code which states "anyone who provokes the general public during a match will be suspended for two matches and sanctioned with a minimum fine of 5,000 Swiss Francs ($5,063)". Read More »

Wimbledon 2018 seeds: Halep top, Serena 25th


Dominika Cibulkova , who is ranked No32 in the world, will be the seed to miss out and she voiced her displeasure at the prospect of not being seeded in anticipation of Williams' promotion on Tuesday. I think it's just not fair. "And left not for an injury, but to have a great life and not give up tennis, but to come back". Romanian's French Open champion Simona Halep is the women's top seed, with Swiss legend and eight time Wimbledon champion Roger Federer the men's top seed. Read More »

Musa becomes the third African top scorer in World Cup


Musa's opening goal came in the 49th minute when he connecting a lovely pass from Victor Moses and beat the Iceland goalkeeper with a powerful shot. Iceland has just a quarter of the population of Buenos Aires, but they didn't let that phase them as they crowded Argentina out of the game. Having stifled Lionel Messi's Argentina in their opening game, Iceland were optimistic of doing the same against a talented Nigeria side. Read More »

Maradona says 'I am fine' after World Cup health scare


Although he has been involved in two victories over the South Americans in worldwide friendlies, the Chelsea defender knows that when the chips are down the Argies have a way of rising to the occasion. But while Lionel Messi's memorable strike, the last of three sublime touches, seemed to have settled Argentinian nerves, Nigeria battled back in the second half to level through a Victor Moses penalty. Read More »

Egypt's Mohamed Salah becomes 'honorary citizen of Chechnya'


The award came during an honorary banquet held for the Egypt team at Kadyrov's palace in Grozny, a city he has rebuilt after two devastating wars , with ample support from the Kremlin. Rights groups and Western governments allege that authorities in Chechnya repress their political opponents, discriminate against women and persecute sexual minorities, all allegations that Chechnya's leaders deny. Read More »

Jones looking forward to Premier League-style clash with Belgium


A late strike for Panama cost England on goal difference, Southgate noted, leaving their only advantage over Belgium in having picked up just two yellow cards to the Belgians' three. Nine of the England squad hail from Manchester City and Tottenham alone, but Martinez believes a general improvement across the board has boosted the Three Lions. Read More »

Belgium's Romelu Lukaku misses training ahead of England World Cup clash

Finishing runners-up in Group G could provide a smoother path through the tournament but Southgate fears it is a risky game to look too far ahead. Harry Kane has said he is keen to get the chance to continue his prolific scoring form when England take on Belgium in Kaliningrad on Thursday with Gareth Southgate considering his team selection. Read More »