• Honda drives Japan to deserved 2-2 draw against Senegal
Honda drives Japan to deserved 2-2 draw against Senegal

Cisse was captain of the 2002 team and returns to the World Cup as coach of his country. The most likely result is a draw which keeps both sides alive for the final matchday in the group play. The inspirational Senegal will also look to advance into the knockouts, but it's not going to be straightforward against Japan ... "We've watched t...

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  • Hat-trick man Kane now the top scorer
Hat-trick man Kane now the top scorer

Japan drew 2-2 with Senegal in a late match Sunday. Day 11 concludes with a clash between Poland and Colombia who both dropped their Group H openers last week. For more reaction from the England camp, make sure you tune in to our daily live programme from Russian Federation, the Lions' Den. "We were ruthless in front of goal", Southgate sa...

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  • Landmark win as Djokovic reaches Queen's semis
Landmark win as Djokovic reaches Queen's semis

So hopefully I can have many more years, because I truly enjoy playing this sport. Djokovic, who missed the latter part of last season with an elbow injury that required surgery but has made strides toward his best level in recent weeks, has already guaranteed himself of a return to the top 20 by reaching the semi-finals and could climb to as h...

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  • Luis Suarez Starts Up Front With Edinson Cavani In Uruguay Game
Luis Suarez Starts Up Front With Edinson Cavani In Uruguay Game

Uruguay and Russian Federation have both clinched a spot in the round of 16 of the FIFA World Cup in Russian Federation on Wednesday thanks to the a 1-0 win over Saudi Arabia by La Celeste in their second group stage match. Uruguay's victory means long-serving coach Tabarez has guided them out of the World Cup group stages in three successive...

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  • Brazil leave it late to break Costa Rica hearts
Brazil leave it late to break Costa Rica hearts

He took the field for the match between Belgium and Panama in Sochi last Monday. Brazil opened with a 1-1 draw against Switzerland. Philippe Coutinho finally broke a dogged Costa Rica´s resistance in the 91st minute before Neymar added a second in the 96th to propel the five-time champions towards the World Cup last 16.

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  • World Cup Group G match report Belgium v Tunisia 23 June 2018
World Cup Group G match report Belgium v Tunisia 23 June 2018

He scored twice in Belgium's 3-0 opening Group G game against Panama and needed just 45 minutes against Tunisia to score another double. Hazard added the fourth on the break six minutes after the restart, Michy Batshuayi added a fifth in the last minute before Wahbi Khazri pulled another back for Tunisia.

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  • Japanese fans tidy up stadium after win over Colombia
Japanese fans tidy up stadium after win over Colombia

America's Steve Christakos reports. If Group A opponent Uruguay either defeats or draws with Saudi Arabia on Wednesday, Russia would be the first team to qualify for the knockout stage and Egypt would be eliminated. "I tried to man the midfield with players who can take the initiative", said Nishino after the win over Colombia, who had thum...

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  • Shaqiri & Xhaka celebrations spark scandal as politics overshadows Swiss win against Serbia
Shaqiri & Xhaka celebrations spark scandal as politics overshadows Swiss win against Serbia

After scoring the dramatic victor, Shaqiri wheeled away to the Serbian fans and crossed his hands over his chest to represent the Albanian Eagle. Xhaka was born to Kosovo-Albanian parents who were forced to flee the fall of Yugoslavia in 1990.

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  • Buhari speaks on Nigeria's defeat of Iceland in Russian Federation
Buhari speaks on Nigeria's defeat of Iceland in Russian Federation

If both win on Tuesday at 2 p.m. ET, they'll be hoping to top the other on tiebreakers, where Iceland has a slight advantage in goal differential after two games played . That is why l have said that in four years time the experience to play at the World Cup will be there. "We totally deserved to win". Musa's sweetly struck half-volley fired...

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  • Neymar Hits Back At Critics After Brazil Win Over Costa Rica
Neymar Hits Back At Critics After Brazil Win Over Costa Rica

Kuipers laid a hand on Neymar's chest who said: "Don't touch me". The Serbs were wasteful against Costa Rica last weekend with Aleksander Mitrovic being the main guilty party. It was a free kick from Kolarov that put Serbia in solid position in the group, but Switzerland may be as tough a foe as Brazil. Asked about the reason behind the dec...

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  • Lakers Select Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk With Draft's 47th Pick
Lakers Select Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk With Draft's 47th Pick

Even after the trade with the Lakers , the Sixers still have two first round selections with the 10th and 26th picks, along with three second round selections with the 38th, 56th and 60th picks. "It's a dream very, very far away when you're over there, and it's exciting to be here now". Mykhailiuk was an outstanding outside shooter for the Jayha...

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  • All Eyes On Son Heung-min As South Korea Take On Sweden
All Eyes On Son Heung-min As South Korea Take On Sweden

South Korea are likely deploy the center back duo of Jang Hyun-soo and Kim Young-gwon, who are now the most experienced defenders on the squad. We have to accept this result and reorganise ourselves for Mexico . The South Koreans never really threatened in a game disrupted by over 40 fouls. "Pressure-wise for me, I think it's a lot less, but no...

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  • Russian Federation 2018 : Aziz Bouhaddouz apologizes to Moroccans for his own goal
Russian Federation 2018 : Aziz Bouhaddouz apologizes to Moroccans for his own goal

However, it added that stadium officials were working to get permits for Iran's remaining group stage matches against Spain and Portugal . What I can say is we are fully ready for this game. At 37th, Iran are four places above Morocco in the Federation Internationale de Football Association world rankings, with Spain 10th place and Po...

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  • Kane: England captaincy will not change my game
Kane: England captaincy will not change my game

Walker's error halted their momentum but by half-time Southgate's men had fired in six shots on target - more than any other side at Russian Federation 2018 and the most of any England team since that triumphant 1966 campaign. "They know the way we want to play". All the momentum of the first half was lost as England's played slowed down and ...

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  • Cuper's Salah gamble backfires as Egypt fall short
Cuper's Salah gamble backfires as Egypt fall short

Mohamed Salah is set to feature in Egypt's second World Cup game against hosts Russian Federation on Tuesday. Salah's absence is a blow to Egypt's hopes of making a strong start to their World Cup assault in Russian Federation, against a talented Uruguay side boasting former Liverpool forward Luis Suarez .

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  • Salah to line out against hosts for Egypt
Salah to line out against hosts for Egypt

But honestly he wouldn't be doing something haram if he just accepted the award, right?" while another defended the Muslim's goalkeeper choice, explaining: "I mean why does this bother you lot so much? A close ally of President Vladimir Putin , Mutko oversaw preparations for the tournament at a cost of more than $13 billion.

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  • Griezmann hits VAR penalty as France squeeze past Aussies
Griezmann hits VAR penalty as France squeeze past Aussies

Now, no technology will be fool-proof; there will be problems, issues and irritations, but to not use it when you can make a decision that could completely change the outcome of the game would be pretty stupid, and Federation Internationale de Football Association, thankfully, have taken the smarter route - not often you can say that about them.

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  • Iceland hold Argentina to 1-1 draw as Messi misses penalty
Iceland hold Argentina to 1-1 draw as Messi misses penalty

He stood on the pitch on his own after the final whistle for a long while, but Aguero said Messi's penalty struggles only "show he's human" and backed him to recover before they face Croatia on Thursday. Argentina play Croatia in their next game in Saint Petersburg on 21 June. But his appalling behaviour during the Group D match is beyond ...

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  • Germany's World Cup defence dealt major blow as Mexico record stunning victory
Germany's World Cup defence dealt major blow as Mexico record stunning victory

Sunday saw a historic win for Mexico and a personal milestone for Rafa Marquez, who came on in the 74th minute to replace Andres Guardado. That set the tone for Mexico to torment Germany on the counterattack, with Lozano taking full advantage of right back Joshua Kimmich's tendency to go forward.

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  • Bouhaddouz own goal hands Iran late victory over Morocco
Bouhaddouz own goal hands Iran late victory over Morocco

Iran have qualified for the World Cup in back-to-back tournaments for the first time. Defensive midfielder Saeid Ezatolahi is suspended for Iran and will miss the match. "That is something that unfortunately this brand did and, well, it's their responsibility to do such a thing but the image they have [projected] at least for 80 million peop...

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