• Mexico 0 Sweden 3
Mexico 0 Sweden 3

Join the chat and post comments / questions using the hashtag #AskESPNFC. Edson Alvarez inadvertently sent the ball into his own net as Sweden moved out of sight, but the silver lining for Mexico was that they advanced because of Germany's failure against South Korea - leaving the world champions bottom of the group.

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  • Cristiano Ronaldo vs Luis Suarez in clash of top strikers
Cristiano Ronaldo vs Luis Suarez in clash of top strikers

Uruguay has won all their matches at the 2018 World Cup and head into Saturday's last-16 tie against Cristiano Ronaldo's Portugal as slight favourites in Sochi. As per the itinerary I crafted for myself before landing in Russian Federation, I should remain in Sochi - where I saw Cristiano Ronaldo's hat-trick heroics vs Spain on Matchday 1 ...

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  • Neymar Under Pressure As Brazil Aim Victory
Neymar Under Pressure As Brazil Aim Victory

Against Germany they deserved their (1-0) victory, ' he said . The Real Madrid left-back was substituted after just 10 minutes of the game and early analysis suggested he was suffering from back problems. Once word got out of the weird injury, social media reacted. Brazil had to leave it late to defeat Costa Rica in their second game and m...

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  • South Korea Players Face Punishment For World Cup Exit
South Korea Players Face Punishment For World Cup Exit

A few months ago such scenarios would have been considered surreal but two weeks into this tournament of surprises, the prospect of lower-ranked nations competing in the sport's showcase match in Moscow on July 15 has gained more credence. "We made our way to the top over a period of 14 years - we were the most consistent team in the world for the ...

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  • Colombia Dealt Rodriguez Blow Against Senegal
Colombia Dealt Rodriguez Blow Against Senegal

Both teams were on track to move into the knockout stages with 16 minutes remaining in Thursday's clash at the Samara Arena, due to Japan trailing 1-0 to Poland in Volgograd. Colombia eventually took the lead on 75 minutes as defender Yerry Mina bagged his second goal of the campaign with a fine header. However, after consultation with the Vid...

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  • Panama manager's post-match comments are music to England fans' ears
Panama manager's post-match comments are music to England fans' ears

Harry Kane wants England's fans and players to come together and share their belief in success at the 2018 World Cup . "But we were feeling rather frightened at half-time because of the huge difference between us and England, and also Belgium".

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  • Kyrie Irving Believes LeBron James ‘Definitely’ Should Have Been Named MVP
Kyrie Irving Believes LeBron James ‘Definitely’ Should Have Been Named MVP

A recent report by the Orange County Register's Mark Heisler included this quote from a source identified as a general manager for an Eastern Conference team: "LeBron is doing what he does: calling players on other teams he wants to play with".

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  • Suarez scores again, Uruguay beats host Russia 3-0
Suarez scores again, Uruguay beats host Russia 3-0

Uruguay's patience and perseverance paid off as it struck thrice to silence Russian Federation, but not the boisterous home crowd at the Samara Arena. Captain and goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev has long had a reputation for mistakes under pressure in high-profile games - notably fumbling a goal against South Korea four years ago - and was slow to re...

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  • Could Paul George's free agency documentary signal a departure from OKC?
Could Paul George's free agency documentary signal a departure from OKC?

Woj says on Sportcenter that Paul George became "comfortable" playing in OKC. George of course, is from Palmdale, which is just over 60 miles north of Los Angeles as the Lakers look to add a homegrown star to their ranks in a bid for their first championship since 2010.

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  • Belgium fans fear Harry Kane ahead of England World Cup clash
Belgium fans fear Harry Kane ahead of England World Cup clash

I would love my team to keep winning, keep winning, keep winning. The Group G winners will be on the side of the draw that includes big names Argentina, France, Portugal and Brazil, while the only pre-tournament favourite on the runner-up's side is Spain.

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  • Lukaku breaks Belgium record against Tunisia
Lukaku breaks Belgium record against Tunisia

Ominously for England , Martinez said there is more to come from a Belgium team growing in confidence, but who are far from the finished article. A hesitant first half in the opener against Panama , when captain Eden Hazard had to give him a rocket at the break and tell Lukaku to stop "hiding up front", was followed with an explosive perf...

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  • Achilles the cat tips Nigeria to beat Argentina
Achilles the cat tips Nigeria to beat Argentina

Follow Argentina vs Nigeria tonight with Express Sport . Maradona , who captained Argentina to glory in 1986, and is one of his Country's most vocal supporters, believes that the nature of his former sides lacklustre performance against the Croats was an insult to players who have worn the famous Blue and White shirt in the past.

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  • Iceland's destiny in their own hands against Croatia
Iceland's destiny in their own hands against Croatia

Iceland have made three changes, with Jon Bordvarsson being left on the bench to leave Alfred Finnbogason as a lone striker in front of a five-man midfield. " Lionel Messi is the greatest thing we have in Argentina and we must take care of him", Macri said shortly after the player's bombshell announcement.

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  • Brazil’s Neymar produces skill of the tournament
Brazil’s Neymar produces skill of the tournament

However, Neymar too joined Coutinho in the injury-time as he notched his first goal of the World Cup to hand Brazil 2-0 win over Costa Rica . Both goals flew into the gate of Keilor Navas in injury time. "We had a plan, strategy, idea to control the opponent with and without ball", Costa Rica coach Oscar Ramirez said.

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  • Denmark advances at World Cup in drab scoreless draw with France
Denmark advances at World Cup in drab scoreless draw with France

France , who have already qualified for the last-16, will finish top of World Cup Group C with a win or a draw. The 70th-minute introduction of Nabil Fekir brought some much-needed impetus to France's play, with the Lyon midfielder ruffling the side-netting with a speculative left-footed shot from a hard angle, moments after replacing Griez...

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  • Serena Williams the Favorite at Wimbledon 2018: A Good Pick?
Serena Williams the Favorite at Wimbledon 2018: A Good Pick?

As reported by the UK's Guardian : "As for the argument that seeding Williams might be unfair to the player edged out of the top 32 - which the British No. Tennis legend John McEnroe also showed his support to Williams, despite the duo's differences a year ago due to a spat over whether she could defeat a player on the men's circuit.

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  • Nigerian Chief Rio Ferdinand
Nigerian Chief Rio Ferdinand "Torn" Between Supporting Messi’s Argentina Or Super Eagles

And he will hope his showing against the Vikings help him tie down a starting spot on Tuesday. "Though Argentina struggled in their last two matches, which make people to write them off, but against Nigeria it would be different, we know it would a tough game, but we are well prepared".

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  • James Harden Looking To Win First-Ever NBA MVP Award
James Harden Looking To Win First-Ever NBA MVP Award

While a number of other honors were handed out at the 2018 NBA Awards Show on Monday night, the main event was scheduled for the end. The Rockets won the Western Conference but were beaten by eventual National Basketball Association champions Golden State Warriors in the play-offs.

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  • Mohamed Salah 'happy in camp' says Egyptian FA
Mohamed Salah 'happy in camp' says Egyptian FA

Now, in the wake of the Russian Federation defeat, the Liverpool star has come in for fierce criticism for his association with Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov . Chechnya leader Kadyrov is backed by the Kremlin but is under sanctions imposed by the United States, who accuse him of contravening human rights.

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  • Bottas: At least everyone knows it was Vettel's fault
Bottas: At least everyone knows it was Vettel's fault

It did nothing to slow him and as soon as Bottas had gone fastest, Hamilton cut his time by half a second with a scorching lap. While Mercedes and Red Bull Racing will start on the more durable super soft tires, the Ferrari team opted to run the ultra soft tires on which they will start the race.

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