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Neymar Should Be Benched: Peter Schmeichel On Brazil's 'Trouble Child' Neymar Should Be Benched: Peter Schmeichel On Brazil's 'Trouble Child'
- June 29, 2018

With champions Germany out, Argentina only scraping through, and Spain in turmoil, many see Brazil as the clear favourites to lift the World Cup in Moscow on July 15. "I think we've grown since our last match". Moreveover, Sane is 22. 'It's a joke that I made and the journalists talked about it badly'. Maybe it was this over-confidence that got him to leave Sane out and keep the faith in players who, this World Cup has shown, were either not young enough or hungry enough. (more...)
Messi stuns reporter by wearing ribbon sent by his mother Messi stuns reporter by wearing ribbon sent by his mother
- June 29, 2018

Nigeria were minutes from progressing before Argentina defender Marcos Rojo volleyed home a Gabriel Mercado cross in the 86th minute to give the South Americans a 2-1 win and passage into the last 16 where they face France. "You put it on your leg?", to which the footballer replied, "I wanted to say thank you". Argentina's success was also accompanied with a good slice of fortune and more controversy over the VAR system used to review contentious decisions. (more...)
Kawhi Leonard may soon be in middle of longtime National Basketball Association rivalry
- June 29, 2018

The Los Angeles Lakers will receive serious consideration too, sources said . The move to Boston would also get Leonard out of the Western Conference which the Spurs prefer, but Leonard's advisers have said he only intends to sign a long-term deal with a Los Angeles team. (more...)
Germany exit shows anyone is vulnerable England manager Gareth Southgate Germany exit shows anyone is vulnerable England manager Gareth Southgate
- June 29, 2018

England are now on two yellows to the three of Belgium . England and Belgium went into their final Group G match having already sewn up qualification to the knockout rounds. Martínez has taken the view that this is a time to rest elite players such as Kevin De Bruyne and Romelu Lukaku , whereas Southgate has already made it clear he will make changes, with Eric Dier , Gary Cahill, Phil Jones and Trent Alexander-Arnold all likely to be involved for the first time in the tournament. (more...)
Panama v Tunisia 28 June 2018 Panama v Tunisia 28 June 2018
- June 29, 2018

Fakhreddine Ben Youssef's equalising goal for Tunisia after the break was a milestone in the tournament's history, and the side can return home knowing that they have made their mark in the World Cup annals. Still, they pushed hard for an equalizer and caused anxious moments for Tunisia as the clock ticked away but lacked the killer instinct. Both teams have been eliminated. (more...)
Belgian World Cup player kicks ball right into his face Belgian World Cup player kicks ball right into his face
- June 29, 2018

Januzaj, whose curling shot over Jordan Pickford sparked the celebration, said teammates told him about it later. Victory in the next round would see Belgium play Brazil or Mexico with England up against Sweden or Switzerland. The gaff came a week after Iran winger Milad Mohammadi was left red-faced when he attempted a flip throw-in as his team chased a late equaliser against Spain. (more...)
England make EIGHT changes to face Belgium with Harry Kane rested England make EIGHT changes to face Belgium with Harry Kane rested
- June 29, 2018

By winning the match and thus the group, Belgium moves to the "side of death" for the knockout round, where four of the top five teams in the world according to Federation Internationale de Football Association rankings - Brazil, Belgium , Portugal, and Argentina - will all compete for one spot in the final. (more...)
Spain saved by VAR as they top Group B with Morocco draw Spain saved by VAR as they top Group B with Morocco draw
- June 29, 2018

The Moroccan players could go home with their heads held high. Most likely awaiting either of them will be Spain and Portugal , pending the order in which they finish in Group B. Spain who had struggled to beat Iran 1-0 in their previous game, fell behind when Khalid Boutaib ran clear of their defence to finish past David de Gea after 14 minutes. (more...)
Injured Romelu Lukaku a doubt for England clash, says coach Martinez Injured Romelu Lukaku a doubt for England clash, says coach Martinez
- June 29, 2018

They will have a clearer idea by the time they kick off against Belgium but, as Southgate spoke, it could be one of Japan, Senegal or Colombia. But while the incentive is there to finish top of the group and enjoy a more favourable Round of 16 match-up, on paper, the path to the final could well be easier for the runners-up. (more...)
Cheikhou Kouyate came on for Senegal who were held by Japan Cheikhou Kouyate came on for Senegal who were held by Japan
- June 28, 2018

However, a star was born as one of the Teranga Lions made history with a superb goal that has the potential to transform his career. "Honda was moved from center to the wide side and he was very versatile at adapting to that position". "It was a tough match, we knew it would be", Japan coach Akira Nishino said. He can accelerate with the ball and make something happen, and effectively exploited the space down Colombia's right. (more...)
Japan advances on fair play points despite loss to Poland Japan advances on fair play points despite loss to Poland
- June 28, 2018

In the end, the score remained 1-0 in both games as Japan progressed to the last 16 on the Fair Play rule, as they accumulated less yellow cards then third-place Senegal after the two nations boasted identical records after three games. (more...)
England fans look to Belgium game after cheering Germany exit England fans look to Belgium game after cheering Germany exit
- June 28, 2018

When the England squad got out of bed today they had no idea if they will be playing Japan , Senegal or Colombia next week, but they will know their potential opponents when they kick-off in Kaliningrad at 7pm (UK time). Top spot is on the line in the game, but England may want to look at finishing second to avoid some of the bigger teams on the side of the draw. (more...)
LeBron James not meeting with Cavs prior to the free agency period LeBron James not meeting with Cavs prior to the free agency period
- June 28, 2018

Irving appeared on HOT 97 and said that while he was "happy" for Harden, the award "definitely" should have gone to James, as the "people's MVP" plays for the Rockets whereas the " NBA MVP" is on the Cavaliers for now. There's a strong belief that the Los Angeles Lakers need to sign another star player in order to land LeBron James this summer, someone like a Kawhi Leonard or Paul George - or both. (more...)
Senegal eliminated from the World Cup due to a controversial tiebreaker rule
- June 28, 2018

But after Japan also lost to Poland, 1-0, Japan and Senegal remained deadlocked in second place in the group at four points each, meaning that advancing would come down to tiebreakers. With the Three Lions and the Red Devils exactly on par with regards to many tie-breaker rules, fair play points will decide which team tops the group if they play out a draw. (more...)
Man Utd defender Jones: Few secrets between England and Belgium Man Utd defender Jones: Few secrets between England and Belgium
- June 28, 2018

If rival teams continue to grapple England at corners, as both the Central Americans and Tunisia have done, there are likely to be more spot-kicks on the horizon and Pickford sympathises with his fellow keepers. The other game in the group sees Tunisia and Panama both looking for their first points of the finals before heading home. England manager Gareth Southgate pointed to Germany's shock World Cup elimination as a warning that every nation is vulnerable at Russian ... (more...)
Twitter reacts to LeBron James trying to team up with Kevin Durant
- June 28, 2018

Was it the coaching changes or the GM change, or, I don't know. As I've said throughout this, LeBron will not go to LA solo. But I will tell you what I did hear, is that behind the scenes Kevin Durant is like 'why would I do that? It's between two men. (more...)
Defeated Japan squeezes into World Cup last 16 thanks to fair play
- June 28, 2018

Jan Bednarek got the solitary goal of the match in the 59th minute when he beat his marker at the far post to volley in a swirling free-kick from Rafal Kurzawa. Teams are given minus one point for a yellow card, minus three for a sending off for two bookings, and minus four for a straight red. Japan progresses because it got fewer yellow cards than Senegal. (more...)
Why England and Belgium may not want to win Group G
- June 28, 2018

With Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Kyle Walker both on yellow cards, he could bring in Danny Rose , while there is also speculation that Harry Kane could be benched to give Jamie Vardy a World Cup start, yet Southgate told FIFA TV he would not disrupt the three-man rearguard. (more...)
Mane critical to Senegal hopes Mane critical to Senegal hopes
- June 28, 2018

The same goes for Colombia , which lost to Japan before throttling Poland. Japan and Senegal head the group on four points each with Colombia one behind after rebounding with a 3-0 thumping of the now-eliminated Poland in Kazan on Sunday. (more...)
What do teams need to do to qualify for the last 16? What do teams need to do to qualify for the last 16?
- June 28, 2018

Win and they're through. "It's always been one of my dreams to be at the World Cup", the winger later said. Not much to see here. Russian Federation take on Uruguay in Samara on Monday to determine who will top the group and who will finish second. (more...)
Senegal’s lucky charm: When Mane scores, Teranga Lions never lose Senegal’s lucky charm: When Mane scores, Teranga Lions never lose
- June 28, 2018

Backed by a vocal Japanese following who never stopped singing and with the locals also on their side, Japan were now the better side after a nervous start. "It is not just Yoshida, but all the players - we are giving them information about Mane, though I am sure he will be in some duels with Mane", Nishino said. (more...)
Aeroméxico offers 20% off on trips to South Korea after Germany upset Aeroméxico offers 20% off on trips to South Korea after Germany upset
- June 28, 2018

I don't even know quite where it is, but thank you, thank you". They're hardly the first former victor to embarrass themselves while attempting to defend the crown, though - in the five World Cups of the 21st century, they are now the fourth titleholder to fail to reach the last 16. (more...)
Korean consul general to Mexico drinks tequila with fans at embassy Korean consul general to Mexico drinks tequila with fans at embassy
- June 28, 2018

But that all changed 5 minutes into the second half as Sweden slotted home not once, but twice, meaning Germany were now in a must-win situation with 40 minutes left to find the back of the net. Bakhashwain, the former Saudi Arabia striker now charged with overseeing the administrative side of the national team , said the general mood in the camp was positive after defeating Egypt 2-1 in their final Group A match. (more...)
Korean players thought Germany win was enough to go through
- June 28, 2018

A sense of doom grew in the stadium as Sweden leapt out to a 2-0 lead against Mexico in Yekaterinburg, forcing Loew to make changes in a desperate push for a victor. In order to advance, Korea had to beat Germany under the premise that Mexico beats Sweden. "We were eliminated not because we didn't want to win but we never had the chance to take a lead at any point - we were always lagging behind, trying to keep up". (more...)
Tequilas For Korea Republic As Mexico Fans Mob Embassy After German Upset Tequilas For Korea Republic As Mexico Fans Mob Embassy After German Upset
- June 28, 2018

On Tuesday at 9pm, True4U 24 will broadcast the Sweden-Switzerland game. They partnered with the hotel and the German chamber, plus sponsors in the form of three of the biggest vehicle brands in the world: Audi, BMW, Mercedes. 1), Latin American powerhouses Mexico (No. 15) and European dark horses Sweden (No. 24). "The last game we delivered a good performance was in the autumn of 2017". (more...)
Belgium's Romelu Lukaku to recover from injury in time to face England
- June 28, 2018

But the path to the quarter-final could see a match against Germany or Brazil for the victor - a question which will be determined before England and Belgium clash in Kaliningrad. Players who accrue another caution before the quarter-finals will serve a one-game suspension. If Southgate's side lose to Belgium and finish second , they would face Colombia in the last 16 if Jose Pekerman's side beat Senegal and Japan draw with or lose to Poland. (more...)
Southgate wants England to 'go for it' at WC
- June 28, 2018

I can't imagine a situation where I stand in front of the group of players I have got and start talking to them about anything else. Quite so. Even tonight's match against Belgium is unlikely to be the test that Southgate would probably like. (more...)
Sweden take top spot of World Cup Group F by thrashing Mexico Sweden take top spot of World Cup Group F by thrashing Mexico
- June 28, 2018

After pressing hard for most of the first half and wasting numerous chances, Sweden finally found the net when left-back Ludwig Augustinsson charged up the field in the 50th minute and angled home a left-footed volley. Mexico had to wait for the score from the other game between Germany and South Korea in Kazan, before learning the Koreans had won. Mexico plays in the round of 16 for the seventh straight World Cup, with its fans desperate for its first quarterfinal appearance in 32 years - ... (more...)
Lakers could send Spurs 'overwhelming' offer for Kawhi Leonard, ESPN reports Lakers could send Spurs 'overwhelming' offer for Kawhi Leonard, ESPN reports
- June 28, 2018

For the Lakers and the Celtics, shipping a package built around those players would be easier to justify if only they could get assurance from Leonard that he's willing to stay with the team beyond next year. After the deal was hung up over Thomas' physical, Boston added a 2020 second-round pick to complete the trade. While the Lakers had once seemed like a front-runner for Leonard, a Los Angeles native, once he hit free agency, that was also previously the case with George. (more...)
India vs Ireland 1st T20I Live Streaming on Sony Six India vs Ireland 1st T20I Live Streaming on Sony Six
- June 28, 2018

Wednesday's reverse was a far more chastening loss but Ireland T20 captain Gary Wilson, while "obviously disappointed", insisted: "We can look forward to Friday because I do think we had enough positives out there to show that we can play against teams like these". (more...)

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