• Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo can't be stopped by one player - Uruguay coach
Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo can't be stopped by one player - Uruguay coach

Fernando Santos is lacking another defensive-midfield force akin to Carvalho in his squad, although Joao Moutinho could return alongside Adrien Silva in the engine room after starting on the bench against Russian Federation. Uruguay defender Sebastian Coates , talking about Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo , said: "We will mark him with the same re...

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  • Joachim Low's side eliminated in Russian Federation with worst campaign since 1938
Joachim Low's side eliminated in Russian Federation with worst campaign since 1938

Germany qualified for Russian Federation with a ideal record of 10 wins, but Hummels said the last time the team played well was when they wrapped up qualification late previous year. How are we going to be risky to an opponent if we do not get our performance (right)? "We need to draw the right conclusions". Sweden's 3-0 win over Mexico in ...

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  • Genius Messi a shining light for Argentina, says Sampaoli
Genius Messi a shining light for Argentina, says Sampaoli

Like many of his compatriots, Griezmann has fallen short of expectations and, with just a goal to his name, is promising fans there's more to come. Oddsmakers have pegged Group C victor France as the slight betting favorite over Group D runner-up Argentina .

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  • Marcelo injury: Brazil doc gives weird reason for Real Madrid star's problem
Marcelo injury: Brazil doc gives weird reason for Real Madrid star's problem

The 54-year-old went onto say that should Neymar be left out of the starting eleven then it would give the former Barcelona star more time to reflect on his performance, and that upon introduction he might be more effective for Brazil . "We have to leave to one side everything we did wrong against Sweden and analyse everything positive we can to...

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  • Fans Really, Really Want Michy Batshuayi's Celebration On 'FIFA 19'
Fans Really, Really Want Michy Batshuayi's Celebration On 'FIFA 19'

Quite brilliantly, the man himself even had the good humour to tweet about it just minutes after full-time. After his "celebration", Batshuayi knew that his social media mentions would be going insane and there would be lots of pictures of the incident.

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  • Argentina Boss Asks Lionel Messi About Substitution Minutes Before Attacking Change
Argentina Boss Asks Lionel Messi About Substitution Minutes Before Attacking Change

Indeed, Argentinian journalist Fernando Niembro has even accused the captain of taking over squad selection duties from Sampaoli. Shortly afterwards, the Manchester City striker was introduced for the final ten minutes in Saint Petersburg, replacing defender Nicolás Tagliafico.

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  • India vs Ireland 1st T20I Live Streaming on Sony Six
India vs Ireland 1st T20I Live Streaming on Sony Six

Virat Kohli's Team India will begin a new season , which will have a lot of stern challenges for them. "We wanted to go into the ( England ) series with all the guys having a hit and all the bowlers making a contribution so, I'm happy with the batting performances in both innings", said Kohli.

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  • Lakers Have 'Inside Track' To Signing LeBron James
Lakers Have 'Inside Track' To Signing LeBron James

The Los Angeles Lakers are reportedly discussing a trade for Kawhi Leonard with the San Antonio Spurs , with the hopes that landing Leonard will get them LeBron James in free agency . By Friday, James will have to make a decision whether or not to enter free agency. The bottom line is that Leonard can't control where the Spurs will trade him...

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  • Jittery Japan reach Round of 16 despite Poland defeat
Jittery Japan reach Round of 16 despite Poland defeat

The tie was, however, turned on its head in the 59th minute when poor marking from the Japanese gave Bednarek plenty of time and space inside the area, where he meet Rafal Kurzawa's risky freekick with a perfectly-cushioned volley into the back of the net.

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  • England's game v Colombia 'biggest knockout game for decade'
England's game v Colombia 'biggest knockout game for decade'

The 24-year-old striker, who also plays for Chelsea FC in the Premier League, took the ball after Adnan Januzaj put his team on top with Thursday's deciding score and tried to unleash his own celebratory boot into the back of the net.

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  • Angry Morocco are not leaving World Cup quietly
Angry Morocco are not leaving World Cup quietly

The Spanish now share leadership of their group with Portugal , who will also reach the last 16 with a draw against Iran , reports Xinhua news agency. Boutaib scampered clear once more only to be denied by De Gea, and though Diego Costa was inches away from converting another pinpoint Iniesta pass before the break, the Moroccans went close yet ...

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  • England Fans Are Chanting ‘Are You Watching Germany’
England Fans Are Chanting ‘Are You Watching Germany’

Germany had already travelled home before England kicked off against Belgium on Thursday evening, so the fans in Russian Federation chose to serve up a burn or two. He said a scan showed no major damage but more time was needed to assess the Manchester United forward, who has scored twice in each of his two outings in Russian Federation.

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  • Lukaku escapes injury but will miss England game
Lukaku escapes injury but will miss England game

Dier has played six minutes for England at the World Cup in Russian Federation, but coach Gareth Southgate confirmed the Tottenham Hotspur midfielder will start against Belgium , with both teams having booked their places in the last 16.

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  • Why England and Belgium may not want to win Group G
Why England and Belgium may not want to win Group G

Whoever of England and Belgium tops the group will face the second-ranked team from Group H, with the victor of the latter group to play the runner-up. Despite a huge scare for Lionel Messi´s Argentina, who needed a late goal from Marcos Rojo to edge through to the knockout phase on Tuesday, all of the tournament´s remaining big guns are thro...

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  • Lakers Racing to Acquire Kawhi Before LeBron Decides on Option
Lakers Racing to Acquire Kawhi Before LeBron Decides on Option

Assuming that to be true, the only question for Durant and the Warriors is what type of contract he will sign this summer. Smith reported the update during Thursday's edition of First Take , per Pablo S. "This tells me a lot actually". That is not information that I got. Only a couple of days removed from Houston Rockets star James Harden ...

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  • Africa's hopes dashed as Senegal exit World Cup
Africa's hopes dashed as Senegal exit World Cup

In Group H , Colombia defeated Senegal , 1-0, and Japan lost to Poland by the same score. Japan received two fewer yellow cards (four) in the group stage, while Senegal had six yellow cards. But many football fans were left shocked by the scenes and have taken to social media to express their disgust. Idrissa Gueye and Salif Sane were...

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  • Sky Sports readers pick their England XI to face Belgium
Sky Sports readers pick their England XI to face Belgium

Dier sat alongside Southgate for Wednesday's press conference and the England manager confirmed that the versatile Spurs man would indeed start for their final group game. "There are players who have been in very demanding games so its very important for us to protect and give every player the best opportunity to be in the best condition in the k...

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  • Portugal 'not interested' in Germany's shock exit, says Bruno Alves
Portugal 'not interested' in Germany's shock exit, says Bruno Alves

We had our chances and kept on playing all the time but it just didn't work. Failure to qualify for the World Cup knockout rounds would significantly dent Loew's reputation after 12 years as head coach but his job is understood to be safe after he signed a contract extension until 2022 last month.

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  • How do Colombia qualify for last 16? Japan, Senegal
How do Colombia qualify for last 16? Japan, Senegal

Both sides were intermittently impressive against a awful Poland but Japan did a number on 10-man Colombia to avenge their trouncing in the group stage four years ago. Despite being second best for much of the first half, the South Americans got to the interval on level terms and that point was suddenly enough to send them through following Jan ...

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  • Manchester United star Lukaku praised for actions for Belgium
Manchester United star Lukaku praised for actions for Belgium

The main thing for me was to qualify and get through. He also became the first player since Maradona to have scored back-to-back braces in the World Cup . "They have a very young talented squad". "It's important to finish top of the group, because - psychologically - it could have an influence on our opponent who says to themselves they're goi...

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