• Japan tops Colombia 2-1 in latest World Cup surprise
Japan tops Colombia 2-1 in latest World Cup surprise

Japan created a break for Shinji Kagawa who poked the ball at Colombia keeper David Ospina . But Colombia responded well to the setback to deservedly equalise through Juan Quintero's clever free-kick under the wall (39). Colombia equalized late in the first half on Juan Quintero's rolling but accurate free kick, which sneaked inside ...

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  • (Updated) Belgium outclass Panama in 3-0 win
(Updated) Belgium outclass Panama in 3-0 win

Panama goalkeeper Jaime Penedo featured against Belgium in their opening game of the competition on Monday afternoon and during the national anthem, plenty pointed out the incredible resemblance. Group F of the FIFA World Cup 2018 will get underway as Belgium will lock horns against Panama in style. "We are working hard as a team, but we...

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  • FIFA probes chants by Mexico fans for homophobia
FIFA probes chants by Mexico fans for homophobia

What followed in Moscow was a strong show of confidence by Mexico and a morale-boosting (and fully deserved) 1-0 victory, while a beaten Germany side have some big questions to answer. "We are now under pressure, we have to get six points from the next games ", he said. "We have 3 matches in the group phase and we have ample opportunities to...

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  • Croatia's Nikola Kalinic sent home from World Cup due to back injury
Croatia's Nikola Kalinic sent home from World Cup due to back injury

Nikola Kalinic has been sent home from the World Cup by Croatia's head coach due to the player's complaints of ongoing injury problems. Instead, Juventus wide man Marko Pjaca entered the field of play and as we know, Dalic's side went on to win their opening game of the tournament comfortably.

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  • Phil Mickelson sarcastically raises arms in celebration after triumphing at No. 13
Phil Mickelson sarcastically raises arms in celebration after triumphing at No. 13

Asked if he had an issue with what Mickelson did, Johnston said: "No, not at all". "I didn't mean it disrespectfully, but if you're going to take it that way, that's not on me", Mickelson told reporters . Mickelson intentionally broke a rule because he calculated that the penalty would serve him better than the alternative. Other players, howe...

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  • Hernan Crespo makes a very worrying point about Argentina and Lionel Messi
Hernan Crespo makes a very worrying point about Argentina and Lionel Messi

But, the Argentine superstar proved that even the best could miss and his effort was saved low down to the left by Iceland's goalkeeper Hannes Halldorsson. Nigeria, however, now needs a win against Iceland on Friday to have any real chance of advancing. Iceland , playing in its first World Cup , fell behind in the 19th minute on a handsome ...

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  • Saudi Arabia's Football Team Flight Catches Fire, Team Safe and Sound
Saudi Arabia's Football Team Flight Catches Fire, Team Safe and Sound

A statement from the Saudi Football Federation reassured everyone about the team's safety. While the incident was alarming, to say the least, just watch the video in the below tweet, it seems no one onboard the Airbus A319-100 was hurt. Saudi Arabia plays Uruguay in Rostov-on-Don on Wednesday. Saudi Arabia's next match in the World Cup w...

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  • Brazil, Switzerland end match in 1-1 draw
Brazil, Switzerland end match in 1-1 draw

Tite said he would not make excuses for the disappointing scoreline. You don't have to put pressure on the referee - there is a whole system in place, people are assessing the game. Many in Brazil have been obsessively focused on his recovery, fretting over the national team's promise to overcome its humiliating 7-1 loss to Germany in the 2014 ...

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  • Colombia face Japan, Poland to meet Senegal — FIFA WC
Colombia face Japan, Poland to meet Senegal — FIFA WC

The Bayern Munich attacking midfielder is key to Colombia's chances of repeating their run to the quarter finals four years ago. Defender Yuto Nagatomo told the newspaper: "Whether (Rodriguez) plays or not, no matter who lines up for our opponents, the way we approach the game doesn't change".

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  • France and Australia goalless at halftime
France and Australia goalless at halftime

I think we did a good job". The way they ( Australia ) wanted to play they did it 95 percent. This game promises to be intense so stay with us for all the updates. That will be where this World Cup is won and lost, and that's where Low and Deschamps need to step up their game in the days and weeks ahead. "The Australians played very defensively...

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  • Chelsea and Man United consider a swap deal involving Martial and Willian
Chelsea and Man United consider a swap deal involving Martial and Willian

Willian was still named Chelsea's Players' Player of the Year last season as he continued to produce the goods despite enduring spells on the bench. " I don't have anything more to say about my club because now I want to have focus here on the national team and the World Cup ". He has attracted attention from fellow Premier League clubs Chel...

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  • Mertens magic sees Belgium past Panama
Mertens magic sees Belgium past Panama

Mertens was a menacing presence for Belgium , even when their performance was more laboured early on against Panama . "But if I see how they are working on getting back, then I think all will be good", he added. But I don't think they have the quality we have. Lukaku was working hard up front and was rewarded for his efforts when he headed home...

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  • Shaquille O'Neal thinks LeBron James shouldn't chase rings
Shaquille O'Neal thinks LeBron James shouldn't chase rings

The "RINGZ" culture, however, has deemed James' three titles as a referendum on his perceived greatness, leading some to believe he may try to create another superteam in attempt to topple the world-beating Warriors. "This is what we work for so LeBron going to Philly, I don't see that happening because they already have like the baby LeBron alread...

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  • Fernando Alonso and Toyota win Le Mans 24 hour race
Fernando Alonso and Toyota win Le Mans 24 hour race

There has been speculation that a Le Mans win could hasten the 36-year-old's departure from Formula One, with McLaren still a long way off the podium. Although the final rankings may make it look like an easy win, with some substantial leads, it wasn't the case as Toyota's number eight was involved in an early crash with a Rebellion vehicle.

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  • Hirving Lozano scores as Mexico stun holders Germany in World Cup opener
Hirving Lozano scores as Mexico stun holders Germany in World Cup opener

That feeling when you beat the World Champions. Mexico and Switzerland stir the pot at the World Cup . Osorio is nicknamed the "Professor" and his planning famously extends to copious notes and ring-binders, but delve even deeper into his remarkable journey to football's greatest stage and the suspicion only grows that there will be no more me...

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  • Federation Internationale de Football Association looking into Mexico supporter anti-gay chants during Germany match
Federation Internationale de Football Association looking into Mexico supporter anti-gay chants during Germany match

Serbia got off to the flawless start in Group E at the 2018 FIFA World Cup on Sunday, as they beat Costa Rica 1-0 thanks to a brilliant free-kick from captain Aleksandar Kolarov . Serbia had dominated against a Costa Rica side who had rarely threatened after a bright start, but chances were thin on the ground until Kolarov made the breakthrough ...

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  • Iran beat Morocco with 95th-minute own goal
Iran beat Morocco with 95th-minute own goal

There was also a late goal in the first match of the day, with Uruguay scoring in the 89th minute to secure a 1-0 win over Egypt. Iran's first ever World Cup win in 20 years delighted the players and the coaching staff as they celebrated jubilantly with their fans after the final whistle.

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  • Eddie Jones backed by RFU to remain England head coach
Eddie Jones backed by RFU to remain England head coach

They have lost their lost five games in-a-row (six including the Barbarians fixture) and will be desperately seeking to turn things around. His brother, also at Saracens, is returning to England for family reasons which were agreed with team management before the tour.

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  • Federer marks number one ranking with 98th title in Stuttgart
Federer marks number one ranking with 98th title in Stuttgart

The 27-year-old now holds the No. 35 position in the world rankings. Federer kept tight control on the match as he claimed his third title of the season after the Australian Open and Rotterdam and now owns 18 grass trophies including eight from Wimbledon.

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  • NBA's memo says eligibility rules could change as soon as 2021
NBA's memo says eligibility rules could change as soon as 2021

The NBA on Friday sent teams a memo indicating that "eligibility rules" for the draft may shift as early as 2021 (but no earlier) as the league reviews issues "related to player development and the corruption investigation in college basketball".

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