• Neymar's dive showed why VAR is necessary at the World Cup
Neymar's dive showed why VAR is necessary at the World Cup

Thiago Silva admits he was "saddened" by Neymar's outburst at him during Brazil's 2-0 World Cup win over Costa Rica on Friday. "I cried out of happiness, overcoming, grit and desire to win". However, one bar at home in Rio de Janeiro reckon they've stumbled on a quick and easy way of transforming those jeers into cheers which largely involves c...

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  • Federation Internationale de Football Association reveal draw process for World Cup group tiebreakers
Federation Internationale de Football Association reveal draw process for World Cup group tiebreakers

Monday marks the beginning of the final round of group fixtures for all the teams at the World Cup . Mexico are in the box-seat with six points - a point against Sweden and they are through. A win would take Serbia through and a draw could be enough if Switzerland lose by two. Poland are out, but the remaining three teams could still r...

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  • Sweden’s Jimmy Durmaz subjected to racist abuse after Germany defeat
Sweden’s Jimmy Durmaz subjected to racist abuse after Germany defeat

Kroos took a thinly veiled dig at the German media and former players who had been sharply critical of the team over the past six days. South Korea's faint hopes of reaching the last 16 of the World Cup have faded further with news that captain Ki Sung-yueng will miss their final group game against Germany .

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  • How Argentina and Lionel Messi can make World Cup last 16
How Argentina and Lionel Messi can make World Cup last 16

The two countries will slug it out in the final group match that will make or mar their fate of progressing to the second round of the FIFA World Cup in Russian Federation. Things came to a head in the wake of the Croatia defeat when the squad demanded talks with Sampaoli, his staff and Tapia. Reports suggest Sampaoli has chose to bench Aguer...

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  • Argentina's Javier Mascherano denies rift between players and coach Jorge Sampaoli
Argentina's Javier Mascherano denies rift between players and coach Jorge Sampaoli

Argentina have had a poor start to the World Cup in Russian Federation and will be eliminated should they fail to beat the Super Eagles on Tuesday night in Saint Petersburg. Without the five-time World Player of the Year, though, it is highly unlikely Argentina would even have qualified. "The relationship with the coach is totally normal",...

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  • World Cup Group qualifying scenarios for knockout rounds
World Cup Group qualifying scenarios for knockout rounds

Only three points against Portugal on Monday will save Iran's dream of progressing to the knockout stages of the World Cup but they can not afford all out attack against the European champions, team Melli coach Carlos Queiroz said on Sunday.

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  • Belgium sweat on Lukaku injury and promise major changes against England
Belgium sweat on Lukaku injury and promise major changes against England

Now, in a multicultural Belgium squad that echoes of France's 1998 World Cup winning side and to millions watching it on television, he is starring at one. "In a tournament like the World Cup you're only as good as the 23 players, so there will be opportunities for the other players", Martinez said. Here's how to watch Belgium vs.

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  • Mascherano denies rift between players and coach Sampaoli
Mascherano denies rift between players and coach Sampaoli

Despite Nigeria giving them a knockout stage lifeline with their 2-0 defeat of Iceland, Paddy Power ambassador Petit said that he is disappointed with Argentina so far. After losing to Croatia, the two-time winners must beat Nigeria to have any chance of reaching the last 16. Sampaoli's predecessor, Edgardo Bauza, was also alarmed and told ...

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  • Furious Liverpool ace Salah ready to quit Egypt after disastrous World Cup
Furious Liverpool ace Salah ready to quit Egypt after disastrous World Cup

Kadyrov even announced Salah as an honorary citizen of Chechnya , holding a celebratory event for him and his Egypt team-mates. Mohamed Salah is considering retiring from Egypt duty following the controversy surrounding him posing for photographs with Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov .

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  • Lewis Hamilton wins French Grand Prix
Lewis Hamilton wins French Grand Prix

The incident dropped both to the back of the field after pitstops. "Obviously what you don't see is that I lost a lot of grip and as I said I saw it and I was aware, so the two cars running around the outside trying to get their position on me, because I was stuck but I couldn't slow down more than I did and obviously lost the vehicle and hit Val...

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  • Ramirez not involved in federal investigation
Ramirez not involved in federal investigation

McPhee explained in an interview with the station that a drug trafficking suspect Facetimed Ramirez during a traffic stop which ended with the seizure of "a significant amount of drugs". The police asked Ramirez for permission to open the box and he agreed. Ramirez allowed the cop to open the box, which contained two pounds of fentanyl in a gift ba...

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  • World Cup Group H match report Poland v Colombia 24 June 2018
World Cup Group H match report Poland v Colombia 24 June 2018

Colombia could go through with a draw if Japan loses to Poland on Thursday. In the 75 minute, the match was over as a contest when Rodriguez played Radamel Falcao through on goal and he made no mistake with just the Polish keeper to beat, 3-0.

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  • Captain Kane delivers for England on big stage
Captain Kane delivers for England on big stage

We can go into the Belgium game with confidence. The next tiebreaker is fair play - i.e. the amount of yellow and red cards accumulated by a team throughout the group stage. Although this would not have changed the final result it could have had an effect on England's goal difference heading into their game with Belgium.

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  • Koepka staves off Fleetwood charge to win U.S. Open
Koepka staves off Fleetwood charge to win U.S. Open

The former Florida State All-American took an adventurous route to becoming one of the game's best players, traveling the world on the European Tour and its developmental circuit. "I'm happy for him". He would actually make five birdies in the opening seven holes and have the galleries in hysterics with his US themed attire and thunderbolt play.

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  • Cilic fights off match point to defeat Djokovic
Cilic fights off match point to defeat Djokovic

It was a cathartic moment for Cilic who had finished as the runner-up at Queen's and Wimbledon previous year. In what has been a hard season following injury, Djokovic is bidding for his first title this week and has looked closer to his best than at many times in the past year.

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  • Harry Kane thrills with hat trick in rout of Panama
Harry Kane thrills with hat trick in rout of Panama

Fantastic to be through and to do it this way is brilliant. The Spurs star netting his third goal in the 63 minute of the ongoing match against Panama in the Nizhny Novgorod Stadium, he became the first player to score a hattrick for England after 32 years in the World Cup finals.

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  • Honda equalizer gives Japan 2-2 draw vs Senegal
Honda equalizer gives Japan 2-2 draw vs Senegal

Senegal took the lead in the 11th minute when Japan goalkeeper Eiji Kawashima punched a cross into Mane's leg and the ball bounced back over the line and in, before Inui's curled finish on 34 minutes meant the sides went in level at the break.

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  • Southgate not anxious by Russian heat, Panama play down line-up gaffe
Southgate not anxious by Russian heat, Panama play down line-up gaffe

Gomez reminded journalists that his team, too, can still reach the knockout phase - and that the players' reputatations back home are at stake, despite their being part of the first Panama side to qualify for a World Cup . "We always talk about games and how we can improve and what he thinks in those situations because he's done it so many time...

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  • ¡CELEBRACION! Toronto World Cup fans celebrate Mexico's shutout victory over Germany
¡CELEBRACION! Toronto World Cup fans celebrate Mexico's shutout victory over Germany

The win gives Mexico three points and puts them in a golden spot to move on, while Germany now can't afford another slip up with South Korea and Sweden to come. Some Mexican supporters chanted a slur when Germany goalkeeper Manuel Neuer prepared to take a goal kick in the 24th minute, and Mexico's football federation (FMF) confirmed t...

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  • NBA Draft 2018: Top 10 players that’ll have the best NBA careers
NBA Draft 2018: Top 10 players that’ll have the best NBA careers

Sixteen of the 30 first round picks played only their freshman year, including 10 of the first 11 draftees. Entering the 2018 NBA Draft , the Phoenix Suns had needs they wanted to address - namely at center, at point guard and in upgrading their three-point shooting.

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