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Martinez accepted his side - unbeaten in qualifying and the first European nation to book a spot at Russian Federation 2018 - were not at their best during a flat first-half display. The 3-4-3 still remains a defensive approach though, and while it helps Martinez to include the likes of Carrasco in the team, it might still be hampering the team's attacking capabilities.
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    Boston Celtics given best odds at landing Kawhi Leonard

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    Leonard will be sought after by teams that can offer the Spurs a much more appealing offer than the Cavs. If George leaves, what do they have to show for the trade? With that said, the Spurs likely have some idea of how Leonard is feeling.
  • England have discussed prospect of racism in Russia, says Ashley Young

    England have discussed prospect of racism in Russia, says Ashley Young

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    He's a fantastic player and if he keeps going the way he is, he'll set the world alight. "I don't think so, but that's the world he is going to live in for a long time so he will have to get used to it". "I would rather be in the attacking half than defending". "Wherever the manager calls upon me to play I go and give 100% for the England shirt and to do as well as I can".
  • Volgograd calm as England fans arrive for World Cup opener

    Volgograd calm as England fans arrive for World Cup opener

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    They've got fantastic players, a fantastic team and that's what makes the World Cup exciting to watch ". Managers usually like to keep their starting line-ups close to their chest to avoid giving their rivals a heads-up of their tactical approach but Delph said there was not a risk of a leak now the team was known.
  • Warner to play in CPL

    Warner to play in CPL

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    The bans prevent the trio from playing at global or state level, as well as in the Big Bash, but allow them to play local third-tier cricket and in overseas T20 tournaments. David Warner, during his press conference regarding the ball-tampering saga, will play in the Caribbean Premier League during his ban. Warner was making a debut of his own during the match, joining Channel Nine's broadcast team for the first time as he continues his attempts at rebuilding his public image following the ...
  • Martinez delighted with Belgian start as Lukaku sinks Panama

    Martinez delighted with Belgian start as Lukaku sinks Panama

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    As was displayed with emphatic evidence against Egypt and Costa Rica prior to the start of the tournament, Belgium's attacking juggernaut is in rampant form and the likes of Romelu Lukaku , Eden Hazard and Dries Mertens will surely be desperate to kickstart their goal-scoring campaigns in Russian Federation against a Panama side who will struggle to contain the quality of Roberto Martinez's attacking stars.
  • Joachim Low: 'Germany will not change game plan following Mexico loss'

    Joachim Low: 'Germany will not change game plan following Mexico loss'

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    The Germans are bidding to become the first team to retain the World Cup title since Brazil in 1962, but have now won only one of their last seven games in all competitions. "Sometimes a small setback doesn't hurt to pull the team together", Lahm said at an event in Moscow . And when Hirving "Chucky" Lozano shattered the first-half deadlock - the only breakthrough needed during a 1-0 stunner - you probably would have felt the splash of Azteca's beer-spraying tradition, a sheet of suds ...
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    It's possible that the Spurs' decision-makers still haven't had a conversation with Kawhi or his camp about his unhappiness, as no such talks have been reported . 1 overall pick in next week's draft. League sources told Chris Haynes of ESPN that Leonard didn't like how the Spurs handled his quad injury, which forced him to miss all but nine games last season.
  • Fans toast Harry, England and Saint George after winning World Cup start

    Fans toast Harry, England and Saint George after winning World Cup start

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    England went ahead early through Harry Kane but were rocked by a Tunisia equaliser from the penalty spot 10 minutes before half-time. I hope that can continue. "It's a massive boost, a massive bonus, we kept going". "Given the vast suffering of Volgograd and the pivotal part it played in the route towards (World War Two) victory I think it's only fitting that the 2018 World Cup should have Volgograd as one of its host cities", said Skoll, who spoke after a Russian military honour ...
  • Panama falls to Belgium in country's World Cup debut

    Panama falls to Belgium in country's World Cup debut

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    Panama goalie Panedo denied Belgium's skipper Hazard and Lukaku within space of two minutes in the first half. Lukaku then came up with goals in the 69th and 75th to give Belgium a dream start and justify their ratings as one of the favourites for the top prize in Russian Federation.
  • Croatia give reasoning behind sending home striker Kalinic

    Croatia give reasoning behind sending home striker Kalinic

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    Dalic did not answer any further questions or go into the matter any further. "I need healthy and ready players", said Dalić quickly before heading back to the team, reports Index.hr . Croatia started off its 2018 World Cup run about as well as could have been hoped, looking pretty fit in a 2-0 victory over Nigeria to earn three points towards advancing out of what appears to be a highly contested Group D.
  • Kane's dramatic stoppage-time goal gives England win over Tunisia

    Kane's dramatic stoppage-time goal gives England win over Tunisia

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    He added: "I was most proud of the way we kept playing even though the clock was running down". But in the first minute of injury time they made the mistake of leaving Kane unmarked in the box for the second time and he took advantage by heading home at the far post to ensure England start the tournament with a deserved, if unconvincing, win.
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    Mickelson shoots 69, wife says he offered to withdraw

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    You may have missed it Saturday in the breathless anticipation of Father's Day, but Phil Mickelson stirred up a hornets nest in the third round of the U.S. Bodenhamer insisted rule 14-5 was appropriate to the situation. Mickelson said he knew the action would bring a two-shot penalty, and that he had hit the ball to prevent it from rolling all the way off the green and to behind a bunker.
  • South Korean players wear wrong squad numbers in training to confuse Sweden

    South Korean players wear wrong squad numbers in training to confuse Sweden

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    Referee Joel Aguilar used the replay technology to decide whether South Korea substitute Kim Min-woo had fouled Viktor Claesson in the area after initially waving play on. Centre-half Granqvist stepped up to coolly slot home the penalty to claim all three points and send Sweden top of the group, level with Mexico on three points.