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But instead they sacrificed their best hope of winning this game by turning it into a kicking match because, if England are capable of anything, it is standing up to a physical challenge. With the players now rested, Southgate is likely to name his key players in the playing eleven. Switzerland had one of the most emotional victories of the group stage, rallying past Serbia 2-1 with goals from Granit Xhaka and Xherdan Shaqiri, both ethnic Albanians with roots in Kosovo who celebrated their ...
  • Messi avoids media after Argentina crash out of World Cup

    Messi avoids media after Argentina crash out of World Cup

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    Cavani, who lines up alongside Mbappe at Paris Saint-Germain, opened the scoring with a leaping header and curled a superb first-time shot past Rui Patricio to win the match after Pepe had equalised. He previously announced his retirement from worldwide football in 2016, only to reverse his decision ahead of qualifying for this year's World Cup.
  • Chelsea open to Barcelona offers for Willian to fund summer spending

    Chelsea open to Barcelona offers for Willian to fund summer spending

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    The former Shakhtar Donetsk man could potentially join his global teammate Fred who just completed his own transfer earlier this summer. Despite Willian's desire to leave after falling out with manager Antonio Conte , Chelsea are reluctant to let him go and have slapped a £70million asking price on him.
  • Japan's World Cup players prove worth to new clubs overseas

    Japan's World Cup players prove worth to new clubs overseas

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    While Inter manager Luciano Spalletti no longer saw a place for the 31-year-old at the club, Turkish giants Galatasaray will be delighted with the move following a World Cup in which Nagatomo was again one of Japan's standouts. Abhijit: It's hard to not feel for Japan after yesterday's match, but the win for Belgium is an absolute bonkers news for any football fan. "We will see at the end what happens", he told reporters on Sunday.
  • Real Madrid deny making offer for Neymar

    Real Madrid deny making offer for Neymar

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    But hey, don't take that from us; take it from Florentino Perez and the rest of the guys in charge at the Bernabeu. Spanish giants Real Madrid have released an official statement in which they address the claims that they have made a world-record €310 million (R5 billion) bid for Paris Saint-Germain superstar Neymar .
  • Ruiz gives Costa Rica some cheer

    Ruiz gives Costa Rica some cheer

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    But the bad news for the Swiss: Yellow cards for captain Stephan Lichtsteiner and fellow defender Fabian Schaer - their second of the tournament - meant they'll be suspended for the Sweden match in St Petersburg. Quarter-finalists in the 2014 Brazil World Cup , Costa Rica have lost seven of their last nine matches and scored only five goals in the process.
  • Finch smashes his own T20 worldwide record with 172

    Finch smashes his own T20 worldwide record with 172

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    Currently, Chris Gayle holds the record for the highest score in T20s with the West Indian scoring 175 runs in the 2013 Indian Premier League. His knock against the Zimbabwe cricket team on Tuesday means he now holds the distinction of having the highest global score in worldwide Twenty20 cricket.
  • Gareth Southgate makes bold calls for Colombia World Cup clash

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    We have experience and good quality. "This tournament has many games and not much time to recover so this is obviously an advantage for England ", he said . The Three Lions will face Colombia on Tuesday after advancing from Group G as runners-up with wins over Tunisia and Panama before a defeat to Belgium in which Southgate opted to use his reserves.
  • Pressure intensifies on Brazil to win a 6th World Cup title

    Pressure intensifies on Brazil to win a 6th World Cup title

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    Didier Drogba believes Belgium "definitely have a chance" of winning the World Cup with Romelu Lukaku in red-hot form. Despite a 3am kickoff in Japan , the trending hashtag "Nebusoku Japan " which translates to "lack of sleep Japan " ensured a huge following in the country.
  • De Gea finally speaks after Spain's poor performance in Russian Federation

    De Gea finally speaks after Spain's poor performance in Russian Federation

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    Marca blamed Lopetegui, whose decision to accept the coach's job at Real Madrid on the eve of the World Cup led to his sacking, for destabilising the team. Fernando Hierro took charge and the Spanish were viewed as among the favourites to lift the World Cup after winning Group B and entering the half of the knockout draw without the likes of Brazil , France , Belgium and Uruguay.
  • Winning return for Smith in Canada T20

    Winning return for Smith in Canada T20

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    Australia's Cameron Bancroft , who is serving a nine-month ban for his involvement in the ball-tampering incident during the third Test against South Africa in March, holds no resentment towards the media for their part in one of Australian cricket's darkest periods.
  • Lakers agree deals with trio of free agents after LeBron James capture

    Lakers agree deals with trio of free agents after LeBron James capture

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    According to USA Today's Sam Amick (h/t HoopsHype's Alex Kennedy ), Howard would welcome the opportunity to play alongside LeBron James after James agreed to a four-year deal with Los Angeles, as Klutch Sports Group announced. Now that the Golden State Warriors acquired DeMarcus Cousins, the Lakers have more reason to add Leonard to their team. He is set to sign a four-year maximum contract worth $154 million.
  • LeBron James won't meet in person with Cavs when free agency starts

    LeBron James won't meet in person with Cavs when free agency starts

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    However, James could still re-sign with Cleveland, although the strong current from national media is that he appears ready to move. A league source familiar with the Cavs' thinking told ESPN that the franchise has found it hard to plan for its full team around James with the way he has approached his free agency, which could prompt hesitancy by free agents or trade partners to complete deals with Cleveland in the interim.
  • India vs England: Team India gears up for 1st T20I

    India vs England: Team India gears up for 1st T20I

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    I hear people are keen to play and they should". Save Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Umesh Yadav - the others have not played a full-fledged series in England and that may be of great hindrance against England who bat deep. So much so that Kohli reckoned the missed County stint with Surrey was hardly worth fretting over. I am really happy to see him at the highest level.
  • Durant staying in the bay

    Durant staying in the bay

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    By the time he announced, just over $900 million worth of new deals had been agreed upon, based on figures confirmed to the AP by people involved in the various decisions - nearly all of that money getting committed by teams in the West. He will help the Suns be better on the defensive end. Rockets point guard Chris Paul has agreed to sign a four-year, $160 million deal, according to the Houston Chronicle.
  • England vs. Colombia World Cup live stream info, channel

    England vs. Colombia World Cup live stream info, channel

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    It was not clear if he would join in once the media had left. Eriksson twice led England to the World Cup last-eight stage during his reign as manager, and he has been impressed with Gareth Southgate's squad so far in Russian Federation.