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During the ceremony, the Qatari emir said that he hoped Qatar, who won the bid to host the 2022 World Cup , would be able to repeat or even surpass Russia's success at their home World Cup . We are having a more just competition with VAR. On a 48-team World Cup: World Cup started with 13 teams and now it is played with 32 teams. Gianni praised the organization of the World Cup Russia 2018, calling it the "best".
  • Real Madrid rule themselves out of signing Neymar

    Real Madrid rule themselves out of signing Neymar

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    Giggs, who played alongside Ronaldo at United when he lifted the first of his five Champions League titles, believes a desire to conquer Italy may stem from his former team-mate's need to be the best. Neymar became the world's most expensive player when he swapped Barca for PSG in a staggering €222 million (A$351 million) deal less than 12 months ago.
  • Sri Lanka vs South Africa Test series Match 1 Day 3

    Sri Lanka vs South Africa Test series Match 1 Day 3

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    It was worse than the 126 they posted in their first attempt and their lowest total since readmission . Off-spinner Dilruwan Perera bowled unchanged from one end to claim figures of 6/32. I think often it was the ball that didn't spin as much as we thought that got us out. Danushka Gunathilaka (17) added 51 runs for the first wicket with Karunaratne and the former was dismissed when he gave Maharaj the charge but couldn't clear the boundary.
  • Antoine Griezmann responds to Thibaut Courtois jibe

    Antoine Griezmann responds to Thibaut Courtois jibe

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    Courtois said: 'It's just an anti-football team. Croatia needed extra time and penalties to overcome Denmark and Russian Federation before outlasting England in another marathon knockout-stage match. Often depicted in cartoons in the French press with an enormous blue cat, an animal associated with luck, the former midfielder also captained his country to glory when France last won the tournament in 1998.
  • Djokovic ousts Nadal in another record-breaking epic

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    Fans, including the Duchess of Cambridge and Duchess of Sussex in the front row of the Royal Box, were treated to breathtaking deciding set as Djokovic finally prevailed after five hours and 15 minutes. The right-handed Anderson slipped and fell, but scrambled back to his feet in time to hit a return left-handed and continue the point before Isner eventually pushed a forehand just wide.
  • Djokovic downs Nadal in epic to reach Wimbledon final

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    That's what happened on Saturday, with Nadal and Djokovic to resume after a good - or perhaps not so good - night's sleep. For both men, the match means something different. "I don't know what to say, it feels like a draw". Isner finished with 53 aces to Anderson's 49, and Isner during the fifth set broke the single-tournament aces record with his 214th.
  • Unai Emery promises to help Mesut Ozil on his Arsenal return

    Unai Emery promises to help Mesut Ozil on his Arsenal return

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    Ozil, 29, signed a new contract at the Emirates Stadium in January but has often split the fanbase given his inconsistent performance levels. And Emery is keen to work closely with the player to ensure he can hit the ground running as part of the new regime in north London.
  • Kerber beats Williams to claim maiden Wimbledon title

    Kerber beats Williams to claim maiden Wimbledon title

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    Williams had been chasing a record-equalling 24th grand slam singles success and was close to tears at the end, saying on court: "It was such an incredible tournament for me". Even as she stormed through the early rounds, dropping only one set all tournament and beating three players in the top 18 before facing Williams, Kerber's was not the name on anyone's lips.
  • Red Sox in recent contact with Orioles about possible Machado trade

    Red Sox in recent contact with Orioles about possible Machado trade

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    Machado will hit the open market in the offseason and is likely to command a large contract, so it's hard to see a team giving up the jewel of its farm system for two months of the star. "I think for Aaron Boone, it's going to be a matter of managing playing time and trying to get everyone to buy in to his philosophy on winning baseball".
  • Croatia defender Vida apologises for Ukraine comments

    Croatia defender Vida apologises for Ukraine comments

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    This victory over England led Croatia to their first World Cup final and Mario Mandzukic's extra-time victor sealed Croatia's third consecutive win in extra-time or penalties, having beaten Denmark and Russian Federation in penalty shootouts in the previous two rounds.
  • Jabari Parker agrees to $40M, two-year deal with Bulls

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    A Chicago native, Parker (6-8, 250) was selected second overall by the Milwaukee Bucks in the 2014 NBA Draft and has played all four seasons in Milwaukee. Parker has shown the promise to be an elite scorer in the league. The Bulls snatched Parker up just moments after he became an unrestricted free agent earlier today.
  • New Chelsea Boss Maurizio Sarri Makes £60million Midfielder His First Signing

    New Chelsea Boss Maurizio Sarri Makes £60million Midfielder His First Signing

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    Chelsea believe they have got in Sarri an astute tactician who produces sides playing exciting football with his three years at Napoli harvesting two second-placed finishes in Serie A. New signing Jorginho joined his new team-mates for a session under the watchful eye of Sarri. He started in the professional ranks with Pescara in Serie B in 2005, and also spent time in charge of Arezzo, Avellino, Hellas Verona, Perugia, Alessandria and Sorrento before finding success after moving to ...
  • Nadal unhappy over Wimbledon roof closure

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    The match - which began on Friday evening - finished after 5 hours, 16 minutes as Djokovic secured the only break of the fifth set. It took all of 110 service games for Isner, 33, to be broken at this year's event, but even that was not enough as the 32-year-old Anderson went down two sets to one initially, and fought back by winning the fourth set 6-4.
  • Bad blood over golf course stalks Trump's Scotland trip

    Bad blood over golf course stalks Trump's Scotland trip

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    Describing golf as "my primary form of exercise", Trump tweeted: "The weather is attractive, and this place is incredible!" Meanwhile, police inquiries are ongoing to trace a paragliding Greenpeace protester who broke through the no-fly zone surrounding Turnberry on Friday evening, to fly past the USA president as he entered the Scottish hotel .
  • Rafael Nadal vs Novak Djokovic: Becker and Henman have Wimbledon disagreement

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    In a column in the London Evening Standard, nine-time Wimbledon champion Martina Navratilova said her "dream match" would have been on Centre Court against Serena Williams . Anderson saved three break points in the third game of the first set before Isner had to save a set point in the 10th. But as the fifth set wore on and went into overtime, the games took on a hypnotic quality - and not in a good way.
  • Liverpool sign Swiss winger Shaqiri

    Liverpool sign Swiss winger Shaqiri

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    I was always an admirer of his so I'm happy to reunite with him. Liverpool-based journalist James Pearce reports Shaqiri has flown back to the United Kingdom from holiday to have a medical - which is now taking place. "We are the flawless move for him in this moment as well I think, because he needs to push himself and challenge himself and our environment encourages that".
  • Jabari Parker, Bulls working on deal

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    According to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski , the Chicago Bulls are progressing toward a deal with Parker. The second year of the deal is a team option. If the price was right, the Bucks may match the offer, but if it's too much (which it in all likelihood could be) the Bucks may not want to match it.