• Tunisia tops Panama for first World Cup win in 40 years
Tunisia tops Panama for first World Cup win in 40 years

But it was tough for Panama , making their first appearance in a World Cup finals, and for their fans in the Monrovia Arena who for a while could dream of a historic win. Tunisia started the second half with a verve which wasn't obvious in the first and they leveled proceedings with a smart goal from Ben Yousef following good play from Khazri o...

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  • Belgian World Cup player kicks ball right into his face
Belgian World Cup player kicks ball right into his face

But unfortunately the striker missed the target from point-blank range and the ball ricocheted back off the post, before smacking into his face. He did not appear to be injured, though his pride may have been hurt. "Fortnite celebrations so overrated bro I had to create something new", he tweeted . He then clutched at his face in pain, and likel...

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  • Colombia, Japan advance - barely
Colombia, Japan advance - barely

The Japanese players slowed play down to nearly nothing, softly passing the ball back and forth in little triangles in their own end to waste time . Jan Bednarek scored the lone goal for Poland as they end the tournament with three points and a consolation win over Japan .

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  • Kaliningrad prepares for rush of England fans
Kaliningrad prepares for rush of England fans

Elsewhere in Russia , Sadio Mane's Senegal were eliminated from the World Cup by virtue of the fact they received more yellow cards than Colombia after a 1-0 defeat to the South Americans. "They're hungry, but they're not where they want to be yet". The message was clear before a game between two sides who have already qualified with victories f...

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  • Injured Romelu Lukaku a doubt for England clash: Roberto Martinez
Injured Romelu Lukaku a doubt for England clash: Roberto Martinez

But where coming second in Group G had once seemed a route to a fearful appointment in Samara with Germany in the quarter-final, the holders now seem unlikely to win Group F. "100% definitely we can go all the way". "What I've discussed with the players is we must not waste any energy thinking whether it's better to be first or second in the ...

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  • Your England team to face Belgium in final group game
Your England team to face Belgium in final group game

England and Belgium battle it out for top spot in their group on Thursday as the remaining teams at the World Cup digest Germany´s astonishing exit from the tournament in Russian Federation. One man who's had his say on the big match is World Cup victor and Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas. The Red Devils and the Three Lions have arrived...

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  • LeBron James texts Kevin Durant about joining him with Lakers
LeBron James texts Kevin Durant about joining him with Lakers

So, if the Lakers can't land Kawhi Leonard ( hello, Boston? ) in order to help lure LeBron James to Los Angeles, is Kevin Durant the backup plan? ESPN reported on Wednesday that LeBron is hesitant to be the first big star to decide on a location in free agency.

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  • Africa's hopes dashed as Senegal exit World Cup
Africa's hopes dashed as Senegal exit World Cup

Former Senegal global Cisse refused to play the blame game. "In any case, these are the rules of the game and we have to respect them, but we would have preferred to be eliminated in another way". Here is how Senegal's 1-0 defeat to Colombia played out. "It's hard to play well at the World Cup if you don't play with a lot of commitment", ...

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  • Belgium's Romelu Lukaku to recover from injury in time to face England
Belgium's Romelu Lukaku to recover from injury in time to face England

Their battle in Kaliningrad follows the dramatic exit of Joachim Loew's 2014 winners, who finished rock bottom of their group after a 2-0 defeat to South Korea, the final humiliation after a campaign that never caught fire. Do you rest players with at least one and potentially four games to come between now and 15 July? "He came up to me at the e...

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  • Colombia through to last 16 with 1-0 win, Senegal out
Colombia through to last 16 with 1-0 win, Senegal out

Star player James, who won the Golden Boot at the last World Cup , was substituted with what appeared to be a recurrence of the injury that kept him out of Colombia's 2-1 loss to Japan. Colombia sit a point further back. The first flashpoint came soon after when Sanchez stretched in the box to thwart Mane, referee Milorad Mazic pointing to ...

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  • Borna Coric wins Halle Open, defeats Roger Federer
Borna Coric wins Halle Open, defeats Roger Federer

The 21-year-old had lost twice to Federer, but played him tough in their last meeting at Indian Wells in March. Federer dropped the opening set in a tiebreak but levelled by winning the second. Former world number one Novak Djokovic moved up from five placed to number 17. He had been No. 1 in the world for three weeks before dropping to secon...

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  • Japan defy doubters to home in on World Cup last 16
Japan defy doubters to home in on World Cup last 16

To make matters worse, Wague restored Senegal's lead at the 71 minutes after he converted from a Sabaly cross from close range, becoming the youngest African goalscorer in the history of the World Cup. "I was alone, we fought, I fought, I did everything I could, but fighting is not enough to win World Cup matches, you also have to have quality, and...

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  • Champions out as Germany lose 239/1 thriller to South Korea
Champions out as Germany lose 239/1 thriller to South Korea

The winger has always been popular amongst Federation Internationale de Football Association players due to his four-star skills and five-star weak-foot and now he has the stats to back those up. Germany was getting the help it needed from elsewhere in the group . Joshua Kimmich sent a cross to an unmarked Leon Goretzka for a header from point-bl...

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  • Joachim Low jumps to Mesut Ozil's defence after World Cup exit criticism
Joachim Low jumps to Mesut Ozil's defence after World Cup exit criticism

German newspaper Die Welt went with the headline "The historical disgrace of the German national team" while Bild focussed on the fact that coach Joachim Löw is under contract until the next World Cup and that his position is untenable. "The last game we delivered a good performance was in the autumn of 2017". Germany, still with the nucleus of...

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  • Germany's shock World Cup exit another case of the winner's curse
Germany's shock World Cup exit another case of the winner's curse

The words of former England global forward Gary Lineker, a man who lost to West Germany in 1990s World Cup semi-finals, had rung true after the Sweden game on match day two, and surely would again over bottom side South Korea . "We had plenty of opportunities, we broke our necks trying out there today", he added. Germany qualified for Russ...

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  • England fans flock to Russian Federation for group decider against Belgium
England fans flock to Russian Federation for group decider against Belgium

Victory for either would see them top Group G, and Dier believes familiarity with numerous Belgians on Thursday could help England's cause. Eden Hazard vs England should be rested. "Indirectly, they've had a big bearing on what we're doing now, but in sport and in life you have to keep evolving". Southgate dismissed suggestions that his pla...

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  • Sweden 3-0 Mexico: Swedes stun sloppy Mexicans to win Group F
Sweden 3-0 Mexico: Swedes stun sloppy Mexicans to win Group F

In Osorio's case, it was the first time he hadn't altered his starting 11 in consecutive games since he took over in 2015. "I'm so incredibly proud, moved nearly, by the thought of how we performed in the match". Needing only a draw to advance, Mexico started tentatively but somehow reached the break on level terms after surviving a Swedish aeria...

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  • What Players Might Los Angeles Offer San Antonio For Kawhi Leonard?
What Players Might Los Angeles Offer San Antonio For Kawhi Leonard?

Thus perhaps it should not have been a surprise to see a report Wednesday indicating that James may bolt for Los Angeles and wait to see which other National Basketball Association star joins him there, quickly followed by another report claiming that the four-time MVP was "hesitant" to commit to the Lakers without assurance that the team had a...

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  • Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan help India beat Ireland in Dublin T20
Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan help India beat Ireland in Dublin T20

India vs Ireland , 1st T20I, latest score and updates: That's it! Live Broadcast: Ireland vs India , 1st T20 worldwide will be shown on Sony Six . Perhaps it was a marker of this crucial impending assignment that India chose to stay on and practice in London on Monday. Dubbed as dress rehearsal for the marquee England series, India ...

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  • Mexican fans celebrate with South Koreans
Mexican fans celebrate with South Koreans

Mexico have one foot in the last 16 once more having won both their Group F matches, and Hernandez told reporters: "The best things about dreams is to share them, share them with people like you who are dreamers". Toni Kroos' last-gasp victor ensured Germany head into their final Group F outing in a much stronger position than had looked likely in...

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