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However, the pure genius of the G.O.A.T, vast faith in God and a million prayers from the fans saw the little man and his team step enter the knockouts, one more time. But the Barcelona star abolished that myth last night when he gave an inspirational half-time team talk in the tunnel to the Albiceleste players.
  • England To Play Colombia In The Last 16 Of The World Cup

    England To Play Colombia In The Last 16 Of The World Cup

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    With two fewer yellow cards, Japan's tally of minus-four points was two better than Senegal , who may feel aggrieved at being sent home for a reason other than the quality of their football. "You have to be in contact with other players and it's a shame it worked against us". Both have already qualified for the last 16 - only the group victor needs to be decided - so Thursday's Group G finale in Kaliningrad provides a rare chance in an unrelenting World Cup schedule to rest exhausted ...
  • Why England Might Want To Lose Their World Cup Game Against Belgium

    Why England Might Want To Lose Their World Cup Game Against Belgium

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    Not really anymore. They obviously don't care to be 1st or 2nd. "That is what attracts everybody to World Cup ". But the path to the quarter-final could see a match against Germany or Brazil for the victor - a question which will be determined before England and Belgium clash in Kaliningrad.
  • Senegal eliminated from World Cup over yellow cards

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    Down to the final day of group play in the World Cup , things can get tricky in trying to determine which teams are moving on to the knockout stage, and which are going home. Japan lost their final game of the tournament to already-eliminated Poland, although a late victor for Colombia over Senegal ensured the Asian nation progressed on the basis that they had picked up fewer yellow cards than Senegal over the course of the tournament.
  • Gareth Southgate rests Harry Kane for England v Belgium

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    The majority of those who take the field in Thursday's crunch encounter play in the English Premier League and it is for this reason that RT's special guest analyst Jose Mourinho is curious to see who comes out on top when club-mates meet each other in the global arena.
  • How do Colombia qualify for last 16? Japan, Senegal

    How do Colombia qualify for last 16? Japan, Senegal

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    If Japan and Senegal both win, Colombia will be eliminated and who tops the group will be decided on goal difference and then goals scored. Group G's top two England and Belgium await Colombia and Japan in the last 16, with Senegal unfortunate to be knocked out by the slimmest of margins.
  • Korea eliminated from World Cup, despite 2-0 win over Germany

    Korea eliminated from World Cup, despite 2-0 win over Germany

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    Germany manager Joachim Low is contemplating his future after seeing his side lose 2-0 to South Korea and finish bottom of Group F on Wednesday. Germany came into the match against South Korea knowing a win by two clear goals would guarantee them a place in the last 16 but repeatedly failed to create clearcut chances in Kazan .
  • Korean players thought Germany win was enough to go through

    Korean players thought Germany win was enough to go through

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    He also sets a new World Cup card record for Mexico , whose previous best was the 1:36 minutes Jesus Arellano took to get booked in the group stages at the 2002 World Cup. And yet, for some reason, I would have put-I had Germany going to the final-everything on the fact that all of the complacency and arrogance and laziness and, what's the word? Their own defence was exposed on the counter-attack, however, and it finally buckled in the third minute of stoppage time when a corner fell to ...
  • World Cup match report Mexico v Sweden 27 June 2018

    World Cup match report Mexico v Sweden 27 June 2018

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    Sweden were almost handed a penalty in the 29th minute when Hernandez appeared to handle the ball in the box, but the referee waved it away after consulting with the video review system, though Ochoa was called upon again to deny Berg following to ensuing corner.
  • Los Angeles Lakers under pressure to pull off Kawhi Leonard trade

    Los Angeles Lakers under pressure to pull off Kawhi Leonard trade

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    According to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, Brian Windhorst and Ramona Shelburne , "pressure is mounting" on Magic Johnson and his front-office staff with the Lakers to execute a deal with the Spurs before Friday's deadline for James to exercise the contract clause that would enable him to hit the open market.
  • Low won't be sacked after early exit - German FA

    Low won't be sacked after early exit - German FA

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    He said: "With the offensive play and set pieces we really could have scored at any point - maybe we should have scored in the first half on some of those occasions". France arrived at the World Cup in Japan and South Korea as the favorite to defend the title they won at home four years earlier. We didn't succeed in our penetration in the last third.
  • England fans flock to Russian Federation for group decider against Belgium

    England fans flock to Russian Federation for group decider against Belgium

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    If England and Belgium draw the match, the group winners will be decided by their fair play record - with the Three Lions now on one fewer yellow card . We had a really favourable draw, we all thought, in the last tournament [against Iceland at Euro 2016] and it didn't work out that way'. "There are players on yellow cards ".
  • Did Celtics Make New Trade Offer To Spurs For Kawhi Leonard?

    Did Celtics Make New Trade Offer To Spurs For Kawhi Leonard?

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    There's a belief that the Los Angeles Lakers will need to add another talented star if they want to land LeBron James as a free agent this Summer, and the team is scrambling to do so before Friday, June 29, when LeBron has to decide whether or not to opt in to his final year with the Cleveland Cavaliers .
  • Brazil ease into last 16 with win over Serbia

    Brazil ease into last 16 with win over Serbia

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    Serbia must beat Brazil to qualify for the last 16; if they draw it would leave them relying on Costa Rica to comfortably beat Switzerland. The victory, which eliminates Serbia , means Brazil will face Mexico in the round of 16 on Monday in Samara.
  • Serbia to face the might of Brazil in Group E match

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    Tite's side left it late to get past Costa Rica on Friday, but they only had to wait 36 minutes for the opener in Moscow, Paulinho stabbing over Vladimir Stojkovic off a magnificent pass from Philippe Coutinho . Both players scored in Switzerland's 2-1 victory over Serbia in Kaliningrad. Brazil have stuttered through their first two matches, drawing with the Swiss before late goals from Philippe Coutinho and Neymar downed Costa Rica.
  • Body found in beer cooler at Atlanta Braves’ ballpark hours before game

    Body found in beer cooler at Atlanta Braves’ ballpark hours before game

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    Cobb County officials told the paper that the dead man was a third-party contractor. Keeling, a contract worker originally from White Bear Lake, was discovered around 3 p.m. "There's many avenues it could go, but at this time, we're just gathering information", explained O'Hara. The ballpark is the home to the Atlanta Braves.
  • Mohamed Salah tenders apology as Egypt crash out of 2018 World Cup

    Mohamed Salah tenders apology as Egypt crash out of 2018 World Cup

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    Egypt head coach Hector Cuper said that he is not going to retire after his team were eliminated from the 2018 World Cup losing all their group-stage matches. Off the pitch, Salah has reportedly been angered by Egypt's connection with Chechnya leader Ramzan Kadyrov during the tournament. Salah said that the whole team meant to take part in the next World Cup.
  • Danny Lee climbs the leaderboard at Travelers Championship

    Danny Lee climbs the leaderboard at Travelers Championship

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    The 40-year-old comfortably converted the close-range putt for his sixth birdie of the round and his best score of the season, while Henley earned a place in Sunday's final pairing after he also went round bogey-free although he managed only three birdies in his 67.
  • Cilic eases past Querrey to reach Queen's Club semis

    Cilic eases past Querrey to reach Queen's Club semis

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    Cilic was on the verge of a third loss in the Queen's final when Djokovic held a match point in the second set. "Well, I'm there", said Djokovic, when asked if he's back to top form, singling out his earlier win against Grigor Dimitrov "in straight sets, all straight sets until today.
  • Manchester United encouraged in bid for Chelsea midfielder Willian

    Manchester United encouraged in bid for Chelsea midfielder Willian

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    In a video posted to social media by the official Brazil football team twitter account, Fred can be seen beating his marker before unleashing a stunning curling effort from the edge of the box. "At United, I'm looking to win titles, alongside my new team-mates and my new manager, win matches with the club and make history by achieving great things together." Fred also revealed to Manchester United TV (MUTV) that his first introduction to United was playing as the team on various computer ...
  • LeBron James Will Likely Consider 5 Teams In Free Agency

    LeBron James Will Likely Consider 5 Teams In Free Agency

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    James is expected to opt out of his player option later this week, clearing the way to enter the open market and potentially leave the Cavaliers for the second time in his career. Isaiah Thomas #7 of the Los Angeles Lakers attempts a basket against Isaiah Taylor #22 of the Atlanta Hawks at Philips Arena on February 26, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia.
  • Shaqiri, Xhaka cop fine over Switzerland goal celebrations

    Shaqiri, Xhaka cop fine over Switzerland goal celebrations

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    Hours later, it emerged that one of the tournament's most popular players, Salah, was considering worldwide retirement in the wake of his interactions with the Chechen. The Serbian media called Shaqiri's goal gesture "shameful provocation". The FIFA panel could have also banned the two from playing the next two world cup games but decided not to.
  • Oscar Robertson wonders: 'Where are the white athletes?'

    Oscar Robertson wonders: 'Where are the white athletes?'

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    After accepting a Lifetime Achievement Award at the NBA Awards show, The Big O spoke positively about those fighting for equality. Robertson was asked by a reporter about how his generation of athletes worked for social justice and asked what he thought about current players' efforts.
  • Germany out of World Cup; Mexico advances despite loss against Sweden

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    Sweden finished top of Group F on goal difference, with both teams on six points ahead of Germany and South Korea on three apiece, after the champions went down 2-0 in a shock result in Kazan. However, that's not how they've won the past two matches against Germany and South Korea, so it would be surprising to see the change now. Isaac Kiese Thelin had back-headed the ball into the area and the stumbling defender sent it past Ochoa.
  • Lakers Racing to Acquire Kawhi Before LeBron Decides on Option

    Lakers Racing to Acquire Kawhi Before LeBron Decides on Option

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    Paul George is no longer assured of signing with the Lakers as there has been momentum for him to join the Oklahoma City Thunder. ESPN recently reported the Lakers didn't have a good initial conversation with the Spurs about Leonard, feeling like San Antonio "shut the door" on them.
  • No room for complacency as India faces Ireland

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    It will be interesting to see whom among the trio of Suresh Raina , Dinesh Karthik and Manish Pandey get a game with Dhoni and all-rounder Hardik Pandya filling up the No.6 and 7 spots. Kaul is also yet to make his T20I debut, while Yadav played his only T20I back in 2012. Dhoni and Raina are the other "current" members from that playing eleven nine years ago.
  • Liverpool legend Gerrard is Keita’s benchmark for success

    Liverpool legend Gerrard is Keita’s benchmark for success

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    Liverpool have revealed that their summer signing Naby Keita will wear the famous number eight kit . Keita called it "an incredible day", as he prepares to meet up with his new teammates for the start of pre-season next Monday. He said: "I am really looking forward to working with him, but a lot of it depends on me and whether I have the courage to take my chance". Can all that change with the arrival of 23-year-old Keita, though? Keita, a 29-cap Guinea worldwide, previously played for Red ...
  • Japanese teen Hataoka wins LPGA Northwest Arkansas title

    Japanese teen Hataoka wins LPGA Northwest Arkansas title

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    Nasa Hataoka can now begin house-hunting. Nasa Hataoka tees off during the final round of the NW Arkansas Championship golf tournament, Sunday , June 24, 2018, at the Pinnacle Country Club in Rogers, Ark. She'd had four top-10 finishes in her previous five starts, including a playoff loss to Ariya Jutanugarn at the Kingsmill Championship. "She's just got a great game, no weaknesses, pretty long off the tee and just rolls it fantastic on the greens".
  • NBCSN to broadcast England-Belgium in World Cup

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    Martinez also cast doubt on in-form striker Lukaku's participation after he picked up an ankle knock in Belgium's most recent match against Tunisia . "I just think we are playing a unsafe game if we play our best team and get beat because it knocks our confidence, whereas if we make 11 changes then losing won't have the same impact".
  • FIFA sanctions Danish FA after fans’ throw of objects at Australians

    FIFA sanctions Danish FA after fans’ throw of objects at Australians

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    The FIFA Disciplinary Committee wielded its big stick again on Sunday in Moscow, sanctioning the Danish Football Association with a fine of 20,000 Swiss Francs and a warning. Disciplinary proceedings have been opened by Federation Internationale de Football Association against Switzerland players Xherdan Shaqiri and Granit Xhaka too over their goal celebrations during their win on Friday over Serbia at the World Cup.
  • Hirving Lozano's father admits

    Hirving Lozano's father admits "there has been an approach by Barcelona"

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    Lozano enjoyed a highly successful debut season in the Eredivisie with PSV last term, scoring 19 goals and registering 11 assists, prompting La Liga giants Barcelona to make their move, though Lozano Sr. "There have been Barcelona approaches, but nothing is concrete at this moment", he explained in an interview with ESPN . Lozano continued to impress on Saturday evening as he made a great run to set up Javier Hernandez's goal in the 2-1 win over South Korea, with many fans impressed ...
  • Bennett's England beat NZ in Denver debut

    Bennett's England beat NZ in Denver debut

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    While England looked lethargic in the opening quarter, the Kiwis were full of energy and caused a host of problems for their opponents with their risky offload game. At the 33 minute mark, Connor and Gareth Widdop helped Ryan Hall score the opener, and although replays suggested he didn't ground the ball, it was awarded and they were on the board.
  • Tottenham and Southampton linked with Danny Ings

    Tottenham and Southampton linked with Danny Ings

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    While the likes of Mohamed Salah are adored by the Kop, one man that has always been loved by Liverpool supporters is former Burnley forward Danny Ings . The striker ruptured cruciate ligaments in October 2015 during Jurgen Klopp's first training session before suffering cartilage damage the following year.
  • Serena Williams awarded seeding for Wimbledon

    Serena Williams awarded seeding for Wimbledon

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    Slovakian Cibulkova had been left less than impressed by the prospect ahead of the seeding announcement. "I don't think it's the right thing to do", Cibulkova told the BBC. "I was a former number four, and it's also like why should I not be seeded if I have the right to be?" In the men's draw, the champion, Roger Federer, is seeded No1, despite losing the top spot in the world rankings to Rafael Nadal at the beginning of the week.
  • Diego Maradona Treated By Paramedics At World Cup Game

    Diego Maradona Treated By Paramedics At World Cup Game

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    However Maradona has stated that any issues are now dealt with and that the pain originated in his neck. "I knew that God was with us and would not leave us out [of the competition]", Messi said. But Maradona appeared increasingly erratic as the much progressed and things threatened to turn sour after Marcos Rojo's winning goal, when the 57-year-old swore at fans - an act that was picked up by the television cameras before producers could cut away.
  • Chechnya leader makes Mo Salah honorary citizen

    Chechnya leader makes Mo Salah honorary citizen

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    But the politician has taken a shine to Liverpool and Egypt star Mohamed Salah , offering him honorary citizenship of Chechnya, which is a region under the control of Russian Federation. Salah has been photographed smiling and clasping hands with Kadyrov during the tournament. Salah, 26, has been urged to explain the situation by Liverpool fan group Kop Outs, which represents the LGBT community, and LGBT fan group alliance Pride In Football.
  • Racing World Mourns Tragic Death Of Sprint Car Driver Jason Johnson

    Racing World Mourns Tragic Death Of Sprint Car Driver Jason Johnson

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    Johnson has been racing in the series since 1998 and has raced full-time since 2015. On Twitter, the series later confirmed that he died in the hospital. and Kenny Wallace to current racers Kyle Busch, Ty Dillon and Kyle Larson expressing their disbelief. "His love of life and sprint vehicle racing was only surpassed by his deep and authentic love for his family, friends, competitors, and fans".
  • Belgium's De Bruyne set to miss 'celebration' England clash

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    On Thursday evening England will face their biggest challenge yet of the World Cup as they and Belgium face to decide who tops the group, but is it better for either side to lose the game? "But we don't really know if that is going to be an advantage".