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Luca Modric hoping World Cup opening win can give…

Luca Modric hoping World Cup opening win can give… Messi's struggles were in sharp contrast to the brilliant individual performance of his great rival Cristiano Ronaldo, the Portugal captain having scored a hat-trick in a thrilling 3-3 clash with Spain. And so, after the first round of games in Group D... Hannes Halldorsson has now stopped both Messi and Ronaldo and other top players will now be on his radar. [Full Article...]

Carlos Queiroz hails Iran's opening World Cup win over Morocco as 'beautiful'

Carlos Queiroz hails Iran's opening World Cup win over Morocco as 'beautiful' Queiroz said Thursday his team was "highly adventurous at the present time" and "a lot of young players with a high number of qualities, especially in the midfield and in attacking positions", but didn't discount adopting a defensive formation when needed, presumably against Spain and Portugal . [Full Article...]

Russian Federation 2018: Mexico stun defending champions, Germany

Russian Federation 2018: Mexico stun defending champions, Germany The PSV winger scored his eighth global goal and was in no doubt about the importance of his impact against Germany . Our Lee Seung-jae has the rundown of all the action starting with the day's big shocker: Germany versus Mexico . Our team certainly has experience dealing with losses, and the next match will be decisive for us. The front page also features German keeper Manuel Neuer saying... [Full Article...]

Hirving Lozano gives Mexico 1-0 lead against Germany

Hirving Lozano gives Mexico 1-0 lead against Germany After that, talk of a quarterfinal is valid given what we saw on Sunday. Rather than get a nose bleed, Lozano was as cool as a cucumber, cutting inside and rifling the ball past a hapless Manuel Neuer . Osorio said his Mexico team needed "one big game" after losing 2-0 to Denmark last Saturday amid waves of criticism of the team back home. Mexico had been enjoying the majority of the thre... [Full Article...]

Federer celebrates No.1 crowning with 98th title at Stuttgart Open

Federer celebrates No.1 crowning with 98th title at Stuttgart Open When you finally manage it, the joy is even greater", said Federer, who extended his grass-court winning streak to 16 matches including his titles at Halle and Wimbledon past year. "Maybe I had a bit of an advantage because I get free points with my serve, but he was also serving extremely well". The Swiss got his hands on the Mercedes Cup with a straight sets win over the Canadian - who hadn'... [Full Article...]

Phil Mickelson goes bonkers with his putter at the US Open

He was on the 13th hole and was putting down a steep slope, then hit his first putt way too hard, sending the ball tumbling down past the hole and seemingly headed off the green. "Frankly, we just missed it with the wind". However, U.S. Golf Association rules chief John Bodenhamer said Mickelson's breach did not reach such a level. [Full Article...]

Morocco lose to Iran with 95th-minute own goal

Morocco lose to Iran with 95th-minute own goal Other than Bouhaddouz, Sofyan Amrabat emerged as the culprit as he conceded a freekick from a risky position on the left plank, three minutes into the injury time. Iran remains unbeaten in competitive games since the 2014 World Cup , when it only lost to Argentina because of a late victor from Lionel Messi. In a group where Spain and Portugal are strong favourites to qualify for the knocko... [Full Article...]

Group H: Poland Head Wide Open Group

Group H: Poland Head Wide Open Group POLAND will arrive in Russian Federation aiming to get past the group stage at the World Cup for the first time in 32 years as they return to the finals after a 12-year absence. With no standout contender for glory in Russian Federation in the group, all four nations will be confident of challenging to top the table and get a favourable last-16 draw to build momentum for the tournament. [Full Article...]

Arsenal in advanced talks to sign Petr Cech's replacement

Arsenal in advanced talks to sign Petr Cech's replacement And Leno has been one of the most impressive keepers in the Bundesliga, making 233 league appearances for Leverkusen. Napoli appeared to be emerging as favourites but the report says they failed to agree terms over a fee with Leverkusen which has opened the door for Arsenal. [Full Article...]

Mohamed Salah In Apparent Discomfort In Egypt Training

Mohamed Salah In Apparent Discomfort In Egypt Training Egypt's star Mohamed Salah did not participate in the match on Friday because of a shoulder injury while playing for Liverpool in the Champions League final against Real Madrid. The Group A encounter featured few good chances for either side before a late surge from Uruguay culminated in Gimenez's 89th-minute victor. "Perhaps if Mo had been on the pitch, the outcome would have been differ... [Full Article...]

India defeats Afghanistan by inning and 262 runs in historic test match

India defeats Afghanistan by inning and 262 runs in historic test match India bundled them out for 103 runs in 38.5 overs. And we must say it was a day full of action for the bowlers. They had two forgettable days of cricket in what was supposed to be a memorable Test. It's not [always] about in the match, but creating those situations in practice also and thinking and visualising that as batsmen how they are going to play against each opponent. [Full Article...]

Sri Lanka deny wrongdoing amid ball-tampering controversy

Sri Lanka deny wrongdoing amid ball-tampering controversy The Sri Lankans were told on Saturday that play could not continue with the existing ball . Chandimal has breached Article 2.2.9 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which relates to changing the condition of the ball in breach of clause 41.3 of the ICC Standard Test Match, ODI and T20I Playing Conditions. [Full Article...]

Messi: The Penalty Was Painful

Messi: The Penalty Was Painful They appeared to have secured a breakthrough when Polish referee Szymon Marciniak pointed to the spot after Rurik Gislason brought Maximiliano Meza down in the 63rd minute. Messi has missed more than 20 penalty kicks in his career, showing there is perhaps one flaw in his genius. "It's going to be a very hard match", Modric said afterwards. [Full Article...]

Denmark edge Peru after early penalty drama

Denmark edge Peru after early penalty drama With France firm favourites to top the group and already picking up their first points with a 2-1 win over Australia earlier on Saturday, both Peru and Denmark were desperate for victory to boost their chances of advancing to the playoffs. [Full Article...]

France awarded penalty in first VAR overrule at World Cup

France awarded penalty in first VAR overrule at World Cup Remarkably, a previously bad game exploded into life when Australia promptly went down the other end and won a penalty of their own - scored by Mile Jedinak . "When you end the European Championship the best goal-scorer in your own country, you show the world that you have the shoulders to handle the pressure". [Full Article...]

Moscow taxi mounts pavement and injures people 'wearing Mexico colours'

One injured woman was in serious but not critical condition, according to Interfax, citing a medical source. The Mexican Embassy in Moscow said on Twitter that two Mexican citizens were among the injured. In central Moscow , authorities have installed heavy concrete blocks across the entrances to pedestrianised areas following a spate of incidents in European cities in which vehicles were u... [Full Article...]

U.S.,Mexico and Canada to host 2026 World Cup

U.S.,Mexico and Canada to host 2026 World Cup The 2026 games are set to be the biggest yet, according to BBC Sport , 48 teams will play 80 matches over the span of 34 days. With the FIFA Congress decision to award the 2026 FIFA World CupTM, to the football federations of Canada, Mexico, and the United States, the three nations will jointly manage preparations for the 2026 FIFA World CupTM until FIFA establishes their operations to manage... [Full Article...]

USGA apologizes for unfair course in 3rd round of U.S. Open

USGA apologizes for unfair course in 3rd round of U.S. Open Of course , there remains rich and tantalising opportunity, as there does for Tommy Fleetwood on the same mark after a brilliant 66, one behind two other Americans in Scott Piercy and Charley Hoffman on level par . "I feel like you've got to take it from me, to be honest". Dustin Johnson , who is comfortably leading this tournament and played in the exact same weather conditions as a memb... [Full Article...]

Dustin Johnson surges to four-shot lead at US Open

Dustin Johnson surges to four-shot lead at US Open Johnson was at 4-under 136, four shots ahead of Hoffman and Scott Piercy . "I'm 10-over-par", he said after missing the cut by 10 strokes at Shinnecock Hills . "I'm just leaving everything short". Keep it in the fairway, bring your A-game to the greens, show a bit of patience, rein it in when you need to, and the scores are there. [Full Article...]

Australia win toss, elect to bat against England in 1st ODI

Australia win toss, elect to bat against England in 1st ODI Maintaining the theme of a new era of harmony between old rivals notorious for their bitter battles on the field, Morgan insisted England wouldn't use the ball tampering as an excuse to bait the Australians. The Aussie skipper said that they would have to do it by their actions. Paine expects a strong response from England , saying: "I'm sure they'll come back better for what happened in Scot... [Full Article...]


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