• England face Belgium with top spot at stake
England face Belgium with top spot at stake

The hosts followed that win up with a qualification-sealing 3-1 win versus Mohamed Salah's Egypt in a game in which many fancied the Liverpool man to single handedly destroy Russia's equally ageing and inexperienced backline. Pundits are split on whether England should try to win their final World Cup match against Belgium . Skipper Harry Kan...

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  • Twitter reacts to LeBron James trying to team up with Kevin Durant
Twitter reacts to LeBron James trying to team up with Kevin Durant

That obviously would be a huge development, and it's a possible scenario: If James opts out of his contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers , L.A. reportedly is one of his top destinations, while Durant also can opt out of his contract with the Warriors.

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  • Cibulkova: 'It's not fair that Serena Williams gets seeded at Wimbledon'
Cibulkova: 'It's not fair that Serena Williams gets seeded at Wimbledon'

American Serena Williams has 23 major titles, including seven titles in south-west London. Unless a seed withdraws before the start Cibulkova could now potentially face Halep, or Williams, in the first round. Williams won Wimbledon in 2015 and 2016 before missing last year's tournament as she was pregnant. Former Australian Open finalist ...

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  • Senegal eliminated from World Cup over yellow cards
Senegal eliminated from World Cup over yellow cards

All eyes will be on Senegal on Thursday afternoon, when they face high-flying Colombia . Japan progressed with two fewer yellow cards than the African side. Southampton defender Jan Bednarek's well-taken volley from Rafal Kurzawa's free-kick won the match for Poland, who had been eliminated before the game.

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  • Senegal cruelly knocked out courtesy of defeat to Colombia
Senegal cruelly knocked out courtesy of defeat to Colombia

The South Americans are now third and need a win in Samara to guarantee a place in the last 16, while the African side are second and will progress with at least a draw. Colombia were being pushed back against the ropes and suffered a big blow when they lost James Rodriguez , who has six goals and four assists in seven World Cup appearances, to...

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  • 'Dark day for German football' after World Cup elimination
'Dark day for German football' after World Cup elimination

Had Germany won today they could have taken Mexico's place in second in Group F. Back then, there wasn't actually a group stage and instead, a straight knockout tournament was held, where the Germans lost to Switzerland in a replay after they had drawn their initial encounter.

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  • LeBron turned down Cavs' requests to meet about trades, free agency
LeBron turned down Cavs' requests to meet about trades, free agency

Although having to play two seven-game series before getting to the NBA Finals, James led the Cavaliers to their fourth consecutive Eastern Conference Championship. LA Lakers are favourites to gain James while Houston Rockets and Philadelphia 76ers are also potential destinations. They have been knocked out of the playoffs in the first round in...

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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

The group stage draws to a close on Thursday with one of its most eagerly anticipated games, the calendar serving up a delicious showdown between England and Belgium . Kevin De Bruyne , Vincent Kompany, Marouane Fellaini and their Belgium team-mates all set out on an enjoyable stroll in the sun but their trip was cut very short.

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  • South Korea vs. Germany - Football Match Preview
South Korea vs. Germany - Football Match Preview

If Korea are to produce an unlikely result, they need to score goals and their best hope in that regard is the Tottenham forward. "It makes me feel like it's much more fun for people to write badly about us", he said, as quoted by The Telegraph .

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  • World Cup Group D match report Iceland v Croatia 26 June 2018
World Cup Group D match report Iceland v Croatia 26 June 2018

Croatia emerged from their third match at Russian Federation 2018 with their 100% record intact, as two second half goals canceled out an Icelandic penalty sends them into the knockout stages as Group D winners. Iceland know they need to win and they need goals . They were rewarded in the 76th minute when second-half substitute Dejan Lovren...

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  • Kvitova wins Nature Valley Classic title
Kvitova wins Nature Valley Classic title

The Czech No. 2 behind Karolina Pliskova is also through to her fifth final of the year, and has now overtaken Simona Halep with the most wins on tour this season, with 36. Kvitova and Rybarikova were the only two former champions in the 32-player singles draw and each already has a place on an illustrious list of former winners which include...

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  • Colombia captain wants World Cup team to use past resolve
Colombia captain wants World Cup team to use past resolve

Japan basked in the afterglow Wednesday of a surprise victory over Colombia in the soccer World Cup , with the top government spokesman praising the Samurai Blue for making a "historic start" to the tournament. Japan bested Colombia before Senegal beat Poland in separate Group H matches on Tuesday . Japan became the first-ever team from Asia ...

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  • Fabregas: Ronaldo's goals come from set-pieces, penalties or mistakes
Fabregas: Ronaldo's goals come from set-pieces, penalties or mistakes

Should Argentina fail to win the 2018 World Cup, Messi will have to wait until 2022 to have another shot on the evasive trophy. Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone has blasted Argentina's World Cup campaign, lambasting the "anarchy" on and off the field that has left the two-time champions facing first-round elimination.

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  • Finally, England are playing like a Premier League team
Finally, England are playing like a Premier League team

Harry Kane moved ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo and Romelu Lukaku in the race for the Golden Boot as England demolished Panama to book their place in the last 16 of the World Cup. England showed it wasn't only reliant on Kane, who couldn't find the net at the 2016 European Championship. England then earned their first penalty of the day when...

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  • A controversial Chicharito goal gave Mexico a win over South Korea
A controversial Chicharito goal gave Mexico a win over South Korea

The world learnt about Mexico's devastating counter attack when they tuned into the match versus Germany. South Korea boss Shin Tae-yong believes it is likely the weather in Rostov-On-Don will work in Mexico's favour. "We have had two good matches and I think we have devoted more attention to this match today with South Korea than our mat...

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  • Messi stressed & unhappy at World Cup, says Zabaleta
Messi stressed & unhappy at World Cup, says Zabaleta

Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo have both missed penalties during the ongoing 2018 FIFA World Cup! When his teammates witness his reaction after a setback, they infer he's lost faith the team, in them. "It's the same here, optimism is in our genes", Hallgrimsson told a news conference on Monday. "But, we have to take care because we have some...

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  • Colombia boost World Cup last-16 hopes by eliminating Poland
Colombia boost World Cup last-16 hopes by eliminating Poland

On the half-hour mark, Colombia suffered a setback when Abel Aguilar had to leave the field injured and was replaced by Mateus Uribe. However, Colombia hit the front five minutes before half-time as James combined well with Cuadrado and Quintero to deliver an inch-perfect cross for Mina to steer a towering header past Wojciech Szczesny .

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  • Honda salvages 2-2 draw for Japan against Senegal with late strike
Honda salvages 2-2 draw for Japan against Senegal with late strike

Kawashima punched a shot he should have caught and the ball ricocheted off Mane's knee and in to give Senegal a deserved lead. One of those, Keisuke Honda, scored the equaliser that made it 2-2 just six minutes after coming on. I felt we started the game well but then we let them back into it. "The players were very confident and positive, an...

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  • England dare to dream after record win
England dare to dream after record win

Kane's hat-trick was completed in freaky fashion in the 62nd minute after a Ruben Loftus-Cheek deflected off the English captain's heel into the net. Ahead of their meeting on Thursday to decide who tops Group G, England and Belgium are level on points, goal difference and goals scored.

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  • Uruguay defeat Saudi Arabia 1-0, qualify for knockout stages
Uruguay defeat Saudi Arabia 1-0, qualify for knockout stages

Saudi Arabia , who have not won a World Cup game since their debut in 1994, have zero points, just like Egypt , who lost 3-1 to Russian Federation on Tuesday. "It's a further demonstration of how complicated it is to win a World Cup match, and World Cups are like that". Pizzi also declined to directly address criticism leveled at the team by t...

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