by | June 26, 2018 | 22:17

It was an amateurish display by the Panamanians, who could have been beaten by a double figure margin had England not eased off in the second half. Asked if his captain could hit the heights of a Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo , Southgate said he had started "brilliantly" and praised him for staying mentally strong as he waited to take penalties while the Panama players argued.

by | June 26, 2018 | 21:57

Croatia now leads the Group D with 6 points from two games while Nigeria follows on second with 3 points which they secured after a 2-0 victory over Iceland . After five days of soul-searching that has seen everyone from Diego Maradona to Lionel Messi's mother have their say on where it has gone wrong so far for their team, it was left to Jorge Sampaoli to put things in perspective on Monday.

by | June 26, 2018 | 21:30

At 5:30 am, when his mother searched for him, he was found missing and a note was found. "But we can not conclude he has committed suicide just on the basis of his note", Kumar said, indicating that discovering the body was crucial to any inference of suicide.

by | June 26, 2018 | 21:26

Guerrero set up Carrillo's 18th-minute wonder goal from the edge of the box with a delightful cross, then scored from a deflection five minutes after the interval to send Peru's red-and-white army of fans into ecstasy at the Fisht Stadium.

by | June 26, 2018 | 20:43

Simmons becomes the only the third LSU player to be named Rookie of the Year and the first since Shaquille O'Neal won the award in the 1992-93 season with the Orlando Magic. Simmons averaged 15.8 points, 8.2 assists, 8.1 rebounds and 1.7 steals while guiding the 76ers alongside Joel Embiid to the Eastern Conference's three seed and their first playoff appearance since 2012 following years of futility.

by | June 26, 2018 | 19:46

Al Dawsari's 90+5 minute victor gave him the Man of the Match with an 8.66 rating. He was the Man of the Match with an 7.9 rating. Spain topped Group B late on Monday after ekeing out a 2-2 draw with Morocco and will face Group A runners-up Russian Federation, while Portugal will have a trickier task against Uruguay after edging past Iran 1-1.

by | June 26, 2018 | 18:06

Nigeria put themselves in a strong position to qualify from Group D alongside Croatia after they beat Iceland 2-0 in their second fixture. A Nigerian side brimming with confidence after the 2-0 win over Iceland and an Argentina that's bristling with hurt and anger after getting just one point from two games.

by | June 26, 2018 | 17:27

Deschamps admitted he could rest players in danger of suspension, with midfield trio Paul Pogba, Blaise Matuidi and Corentin Tolisso all a booking away from missing the next match. This will be a tough game for Denmark since France are a strong nation but the Danish fans will have hope and belief in their side. France went on to win three of those five previous tournaments.

by | June 26, 2018 | 16:38

Liverpool's failed move for Lyon ace Nabil Fekir would have been greeted with real frustration from the Anfield faithful, as they watched a move for one of the world's best attacking midfielders slip through the net. "I had an exchange with him the day after we chose to stop the negotiation with Liverpool". "The transfer didn't happen because things took too long".

by | June 26, 2018 | 16:08

Cristiano Ronaldo missed a penalty before Portugal conceded an injury-time spot-kick in their 1-1 draw with Iran to set up the last-16 clash with Group B victor Uruguay . It has been a busy World Cup for both referees and their VAR helpers, who between them have set a new benchmark at the global celebration of football.

by | June 26, 2018 | 13:34

Same was the case tonight with Spain struggling against a resilient Morocco side that had briefly claimed the lead. The lead didn't last long, as Spain quickly leveled with a goal from Isco . Saudi Arabia and Egypt faced off in the final Group A match-up. Having two televisions in the same room is a gratuitous luxury that was made necessary by Monday's frenetic finish to Group B play.

by | June 26, 2018 | 12:27

But weighing in on the debate whether Williams should be seeded at the upcoming Wimbledon Championships, McEnroe didn't shy away from speaking up in her favour. As a 23-time major victor, many believe Serena deserves to be seeded regardless of her current reduced status. 'Why in the world would they want to play her in the first, second or third round? When the subject came up at the AELTC's spring press conference at the start of May, some club officials expressed private concerns ...

by | June 26, 2018 | 11:44

Ronaldo certainly looked impressed, wrapping his right arm around Quaresma's shoulders as he roared and raised his left fist into the air. Montreh Fayoud, one of the several Iranian women that are attending their first World Cup , disagreed.

by | June 26, 2018 | 10:00

Argentina's coach Jorge Sampaoli and player Lionel Messi during training. Sampaoli, meanwhile, told reporters at a news conference in St. Petersburg on Monday that he would not breach the confidentiality of his squad. Nigeria , second in the group, will advance if they beat Argentina , while a draw may also prove to be enough even if third-placed Iceland beat Croatia .

by | June 26, 2018 | 09:57

The entire basketball world currently have their eyes on LeBron James right now as he has the ultimate decision on whether he stays or leaves the Cleveland Cavaliers . That means no pitch meetings from teams and less fanfare around the process. "So, that would require him moving to a place that he's not insane about".

by | June 26, 2018 | 09:53

Houston Rockets point guard James Harden claimed the first Most Valuable Player Award of his career at Monday night's NBA Awards show in Santa Monica , Calif. Philadelphia 76ers star Ben Simmons was named Rookie of the Year ahead of Utah's Donovan Mitchell and Boston's Jayson Tatum. He scored at least 20 points in three of those games.

by | June 26, 2018 | 08:26

Sergio Ramos was caught in possession on the halfway line by Boutaib, who carried the ball into the box before slotting through the legs of David de Gea . The best defender on the field was a Real Madrid player, but not one who plays for Spain at global level. The referee had called Aspas for an offside but on VAR review, the goal was given.

by | June 26, 2018 | 07:30

France topping the group could mean a date with Argentina from group D , but, at this moment in time, that would be a more appetising proposition than taking on an in-form Croatia , who look set to win group D. "That's what makes it a handsome goal ". Musa will hope to lead the Eagles to victory when they face Argentina at the Saint Petersburg Stadium in their final Group D 2018 World Cup clash on Tuesday night.

by | June 26, 2018 | 03:49

The two players, both of Albanian-Kosovan heritage, celebrated the goals by putting their hands together in a gesture that resembled the double-headed eagle of the Albanian flag. Federation Internationale de Football Association rules clearly state that players will be punished for any political statements they make during their celebrations but Lichsteiner, who will play alongside Xhaka at Arsenal next season following his move on a free transfer from Juventus, sees no problem with their ...

by | June 26, 2018 | 03:29

Argentina's Lionel Messi looks dejected after the match. I think Messi should wake up a bit more, because when things don't go well for him, he's always down on the pitch, he shows no reaction. "He is one of the big names in Russian Federation who has made a strong start to this World Cup, in terms of goals , with four so far". Oliseh added, "I will love to see Belgium play Nigeria in the knockout stages of the World Cup".

by | June 26, 2018 | 03:18

Despite two victories in two games, Mexico's future in the World Cup is almost as unsettled as it was when the team landed in Russian Federation three weeks ago. Timo Werner may still be waiting for his first goal in Russian Federation but the Germany forward insists "no money in the world" can replace representing his country at a World Cup.

by | June 26, 2018 | 03:20

The pair exchanged early breaks in overcast conditions before top-seeded Federer stamped his authority by winning the tiebreak, ending Kudla's 10-set winning streak this week. "I wish I could play more matches, but nothing really worries me". In the second set, Ebden broke Federer twice and served for the set at 5-4 only for the Swiss to break back for a second time.

by | June 26, 2018 | 01:17

Mourinho has always denied any issue with Pogba, but the 25-year-old revealed he and his coach did disagree at points last season. Pogba has had a mixed season at United but it was arguably better than his debut one after completing his transfer from Juventus when Jose Mourinho first arrived.

by | June 25, 2018 | 23:56

Aston Martin CEO Andy Palmer says that part of his company's long-term commitment to Red Bull - which includes the Valkyrie road auto project and the placing of staff at a new engineering campus in Milton Keynes - is in ensuring there is a viable engine alternative for the F1 team if no other supply is available.

by | June 25, 2018 | 23:38

Want smart analysis, opinions, viewing guides and more from the World Cup? Incredible! That is a classic World Cup goal . "This is natural…You start gaining confidence naturally", he added. Conversely, some Iranians with vuvuzelas (yes they are still a thing it seems) tried to ruin his night sleep and their ploy appeared to work to an extent.

by | June 25, 2018 | 22:39

FIFA's disciplinary panel had the power to impose two-match bans if the actions of the players in their 2-1 win last Friday were judged to have provoked the general public . "I don't think people in Switzerland have a problem when they celebrate like that, because we know they are dual citizens", he said. It was hard for us Swiss and for the dual citizens it was even tougher.

by | June 25, 2018 | 21:44

Argentina almost missed the World Cup altogether, needing a Messi hat-trick in the final qualifying match just to punch a ticket to Russian Federation. He switched formations - to a shape that didn't suit Lionel Messi - and his personnel. It took 53 minutes for the deadlock to be broken, but the South American side paid for their slapdash defending as Rebic's strike rippled the net.

by | June 25, 2018 | 20:07

Mexico opened its World Cup by upsetting defending champion Germany 1-0. Mexico now know that they stand in a great position to qualify but it's not looking good for South Korea , who can only qualify if Sweden lose to Germany tonight and they defeat the Germans in their final group game.

by | June 25, 2018 | 19:01

Switzerland are now level with Brazil on four points at the top of Group E , in second place due to an inferior goal difference. After being fouled 10 times in the opening game against Switzerland, Neymar , perhaps unfairly criticized after that match for not being a team player, was once again targeted by defenders and spent more yet time with his face in the turf.

by | June 25, 2018 | 18:58

In their first game against Uruguay, Egypt lacked the injured Salah's quality on the ball and his lack of match fitness showed against Russian Federation despite the goal. The two regional powers will be looking for a redeeming victory to end an otherwise disappointing World Cup on a high note. They then went down 3-1 to hosts Russian Federation.

by | June 25, 2018 | 18:25

The Brazilian forward burst into tears following his sides later victor over Costa Rice on Friday. "I cried out of happiness, overcoming, grit and desire to win". The Selecao talisman broke down in tears at the end of the game not because he had found out what had happened to his sister - but because he had finally scored.

by | June 25, 2018 | 17:58

Brian Harman of the United States plays his shot from the seventh tee during the second round of the Travellers Championship on June 22, 2018, in Cromwell, Conn. "It's good to see a good score", said Spieth. "I've seen the shot a lot of times, especially the couple weeks after the golf tournament". Day played his final nine holes well after roller coaster opening nine holes and although he has played this event sparingly over the years and not well when he has done his start was a good ...

by | June 25, 2018 | 16:57

Jorge Sampaoli has been told he has no control over Argentina's players. Argentina have had a poor start to the World Cup in Russian Federation and will be eliminated should they fail to beat the Super Eagles on Tuesday night in Saint Petersburg .

by | June 25, 2018 | 14:04

Saudi Arabia´s Abdullah Otayf in action with Uruguay´s Luis Suarez and Edinson Cavani. Mexico need a win or draw to top the group. Here, we take a look at all the permutations for every team from Group A to H, in Russian Federation. A draw takes both sides through as they are, while Denmark can leapfrog France with a win. Serbia must beat Brazil to qualify but a draw could see them through if the Swiss are beaten by Costa Rica by more than one goal.

by | June 25, 2018 | 13:22

The towering all-time leading goalscorer for his country (40) could not be stopped, scoring twice to take his tournament tally to four in two games. While commentating on the 5-2 win over Tunisia, Chris Sutton said that - if he was English - Tottenham midfielder Moussa Dembele would start for England despite only appearing for 16 minutes in the tournament so far.