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by | June 30, 2018 | 21:31

Ronaldo's Portugal and Messi's Argentina are just a win away from setting up a tantalising quarter-final clash. But being that England has only won six knockout matches at major tournaments since 1966 - the last knockout win at a major tournament coming at the 2006 World Cup - perhaps, on reflection, going full throttle against Belgium for the chance to play Japan would have been wiser.

by | June 30, 2018 | 18:07

Whether or not Woods will use the mallet putter when the tournament begins Thursday remains to be seen, but it is a sign of his recent struggles. Woods has been known for draining clutch putts with his Scotty Cameron Newport 2 putter with the Ping grip.

by | June 30, 2018 | 13:41

Few would have expected Sweden to progress at all let alone finish top of Group F. Only Toni Kroos' 95th-minute victor spoilt an unbeaten record and Sweden responded with an emphatic win over Mexico . "If you can't win this game, you don't belong in the final 16", he tweeted . Not to mention the flop show by favourite teams like Argentina , Brazil and Germany in their opening matches and stunning performances of the underdogs.

by | June 30, 2018 | 12:41

Nearly irrespective of who those wins came against, Uruguay will be on a high as one of only three teams to triumph in all their group games in Russia-Croatia and Belgium are the other two. Where is FIFA World Cup 2018 Uruguay vs Portugal Round of 16 match? A flawless Group A campaign saw Uruguay come through unscathed but Portugal , who finished runners-up in Group B, will be their toughest test so far when the teams meet in Sochi on Saturday.

by | June 30, 2018 | 12:36

After Germany's exit from the group stage, Brazilian coach Tite feels that his team can take Russian Federation the World Cup . I think we tried our best, it wasn't a lack of effort. "We beat the world champions, that's not so easy", said Luis Padilla, 29, a cafe owner in Mexico City, voicing cautious optimism that the team would continue bringing happiness to the fans back home.

by | June 30, 2018 | 09:30

France vs Argentina will be live streamed on Sonyliv.com and Sonyliv app. However, the Albiceleste have Messi , the top scorer in team history and one of the most successful players in the history of the game. The last time these two sides met was in 2009 in an worldwide friendly which Messi and co had won 2-0. But the 58-year-old coach, speaking on the eve of Saturday's clash with France at the Kazan Arena, said the incident had been misinterpreted.

by | June 29, 2018 | 23:44

United were hesitant to offer Fellaini a new contract. Marouane Fellaini has signed a new deal with Manchester United after speculation that he could leave this summer. In his tweets, Fellaini thanked his manager and elaborated that he was overjoyed to continue his career as a Manchester United player. His new contract is a personal victory for manager Jose Mourinho who campaigned for the former Everton man to stay.

by | June 29, 2018 | 23:02

Brazil will face Mexico in the round of 16 on Monday as they look to reclaim their place as the best in the world. "Everything comes to the one who knows how to wait", Waston tweeted in Spanish following the match , giving us an idea of what the goal meant to him.

by | June 29, 2018 | 20:34

The Lakers reportedly are using last summer's trades or Kyrie Irving and Paul George as their baseline to build a package for Leonard. However, the report indicates that the Spurs might want more for the two-time All-Star. Leonard reportedly wants to play in Los Angeles , which carries significant weight as his 2019 free agency approaches. Thus, the Spurs may have realized they need to get something valuable for Kawhi while they still can.

by | June 29, 2018 | 17:30

Banega's instinct to shield the ball and wait for the right moment brought Messi into the match to a far greater extent and, with their talisman involved once more, Argentina duly prospered. I know what we will have to do. Nigeria may have suffered a bout of stage fright that proved their undoing against Argentina and ensured their early elimination at the World Cup in Russian Federation, but a youthful squad has much potential for the future.

by | June 29, 2018 | 16:34

A 0-0 draw would be fine, but if Germany scored, Mexico would be eliminated. 'All I can say is thank you to our fans who always support us. That is, unless winless South Korea somehow managed to avoid defeat by Germany and erase the possibility of a three-way tie for the group, which Mexico would have lost on goal difference.

by | June 29, 2018 | 13:15

Victory for Coric was his first against the Swiss great in three attempts and a huge upset given he has only won two of nine tour-level matches on grass before the tournament. Djokovic appeared untouchable when completing his career Grand Slam at the 2016 French Open, but his only major final since then came at the US Open later that season.

by | June 29, 2018 | 12:45

India launched its tour with a 78-run thrashing of Ireland in the first T20I in Dublin on Wednesday. The live stream will be available on Sony Liv. What will India's middle-order look like? India's first-wicket partnership underpinned their innings, Rohit and Dhawan finding and often clearing the boundary rope easily as they put Ireland's bowlers to the sword.

by | June 29, 2018 | 12:44

Tunisia had 14 total shots against Panama , per WhoScored.com, but only five of those came about in the second half, when they had the opportunity to go for the killer blow and demonstrate some seniority in this, their fifth World Cup . Farouk Ben Mustapha took his place in the 2-1 defeat in Volgograd and also played in the 5-2 loss to Belgium in Moscow before suffering knee ligament damage in training on Tuesday.

by | June 29, 2018 | 12:41

That's when players have to exercise their opt-out options, and if the Lakers can land Leonard before the deadline, they're hoping it convinces LeBron James to take his talents to La-La Land and potentially bring free agent Paul George with him.

by | June 29, 2018 | 11:40

England's Phil Jones believes playing Belgium will have a familiar feel to it due to most of their squad playing in the Premier League . "She's been a massive help to us when I was growing up, and hopefully we can see her as an MP again".

by | June 29, 2018 | 07:30

The 24-year-old picked the ball up after it came out of the net and attempted to hoof it back into the net to show his joy. However, Batshuayi, in his rush to celebrate what would transpire to be the victor, booted the ball against the post emphatically - only to see it rebound directly against his own head and away.

by | June 29, 2018 | 03:27

It means Senegal's hopes of one day replacing Ireland as the nation with the most appearances at a World Cup while always progressing past the first round are over. As the game continued, it barely got above walking pace. "From the scan there was no further damage but it is still uncomfortable", Martinez said.

by | June 29, 2018 | 01:34

Senegal and Japan both finished on four points having been handed their first defeats of the tournament Thursday, and on the exact same goal difference. Yet, Hull City's Kamil Grosicki very almost gave the Polish supporters; rising above the close attention of the Japanese defenders to head an effort at Kawashima's goal.

by | June 28, 2018 | 23:56

The BBC announced on Monday that 14.1m watched on television - a share of 82.9 per cent - and there were 2.8m live stream requests across BBC online. Spending time in the National Football League and studying Germany and Spain's World Cup wins has helped England improve their set-pieces, says manager Gareth Southgate .

by | June 28, 2018 | 23:12

Both Belgium and England look very different than they did for their respective pair of opening games in Group G. As it stands - thanks to a few quirky results - one side of the draw appears considerably more hard. That would mean we top the group and then we can move forward. Something else on the line tomorrow will be pride, or perhaps the moral high ground.

by | June 28, 2018 | 23:12

Trading the contracts of JR Smith, Tristan Thompson, and Kevin Love is tough alone, nevermind after the recent four game sweep in the 2018 NBA Finals. The expectation is James will decline his player option as well, leaving the Cleveland Cavaliers and Lakers as the most-likely teams to sign the 14-time All-Star.

by | June 28, 2018 | 21:40

When it came down to the fair play tiebreaker, Senegal had accrued two more yellow cards in the group stage than its Asian counterpart. When already-eliminated Poland stunned Japan 1-0 in Volgograd and Senegal suffered a 1-0 defeat, it left Japan and Senegal with the same points and the same goals difference.

by | June 28, 2018 | 20:31

The rest would be decided three hours before the whistle. Of course, given how the smaller teams have performed with South Korea beating Germany and Iceland holding Argentina, one shouldn't get too excited of facing a "weaker team". Finishing as runners-up arguably opens up a clearer path to the final - missing France/Argentina and Portugal - but with England now ahead of the Belgians on goal difference, Southgate insists his players will simply go out and try to win the game.

by | June 28, 2018 | 19:55

However, with both Japan and Senegal having the same number of points, goal difference and goals scored, it came down to disciplinary record to decide the runners-up. After consulting VAR, Mazic judged defender Davinson Sanchez to have won the ball before making any contact with Sadio Mane . Desperate late Senegal attacks failed to yield a goal that would have kept them alive and as Colombia legend Carlos Valderrama celebrated, Mane and his team-mates were stunned.

by | June 28, 2018 | 19:29

Liberia, Niger Republic, Uganda, Mali, Egypt, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Namibia, Madagascar, Burundi, Tunisia, Zimbabwe, Ivory Coast, Burkina Faso and now Japan have all been his victims, with the most important goal of all coming in the 2018 Fifa World Cup qualification clash with the Stallions in Ouagadougou on September 5, 2017.

by | June 28, 2018 | 16:01

Low has had 12 success-filled years at the helm, but the manner of Germany's World Cup exit has been pathetic and there are a multitude of reasons for that. The four-time winners had never finished outside of the top seven since their last first-round exit back in 1938, but they have fallen in Group F to break 80 years of nearly constant success.

by | June 28, 2018 | 15:30

Toni Kroos , who curled in the victor to beat Sweden , tried to spark his side but was denied by Cho Hyun-woo in the 88th minute, one of a number of fine saves by the South Korean keeper. It was after the match that Mexicans watched as Korea shocked Germany. Tim Cahill became the first Australian to play at four World Cups ... Vancouver Whitecaps defender Kendall Waston grabbed an equalizer Wednesday night in Costa Rica's final showing at this World Cup.

by | June 28, 2018 | 15:17

Low said he was at a loss to explain what had gone wrong during the tournament but conceded there had been some arrogance in their approach to the opening match against Mexico , which they lost 1-0. "For us, this is a huge disappointment". A sense of doom grew in the stadium as Sweden leapt out to a 2-0 lead against Mexico in Yekaterinburg, forcing Loew to make changes in a desperate push for a victor.

by | June 28, 2018 | 13:32

Sweden's captain Andreas Granqvist made no mistake from the spot, drilling the ball into the back of the net. The referee did not call for a VAR review despite Mexican protests. Sweden were under a minute away from a historic victory against Germany in the last match, but came up just short after Tony Kroos curled home a vicious set piece in the 95th minute.

by | June 28, 2018 | 12:40

James hasn't ruled out the possibility of remaining with the Cavaliers, but his odds of staying are murky. When reports surfaced last week claiming the Spurs had "shut the door" on trade talks with the Lakers, most thought that it would spell the end of any hopes LA had on acquiring Kawhi Leonard .

by | June 28, 2018 | 11:58

The holders were dumped out in the group stage after losing 2-0 to South Korea. 'We needed to throw things forward and it opened things up in defence'. With the clock ticking down at Yekaterinburg Arena and the scoreboard at 3-0, it appeared Mexico were about to be sent unceremoniously home from Russian Federation.

by | June 28, 2018 | 10:58

Belconnen United FC were beating their rivals from Canberra 1-0 in a women's premier league match when the marsupial staged the freakish pitch incursion during the second half of the game. Eventually, the Belconnen coach used his vehicle to chase it away through an open fence, the match resumed, and his side won 2-0. It then disappeared, apparently injured by its experience.

by | June 28, 2018 | 07:31

Despite top spot in the group still being up for grabs, though, Southgate said neither he nor his team would be tempted into playing the long game and thinking about who they might face out of Group H when they open up knockout-round play. "One of the key things for me is that everyone is ready to come in, not only in tomorrow's games but the games beyond that". Opposite number Roberto Martinez is expected to make wholesale changes to his team, with Manchester United forward Romelu Lukaku ...

by | June 28, 2018 | 06:41

The man who died in the beer cooler, 48-year-old Todd Keeling, was from Minnesota. - from the city of White Bear Lake, which is just outside of Minneapolis-St. A police spokesperson told the newspaper the temperature in the space where Keeling's body was found doesn't go below 40 degrees. According to USA patent records, the 48-year-old inventor filed for a patent in November 2014 for 'a new nozzle for a beer valve tap and a new foamless beer tap dispensing system.