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Tearful Neymar Finds His Spark Just in Time for Brazil

Tearful Neymar Finds His Spark Just in Time for Brazil

Philippe Coutinho finally broke a dogged Costa Rica´s resistance in the 91st minute before Neymar added a second in the 96th to propel the five-time champions towards the World Cup last 16. He faced the most devoted of markers in Costa Rica´s Cristian Gamboa , the Brazilian spending most of the half hopping over scything tackles or dodging past a barging shoulder. Read More

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Albanian Eagle: Did you see Shaqiri and Xhaka's controversial celebrations against Serbia?

Albanian Eagle: Did you see Shaqiri and Xhaka's controversial celebrations against Serbia?

With their group destiny in their hands, Switzerland will wrap up group play against already-eliminated Costa Rica in Nizhny Novgorod on Wednesday, while Serbia will face Brazil in Moscow that same day. Aleksandar Mitrovic had given Serbia a dream start when he rose and headed a floating Dusan Tadic cross firmly past Switzerland goalkeeper Yann Sommer five minutes into the game. Read More

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Federation Internationale de Football Association banning World Cup fans who post sexist videos

Federation Internationale de Football Association banning World Cup fans who post sexist videos

Blatter says he went to see Russia's president after watching Portugal's 1-0 win over Morocco in Moscow on Wednesday - wearing the laminate fan ID card required for all people attending World Cup games in Russian Federation. When asked how he had been occupying his time since the ban, Blatter said he was grappling with how to solve the problem of political intervention in world football. Read More

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Neymar new hairstyle before the start of the world Cup

Neymar new hairstyle before the start of the world Cup

Joao Castelo-Branco shares his thoughts on Brazil's statement that Neymar was given permission to leave training after he limped out of the session. Brazil will be looking to avoid the pitfalls their fellow World Cup favourites Argentina, Spain and France fell into in their opening games when the five-times world champions take on a fiercely organised Switzerland team on Sunday. Read More

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Andreas Granqvist's strike gets Sweden off to a flyer, watch video

Andreas Granqvist's strike gets Sweden off to a flyer, watch video

Tottenham's Son Heung-min created a rare Korea opportunity as he broke away from Granqvist but he was unable to pick out a colleague in the box. The win is also their first win in their opening game of a World Cup since 1958. The Swedes, playing in their first World Cup since 2006, were awarded the penalty after Salvadoran referee Joel Aguilar consulted a video screen on the sideline. Read More

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Mourinho hails Liverpool ace Salah: Russia won't be able to handle him

Mourinho hails Liverpool ace Salah: Russia won't be able to handle him

As for Egypt, a first win at a World Cup at the seventh attempt is the aim when it plays Saudi Arabia in Volgograd on the same day. Remarkably, it was the fifth own goal of the tournament so far. The record amount for a World Cup is six in 1998. Shinji Kagawa scored from the penalty spot and although Juan Quintero equalised late in the first half, Japan made their superior numbers count, with Yuya Osako heading a victor in the 73rd minute. Read More

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Ramos is a ‘beast’, Egyptians cry foul after defeat to Uruguay

Ramos is a ‘beast’, Egyptians cry foul after defeat to Uruguay

Teams are permitted to pick all 23 players in their match-day suad, so there is no disadvantage to Egypt naming Salah to the roster, even if he is not fit to play. What a wonderful game we played! Which team are you supporting in the 2018 World Cup? "Perhaps if Mo had been on the pitch today, the outcome would have been different but we can't know that", Cuper told reporters after the game. Read More

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Arsenal and Chelsea to head for Dublin for International Champions Cup fixture

Arsenal and Chelsea to head for Dublin for International Champions Cup fixture

Arsenal will begin proceedings by hosting the reigning champions at the Emirates before travelling to Stamford Bridge the following weekend. Oof. Tottenham has three away games in its first four fixtures. Away fixtures at Watford, which has been reversed, and Manchester United and an global break buy them some time to complete work on the stadium before Jurgen Klopp's men visit for the first game in the middle of September. Read More

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Julen Lopetegui: Real Madrid break silence, reveal next action

Julen Lopetegui: Real Madrid break silence, reveal next action

An hour after that, the RFEF then posted their own reaction as they announced that Real would have to pay the €2 million release clause for Lopetegui, who had just signed a new long-term contract with La Roja on May 22 . His own pedigree as a manager, limited to one Segunda Division campaign at Oviedo, is not particularly relevant here. And, while there will be much anger at the behaviour of Madrid and also Lopetegui, the decision to remove the coach after a two-year process despite the ... Read More

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Marcus Rashford suffers injury ahead of England's World Cup opener

Marcus Rashford suffers injury ahead of England's World Cup opener

This June, 32 nations will head to Russian Federation to compete for the biggest prize in worldwide football - here's where every team stands heading into this year's World Cup . The last two tournaments - the 2014 World Cup and Euro 2016 - have been particularly depressing for England's long-suffering fans. "But I think people see signs of progress and enjoy watching us and the manner in which we try to play". Read More

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Dillian Whyte gets huge fight in London next month

However, the Whyte fight is a great result for Parker, who was desperate for a high-profile, credible, opponent after his disappointing 12-round defeat to Joshua. We felt really welcomed by the support and I just want to fight anyone and everyone. "I know it took a lot of hard work from my team to get this over the line". Read More

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Canadian Grand Prix: Max Verstappen fastest in first practice

Canadian Grand Prix: Max Verstappen fastest in first practice

While most of the field opted to run the softest option tire, the Hyper Soft compound, Mercedes ran Hamilton on the Super Soft and Valtteri Bottas (P6) on the Ultra Soft. "I think we looked quite competitive and it was a positive start to the weekend". "We extracted the best we could out of qualifying". "Having such good momentum at the moment, I think a penalty would really take a lot of the wind out of our sails". Read More

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UFC 225: Australia's Robert Whittaker primed for Yoel Romero fight

UFC 225: Australia's Robert Whittaker primed for Yoel Romero fight

In what was supposed to be his first title defence, Australia's first UFC champion will face the man he fought and beat in his last outing. He will maintain the belt, win or lose. Looking significantly worst-for-wear, "The Soldier of God" once again stripped down and weighed in behind a towel. "I don't think he can change that drastically at his age and in this little amount of time before the fight", he said. Read More

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Sharapova dumped out by clinical Muguruza

Sharapova dumped out by clinical Muguruza

Halep pointed her right index finger at her temple when she eventually completed a 6-7 (2) 6-3 6-2 comeback to reach the semifinals, too. "It was really about the mental", Halep said. 1 a half-dozen times. It was not enough, though, as Wimbledon champion Muguruza bulldozed her way through the rest of the set to secure her place in the semi-finals. Read More

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Belgium suffer Kompany blow in draw with Portugal

Belgium suffer Kompany blow in draw with Portugal

Kompany dealt with persistent injury problems this season and only played in 17 Premier League games during Manchester City's title-winning campaign. His fresh performance and leadership means it is essential for us to give him time to make a good decision". Newcastle goalkeeper Matz Sels, Watford's Christian Kabasele and fellow defender Jordan Lukaku of Lazio are the other players to miss out, while Los Angeles FC defender Laurent Ciman is on standby. Read More

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Chelsea end Sarri interest and want Blanc to replace Conte

Chelsea end Sarri interest and want Blanc to replace Conte

However, the Italian club have not yet sacked Sarri and are holding out for the £7m they are entitled to as compensation for him under the terms of his contract. He's not someone who'll use Napoli as a stepping stone. The Italy global does a lot with those passes too, as he has contributed 90 chances for his club in Serie A , with nine of them creating goals for his teammates. Read More

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Kevin Love of Cleveland Cavaliers progressing, but still in NBA's concussion protocol

Kevin Love of Cleveland Cavaliers progressing, but still in NBA's concussion protocol

The Cleveland Cavaliers booked their ticket to the NBA Finals with a 4-3 series win over the Celtics in the Eastern Conference Finals. For the fourth year in a row - a first in American professional sports history - the same teams will meet in a sport's championship round, when the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers meet for Game 1 of the NBA Finals here Thursday night. Read More

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Kyrie Irving Missed Game 7 After Having Surgery On A Deviated Septum

Kyrie Irving Missed Game 7 After Having Surgery On A Deviated Septum

LeBron James's affection towards Jayson Tatum is even more remarkable when you realize that he did this to him earlier in the game. The Celtics have more playmakers and two-way players than the Cavaliers . Let's start with the obvious: There's a certain playoff mystique about the Celtics. The experience gained by both Tatum and 21-year-old Jaylen Brown should pay enormous dividends down the road, especially as each matures into the stars they're on the road to becoming. Read More

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