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Fred reveals his disappointment at Brazil's World Cup quarter-final exit

Fred reveals his disappointment at Brazil's World Cup quarter-final exit

The Brazilian completed a move from Shakhtar Donetsk last week. Speaking at the pre-match press conference, Lloris said: "They are an exhaustive team, they know how to do everything. Many will blame Brazil's exit on the way their attacking moves were constantly funnelled towards their No. 10 in the hope that the forward would deliver the world-class individual skill he is capable of, but which he rarely delivered throughout the tournament in Russian Federation. Read More

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Federer cruises into his 16th Wimbledon quarter-final

Federer cruises into his 16th Wimbledon quarter-final

But he persevered through dark times and is rewarded with his second successive Slam quarter-final - the first time he has done that since reaching the last eight at the Australian Open and Roland Garros in 2012. "Ratings for @rogerfederer's forward defence, @ICC?", Wimbledon wrote in a tweet with a video of the defensive shot. "It was great to win that first set so quickly", the eight-time champion said after booking a last-eight date with either South African eighth seed Kevin Anderson ... Read More

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Federer cruises into 3rd round: Faces German Jan Lennard Struff

Federer cruises into 3rd round: Faces German Jan Lennard Struff

It's about how many years have been playing at the top level. "It's always very exciting, I must tell you", Federer added. "I felt it's an opportunity missed", he said. Five-time Wimbledon champion Venus Williams came back after losing the first set to reach the third round. "I don't know if I've ever played her before which is tough", said Venus, who booked her place in the third round for the 18th time. Read More

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FIFA World Cup knockout round kicks off today

FIFA World Cup knockout round kicks off today

This has been his best World Cup in terms of goals scored, as he leaves with four in total, including a hat-trick in a 3-3 draw with Spain in the group stage. Despite having just 39 per cent of the ball, the South Americans beat Cristiano Ronaldo's Portugal 2-1 on Saturday thanks to striker Edinson Cavani's two goals. Read More

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All eyes on James Rodriguez for Colombia's clash with England

All eyes on James Rodriguez for Colombia's clash with England

And the England captain might just be the difference maker for the Three Lions. Raheem Sterling and Jesse Lingard will be assigned roles to roam, disrupt and create space and distraction for Harry Kane to exploit upfront. No other country had lost as many penalty shootouts at a World Cup , but when history was against them England's inexperienced team held its nerve to see off Colombia in a penalty shootout and progress to the quarterfinals. Read More

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'That's Life' Says Andres Iniesta After Spain Farewell Ends In Defeat

'That's Life' Says Andres Iniesta After Spain Farewell Ends In Defeat

Russia's penalty shootout hero, goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev , thanked God, luck and the Luzhniki Stadium crowd for bringing the hosts home safely against Spain on Sunday to reach their first World Cup quarter-final since 1970. Pique has played every minute of Spain's campaign so far and is looking for his second World Cup title triumph after succeeding with the national team back in 2010. Read More

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LeBron James Speaks to Cleveland GM as Free Agency Opens

LeBron James Speaks to Cleveland GM as Free Agency Opens

But it appears the same can not be said for southern California. Los Angeles has yet to sign 25th overall pick Mo Wagner, meaning his rights can potentially be included in a trade; the Lakers are also willing to offer ex-No. And the Philadelphia 76ers reportedly have a good chance at landing arguably the NBA's top player of the past 15 years. LOS ANGELES LAKERS: Salary-cap space, business interests, iconic franchise. Read More

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Mexico 0-3 Sweden

Mexico 0-3 Sweden

But Germany failed to score in the simultaneous game, and South Korea's stoppage-time goals ensured Mexico advanced as group runners-up despite their capitulation against Sweden . Hernandez notched his 50th worldwide goal in Mexico's 2-1 win over South Korea on Saturday. After the match, a delighted Andersson said: "We worked as a team. Read More

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Portugal, Spain seal qualification to knockout stages

Portugal, Spain seal qualification to knockout stages

In stoppage time alone, VAR interventions allowed Iran to knot the game on a dodgy penalty call and Spain to keep its tying goal when Iago Aspas was (correctly) ruled onside. It could easily have been ruled a red, but Caceres is standing there staring at a monitor, knowing that the red would not only have left Portugal down a man for the remainder of the match, but would have kept one of the game's biggest stars out of his country's next match. Read More

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Jorge Sampaoli: Lionel Messi is the coach

Jorge Sampaoli: Lionel Messi is the coach

But after two disappointing games against Iceland and Croatia , the Argentina captain sprung back to life showing the world what he was capable of producing. "You don't prepare a match just looking at one player". "They are a very complete team". His catalogue of misfortunes include being run over by his own auto while his misbehaviour, ranging from drink-driving to getting sent off for abusing a referee, may have been a factor behind his omission from the World Cup squad four years ... Read More

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Uruguay happy that Suarez, Cavani find their rhythm together

Uruguay happy that Suarez, Cavani find their rhythm together

Sitting safely on their seventh successive clean sheet, Uruguay pushed for a third late on but Cavani's attempts to get on the scoresheet were initially fruitless, slicing a 20-yard shot horribly wide from a chance he created himself. "We are preparing for this game exactly the same way", he said at the press conference. Cherchesov also says that Russian football players rode roughshod over the beginning of such hard matches as the one against Uruguay was. Read More

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Switzerland's Xherdan Shaqiri Granit Xhaka fined by FIFA for celebrations

Switzerland's Xherdan Shaqiri Granit Xhaka fined by FIFA for celebrations

After falling behind in the fifth minute, Switzerland defied a cauldron-like atmosphere created by fervent Serbian supporters as they hit back with a thunderbolt from Xhaka and a last-minute breakaway goal from Shaqiri. In 2012, Swiss television commentator Sascha Ruefer caused controversy with comments about an Xhaka miss during a World Cup qualifier against Albania, when Switzerland were already 2-0 ahead. Read More

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Saudi Arabia v Egypt

Saudi Arabia v Egypt

Salman-al-Faraj restored parity for Saudi Arabia dispatching a penalty in the stoppage time of the first half after Ahmed Hegazi was cautioned for tugging the shirt of Fahad Al-Muwallad. But after a VAR-induced review that took nearly five minutes to complete, Colombian referee Wilmar Roldan chose to stick with his original decision. Read More

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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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