by | June 30, 2018 | 08:33

Belgium beat the Three Lions 1-0 to top the group and set up a knockout clash with Japan. The image of the youngster blasting the ball off the post and back onto his face is now likely to haunt him for some time. Sometimes you score, sometimes you kick a ball in your face. Here it is, in case you haven't seen it . It does not get any better than this. Why? Because he's viral and he knows it.

by | June 30, 2018 | 08:32

Argentina salvaged its pride in making it to the knockout phase of the FIFA World Cup in a hard fought 2-1 win over Nigeria. If not we suffer, we know we have the best player in the world and we have to benefit from that. "Well, I remember that point in time , but everything I mentioned to the players is personal and I don't think it's for the public domain, it was a simple exchange I had with a player", Sampaoli said.

by | June 30, 2018 | 06:15

The openers shared a 160-run partnership and smashed 13 fours and 10 sixes between them.Despite losing a cluster of wickets towards the end, India accumulated 208 runs for five in their stipulated 20 overs, setting Ireland a tough target of 209 runs to win.

by | June 30, 2018 | 02:58

If Leonard is the piece that convinces George or James to sign on then having that duo to build around may be all that matter to Los Angeles. It has always been expected that Brown would have to be the centerpiece of any Boston package for Leonard, along with next year's Sacramento pick.

by | June 28, 2018 | 04:12

Anxious no more, Brazil is through at the World Cup. Paulinho gave his team the lead when he met a lofted ball from Philippe Coutinho in the 36th minute. A win or even a draw will be enough for Switzerland to book themselves a ticket for the knockout stages. Brazil eliminated Serbia and secured their place in the second round of the World Cup after a comfortable 2-0 victory in Moscow.

by | June 28, 2018 | 03:06

Russia's hopes of launching a fightback were effectively dashed before half-time when full-back Igor Smolnikov was sent off for a second bookable offence and, although they were much improved after the restart, Edinson Cavani struck again at the death as Uruguay coasted to a 3-0 win to complete a maximum haul of nine points without conceding a single goal .

by | June 28, 2018 | 02:22

Sweden beat South Korea 1-0 and lost to Germany 2-1, but could still make it to the round of 16 - if they beat Mexico and if Germany loses or ties in its game against South Korea . They will also go through with any win should Sweden fail to beat Mexico. It's clear there is a strong mentality. This Swedish side is filled with many talented players and they have shown that they can beat the top sides.

by | June 26, 2018 | 11:01

At the fag end of the first half, a yellow card to Gabrin and Salman Al Faraj scored from a penalty to equalise. Egypt goalkeeper Essam El Hadary , 45, is the oldest player ever to appear at a World Cup competition upon appearing in the team to face Saudi Arabia in Volgograd.

by | June 26, 2018 | 10:30

Sweden's forward Marcus Berg admitted the team had "broken down" after that defeat. It remains to be seen whether Ozil will be restored to the starting line-up for Germany for their final group game against South Korea on Wednesday.

by | June 26, 2018 | 10:18

Brazil forward Neymar broke down and wept uncontrollably on the pitch at the end of his team's hard-fought 2-0 win over Costa Rica on Friday. Tite said his tears could be down to the huge pressure of leading the five-times world champions.

by | June 26, 2018 | 08:35

They're not only guaranteed a spot in the Round of 16, they'll nearly certainly go through as group winners - they have a five-goal cushion against Nigeria in the goal difference column, so even if they lose and the Super Eagles win, it will take big margins in both games for Croatia to slip to second.

by | June 26, 2018 | 06:29

Only Jan Ceulemans (6) has scored more goals in major tournaments for Belgium ( World Cup and European Championships) than Romelu Lukaku (5, level with Marc Wilmots). It is really good for us to be able to adapt to different types of games. With less than five minutes on the clock, Hazard was brought down by Syam Ben Youssef .

by | June 26, 2018 | 05:46

Substitute Iago Aspas scored in stoppage-time to earn Spain a point against the North Africans which gave them top spot in Group B and a knockout game next against hosts Russian Federation. "And now we need to be very demanding with ourselves and have very clearly in mind that if we concede so easily, it will be very hard for us to reach our ultimate goal".

by | June 24, 2018 | 19:57

Speaking after the match, Chelsea attacker Eden Hazard laid some of the blame for their struggles at the door of Lukaku , telling the BBC "it was not easy playing with a man missing" but when he was in the game he created some "magic".

by | June 24, 2018 | 18:43

Mbaye Niang seized an opportunity in the hesitant Poland defence to round Wojciech Szczesny and double his side's advantage after the break. Senegal are making their second appearance at the World Cup. I get phone calls from everywhere. "We are proud to represent Africa", he added. He was duly named man-of-the-match. Senegal's players train in preparation for their clash against Poland.Cisse, who was captain of the team which beat reigning champions France in the opening game of the ...

by | June 23, 2018 | 02:39

But the best of the drama was saved until the 90th minute, when Serbian defender Dusko Tosic made a massive error - stepping up in his own half to leave Xherdan Shaqiri through on goal , the Stoke man racing through on goal and finishing calmly to give his side the victor to an epic encounter.

by | June 23, 2018 | 02:31

Over in the RTe studios, Liam Brady was sitting back and watching it all unfold. Asked if Southgate asks players to keep the team to themselves, Alexander-Arnold said: "No, but it's just general knowledge to do that". Kane's clinical finishes was also a reminder of the unusual tactic adopted by then England manager Roy Hodgson at Euro 2016 where he persisted in the Tottenham Hotspur player taking the corners rather than finishing them.

by | June 23, 2018 | 02:05

Kawhi Leonard is reportedly unhappy in San Antonio, opening up a whirlwind of trade speculation around the 2014 NBA Finals MVP. The Los Angeles Lakers are the overwhelming favorites to acquire the NBA's best player. "Several things are happening", Smith said. "And we won't rest until we get it right and I think that's just how Magic and I are built, the rest of our staff, to work until we just get it done".

by | June 23, 2018 | 00:43

Further reviews of match footage revealed that the Brazilian aimed a variety curses at Kuipers and his match assistants on seven different occasions. "He was three and a half months out [with a foot injury] and he played the full match". We're gonna win and go for the next game, 3-0. The remarks seemed to have got to the PSG man, as for the game versus Costa Rica on Friday at St. Petersburg Arena, the Brazil number 10 will sport a new, cropped design.

by | June 22, 2018 | 10:17

Following a 38-run win at Sophia Gardens, England's emphatic Trent Bridge triumph wrapped up the five-match series with two still to play. The 481-run total eclipsed the 444-3 England posted against Pakistan in 2016 at the same ground.

by | June 22, 2018 | 08:47

It's claimed that the Spaniard can leave the Stadio San Paolo this summer if his €6M release clause is yet. And the 27-year-old defender, Koulibaly, believes that Chelsea will be able to enjoy some excellent football under Sarri who made Napoli one of the most attractive sides in Serie A last season.

by | June 21, 2018 | 19:15

Later, after acknowledging he was using Rule 14-5 to his advantage, Mickelson called USGA officials for clarification on the rule after hearing suggestions he should be disqualified from the U.S. When you ask people who they're rooting for, Phil's name always comes up. The Englishman also said he had been verbally abused on every hole by spectators, and at one point spectators cheered as his ball dribbled off a green with some loudly calling him a "clown".

by | June 21, 2018 | 18:44

It's one of his biggest desires. He insisted it gave him flexibility to adapt against different opponents, but acknowledged Argentina needed to be more "elastic" in their play. I see him with expectations. all the family here is supporting him'. Via ESPN, Messi's mother Celia Cuccittini gave a revealing interview about her son to the El Trece TV show "Diario de Mariana".

by | June 21, 2018 | 18:21

Nobody has a solid understanding of how the top 10 will play out, with Deandre Ayton - and to a lesser extent Marvin Bagley III - being the only surefire picks. You know there always are. Villanova head coach Jay Wright told the Boston Globe's Adam Himmelsbach the Celtics were the first team to show "a high level of interest" in guard Donte DiVincenzo: "I think [president of basketball operations Danny Ainge] might have been the first guy I talked to about Donte", Wright said .

by | June 20, 2018 | 19:37

Per a report from Jabari Young of the San Antonio Express-News, it was a "good" meeting . The two were expected to discuss the fractured relationship between Leonard and the Spurs organization, which has left Leonard feeling "uncomfortable with the Spurs organization" and eyeing a trade to Los Angeles, preferably to the Lakers .