• FPJ's dream XI predictions for Colombia vs Japan
FPJ's dream XI predictions for Colombia vs Japan

Kagawa went close in the 16th minute but his shot rolled past the post and Osako fired against the face of goal from a risky position in the box. A 39th minute Juan Fernando Quintero free kick drew Colombia level but the decisive moment came in the 73rd minute when Osako powered a header home for Japan for what was enough to condemn the Sou...

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  • Neymar’s performance during Brazil vs Switzerland match gets meme treatment
Neymar’s performance during Brazil vs Switzerland match gets meme treatment

Mexican Cesar Ramos refused to look. "We're talking about a World Cup so everybody will try to defend their game". Brazil pushed hard for the victor - with Neymar heading right at Yann Sommer in the Switzerland goal in the 87th minute and Roberto Firmino doing the same soon after - but had to settle for a draw and one point that leaves th...

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  • That was coming, says Hummels after Germany defeat
That was coming, says Hummels after Germany defeat

Hirving Lozano caused a small artificial quake when he scored a historic winning goal for Mexico against Germany in their first World Cup match at the showpiece tournament in Russian Federation. "Holy crap I love my country". "That can happen because at a World Cup you come up against tough opponents". Mexico should now go on to get out ...

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  • Harry Kane Saves the Day but England Look Static and Sloppy
Harry Kane Saves the Day but England Look Static and Sloppy

Kane's two goals here were flawless illustrations of the calm and predator's instinct that marks him out as special and took his England record to an outstanding 15 goals in 25 games. "It's massive. So proud of the lads". In the final third of the first half, Tunisia started to look more solid and belief amongst the players grew.

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  • World Cup match report Belgium v Panama 18 June 2018
World Cup match report Belgium v Panama 18 June 2018

Here are three observations from the Group G encounter. "The second half, that little bit of quality of Dries Mertens and then Eden Hazard and Romelu Lukaku with Kevin De Bruyne being instrumental in those attacks". Belgium are now unbeaten in 20 matches, although the nature of the first-half performance against weak opposition showed th...

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  • Germany Mexico Free Live Stream, TV FIFA World Cup 2018
Germany Mexico Free Live Stream, TV FIFA World Cup 2018

Perez was rooting of his native Mexico while Manuela was cheering for Germany . He said: "I am incredibly happy". Joachim Low has defiantly claimed that Germany will not be changing their game plan despite falling to a shock 1-0 loss to Mexico in their 2018 World Cup opener in Moscow .

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  • Colombia's Rodriguez not confirmed for World Cup opener
Colombia's Rodriguez not confirmed for World Cup opener

On the ground in Russian Federation, a psychic cat named Achilles found fame after taking time out from chasing mice at St Petersburg's Hermitage Museum to successfully predict the host nation would beat Saudi Arabia in their opening game.

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  • France, Peru enjoy VAR overrule penalty at World Cup
France, Peru enjoy VAR overrule penalty at World Cup

Les Bleus will line up in a 4-3-1-2 formation to face Australia with Griezmann in a new deeper No. 10 role behind Mbappe and Dembele. Socceroos skipper Mile Jedinak sent his French counterpart Hugo Lloris the wrong way from the spot to give Australia hope of forcing a draw at the Kazan Arena only for Pogba to grab the victor in the 81st ...

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  • Croatia drop Nikola Kalinic after he declines to enter as substitute
Croatia drop Nikola Kalinic after he declines to enter as substitute

While Kalinic cited a back injury as the reason for his refusal, many believe that it was due to his frustration with being left out of the starting lineup . Kalinić did not train on Sunday, along with Vrsaljko and Kramarić. Let us know in the comments. But while the team is in as good a position as they could hope after one match in the World ...

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  • Phil Mickelson on 2018 US Open controversy: 'Toughen up'
Phil Mickelson on 2018 US Open controversy: 'Toughen up'

He hit his own still-rolling ball on the 13th hole, earning a two-stroke penalty - and the incredulity and derision of many in the golf world. When asked if Mickelson's actions could prompt a rule change, Lee said: "I don't think so". The action by Mickelson was reminiscent of a similar incident at the 1999 U.S. Open at Pinehurst involving John D...

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  • Croatia game crucial for Argentina - Mercado
Croatia game crucial for Argentina - Mercado

Click through the gallery to see images from Argentina's draw with Iceland! "We were just focused on our game and it was an important win which will boost our confidence for the forthcoming matches". "I did my homework as I knew that this could happen", said Halldorsson. The first game against Croatia has been lost, but we're not out yet. I...

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  • Stunned Germany hopes to avoid early World Cup exit
Stunned Germany hopes to avoid early World Cup exit

Brazil meet Switzerland in the newly built 45,000 Rostov Arena in Sunday's evening game but before that Germany play Mexico in a mouthwatering tie in Moscow's Luzhniki Stadium. But they have not beaten Germany in three attempts at various World Cups . Parity has come to the World Cup . "Teams develop and change, players finish their c...

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  • Top NBA Prospect Michael Porter Jr. Cancels Second Pro Day
Top NBA Prospect Michael Porter Jr. Cancels Second Pro Day

Porter's camp appears to feel comfortable with his stock. Porter could potentially rise even higher than that if workouts go well. Porter had to cancel an initial workout with hip spasms. He was cleared to play just two weeks prior to his June 8 pro day. Bulls doctors performed the physical on Porter that was shared with all interested National...

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  • US Open: Brooks Koepka holds off Tommy Fleetwood to defend title
US Open: Brooks Koepka holds off Tommy Fleetwood to defend title

Johnson finished at 3-over for the tournament, two shots behind the victor, Brooks Koepka , also his close friend and playing partner Sunday. Johnson is tied with Americans Daniel Berger , Tony Finau and Brooks Koepka. What Mickelson's actions yesterday cost him. World number one Dustin Johnson shot a 70 to finish third on three over. ...

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  • Carlos Queiroz hails Iran’s opening World Cup win over Morocco as ‘beautiful’
Carlos Queiroz hails Iran’s opening World Cup win over Morocco as ‘beautiful’

Medhi Benatia & Co. will be up for a task against Iran . After a 20-year absence from the World Cup , Friday's game against the Iranians marks Morocco's return to the global showpiece. They only conceded one goal in eight games in qualifying - in a second-round win over Equatorial Guinea. Going forward, Morocco may want to involve him mor...

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  • 1 with title in Stuttgart
1 with title in Stuttgart

Federer, 36, beat Canadian Raonic 6-4 7-6 (7-3) in the final. Kyrgios won their first clash in Madrid back in 2015, 6-7 (2-7), 7-6 (7-5), 7-6 (12-10) but Federer hit back to take the victory in Miami previous year, 7-6 (9-7), 6-7 (9-11), 7-6 (7-5).

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  • France edge Australia with helping hand from VAR
France edge Australia with helping hand from VAR

Antoine Griezmann converted to give them the lead after a goalless first half, but Mile Jedinak struck from the spot to equalise minutes later before Paul Pogba's deflected strike hit the bar and bounced in for a late victor. Deschamps, a World Cup victor with France in 1998, will be thanking his lucky stars after a performance which will ...

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  • Denmark hold off Peru to seal win in World Cup opener
Denmark hold off Peru to seal win in World Cup opener

The Norweigan was indebted to both Christian Cueva's missed penalty and some heroics from goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel to keep a clean sheet as Yussuf Poulsen's second-half finish proved enough. Peru were pacy in their counter attacks but lost their way around the box as one gilt-edged chance after another was wasted. And Denmark also ha...

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  • France awarded controversial penalty after first VAR review in World Cup history
France awarded controversial penalty after first VAR review in World Cup history

It is the first time that VAR has been used at the World Cup , and there will be relief that the decision made was probably correct one, though that did not social media to complain that the wrong decision had been arrived at, amongst other criticisms.

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  • Afghanistan battle for survival in historic debut Test
Afghanistan battle for survival in historic debut Test

Ajinkya Rahane-led India won by an innings and 262 runs . "Winning and losing is not that important, what you learn on and off the field is also very important". After first innings, they were trying to stay on wicket, but it's still a beginning. "Its not about in the match but creating those situations in practice also and thinking and visualis...

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