• Argentina Defender Fazio: Messi’s Change Of Attitude Helped Us Beat Nigeria
Argentina Defender Fazio: Messi’s Change Of Attitude Helped Us Beat Nigeria

Yet, helped by a thrilling 2-1 triumph over Nigeria to clinch qualification to the knockout stages on Tuesday evening, Sampaoli is starting to be seen in a different light now with his image changing from than of an eccentric madman without a plan to a visionary merely suffering to relay ideas to his players.

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  • Colombia tie England's biggest game in a decade, says Southgate
Colombia tie England's biggest game in a decade, says Southgate

While usually those to finish second in the group are handed the more hard fixtures, England have seemingly dodged several of the tournaments biggest bullets, with Belgium, France, Brazil, Argentina and Uruguay all being on the opposite side of the draw.

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  • Ireland T20I: Team India aims winning start to English summer
Ireland T20I: Team India aims winning start to English summer

India vs Ireland, 1st T20I, latest score and updates: That's it! M.S. Dhoni and Hardik Pandya came in at the fall of the next two wickets before Kohli chose to go in with just three balls remaining. "We had enough positives out there to prove that we can play against teams like India , who are probably the best T20 team in the world", he co...

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  • FIFA WC: Lionel Messi fans ecstatic as Argentina enters round of 16
FIFA WC: Lionel Messi fans ecstatic as Argentina enters round of 16

Argentina's 2-1 victory against Nigeria on Tuesday in Saint Petersburg , secured by Rojo's thumping volley four minutes from the end, may have prolonged the worldwide career of one of football's all-time greats. The Manchester City striker, who scored Argentina's goal in their 1-1 draw with Iceland, was not involved in his side's winning stri...

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  • Germany World Cup exit has no bearing on England, says Gareth Southgate
Germany World Cup exit has no bearing on England, says Gareth Southgate

Who is the player to watch? . It's more about growing as a team and you need a little bit of luck. "There's an opportunity for players that need a match because they have not played a while, but we also want to keep winning matches", said Southgate when asked if he would be making changes.

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  • Jochim Low speaks out on Mesut Ozil performances after World Cup exit
Jochim Low speaks out on Mesut Ozil performances after World Cup exit

Mexico have one foot in the last 16 once more having won both their Group F matches, and Hernandez told reporters: "The best things about dreams is to share them, share them with people like you who are dreamers". Mesut Ozil holds his head after Germany's Tuesday's shocking 0-2 defeat by Korea Republic at the ongoing FIFA World Cup in Russian F...

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  • Man United striker to miss England match
Man United striker to miss England match

Hi everyone, it's the final day of what has been an enthralling group stage - today we have the final pair of games with a couple of cracking Group H games kicking us off before Group G gives us a very unique situation. "I believe it is a game we can win but it is going to be a fantastic challenge for us", he said. "We all just keep working hard un...

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  • Holders Germany knocked out of World Cup 2018
Holders Germany knocked out of World Cup 2018

Meanwhile, Sweden thumped Mexico 3-0, overpowering their opponents after a scoreless first half in a result that means both teams advance to the World Cup last 16 at the expense of Germany . Kim Young-gwon broke the deadlock in added time when he found himself alone in front of goal after a corner and poked the ball home from close range...

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  • LeBron Reportedly Texted Kevin Durant About Teaming Up In L.A.
LeBron Reportedly Texted Kevin Durant About Teaming Up In L.A.

That guy, who spent the last two years beating LeBron James in the NBA Finals. ESPN reported the Cavs would love to find ways to add either Paul George or Chris Paul to entice James to stay, but such scenarios are hard due to their lack of salary cap space and trade assets.

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  • Japan sneak into knockout phase of World Cup
Japan sneak into knockout phase of World Cup

Barcelona's Yerry Mina's goal in the 74th minute was the difference as the South American finished top of the group. In fact Japan were looking like going out alongside Poland , after the Polish side claimed all three points with Bednarek's goal.

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  • Colombia defeat unlucky Senegal to top Group H
Colombia defeat unlucky Senegal to top Group H

All eyes will now be on the other group match between Poland and Colombia - defeat for either side will be the end of their tournament in Russian Federation. Colombia had got off to a poor start and suffered a blow early on when playmaker and talisman James Rodriguez was forced off injured. Carlos Sanchez returned to Los Cafeteros after sitt...

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  • Wayne Rooney announced as a D.C. United player
Wayne Rooney announced as a D.C. United player

In Everton's statement announcing the transfer, the Premier League club suggested Rooney was going to sign a deal for three-and-a-half years. That comes just in time for him to be the center attraction for D.C., when it plays its inaugural match at its new home stadium, Audi Field, on July 14 against the Vancouver Whitecaps .

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  • England Team vs Belgium, Predicted XI
England Team vs Belgium, Predicted XI

At this World Cup though, conventional wisdom has been turned on its head. As expected, England will make some changes without affecting the spine of the side. The victor of Group G will be placed in the "half of death". The players' performance will also be a factor in who wins the golden ball (the tournament's best player).

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  • Spain v Morocco Match Report, 25/06/2018, World Cup
Spain v Morocco Match Report, 25/06/2018, World Cup

But he proved his value to Spain in the second half - first denying Boutaib a second goal with a save at the near post and then punching away a unsafe ball in the 50th minute as Mbark Boussoufa tried to reach a cross. "We know it's going to be a tough opponent, playing in Moscow, in front of its fans", Hierro said. "We knew well that it was g...

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  • The World Cup match 'both teams might want to lose'
The World Cup match 'both teams might want to lose'

The atmosphere in the city centre was subdued but upbeat on a sunny Wednesday as England and Belgium fans mingled with local residents, posing pictures and taking selfies. Maintaining a winning mentality in a knock-out tournament is perhaps the single most important factor for success. Observers have already dubbed it the Brexit derby even if g...

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  • Belgium Wins Vs. England, Tops Group G
Belgium Wins Vs. England, Tops Group G

Once Colombia had scored in Samara, Japan knew it had done enough to advance even though it was losing late in its match. It's the first time the "Fair Play" rule has ever been used, and means that Senegal join fellow African nations Tunisia, Morocco, Egypt and Nigeria in packing their bags after the group stage.

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  • LeBron James ‘Hesitant’ to Join Lakers Due to One Huge Concern
LeBron James ‘Hesitant’ to Join Lakers Due to One Huge Concern

The Lakers would be giving up a lot of their young core and future stars but ultimately, setting themselves ahead to be favorites to take out the 2018-19 championship and de-throne the Warriors. if Leonard is there. At this point, you don't have to be an ESPN expert to know that the Lakers have a guarantee from LeBron that he will sign if they ge...

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  • Romelu Lukaku: 'Now or never for Belgium golden generation'
Romelu Lukaku: 'Now or never for Belgium golden generation'

Belgium are safely through to the last-16 of the World Cup and Romelu Lukaku's participation in the knockout rounds isn't in doubt, despite the striker missing training on Tuesday. For Hazard, so often frustrated in the past to see passes he threaded through two or three markers go begging in the box, there is a new freedom in finding a reliab...

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  • World Cup breaks penalty record with help of VAR
World Cup breaks penalty record with help of VAR

Morocco twice led Spain through Khalid Boutaib and then Youssef en-Nesyri. They looked half-asleep in this match as Spain's defence struggled against already-eliminated opponents. Jose Mourinho's predictive skills proved spot on as he successfully picked the four teams that would emerge from World Cup Groups A and B as winners and runners-up.

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  • Serena Williams seeded No. 25 at Wimbledon, Roger Federer No. 1
Serena Williams seeded No. 25 at Wimbledon, Roger Federer No. 1

Williams, who was ranked Number 1 in the world before her leave, has won in London seven times in the past 16 years. The tennis great said earlier this week that pregnancy should not be penalized when it comes to tournament seeding. Simona Halep is No. 1 in the women's draw, with defending champion Garbine Muguruza at No. 3 behind Caroline Woz...

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