by | June 26, 2018 | 21:02

Rybarikova won a tight opening set, but could not match her opponent after that as Kvitova roared back. Rybarikova defeated Barbora Strycova 7-6 (1) 6-4 on Saturday and Kvitova followed with a 6-3, 6-2 win over Mihaela Buzarnescu 6-3 6-2.

by | June 26, 2018 | 20:44

Denmark will need just a point from their final Group C game with France to qualify for the last 16 of the World Cup, with Les Bleus already through. This will not be an easy task, considering that the French are arguably one of the most talented squads at this tournament and also one of the favourites to go on and win the event.

by | June 26, 2018 | 20:15

Cuban wouldn't go into detail as to how exactly the draft night swap with Atlanta played out but he believes "it was a win-win trade for both teams". "I was just really excited to get to Atlanta". With the dust settled, here's where the draft picks will find roles with the team, and plenty more. "That's the same mindset I'm going to have", Knox said.

by | June 26, 2018 | 19:48

Here's all you need to know about when the match is on, where it'll take place, how to watch, key players to watch and what the current odds are. Javier Mascherano was said to have been the leader of the attempt to force out Sampaoli. After the first half, he told us things that we the players felt could really help us. Regardless of what happens, though, Messi has already said he could quit global football after the tournament and Zabaleta says it's getting "harder" for him to keep ...

by | June 26, 2018 | 19:17

The France global, who is now over in Russian Federation taking part in the World Cup , was widely tipped to join Liverpool this summer, with some reports even suggesting that he has already filmed his "welcome" interview with the clubs official TV channel.

by | June 26, 2018 | 18:34

Son opens his account at the 2018 World Cup with a stunner. "I think it had an impact on us and now we are very much united having gone through very hard moments", midfielder Andres Guardado told a news conference on Friday. Their fast style of play have seen Mexico quickly endear themselves into the hearts of neutrals watching the World Cup , as well as fans of other countries who are yet to cross their path.

by | June 26, 2018 | 17:46

However, after she won the 2017 Australian Open and went on maternity leave, there has not been a single player who has been able to take up the mantle from her. But Williams has made only a tentative return to action following complications during daughter Alexis Olympia s birth. Current Women's Tennis Association rules don't protect the seeds of players whose rankings have slid because of missed time - whether because of injury, pregnancy or suspension.

by | June 26, 2018 | 16:50

In his lone campaign with the Wildcats, Spellman appeared in 40 contests and averaged 10.9 points, eight rebounds and 1.5 blocks per game. Lakers head coach Luke Walton agreed with Pelinka's assessment of Wagner and believes the MI product will fit in seamlessly with the young core.

by | June 26, 2018 | 14:28

This time, Argentina coach Jorge Sampaoli has to set up with the right formation and the right players, and follow a plan. With so much talent in the squad, the South Americans boast the likes of Messi, Aguero, Di Maria, Dybala and Higuaín, many expected the '86 winners to pose a serious threat to the title.

by | June 26, 2018 | 11:58

However, Houston was defeated by Golden State in the Western Conference finals. He was the league's leading scorer at 30.4 points per game and he was third in the league in assists, dishing out 8.8 helpers per contest. Casey's honor came despite a successful regular season which saw the Raptors finish with a franchise-record 59 wins. Harden will look to defend the award next season.

by | June 26, 2018 | 11:27

One clip shared by the Argentinian TV channel TyC Sports showed fans scouring the stands for rubbish and assembling it in a single pile. After both Japan and Senegal won at the 2018 World Cup on Tuesday, you would expect their fans to flock to the streets in celebration.

by | June 26, 2018 | 10:32

Toni Kroos' injury-time strike means Korea can still progress from Group F but only if they beat the world champions on Wednesday and Sweden lose to Mexico. "So I was very angry", he said. If the matches finish with the same score, Germany will finish second because they beat Sweden. Mexico 2-1 Sweden, with Mexico topping group F and going into the round of 16 with bags of confidence.

by | June 26, 2018 | 08:47

Argentina are set to switch to a 4-3-3 on Tuesday in order to best accommodate their star man Lionel Messi , who has endured a poor World Cup so far. "There are many myths about the team and about this generation", he said . You mustn't forget we were playing the European champions. The myth is he's not committed.

by | June 25, 2018 | 23:50

Cape Town - Portugal were held by a resolute Iran side in a 1-1 stalemate and finished second in Group B behind Spain after being held by Morocco in a 2-2 draw. Iran have three points after beating Morocco by a solitary goal in the opening match of the group stage. Portugal have won three of their four World Cup games against Asian opposition, losing against host nation South Korea in 2002.

by | June 25, 2018 | 22:46

That moment when a player lines up shoulder to shoulder with team mates as the national anthem rings out loudly in the stadium is meant to be a moment of pride, but when feelings of political alienation and disenfranchisement set in, some players use the platform to send political messages they way Granit Xhaka and Xherdan Shaqiri did.

by | June 25, 2018 | 19:40

Both teams are 0-2 in Russian Federation, and neither can advance to the Round of 16. In the group's other match, taking place simultaneously, Mo Salah has also scored his second goal of the competition for Egypt . But while the likes of Morocco and Peru have been unlucky in front of goal, Saudi Arabia have lacked attacking inspiration altogether. El-Hadary has been a member of Egypt's national team since 1996 and has made over 150 appearances for the team .

by | June 25, 2018 | 19:35

Both teams have no chance to enter the knockout stage now. But when they see us win they run out of the house and hug the first person they find. "We still haven't hit our stride so we need to tweak some things". "I'm sure the fans are proud of our team", said Queiroz. "Some of them have scored goals in the opening match". In Group B, Spain and Portugal who ended their first match in a draw have won their second group stage games are leading the group B's points table .

by | June 25, 2018 | 19:17

The loss to Croatia, Argentina's heaviest in a World Cup group stage match since 1958, put the 2014 runners-up in serious danger of a first round exit before Nigeria's 2-0 win over Iceland gave them a lifeline. He's not there anymore. "The whole team's body language was so poor, no confidence, no trust between each other". He's not concerned about the ball.

by | June 25, 2018 | 18:45

The Juventus wide man came on as a substitute during the victory over Costa Rica and had a positive impact on the game, but he will not feature in Brazil's final World Cup group match. Fagner brushed off suggestions that the pressure was already having an effect on Tite's side and said it was a natural reaction to - and maybe even a welcome outcome of - their own high standards.

by | June 25, 2018 | 16:17

Morocco have already been eliminated after consecutive 1-0 defeats to Iran and Portugal . Let's break it all down heading into the third round of games... While Argentina have toiled in Group D, South American rivals Brazil look set to make it through Group E - even though their passage has not been straightforward, with two late goals needed to down Costa Rica in their last match.

by | June 25, 2018 | 15:35

Speaking at his post-match news conference on Saturday night, Low said: "We have strong competition with us in the squad". After losing their opening match in Group F to Mexico , Germany next face South Korea in Kazan on Wednesday, targeting a win as they seek to progress from a group in which all four teams could still qualify.

by | June 25, 2018 | 15:33

Messi will also likely take the Nigeria game as the stepping stone for better performances for the rest of the tournament, in the case they progress. The 25-year-old forward is now the first Nigerian to score at different World Cups and with four goals the country's all-time record scorer in the finals.

by | June 25, 2018 | 14:42

Ronaldo has already scored 4 goals from 2 matches in the tournament, certainly lighting up world football's greatest extravaganza, and is expected to continue his fine form when Portugal take on Iran later tonight in their final group stage match.

by | June 25, 2018 | 10:43

Spain and Portugal remain favourites to qualify but with both only a point above Iran , nothing is settled yet. Pinnick, also a Member of the CAF Executive Committee and Emergency Committee, is officially working in the Saint Petersburg centre and will commission a Round of 16 match (3rd July), a semi final match (10th July) and the World Cup third place match (14th July).

by | June 25, 2018 | 08:30

Earlier, Eden Hazard opened the scoring from the penalty spot before Lukaku made it 2-0 for Belgium . Lukaku's second goal came from a build up of play deep in the opposing half. Hazard had accused Lukaku of "hiding" against Panama. That their elimination could be confirmed later on Sunday, if the Three Lions avoid defeat against Panama in Nizhny Novgorod, isn't much of a surprise, but the nature of Tunisia's capitulation is.