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by | June 30, 2018 | 21:33

One of those was a penalty and another an own goal. But with holders Germany already back on home soil after their shock exit and Lionel Messi and Argentina just minutes away from joining them, the opening phase has been anything but a formality.

by | June 30, 2018 | 18:13

Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini signed a new two-year deal with the club on Friday. Manager Jose Mourinho urged United to do all they could to keep Fellaini, and the 30-year-old claimed that his manager's support was a key factor in him deciding to stay.

by | June 30, 2018 | 15:31

The second followed 12 minutes later when Hector Moreno rashly dived in on Berg inside the area and Granqvist lashed a brilliant penalty into the top-left corner to put Mexico in big trouble. The Mexicans are also adept at counter attacks and the Europeans will have to be cautious. "I think we deserved to win the group, and Mexico deserved to be second".

by | June 30, 2018 | 13:42

After a "dark day" for German football, as Neuer put it, the future looks bright. Following the loss to South Korea , Germany coach Joachim Low insisted Ozil was not the only player to produce a below-par performance , but that didn't stop the criticism of the Arsenal midfielder from rolling in .

by | June 30, 2018 | 12:39

First on the agenda is France vs. Argentina , a pairing that would grace a World Cup final but will instead kick-off the round of 16 . Will it be boring? They set their stall out not to concede and think "if we score we win". Portugal are so far unbeaten in their two previous meetings (won one, drew one). That means he has 85 worldwide goals, more than any other male European player in history.

by | June 30, 2018 | 12:34

South Korea itself was eliminated. Mexico fans were hoping for a shocking upset - and the South Koreans delivered that with two goals in stoppage time for a 2-0 victory. "We need to draw the right conclusions". The Koreans could have gone as far as making it to the Round of 16 if Mexico had beaten Sweden , but the "Aztecs" lost 0-3.

by | June 30, 2018 | 09:28

Argentina appears to have righted its ship and the experience its squad contains will carry it past the young, talented France squad. "I was simply communicating this, saying that we were going to use one of the strategies we had rehearsed to use more attacking players".

by | June 29, 2018 | 23:02

Germany will advance if they beat South Korea by two goals, or if Sweden fail to beat to the Mexicans. We can't change the mentality of how they are going to judge us. dislocated her shoulder. "We all know who Neymar is but it isn't up to me, or my team, to judge him but the referees and Federation Internationale de Football Association".

by | June 29, 2018 | 20:32

Instead, the Spurs appear more intent on sending him off to an Eastern Conference foe-like, say, the Philadelphia 76ers or Boston Celtics . James has until Friday at 11:59 ET to decline his player option with the Cleveland Cavaliers to become an unrestricted free agent.

by | June 29, 2018 | 17:30

Despite many penalties converted, top stars, Messi famously missed from the spot in action versus Iceland , while Cristiano Ronaldo failed to convert in the crucial last group match for Portugal against Iran. At the other end, Gonzalo Higuain blasted over when free in the area, the only other clear chance that Argentina had in the second half. We knew it was going to be a hard afternoon, but fortunately we have achieved our aim.

by | June 29, 2018 | 16:33

The World Cup only comes around every four years and we expected so much more from us. That means the two games he featured in ended in losses, with Germany failing to score when he was on the pitch. "The Mannschaft did not demonstrate what it can usually do", he said at Frankfurt airport as the humiliated team arrived home after finishing at the bottom of the table in the group stages.

by | June 29, 2018 | 13:17

As Batshuayi - in attempting to kick the ball back into the net in celebration - hit the upright with the ball cannoning back into his face. Just watch the drama unfold, courtesy of ITV Football, and that's AFTER the glorious goal... "Hahaha don't know what was better the goal or michy batshuayi ", one fan wrote. You can't fault Michy Batshuayi's passion, the Belgium striker's celebration didn't go according to plan.

by | June 29, 2018 | 13:18

The Swiss great remains two match wins away from matching Jimmy Connors' career record of 174 victories on grass. Alexander Zverev (3), Juan del Potro (4), Marin Cilic (5), Grigor Dimitrov (6), Dominic Thiem (7), Kelvin Anderson (8), David Goffin (9) and John Isner complete the top ten in the latest rankings.

by | June 29, 2018 | 12:47

Get live cricket score of Ireland vs India , 1st T20 cricket match in Dublin , here. Fast bowler Chase then cleaned up Rohit, who fell three runs short of a record-equalling third T20 worldwide hundred, and was handed his fourth wicket when India captain Virat Kohli was pouched at deep midwicket.

by | June 29, 2018 | 12:45

The North African side's last victory in football's flagship event was a 3-1 defeat of Mexico in Argentina in 1978. Tunisia had 14 total shots against Panama , per WhoScored.com, but only five of those came about in the second half, when they had the opportunity to go for the killer blow and demonstrate some seniority in this, their fifth World Cup .

by | June 29, 2018 | 11:39

The early exit of the defending champions from the World Cup caused shockwaves around the football world on Wednesday night, although it's safe to say not everyone was disappointed . "Now we need to look at individual players tomorrow and we want to perform well". "Up front yes they'll have Rashford, they have Vardy, who are very, very good, and that's why I thought they had a better team out tonight than Belgium , but the midfield players were really really poor".

by | June 29, 2018 | 08:27

Nishino's high-risk tactics paid off despite an anxious wait at the final whistle for the result of the match between Colombia and Senegal to be confirmed - and it means Japan are through to the last 16 for only the third time . Poland have been one of the biggest disappointments of this World Cup , two years after reaching the quarter-finals of Euro 2016 where they went out on penalties to eventual champions Portugal and after finishing top of their qualifying group for the World ...

by | June 29, 2018 | 03:29

Sunday's record 6-1 win against Panama will go down in England World Cup history but we do have to be careful. "So, it's more important for me to be able to give that opportunity and see how they can react on the pitch and how much they can contribute".

by | June 29, 2018 | 03:27

A win for Colombia , however, will see them qualify ahead of either Japan or Senegal . Despite boos ringing out, the Japanese and Polish players slowed to walking pace for the last 10 minutes. Lukaku has also been in good form for Belgium at the World Cup in Russian Federation and has netted four goals in his opening two appearances for the Red Devils.

by | June 28, 2018 | 23:12

The penultimate match of the group stages will see England take on Belgium with weird coincidences as both teams having the exact same number of points, the exact same number of goal difference, the exact same number of goals scored, but England leads the group by fair play after receiving only 2 yellow cards compared to the 3 Belgium have.

by | June 28, 2018 | 23:12

Durant said earlier in the month that he was planning on re-signing with the Warriors. LeBron James texted Kevin Durant about making the jump to L.A., Stephen A. A Southern California native, Leonard reportedly wants to defect to the Lakers , but that team has a hard choice to make in terms of how many assets to offer the Spurs in a trade , as opposed to possibly being able to wait a year and sign him in free agency.

by | June 28, 2018 | 21:41

They could not, and so bow out of the tournament, meaning there is no African nation in the knockouts of a World Cup for the first time in 36 years. "I don't think for a minute about my future because we've worked for three years to be here and if something may confuse me during the World Cup I will leave it aside because I want to be 100 per cent focused on the World Cup ".

by | June 28, 2018 | 20:32

The only thing that separates the sides is that Belgium have been shown three yellow cards and England have had one less. "We think that we need to keep winning football matches", he said. "We've not won a knockout game since 2006", he said. But Southgate did concede he would probably make some changes for a clash that neither side needs to win.

by | June 28, 2018 | 20:17

Mexico , also with six points, came in second, even with a negative-one goal differential. Loew said he was at a loss to explain what had gone wrong during the tournament but conceded there had been some arrogance in their approach to the opening match against Mexico , which they lost 1-0.

by | June 28, 2018 | 19:55

Heading into the final day of the group stage, three teams - Japan, Colombia , and Senegal - are all still in control of their destinies as they battle for one of the final two spots up for grabs in the knockout round. They had looked set to take the lead in the 17th minute when Liverpool forward Sadio Mané went down in the area under a challenge from Davinson Sánchez and referee Milorad Mažić pointed to the spot.