• Kane joins Lineker and Hurst as England canter to biggest win
Kane joins Lineker and Hurst as England canter to biggest win

Cristiano Ronaldo and Romelu Lukaku both have four goals apiece and can be backed at [4.4] and [6.4] respectively, while Spain's Diego Costa (three goals) is available to back at [7.8]. Kane is also the first Englishman to have scored more than one goal in the first two matches of a World Cup for England . Kane, substituted to an ovatio...

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  • Marin Cilic resists Novak Djokovic comeback to claim Queen's title
Marin Cilic resists Novak Djokovic comeback to claim Queen's title

Beating Djokovic, the former world No 1, for only the second time in 16 matches put the broadest of smiles on the face of Cilic, who saved a match point in the second set and held his nerve admirably in the third. "I wouldn't say I'm a contender for a trophy or anything like that", Djokovic said. Although it was Djokovic's first final in just sho...

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  • Pizzi looking for improvements as Saudi Arabia face Uruguay
Pizzi looking for improvements as Saudi Arabia face Uruguay

This also means that hosts Russian Federation, who have won their opening two Group A matches, are through to the next phase with one fixture to spare, while Egypt and Saudi Arabia are both out of the tournament. "What we wanted was to win and move on to the next phase". After the end of first group matches of all the teams in the ongoing FIF...

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  • England hat-trick hero Kane basks in World Cup rout
England hat-trick hero Kane basks in World Cup rout

Four years ago, England failed to win a match at the World Cup and was eliminated in the group stage. They will now face Belgium on Thursday, with the victor of that game emerging as group winners. Though limited in ability, Panama's forwards did get into space behind England several times, showing that even if they do have Kane up fron...

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  • Nigeria 0-0 Iceland
Nigeria 0-0 Iceland

Musa broke the deadlock in brilliant fashion in the 49th minute, stretching his leg to control a Victor Moses cross from the right before hitting the ball on the half volley past Hannes Halldorsen in goal . "I'm part of a team - one that I'm very proud of", said Musa in a very humble interview with FIFA.com, "so I'd really like to thank them for...

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  • Dele Alli to return to England training ahead of Panama game
Dele Alli to return to England training ahead of Panama game

England trained behind closed doors on Friday ahead of departing to Nizhny Novgorod on Saturday for the Panama fixture. Gareth Southgate's side beat Tunisia 2-1 in their opening game but missed a series of first-half chances and needed a stoppage-time victor from captain Harry Kane to secure the three points.

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  • FPJ's dream XI predictions for Serbia and Switzerland; Live Blog
FPJ's dream XI predictions for Serbia and Switzerland; Live Blog

After holding off Brazil in their opening contest, Switzerland will be eager to pick up their first win at the expense of Serbia . A dream start ensued for Serbia when Aleksandar Mitrovic headed home a cross from Dusan Tadic in the fifth minute.

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  • Sarri identifies first signing for Chelsea
Sarri identifies first signing for Chelsea

Sky Sports News reported on Tuesday that Sarri's agent is in London to finalise his move to Stamford Bridge as the Blues prepare for a changing of the guard. I hope he can win something with Chelsea . While Sarri, who has been replaced at Napoli by Carlo Ancelotti, isn't Chelsea's boss yet, he's already making plans to improve the squad.

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  • Blatter says he will use influence for UK, Irish bid
Blatter says he will use influence for UK, Irish bid

The ban was imposed shortly after the Swiss attorney general's office began criminal proceedings against him on suspicion of criminal mismanagement and misappropriation. The 82-year-old Blatter is banned from official football duty until October 2021 for financial misconduct during this 17-year rule. That's because China, during their first and o...

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  • Neymar limps off and sets off Brazil alarms
Neymar limps off and sets off Brazil alarms

However, the City sensation will keep his place ahead of Liverpool star Firmino tomorrow. Newspaper O Globo described on its website the Brazilian national team's performance in the opening match on Sunday with Switzerland as "disappointing", reports Efe.

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  • Phillies Phanatic injures fan with flying hot dog
Phillies Phanatic injures fan with flying hot dog

The victim, a Phillies fan named Kathy McVay, was checked for a concussion and emerged with painful facial injuries. "The next thing I know, he shot it in our direction and 'bam.' It like, hit me like a ton of bricks". After her ordeal, does she have some words of caution for her fellow baseball fans? "Because you never know". McVay said she wa...

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  • Lionel Messi 'light years' ahead of Diego Maradona - Sergio Ramos
Lionel Messi 'light years' ahead of Diego Maradona - Sergio Ramos

BRONNITSY, RUSSIA - JUNE 19: Lionel Messi of Argentina arrives prior a training session at Stadium of Syroyezhkin sports school on June 19, 2018 in Bronnitsy, Russia. I told him to enjoy himself, to live in the moment and be happy. "Messi does not have any substitute here, in Barcelona or anywhere in the world".

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  • Kylian Mbappe Makes History As France Battle Into Last 16
Kylian Mbappe Makes History As France Battle Into Last 16

France need a draw in their last match against Denmark on Tuesday to progress as group winners. Olivier Giroud and Blaise Matuidi are in France's starting lineup against Peru after serving as effective second-half substitutes in the opening 2-1 victory over Australia in which the three-pronged attack of Kylian Mbappe , Antoine Griezman...

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  • Fifa investigates 'homophobic chanting' by Mexico fans
Fifa investigates 'homophobic chanting' by Mexico fans

It was on another break that Hernandez came short and played a one-two with Carlos Vela, before playing the ball through to the marauding Lozano. The only time it advanced further was in 1970 and 1986, when Mexico hosted and lost in the quarterfinals - the latter to Germany on penalty kicks.

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  • Tottenham Hotspur start Premier League season at Newcastle United | Tottenham Hotspur
Tottenham Hotspur start Premier League season at Newcastle United | Tottenham Hotspur

Emery has succeeded Arsene Wenger, who left Arsenal after 22 years in charge. We have ranked the 20 Premier League sides' first six games of the season in order of difficulty based on last season's finishing positions, with newly-promoted Wolves, Cardiff and Fulham taking 18th, 19th and 20th respectively.

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  • Kagawa, Osako on target as Japan down Colombia
Kagawa, Osako on target as Japan down Colombia

Sanchez became the first player to be sent off at the 2018 World Cup and, after a lengthy delay, Kagawa stayed calm to give Japan the lead from the spot. While Carlos Sanchez took the fall, namesake Davinson was equally at fault as he allowed a ball over the top to bounce in the build-up to the penalty incident, giving Osaka a chance to shoot...

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  • Second place is worthless - Rivaldo admits pressure is on Neymar and Brazil
Second place is worthless - Rivaldo admits pressure is on Neymar and Brazil

Thoughts on Neymar's performance against Switzerland last night? Tite has gained a reputation of building a team uncharacteristically compact for a South American side while bringing back goal-scoring flare with young players like Gabriel Jesus, a Manchester City striker who scored the most goals in qualifying.

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  • India all out for 474 against debutants Afghanistan
India all out for 474 against debutants Afghanistan

You can not blame them. Every Afghan batsman seemed to be in the limited-overs mode without any respect for an aspect called patience, which is an integral component of Test cricket . The right-arm pacer thus joined the elite list of Kapil Dev, who bagged 434 wickets in 131 tests, and Zahir Khan who grabbed 311 in 92 Tests. A late slog fest by...

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  • Germany stunned by Mexico's 1-0 victory
Germany stunned by Mexico's 1-0 victory

Both literally and figuratively. But not as wild as fans at home in Mexico City, whose epic celebrations caused a minor natural disaster. SIMMSA, a "seismic monitoring network" in Mexico , tweeted that at least two sensors inside the capital city detected a quake just after 11:30 a.m.

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  • Egypt's Cuper may live to regret Salah omission
Egypt's Cuper may live to regret Salah omission

Mohamed Salah is "ready to play against Russia" after taking part in full training on Saturday, says Egypt manager Ihab Leheta. Russian Federation ran riot in their opening game, thrashing Saudi Arabia 5-0 to take control of Group A. After one game, he's got some work to do to make a positive mark. But speaking after the match, he explained:...

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  • Messi misery as Iceland hold Argentina, France down Australia
Messi misery as Iceland hold Argentina, France down Australia

Messi failed to give his team the lead when his 64th-minute penalty was stopped by Hannes Halldorsson . Sergio Aguero scored an eye-catching opener for the two-time world champions in the 19th minute but it was nearly immediately cancelled out by Alfred Finnbogason, whose team then held on in the face of huge pressure.

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  • Facts about Super Eagles' World Cup jersey numbers
Facts about Super Eagles' World Cup jersey numbers

However, I was spotted by Austria at a very early age and I was guided to play for them. "We have learnt a lot going into this tournament and the underdog tag is just well and okay for us". "The team always improved during the second half of the matches and Rohr should consider using the players who turn things around for him as starters".

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  • Liverpool to be first opponents at Tottenham’s new stadium
Liverpool to be first opponents at Tottenham’s new stadium

After opening against the reigning Champions, Arsenal will then contest a London derby against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. Unai Emery has been handed the toughest possible start to his tenure at Arsenal: A match against English Premier League champion Manchester City .

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  • Tiger Woods, Jordan Spieth among favorites with $12M at stake
Tiger Woods, Jordan Spieth among favorites with $12M at stake

Then I hit two bad putts on 1 and 2. USGA CEO Mike Davis spoke openly Wednesday about his group's efforts to adjust their plans in the face of the harshest winds expected all week, and players by and large found the setup to be fair. Entering ranked 89th on the PGA Tour in strokes-gained putting (.108), Woods missed multiple gimmees he would have s...

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  • Russian Federation 2018: Putin says he can’t wish Saudi Arabia success today
Russian Federation 2018: Putin says he can’t wish Saudi Arabia success today

Saudi Arabia . It would get better in stoppage time as Cheryshev scored a stunner with the outside of his left foot, then Golovin curled home a attractive free kick to make it 5-0. Who do you think is going to get the first win on the board at the 2018 World Cup? Besides setting the mood, chanting, and dancing to support Morocco for its fir...

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