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Those episodes have led to sanctions from soccer's worldwide governing body, but Lovren is hoping the squad's success at this World Cup will mark a turning point for the country. Lovren joined Liverpool in July 2014 in a $26.5 million transfer from Southampton. "This is something we will never forget". People are crying in our country.
  • France edge Belgium in low-scoring thriller to make final

    France edge Belgium in low-scoring thriller to make final

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    And now Sir Bobby's spirit lives on in Gareth Southgate's team - as Lady Elsie said he would be cheering on the squad "with every fibre of his being" when they take on Croatia in the side's biggest match of the century, taking place at 7pm this evening.
  • France Hands Belgium First Loss, Advances To Finals

    France Hands Belgium First Loss, Advances To Finals

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    Sir Bobby, who launched the Foundation in 2008, described his charity as his "last and greatest team". The Croatian national football team entered the semifinals of the 2018 FIFA World Cup knocking out hosts Russian Federation in the quarterfinals match on Saturday night in Sochi with the 4-3 penalty shootout win following 2-2 draw in the regular and 30-minute overtime period.
  • Tyler Honeycutt dies following gunfire exchange with police

    Tyler Honeycutt dies following gunfire exchange with police

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    Upon making contact with the man, he shot his weapon from inside the home at LAPD officers. This article will be updated as more information becomes available . Honeycutt was pronounced dead at the scene. A Public Information Officer is responding & we will provide details as available. The exchange of gunfire between Honeycutt and officers continued into pre-dawn hours.
  • Courtois keen to put Pickford spat behind him - Ireland

    Courtois keen to put Pickford spat behind him - Ireland

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    Pickford's penalty save from Colombia's Carlos Bacca in the last-16 shootout had demonstrated the 24-year-old's qualities with his performance in Samara, watched by family and friends in the stand, underlying that pedigree. Januazaj scored the only goal as Belgium beat England 1-0 in a group encounter in Kaliningrad. "He is the prototype of what the modern goalkeeper should be".
  • Lucas Torreira speaks out over Arsenal medical rejection

    Lucas Torreira speaks out over Arsenal medical rejection

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    Lucas Torreira has confirmed he is on his way to Arsenal for a medical. Arsenal could conclude the Torreira deal early, depending on if the player flies to London from Russian Federation rather than later if he is to come to the city after visiting Uruguay.
  • Russian Federation 2 Croatia 2 (aet, 3-4 on penalties)

    Russian Federation 2 Croatia 2 (aet, 3-4 on penalties)

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    Vida was part of one of Ukraine's top clubs, Dynamo Kyiv, from 2013 to 2017. Vida will be pleased that he has been just as lucky, as his side prepare to take on England in the semi-finals on Wednesday. It did not take too long for Croatia to get back on track as Mandzukic turned provider for the equaliser, charging down the left and pulling back for an Andrej Kramaric free header from seven yards.
  • Brazil's Danilo out of World Cup with ankle ligament injury

    Brazil's Danilo out of World Cup with ankle ligament injury

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    In what will be a fierce battle, Brazil will proceed to the semi finals after a penalty shootout. Croatia captain and inspirational midfielder, Luka Modric is looking for his side to take a further step towards success when they play hosts Russian Federation for a place in the last four of the World Cup on Saturday .
  • Mourinho surprised by England 'diving' against Colombia

    Mourinho surprised by England 'diving' against Colombia

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    Maradona had been photographed before the game wearing a yellow Colombia jersey. "I think it's an important moment for everybody in our country really", he said. "When we won the penalty , they were surrounding the referee, pushing the referee, the headbutt that you've all seen, scuffing the penalty spot, a lot of off-the-ball things you probably haven't heard about".
  • Roger Federer continues flawless start at SW19 - Wimbledon 2018

    Roger Federer continues flawless start at SW19 - Wimbledon 2018

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    Just like in the opening two matches, Roger was the dominant figure on the court, never facing a break point and keeping the pressure on Jan-Lennard with 14 break points he created, converting four to stay in front from start to finish. Unseeded American Taylor Fritz also unexpectedly took a 2-1 lead over world No. 4 and tournament fourth seed Alexander Zverev before their second round match suspended by darkness.
  • Kevin Durant seeking one-year deal with player option from Warriors

    Kevin Durant seeking one-year deal with player option from Warriors

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    The nine-time NBA All-Star intends to sign a one-and-one deal to remain with the back-to-back NBA champions, league sources told ESPN on Sunday. Durant will make $30 million in 2018-19. Durant last visited Manila in 2011 but this year marks his first time to visit the Philippines as a Nike ambassador. After trading Harden and losing Durant, there was no doubt some serious catharsis in someone agreeing to stick with Westbrook for the long-term.
  • DeMarcus Cousins turned down extension from Pelicans during 2017-18 season

    DeMarcus Cousins turned down extension from Pelicans during 2017-18 season

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    They pulled off the surprise of the summer: a one-year, $5.3 million bargain deal with free agent DeMarcus Cousins . Just when you thought competitive balance in the National Basketball Association couldn't be worse , the two-time defending champion Golden State Warriors swooped in Monday night, stole the thunder from LeBron James's coronation in Los Angeles and signed DeMarcus Cousins (the best big man still available in free agency) for well below market value.
  • England clinch first World Cup shootout win in intimidating sea of yellow

    England clinch first World Cup shootout win in intimidating sea of yellow

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    England , historically awful in penalty kicks on the big stage, dramatically prevailed over Colombia 4-3 on spot kicks after a 1-1 tie to advance in a major knockout competition for the first time since 2006. One of the biggest talking points after England-Colombia will be Mark Geiger, the American referee who is known for injecting his personality into a game in MLS and, for that matter, the World Cup .
  • Bron: James agrees to 4-year contract with Lakers

    Bron: James agrees to 4-year contract with Lakers

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    The Cavaliers also tried to keep James, reportedly being on the phone with him seconds after midnight Sunday as the free agency period opened. The Los Angeles Lakers made the biggest splash possible on Sunday night, as the team's pursuit of LeBron James paid off in the form of the best player in the world joining the team on a four-year deal .
  • James agrees to four-year, $154 million deal with Lakers

    James agrees to four-year, $154 million deal with Lakers

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    James, meanwhile, paid tribute to Cavs on his Instagram story in which he said: "Thank you Northeast Ohio for an incredible four seasons". James, whose Cavaliers were swept by the Golden State Warriors in the 2018 NBA Finals, opted out of his contract in June , three weeks after the season ended.
  • Instant Reaction: LeBron James leaves Cavs for Lakers

    Instant Reaction: LeBron James leaves Cavs for Lakers

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    James led the Cavs to four straight NBA Finals, helping them to their first championship in 52 years, but could not prevent them being swept 4-0 by the Golden State Warriors last month. Clint Capela and others with six years or less in the league can make a max salary of $25.25 million for the 2018-19 season. He flew to Los Angeles on Saturday, creating a frenzy without saying a word.
  • England and Belgium to ring changes in final Group G game

    England and Belgium to ring changes in final Group G game

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    With defending champions Germany out, England's half features only Spain among past winners. "I think we've done everything we can as a group to prepare ourselves". England would get the odd chance to equalise, the best going to Marcus Rashford as he broke on goal from a Jamie Vardy pass, curling wide of the post as he looked to beat Thibaut Courtois .
  • Kevin Durant will sign 2-year contract with Golden State Warriors

    Kevin Durant will sign 2-year contract with Golden State Warriors

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    The second year will function as a player option for the 2019-20 season that gives Durant the flexibility to test free agency again if he so chooses, per ESPN.com's Chris Haynes . Paul missed the last two games of that series with an injury, and the Rockets wasted big leads in both of those games - then had to watch the Warriors sweep the Cavaliers for the National Basketball Association title.
  • 'Fair play?': Ronaldo called out over Cavani gesture

    'Fair play?': Ronaldo called out over Cavani gesture

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    Cavani scored twice and Ronaldo none Saturday to give Uruguay a 2-1 victory over Portugal . But the Real Madrid superstar has been at the heart of much of what went right for Portugal at this World Cup . 'We must congratulate Uruguay because they are the national team that are in the quarter-finals, ' Ronaldo said after the game. Back came Portugal but, after a good spell of pressure, Joao Mario's cross was too deep for Ronaldo and Muslera claimed.
  • Germany sip from the 21st century World Cup chalice

    Germany sip from the 21st century World Cup chalice

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    Shin's men took full advantage - Kim Young-gwon scoring from close range in the second minute of stoppage time, before Son rounded things off with Manuel Neuer caught up the pitch. While their loss to Mexico could be explained by a lack of cohesion between defence and midfield when coming up against counter-attacks, there is little excuse for failing to even score against a Korea side who came into the game without a point.
  • Lionel Messi not running the show, says Argentina boss Jorge Sampaoli

    Lionel Messi not running the show, says Argentina boss Jorge Sampaoli

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    We had the best player in the world and we tried to put him in a position to score. You can also get a free printable copy of The Phuket News World Cup wallchart via the link . So we can not give up on that dream. I didn't expect that from him because he already won everything. Maradona is attending this year's World Cup as a Federation Internationale de Football Association ambassador, and he's the subject of an in-production documentary by Asif Kapadia, director of acclaimed films about ...
  • Japan survive in World Cup despite 0-1 loss to Poland

    Japan survive in World Cup despite 0-1 loss to Poland

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    They were touted as the favourites to be knocked out of group H first, but all the predictions changed after the Samurai Blue's defeated a 10-man Colombia side 2-1 courtesy of a 3rd minute Shinji Kagawa goal and a 73rd-minute victor from Yuya Osako.
  • Lewis Hamilton worry, Max Verstappen surprise, Sebastian Vettel slammed

    Lewis Hamilton worry, Max Verstappen surprise, Sebastian Vettel slammed

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    The 31 points that Mercedes scored at the Paul Ricard Circuit moves their season total thus far to 237 points and extends their constructors' championship lead over Scuderia Ferrari to 23 points. "I think it's really so lovely down here and I've really enjoyed my week", he said. We're all going into that first corner at great speeds. Another driver whose F1 future is up in the air is Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo.
  • Defeated Japan squeezes into World Cup last 16 thanks to fair play

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    In Group H , Colombia defeated Senegal , 1-0, and Japan lost to Poland by the same score. This marked the first time in World Cup history that a team progressed out of the group stage via their Fair Play record. He said: 'Deciding it on bookings is mad. Fans pay big money to attend World Cup matches for the experience and to be entertained but neither Japan and Poland cared about that on this occasion.
  • England's Jesse Lingard chats about his 'JL' celebration

    England's Jesse Lingard chats about his 'JL' celebration

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    NIZHNY NOVGOROD, RUSSIA-Harry Kane scored a hat trick to help England to its most one-sided World Cup victory, a 6-1 rout of Panama on Sunday that secured a place in the last 16 with a game to spare. However much they tried, Panama struggled to block England's route to goal. Kane didn't have to wait long to add to his tally, converting from the penalty spot in the 22nd after Lingard was brought down by Fidel Escobar.
  • Korea Knocks out Germany in 2-0 Upset

    Korea Knocks out Germany in 2-0 Upset

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    According to reports , South Korean K-pop kings BTS also reaped the spoils of the result, with their hit single "Fake Love" surging up the iTunes Mexico chart 31 places after the game. They were still in position to advance despite trailing Sweden , but they were waiting - some with tears in their eyes - for Germany to do the inevitable and ruin their chances of moving on.
  • Colombia's James Rodriguez injured during Senegal World Cup game

    Colombia's James Rodriguez injured during Senegal World Cup game

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    Colombia , who finished as group winners with six points will face a last-16 match against the runners-up in Group G where England and Belgium battle for supremacy later on Thursday. Given the high-stakes nature of Senegal vs. Colombia , we're picking a draw between these two cautious and capable sides. Mane slipped while taking a free-kick, yellow-shirted fans afforded further cheer as news from Volgograd came in, and Rodriguez, back pitchside, turned motivator as a Salif Sane slice ...
  • Kyrie Irving prepares for potential reunion, calls LeBron NBA’s MVP

    Kyrie Irving prepares for potential reunion, calls LeBron NBA’s MVP

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    The Spurs have wanted to find a way to fix the franchise's relationship with Leonard, but an overwhelming Lakers offer could convince San Antonio to part with its franchise star, league sources said. "Our goal is to keep him as part of our program for a long time". James, though, may be trying to talk George out of staying put. George had only one season remaining on his deal when the Pacers traded him last summer.
  • Arsene Wenger will be pleased with Gareth Southgate's plans for Belgium clash

    Arsene Wenger will be pleased with Gareth Southgate's plans for Belgium clash

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    England's manager is wary of his memories of the 2002 World Cup when he did not play a single minute and, while he wished his team-mates well, ultimately found it a frustrating time. Opposite number Roberto Martinez is expected to make wholesale changes to his team, with Manchester United forward Romelu Lukaku nearly certain to miss out after picking up an ankle knock in Belgium's 5-2 win over Tunisia .
  • Diego Maradona During Argentina v Nigeria Game

    Diego Maradona During Argentina v Nigeria Game

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    As pressure goes, few will be under more than Argentina's beleaguered coach Jorge Sampaoli who has, we believe, survived a palace coup and will coach the side for their decisive clash against Nigeria. Kylian Mpabbe came close to avoiding that unwanted stat just before the end of proceedings, but he stumbled over the ball in the penalty area and Denmark were allowed to clear their lines.
  • World Cup Group C match report Denmark v France 26 June 2018

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    With Yussuf Poulsen suspended and Pione Sisto having an indifferent World Cup so far, coach Age Hareide will be forced to reshuffle his attacking lineup as the Danes head into their last crucial Group C match against France . "We cannot be only focused on Christian but as I said he's got the key role in his team so we need to look after him". "We haven't done our best in terms of play but we've worked very hard for the points".
  • Harry Kane leads record-breaking England half in Panama demolition

    Harry Kane leads record-breaking England half in Panama demolition

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    Far sterner tests will come in the form of Belgium and the subsequent knockout games, but you can't blame the majority of the nation's fans for being on cloud nine. Like them, Kane was expected to lead England's attack. What we did was to try to avoid a bigger catastrophe. Sir Bobby was right, because the dope is always there - someone who is slow to react or forgets his job.
  • South Korea vs Mexico Match Result and Highlights

    South Korea vs Mexico Match Result and Highlights

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    Although there were periods of the game where Mexico struggled to create much, you always sensed that they were not far off from a moment where they could create a chance. South Korean forward Son Heung-min scored a scintillating consolation goal in injury time but it was too little too late for the East Asian nation, which now can not qualify for the first knockout stage of the tournament.
  • Paolo Guerrero Hugs Mile Jedinak For Helping Him Play At World Cup

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    The Socceroos' fate may be out of their hands - and goal difference may ultimately deny them - but Van Marwijk is convinced that the seas will part for them. Australia played France tight in its opener, but succumbed to a 2-1 loss before tying Denmark 1-1. Australia leaves consoled by decent performances even though it didn't get the points to show for it.
  • Sampaoli retains faith in Messi to deliver

    Sampaoli retains faith in Messi to deliver

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    Super Eagles striker Kelechi Iheanacho fancies the Super Eagles chances of beating Argentina today and making it to the last sixteen of the ongoing FIFA World Cup Russia 2018. "Leo is fine", he told a news conference. Goalkeeper Franco Armani will make his debut for Argentina as one of five changes for its must-win game against Nigeria at the World Cup .
  • Brazil beat Costa Rica 2-0 to secure first win

    Brazil beat Costa Rica 2-0 to secure first win

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    Neymar appeared to have been pulled down in the box by Giancarlo Gonzalez and Kuipers pointed to the spot, but the referee reviewed the incident and decided that the Costa Rican player's gentle tug was not enough to warrant the Paris Saint-Germain star's theatrical collapse.
  • World Cup Group G match report Belgium v Tunisia 23 June 2018

    World Cup Group G match report Belgium v Tunisia 23 June 2018

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    Belgium will need to keep up their performances in a steady manner, if they need to reach the last 16 and that too achieve a splendid win over. Belgium then claimed a 1-0 victory in a friendly in June 2014. Eden Hazard fired the ball to the net and Belgium gained their 4th goal of the game and leads by 3 goals. While Hazard entertained with his box of tricks and surging runs, Lukaku arguably was the headline act with his ruthless finishing.
  • Harry Kane leads England into World Cup 2018 knockouts

    Harry Kane leads England into World Cup 2018 knockouts

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    Proud of a first World Cup hat-trick. "A ball to be proud of", Kane said of his third goal. The 6-1 scoreline was matched at [280.0] in the Correct Score 2 market, and England , with an equal goal difference to Belgium, can now be backed at [1.7] to win Group G (Belgium [2.3]).