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Three Switzerland players fined for goal celebration

Three Switzerland players fined for goal celebration Switzerland's last-gasp victory against Serbia in their second World Cup match on Friday night threatens to be overshadowed by the celebrations of its two goal scorers. It was hard for us Swiss and for the dual citizens it was even tougher. It has recently been revealed by BBC Sports reporter Richard Conway that Switzerland captain Stephan Lichtsteiner is also being charged by Federation In... [Full Article...]

Lionel Messi's 31st birthday marked with life-size chocolate sculpture

Lionel Messi's 31st birthday marked with life-size chocolate sculpture Sergio Aguero , the only player to have scored for Argentina in their opening two games of the 2018 World Cup , is set to be axed by coach Jorge Sampaoli following an outburst after La Albiceleste were thrashed by Croatia on Thursday. [Full Article...]

South Korea need win against Mexico

South Korea need win against Mexico Group E concludes on Wednesday, when Mexico play Sweden in Ekaterinburg and Germany play South Korea in Kazan. Expectedly, Tottenham star Son Heung-min was their most unsafe outlet and threatened the Mexico goal a couple of times in the opening exchanges. [Full Article...]

Half time: Brazil 0 Costa Rica 0

Half time: Brazil 0 Costa Rica 0 He has the responsibility, the joy, the pressure and the courage to show it. The first goal scored by either team is going to set this match alive and I think we are going to see plenty of goals being scored during the course of the match, so make sure you are watching it later on this evening! Switzerland came back from an early goal down to beat Serbia 2-1 in a politically-charged match beca... [Full Article...]

Egypt's Essam El-Hadary now World Cup's oldest player saves penalty

Egypt's Essam El-Hadary now World Cup's oldest player saves penalty After being humbled 5-0 in the opening match against Russian Federation, the Green Falcons put in a much-improved performance in their second game but still ran out 1-0 losers against Uruguay. Salah scored on Egypt's first real opportunity in the 21st minute . For Saudi Arabia , this was always going to be a tough World Cup. Having made 1,107 passes in their two games before today, they boas... [Full Article...]

Neymar hits back at critics after tears in Costa Rica match

Neymar hits back at critics after tears in Costa Rica match He said: "Not everyone knows what I went through to get here". "I cried out of happiness, overcoming, grit and desire to win". "He's like a little brother to me; I try to look after him", he told O Globo . It was the ugly side to Neymar's game, no doubt. I was very emotional and happy to be able to play for 90 minutes without any problems, because 54 days ago I was at risk of not making it du... [Full Article...]

Holder Spieth and Johnson share Travelers lead

Holder Spieth and Johnson share Travelers lead Kiwi golfer Danny Lee has given himself a shot at a top-10 finish at the Travelers Championship on the PGA Tour. I didn't hit the ball as well as I did yesterday. Spieth didn't try to replicate his magnificent bunker blast during a practice round. "I've seen the shot a lot of times, especially the couple weeks after the golf tournament". [Full Article...]

Ronaldo-Messi debate goes far deeper than goals scored

Ronaldo-Messi debate goes far deeper than goals scored According to a report in Reuters , Lionel Messi's structure will also be showcased in Bronnitsy, a city located about 50 kilometres from Moscow that is Argentina's base during the month-long Federation Internationale de Football Association 2018 tournament. [Full Article...]

World Cup qualifying scenarios for every team before final group games

World Cup qualifying scenarios for every team before final group games Mexico have already qualified but don't yet have a companion, with all three sides able to join them. Mexico need a win or draw to top the group. Former Liverpool ace Sebastian Coates is in the frame to replace him, while Edinson Cavani and Luis Suarez are expected to continue up front. [Full Article...]

Breaking into World Cup club all in the mind for Belgium

Breaking into World Cup club all in the mind for Belgium Romelu Lukaku is a doubt for Belgium's final World Cup Group G match against England , as manager Roberto Martinez told reporters he's struggling with an ankle injury. Only five countries have won in the past generation, he noted: "To be a favourite in a World Cup you need to have the know-how of winning a World Cup , or have a reference of a previous generation that has won the World ... [Full Article...]

Argentina's Players Oust Sampaoli Ahead Of Nigeria Clash

Argentina's Players Oust Sampaoli Ahead Of Nigeria Clash Kan you believe?" Prior to this game, Rohr's side defeated Argentina 4-2 in an global friendly played in Krasnodar, and when they face off in Saint Petersburg, they would be hoping to break the Argentine jinx. While concluding, the France born coach said they will play an outright win against Argentina because a draw might be counter-productive even though it could help them qualify for the ... [Full Article...]

Argentina have last shot at World Cup salvation

Speaking to media about their sweet gesture, Chief Confectioner Daria Malkina said that after his team found out that it was Messi's birthday, they had this idea of baking a massive cake for the football star. Alba has defended Messi, who is still searching for his first senior trophy with Argentina . Argentina's 1986 World Cup victor Ricardo Giusti has claimed that he has spoken to AFA g... [Full Article...]

Petra Kvitova recovers to beat Magdalena Rybarikova and triumph in Edgbaston

Petra Kvitova recovers to beat Magdalena Rybarikova and triumph in Edgbaston Petra shifted into a higher gear in set number two, serving well and breaking her rival in games two and six for a 6-1, building the momentum before the deciding set where she raced into a 3-0 lead after a double break. Defending champion Petra Kvitova powered into her second straight Birmingham final vs. Magdalena Rybarikova . After first-set nerves, Kvitova was too good for Rybarikova, a ... [Full Article...]

Sweden Winger Durmaz Says Racist Abuse 'Passed Limit'

Sweden Winger Durmaz Says Racist Abuse 'Passed Limit' But Durmaz is fully behind the complaints", Sjostrand said in a statement. Nearly immediately threats began to appear on Durmaz's Instagram account. "It's bad luck. It's completely idiotic to give him hatred because of it", striker John Guidetti said. "Some of them celebrated in a disrespectful way", said Sweden substitute Pontus Jansson. [Full Article...]

Lukaku, Hazard braces help Belgium tank Tunisia

Lukaku, Hazard braces help Belgium tank Tunisia Belgium , however, had much less trouble against the African side and had raced into a 2-0 lead in the first 16 minutes courtesy of Eden Hazard and Romelu Lukaku . Saturday's defeat means the Tunisians have gone 13 matches without a win in the world cup . Wahbi Khazri scored in stoppage time for Tunisia to make 5-2 but the Red Devils were already home and dry. [Full Article...]

Portugal won't get any trouble from Iran and neither will bettors

Portugal won't get any trouble from Iran and neither will bettors Morocco: Eliminated . Will finish third if they beat Spain and Portugal beat Iran . Spain and Portugal were the pre-tournament favourites to advance from Group B , if Iran is going to pull the upset, TSN soccer analyst Steven Caldwell thinks they'll have to come out of the defensive shell they used in their last game. [Full Article...]

Happy Birthday Lionel Messi

On the cake, the bakers carved out a sculpture of Messi wearing a jersey of Barcelona, the football club he plays for. The Albiceleste left it late before clinching a spot in this year's World Cup with captain Lionel Messi scoring a hat trick in his team's last qualifier, a 3-1 win at Ecuador on October 10. [Full Article...]

Hanley Ramirez "eyed" in federal and state investigation

Hanley Ramirez The man used FaceTimed to call Ramirez who told police the box wasn't his and gave police permission to open it, the Globe reported. She said that, 'during that auto stop, the suspect claimed that one of the items found in the vehicle belonged to Hanley Ramirez '. [Full Article...]

Mohamed Salah reportedly considered quitting Egypt national team

Mohamed Salah reportedly considered quitting Egypt national team He handed Salah a decree declaring him a citizen at a dinner in honour of the Egypt team ahead of their departure for Volgograd, where they will play Saudi Arabia in their final group match on Monday. Salah led the Premier League with 34 goals last season. The optics of being pictured smiling alongside the Muslim fundamentalist, conservative Chechnyan leader with a long rap sheet of alleged ... [Full Article...]

Panama's captain makes history with World Cup goal

Panama's captain makes history with World Cup goal A victor of 57 England caps as a player, Southgate has earned rave reviews for creating a more relaxed and open environment between players, press and fans before the tournament. It might have only been Panama , but England could hardly have been more impressive in thrashing their Group G rivals to make it six points from six at this year's World Cup . [Full Article...]


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