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Xherdan Shaqiri and Granit Xhaka face two-match bans for goal celebrations

Xherdan Shaqiri and Granit Xhaka face two-match bans for goal celebrations Kosovo, a former Serbian province, declared independence in 2008. Xhaka and Shaqiri, who have ethnic Albanian heritage but grew up in Switzerland , put their open hands together with their thumbs locked and fingers outstretched to represent the double-headed eagle displayed on Albania's national flag. [Full Article...]

'Furious And Upset' Maradona Calls For Meeting With Argentina Players

'Furious And Upset' Maradona Calls For Meeting With Argentina Players Jorge Sampaoli 's side sit bottom of Group D after drawing 1-1 with Iceland in their opening game before losing 3-0 to Croatia on Thursday. Alba has defended Messi , who is still searching for his first senior trophy with Argentina . [Full Article...]

Mexico wins again at World Cup, beats South Korea 2-1

Mexico wins again at World Cup, beats South Korea 2-1 The goal was Hernandez's fourth at a World Cup , taking him to the same level as Luis Hernandez as Mexico's most prolific goal scorer at the premier global soccer tournament. Osorio made one change to the team that started against Germany last time out, with Edson Alvarez replacing Hugo Ayala in central defence. South Korea wanted a penalty of their own after the restart when Moon... [Full Article...]

Neymar returns to Brazil World Cup training

Neymar returns to Brazil World Cup training Shaqiri's runs down the wings were a constant threat to Serbia's defense, and the Swiss midfield recovered after a shaky start to dominate the same way it did against Brazil in its tournament opener. "The great merit of this team was not giving up at any time", Silva said. Neymar has returned to training with Brazil after limping out of Tuesday's session with an ankle injury . [Full Article...]

Egypt say Salah to play against Saudis in both sides' final game

Egypt say Salah to play against Saudis in both sides' final game El-Hadary takes the record from former Colombia goalkeeper Faryd Mondragon . But what's this? Another two top saves from El-Hadary keeps Saudi Arabia at bay. Hello! Welcome to the Live Updates of Saudi Arabia Vs Egypt . Saudi Arabia came out the more aggressive of the two sides in the second half and almost took the lead nine minutes in. [Full Article...]

Neymar 'entitled to feel upset', says Brazil teammate Fagner

Neymar 'entitled to feel upset', says Brazil teammate Fagner For the second World Cup in a row, the 26-year-old is carrying the hopes of 200 million countrymen on his shoulders and his emotional outburst showed how much the win meant to him, and the level of pressure he is under. It was the ugly side to Neymar's game, no doubt. "I think he was playing it all back like a film in his mind, at scoring a goal and taking part in another World Cup ". [Full Article...]

Spieth shares first round lead with Zach Johnson at the Travelers Championship

Spieth shares first round lead with Zach Johnson at the Travelers Championship McIlroy, Jordan Spieth , Jason Day, Bubba Watson and others who missed the cut at the U.S. Open will try to bounce back this week at the Travelers Championship in CT. "In order for (my game) to be ready, major championship ready for the Open Championship, I think being in contention this week would be a big key", he said. [Full Article...]

Messi skips birthday celebration for Eagles' showdown

Messi skips birthday celebration for Eagles' showdown The Argentina federation were even moved on Saturday to confirm that Sampaoli would continue for the final group game among rumours of a rift between players and coach. Messi and co have been poor in the tournament so far, dropping two points against Iceland before taking a hiding from Croatia in round 2. "We know if we do things right, we all will benefit from it, and if things go worse, we... [Full Article...]

World Cup group qualifying scenarios for knockout rounds

World Cup group qualifying scenarios for knockout rounds Spain face the same situation against Morocco but could also lose and still qualify as long as Portugal win. A draw on Monday and Russian Federation top the group on goal difference. A big win and they could still win the group, if Croatia lose, but that's very unlikely. A win would take Serbia through and a draw could be enough if Switzerland lose by two. [Full Article...]

Who wins Group G if England and Belgium draw?

Who wins Group G if England and Belgium draw? Does he stick with the players who have earned six points from two games in Russian Federation? "We've been speaking about Hazard, Lukaku and Co going forward - and they've done it. "They're a very unsafe side". One of the striking features when watching this Belgium side is just how deep Kevin De Bruyne picks up possession at times. [Full Article...]

Maradona calls for meeting with Argentina players

Maradona calls for meeting with Argentina players What makes the Argentines interesting is the ways they are bad, the sheer variety of their mediocrity, so bad, in fact, that having the best player in the world, and possibly in history, Lionel Messi , hasn't mattered at all. "You remember so many Argentina teams with great players in the past, but this team is so far from those". Messi led Argentina to the World Cup final four years ago ... [Full Article...]

Kvitova wins Birmingham title to boost Wimbledon bid

Kvitova wins Birmingham title to boost Wimbledon bid Kvitova, who won the singles title at Wimbledon in 2011 and 2014, was the dominant player throughout, proving too strong from the back of the court against her Romanian opponent. "I'm already pleased with this part of the season", Kvitova continued. Standing at 182cm, the left hander is able to generate plenty of speed on her serve, as well as from her groundstrokes. [Full Article...]

Sweden's Jimmy Durmaz racially abused via social media after World Cup defeat

Sweden's Jimmy Durmaz racially abused via social media after World Cup defeat Durmaz, 29, was targeted on his Instagram account after giving away the stoppage-time free kick that lead to Toni Kroos's stunning last-second victor. Jimmy Durmaz and his fellow Sweden players took a strong stand against racism after the Swedish FA complained to police about a storm of racial hatred and threats aimed at the winger following his late mistake against Germany on Saturday. [Full Article...]

Nigeria striker Odion Ighalo: 'Argentina match will be a war'

Nigeria striker Odion Ighalo: 'Argentina match will be a war' I am expecting it to be a very tough game but I think we are capable of qualifying". Ahead of their decisive tie with Nigeria on Tuesday, reports from Argentina suggest that the nation's football association, and the players themselves, have grown tired of Sampaoli, and will work amongst themselves to decide on how the team approaches what may be their final game of the 2018 World Cup . [Full Article...]

Tunisia made it easy for us - Hazard

Tunisia made it easy for us - Hazard Hazard's second goal will be replayed on YouTube and on DVD over and over again. The towering all-time leading goalscorer for his country (40) could not be stopped, scoring twice to take his tournament tally to four in two games. Tunisia did manage a late consolation, when Khazri swept home Hamdi Nagguez's cross but, unless Panama beat England, they will become the third African team to be elimin... [Full Article...]

Who needs what to qualify in the final round of group games?

Who needs what to qualify in the final round of group games? That is likely to be either Spain or Portugal , so topping the group does not have as much significance as in other crossovers where lesser teams might finish second. It then goes to goal difference and goals scored. Iran vs. Portugal , June 25, 2 p.m. He has most recently refereed Croatia's thrashing of Argentina . [Full Article...]

Javier Mascherano denies rift between players and coach Sampaoli

Ekong was in the Super Eagles team that came back from two goals down to beat Argentina 4-2 in a pre-World Cup friendly staged in Krasnodar late past year. But he didn't clarify what would happen afterward since Sampaoli has a contract that runs through the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. "If we don't say what we think, we're going to get to the game with a lot of insecurities". [Full Article...]

Former Boston Red Sox star Hanley Ramirez under investigation for drug probe

Former Boston Red Sox star Hanley Ramirez under investigation for drug probe McPhee reported that the suspect who was pulled over - a person who was not Ramirez - was found with "435 grams of fentanyl as well as a large amount of crack cocaine". When police asked Ramirez if he knew his friend was coming to see him with the box, Ramirez said he was unaware. He also said it contained books Ramirez's mother shipped and wanted delivered to the then-Red Sox first baseman/DH... [Full Article...]

Sadio Mane sends support to Mohamed Salah after World Cup exit

Sadio Mane sends support to Mohamed Salah after World Cup exit Kadyrov went on to proclaim that Salah had been granted honorary Chechnyan citizenship. Mohamed Salah is considering his worldwide future with Egypt, a source has confirmed to ESPN FC, because of his unhappiness about being drawn into a political row during his stay in Chechnya with his national team during the World Cup. [Full Article...]

Doesn't matter how I perform, team have to play well: Virat Kohli

Doesn't matter how I perform, team have to play well: Virat Kohli On his own fitness post neck injury, which ruled him out of his maiden County stint for Surrey before gruelling series in English conditions, Kohli said that he has completely recovered from the injury. While the squad for the Tests is yet to be named, there was a minor change to the squad for the ODIs, when Ambati Rayudu, who failed a fitness test - the "yo-yo" test - ahead of the series, was rep... [Full Article...]


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