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Egypt say Salah to play against Saudis in both sides' final game Egypt say Salah to play against Saudis in both sides' final game
- June 27, 2018

However, El-Hadari could do nothing about Salman Al Faraj's spot-kick on the stroke of halftime and was then beaten a second time, when Salem Al Dawsari scored deep into injury time to give the Saudis a first World Cup win since 1994. Liverpool's Mo Salah had given The Pharaohs something to cheer about when he opened the scoring on 22 minutes however. Al Faraj stepped up this time to fire past the veteran goalkeeper and draw his side level. (more...)
Rogue Kangaroo brings soccer match to a halt in Canberra Rogue Kangaroo brings soccer match to a halt in Canberra
- June 27, 2018

The National Premier League Women's fixture between Belconnen United FC and Canberra United FC was well underway when the roo decided to make a guest appearance. While sightings of kangaroos in Canberra are rare, the authorities said it was unusual for the animal to find its way onto an enclosed oval and made it even more hard to remove it. (more...)
Romelu Lukaku misses Belgium training ahead of England game Romelu Lukaku misses Belgium training ahead of England game
- June 27, 2018

Federation Internationale de Football Association officials would put both names in a bag and draw out a victor. Belgium will assess the fitness of all three players within the next 48 hours. "We want to have a good performance and keep a winning mentality and not drop our level". Also, fringe squad members can get game time when the pressure is off, in case they are needed unexpectedly when it really counts down the road. (more...)
Magic Johnson says no pressure to rebuild Los Angeles Lakers
- June 27, 2018

Johnson has always been confident that the Lakers would attract at least one top-tier free agent in the next two offseasons, as he told reporters in February after freeing up additional cap space by trading Jordan Clarkson and Larry Nance Jr.to the Cleveland Cavaliers. (more...)
Martin Murray defeats Roberto Garcia in unanimous decision victory Martin Murray defeats Roberto Garcia in unanimous decision victory
- June 27, 2018

The chances of the two fighting could indeed be likely with numerous top middleweights now signed to fight one another, leaving little choice for either man but to fight once again. The English light-heavyweight's promoter, Frank Warren, earlier this week revealed he turned down an opportunity for Yarde to challenge WBO world champion Sergey Kovalev, of Russian Federation, because he felt the East Londoner needs more development. (more...)
Lovren's Croatia through to World Cup last 16 as group winners Lovren's Croatia through to World Cup last 16 as group winners
- June 27, 2018

While most eyes were on Argentina and its do-or-die match with Nigeria in Saint Petersburg, Croatia wrapped up top spot in Group D in Rostov-on-Don thanks to a slick second-half volley by Milan Badelj and a late strike by Ivan Perisic , sandwiching a penalty equaliser by Gylfi Sigurdsson. (more...)
Messi reveals how Argentina will handle Ahmed Musa, others Messi reveals how Argentina will handle Ahmed Musa, others
- June 26, 2018

Argentina vs Nigeria: What time is kick-off? The Super Eagles will go into today's last group D match against Argentina aware that they would be meeting a desperate team fighting for survival. Argentina's second half started in disastrous fashion. A month on from Messi's rescue mission in Ecuador, he sat out a friendly as Nigeria beat Argentina 4-2 back in November to highlight how reliant even a squad containing Sergio Aguero , Gonzalo Higuain and Paulo Dybala remain on ... (more...)
Socceroos' World Cup dream ends in Sochi Socceroos' World Cup dream ends in Sochi
- June 26, 2018

Twitter went into meltdown after he gave the finger, but many criticised the man who famously knocked out England in the 86 World Cup with a blatant handball goal, known as the "Hand of God". If Argentina beat Nigeria they will be in with a good chance of scraping through to the last 16, as Iceland are unlikely to beat an in-form Croatia, who are attempting to secure top spot in the group. (more...)
Suarez: This is what Uruguay wanted, to get stronger Suarez: This is what Uruguay wanted, to get stronger
- June 26, 2018

Uruguay (7-4), Draw (19-10), Russian Federation (37-20). Spain (33-100), Draw (4-1), Morocco (8-1). Egypt's national side have been based in Chechnya during the tournament and Salah was made an honorary citizen of the Chechen Republic by leader Ramzan Kadyrov. (more...)
Mexico's future in the World Cup? The possibilities are endless Mexico's future in the World Cup? The possibilities are endless
- June 26, 2018

We never lost hope that we could turn the tide and win this match. Mexico are top of the table going into Wednesday's final Group F games, with six points and a positive goal differential of two. "The team has known each other for several years". Over 2.5 Goals is priced at [1.57] here, which is a bit too short of be of interest. Indeed, a draw would be enough for Germany - if Sweden lose to Mexico, or Sweden and Mexico play to lower-scoring draw . (more...)
Feline fortune-teller Achilles tips Nigeria to beat Argentina Feline fortune-teller Achilles tips Nigeria to beat Argentina
- June 26, 2018

By his own high standards, Messi has been way below his usual level in Argentina's first two matches. Nigerian forward Ahmed Musa is performing on the biggest stage - could that earn him another shot with at the Premier League with Leicester City? Portugal have taken four points from their opening two matches of the World Cup , playing out a thrilling 3-3 draw with Spain in their opening match before scraping to a 1-0 victory over Morocco on Wednesday. (more...)
Rockets Still Plan On Pursuing LeBron James Rockets Still Plan On Pursuing LeBron James
- June 26, 2018

James Harden claimed the 2018 Most Valuable Player Award over Anthony Davis and LeBron James at the second annual NBA Awards Show in Santa Monica, Calif. The clutch shot on February 7 gave the Cavaliers a two-point win in overtime against Minnesota and signaled a change in attitude for James heading into the second half of the regular season. (more...)
Uruguay wins Group A, Spain pulls out dramatic Group B Uruguay wins Group A, Spain pulls out dramatic Group B
- June 26, 2018

At about noon on Monday, Portugal players had a quick walk around the hotel, but did not tour around the city as they did before other matches in Russian Federation. Iramatov reversed the call, pointing to the center circle to signal goal, and Spain got the 2-2 draw. Now that the stress of the first half of the tournament is out of the way, Spain will hope it can finally get down to playing the offensively breathtaking soccer we've come to expect of it. (more...)
Eriksen is a match-changing player: Denmark coach Eriksen is a match-changing player: Denmark coach
- June 26, 2018

All the eyes were on Messi after he missed a free-kick in the last match. "And he also had an opportunity in the last match", coach Age Hareide said. They won't be the favourites in Samara , either, but after coming so close against the French, Coach Bert van Marwijk only had positive words for his players. (more...)
Ahmed Musa’s impressive double leads Nigeria over Iceland 2-0 Ahmed Musa’s impressive double leads Nigeria over Iceland 2-0
- June 26, 2018

The Nigerian forward, who plays for Leicester City in the English Premier League, scored a pair of exquisite second-half goals against Iceland in Russian Federation, giving Nigeria a 2-0 win over the World Cup underdog darlings and reviving the African nation's chances of reaching the knockout stage for the second consecutive tournament. (more...)
Nigeria vs Iceland preview, venue, time and venue Nigeria vs Iceland preview, venue, time and venue
- June 26, 2018

In the 75th minute, Musa drove right into the opposition box after a brilliant pass from Kenneth Omeruo, and calmly took his time to pick the right angle before slotting into the net for Nigeria's second. The penalty was awarded after a video review showed that Alfred Finnbogason had been brought down by Tyronne Ebuehi. But a late injury to captain John Obi Mikel, who appeared to hurt his hand during six minutes of additional time , could be a concern for Gernot Rohr's side ahead of an ... (more...)
'Furious And Upset' Maradona Calls For Meeting With Argentina Players 'Furious And Upset' Maradona Calls For Meeting With Argentina Players
- June 26, 2018

It's by no means settled though. The Argentina squad have greeted their own fans outside their team hotel in St. Petersburg ahead of their crucial Group D clash against Nigeria . If Iceland win, it will be time to get the calculators out. Messi has been photographed moping around a World Cup pitch on multiple occasions. Though Ronaldo's victor against Morocco took him to 85 goals and made him the highest-scoring European in the history of worldwide football, it would seem ... (more...)
Peru consign Australia to Group C wooden spoon Peru consign Australia to Group C wooden spoon
- June 26, 2018

Peru ´s midfielder Pedro Aquino (C) vies for the ball with Australia ´s midfielder Jackson Irvine (L) and Australia ´s midfielder Aaron Mooy (R) during the Russian Federation 2018 World Cup Group C football match between Australia and Peru at the Fisht Stadium in Sochi on June 26, 2018. (more...)
Arsenal told experienced Argentina star not for sale Arsenal told experienced Argentina star not for sale
- June 26, 2018

Banega is a player that Emery will know well through his time with Sevilla and wants to bring him to the Emirates. Although, Sevilla had an underwhelming season as Los Nervionenses settled at 7th spot in La Liga last season. Spanish publication Marca claims that Sevilla are growing increasingly anxious that Banega could soon lose the man who has a €20 million release clause in his contract. (more...)
Relatives of Thai teens trapped in cave turn to prayer Relatives of Thai teens trapped in cave turn to prayer
- June 26, 2018

A mother reported that her son did not return from football practice that day, setting off the search. Teams from the Royal Thai Navy had halted search efforts late on Monday, saying oxygen levels were low in some parts of the complex in the Tham Luang-Khun Nam Nang Noon forest park in the province. (more...)
WSU quarterback Tyler Hilinski suffered from CTE when he killed himself WSU quarterback Tyler Hilinski suffered from CTE when he killed himself
- June 26, 2018

In an interview on the Today Show on Tuesday, Mark and Kym Hilinski said the Mayo Clinic requested to do an autopsy on their son after his death. The report from the Mayo Clinic came back positive for CTE."They said the tau protein was something you would never see in someone who was 21 years old, but in a much more older, elderly man", Kym says in the documentary. (more...)
World Cup breaks penalty record with help of VAR World Cup breaks penalty record with help of VAR
- June 26, 2018

Spain have the advantage at the moment with one booking against the two of Portugal . The role of VAR goes a long way to explaining this trend, with seven penalties so far being awarded following a video review and VAR has also confirmed referees' decisions on the field on several occasions. (more...)
Ronaldo deserved red for elbow, says Iran coach Queiroz
- June 26, 2018

Police were first called to the Hotel Mercure at around 23:00 local time, when a first group of Iranian fans arrived at the hotel and began to sing. With the pressure off having both already qualified , . The VAR monitor-watchers - hilariously outfitted in referee uniforms as they sit in Moscow and study replays - contact the on-field referee when they think he has committed a howler, and he goes to see how badly he screwed up. (more...)
Australia have own concerns with Peru, not thinking about France
- June 26, 2018

Australia had needed to beat Peru and for France to defeat Denmark so the result was largely academic for the Socceroos. Australia vs Peru Live Score, FIFA World Cup 2018 Live Updates: Australia coach Bert van Marwijk made it clear Monday that what happens 1,000 miles (1,600 kilometers) away in Moscow doesn't matter if the Socceroos don't find a way to beat Peru . (more...)
Sonoma Raceway Cup picks and preview — Fantasy NASCAR Sonoma Raceway Cup picks and preview — Fantasy NASCAR
- June 26, 2018

Truex said he doesn't expect Busch or Harvick to be any less successful at Sonoma because of the switch to a road course. When Truex finally pitted, he got the fresh tires he needed to blow past Harvick for a sweet victory. CANADIAN SCARFACE: Pearn turned heads on pit row even before his strategy decisions thanks to a nasty-looking vertical scar running down his forehead. (more...)
Spain scores equalizer during stoppage time to draw Morocco, 2-2 Spain scores equalizer during stoppage time to draw Morocco, 2-2
- June 26, 2018

Russia's Denis Cheryshev and Spain's Diego Costa have three goals each behind them. Morocco returned to the pitch with renewed objective after the break, taking the play to Spain and Nordin Amrabat almost gave the North Africans the lead in the 56th minute when his thunderbolt from 25 yards clanged off the far post and crossbar. (more...)
No mercy for misfiring Messi, says Nigeria coach No mercy for misfiring Messi, says Nigeria coach
- June 26, 2018

Given that Musa was overlooked by Leicester coach Claude Puel in Premier League games last season, he went on loan to CSKA Moscow in a bid to prove to Rohr that he was worthy of holding down a place on Nigeria's World Cup squad. Nigeria's most recent encounter with Argentina came in November 2017, with the Super Eagles winning 4-2 in Krasnodar, thanks in part to a brace from Alex Iwobi. (more...)
Celtics reportedly ‘finalizing’ deal with EuroLeague guard Brad Wanamaker Celtics reportedly ‘finalizing’ deal with EuroLeague guard Brad Wanamaker
- June 26, 2018

Wanamaker, a Pennsylvania native, spent four years at the University of Pittsburgh before going undrafted in 2011. He has played for seven European teams since leaving college. Several teams have shown interest in Wanamaker over the previous two years, but the guard now will be joining a Boston backcourt that could be on the verge of losing Marcus Smart , who becomes a restricted free agent July 1. (more...)
Rockets reportedly confident they’ll re-sign Chris Paul Rockets reportedly confident they’ll re-sign Chris Paul
- June 26, 2018

But while the Rockets appear resigned to the fact that James won't be coming their way, they also remain fully confident that Paul is going nowhere. Remember, Houston came up just one win short of the NBA Finals, which probably would have led to a championship. (more...)
Denmark vs France - Preview, Live Match | 26 Jun 2018
- June 26, 2018

Denmark require just a point to join France in the knockout stages, and could even pip Les Bleus to top spot in Group C with a victory. France are very good on the counter with skilful players so we can't play the same way, we need to be strong defensively. (more...)

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