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Man Utd legend Ferdinand: Mourinho needs to work out Pogba Man Utd legend Ferdinand: Mourinho needs to work out Pogba
- July 16, 2018

The Portugal gaffer's comment come after England lost 2-0 to Belgium and finished fourth in Russian Federation. However, Mourinho was blunt in his assessment of Raheem while doing punditry on Russia's RT. "It is quite frustrating for Butland or Pope". Sterling was certainly on fire for Manchester City last season but couldn't replicate it at the World Cup for England. (more...)
Lyon chief discusses Liverpool and Manchester United target Fekir's future Lyon chief discusses Liverpool and Manchester United target Fekir's future
- July 16, 2018

Lyon talisman Nabil Fekir has reportedly agreed with club president Jean-Michel Aulas that he'll be allowed to re-open talks with Liverpool after his 2018 FIFA World Cup campaign with France is completed. Liverpool have been linked with a move to sign the 24-year-old Argentina global from Juventus this summer, in an attempt to bolster their attack. (more...)
Devine ton fetches New Zealand two consolation points Devine ton fetches New Zealand two consolation points
- July 16, 2018

In reply, New Zealand rode on Devine's 116-ball knock, studded with 12 fours and two sixes, to chase the total down with more than five overs to spare. The pair compiled their second century stand of the summer, inside the first 20 overs, as New Zealand's seamers were once again neutered as they ploughed a wide line and relied on errors that did not materialise. (more...)
Croatia’s president is against attempts to isolate Russian Federation
- July 16, 2018

Grabar-Kitarovic used Croatia's surprise success on the soccer field to raise her country's profile, posing in a red-and-white checkered team jersey on social media posts at every opportunity - and giving a team T-shirt to Trump when they met at North Atlantic Treaty Organisation last week. (more...)
President Emmanuel Macron leads France's World Cup celebrations President Emmanuel Macron leads France's World Cup celebrations
- July 16, 2018

Qatar's size, as well as its broiling temperatures and lack of ready stadium infrastructure, have prompted some to question the decision by Federation Internationale de Football Association, soccer's world governing body, to make it host. The next World Cup will be held in Qatar from 21 November to 18 December 2022. "Because of these measures (sanctions imposed over Russian activity in Ukraine) we are losing opportunities", the Hungarian leader said in comments reported by Russian news ... (more...)
Harry Kane joins illustrious list of World Cup Golden Boot winners Harry Kane joins illustrious list of World Cup Golden Boot winners
- July 16, 2018

France forward Antoine Griezmann is the runner-up, having scored four goals, Belgium forward Romelu Lukaku is on the third place as he scored four goals as well, but Griezmann made more assists. Kane matched the six goals scored by Gary Lineker in Mexico in 1986 to claim the accolade. "Set-plays are a big part of the game so if I score every goal from a set-play I'm not too bothered". (more...)
Strong reaction to Conor McGregor's World Cup final picture with Vladimir Putin Strong reaction to Conor McGregor's World Cup final picture with Vladimir Putin
- July 16, 2018

Thank you for being you! But eagle-eyed social media users couldn't help but notice the birthday cake behind him. Earlier, McGregor - who is reportedly nearing a return to the octagon - wrote: "Enjoying the World Cup final in Russian Federation". (more...)
Riyad Mahrez talks up former Leicester team-mate Harry Maguire Riyad Mahrez talks up former Leicester team-mate Harry Maguire
- July 16, 2018

Maguire scored in England's quarter-final victory over Sweden and emerged as one of Gareth Southgate's most reliable defenders as the Three Lions achieved their best performance at a World Cup since 1990. Mahrez is now looking forward to working with manager Pep Guardiola and the rest of the squad, who won the title with a record 100 points and 106 goals. (more...)
List equals course record to take one-shot lead at Scottish Open List equals course record to take one-shot lead at Scottish Open
- July 16, 2018

He summoned a rules official, told him what happened and was penalised. Rock has always been regarded as one of the best ball strikers on the European Tour though in recent years has become better known for his coaching work, including with 2014 Dunhill Links victor Oliver Wilson. (more...)
This Team Is ‘Strong Front-Runner’ To Land Carmelo Anthony This Team Is ‘Strong Front-Runner’ To Land Carmelo Anthony
- July 16, 2018

Anthony is owed almost $28 million for the upcoming National Basketball Association season and the Thunder are up against the cap. While Anthony looked like a shell of himself in his lone season in Oklahoma City, he reportedly still will have a number of suitors when he is either waived and stretched or bought out. (more...)
Some Tottenham fans unimpressed with Giroud's performance for France Some Tottenham fans unimpressed with Giroud's performance for France
- July 16, 2018

Luka Modric inspired Croatia to their 2-1 extra-time victory over England in the semi-finals, but Pogba insists it would be a mistake to consider him the only threat. Damir Vrbanovic has retained his position since being sentenced by a court in Croatia in June to a three-year jail term - though Article 68 of FIFA's disciplinary code bars officials "convicted of a criminal offense in the past five years". (more...)
Bulls working to sign restricted free agent Jabari Parker to offer sheet Bulls working to sign restricted free agent Jabari Parker to offer sheet
- July 16, 2018

It looks like Jabari Parker is headed to home to Chicago. Parker, 23, will return to Chicago, where he was the No. 1 recruit in America out of Simeon High School in 2013. He had his best season in 2016-17 - averaging 20.1 points, 6.2 rebounds and 2.8 assists in 51 games before suffering another knee injury. Parker even posed for pictures afterward. (more...)
Joy and agony for Aussie fans cheering teams in World Cup final Joy and agony for Aussie fans cheering teams in World Cup final
- July 16, 2018

Back then, many teams lagged far behind the best, leading to two 7-0 thrashings and a 9-0 game. "Congratulations to @equipedefrance for the World Cup title and second star after a great tournament - and great respect for #Croatia, a team that never gives up #FRACRO #WorldCupFinal2018". (more...)
Barcelona keen to sign Chelsea midfielder N'Golo Kante Barcelona keen to sign Chelsea midfielder N'Golo Kante
- July 16, 2018

Kante has been an ever-present in the France midfield, as the club surged to the final of the competition in impressive fashion. If you told Kante a few years ago that he'd be attracting interest from a club like Barcelona , he probably would have laughed in your face. (more...)
How to watch France vs. Croatia in English or Spanish How to watch France vs. Croatia in English or Spanish
- July 15, 2018

And on Sunday, Harry Kane and his England team-mates were pictured on the team bus leaving the ForRestMix Club Hotel, where they had stayed throughout the tournament. Thousands of Croat fans are expected to come to the main Zagreb square in the early afternoon when the players are due to arrive. We are motivated, Belgium , we already won in Russian Federation. (more...)
VAR means the end of offside goals - Federation Internationale de Football Association president Gianni Infantino VAR means the end of offside goals - Federation Internationale de Football Association president Gianni Infantino
- July 15, 2018

As well as the invite to London, the boys also have a standing invitation from Manchester United and several World Cup stars have expressed their desire to send them football kit, including England defender Kyle Walker. It had fully reviewed with the match referee a total of 19 decisions in the 62 matches to date and had corrected 16 decisions which were initially wrong. (more...)
Mike Matheny fired as St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Matheny fired as St. Louis Cardinals manager
- July 15, 2018

The team also fired hitting coaches John Mabry , a close ally of Matheny, and Bill Mueller . Kind of disappointing from a Cubs fan perspective, as we all know that he was a awful manager and whatever talent the Cardinals have had has been wasted with Matheny in charge. (more...)
Modric wins 2018 World Cup Golden Ball Modric wins 2018 World Cup Golden Ball
- July 15, 2018

When someone asked him about his small frame, Modric looked a little surprised. "You don't have to be a strapping lad to play football". Now placed 20th in world rankings, Zlatko Dalic's side are the lowest-ranked to reach a World Cup final , and the 13th different nation to do so. (more...)
Gareth Southgate ‘incredibly proud’ as England bow out of World Cup Gareth Southgate ‘incredibly proud’ as England bow out of World Cup
- July 15, 2018

We have a chance to be involved with people's lives and bringing happiness to millions and we've lifted some of the gloom in this country. "It's been really nice". We felt having got that far we could nearly touch the World Cup, and we didn't get through. I'm thinking about the Tunisia game, when we kept going to get a late victor. (more...)
Modric, Perisic blast England for undermining Croatia following semi final victory Modric, Perisic blast England for undermining Croatia following semi final victory
- July 15, 2018

England are in the last four of the World Cup for the first time since losing to Germany on penalties in 1990. But Croatia summoned the strength to come back in the second half, equalising through Ivan Perisic before Mario Mandzukic got the victor in the 109th minute. (more...)
VAR used for first time in World Cup final VAR used for first time in World Cup final
- July 15, 2018

They have the players who can produce spellbinding football but they've done that in only some fleeting moments, just enough to see them reach the final. Cameroon sent famed striker Roger Milla to try to persuade Samuel Umtiti to play for them. Both act as the ideal foil for the more creative players around them but, in truth, Giroud is a much better striker with only Henry, Michel Platini and David Trezeguet scoring more than his 31 worldwide goals. (more...)
Made in Switzerland, Croatia's Rakitic on cusp of World Cup glory
- July 15, 2018

On Saturday, Belgium beat England 2-0 in the World Cup third-place play-off on Saturday to secure their best-ever finish at a World Cup and send Gareth Southgate's side home with a second straight loss. They could also have a Golden Boot victor in their midst given the fact Harry Kane's six goals put him in a strong position ahead of Sunday's final - not that it makes the captain immune from criticism. (more...)
Manchester United's Jose Mourinho to rest World Cup stars in Prem opener Manchester United's Jose Mourinho to rest World Cup stars in Prem opener
- July 15, 2018

Each of their three knockout games have gone to extra time. Manchester United manager, Jose Mourinho has revealed what will happen to World Cup stars in his team at the beginning of the Premier League season. "Perisic is the kind of winger that is different to the others". "Normally you look at wingers and they are just fast and creative". Writing in the Sunday Times , Liverpool legend Graeme Souness said Perisic would improve United's squad. (more...)
Pakistan thrashes Zimbabwe in 1st ODI by 201 runs, as Imam shines Pakistan thrashes Zimbabwe in 1st ODI by 201 runs, as Imam shines
- July 15, 2018

Pakistan: Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Babar Azam , Asif Ali, Sarfraz Ahmed (c & wk), Mohammad Nawaz, Shadab Khan , Faheem Ashraf, Mohammad Amir, Junaid Khan, Usman Khan, Yasir Shah , Hasan Ali, Haris Sohail. (more...)
FIFA announce winter dates for 2022 World Cup in Qatar FIFA announce winter dates for 2022 World Cup in Qatar
- July 15, 2018

The VAR is not changing football .it's cleaning it up and making it more honest and transparent, and helping referees make the right decisions, ' Infantino continued. Infantino stated that VAR had "educated" footballers, as being monitored by VAR cameras deterred them from resorting to violence. "It is hard to think of the World Cup without VAR, it has been certainly a more just competition.The goal scored from an offside position is finished in football, at least in football with VAR", ... (more...)
Fans come down hard on England captain Kane Fans come down hard on England captain Kane
- July 15, 2018

Grabar-Kitarovic said she would probably give a Croatia jersey to her French counterpart Emmanuel Macron after sending one to Russian President Vladimir Putin and giving one to British Prime Minister Theresa May earlier in the tournament. The victor of the 2018 World Cup will get $38 million from a $400 million Federation Internationale de Football Association prize fund, while the runner-up will get $28 million, Federation Internationale de Football Association announced back in October, ... (more...)
I'd rather lose than win with this France team, Hazard I'd rather lose than win with this France team, Hazard
- July 15, 2018

France was a slight favorite to beat Belgium at the Saint-Petersburg Stadium in Saint Petersburg on Tuesday, July 10, and they justified the role with a 1-0 win. Henry, World Cup victor in 1998 with Les Bleus , is assistant coach to Roberto Martinez, manager of Belgium . On the brink of their first ever World Cup final, Belgium were knocked out of the 2018 World Cup in the semi-final against France on Tuesday night. (more...)
Serena Williams Loses Wimbledon Final - Her Husband Declares: 'She's Just Getting Started' Serena Williams Loses Wimbledon Final - Her Husband Declares: 'She's Just Getting Started'
- July 15, 2018

Williams only gave birth to daughter Alexis Olympia 10 months ago, and while she looked close to her best at times throughout the fortnight, she could not find her A game against fellow former world number one Kerber. "I think these two weeks have really showed me that I can compete". Serena Williams' husband posted a heartfelt message on social media following the tennis star's loss to Angelique Kerber in the final at Wimbledon. (more...)
He’s back: Djokovic tops Nadal to reach 5th Wimbledon final He’s back: Djokovic tops Nadal to reach 5th Wimbledon final
- July 15, 2018

The gentleman pro from Johannesburg came through for a 7-6 (8-6), 6-7 (5-7), 6-7 (9-11), 6-4, 26-24 win in 6 hours and 36 minutes of action, the longest semifinal here at the All England Club. Tennis legend and current commentator John McEnroe renewed his own calls for a change to Wimbledon's rules , both to keep the sport entertaining and also out of fairness to the players competing. (more...)
Jorginho and Maurizio Sarri set for Chelsea debuts in Australia Jorginho and Maurizio Sarri set for Chelsea debuts in Australia
- July 15, 2018

Chelsea hope that Sarri's appointment and Jorginho's likely arrival, coupled with further signings to come, will help convince Eden Hazard to spurn interest from Real Madrid and sign a new long-term contract at Stamford Bridge. But with Chelsea now having snapped up the Serie A club's former boss Maurizio Sarri , they could go back in for the towering centre-back. Chelsea hailed Sarri's "scintillating brand of expansive, attacking football" in their announcement, sentiments ... (more...)

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