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Cisse however agrees that after five defeats in the six games featuring African teams, the hunt for glory could take some time . Fastidious Japanese fans took a brief break from celebrating a historic and shock World Cup victory over Colombia to clean up rubbish discarded on the floor of the stadium, earning them praise and inspiring other nations to follow suit.
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    FIFA probes chants by Mexico fans for homophobia

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    Understandably, plenty of people in Mexico City, their eyes glued to giant television screens in squares and public parks, went bananas. "From now on, we only have finals". The win has also helped Mexican fans move beyond the team's recent indiscretions. Lozano, a 22-year-old forward from the Dutch league nicknamed "Chucky", got Mexico going with a deflected shot over the bar in the first minute.
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    How does Kawhi Leonard's situation affect LeBron James?

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    However, now is a chance for the Raptors, under new head coach Nick Nurse, to create a new look team featuring Kawhi Leonard . Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports that he wants to play in his hometown of Los Angeles and preferably represent the Lakers.
  • Kane double gives England victory over Tunisia

    Kane double gives England victory over Tunisia

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    And fans could not hide their delight after the final whistle, cheering and singing loudly. Raheem Sterling , Jesse Lingard and Harry Kane. "You go until the last second", Kane said, "and I'm absolutely buzzing". He said: "He (Kane) is a top, top striker isn't he". Pockets of seats were left empty in the 45,000-seater Volgograd Arena, with the official attendance reaching 41,064.
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    Given the Argentina captain's unspectacular record from the spot, some supporters expected Sergio Aguero, who opened the scoring, to take the penalty but Messi pulled rank. "We were disciplined, we were well-deployed and we deservedly won". "I don't blame the players". Lack of preparation is the only thing to blame for the result.
  • Belgium live up to hype with 3-0 win over Panama

    Belgium live up to hype with 3-0 win over Panama

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    Panama are in Group G alongside Belgium , England and Tunisia . Gomez said Panama won't be trying anything but defending against the talented Belgians, and admitted that scoring goals has been a weakness of his team entering the tournament.
  • Croatia striker sent home for refusing to play against Super Eagles

    Croatia striker sent home for refusing to play against Super Eagles

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    At 30-years-old, it remains a question as to whether or not Kalinic will ever don a national jersey again. "However, he said he wasn't ready to go on because he felt a back problem". Kalinic spent last season at the San Siro, scoring six goals in 41 appearances, after netting 33 times during two seasons with Fiorentina. The news will sour what had been a positive start to the tournament after Luka Modric had scored from the penalty spot to seal all three points for Croatia after an ...
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    Mexico World Cup goal celebrations showed up on seismograph

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    Both literally and figuratively. In defeat, Germany failed to score in an opening game at a World Cup for the first time since 1978, while Mexico extend their first-fixture unbeaten streak to six matches. "I believe we have a relatively young team here". The game saw four yellow cards being handed out - three for Switzerland (Lichtsteiner, Schar and Behrami) and one for Brazil (Casemiro).
  • Egypt ’keeper Mohamed El-Shenawy turns down beer-sponsored World Cup award

    Egypt ’keeper Mohamed El-Shenawy turns down beer-sponsored World Cup award

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    The Liverpool forward was forced off in the first half of his club's Champions League final defeat to Real Madrid last month due to a shoulder injury. " Russia's game is fateful and hard because of our defeat against Uruguay", said Leheta. Denis Cheryshev scored twice in a flying start for the hosts against Saudi Arabia .
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    Porter being considered as a top five pick truly displays the potential teams see in him, especially without proving himself to be a dominant college basketball player this past season. Despite his lack of playing time, Porter is expected to be one of the first seven players selected in the draft, with some reports suggesting the Sacramento Kings are considering him with the #2 overall pick.
  • France awarded penalty in first VAR overrule at World Cup

    France awarded penalty in first VAR overrule at World Cup

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    Nonetheless, the Manchester United midfielder was praised by his club manager, who applauded his player's role as a box-to-box midfielder in the build-up to the goal. With nine minutes left to play Pogba scored the victor when his flicked ball was deflected in by Aziz Behich . Technology was again called on to confirm the entire ball crossed the goal-line, leaving Australia's players distraught.
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    Ronaldo's third goal at Fisht Stadium was a remarkable 88th-minute free kick that salvaged the draw. His first goal came against Czech Republic at the 2006 World Cup, before following that up with the first goal of the African Nations Cup in 2008, against Guinea.
  • Driver detained after crashing taxi into pedestrians in Red Square

    Driver detained after crashing taxi into pedestrians in Red Square

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    A medical source cited by Interfax said none of the people hospitalised was critically injured. The footage showed bystanders trying to pull open the driver's door, and the driver then jumping out of the cab and running away. Mexico's embassy in Moscow said two of its citizens were among those injured. Moscow city authorities identified the driver as a 28-year-old national of the central Asian republic of Kyrgyzstan who was taken into police custody for questioning.
  • Woods starts with birdie in 2nd round of US Open

    Woods starts with birdie in 2nd round of US Open

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    While numerous golfers who were near the top of the leaderboard entering the third round had a hard time Saturday, Tony Finau and Daniel Berger played their way into contention with matching rounds of four-under 66. "It's certainly not meant that way", he said. "In that situation, I would gladly take the two shots". With the two-stroke penalty Mickelson took a sextuple bogey 10.
  • Odemwingie blames team selection for Eagles’ defeat to Croatia

    Odemwingie blames team selection for Eagles’ defeat to Croatia

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    More solid hold-up play from Mandzukic fed Ante Rebic, whose effort deflected wide, with Croatia scoring the opening goal from the resulting set-piece in the 32nd minute. But what other things did we learn from the game? Modric steps up and coolly fires a low penalty into the left-hand corner he is facing. Andrej Kramaric looped a header onto the roof of the net and half-time arrived with neither team having officially registered a shot on target.
  • Salah nearly 100% likely to face Uruguay

    Salah nearly 100% likely to face Uruguay

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    Although Uruguay won the game, with the incident initially going unpunished, the Uruguayans were beaten 2-0 by South American rivals Colombia in the last-16 with Suarez watching from home. And if it does turn out there's an issue at the last minute we'll consider it and see if it can be resolved". Salah trained on the Ekaterinburg Arena pitch with his teammates as planned half an hour later; he was noticeably reluctant to join in with a series of "windmill" arm movement exercises early on ...
  • Phoenix Suns are another team worth watching for Kawhi Leonard

    Phoenix Suns are another team worth watching for Kawhi Leonard

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    Leonard's future with the Spurs is now unclear after a weird year that saw him make just nine appearances under Gregg Popovich due to a mystery quadriceps injury. Kawhi Leonard is apparently unhappy with his situation in San Antonio , after all . They could still make the offer to Leonard before honoring his wishes for a trade.
  • India vs Afghanistan Test - Day 1 Scorecard

    India vs Afghanistan Test - Day 1 Scorecard

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    But growing up in a tough environment where such militant attacks were common did not deter spin sensation Khan. "As a Test team we can not take anyone for granted because cricket is a amusing game". Having played worldwide games in Noida and Dehradun, along with countless IPL matches, should make the conditions they will face in Bangalore familiar to the Afghanistan players.
  • Maxis proud to bring 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ to more Malaysians

    Maxis proud to bring 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ to more Malaysians

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    If you have satellite or cable TV, look for your local Fox station or Fox Sports . To sign up, just go to DirecTV Now website and click the "Get One Week Free" button on the right. There are also streaming services like Hulu Live , YouTube TV , Fubo or Sony's PlayStation Vue service - all of which include some or all of the World Cup's USA carriers.