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Despite this, club President Aulas has refused to rule out a departure for Fekir amid reports of interest from Real Madrid . In the meantime, there have been suggestions that he could be up for grabs for the very same reason, although it remains to be seen how his role changes under Julen Lopetegui.
  • Rudy doubt for Germany with broken nose

    Rudy doubt for Germany with broken nose

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    The ESPN FC panel share their thoughts on Germany's last-minute win against Sweden , a decision that brought them back from the brink of a World Cup exit. "I hope that the fans understand the mentality this squad has, we really don't fear anyone, without wanting to sound arrogant", midfielder Guardado told reporters.
  • Maradona to Messi: 'I love you as always'

    Maradona to Messi: 'I love you as always'

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    Messi also played for Argentina when it lost the Copa America final in 2007 - when he didn't shoulder much blame because of his youth - and in 2015 and 2016. Argentina didn't enter this World Cup as a favorite, having struggled in qualifying and gotten thumped, 6-1, by Spain in a March friendly while Messi watched while recovering from injury.
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    How to watch Iran vs

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    Portugal will be hoping not only to win but to produce a performance more convincing than the turgid fare they produced in Wednesday's 1-0 win over Morocco. Iran , who beat Morocco 1-0 before falling to Spain by the same scoreline, must beat Portugal to reach the latter stages of the World Cup for the first time .
  • Lahiri Starts Travelers Championships with 3-under 69; Spieth in Lead

    Lahiri Starts Travelers Championships with 3-under 69; Spieth in Lead

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    Brian Harman shot a 4-under 66 on Friday to move to 10-under par and then watched that hold up for the second-round lead in the Travelers Championship , thanks in part to a 10-second rule. I know Sergio had a pretty good look to win the tournament in regulation. "That's as good an up and down as I've ever witnessed or performed". Watson carded a seven-under-par 63, highlighting his performance with a three-foot birdie at the final hole at TPC River Highlands after nearly sinking his approach.
  • Kosovo-Tied Swiss Players Criticized For Albania Gesture At World Cup Game

    Kosovo-Tied Swiss Players Criticized For Albania Gesture At World Cup Game

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    Serbia", Fifa said in a statement sent to journalists on Saturday. The Swiss came from behind to record a 2-1 win over the Serbians on Friday and boosted their chances of qualifying for the last 16. In a statement posted on its website Sunday, the Football Association of Serbia said it submitted to FIFA "seven videos that clearly showed tendency in officiating of the referee Brych to the detriment of our national team".
  • Lionel Messi to get special gift from Moscow

    Lionel Messi to get special gift from Moscow

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    Various high-profile Argentina players including Barcelona talisman Lionel Messi and Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero are reportedly set to quit global football after a poor display at the FIFA World Cup 2018 group stage in Russian Federation.
  • Neymar can't take sole responsibility for Brazil: Coach

    Neymar can't take sole responsibility for Brazil: Coach

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    The world's most expensive player scored Brazil's second stoppage-time goal and was in tears at the full-time whistle. A dogged defensive display forced Brazil to wait until the 91st minute for Coutinho to find the breakthrough, although Costa Rica crafted a few chances of their own - leaving Ruiz to wonder what might have been.
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    Saudi Arabia 1 Egypt 1

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    El-Hadary wasn't simply out on the field to set a record. Saudi Arabia enters the match in Volgograd having yet to score in the competition after a 5-0 loss to Russian Federation and a 1-0 setback vs. Egypt has included Liverpool striker Mohamed Salah in their squad in the final match of the tournament for the two already-eliminated teams . A lengthy VAR review upheld the initial call, and El Hadary was beaten this time by Salman Al Faraj, making the score 1-1 going into halftime.
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    Thiago Silva "Saddened" Having Been Insulted By Neymar During Costa Rica Game

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    Brazil defender Thiago Silva said Neymar insulted him during the game against Costa Rica. And for 90 minutes against Costa Rica, it was more of the same. The Brazilian camp were unhappy with the treatment Neymar received in the Swiss game, when statistics showed he was fouled 10 times. Despite the on-field spat, Brazil recovered against Costa Rica with Philippe Coutinho scoring in the first minute of injury time and Neymar adding another six minutes later.
  • World Cup qualifying scenarios for every team before final group games

    World Cup qualifying scenarios for every team before final group games

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    Russian Federation and Uruguay are both already through to the round of 16 and play each other at 2am on Tuesday (NZ time) to see who tops the group. The Atletico Madrid defender, who scored Uruguay's opening goal of the World Cup in the 1-0 win over Egypt, has been sidelined with a thigh injury.
  • Mexico fans celebrate second consecutive win in World Cup

    Mexico fans celebrate second consecutive win in World Cup

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    After his disappointing performance against Mexico , Mesut Ozil was relegated to the bench and played no part in the match, despite the fact that Germany were clearly lacking a creative spark in the final third during the second half. But Durmaz is fully behind the complaints", Sjostrand said via a statement. "It is completely unacceptable". The result sets up an exciting Group F finale, with Mexico leading the pack with six points after a 2-1 win over South Korea, and Germany and ...
  • Argentina to axe Sergio Aguero against Nigeria

    Argentina to axe Sergio Aguero against Nigeria

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    Super Eagles defender, Leon Balogun has spoken up on their final Group D 2018 World Cup game against Argentina . The 2014 World Cup finalist's squad in his turmoil with Jorge Sampaoli under extreme pressure after a 3-0 loss to Croatia left Argentina on the brink of an early exit in Russian Federation.
  • How World Cup Group Play Is Shaking Out

    How World Cup Group Play Is Shaking Out

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    Spain: Will qualify unless they lose to Morocco , by more than one goal and Portugal fail to beat Iran . Mexico need only a draw against Sweden on Wednesday while a win would see them top the group with maximum points. Croatia will top the group if they beat or draw with Iceland . Nigeria will be buoyed by their victory over Iceland and a win against a shambolic-looking Argentina will secure them a spot in the knockout stages.
  • Lukaku breaks Belgium record against Tunisia

    Lukaku breaks Belgium record against Tunisia

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    Though Belgium is a long way from a first World Cup title, it is has looked like the most complete attacking force in Russian Federation. Lukaku scored his seconf goal in this game before the first half ends. Belgium's at-times sloppy passing and repeated loss of possession by their holding midfielders against Tunisia may be lost amid the enthusiasm of their big victory which all but assures them a spot in the knockout stage.
  • Mascherano: No Crisis In Argentina Camp, Coach Sampaoli Still In Charge

    Mascherano: No Crisis In Argentina Camp, Coach Sampaoli Still In Charge

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    On Thursday they staged an epic second half collapse on their way to losing 3-0 to Croatia. He said he would bring along other Argentina greats of the past for the motivational talk. I don't know if the word would be absent, if that is how I saw Messi. And perhaps the most striking observation you can make between the two at the World Cup , is their contrasting reactions to their national anthems.
  • Mohamed Salah considering retirement over political controversy with Chechen leader

    Mohamed Salah considering retirement over political controversy with Chechen leader

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    CNN first reported that Salah is contemplating quitting the Egyptian National Team because he feels that he's been treated like a political pawn in Chechnya; site of the Pharaohs World Cup training base. Kadyrov posed with Salah and Hany Abo Ride, chairman of Egypt's football federation for pictures. Kadyrov has since declared Salah to be an honorary citizen of Chechnya in a ceremony with the player.
  • Hamilton defends Vettel after latest error

    Hamilton defends Vettel after latest error

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    He was controlling the pace. "That's what they said to me in the beginning of the season, I think you should do the same, and of course Seb shouldn't do anything, he should just drive again and learn from this and go on". Vettel had to serve a five seconds penalty, which he took at his second pit stop. "I was confident I could improve for the final attempt", Vettel said about his last flying lap that came up short.
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    Hanley Ramirez "eyed" in federal and state investigation

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    Investigative journalist Michele McPhee tweeted on Friday that the first baseman is 'being eyed in connection with an ongoing federal and state investigation.' She later elaborated on The Baseball Reporters show on local Boston sports radio station, The Sports Hub .
  • Lewandowski's World Cup tweet to Rodriguez past year spectacularly backfires

    Lewandowski's World Cup tweet to Rodriguez past year spectacularly backfires

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    Colombia , for the part played 87 minutes in their opening match with 10 men after Carlos Sanchez was shown the second-fastest World Cup red card in history. It was a much improved performance by Colombia following the disappointing 2-1 defeat by Japan in their Group H opener and will give their fans hope they can at least match their run to the quarter-finals in 2014.
  • Harry Kane now top scorer, sets new record against Panama

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    Kane's hat-trick was completed in freakish fashion in the 62nd minute after a Ruben Loftus-Cheek deflected off the English captain's heel into the net. Even accounting for soft opposition in the World Cup debutants and Tunisia before that, England's record so far contrasts starkly to four years ago when they were already eliminated after just two games in Brazil .
  • Brooks Koepka Wins Back-to-Back U.S. Open Championships

    Brooks Koepka Wins Back-to-Back U.S. Open Championships

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    Coming off Brooks Koepka's 16-under par victory previous year at Erin Hills, tied with Rory McIlroy's 2011 win at Congressional for the lowest winning score to par , the firm and fast conditions paired with 20 miles per hour wind gusts at Shinnecock Hills seemed to be the flawless rebuttal from the USGA.
  • Marin Cilic and Novak Djokovic set for Queen's final after semifinal wins

    Marin Cilic and Novak Djokovic set for Queen's final after semifinal wins

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    It was something of a return to form for the 12-time grand slam champion this week though, and he could easily have won in what was his 99th career final, but he missed that match point in the second set. The Frenchman resolutely denied Djokovic at 2-2 and 3-3 before the three-time Wimbledon champion finally broke through with some of his best groundstrokes of the match to take a 5-4 lead.
  • England Through To Knockout Stages Of World Cup

    England Through To Knockout Stages Of World Cup

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    Lingard found the net with a wonder strike from long-range before Stones grabbed his second for the Three Lions with his head. "There's still a long way to go", the 24-year-old said. England will next face Belgium in their final group game and will be aiming to win in order to finish top. 'Clinical is what we were asking for and they've done that and they've been fantastic to a man.
  • Confident Japan keen to flaunt attack against Senegal

    Confident Japan keen to flaunt attack against Senegal

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    He added that the Senegalese have some unique qualities, including including individual player' abilities, which the Samurai Blue should be cautious about. The African side had retaken the lead in the 70th minute in what is a crucial Group H fixture for qualification. No Asian nation has ever won both of their opening two games at a World Cup tournament before.
  • Gomez: Leaked England team gives Panama no advantage

    Gomez: Leaked England team gives Panama no advantage

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    For someone to do that and try to help me as a young player, it says a lot about the person. Sterling's time may still come but it appears as if Rashford is set to be given the nod by Southgate and he surely won't let anyone down, particularly against a Panama side that are arguably the worst team at this World Cup .