by | June 20, 2018 | 11:43

World Cup hosts Russian Federation have one foot in the last 16 after a resounding 3-1 win over Egypt on Tuesday, despite the presence of Mohamed Salah in the Egyptian lineup. Then, Denis Cheryshev and Artem Dzyuba netted twice in three minutes to extinguish nearly all of Egypt's remaining hope. For as poor as Saudi Arabia were in the opening game of the 2018 World Cup, Russia could only beat what was put in front of them and looked pretty impressive in doing so.

by | June 20, 2018 | 09:50

And it was a former Blade in Harry Maguire who headed the ball down to Kane from the corner to set up the iconic goal. England can't expect to win this World Cup unless at least one of them is able to relieve the pressure on Kane by finding their goal scoring touch in Russian Federation.

by | June 20, 2018 | 09:42

It looked as though England would surpass the 500-run mark, as captain Eoin Morgan joined in the fun with a 21-ball half century - the fastest ever by an English ODI batsmen, before Hales brought up the world record with a massive six off Jhye Richardson to the delight of a sell-out crowd.

by | June 20, 2018 | 07:47

Colombia's Carlos Sanchez received a red card for blocking Kagawa's shot on goal with his extended right arm. Carlos Sanchez was dismissed for handball as Japan won the penalty from which Shinji Kagawa gave them the lead and, although Juan Quintero levelled, Yuya Osako headed the victor after the break.

by | June 20, 2018 | 07:28

A sold-out Sunday at Nottingham's Nature Valley Open will see home interests represented in each final as British No1 Johanna Konta , 2016 Wimbledon mixed doubles champion Heather Watson , and Dan Evans all in action on Centre Court.

by | June 20, 2018 | 06:07

Late in the second-half, Krychowiak redeemed himself as he headed home from a 15-yard free-kick but it was a little too late for Poland . The matchup presents a marquee individual showdown between Poland striker Robert Lewandowski and Senegal center back Kalidou Koulibaly .

by | June 20, 2018 | 05:54

Philippe Coutinho handed Brazil the lead with an in-swinging, dipping free-kick in the 20th minute. Brazil felt Zuber pushed Miranda to create space in the box before beating Alisson with his headed effort at Rostov Arena, but the goal survived a VAR review.

by | June 19, 2018 | 09:33

Nearly a rerun of last week. I have no doubt that we are getting players more equipped with skills to attack better, and the franchises in Super Rugby and the Pro14 are now all playing their part'. "Unfortunately it has gone on a bit longer, but we'll get out of it". Former England scrum-half Matt Dawson raised doubts about Jones' future in his post-match analysis on 5 live.

by | June 19, 2018 | 09:32

Denis Cheryshev, meanwhile, is expected to start after impressing off the bench against Saudi Arabia. African superstar Mohamed Salah , who has been breaking records left, right and centre for Liverpool , has now been criticised before likely making his first 2018 FIFA World Cup appearance for Egypt on Tuesday.

by | June 19, 2018 | 09:31

The fact is that Arsenal are refusing to budge on their position vis-a-vis the terms of Wilshere's new contract that would see him take a 20% cut to pocket a modest £100,000-a-week. But Crystal Palace also have reason to believe they have a good chance of signing the Arsenal academy graduate this summer too. The wing-wizard, who has two years remaining on his contract at the Bridge, played 90 minutes as Brazil were held to a frustrating 1-1 draw with Switzerland on Sunday night.

by | June 19, 2018 | 09:00

Short is no longer available for the tournament after being selected for Australia A's tour of India in August and September. Warner, who accepted a 12-month sanction following his role in the Cape Town ball-tampering scandal earlier this year, is set to make a return to cricket in Canada's inaugural Global T20 tournament for the Winnipeg Hawks later this month alongside Steve Smith, who will also make his cricket comeback.

by | June 19, 2018 | 08:41

With Panama forced to throw more bodies forward, they were punished on the break a quarter of an hour from the end. The Red Devils of Belgium are one of the title contenders this time around, with many experts picking them to go all the way.

by | June 19, 2018 | 08:12

Germany will need to bounce back when they face Sweden on Saturday and their World Cup winning manger has urged his players to quickly regain their focus. Mexico held on for a famous win, prompting wild, delirious celebratory scenes at the final whistle. And when Hirving "Chucky" Lozano shattered the first-half deadlock - the only breakthrough needed during a 1-0 stunner - you probably would have felt the splash of Azteca's beer-spraying tradition, a sheet of suds splashing below.

by | June 19, 2018 | 07:26

But their performance against Mexico was well below par, raising questions about their title chances and piling pressure on them to win their two remaining Group F games against Sweden and South Korea. On Sunday, a monitoring group in Mexico City observed a small natural disaster with "artificial" origins. The Mexican team, known as El Tri , or "the Tri" because its uniform carries the three colours of the Mexican flag, has not progressed past the World Cup last 16 in 28 years.

by | June 19, 2018 | 06:46

The aircraft's landing took place in a routine fashion. The videos uploaded to twitter show fire shooting from the engines underneath the wings. The Saudi Football Federation posted videos the playing filmed re-assuring the public that they landed safely and no one was hurt in the incident.

by | June 19, 2018 | 06:17

Granqvist took full advantage, rolling the ball into the bottom corner to score Sweden's first goal in 402 minutes of global football and secure a crucial three points. But the Sweden coach was wary when asked about the chances of knocking out Joachim Loew's side, adding: "We are going to prepare and wait and see".

by | June 19, 2018 | 05:36

Happily everything worked well. He revealed that he and his co-drivers had already given up on trying to beat teammates Fernando Alonso , Sebastien Buemi and Kazuki Nakajima by this point of the race. "Finally", exclaimed Nakajima, who had the honour of taking the vehicle across the finish line. Sebastien Buemi set the quickest race lap during the opening stint with a 3:17.658, while the best single-lap pace from a non-hybrid vehicle was a 3:20.046, recorded by Neel Jani in the No.

by | June 19, 2018 | 05:26

Reports surfaced over the weekend that Leonard is determined to play elsewhere despite an Express-News report earlier that said a plan is in place for the All-Star to sit down and discuss "any issues or concerns Leonard may have". "Several league sources told me they anticipate Suns general manager Ryan McDonough to probe a Leonard deal using the no. 1 pick", O'Connor wrote .

by | June 19, 2018 | 05:20

Maradona would have no doubt been disappointed to see his country draw 1-1 with Iceland during their opening game in Russian Federation, but after this incident he may have greater concerns. And most recently, France lost in the 2016 European Championship Final against Portugal in a match they were supposed to win. "The first match is always the most hard".

by | June 19, 2018 | 04:33

Mindful of Ronaldo's hat-trick for Portugal against Spain on Friday and doubles for Spaniard Diego Costa, also in that match, and Belgium's Romelu Lukaku, Kane is the first England player to score twice in a World Cup game since Gary Lineker in 1990.