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Sports Iran keeps World Cup dream alive after losing heartbreaker to Spain
Author: 0 Iran keeps World Cup dream alive after losing heartbreaker to Spain

A frustrated Spain global had a few words to say about Carlos Queiroz's Iran , criticising the former Bafana Bafana coach's team for their negative tactics in La Furja Roja's 1-0 win in Kazan on Wednesday. It was boring, ugly tedious 90 minutes, but Spain eventually emerged winners through a deflected Diego Costa goal. The Manchester City midfield orchestrator was everywhere and at the heart of La Roja's dominance on Wednesday night, but it took Spain time to breach Iran's ...

Sports Teranga Lions eye another win against Japan
Author: 0 Teranga Lions eye another win against Japan

We face realities that are not there in other continents. "It's true I'm the only black coach in this World Cup , but really these are debates that disturb me", he told reporters, as quoted by AS. Winless in their six previous World Cup games on European soil, Japan went ahead in the opening minutes thanks to a Shinji Kagawa penalty. Thus far, the World Cup has been hard to predict, with some of the best teams falling to underdogs and confounding the experts.

Sports England players race inflatable unicorns in hotel swimming pool at World Cup
Author: 0 England players race inflatable unicorns in hotel swimming pool at World Cup

There's plenty of goals I've seen all over this team and I think if everyone's chipping in and pulling in the same direction it just sets us up right for the next game". "That will continue to happen now throughout the tournament, I'll have to keep doing that sort of recovery and stuff in order to stay in shape for the games".

Sports Signs bad for Messi's last chance to emulate Maradona
Author: 0 Signs bad for Messi's last chance to emulate Maradona

Argentina continue their World Cup campaign with a clash against Croatia on Thursday. "His aim is to bring the Cup home, to win the World Cup", Cuccittini said in an appearance on El Trece television show "Diario de Mariana". "Leo is a divine son, a attractive brother, a better father and an incredible husband", she said. "We have to look forward and win the next match against Croatia".

Sports Japan beat 10-man Colombia in another World Cup upset
Author: 0 Japan beat 10-man Colombia in another World Cup upset

Japan and Senegal supporters at the FIFA World Cup in Russian Federation have become a viral hit after they were filmed cleaning up the stadium after their respective matches. No African side has ever reached the World Cup semi-finals, and the continent has produced only three quarter-finalists. "There's definitely been a decline", said former Nigeria global Peter Odemwingie, who played at the last two World Cups and is now working as a BBC pundit in Russian Federation.

Sports Uruguay Eye Win In Luis Suarez's 100th International Match
Author: 0 Uruguay Eye Win In Luis Suarez's 100th International Match

Uruguay snuck by the Egyptians via a late set-piece goal in their opening match of the tournament and went back to the well for their first against the Asian side after 23 minutes . Al-Owais - winning only his second cap after replacing Abdullah Al-Muaiouf in goal - completely missed a floated Carlos Sanchez corner and Suarez tapped in his 52nd global goal unmarked at the back post.

Sports Phil Mickelson wasn't DQ'd at U.S. Open, but should be embarrassed
Author: 0 Phil Mickelson wasn't DQ'd at U.S. Open, but should be embarrassed

A loophole that some will consider against the general ethos of the game, Mickelson confirmed that there were "multiple times he wanted to do it" before today's incident on the 13th. "John Daly's reputation took a hit after what he did at Pinehurst in '99, and I fear it will be the same for Phil", said former US Golf Association executive director David Fay.

Sports Dwight Howard headed from Charlotte Hornets to Brooklyn Nets
Author: 0 Dwight Howard headed from Charlotte Hornets to Brooklyn Nets

Howard's decision to stay in Orlando marked the beginning of the vagabond stage of his career. While the lesser details (ahem, players) have changed, there are some constants: It's another offseason of Dwight Howard changing National Basketball Association teams, and the second consecutive summer he's been traded on June 20, for just a fraction of his value as a player.

Sports Croatia confirm Kalinic's World Cup is over
Author: 0 Croatia confirm Kalinic's World Cup is over

According to the Croatian online 24sata.hr Kalinic are more likely to be expelled from Croatia, and the final decision will be announced tonight. Croatia beat Nigeria 2-0 in a Group D bout Saturday in Kaliningrad , Russia. The same happened against Brazil (at Anfield) and also at training yesterday. However, after he issued his statement he refused to answer questions regarding the departure of Kalinic.

Sports Salah returns but Egypt lose 3-1
Author: 0 Salah returns but Egypt lose 3-1

Sbornaya took the lead two minutes into the second half when the Egyptians were punished for some horrendous defending. Salah, 26, was an unused substitute for The Pharaohs in their first World Cup finals match since 1990, meaning he was powerless to help them avoid defeat.

Sports Blatter backs joint UK & Ireland bid for 2030 World Cup
Author: 0 Blatter backs joint UK & Ireland bid for 2030 World Cup

The 82-year-old Blatter is banned from official football duty until October 2021 for financial misconduct during this 17-year rule. Check out the brand new daily JOE World Cup Minipod hosted by Dion Fanning and Paddy McKenna featuring a very sad Salah, the high-powered hosts are heading to the last 16 and English pundits are up for a scrap.

Sports Kawhi Leonard, Gregg Popovich met Tuesday
Author: 0 Kawhi Leonard, Gregg Popovich met Tuesday

Last week, Leonard's camp told reporters that Leonard wants to be traded from the Spurs . It doesn't seem to be working, because the disgruntled superstar has privately maintained that he no longer wants to play for the San Antonio Spurs and wants to be traded .

Sports Brazil in an unusual spot after a draw to open World Cup
Author: 0 Brazil in an unusual spot after a draw to open World Cup

The five-time world champions snatched a 1-1 draw from the jaws of victory against the Swiss in Rostov-on-Don, with Vladimir Petkovic's men's second-half equaliser a source of much discussion. Brazil may point to a push by Zuber to free him from his marker but the fact Coutinho's strike remained their only effort on target until 77 minutes points to their struggles in the final third.

Sports Ronaldo and Portugal look to eliminate Morocco
Author: 0 Ronaldo and Portugal look to eliminate Morocco

Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi have been battling for the title of "Best Footballer on the Planet" for nearly a decade, but at the World Cup , it appears Ronaldo is growing out his goatee to prove he's the real "GOAT". Both teams should in all likelihood make it to the Round of 16, but nothing can be predicting keeping the unpredictability of the matches so far. Another big concern for Morocco is Nordin Amrabat who could miss this clash after suffering a concussion in the opening ...

Sports Benefits of pursuing Kawhi Leonard
Author: 0 Benefits of pursuing Kawhi Leonard

Thus, everyone has been dreaming up their own Kawhi Leonard trade scenario with the Los Angeles Lakers . Leonard appeared in just nine games for the Spurs last season while dealing with a thigh injury and reportedly had a tense relationship with the team.

Sports England expects, well, something a bit better
Author: 0 England expects, well, something a bit better

Southgate is credited with encouraging the warmer environment, far removed from the controlling regimes under Fabio Capello and Gary Neville, who was Roy Hodgson's assistant for the dismal 2014 World Cup and 2016 European Championship last-16 humbling to Iceland .

Sports Dahlberg: On 48th birthday, Phil Mickelson acts like a 10-year-old
Author: 0 Dahlberg: On 48th birthday, Phil Mickelson acts like a 10-year-old

I took the two-shot penalty and moved on. "I'd gladly take my two strokes and move on". "It's my understanding of the rules". Celebrating his 48th birthday on Saturday, the five-time major champion is running out of chances to win the one major championship keeping him from the career Grand Slam, also the one golf tournament he's wanted to win more than any other, and he knew he wasn't going to win this one.

Sports Germany stunned by Mexico at World Cup
Author: 0 Germany stunned by Mexico at World Cup

Germany face Sweden in their next match on June 23 in Sochi before concluding their group campaign 4 days later in Kazan against South Korea . Mexico's Hirving Lozano celebrates scoring the only goal for " El Tri " against the defending World Cup champions.

Sports WC FIFA 2018: Sweden wins against South Korea by VAR penalty
Author: 0 WC FIFA 2018: Sweden wins against South Korea by VAR penalty

Sweden will next play Germany , which lost to Mexico 1-0 in the other Group F match, on Saturday. The key moment in the match took place in the 62nd minute, as Sweden's Viktor Claesson got his foot on a loose ball first before South Korea's Kim Min-woo went through Claesson to clear the ball away.

Sports Iran deserve level playing field - Queiroz
Author: 0 Iran deserve level playing field - Queiroz

At the time Gianni Infantino was in Iran to celebrate the local FA's centenary. With his forwards spurning a number of chances at St Petersburg Stadium, Iran coach Carlos Queiroz doubtless noted how Morocco's hapless Aziz Bouhaddouz made by far the most telling intervention by heading in Ehsan Hajsafi's free kick.