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He knows how to combine his players, and I think this will be a great chance for Mexico to play the best team on the planet in the last 16. He said: "Look, I think it's more of an attempt to undermine me than anything else". After releasing Willian with a back-heel, Neymar raced into the penalty area and slid to tap his teammate's return cross into the net. Brazil beat Mexico this morning 2-0 in a match that got physical on more than one occasion.
  • Waistcoat sales up as Gareth Southgate sets trend at World Cup

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    For years football fans have been able to emulate the look of their idols with replica shirts, but this World Cup something different is happening: supporters are rushing to buy replicas of Gareth Southgate's England waistcoat. Like Kane, Lineker played for Tottenham Hotspur, between 1989 and 1992, returning from a successful time with Barcelona to register a remarkable 67 goals in 105 appearances for the North London side.
  • Thon Maker involved in wild brawl during Australia-Philippines basketball game

    Thon Maker involved in wild brawl during Australia-Philippines basketball game

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    In the end, the match was eventually forfeited by the home Filipino side with 1:57 left in the third quarter and Australia leading 89-53. Many angry fans took to Twitter to share their disugst over the brawl. Olgun Uluc of Fox Sports Australia reported that officials reviewed the incident for more than half an hour before returning to the court flanked by police.
  • I think I can score every time we play, says Harry Kane

    I think I can score every time we play, says Harry Kane

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    The 22-year-old Sanchez has just completed his first season in the Premier League after joining Spurs in a £42 million pound deal from Ajax and Alli said he had been hugely impressed with the Colombian's performances. And England aren't that great at them. England captain Harry Kane believes he can score every time he sets foot on the pitch in Russian Federation after netting five goals in his first two World Cup appearances.
  • Portugal coach, Santos speaks after 2-1 loss to Uruguay

    Portugal coach, Santos speaks after 2-1 loss to Uruguay

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    In all probability, it is Messi (31) and Ronaldo's (33) last appearance at the World Cup stage. On the same day, Lionel Messi was sent home in Argentina's loss, the other "GOAT" at this tournament was also eliminated. "The truth is, it was really exciting", Cavani said. Unfortunately for Portugal , none of the supporting cast stepped up in a match in which the team's captain, marquee player, and talisman registered just a single shot on target.
  • Belgium Win In Amazing Comeback That Will Be A World Cup Classic

    Belgium Win In Amazing Comeback That Will Be A World Cup Classic

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    This is only the third time the Blue Samurai have reached the knockout stage of the World Cup , after 2002 and 2010. It was a test of character and a test of the team. Belgium gradually got the upper hand, and Romelu Lukaka had a couple of shots deflected wide, a Hazard effort was punched away by Kawashima and there was constant threat in and around the Japanese penalty area.
  • Hareide tips Eriksen to match Modric in last 16 duel

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    France beat Messi's Argentina 4-3 in a World Cup classic as 19-year-old Kylian Mbappe announced himself on the biggest stage with a superb two-goal performance and Les Bleus came from behind to send the 2014 finalists packing. "I would be the happiest man in the world if it were Luka because it would have meant Croatia did something significant". "We need to play a game of ball control".
  • Chelsea interested in signing Roma goalkeeper Alisson

    Chelsea interested in signing Roma goalkeeper Alisson

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    Courtois has helped to keep those fires burning by admitting on a regular basis that he hopes to complete such a switch at some stage , with his two young children still based in Madrid following a previous loan spell at Atletico Madrid. The Stamford Bridge-based club are planning to sign AS Roma's Brazilian keeper Alisson who will cost over 60 million. Since Liverpool sold Brazilian attacker Philippe Coutinho to Barcelona , Klopp is looking to add some more attacking flair to his team, ...
  • Being a defending champion at World Cup isn't always easy

    Being a defending champion at World Cup isn't always easy

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    However, on the eve of the tournament, Zinedine Zidane injured his thigh in a friendly and would miss the start of the tournament. A scoreless draw with Uruguay was followed by a 2-0 defeat to Denmark as Les Bleus put up a limp title defence.
  • OKC likely to part ways with Carmelo Anthony after Jerami Grant signing

    OKC likely to part ways with Carmelo Anthony after Jerami Grant signing

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    Wojnarowski tweeted that Thunder general manager Sam Presti wanted to meet with George in Oklahoma City, and "with a party that's one more element to the franchise's yearlong recruiting effort on George". "With PG13 officially working on a new deal in Oklahoma City along with Carmelo Anthony opting in his contract is the thunder a team that LeBron James could actually go to?" Carmelo Anthony opted into the final year of his contract with the Thunder earlier this month, according to ...
  • Hearn To Offer Wilder $15M For April Fight With Joshua

    Hearn To Offer Wilder $15M For April Fight With Joshua

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    Deontay Wilder took to Twitter today to give a statement on the ongoing negotiations and from the sounds of things, it's been anything but plain sailing. "Joshua and his team have been offered $50million, which is about £38m". "If your [sic] scared say your [sic] scared". It would be the United States against the UK and potentially one of the biggest fights of the last few years.
  • Kevin Durant committing to Warriors short-term

    Kevin Durant committing to Warriors short-term

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    Since a one-year contract not counting option years requires Non-Bird rights, Durant was only entitled to a 20-percent raise. Some of the assistant coaches want him, too. Doing so will cost Durant almost $6 million for the 2018-19 season after already leaving money on the table in his contract with the Warriors from last summer.
  • Lebron James lands in Los Angeles Saturday

    Lebron James lands in Los Angeles Saturday

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    The Lakers are the current favorite to land James, but the Sixers and Rockets are also in the running. ESPN's Brian Windhorst reported Friday that James informed the Cleveland Cavaliers he is opting out of his $35.6 million player option to become an unrestricted free agent.
  • Lakers Dodged A Bullet Missing Out On Paul George

    Lakers Dodged A Bullet Missing Out On Paul George

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    He walked on the stage and told the crowd, "I'm here to stay". George became an unrestricted free agent on Thursday after declining his player option . George was traded to the Thunder nearly a year ago after telling the Indiana Pacers he would not re-sign with them. Alex Abrines ($5.5 million in the final season of his contract) and Patrick Patterson ($5.5 million, with a $5.7 million player option for 2019-20) could be replaced more cheaply in free agency, but both played regular ...