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Danilo played in Brazil's opener against Switzerland but missed the matches against Costa Rica and Serbia because of a right hip injury sustained in training. The "Class of 1998" lost to hosts France in the semi-finals, then beat the Netherlands 2-1 in the third-place playoff, inspiring many in the Balkan nation including a then 12-year-old Modric.
  • Cavani all-but ruled out against France with Stuani on standby

    Cavani all-but ruled out against France with Stuani on standby

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    He also apologized to the fans for failing to qualify for the semi-finals. "I do not know if they are bluffing (about the injury)". "The match will be boring, they will want us to fall into their trap". All Muslera had to do was to parry it away, but he ended up screwing it completely and the ball ended into the back of the net, and Griezmann had his third goal of the tournament under his kitty.
  • Look Federer breezes into Wimbledon second round

    Look Federer breezes into Wimbledon second round

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    Serena Williams has made it clear that she is excited to compete at Wimbledon , using her Twitter account for the past week to count down the days until Monday, when the tournament begins. She needed two mistakes from Rus to move ahead, though, the 27-year-old firing into the net before over-hitting a comfortable forehand to leave Williams roaring in celebration.
  • Zlatan Ibrahimovic tips Sweden for World Cup glory

    Zlatan Ibrahimovic tips Sweden for World Cup glory

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    Well if anyone thought that this tournament had a clear-cut victor think again. Wimbledon officials admit that they were caught off guard by FIFA's scheduling of the World Cup final, a decision that pits soccer's biggest game against the men's singles final on July 15.
  • Title favourite Kvitova suffers shock first round Wimbledon exit

    Title favourite Kvitova suffers shock first round Wimbledon exit

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    German fourth seed Alexander Zverev eased past injury-plagued James Duckworth of Australia 7-5, 6-2, 6-0 to reach the second round. Djokovic will next take on Argentina's Horacio Zeballos in the second round. But Vikhlyantseva broke back in the eighth game after a gutsy hold and break points on her own serve, and that spelled some anxious moments for the British fans.
  • Mbappe 'happy' but says Pele 'on another level'

    Mbappe 'happy' but says Pele 'on another level'

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    Franco Armani goalkeeper of Argentina could have stopped Mbappe's first goal, which gave France a 3-2 lead, but the beauty wasn't the finish but in the build-up. He has so much speed . But I am not concerned about the pressure, they are used to it. Thuram is also confident that his old teammate Deschamps will get more from this France side as the tournament advances, after they struggled to impress in the group phase.
  • Titus declared the basis of Brazil for Mexico - without Marcelo and Coutinho

    Titus declared the basis of Brazil for Mexico - without Marcelo and Coutinho

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    Brazil travel to Samara on Monday for their round of 16 clash with Mexico . After the training, Tite and Silva, who will captain his team on Monday, addressed the pre-match press conference. Marcelo's exit marks the latest in a Brazil side beset by injuries for this World Cup . "Our expectation is good, but we have to be calm and wait for the next few days", he said.
  • Guido Pella stuns Cilic at Wimbledon; Djokovic, Nadal advance; Wawrinka out

    Guido Pella stuns Cilic at Wimbledon; Djokovic, Nadal advance; Wawrinka out

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    And the world number 82 held his nerve to convert his fourth match point and win 3-6 1-6 6-4 7-6 (7-4) 7-5. But, on the resumption, Pella improved and wrapped up the third set and took the fourth on a tie-break. Juan Martín del Potro , the No 5 seed, dropped only seven games against Spain's Feliciano López and will play Benoît Paire after the eccentric Frenchman's 0-6, 6-2, 6-4, 7-6 (3) win over Canada's Denis Shapovalov .
  • Vettel out to 'kill Mercedes magic' at Silverstone

    Vettel out to 'kill Mercedes magic' at Silverstone

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    Christian Horner, the Red Bull team principal has been critical of the move and believes he would never single out an employee for such a misjudgment. In turn seven of the first lap, Verstappen saw a gap that the Finn had left him as he was locking up left right and centre, and the Dutchman dove into it, touching Raikkonen as he went past him.
  • Arsenal ace ready to fire Gunners to Premier League glory

    Arsenal ace ready to fire Gunners to Premier League glory

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    And Torreira's father has revealed that Arsenal were keen to complete a medical in Russian Federation before it was postponed until after Uruguay's World Cup campaign. It's a big change [going to England] and we don't want to think about it yet because we're scared. Arsenal's plan, for now, is to get Lucas to do his medical, photos and sign the contract after the World Cup.
  • Playing ‘favourites’ Brazil a dream for Belgium, says Roberto Martinez

    Playing ‘favourites’ Brazil a dream for Belgium, says Roberto Martinez

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    By contrast, Brazil looked fairly assured in dispatching Mexico, riding an early storm before finishing in commanding, composed fashion. Get the latest World Cup news updates. Belgium's forward Adnan Januzaj (C) celebrates scoring the opening goal with his teammates during the Russian Federation 2018 World Cup Group G football match between England and Belgium at the Kaliningrad Stadium in Kaliningrad on June 28, 2018.
  • Brazil star Willian plays down talk over a move to Barcelona

    Brazil star Willian plays down talk over a move to Barcelona

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    Mundo Deportivo report that the Catalan side could offer a player in return as they are now unwilling to pay the £70 million that Chelsea asking for. The Brazilian is now with the national team for the World Cup and is expected to play in their quarter-final clash against Belgium. According to Manchester Evening News, Mundo Deportivo report that Willian will turn down the Red Devils in order to have a chance of playing alongside Barcelona's Lionel Messi .
  • Lionel Messi returns to Barcelona after World Cup exit

    Lionel Messi returns to Barcelona after World Cup exit

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    Both of the latter nations have raised the World Cup trophy at least once; France most recently in 1998. Many have accused the 26-year-old of attempting to con referees at the World Cup, during which many feel he has gone to ground too easily at times.
  • LeBron James banner comes down in Cleveland

    LeBron James banner comes down in Cleveland

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    Which means they now have five players from last year's NBA All-Star Game on the same team that won last year's championship, and the one. " Lonzo makes everybody better, including (LeBron)", Ball said. After Paul George re-signed with the Oklahoma City Thunder, the Lakers were expected to use their salary cap space to sign LeBron James and Cousins.
  • England's history-making penalty shootout triumph over Colombia in photos

    England's history-making penalty shootout triumph over Colombia in photos

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    He was also live streamed watching the tense penalty shootout on his Instagram account, during which he cheered Colombia's goals and England midfielder Jordan Henderson's missed penalty. Also, as one of the shootout scorers Kieran Trippier noted, Southgate made his team practice penalties when they exhausted at the end of a training session, to simulate the fatigue that is present after extra-time.