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Hierro was named the team's new head coach just 24 hours before the opening match of the World Cup after former coach Julen Lopetegui was sacked over agreeing to start training Real Madrid after the World Cup , and doing so without notifying the Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) that he was in talks with the club.
  • Late Goal Sends Argentina To Round of 16

    Late Goal Sends Argentina To Round of 16

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    People have said he doesn't enjoy playing for Argentina. In the shape of the more mature Banega , the still under-fire coach might just have found the key to allowing Messi's genius to light up the World Cup and take Argentina deep into the tournament.
  • England face Belgium with top spot at stake

    England face Belgium with top spot at stake

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    Tunisia is ranked 51 in the world by ELO and Panama 54, leading you to wonder how they even made it into a tournament of the world's 32 best teams. "Now we need to look into our individual players". "And, yeah, maybe we could have pushed a bit more by putting other players into the game tonight, but we still created chances, we had one absolutely fantastic chance to tie the game".
  • German FA officials at World Cup fined for celebration provoking Sweden

    German FA officials at World Cup fined for celebration provoking Sweden

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    The 2014 champions have been sent packing from the World Cup after finishing bottom of group F. Germany became the fourth defending champion in the past five World Cup tournaments to be knocked out at the group stage. The 1950 World Cup was the first to be held after the Second World War. "We had plenty of opportunities, we broke our necks trying out there today", he added.
  • Tunisia overcome plucky Panama to seal first World Cup win

    Tunisia overcome plucky Panama to seal first World Cup win

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    Tunisia's victory over Panama means they have won just their second World Cup game and their first since beating Mexico in 1978 (3-1) in what was their debut in the competition. But the Al-Shabab stopper picked up a problem during that game and will not be available against Panama , leaving Tunisia with only their third-choice, Aymen Mathlouthi, standing for Thursday's game.
  • Your England team to face Belgium in final group game

    Your England team to face Belgium in final group game

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    The possible England starting line-up is: Jordan Pickford; Phil Jones, John Stones , Gary Cahill; Trent Alexander-Arnold, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Eric Dier, Jesse Lingard , Danny Rose; Marcus Rashford , Jamie Vardy . Roberto Martínez has said he will make 10 changes for the match, but Gareth Southgate will be silly not to go for the win. 'I've never heard anything more ludicrous in all my life than people trying to plot whether we should finish first or second.
  • Lakers, Kawhi, Deal Could Be Done By Friday

    Lakers, Kawhi, Deal Could Be Done By Friday

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    No, James and his legions of fans throughout OH will have to make those decisions on their own. The Los Angeles Lakers and San Antonio Spurs reportedly re-engaged in trade discussions surrounding Kawhi Leonard on Wednesday. They're doing enough research to suggest that he's going to be willing to take that plunge and let the roster come together. In the latest batch of LeBron James rumors , LeBron James Jr.is reportedly very likely to enroll in Sierra Canyon School in Los ...
  • Why Colombia will get a vital 3 points against Senegal

    Why Colombia will get a vital 3 points against Senegal

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    Colombia could qualify with a draw as long as Japan lose. "He can do better, but today he was better than against Poland and he needs to do better against Colombia ". On the pitch, the team have real quality throughout their side, with stars such as Napoli's Kalidou Koulibaly in defence, Everton midfielder Idrissa Gueye and Liverpool's Sadio Mane in attack.
  • Jays closer Roberto Osuna suspended after assault charge

    Jays closer Roberto Osuna suspended after assault charge

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    He'll miss out on roughly $2.7 million in salary - $35k per game. Major League Baseball placed Osuna on seven-day paid administrative leave May 8 shortly after his arrest , and he has yet to return to the field for the Blue Jays . "We've kind of moved past that anyway and made do with what we've had". The players' union and MLB agreed in 2015 to a league domestic violence policy.
  • France finish top ahead of Denmark after stalemate

    France finish top ahead of Denmark after stalemate

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    Manager Didier Deschamps' France side dominated possession but struggled to create any clear-cut chances against a determined Denmark , who played cautiously throughout. "He's played a huge number of matches", added Giroud, with Griezmann helping Atletico claim a third Europa League title. "We were up against one of the best teams in the world doing counter-attacks, so we would have been stupid to open a lot of space for the French team", he said through a translator.
  • Senegal, Japan fans clean stadium after match

    Senegal, Japan fans clean stadium after match

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    But some fans, however, chose to clear rubbish from the stands at the stadiums. First Japan , ranked 61st in the world, became the first Asian side to beat South American opposition at any World Cup, overcoming 16th-ranked Colombia 2-1. Senegal followed up with a 2-1 victory over No. 8-ranked Poland to become the first African team to win in the 2018 edition after Egypt, Morocco, Nigeria and Tunisia all opened with losses.
  • South Korea v Germany: Champions to make the most of second chance

    South Korea v Germany: Champions to make the most of second chance

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    They took the lead in Rostov-on-Don through Carlos Vela's penalty - the 14th of the tournament already - on 26 minutes after Jang Hyun-soo's handball. FIFA has fined two German football federation officials for provoking Sweden's bench while celebrating victory in a World Cup game. Sweden looked like it was going to cruise to a 1-1 draw against Germany and possession itself for the knockout stages, but it allowed a late goal to Toni Kroos .
  • Musa becomes the third African top scorer in World Cup

    Musa becomes the third African top scorer in World Cup

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    On the more positive side of the spectrum is their shock 4-2 win over Argentina last November, but in February they were hammered 4-0 by Morocco and they put in a similarly dismal performance in their World Cup opener. But Iceland nearly took the lead in the last minute of the first half, Alfred Finnbogason unable to get a decisive touch on Gylfi Sigurdsson's risky free-kick delivered from the right wing.
  • Lionel Messi's Former Teammate Identifies the Reason He Flopped with Argentina

    Lionel Messi's Former Teammate Identifies the Reason He Flopped with Argentina

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    It would make millions of Argentines in the world happy. Andre Carrillo and Paolo Guerrero, the veteran who was only cleared to play days before the tournament after having a ban for taking cocaine lifted, scored in Sochi. "I prefer not to say anything today". "The question I ask is if you have to choose between Messi and Ronaldo in a normal team, who would you choose?" In Russia, Argentina got off to a dismal start with La Albecieste being held to a 1-1 draw by debutants Iceland, before ...
  • Croatia Eliminate Iceland to Complete Perfect Group Stage Run, Win Group D

    Croatia Eliminate Iceland to Complete Perfect Group Stage Run, Win Group D

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    Badelj didn't have to wait long though as two minutes later he found himself unmarked in the box to hammer in a cross from Pivaric to give Croatia a 1-0 lead. Sigurdsson made no mistake from the spot. They were then in the same group for 2018 qualifying, where they split the head-to-head results , but Iceland finished on top to seal the automatic berth.