• Japan beat Colombia to make World Cup history
Japan beat Colombia to make World Cup history

Internet users praised the Japanese fans for bringing their manners to the pitch. Following the unfancied side's 2-1 victory over their South American opponents , the diligent fans were filmed putting plastic cups, bottles, cardboard and food waste left scattered below the stadium's eye-catching acid orange seats into blue bin bags.

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  • Simeone overheard after Argentina debacle: Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo?
Simeone overheard after Argentina debacle: Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo?

That's exactly what those at Moscow's Altufyevo Confectionery thought when it realised Lionel Messi would be spending his 31st birthday in the city on Sunday. The Argentine federation was even forced to confirm that Jorge Sampaoli would continue for the final group game amid rumours of a rift between players and coach.

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  • 'Panamania' breaks out in stands as minnows score first World Cup goal
'Panamania' breaks out in stands as minnows score first World Cup goal

Kane's hat-trick was the first for England at the World Cup finals since 1986 and it made the captain the first England player to score five goals in the group stage. As Sunday afternoons go, England fans couldn't have had much better. Nevertheless, it put him int he lead in the World Cup Golden Boot race with five goals.

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  • Chicharito Scores as Mexico Beat South Korea in 2018 World Cup
Chicharito Scores as Mexico Beat South Korea in 2018 World Cup

Son Heung-min of South Korea (L) dribbles past Andres Guardado of Mexico during the teams' Group F contest at the FIFA World Cup at Rostov Arena in Rostov-on-Don, Russia, on June 23, 2018. "I think the change in the weather will probably impact us negatively". We want to stay calm and concentrate. South Korea gained a conciliation in stop...

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  • Australia eliminated as Peru leaves World Cup on high note
Australia eliminated as Peru leaves World Cup on high note

Andre Carrillo put Peru ahead with an 18th-minute volley before Paolo Guerrero doubled its lead 5 minutes into the second half with a hooked shot from close range. But there was to be no fairytale ending for Cahill or Australia , as they joined Peru on the early flights home from Russian Federation. Australia must beat the South Americans ...

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  • What to expect in tonight's World Cup matches
What to expect in tonight's World Cup matches

But he has played for Argentina 126 times. Angel Di Maria returns to the team to offer more width in attack while Ever Banega will look to ease the creative burden placed on Lionel Messi . I am a coach with enthusiasm and a clear idea what I want to achieve. "So we have to approach it in the same way, it doesn't matter if they change one...

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  • World Cup Group H match report Japan v Senegal 24 June 2018
World Cup Group H match report Japan v Senegal 24 June 2018

With four points from their opening two games, both teams remain in contention but will need points from their final group matches to make the round of 16. It appeared to pay off when the unfancied Asians stunned 10-man Colombia 2-1 in their opener, and on 34 minutes they were level with Senegal when Takashi Inui bent the ball wonderfully into th...

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  • Kane fires England to record 6-1 win against Panama
Kane fires England to record 6-1 win against Panama

Kane's hat-trick was completed in freaky fashion in the 62nd minute after a Ruben Loftus-Cheek deflected off the English captain's heel into the net. Intriguingly, it also means they are level on points, goal difference and goals scored with Belgium in Group G.

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  • Luis Suarez scores victor as Uruguay and Russian Federation advance
Luis Suarez scores victor as Uruguay and Russian Federation advance

In the match played in the Rostov Arena, Suarez scored this goal in the corner of Carlos Sanchez's corner. La Celeste have won both their Group A games, haven't conceded yet and have their main striker among the goals. It has been odd that Tabarez has appeared reluctant to use Torreira as he is arguably the best all-round midfielder that Uru...

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  • Twitter reacts as Brazil steal a win vs Costa Rica
Twitter reacts as Brazil steal a win vs Costa Rica

The relief was clear as the tears rolled down the face of the world's most expensive player, who surpassed Romario in third on the country's all-time list of goalscorers. Brazil took an early lead against Switzerland in their opening match of Group E in the World Cup , but ultimately drew 1-1 as a second half header from a corner leveled the game...

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  • Eden Hazard hails prolific Belgium teammate Romelu Lukaku
Eden Hazard hails prolific Belgium teammate Romelu Lukaku

The ball continued rolling for the Red Devils as Eden Hazard earned Belgium a penalty after five minutes. Should they lose their final game against England, now on three, and pointless Panama somehow beat England and Tunisia, all three would have six points and the top two would be decided on goal difference.

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  • Ndidi Confident Eagles Will Bounce Back Against Iceland
Ndidi Confident Eagles Will Bounce Back Against Iceland

But this time he hopes it will knock out the South Americans. Argentina would face the victor of Group C with a second-place group finish If the game ends in a draw: Argentina will be eliminated from the 2018 World Cup Nigeria will advance as the runner-up in Group D if Iceland loses or draws with Croatia If Iceland beats Croatia , the run...

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  • Spurs won't trade Kawhi to a Western Conference team
Spurs won't trade Kawhi to a Western Conference team

The Kawhi Leonard saga has reached the next level. Leonard was also absent from the Spurs bench during the first-round match-up with the Golden State Warriors . But who the Sixers might trade is a little different than who they should trade. Getting him through a trade is only half the battle. Again, this would be a lot for the Sixers to giv...

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  • Phoenix Suns: The pros and cons of drafting Luka Doncic No. 1
Phoenix Suns: The pros and cons of drafting Luka Doncic No. 1

This mock draft will contain only the teams that now have picks and who we believe will pick what player, not including any possible trade scenarios in the near future for moving up or down in the draft order. Atlanta is in that position at No. 3 overall, and with it very likely Luka Doncic will be available, there are plenty of teams pushing t...

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  • Uruguay join Russian Federation in knockout stage as Egypt, Saudi Arabia crash out
Uruguay join Russian Federation in knockout stage as Egypt, Saudi Arabia crash out

It was a momentous day for Luis Suarez - the forward earned his 100th cap for Uruguay and he crowned the occasion with a goal. Uruguay advance to second round after Luis Suarez tap-in against Saudi Arabia . Among the challenges facing Saudi Arabia will be how to contain Luis Suarez , but Al-Jassim does not want to obsess over the infl...

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  • Key dates in LeBron James’ approaching free agency
Key dates in LeBron James’ approaching free agency

The Cavaliers are not actively shopping All-Star forward Kevin Love heading into Thursday's National Basketball Association draft, multiple sources told ESPN on Wednesday. "Obviously, I'd love to play with LeBron the rest of my career, but that will be a choice that he makes", Love said. "Anything is possible", Love said.

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  • Korea, Sweden scoreless at halftime in Group F showdown
Korea, Sweden scoreless at halftime in Group F showdown

While you can't imagine this solid Sweden team being rolled over, it's hard to get excited about a side that fields two burly strikers and has minimal build-up play. Sweden and Mexico top Group F after the first matches, Mexico pulled off an upset 1-0 win against reigning champions Germany on Sunday afternoon.

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  • David Warner, back in form, set to play Caribbean Premier League
David Warner, back in form, set to play Caribbean Premier League

Bancroft was due to be playing for Somerset, but the county cancelled his contract following the Cape Town fiasco - which also resulted in Steve Smith and David Warner being given one-year bans. Warner has also agreed to feature for Sydney's Randwick Petersham and in Darwin's NT Strike League as he serves his suspension. But two months after th...

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  • Fernando Alonso wins Le Mans with Toyota after first attempt
Fernando Alonso wins Le Mans with Toyota after first attempt

Nakajima, who set the fastest lap time during qualifying and put the team in pole position, was in the driver's seat at the moment his Toyota crossed that finish line. After almost two decades in F1 and 97 podiums, El Nano looks to have lost none of his appetite and will be bidding to continue his sterling form in Le Mans when he steps out at...

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  • World Cup stadium in Volgograd having incredible bug problem
World Cup stadium in Volgograd having incredible bug problem

Ferjani Sassi took one step and fired home confidently past the hitherto unemployed Jordan Pickford and Tunisia who had been outplayed for the first half-hour were somehow level 10 minutes before half-time. He told the BBC: "The one small thing I would perhaps say to Harry is "moan a bit more, point it out to the referee". If they didn't think i...

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  • Uruguay Face Egypt, Morocco To Meet Iran
Uruguay Face Egypt, Morocco To Meet Iran

Uruguay defender Jose Gimenez scored a solarity goal in the dying minutes of second half of the game to shatter Egypt at the Ekaterinburg Arena in Yekaterinburg today. For Uruguay , Luis Suarez and Edinson Cavani started, but Arsenal target Lucas Torreira was on the bench. Two saves from Suarez and a powerful volley from Cavani earned h...

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  • Former Oregon LB Fotu Leiato dies in vehicle accident
Former Oregon LB Fotu Leiato dies in vehicle accident

About five hours after the crash, police said, a body was found near Martin Luther King Jr. A woman walking by the area around 6.51am said she spotted a hand and brush over a person down a gravel path. In that incident, Leiato was accused of damaging and removing a parking boot from his vehicle. He also was booked on a misdemeanor trespassing c...

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  • Granting Test status to Afghanistan a hasty decision: Azhar
Granting Test status to Afghanistan a hasty decision: Azhar

India who looked to be in a bit of too much of a hurry to wrap up the match bulldozed past Afghanistan's batting line-up for the second time in a day to take 20 wickets in just 66.3 overs. After first innings, they were trying to hang around and stick to the wicket. However, this being their first Test match, the margin of the loss wouldn't matter ...

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  • Mexico stun champions Germany 1-0 in World Cup opener
Mexico stun champions Germany 1-0 in World Cup opener

Thursday's World Cup opener was played in a library compared with the atmosphere at Sunday's Mexico-Germany game. On the way to that latter title, Germany saw off Mexico , who have themselves grown under the tutelage of Juan Carlos Osorio , in charge since 2015.

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  • Iranian forward's heartfelt message for Moroccan player who scored devastating own goal
Iranian forward's heartfelt message for Moroccan player who scored devastating own goal

Portuguese Queiroz takes Iran to Kazan to face Spain next time out and admits a different approach is required. However, they were left rueing the draw that saw them placed in the same group as 2010 winners Spain and reigning European champions Portugal , with only the top two sides advancing to the last 16.

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