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In a must-win match for the reigning champions, Germany could not live up to the expectations as a resilient South Korea team managed to oust the champions with a 2-0 win. But we have young players who are talented and have the potential to go forward. South Korea will be one of the favourites to win the tournament, which begins in early January and runs until early February - which is a blow for Tottenham Hotspur .
  • We’re here to win, not plot final route, says England’s Southgate

    We’re here to win, not plot final route, says England’s Southgate

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    Martinez will doubtless keep faith with his beloved 3-4-2-1 formation as he introduces at least six new faces, with Thomas Vermaelen expected to return and Michy Batshuayi taking over from Romelu Lukaku up front. A second yellow would mean they would be suspended for the round-of-16 game. Southgate dismissed talk that finishing as runners-up could be favourable, with the England manager looking to strike a balance between keeping key men fresh and squad players happy.
  • Wozniacki calls for Serena seeding at Wimbledon

    Wozniacki calls for Serena seeding at Wimbledon

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    Williams did not officially qualify for the French Open , but organisers gave her special permission. Petra Kvitova, the two-time victor of the esteemed Birmingham Classic (and also Wimbledon ) is in the middle of a pretty significant resurgence this year.
  • Nigeria won't feel guilty about ending Lionel Messi's World Cup, says Rohr

    Nigeria won't feel guilty about ending Lionel Messi's World Cup, says Rohr

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    Nigeria (four points) can top the group if they beat Argentina and Croatia lose to Ireland, as well as if Nigeria's goal difference improves ahead of Croatia. The Super Eagles of Nigeria have now won six games at the World Cup and all of them have come against European oppositions. " So losing three finals in four years has been tough mentally and psychologically for everyone in that team, especially Leo ".
  • Kvitova takes WTA lead for wins by easing into Birmingham final

    Kvitova takes WTA lead for wins by easing into Birmingham final

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    The theme continued into the start of the third and the match was all but over after a second break as Rybarikova sent the ball long, allowing Kvitova to cruise through the closing stages. She's really wonderful girl. I remember our last meeting was in New Haven in a final as well. "We hadn't played each other on this surface before". But I'm fit and that's what is really making me happy, that I can nearly play every week and enjoy it because I had so many years that I didn't play.
  • James Harden is named 2017-2018 NBA MVP

    James Harden is named 2017-2018 NBA MVP

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    The five-time All-Star earned first-team All-NBA honors for the second year in a row after finishing second in points per game (28.1) and player efficiency rating (28.98), while also coming in at fifth in rebounds (11.1) and first in blocks (2.6).
  • Lewis Hamilton wins French Grand Prix to retake overall Formula One lead

    Lewis Hamilton wins French Grand Prix to retake overall Formula One lead

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    Vettel was given a five-second penalty for causing the collision, but still finished two places ahead of Bottas. After several days of heat-wave conditions, heavy thunderstorms are forecast to continue on Sunday when the first French Grand Prix for a decade, and first at Le Castellet's "Paul Ricard" circuit in 28 years, is scheduled to start.
  • Star player turned star coach, Senegal’s Aliou Cisse still making Africa proud

    Star player turned star coach, Senegal’s Aliou Cisse still making Africa proud

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    In Mane, the Africans have a player who can win a match on his own. Cisse and his men are now dreaming of a repeat of their run to the quarter-finals in 2002 - he captained that team. If they do not, their fate will be in the hands of the match between Mexico and Sweden. "Perhaps we won't make as many mistakes as we did before, because we all know this is a match that will determine who will continue in the World Cup".
  • No limits says Djokovic as he reaches 800 wins milestone

    No limits says Djokovic as he reaches 800 wins milestone

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    It was clinical, efficient, impressive. Despite spending much of the set in damage-limitation mode, Djokovic snatched the set. The Frenchman made several errors in the tiebreak though and was broken at 4-4 in the second - the only break of serve in the day's two semi-finals - before Djokovic sealed the win.
  • Poland crash out of World Cup after 0-3 loss to Colombia

    Poland crash out of World Cup after 0-3 loss to Colombia

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    Poland c oach Adam Nawalka pledged to push Colombia towards the World Cup exit door when the sides meet in an "intense" clash today, even though influential defender Kamil Glik remains a doubt. It was a much improved performance by Colombia following the disappointing 2-1 defeat by Japan in their Group H opener and will give their fans hope they can at least match their run to the quarter-finals in 2014.
  • Gary Lineker's tweet after Harry Kane's emphatic penalty summed it up

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    The Tottenham Hotspur striker has scored the two goals in the first fixture, when they beat Tunisia 2-1 and now have five goals to his name. England got off to a flying start in their second group game against Panama , as John Stones got them off the mark in the 8th minute with a header from a corner, which is becoming something of a pattern for England at this tournament.
  • Russia 2018: Russia, Uruguay advance to Round of Sixteen

    Russia 2018: Russia, Uruguay advance to Round of Sixteen

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    It also put host Russian Federation into the next round while eliminating both Saudi Arabia and Egypt at the same time . Luis Suarez's 23rd minute goal means Uruguay have now qualified for the last 16 in three consecutive World Cup finals.
  • Falcao vs Lewandowski in must-win World Cup contest

    Falcao vs Lewandowski in must-win World Cup contest

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    Contrary to expectations, 61st ranked Japan edged past 16th ranked Colombia 2-1, courtesy Yuya Osako's second-half header, in their opening match of Group H at the ongoing 21st edition of the FIFA World Cup here at the Mordovia Arena in Saransk .
  • Nigeria 2 - 0 Iceland | 22 Jun 2018

    Nigeria 2 - 0 Iceland | 22 Jun 2018

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    Having drawn Hannes Thór Halldórsson from his goal and seen the Icelandic keeper commit himself, Musa shimmied a couple of steps right and then blasted the ball past two covering defenders. "We know the importance of the game". Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr made some tactical changes for the match, and they worked. He said that the team would go far in the tournament if they replicated the same performance against the Argentina .
  • Romelu Lukaku criticism: Eden Hazard explains comments on Belgium star

    Romelu Lukaku criticism: Eden Hazard explains comments on Belgium star

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    While that foursome all have significant work ahead to get out of their groups, Belgium is exactly where it's supposed to be heading into its match on Saturday against Tunisia in Moscow . Hazard's talk, along with Jan Vertonghen shouting at Yannick Carrasco, fuelled suggestions that Belgium were again being torn apart by infighting.
  • Neymar roasted for World Cup con job as Brazil defeats Costa Rica

    Neymar roasted for World Cup con job as Brazil defeats Costa Rica

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    After the match, an emotional Neymar was seen in tears with his head in his hands, a moment Tite says he did not see. "I think the joy, the satisfaction and the pride of representing Brazil is a lot". Neymar thought he had won a penalty with 10 minutes left, but the referee overturned the decision after reviewing the incident on VAR. "The cry is joy, overcoming".