Belgium complete greatest World Cup comeback in 52 years against Japan

Both sides had their chances in the first half, and were committed to playing attractive, attacking soccer - a nice change after Sunday's action - but neither was able to get behind the other's defense with any regularity. Japan again drew gasps as ... More..

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Sweden beat Mexico to top Group F
by | Sunday, July 01, 2018

Sweden beat Mexico to top Group F

Beer rained down when news filtered through that Germany, incredibly, were exiting the tournament, and Mexico progressed behind Sweden despite losing. "I am not like that (gloating), it is not like that in sp...More..

'Dark day for German football' after World Cup elimination
by | Sunday, July 01, 2018

'Dark day for German football' after World Cup elimination

The four-time champions lost to South Korea 2-0 on Wednesday, allowing a pair of injury-time goals while knowing a 1-0 victory would have been enough to advance because of the result in the other group ma...More..

Messi, Ronaldo bow out in dramatic knockout openers
by | Sunday, July 01, 2018

Messi, Ronaldo bow out in dramatic knockout openers

Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi saw their World Cup dreams snuffed out on Saturday as French teenager Kylian Mbappe flew the flag for a new generation in Russian Federation. "He is an exceptional player...More..

Japan coach wary of Lewandowski -- and Volgograd heat
by | Sunday, July 01, 2018

Japan coach wary of Lewandowski -- and Volgograd heat

Though Japan ran the risk of a late Senegal equaliser against Colombia dumping them out of the World Cup, they were able to narrowly scrape into the knockout stages and will now face either England or Be...More..

Jorge Sampaoli: I was instructing Lionel Messi vs. Nigeria, not consulting him
by | Saturday, June 30, 2018

Jorge Sampaoli: I was instructing Lionel Messi vs. Nigeria, not consulting him

Petersburg and set up the French encounter. "He knows all the passion I put into everything I do", Sampaoli said. "He is different with Argentina than with Barcelona". The last time these two sides met was ...More..

Neymar's sister injures herself while celebrating his goal for Brazil
by | Saturday, June 30, 2018

Neymar's sister injures herself while celebrating his goal for Brazil

Guardado said that while Mexico have never beaten Brazil at the World Cup, "the statistics don't play", as was shown in Mexico's first match at the tournament against Germany. Sweden also compounded Germany's...More..

Michy Batshuayi reacts on Twitter to hilarious blooper against England
by | Saturday, June 30, 2018

Michy Batshuayi reacts on Twitter to hilarious blooper against England

Belgium took a 1-0 lead over England Thurday on a stellar goal from Adnan Januzaj , in a game neither team was particularly interested in winning . It does not get any better than this. You can't fault Mi...More..

Jorge Sampaoli Accused Of Asking Lionel Messi To Make Substitutions
by | Saturday, June 30, 2018

Jorge Sampaoli Accused Of Asking Lionel Messi To Make Substitutions

The extremely humble nature of the Argentina skipper made him wear the token of luck and it was nothing but an incredible act of humanity and kindness. Argentina's World Cup campaign has been turbulent to s...More..

Ireland vs India - Highlights & Stats
by | Saturday, June 30, 2018

Ireland vs India - Highlights & Stats

Since the tour of South Africa, this is the first time a full-strength Indian team will be seen in action. Virat Kohli's side were given the flawless preparation for more onerous tasks later on their to...More..

Los Angeles Lakers under pressure to pull off Kawhi Leonard trade
by | Saturday, June 30, 2018

Los Angeles Lakers under pressure to pull off Kawhi Leonard trade

As Stein implied, the Spurs have shown hesitance to shop Kawhi to Los Angeles, which is rumored to be his preferred destination . The tweet below plays off the injury tag Leonard had next to his name t...More..

LaMarcus Aldridge Kawhi Leonard: Celtics to trade for LA instead?
by | Thursday, June 28, 2018

LaMarcus Aldridge Kawhi Leonard: Celtics to trade for LA instead?

The Lakers, the franchise that Leonard wants to be traded to, did not have a good initial conversation with the Spurs , ESPN reported recently. Given what we know about Leonard's desire to play in LA and th...More..

FIFA 2018: Brazil ease into last 16 with win over Serbia
by | Thursday, June 28, 2018

FIFA 2018: Brazil ease into last 16 with win over Serbia

Mitrovic appeared to be pulled down by Miranda at the near post and Silva capitalised on the open space to head home from a corner. The victory, which eliminates Serbia , means Brazil will face Mexico in t...More..

Uruguay thrashes Russian Federation to win bragging rights in Group A
by | Thursday, June 28, 2018

Uruguay thrashes Russian Federation to win bragging rights in Group A

It got bad to worse for Russia-Igor Smolnikof, who was making his world cup debut was sent off after a second yellow. The Association of British Travel Agents is reporting a rush on requests from England ...More..

England rejoices as arch rivals Germany are dumped out of World Cup
by | Thursday, June 28, 2018

England rejoices as arch rivals Germany are dumped out of World Cup

Mexico must finish the job in the group stages against Sweden on Wednesday at Yekaterinburg Arena, where a point will be enough to see them through. Routed by Sweden 3-0, Mexico moved into the Round of 16 a...More..

Saudi Arabia beat Egypt despite Salah strike
by | Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Saudi Arabia beat Egypt despite Salah strike

Ahmed Fathy was penalised for a handball just inside the box, but the goalkeeper was equal to Al-Muwallad's powerful spot kick and pushed it onto the bar. Coming after back to back defeats both the teams w...More..

Kroos hits out at Germany's World Cup doubters
by | Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Kroos hits out at Germany's World Cup doubters

If South Korea do manage to progress beyond the group stage, it will become the first team to qualify for the last-16 of the World Cup after losing its first two game since the tournament was expanded to ...More..

Neymar to start in unchanged Brazil team to face Costa Rica
by | Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Neymar to start in unchanged Brazil team to face Costa Rica

Brazil scored twice in stoppage time to move top of Group E but Neymar, who got involved in discussions with the referee and was awarded a penalty that was rescinded by the VAR, looked emotionally frail th...More..

Argentina star is desperate and frustrated says Mascherano
by | Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Argentina star is desperate and frustrated says Mascherano

At just 19, Uzoho is one of the youngest players at the tournament and Nigeria's Guardian newspaper reports an English Premier League side have sent scouts to monitor him. There's still a chance for Arge...More..

Spain needs to stay motivated for last World Cup group match
by | Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Spain needs to stay motivated for last World Cup group match

The theme continued in Group B's matches, with Iago Aspas and Karim Ansarifard both scoring the equalisers for Spain and Iran , respectively, after 90 minutes. "We know the difficulties we're going to have a...More..

Africa showing few signs of matching Pele’s World Cup prediction
by | Sunday, June 24, 2018

Africa showing few signs of matching Pele’s World Cup prediction

Senegal are one of five African teams at the tournament in Russian Federation but they are the only one coached by an African. "I am the only black coach in this World Cup". Africa's best performance at the W...More..

FPJ's dream XI predictions for Serbia and Switzerland; Live Blog
by | Saturday, June 23, 2018

FPJ's dream XI predictions for Serbia and Switzerland; Live Blog

Swiss coach Vladimir Petkovic has vowed to keep up his side's high-tempo, physical approach that earned them a draw with Brazil. "That's not enough; we have to play better against Serbia ". Sharp, fast, tirele...More..

Gareth Southgate becomes first major injury casualty of England's World Cup campaign
by | Saturday, June 23, 2018

Gareth Southgate becomes first major injury casualty of England's World Cup campaign

A photo of a scribbled team lineup, spotted in the hands of an assistant coach, threatens to sour the unusually cordial World Cup relations between the England team and its traveling media pack. "We were ha...More..

Brazil face Costa Rica, Iceland and Serbia in action
by | Saturday, June 23, 2018

Brazil face Costa Rica, Iceland and Serbia in action

Philippe Coutinho broke the deadlock before Neymar tapped home with virtually the last kick of the game. "I was going to celebrate with them but I had to limp back". The world's most expensive player was mak...More..

by | Saturday, June 23, 2018

Lakers draft trade aimed at superteam built around LeBron James

Youngmisuk didn't just insinuate that Wagner is the type of athletic big that the Lakers are looking for. Wagner grew up in the Prenzlauer Berg neighborhood of Germany's capital religiously watching National ...More..