• France Vs. Belgium, England Vs. Croatia Semifinals Preview
France Vs. Belgium, England Vs. Croatia Semifinals Preview

The most unpredictable and entertaining FIFA World Cup in recent memory wraps up this week, with just four matches left to be played. He earned 127 caps, scoring nine goals, and holds the record for the most worldwide appearances by any Russian player.

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  • Family chooses unique way to say goodbye to son
Family chooses unique way to say goodbye to son

During his remembrance on Sunday, the family had Matthews preserved and placed in stance that reflected his low-key lifestyle. That's how his family chose to remember him at his wake Sunday. There was an XBox One controller in his hand, giving way to the action on the screen; an National Basketball Association 2K showdown being autoplayed between t...

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  • Russian Federation celebrates team's run despite World Cup exit
Russian Federation celebrates team's run despite World Cup exit

Croatia coach Zlatko Dalic is confident his side can handle the atmosphere as they take on hosts Russian Federation for a place in the World Cup semi-finals. Croatia had scored a draw against host country Russian Federation but won 4-3 in the penalty shootout. The pair left England on June 12 and have been on the road since, taking in World ...

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  • Real Madrid and Juventus close to agreeing Cristiano Ronaldo deal
Real Madrid and Juventus close to agreeing Cristiano Ronaldo deal

And he recently revealed signing for the European champions is a dream of his. He added that the loss of Zinedine Zidane, who has been replaced by Julen Lopetegui at Real, doesn't change the club's appeal. But it appears that there are other clubs willing to spend big in order to acquire the five time Ballon d'Or victor, with Marca reporting th...

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  • Four more boys brought out of flooded Thailand cave on Monday
Four more boys brought out of flooded Thailand cave on Monday

A doctor and three SEALS who had stayed with the footballers would also come out today, he added. Boys from the soccer team trapped inside Tham Luang cave covered in hypothermia blankets July 3 video by Thai Navy Seal . This seems less likely now given the need for the boys to undergo further tests. If the boys do show signs of PTSD, Adesman...

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  • Thai cave rescue: Third phase of operation is underway, officials say
Thai cave rescue: Third phase of operation is underway, officials say

Authorities have been rushing to extract the boys, ages 11-16, and their coach from the cave as the annual monsoon bears down on the mountainous region in far northern Chiang Rai province. The boys will remain in quarantine because of a fear of infection, and it's understood they have only been able to speak to family members through a window.

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  • Gazza's message for Southgate and his England squad
Gazza's message for Southgate and his England squad

Croatia are a team that were projected to get to the semifinal once Russian Federation managed to beat shaky Spain side. The win, in a 2010 World Cup qualifier, secured England's place at the finals in South Africa with five qualifying matches still to play.

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  • Modric would deserve Golden Ball - Mandzukic
Modric would deserve Golden Ball - Mandzukic

Croatia's wait to return to a World Cup semi-final has been shorter than England's 28-year absence. "I left everything on the field and unfortunately we were unlucky", Russian Federation midfielder Roman Zobnin said . "Playing Brazil was a useful test for Croatia". The game will be played at an empty venue because Croatia is under a stadium ...

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  • Sebastian Vettel shrugs off neck pain to 'fight like a lion'
Sebastian Vettel shrugs off neck pain to 'fight like a lion'

Mercedes themselves have also clarified on social media that there was "no accusation" from the team, posting on Twitter: "Nobody is seriously suggesting it was deliberate". "I knew that the fans were right there with me; every time I go out I see them cheering", said the Mercedes driver. But Wolff added: "I am open-minded.

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  • Diving Neymar rolls out of social media and into Mexican league football
Diving Neymar rolls out of social media and into Mexican league football

Belgium's haul of 14 goals is the most by the semi-final stage of a World Cup tournament since Brazil in 2002 (15). All that people seem to remember of Brazil's star Neymar at World Cup 2018 , especially after his team was ousted by Belgium in the quarter-final, are his theatrics on the field.

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  • Russian Federation receive rapturous welcome at FIFA Fan Fest
Russian Federation receive rapturous welcome at FIFA Fan Fest

Subasic sought out to never forget his friend, wearing a special shirt under his goalkeeper jersey in every game he's played since the tragedy took place. Not only is that now the best result of the 2018 World Cup for the Rupert Murdoch owned outlet in the early metrics but it is also the best any Men's match has done on any American network ...

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  • Sweden players had a 'bad morning' before face-off with England
Sweden players had a 'bad morning' before face-off with England

There was Robert Green allowing a seemingly harmless shot from USA forward Clint Dempsey through his grasp and into the net in a World Cup group-stage game in 2010. Why can't the Celtic soul brothers hate England like we used to?. . "To win a shootout and go through all that emotion as a group, and now to beat a tough opponent in Sweden .

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  • Nadal passes tricky test against Kukushkin
Nadal passes tricky test against Kukushkin

The Argentine will next face Feliciano Lopez, who broke Roger Federer's record by appearing in a 66th consecutive Grand Slam singles tournament as he defeated Federico Delbonis of Argentina 6-3, 6-4, 6-2. Plus, Djokovic has never lost to someone ranked as low as Zeballos at a major and is 1-0 in their lone head-to-head meeting. Zverev recorde...

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  • Antonio Conte takes Chelsea training amid uncertain club future
Antonio Conte takes Chelsea training amid uncertain club future

And the London outfit is looking forward to sorting out the appointment of Sarri as soon as possible to enhance Chelsea's preparation ahead of the new campaign. While a number of his players have been away on worldwide duty at the World Cup , those who have not been to Russian Federation have returned to Chelsea's Cobham training ground to sta...

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  • Anderson through to first Wimbledon quarterfinal
Anderson through to first Wimbledon quarterfinal

Like a vintage Rolls Royce, Roger Federer has cruised into his 16th Wimbledon quarter-final with another imperious centre-court display at the All England Club. Had the Swiss not squandered four break points in the opening game of the second set, which lasted nearly as long as the entire opener, Federer would probably have not needed an hour an...

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  • Eight soccer team members rescued from flooded Thai cave, 5 remain trapped
Eight soccer team members rescued from flooded Thai cave, 5 remain trapped

Eight people remain trapped in the cave. Authorities have said extracting the entire team from the cave could take up to four days, but Sunday's success raised hopes that it could be done faster. "Our job is not completely done". We will have to do the next mission as successfully as the one we did today. "The rest of the kids are in the same spo...

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  • Wilshere leaves Arsenal for London rival West Ham
Wilshere leaves Arsenal for London rival West Ham

England midfielder Jack Wilshere said it felt "special" to be joining West Ham on a free transfer on Monday as it is the club he and his family supported. There has been a lot of toing and froing between both clubs this summer as West Ham look to make their second high-profile signing of the summer - the Hammers have already spent £22.5m to sig...

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"I'll show him!" - France's Giroud aims to prove Thierry Henry wrong

Didier Deschamps, the France manager, and Henry's captain when the World Cup and 2000 European Championship were won by Les Bleus , calls it "bizarre" that his compatriot will be on the opposing bench this afternoon, encouraging not Mbappe but the likes of Romelu Lukaku .

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  • Alonso denies any role in McLaren management changes
Alonso denies any role in McLaren management changes

We're going to have good and bad weekends ahead but we're not going to quit. "The third DRS zone probably gives us an opportunity to race as well, and the weather is great, so I think we have all the ingredients to see a good race". Asked what the target was for the rest of this campaign, Brown said: 'We're in a pretty big fight for fourth, fifth, ...

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  • Craig Dawson hands in West Bromwich Albion transfer request
Craig Dawson hands in West Bromwich Albion transfer request

West Bromwich Albion were relegated from the English Premier League and they will play in the Championship , which is the second division in the English football league system. The 25-year-old joins for an initial £6.5m to become the Baggies' first summer signing. He feels the addition of Johnstone is the first part of the process in getting W...

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  • Hamilton fastest in FP3, huge crash for Hartley
Hamilton fastest in FP3, huge crash for Hartley

The front left wheel of his auto lifted and skewed vertically as the suspension collapsed and he was left without control of the machine as it spun backwards heavily into the barriers. Hartley emerged uninjured, but his vehicle was unable to be rebuilt in time for qualifying, forcing him to back of the grid for the Grand Prix on Sunday (Monday NZ t...

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  • Spain coach Fernando Hierro steps down following World Cup elimination
Spain coach Fernando Hierro steps down following World Cup elimination

Hierro previously held the sports director position from 2007-2011, too, when the national team won the 2008 European Championship and the 2010 World Cup . Hierro was named caretaker manager as La Roja were dumped out at the round of 16 stage by hosts Russian Federation on penalties. Interestingly, the 50-year-old Hierro was handed the manageria...

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  • Pakistan face Australia in tri-series final
Pakistan face Australia in tri-series final

Fakhar Zaman , the opening batsman, notched his highest T20I score of 91 and shepherded his team home. However, the Australia cricket team can regain the second spot if India lose the ongoing three-match T20I series between Men-in-Blue and England today.

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  • Lyon manager on supposed ploy to retain Nabil Fekir
Lyon manager on supposed ploy to retain Nabil Fekir

Lyon head coach Bruno Genesio was recently unable to guarantee whether one of the key members of his side will still be at the club next season. "I would have liked him to play more for France ". Fekir is now in action at the World Cup for France and Les Bleus take on Belgium in the semi-final on Tuesday. Jurgen Klopp is now eyeing...

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  • Sebastian Vettel wins British GP, Lewis Hamilton second at Silverstone
Sebastian Vettel wins British GP, Lewis Hamilton second at Silverstone

Explaining the move immediately after the race, he said: "I was able to surprise him, I think he thought that I wouldn't dare [to go down] the inside and the braking zone was coming quite fast". Vettel pitted from the lead, but Bottas stayed out, to lead on lap 34, as did Hamilton. That early crossover creates the potential for undercut strateg...

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