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July 7, 2018 5:50 am gmt |
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Belgium reached the World Cup semifinals for the first time in 32 years, holding off five-time champion Brazil 2-1 Friday in one of the country’s greatest soccer feats. A superb first half display by Belgium ended Brazil’s hopes of a record sixth World Cup crown as a Fernandinho own goal and a ...
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July 6, 2018 7:48 am gmt |
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The France captain said so much was at stake that there could be no room for error. “It’s a game that is going to be settled on the small details,” he told a news conference. “We cannot afford to give away cheap corners or free kicks or anything that close to our penalty box b...
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July 5, 2018 4:22 am gmt |
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North and South Korea joined forces for their first basketball friendly in 15 years on Wednesday (July 4) amid a warming of relations since the Winter Olympics in the South and easing tensions over the North’s nuclear and missile programs. Following female players’ match, male players too...
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July 4, 2018 3:51 am gmt |
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Former champions Maria Sharapova and Petra Kvitova both crashed out of Wimbledon in the opening round on Tuesday (July 3) and they were joined by men’s French Open finalist Dominic Thiem. Shaparova, the 2004 champion, was beaten by fellow-Russian Vitalia Diatchenko 6-7(3) 7-6(3) 6-4 on Court Tw...
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July 4, 2018 3:51 am gmt |
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Croatia came back after conceding in the opening minute to earn a World Cup quarter-final berth after edging Denmark 3-2 in a penalty shootout after the two sides drew 1-1 in the round of 16 match on Sunday (July 1). Two chaotic goals in the opening four minutes made for a rollicking start at the [&h...
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July 2, 2018 5:10 am gmt |
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More than 300 France fans gathered at a fan zone in Saint-Jean-De-Bournay, a small town near Lyon, on Saturday (June 30) to watch and celebrate France’s victory over Argentina. France’s interior minister, Gerard Collomb, announced there will be no World Cup matches’ shown in public ...
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July 1, 2018 3:52 am gmt |
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France have a number of options to limit Lionel Messi’s influence in their round of 16 clash against Argentina but they are also resigned that he could turn the match in an instant, coach Didier Deschamps said on Friday. Messi has yet to light up the World Cup in a stuttering Argentina side but...
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June 30, 2018 4:49 am gmt |
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Russian president Vladimir Putin and FIFA President Gianni Infantino opened an exhibition soccer match on a pitch in Red Square on Thursday (June 28), with Putin taking the ceremonial first kick. Russian youth players were joined by former star footballers from Brazil, Germany and Spain – Ronal...
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June 29, 2018 3:55 am gmt |
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Iran supporters were happy with their team’s performance in the 1-0 defeat by Spain on Wednesday evening in Kazan while Spanish fans were disappointed despite the victory. Iran fans praised the fighting spirit of their team although some thought they needed to attack more. Spanish supporters we...
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June 21, 2018 4:18 am gmt |
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World Cup hosts Russia virtually booked their place in the second round with a 3-1 win over Egypt on Tuesday (June 19) that moved them to top of Group A with six points from two games. Three goals in the space of 15 minutes early in the second half put the Russians firmly in command […]...
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June 20, 2018 3:36 am gmt |
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After failing to live up to pre-tournament hype with a disappointing 1-1 draw in their World Cup opener against Switzerland, members of the Brazil squad took to the training pitch on Monday in preparation for their next game. Brazil, who have won 17 of their 22 games under coach Tite, hope they can l...
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June 19, 2018 3:57 am gmt |
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Playing the King of Clay at the French Open is akin to scaling Mont Blanc without ropes and even an intrepid adventurer from Europe’s Alpine heartland found it a peak too steep as Rafael Nadal stormed to an 11th title on Sunday. Austria’s Dominic Thiem strained every sinew trying to cling...
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June 9, 2018 11:29 am gmt |
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Russian President Vladimir Putin welcomed fans and teams to the FIFA World Cup in a video statement released on Friday (June 8). Putin said it was a joy and honour to host the landmark international event and hoped that that fans will get to know Russia and learn about its identity, culture and histo...
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June 8, 2018 12:00 pm gmt |
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Former Olympic sprint champion Usain Bolt, and his World Eleven team, were put through their paces on Thursday (June 7), training for their Soccer Aid UNICEF soccer match on June 10. The squad are taking on an England team, captained by singer Robbie Williams, at Manchester United’s Old Traffor...
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June 5, 2018 12:04 pm gmt |
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Long distance swimmer Ben Lecomte set off from Japan’s east coast on Tuesday (June 5) in his bid to become the first person to swim across the Pacific Ocean. Lecomte’s two children Max and Anna swam out with him for a few hundred metres before leaving the 50-year-old Frenchman to continue...