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Among the Premier League stars on the national team rosters for this match are four of last season's top six goal scorers - England captainHarry Kane (Tottenham, second with 30 goals) and compatriots Jamie Vardy (Leicester City, fourth with 20 goals), and Raheem Sterling (Manchester City, fifth with 18 goals), and Belgium's Romelu Lukaku ( Manchester United , sixth with 16 goals).
  • Messi's Argentina have shot at World Cup redemption

    Messi's Argentina have shot at World Cup redemption

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    Portugal will face two-time winners Uruguay in Sochi on Saturday. Iceland will retain their renowned sense of optimism as they take on already-qualified Croatia on Tuesday in a bid to claw their way out of World Cup Group D , coach Heimir Hallgrimsson said.
  • Lyon president reveals Real Madrid are in for Nabil Fekir

    Lyon president reveals Real Madrid are in for Nabil Fekir

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    Despite interest from European Champions Real Madrid , The Mirror states "The Frenchman still wants to move to Reds". Responding to Liverpool's reported interest, he said: 'Liverpool? Asensio has the world at his feet at 22, having become a key part of the Real Madrid first-team setup over the last couple of seasons.
  • Argentina coach plots Nigeria downfall without Messi

    Argentina coach plots Nigeria downfall without Messi

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    The five-time Ballon d'Or victor initially brought his worldwide duty to a brief halt in 2016, before earning a call up months later to guide Argentina to the 2018 World Cup . But if they manage to win the game against Croatia, which is highly unlikely, then it will be another uphill struggle for La Albiceleste . A month on from Messi's rescue mission in Ecuador, he sat out a friendly as Nigeria beat Argentina 4-2 back in November to highlight how reliant even a squad containing ...
  • Oscar Robertson wonders: 'Where are the white athletes?'

    Oscar Robertson wonders: 'Where are the white athletes?'

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    Harden appeared in 72 games for the Western Conference finalists last season, averaging a league-leading 30.4 points, 8.8 assists and 5.4 rebounds over 35.4 minutes a night. Houston's James Harden took home the big daddy of all trophies when he was named the league's MVP. Harden will look to defend the award next season.
  • Colombia win 3-0 to knock Poland out of World Cup

    Colombia win 3-0 to knock Poland out of World Cup

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    Lewandowski might cringe when he sees that tweet again, but there was no ill feeling between him and Rodriguez as Colombia's talisman embraced a gutted Lewandowski at full-time. Whereas James was restricted to half-an-hour in Saransk on Tuesday, here he was fit enough to start alongside Quintero and the two of them proved far too much for Poland to handle.
  • Southgate Not Satisfied Despite England’s Thrashing Of Panama

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    Kane netted two unstoppable first-half penalties before a fortuitous third in the second period to become the first man since former Barcelona and Spurs striker Gary Lineker in 1986 to score a World Cup hattrick. "You go out there to win a game - the other bits are nonsense". All the England players on this occasion got carried away and forgot about this rule, so judging by FIFA's official rulebook, Panama should have been allowed to kick off and have all of their player's bearing ...
  • England hat-trick hero Kane basks in World Cup rout

    England hat-trick hero Kane basks in World Cup rout

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    In 2014, England complained about the heat in Brazil - particularly the humidity of the Amazonian jungle in the team's opening loss to Italy. Sweden's first-round walkover and Cuba needing a replay to defeat Romania contributed to the lopsided result as Henry Andersson and Gustav Wetterstrom each scored hat tricks in the 16-team knockout tournament - Cuba's only appearance in the World Cup to date.
  • Nick Kyrgios simulates sex act during Queen’s Club loss to Marin Cilic

    Nick Kyrgios simulates sex act during Queen’s Club loss to Marin Cilic

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    But if that incident offended British tennis fans they would have been choking on their tea when the 23-year-old pretended to masturbate in between his warm-up and the first game of his 7-6 (7-3) 7-6 (7-4) loss to the top seed. But it was the double fault midway through the match which Djokovic feels cost him so dearly. Just after the match, you know, I got a big blister. "If he serves well and he's physically feeling good, for sure", said the Australian, who could not cope with Cilic's ...
  • Hazard plays down Lukaku comment after Panama win

    Hazard plays down Lukaku comment after Panama win

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    Hazard walked through the mixed zone with his left leg strapped after receiving some physical treatment from debutants Panama . The Chelsea playmaker, who captained the Red Devils in their Russian Federation 2018 opener, was less than impressed by the first-half display of a man who netted 27 times for his club side last season.
  • Neymar hits back at critics after tears in Costa Rica match

    Neymar hits back at critics after tears in Costa Rica match

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    Bundchen posted an equally passionate video after Neymar buried an insurance goal in the 97th minute to secure the Seleção's first win of the tournament. Neymar had a running battle with the referee for most of the match. In truth, Brazil were well worth their victory today, but while it was Philipe Coutinho that made the difference against Costa Rica, Neymar, accidentally or otherwise, has once again pulled the spotlight on to himself with his actions.
  • Musa’s brace lifts Nigeria to victory over Iceland at World Cup

    Musa’s brace lifts Nigeria to victory over Iceland at World Cup

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    Against Iceland , an impact is certainly what he made, bagging both goals and becoming the record World Cup goal-scorer for his country in the process. Rohr said they will use any advantage they can. The victory leapfrogged the West Africans to the second spot in the Group D standings with three points behind leaders, Croatia who boast of six points.
  • England's Dele Alli 'unlikely' to face Panama

    England's Dele Alli 'unlikely' to face Panama

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    Sunday's match between England and Panama takes place at the Nizhny Novgorod Stadium and kicks off at 1pm. The revelation was the first indication the squad had that Raheem Sterling could be dropped after struggling to make an impression in the opening win against Tunisia on Monday and Marcus Rashford could lead the attack with captain Harry Kane.
  • Last gasp Shaqiri seals Swiss win over Serbia in Group E

    Last gasp Shaqiri seals Swiss win over Serbia in Group E

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    Xhaka, whose younger brother Taulant plays for Albania, is one of four Swiss internationals of Albanian heritage. You can see what I did, and it's just emotion, and I'm just happy to have scored the goal . The Swiss will advance to the round of 16 if they beat Costa Rica on Wednesday in Nizhny Novgorod. "You should always show respect", Switzerland coach Vladimir Petkovic said.
  • Hornets agree to trade Howard to Nets for Mozgov

    Hornets agree to trade Howard to Nets for Mozgov

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    Shortly after, Yahoo Sports' Shams Charania confirmed the deal and the pieces being flipped. He is due to make $23.8m this season, the final year of his contract. The Hornets will also receive the Nets' second-round pick (No. 45) in Thursday night's draft and a 2021 second-round pick, reports ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski .
  • Japanese World Cup Fans Clean Up The Stadium After Winning Against Colombia

    Japanese World Cup Fans Clean Up The Stadium After Winning Against Colombia

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    Day six of the World Cup threw up plenty of highlights. I think that things have developed but it's more complicated in our continent - we have realities that are not evident in other continents. "We fully trust our football, we have no hang-ups", Cisse added. Sixteen years later, the 42-year-old guided his team to another opening win, against Poland, in only their second World Cup participation ever.