• England football fans celebrate in the streets after victory over Sweden
England football fans celebrate in the streets after victory over Sweden

Asked who he'd rather play in the semis - Russian Federation or Croatia - he replied: "It's about us as a team ". England midfielder Eric Dier has told ESPN Brasil he wants the team to inspire future generations after they reached a first World Cup semifinal since 1990.

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  • I'll be fit to face Croatia, says Jordan Henderson
I'll be fit to face Croatia, says Jordan Henderson

Courtois had claimed that Pickford was too short after he was beaten by an Adnan Januzaj curler in Belgium's 1-0 win over England during the group stage of the tournament. England will now face Sweden in the Quarter Final game this Saturday from 3PM on BBC One . The Three Lions broke with tradition on Tuesday to seal progress from the last ...

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  • Arsenal And Tottenham Linked With Big Money Move For Barcelona Midfield Star
Arsenal And Tottenham Linked With Big Money Move For Barcelona Midfield Star

The timing will depend on whether he flies straight from Russian Federation to London now Uruguay are out of the World Cup following their quarter-final defeat to France , or travels via his homeland. The 22-year-old is yet to have a summer break after featuring for Uruguay at the World Cup. The gunners have already reached an agreement with S...

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  • Rumor: Houston Rockets interested in signing Carmelo Anthony
Rumor: Houston Rockets interested in signing Carmelo Anthony

CITY-Carmelo Anthony will leave the Oklahoma City Thunder over the summer according to an ESPN report. "The Houston Rockets , Miami Heat and Los Angeles Lakers are among multiple teams expected to express interest in Anthony, sources tell ESPN ".

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  • Sweden beats Switzerland 1-0 in the Round of 16 match
Sweden beats Switzerland 1-0 in the Round of 16 match

Emil Forsberg's deflected shot proved the difference at the Saint Petersburg Stadium, where Sweden shaded a scrappy contest to reach the last eight for the first time since 1994. Their build-up play was sloppy, with the best effort falling to Remo Freuler with a late header that was saved by Robin Olsen . England has eliminated Colombia a...

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  • Boosting your odds on all the World Cup games
Boosting your odds on all the World Cup games

In terms of World Cup history, Brazil have won the World Cup five times but have been knocked out in the quarter-finals in two of the last three tournaments. Even in the round of 16, they somehow managed to win in the penalty shootout and qualified for the quarters. "As for ourselves, we're focusing on our team and (this is) our strongest sid...

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  • Highlights of Wimbledon day three
Highlights of Wimbledon day three

But 27-year-old Dane Wozniacki, the victor at Eastbourne last week, crashed out in a 6-4, 1-6, 7-5 defeat to Russia's world number 35 Ekaterina Makarova. "I haven't played her in a while". He said he "felt good" and "less nervous" than he did in his previous match, his first-round win over Dušan Lajović on Monday.

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  • It's mum v mum as Serena makes Wimbledon last 16
It's mum v mum as Serena makes Wimbledon last 16

The Serb next faces home hope Kyle Edmund, a 6-4 7-6 (7-0) 6-2 victor over American Bradley Klahn. The world number 133 is in the third round for the first time after winning back-to-back matches on the main tour for only the second time in 2018.

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  • Japan leaves 'thank you' note and clean lockers after World Cup loss
Japan leaves 'thank you' note and clean lockers after World Cup loss

Sharing a picture of their spotless post-match dressing room, Janssens wrote: "This is the Japanese dressingroom (sic) after losing to Belgium in the 94' minute. But it's what they did next that really impressed many people across the globe: they left their locker room in utterly impeccable condition despite their heart-wrenching FIFA World Cup ...

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  • Kevin Durant Will Sign Two-Year Max Deal With Warriors
Kevin Durant Will Sign Two-Year Max Deal With Warriors

For the second time in his career, James is saying goodbye to the Cleveland Cavaliers , who drafted the teenage sensation from Akron in 2003 and have to be satisfied with winning just one title in the 11 years they had him. The Ringer's Kevin O'Connor reported that Cousins would be an "increasingly likely target" for the Lakers on a short-term, ma...

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  • DeMarcus Cousins' Deal With the Warriors Broke NBA Twitter
DeMarcus Cousins' Deal With the Warriors Broke NBA Twitter

The draft provided some exciting glimpses of the future for fans of several long-downtrodden squads, and the start of free agency offered a seismic shift in LeBron James's move from the Cavaliers to the Lakers. Instead, they signed Julius Randle , who should be a help to New Orleans in the first of Davis's final two years under contract. Since...

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  • Leishman, Tiger six behind in PGA event
Leishman, Tiger six behind in PGA event

Francesco Molinari is a man stuck between continents. "Flushed the tee shot on 10, it's a daunting tee shot, and made a great putt for eagle [48 feet]", he said. Molinari is just the second national-born Italian to win on the PGA Tour , following Toney Penna, who won four times between 1937-47. So I'm seeing the lines again , I'm rolling the b...

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  • LeBron weighing many free agency options
LeBron weighing many free agency options

LeBron James will play for a Western Conference team for the first time in his career. ESPN reported he is signing a four-year deal that will be worth $US160 million. Leonard isn't a free agent but he has been holding out from the Spurs and it's no secret both he and the team want a trade. He played all 82 games for the first time and averaged 2...

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  • Calm Verstappen wins Austrian GP on bleak day for Mercedes
Calm Verstappen wins Austrian GP on bleak day for Mercedes

Hamilton's retirement is his first in 33 Grand Prix stretching back to Malaysia in 2016. It was Verstappen's fourth career victory as he came home ahead of the Ferraris of Kimi Raikkonen and Sebastian Vettel , who regained the lead in the drivers championship ahead of Hamilton by a single point.

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  • Lance Stephenson agrees to join Los Angeles Lakers on one-year deal
Lance Stephenson agrees to join Los Angeles Lakers on one-year deal

When James previously signed as a free agent with the Miami Heat, he joined Dwyane Wade and Chris Both to form a superstar trio, likewise, Kevin Love joined James in his return to the Cavaliers. "We look forward to the retirement of the famous #23 Cavs jersey one day down the line..." That comes following a season in which he played in just 18 ...

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  • LeBron James Inks A $154M Deal With The Los Angeles Lakers
LeBron James Inks A $154M Deal With The Los Angeles Lakers

The Lakers might have been trying, but they didn't acquire another star to prove to James that they could build something special in order for him to commit to a four-year, $154 million deal. There's little doubt James has some quality years ahead of him. All three of those players will have designs on a title next season. Conversely, the Easte...

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  • Joachim Low to consider position after Germany's 'deserved' exit
Joachim Low to consider position after Germany's 'deserved' exit

So, are Mexico and South Korea now the unlikeliest of best friends? The German Football Association (DFB) has apologised to the nation the morning after Joachim Low's side were sensationally knocked out of the World Cup with a 2-0 defeat to South Korea .

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  • Lonzo Ball could be reason the Lakers don't get Kawhi Leonard
Lonzo Ball could be reason the Lakers don't get Kawhi Leonard

Leonard, who wants the Spurs to trade him, reportedly would prefer to head to the Lakers . Only three days ago, ESPN reported that "pressure is mounting" for the Lakers to deal for Leonard. There's no timetable on when anything will happen, but with LeBron James' opt-out, could the Lakers rush for a conclusion and put together their ...

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  • Paul George, Russell Westbrook Friendship Factor in PG Choosing Thunder
Paul George, Russell Westbrook Friendship Factor in PG Choosing Thunder

ESPN reported on Wednesday that James - who has also been linked to the Lakers - would be hesitant to take his talents to Los Angeles without another star player doing so far. "That's always been, I feel with players, they want that option", George said at exit interviews after the season. ESPN's Royce Young tweeted that Westbrook "left a fa...

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  • Lionel Messi's New Hotel Is Opposite A Cristiano Ronaldo Mural
Lionel Messi's New Hotel Is Opposite A Cristiano Ronaldo Mural

The same also goes for Uruguay and Portugal, two similar teams with similar strategies. There is a growing rumour around the Argentina football team that coach Jorge Sampaoli has lost his influence over La Albiceleste in the wake of abysmal performances in FIFA World Cup group matches.

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  • England vs. Belgium live stream info, channel
England vs. Belgium live stream info, channel

Players such as Jordan Henderson, who covered more than 10 km against minnows Panama , are happy to take on the role of unsung hero in the centre of midfield, and free up space for flair players such as Jesse Lingard. Whether Southgate's comments are just lip service or a statement of intent remains to be seen. Southgate appears to be gesturing ...

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  • JIMMY'S TAKE | The NBA's free agency showdown is set to begin
JIMMY'S TAKE | The NBA's free agency showdown is set to begin

In this picture, James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers looks on in the first quarter against the Golden State Warriors during Game Four of the 2018 NBA Finals at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio, on June 8, 2018. On Saturday, LeBron James will make his decision weather to opt into the final year of his contract with the Cleveland Cavalie...

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  • Serena Williams seeded No. 25 at Wimbledon, Roger Federer No. 1
Serena Williams seeded No. 25 at Wimbledon, Roger Federer No. 1

It reserves the right to change the women's seedings to "produce a balanced draw" and Williams , whose protected ranking does not guarantee a seeding, clearly is a special case. They are followed by Marin Cilic , Alexander Zverev and Juan Martin del Potro . Just last month the WTA and the French Open were in hot water when the second tennis maj...

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  • Senegal eliminated from World Cup over yellow cards
Senegal eliminated from World Cup over yellow cards

That resulted in the rarely-used fair play rule to determine which team advanced. With six yellow cards in three group games, Senegal were eliminated because Japan had only been issued four, leaving Africa without a representative in the last 16.

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  • Joachim Low criticizes Ozil after Germany exit
Joachim Low criticizes Ozil after Germany exit

In each of the last three finals - and in four of the last five - the holders failed to make it out of the group stages. Italy had won the 2006 World Cup despite coming into the tournament on the back of the Calciopoli scandal that racked European football and led to the relegation of Juventus.

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  • Senegal vs. Colombia - Football Match Report
Senegal vs. Colombia - Football Match Report

After his display in their last match against Poland, Colombian hopes had again been pinned on the shoulders of Rodríguez, who had spearheaded their run to the last quarterfinals four years ago. Senegal kept trying to get a goal that would have sent it to the next round, but Colombia defended well. The first flashpoint came soon after when San...

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  • LeBron James would 'let the roster come together' for Lakers — Rival GM
LeBron James would 'let the roster come together' for Lakers — Rival GM

On Tuesday, Lakers president of basketball operations Magic Johnson laughed off the idea of being anxious about the pressure to bring superstars to Los Angeles, citing the number of NBA Finals he played in. However, chances of landing Kawhi Leonard and LeBron James , future plans should be changed. The point guard went on to say that his...

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  • Should England lose to Belgium? Former Three Lions stars fire warning
Should England lose to Belgium? Former Three Lions stars fire warning

The teams have been among World Cup 2018's top scoring sides after Game 2, but their attacking prowess will fade under the pressure that accompanies this decisive game. And Will Tomlinson, 34, from Retford, in Nottinghamshire, said he hoped for an English influx as the team progressed through the tournament. Unlike Southgate, the former Everton...

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  • Defending Champions Germany Must Beat South Korea
Defending Champions Germany Must Beat South Korea

And former national team forward Andersson has seen potential in the current crop of players, who headed to Russian Federation with relatively minimal expectations. You do not have to be successful for a long time . I think they can do well, but everything has to go well. Andersson was part of the 1994 World Cup side that remarkably reached th...

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  • Germany to face South Korea in do-or-die contest
Germany to face South Korea in do-or-die contest

Yes, Marco Reus had a better game in the No10 role than Ozil had against Mexico, but Julian Draxler wasn't at his best and Thomas Muller was yet again shockingly poor. Joachim Low's men gave themselves a big chance of making the knockout rounds of the competition when they beat the Swedes 2-1 on Saturday thanks to a late goal from Toni Kroos .

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