by | June 20, 2018 | 02:17

Egypt will be hoping to collect some points when they face tournament hosts Russian Federation, with Salah waiting in the wings. With Salah - who has been battling a shoulder injury - watching on from the sidelines, Egypt's approach was largely compact and somewhat rugged and the first chance came as Cavani worked El-Shenawy from 20 yards.

by | June 20, 2018 | 01:46

Manchester United are believed to be on the lookout for attacking reinforcements this summer as Mourinho looks to assemble a squad capable of winning the Premier League title next season. There is one concrete bit of good news for Jürgen Klopp: teenage striker Rhian Brewster , who won the Golden Boot at the Under-17 World Cup in October, is set to sign a new lucrative five-year contract, while Daniel Sturridge is adamant he will fight for his place at Anfield.

by | June 20, 2018 | 01:29

Two of them lost their opening matches while the Italians had to settle for a draw. Germany , meanwhile, face an uphill task to become the first team to win back-to-back World Cups in 56 years. Mexico coach Juan Carlos Osorio and Miguel Layun celebrate at full time during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group F match against Germany at Luzhniki Stadium on June 17, 2018.

by | June 18, 2018 | 15:31

It is expected that Tite will stick to this policy of not committing to one captain for the duration of the tournament, in which Brazil are one of the favourites to lift the trophy. Some people we have conflicts [with], but what we have as a group is different characteristics, but we have respect, which is very good. Kroos, who plays for Real Madrid , anchors an experienced midfield that also includes Juventus' Sami Khedira, Mesut Ozil, Thomas Mueller and Marco Reus.

by | June 18, 2018 | 12:14

Fans had better stop jumping by Wednesday, when the Mexican team plays again, taking on Sweden . With this disappointing start by the Germans, it is yet to be seen if they can match Brazil's long-held record. Whether it was down to a distracting pre-World Cup scandal or the result of an average season at Arsenal, Mesut Ozil was woeful. " Mexico deserved to win and we made it too easy for them, even though we knew exactly how not to play against them".

by | June 18, 2018 | 11:48

Two penalties in four minutes lit the touchpaper in France and Australia 's Group C contest on the first Saturday morning of the World Cup . "I hoped that maybe one time there would be a very honest referee , and in that moment, that he wouldn't go to the video screen", the Dutchman said.

by | June 17, 2018 | 19:54

Egypt will start without Mohamed Salah in their World Cup opener against a full-strength Uruguay on Friday, in a setback for millions of Egyptians who are pinning their tournament hopes on the Liverpool striker. "He was fit to play against Uruguay but the coach did not want to take the risk", said the EFA. A video clip showed a cake coated in the colors of the Egyptian and Chechnya flags sitting on a table in the team's hotel lobby.

by | June 17, 2018 | 19:32

Sadio Mane is leading Senegal to their second ever World Cup, and they're hoping to replicate that 2002 team that made the quarter-finals. Senegal were solid in qualifying and this side has many positive aspects. Nawalka became a coach in 1996 and managed several Polish clubs, including his boyhood team Wisla Krakow where he won the championship as a player and manager.

by | June 17, 2018 | 19:29

They are doing everything they can to try to ensure National Basketball Association teams in the lottery that Porter is physically fit and deserving of a high draft pick on Thursday. Porter was cleared to play in March and participated in two games for Missouri, shooting 9-for-29 from the field. He was cleared to play just two weeks prior to his June 8 pro day.

by | June 17, 2018 | 17:52

Iceland's man-of-the-match Hannes Halldorsson revealed he had not only been studying Messi's penalties - but also going back to his own movements so as to outwit the Argentines. The Spartak Stadium in Moscow is a good venue to play football and returning to the Russian capital in July to contest the much-coveted FIFA World Cup Trophy would "be a miracle" for Iceland , Gyfil Sigurdsson, an attacking midfielder for the Icelandic football team, told TASS.

by | June 15, 2018 | 12:42

Arguably the most stylish team in the World Cup based on their playing strip, Nigeria has upped the ante ahead of the tournament kick-off with some visually stunning additions to their wardrobes. "Nigeria of course are among the favourites", Mikel laughed. Nigeria have already gone and wrapped up this World Cup on style points, and at an absolute canter.

by | June 15, 2018 | 12:02

Cricket - India v Afghanistan - Afghanistan Team's Press Conference - Bengaluru , India - June 13, 2018 - Afghanistan's cricket team captain Asghar Stanikzai (L) and Afghanistan's National Team Manager Shir Agha Hamkar address a news conference.

by | June 15, 2018 | 12:01

The forward communicated his decision two days after giving a press conference with France in which he revealed nothing and two days before Les Bleus' debut in the World Cup (against Australia on Saturday). The Frenchman revealed the snub to Barca in a freakish documentary entitled'The Decision' aired on a pay-to-view channel in Spain . 'We always come second or third.

by | June 15, 2018 | 11:43

Tottenham make the trip to Tyneside to play Newcastle United , while Chelsea go to Huddersfield and Manchester United host Leicester City . Indeed, the champions will face all of the three promoted teams in their opening six games before a hard August sees them take on Liverpool , Burnley and Tottenham Hotspur , all of whom finished in the top seven last season.

by | June 15, 2018 | 11:43

I enjoy the grind, really. "It would have had to have been eight years ago or more, " Gregory said of the last time he didn't break 90 for 18 holes. He then had to putt three more times . Winds of 25-30 km/h whipped across the course from the first tee-off in the morning, and added to the severely-sloping greens it was clear that there would not be too much fun had.

by | June 15, 2018 | 06:38

The opening day of the World Cup showed different sides of Russia's approach to gay rights, with the rainbow flag displayed during President Vladimir Putin's speech at the first game and a British LGBT activist detained for holding a protest.

by | June 13, 2018 | 03:04

Durant , who has worn the No. 35 all throughout his career with Texas, Oklahoma City and now Golden State, averaged 28.8 points during the Warriors' four-game sweep of LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA Finals , which ended Friday.

by | June 10, 2018 | 13:58

France Football Association president Noel Le Graet had suggested the move was nearly completed - according to reports in France - before Lyon's announcement. And on Saturday evening Lyon announced the deal was off , claiming their captain will remain at the club next season. The French outfit have not ruled out the possibility of Fekir moving to another European powerhouse though, provided that the price is right.

by | June 10, 2018 | 13:28

But before Thiem, the first Austrian man to reach a Major final since Thomas Muster triumphed at Roland Garros in 1995, finished off his 7-5, 7-6 (12-10), 6-1 victory to book his place in the final tomorrow, Cecchinato gave him quite a fight and a fright.

by | June 10, 2018 | 10:23

The report will undoubtedly stun Real supporters but it seems his decision is allegedly down to Florentino Perez failing to uphold his promises . The outlet reports that Ronaldo now earns €23.6m per season and had agreed with Perez to see that upped to €37m net after tax.