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On his 100th worldwide cap, the Barcelona striker tapped home the winning goal from close range in the 23rd minute - his first of the tournament. A pair of goals were acknowledged in stoppage time , making the scoreline more asymmetrical, but they left Juan Antonio Pizzi-led national football club with a road to run against Luis Suarez , Edinson Cavani and the rest of the Uruguay squad.
  • Gregg Popovich meets with Kawhi Leonard in California

    Gregg Popovich meets with Kawhi Leonard in California

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    Leonard did not want the meeting and has been making himself hard to reach for the Spurs on goal, according to ESPN's report . A right quadriceps injury, that saw him miss the first 27 games of the season, ultimately flared back up and saw him miss nearly the entire 2017-18 campaign, and was also the apparent catalyst of the rift that has formed between him and the Spurs organization.
  • Uruguay vs Saudi Arabia Playing 11

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    Uruguay have only won their first two matches at a World Cup on two occasions prior to 2018, the aforementioned campaign in 1954 and the 1930 tournament where they were the hosts and eventual winners. Maybe Saudi Arabia isn't the worst team at the World Cup? "They've got a lot of good players with a lot of experience, and for a lot of them it could be their last chance at a World Cup ".
  • Polite Japan Fans Clean Stadium After World Cup Win

    Polite Japan Fans Clean Stadium After World Cup Win

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    Aliou Cisse was captain of the famous Senegal side that shocked the world in 2002 by beating France, the winners of the World Cup in 1998. In the 2014 World Cup, Samurai Blue supporters brought big trash bags with them for use after the match with Colombia in Recife, Brazil.
  • Did American World Cup Referee Ask Cristiano Ronaldo For His Jersey?

    Did American World Cup Referee Ask Cristiano Ronaldo For His Jersey?

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    Ronaldo's fourth-minute goal moved him past the legendary Ferenc Puskas onto 85, and now only Iran's Ali Daei has scored more worldwide goals (109) than the Real Madrid forward. "You know, we have 22 other players than Cristiano", added Santos. "I think we deserved a lot more". But Portugal's supremacy was confined to the scoresheet because for possession, passes made and attempts on goal Morocco were the superior team .
  • M’Baye Niang pounces to secure Senegal victory after Poland mix-up

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    Szczesney came rushing out to collect a wayward back-pass but completely mistimed his run and failed to clear the ball, allowing Niang to tap into an open goal for Senegal's all-important second goal. The seeded team in the group, Poland had been hoping to inflict a fifth straight defeat on Russian Federation 2018's African contingent but they did not account for their opponents' tactical discipline or good fortune.
  • Neymar misses Brazil World Cup training

    Neymar misses Brazil World Cup training

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    But they could not get another one in front of a very Brazil-friendly crowd at the Rostov Arena. And here's how he reacted on Twitter, in trademark Federer style! Brazil, chasing a sixth World Cup title while simultaneously trying to erase memories of 2014's 7-1 semi-final defeat, had started positively.
  • The Spurs Won't Trade Kawhi Leonard At All Until This Happens

    The Spurs Won't Trade Kawhi Leonard At All Until This Happens

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    ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski‏ reports that Leonard wants to play in his native Los Angeles - preferably for the Lakers - but of course the Spurs are not obligated to deal him there. In that scenario, assuming James and George signed as free agents, Los Angeles would only have them, Leonard , and Deng under contract. The Celtics, for instance, could trade one of their multiple first round picks, as well as a young, rising player like Jaylen Brown, Terry Rozier , or Jayson Tatum, or ...
  • Uruguay win, all eyes on Morocco vs Iran

    Uruguay win, all eyes on Morocco vs Iran

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    In the second round in group A will play: Russia - Egypt (19 June) and Uruguay - Saudi Arabia (June 20). Salah, who scored 44 goals for Liverpool last season, was an unused substitute as Egypt fell to a late 1-0 defeat to Uruguay in their opening group game on Thursday.
  • All of Mexico cheers win over champ Germany

    All of Mexico cheers win over champ Germany

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    Natural disaster sensors in Mexico city were triggered by fans jumping in celebration of their team's winning goal against Germany . Soccer Football - World Cup - Group F - Germany vs Mexico - Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow, Russia - June 17, 2018 Germany's Mesut Ozil, Julian Draxler, Thomas Muller and Toni Kroos look dejected after Mexico's Hirving Lozano (not pictured) scored their first goal.
  • ICC charges Dinesh Chandimal for breaching the Code of Conduct

    ICC charges Dinesh Chandimal for breaching the Code of Conduct

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    Sri Lanka refused to take to the field after umpires instructed that the ball be changed - with a new one to be selected by the Windies - before the start of play. By tea, the home side had reached 241-5. Opener Devon Smith fell for 61, having added only eight to his overnight half-century, while wicketkeeper/batsman Shane Dowrich followed up his century in the first Test with 55.
  • Antoine Griezmann: Atletico Madrid forward to stay at La Liga club

    Antoine Griezmann: Atletico Madrid forward to stay at La Liga club

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    Griezmann can now fully focus on France's World Cup campaign which gets underway against Australia in Kazan on Saturday. Griezmann scored 29 goals in 48 games for Atletico last season, as Diego Simeone's men battled to second place in La Liga and also lifted the Europa League.
  • Who will win the Golden Boot? Lionel Messi? Neymar?

    Who will win the Golden Boot? Lionel Messi? Neymar?

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    It is actually a wonder Argentina's problems do not run deeper, given how the AFA was operating without a president for nearly two years after board members were embroiled in the Federation Internationale de Football Association scandal and the organisation flirted with bankruptcy.
  • Liverpool to be first opponents at Tottenham’s new stadium

    Liverpool to be first opponents at Tottenham’s new stadium

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    The coaching staff were keen to place a home game within the early fixtures so we shall have one home game at Wembley. The games against Manchester United will first be staged at the Etihad Stadium on 10 November, while the game across the city at Old Trafford will be featured on 16 March.
  • Cecchinato vows to prove French Open semi-final outing was no fluke

    Cecchinato vows to prove French Open semi-final outing was no fluke

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    Once Nadal stole the opener with a break in the 10th game, it was one-way traffic as he left Del Potro trailing in a cloud of Parisian clay dust to set up a final against Dominic Thiem. Thiem has shown in the past that there is a way to beat Nadal on a clay court by simply hitting every ball as hard as he can. Cecchinato, whose career was nearly derailed two years ago by a match-fixing scandal before his name was cleared, stopped the rot in the sixth game.
  • Harry Kane says England will be 'aggressive and brave' at World Cup

    Harry Kane says England will be 'aggressive and brave' at World Cup

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    England manager Gareth Southgate has insisted that club rivalries will not taint his side's hopes of enjoying a successful World Cup campaign in Russian Federation. "Everybody wants the end result, and everyone wants to go and win". "I'm confident it won't happen - I won't say 100 per cent because you never know in football - but in this team we wear our heart on our sleeve".
  • Democrats Invite Golden State Warriors To Congress

    Democrats Invite Golden State Warriors To Congress

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    Monday, Warriors general manager Bob Myers-the man who assembled this absurd roster-said the team will do whatever it takes to bring back K.D. He said the back-to-back Finals MVP could have " whatever he wants ". But Myers walked back his claim at the Warriors championship parade by making an odd joke on stage at Durant's expense. Then there was Nick Young, who, after winning his first National Basketball Association title in as many seasons with the Warriors, declared that he would no ...
  • Pederson: Eagles moving on from White House saga

    Pederson: Eagles moving on from White House saga

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    Several members of the Eagles , including safety Malcolm Jenkins - one of the leaders of the Players Coalition - and defensive end Chris Long , said before Trump extended the invitation that they would not attend if invited. "Honoring America! NFL, no escaping to Locker Rooms", the president tweeted . Trump previously stated that he agreed with the NFL's decision but, in a tweet on Tuesday, wrote: "Staying in the Locker Room for the playing of our National Anthem is as disrespectful ...
  • Harry Kane signs new 6-year contract with Tottenham

    Harry Kane signs new 6-year contract with Tottenham

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    Tottenham are due to return to White Hart Lane next season, after a season as tenants at Wembley. Kane's deal is expected to be announced later today, while further extensions are expected to follow, with fellow England worldwide Dele Alli in similar discussions with the club.
  • Ronaldo can't block Neymar move, says Marcelo

    Ronaldo can't block Neymar move, says Marcelo

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    Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo wishes to stay in Europe if he carries out his threat of leaving the Spanish capital this summer - ruling out any potential move to Major League Soccer or the Chinese Super League at this stage of his career.