Lukaku ties with Ronaldo in race for World Cup Golden Boot

Given that a second-place finish could give England an easier run to the final, don't be surprised to see Gareth Southgate's side leaving a few late tackles on Belgium's players during Thursday evening's match. Chelsea star Eden Hazard suffered a... More..

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Atleti coach Simeone weighs into Messi and Ronaldo debate
by | Thursday, June 28, 2018

Atleti coach Simeone weighs into Messi and Ronaldo debate

With one final group game to go, against Nigeria, Argentina have to secure victory with the hope that Iceland would lose, draw or win (by a lesser margin) to pave way for Messi and his team to the last 16 of F...More..

England crushing Panama 5-0 at halftime
by | Thursday, June 28, 2018

England crushing Panama 5-0 at halftime

Stones started the carnage as he headed in his first worldwide goal in the 8 minute from a Kieran Trippier corner. "Not many players score a hat-trick at a World Cup, so I'm proud of it". Sceptics might toss...More..

Lakers pressured to add Leonard before LeBron decision
by | Thursday, June 28, 2018

Lakers pressured to add Leonard before LeBron decision

When it comes to LeBron James' free agency, momentum appears to be on the Los Angeles' Lakers side. A Southern California native, Leonard reportedly wants to defect to the Lakers, but that team has a hard cho...More..

Russian Federation 2018 breaks World Cup penalties record
by | Thursday, June 28, 2018

Russian Federation 2018 breaks World Cup penalties record

It was the record 19th spot kick awarded in the tournament, which has yet to reach the knockout stage. Iran earned a stoppage-time penalty, again with the help of VAR, when Sardar Azmoun's header struck the a...More..

United React To Lukaku's World Cup Heroics With Outstanding Tweet
by | Thursday, June 28, 2018

United React To Lukaku's World Cup Heroics With Outstanding Tweet

Already by far Belgium's top scorer in all global competitions with 40, at just 25 Lukaku is carrying high hopes that he is the final piece in a jigsaw - providing the clinical finish that intricate build-u...More..

Chocolatey Messi: Moscow confectioners' sculpture-size gift on footballer's birthday
by | Thursday, June 28, 2018

Chocolatey Messi: Moscow confectioners' sculpture-size gift on footballer's birthday

If there is one trophy that makes Lionel Messi "one of the" and not "the" Greatest Of All Time (G.O.A.T) in football is the FIFA World Cup or any other worldwide major for his country. Just as Portugal, Arg...More..

Panama coach declares the team
by | Thursday, June 28, 2018

Panama coach declares the team "tactical virgins" after England thrashing

He said Mr Southgate's team could be the "surprise package" of the tournament. And at least 5,000 more England fans will board flights to Russian Federation this week as "World Cup fever" takes over. Tottenha...More..

Day 3 recap — Travelers Championship
by | Thursday, June 28, 2018

Day 3 recap — Travelers Championship

And, he had a good shot, until Bubba Watson came back from 6 strokes down. "I can't do any more than that". The American finished at 17-under 263 to become the first three-times victor on the PGA Tour thi...More..

Body found in freezer at stadium before Reds-Braves game
by | Thursday, June 28, 2018

Body found in freezer at stadium before Reds-Braves game

The worker's body was discovered by another worker. "This is still an active investigation", O'Hara said. The investigation is ongoing and the Braves are working with police to help determine what happened....More..

Story of the match: England complete whitewash of Australia
by | Thursday, June 28, 2018

Story of the match: England complete whitewash of Australia

England were in a parlous position at 27 for four, chasing Australia's total of 205 all out, when the gifted, powerful Butler came to the crease and played one a masterful innings. "No, I don't think so", ...More..

Brazil outclass Serbia to qualify for last 16
by | Thursday, June 28, 2018

Brazil outclass Serbia to qualify for last 16

Serbia ended in third place on three points and are eliminated along with Costa Rica. Serbia need a win or combination of a draw plus a multi-goal loss from Switzerland to make it to the knockout rounds. The...More..

Reaction to VAR decisions as Spain, Portugal advance
by | Thursday, June 28, 2018

Reaction to VAR decisions as Spain, Portugal advance

Put Godin and Pepe together and you would have a superb, albeit incredibly slow, centre-back pairing to get past. In the first half alone, Khalid Boutaib burst through the Spanish backline - scoring once and fi...More..

Belgium's Lukaku a Doubt for England Clash, Says Martinez
by | Thursday, June 28, 2018

Belgium's Lukaku a Doubt for England Clash, Says Martinez

England are now above Belgium in the table, as they have two yellow cards (minus-2) to Belgium's three (minus-3). "We had to suffer in spells, but when we were in full flow we were sharp". For example, if B...More..

Messi is not a leader, he is no Ronaldo, claims Petit
by | Thursday, June 28, 2018

Messi is not a leader, he is no Ronaldo, claims Petit

The footballer will hope the similarities end there, however, as he has been accused of melting under the intense pressure on his shoulders in Russian Federation after Argentina claimed just one point from thei...More..

Polite Japan Fans Clean Stadium After World Cup Win
by | Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Polite Japan Fans Clean Stadium After World Cup Win

However, the actions of the Senegalese and Japanese fans following the victory has given the football world plenty of joy and their counterparts from other countries ideal role models. " It's not just part of...More..

Iceland must turn defence into attack to keep World Cup dream alive
by | Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Iceland must turn defence into attack to keep World Cup dream alive

A win would take Nigeria through to the knockout rounds while a draw will be enough providing Iceland do not beat group leaders Croatia by a big enough margin. However, as he launched the ball into the Ni...More..

Jordan Henderson targets Belgium win and says England are ready for anyone
by | Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Jordan Henderson targets Belgium win and says England are ready for anyone

At the Nizhny Novgorod Stadium, under balmy conditions, England went on a goal-scoring spree that made Panama look like an uninvited guest at an oligarch's yacht party. England face Belgium in their fina...More..

Argentina's possible XI for crunch match against Nigeria
by | Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Argentina's possible XI for crunch match against Nigeria

As for Nigeria, a draw would be enough as long as Iceland fail to beat Croatia but William Troost-Ekong knows that writing off Messi - who turned 31 on Sunday - could prove a fatal error. "I get the feeling th...More..

Mexico see off South Korea despite late Son stunner
by | Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Mexico see off South Korea despite late Son stunner

The result from the second Group F match on Saturday, between Germany and Sweden in Sochi, will also have a bearing on South Korea's World Cup fate. The hapless Koreans, who have no points after two gam...More..