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England aim to join France in World Cup final England aim to join France in World Cup final
- Июля 11, 2018

There are concerns that fatigue could be a factor for Zlatko Dalic's side, given they were forced to come through 120 minutes and penalties against both the hosts and Denmark in the last two rounds. The victor Wednesday advances to Sunday's final against France. Defender Dejan Lovren dismissed suggestions that the team would be exhausted after extra time and two penalty shootouts in their last two match matches. (more...)
Liverpool open Xherdan Shaqiri transfer negotiations with Stoke City Liverpool open Xherdan Shaqiri transfer negotiations with Stoke City
- Июля 11, 2018

The Switzerland global, now on holiday after appearing at the World Cup, has a release clause in the region of £13.5million and the Potters are resigned to losing one of their prized assets after relegation from the Premier League . Liverpool got lucky last season in that their front three - Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane and Mo Salah - remained fit and healthy for the majority of the campaign, but their lack of depth was exposed during the Champions League final, when Salah departed injured. (more...)
Pogba dedicates France semi win to rescued Thai boys Pogba dedicates France semi win to rescued Thai boys
- Июля 11, 2018

To be fair to Neville he has been gushing over England's performances in Russian Federation, so he will be quite happy to have been proved wrong by wing back Trippier, centre-back Maguire and goalkeeper Pickford, who have all been enormous so far for the their Country. (more...)
Medicals due for Jorginho and Mahrez after bids accepted Medicals due for Jorginho and Mahrez after bids accepted
- Июля 11, 2018

After the successes of last season, many had called the side the one of the greatest Premier League teams of all time, not least because of the insane points total they achieved at the end of the campaign. Mahrez was close to joining City on Deadline Day in January, but Leicester asked for £80 million (R1.36 billion) at the time, and City pulled out of the deal. (more...)
Williams, Isner differ on possible Trump visit at Wimbledon Williams, Isner differ on possible Trump visit at Wimbledon
- Июля 11, 2018

The 26-year-old faces German 13th seed Julia Goerges or Croatian world number 55 Donna Vekic on Tuesday. One break in each of the three sets was all that decided the fixture, as Williams mimicked Giorgi's guarded game after going a break up in the first, completing a polished performance in a little less than two hours. (more...)
England nowhere near their potential, says manager Gareth Southgate England nowhere near their potential, says manager Gareth Southgate
- Июля 11, 2018

England manager Gareth Southgate says he knew that the negative press about Russian Federation leading up to this summer's World Cup would not turn out to be true. "We had to defend very deep sometimes", Deschamps said. "I am here with them today to write a new page in history, the most handsome page". Gareth Southgate and his waistcoat-wearing antics has done absolute wonders for Marks and Spencers. (more...)
Kick-by-kick look at the shootout between Russia and Croatia Kick-by-kick look at the shootout between Russia and Croatia
- Июля 11, 2018

Fernandes , who was born in Brazil but rejected a chance to play for that country's national team in 2011, sent his penalty kick wide of the net in the shootout, giving Croatia the advantage. "We watched the game today and saw how good they are from dead-ball situations, so will have to focus more on defending set-pieces, because we conceded towards the end today from a set-piece and we will have to improve that element of our game". (more...)
Eden Hazard Discusses Real Madrid Amid Chelsea Exit Rumours Eden Hazard Discusses Real Madrid Amid Chelsea Exit Rumours
- Июля 11, 2018

Olivier Giroud speaks glowingly of Kylian Mbappe and Chelsea teammate Eden Hazard before France and Belgium lock horns in their World Cup semifinal. The two European big-hitters have progressed to the final four of the World Cup in Russian Federation after overcoming some high-profile opposition en route. (more...)
Harry Maguire Says His Dad Is To Blame For His 'Slab Head' Harry Maguire Says His Dad Is To Blame For His 'Slab Head'
- Июля 11, 2018

The real party started when the final whistle blew. "They made a commitment of trying to help each other become a high-performance squad and to come together to be as good as we can at worldwide level has been a two-year process". Thoughts of history and playing greats of the past are never far away at World Cup semi-finals. Belgium is unbeaten in 24 matches and finished the group matches as one of the teams with 100% record. (more...)
Barcelona set their sights on Eden Hazard Barcelona set their sights on Eden Hazard
- Июля 11, 2018

Hazard said that his country will find it hard to beat France if Chelsea teammate N'Golo Kante "is at his best" for Les Bleus. Real Madrid are on the verge of losing Cristiano Ronaldo to Juventus and will undoubtedly look at a number of big stars to replace their Portuguese talisman. (more...)
France vs Belgium - Preview, Live Match | 10 Jul 2018 France vs Belgium - Preview, Live Match | 10 Jul 2018
- Июля 10, 2018

The Chelsea striker has 31 goals in his 80 career caps, good for joint-fourth place on France's all-time list. It will be more than just football when Belgium takes on France in the first semi-final of the 2018 FIFA world cup. - Antoine Griezmann has scored seven goals in his last six knockout-stage matches in major tournaments, beginning with his Golden Boot-clinching displays at Euro 2016. (more...)
Riyad Mahrez completes Manchester City move
- Июля 10, 2018

Mahrez made 180 appearances in Leicester City colours, scoring 48 goals. The 27-year-old winger joins the Premier League champions on a five-year deal after the two sides reached an agreement. He beats defenders and creates space", City director of football Txiki Begiristain said. "I think we can be successful over the coming years and I believe my own game can develop under Pep's management". (more...)
Real's Ronaldo switches to Juve
- Июля 10, 2018

I have had fabulous teammates in the dressing room and on the pitch, I have felt the passion of an incredible set of fans and together we have won three consecutive Champions Leagues and four in five years . The signing of the latest Ballon d'Or victor and top scorer in the UCL for the last six seasons represents a major coup for Juventus , which has had a stranglehold on the Italian title since 2012 but has not won Europe's top prize since 1996. (more...)
William Dunlop Dies at 32 William Dunlop Dies at 32
- Июля 10, 2018

William's brother Michael, who holds the record for the fastest lap at Skerries, was also taking part in the practice run when William was killed. The session was immediately red flagged but Dunlop was pronounced dead soon after having been attended to by medics. (more...)
Stars With African Roots In World Cup Semi-Final Stars With African Roots In World Cup Semi-Final
- Июля 10, 2018

He said: "I can't wait, I just wish it was now". Southgate will be hoping the bracelet continues to bring him luck when England play Croatia in the World Cup semi-final in Moscow on Wednesday night. More than just being a brilliant song, Three Lions represents a narrative departure from previous football anthems. Combine their runs in behind defences with Raheem Sterling's tremendous pace, England's threat from set-pieces and a goal-hungry team, and Croatia's centre-backs could ... (more...)
Gianluigi Buffon ‘confirmed as Paris St Germain player on Monday’ Gianluigi Buffon ‘confirmed as Paris St Germain player on Monday’
- Июля 10, 2018

Winning the UEFA Champions League title with PSG would be a great career milestone for Buffon, as he has reached the final in 2003, 2015, and 2017 but never won. "They have some extraordinarily talented players and an extraordinary coach". "I've come to an ambitious club, where everyone wants to win". I spent 10 years at Parma and 17 at Juventus and created a comfort zone and that doesn't motivate me. (more...)
Raptors 'Generate Buzz' As Possible Trade Spot For Kawhi Leonard Raptors 'Generate Buzz' As Possible Trade Spot For Kawhi Leonard
- Июля 10, 2018

However, the most recent development came last week when the 28-year-old reportedly had a change of heart and no longer wanted to play alongside James . Unlike the 76ers and Celtics, the Raptors don't possess a bevy of assets to swing a Leonard trade. He will consider Philly. The problem, however, is both Boston and Philadelphia are keeping their top players "off limits" as per ESPN. (more...)
LeBron officially signs contract with Lakers LeBron officially signs contract with Lakers
- Июля 10, 2018

The four-time MVP victor has played in the past eight NBA Finals with the Heat and the Cavs, winning three titles during that period. Lakers president of basketball operations Magic Johnson said: "LeBron is special". but how does it change the value of the team that he left behind? Pelinka said it was an honor that James wanted to join the team. "Let's welcome #LAbron to LA the only way we know how!" a post on Blaze Pizza's Facebook page announcing the promotion stated. (more...)
France v Belgium: Mbappe misses training but Deschamps eases fears France v Belgium: Mbappe misses training but Deschamps eases fears
- Июля 10, 2018

They know how to counterattack. Then there's the heading ability of its defenders Jan Vertonghen and Vincent Kompany, and of midfielder Marouane Fellaini . "When you go to a club overseas and play against one from your own country, you are part of the enemy", the France manager told the press. Previous results: In group play, defeated Australia, 2-1; defeated Peru, 1-0; tied Denmark, 0-0. (more...)
New Zealand cyclist wins stage on Tour de France New Zealand cyclist wins stage on Tour de France
- Июля 10, 2018

The Quick-Step Floors rider launched his sprint far from the line, and made sure of the win with a second burst of speed to beat world champion Peter Sagan and German Andre Greipel into second and third place respectively. Gaviria's compatriot Rigoberto Uran nearly lost time after being caught in a late crash around 5km from the finish, but he was paced back to the main group by his EF Education First-Drapac team to stay 10th, 35 seconds behind Van Avermaet. (more...)