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Umtiti header sends streetwise France into World Cup final

Umtiti header sends streetwise France into World Cup final The goal capped an impressive display by Umtiti, who helped to shut out the most productive attack in the World Cup with 14 goals, and meant three defenders have now scored on France's route to the final. Belgium took early control of midfield with France content to sit deep and eliminate the threat of counter-attacks from Eden Hazard and Kevin de Bruyne . [Full Article...]

National tensions simmer ahead of Belgium-France World Cup semi-final

National tensions simmer ahead of Belgium-France World Cup semi-final Belgium is now the third favourites to lift the World Cup come the 15th of July. Tottenham defender Kieran Trippier is one of several England players to see his stock rise this summer due to their performances in the World Cup . In 2002, 2006 and 2014 they were eliminated in the group stages, and they failed to qualify for the 2010 tournament. "There is a big rivalry between France an... [Full Article...]

Jamie Vardy sends Gareth Southgate update ahead of World Cup semi-final

Jamie Vardy sends Gareth Southgate update ahead of World Cup semi-final If Vrsaljko is ruled out then Dalic has two options, either bringing in specialist right-back Tin Jedvaj, who played against Iceland, or the more probable option of moving Domagoj Vida to right-back and bringing in the experienced Vedran Corluka to pair Dejan Lovren at centre back. [Full Article...]

France v Belgium 10 July 2018

France v Belgium 10 July 2018 The win will not only confirm France's place in the Final, but it also show that the team is ready to become the world powerhouse everyone expects them to be sooner than later. After arguably scoring the goal of the tournament against Argentina in the round of 16, Benjamin Pavard has made a name for himself this summer. France started to liven up, creating a number of opportunities but Belg... [Full Article...]

Vettel wins, Hamilton second at Silverstone

Vettel wins, Hamilton second at Silverstone A seething Hamilton labelled the shunt from the Finn as " interesting tactics " in a post-race jibe at Mercedes' rivals but, in a now deleted Instagram story post, Raikkonen's wife made her feelings clear on the issue. Vettel crossed the line an ecstatic man, recording Ferrari's first win at the Mercedes-dominated circuit since 2011 and Vettel's first victory in England since 2009. [Full Article...]

King, Queen of Belgium, Macron to attend World Cup semi-final

King, Queen of Belgium, Macron to attend World Cup semi-final Personally, I just care about winning". "Eden is one of the three top players that I have played alongside during my career, but Kylian might be in that band too". "There is potential for progression and this experience here should help them", said the French boss. The team labeled the "golden generation" because of the amount of talent inherent. [Full Article...]

Liverpool sign Harry Wilson to a new five-year contract

Liverpool sign Harry Wilson to a new five-year contract The 21-year-old was born in Wrexham and has represented Wales at both youth level and senior level. The 22-year-old has always been linked with a move to Anfield every since Klopp took charge and the report suggests Liverpool are finally ready to formalise their interest with a £53m offer. [Full Article...]

Offensive lancée pour Coutinho — PSG

Offensive lancée pour Coutinho — PSG Mundo Deportivo , précise en plus que la proposition n'est pas faite au Barça mais à un agent du joueur. 'Un cadeau' qui serait fait à l'attaquant du PSG . Selon Mundo Deportivo , cette offre a été transmise à l'un des agents de Coutinho, pour qu'il la transmette ensuite aux dirigeants du Barça. Le journal catalan parle même dans son introduction du " club des petrodollars ", ce qui donne un... [Full Article...]

Jesé espère convaincre Tuchel pour rester au PSG

Jesé espère convaincre Tuchel pour rester au PSG L'ancien Merengue n'a plus rien à voir avec le joueur qu'il était en quittant le Real Madrid en 2016 pour 25 M€. "Je suis très excité, je veux vraiment m'entraîner et montrer au nouvel entraîneur de quoi je peux être capable". Et j'avais joué. Le PSG est un super club avec de grands joueurs. "Durant ce temps, j'espère avoir l'opportunité de démontrer ce que je vaux et de jouer". [Full Article...]

Mbappe, Hazard, Kane, Modric and the World Cup Ballon d'Or contenders

Mbappe, Hazard, Kane, Modric and the World Cup Ballon d'Or contenders This will be the first World Cup in 12 years, and just the fifth overall, with all four semi-finalists from one confederation. With Brazil's skilful but frustrating Neymar now out, too, the tournament is showing that game-changing players need fully functioning teams around them and can not carry their nations' hopes alone. [Full Article...]

Roger Federer, Serena Williams breeze through Wimbledon furnace

Roger Federer, Serena Williams breeze through Wimbledon furnace Switzerland's Roger Federer arrives at the practice courts at The All England Tennis Club in Wimbledon , southwest London, on July 1, 2018, on the eve of the 2018 Wimbledon Championships tennis tournament. "Psychologically I felt the atmosphere, I felt the pressure, as well". 'Even for me past year even though I lost in the final of Queen's, I felt that I was playing great tennis and that h... [Full Article...]

Simona Halep crashes out of Wimbledon, Rafael Nadal advances

Simona Halep crashes out of Wimbledon, Rafael Nadal advances French Open champion Halep was also knocked out, losing to Taiwan's Hsieh Su-Wei 3-6, 6-4, 7-5 as the seeds' carnage continued. Hsieh fought back from a match point to win 3-6 6-4 7-5, in the round of 32 match in which Halep described her attitude as "unprofessional". [Full Article...]

Croatia end World Cup run of hosts Russian Federation on penalties in quarters

Croatia end World Cup run of hosts Russian Federation on penalties in quarters The current Croatian squad is one win away from matching their 1998 success of reaching the semi-finals. They will now take on England at Moscow's Luzhniki Stadium on Wednesday for a place in the final. At the completion of extra time the referee awarded the penalty shoot-out, which will be decisive in the battle of Russian Federation and Croatia . [Full Article...]

Canadians Bouchard, Shapovalov advance to second round at Wimbledon

Canadians Bouchard, Shapovalov advance to second round at Wimbledon A finalist at Wimbledon in 2014, Bouchard was forced into qualification after seeing her ranking tumble to No. 191 before the tournament. "But really just to play matches, I know I have so much I need to work on and you can practice all you want but there's nothing like real matches, so I'm just grateful to do my job and play". [Full Article...]

Nick Kyrgios hits back at Marion Bartoli's 'pathetic' claims

Nick Kyrgios hits back at Marion Bartoli's 'pathetic' claims It is timed for release as the anticipation crests with Roger as returning champion, 10 years after their famed 2008 Wimbledon championship - an epic match so close and so reflective of their competitive balance that, in the end, the true victor was the sport itself. [Full Article...]

Once top-10, qualifier Gulbis tops fourth-seeded Alexander Zverev

Once top-10, qualifier Gulbis tops fourth-seeded Alexander Zverev Zverev, who won a five setter against American Taylor Fritz from 2-1 down in the previous round, failed to improve on his best at Wimbledon a year ago when he also went out in the third round . Gulbis is also the second player ranked outside the Top 100 who stunned Zverev at Wimbledon after Denis Kudla in 2015, using the fact that Sascha played well below his best due to a stomach virus. [Full Article...]

Fernando Hierro steps down as Spain manager

Fernando Hierro steps down as Spain manager Enrique will also be taking over a team without key captain Andres Iniesta, who has retired from global football. Enrique has been out of the game since stepping down at the Nou Camp a year ago. A second press conference was scheduled to take place after the committee meeting. I like his commitment and he has turned down better paid jobs in order to coach Spain . [Full Article...]

England makes final four for 1st time since '90

England makes final four for 1st time since '90 Grange was appointed head of people and team development in November last year and has encouraged the team to confront the failures of recent years, given that England had not previously won a knockout game at a major tournament since 2006. [Full Article...]

Euphoria unchained as England breeze into semi-finals

Euphoria unchained as England breeze into semi-finals A 2-0 win over Sweden in the quarterfinals on Saturday, secured by goals from Harry Maguire and Dele Alli, set up a meeting with Croatia in the last four. Sweden were undone at two set pieces - goals from which are becoming quite a trend for England - but the Swedish manager lavished praise on England for being "the best team ". [Full Article...]

Tour de France 2018: Chris Froome jeered at pre-race event

Tour de France 2018: Chris Froome jeered at pre-race event Monday's decision by the UCI, cycling's governing body, to clear Froome of a doping violation on the advice of the World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada) - and in the nick of time for the Tour - was met with widespread incredulity. But the Team Sky rider admitted he could understand why organisers of this race - in which he is the three-time defending champion - had moved in recent days to bar him from t... [Full Article...]


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