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Blatter Claims Ireland & UK Deserve To Host 2030 World Cup

Blatter Claims Ireland & UK Deserve To Host 2030 World Cup The Swiss national was suspended for six years by Fifa in 2016 from football-related activities over a 1.8-million-euro ($2 million) payment to former UEFA chief Michel Platini. "I am not sure if they will go deep into the tournament, but definitely onto the knockout stage". He claimed he has spoken to several senior figures in the game on the phone and they have welcomed him to the World Cup an... [Full Article...]

Spain coach Fernando Hierro warns players to take nothing for granted

Spain coach Fernando Hierro warns players to take nothing for granted It was not until the 25th minute that Spain had a shot on target, with Silva sending a free kick straight into the arms of keeper Ali Beiranvand. Nearly immediately, Spain took the lead through Diego Costa's unintended shot. Iran on the other hand defended magnificently and kept this Spanish elite attacking unit under wraps for the majority of the game. A reported 15,000 Iranians made t... [Full Article...]

Dwight Howard deal positions Nets for big moves in 2019-20

Dwight Howard deal positions Nets for big moves in 2019-20 Wednesday morning, ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported that the Nets were finalizing a trade with the Charlotte Hornets to acquire Howard. In fact, between the Hornets' Howard trade and the National Basketball Association draft a day away, a deal between the two teams could be coming sooner rather than later. [Full Article...]

Rashford praises England captain Kane

Rashford praises England captain Kane If Alli is not fit enough to play the second group game, Ruben Loftus-Cheek is likely to replace him in one of the two advanced midfield positions in front of Jordan Henderson . "He scored two goals but he brings more to the team than that". "So, it was just a bit annoying the timing of it, for it to come just before we travelled to the tournament". [Full Article...]

Premier League fixtures: Arsenal face Man City, Chelsea in first two games

Premier League fixtures: Arsenal face Man City, Chelsea in first two games Everybody associated with Premier League football clubs received some big news on Thursday as the fixture lists for the 2018/19 season were released. His first game in charge of the Gunners will be against champions Manchester City , coached by Pep Guardiola , at the Emirates. The Champions League draw is due to take place in August after the Premier League season kicks off. [Full Article...]

Fire forces Saudi Arabia World Cup team plane to land

Fire forces Saudi Arabia World Cup team plane to land A statement from the Saudi Football Federation said no-one was hurt after a "minor technical malfunction". " According to the Saudi Arabian Football Federation, all the Saudi national team players have arrived safely in Rostov-on-Don this afternoon to play against Uruguay, and now are staying in their residence, and that the fire was merely an accident", one of the statements said. [Full Article...]

Mexico World Cup celebrations trigger natural disaster sensors

Mexico World Cup celebrations trigger natural disaster sensors Mexico had defeated defending champions Germany 1 - 0 in their group stage match, but the actions of their fans may be penalized. In fact they celebrated their goal so hard that it actually registered as seismic activity in Mexico City. [Full Article...]

Arsenal complete move to sign goalkeeper Bernd Leno from Bayer Leverkusen

Wilshere made his senior debut for the club in 2008 and went on to amass nearly 200 appearances in all competitions for Arsenal . "After a fantastic seven years, I will now continue my career in another, very exciting league", Leno said on the Leverkusen website. [Full Article...]

Japan stun Colombia to earn historic win

Japan stun Colombia to earn historic win Shinji Kagawa got the Samurai Blue off to a dream start when he converted a penalty after six minutes, but a Juan Quintero freekick saw Colombia pull level six minutes before the break. The news comes as a blow to Colombians, who will have fresh memories of what Rodriguez did on the World Cup stage four years ago. "We had practiced loads of set pieces and that goal was straight off th... [Full Article...]

Mexican fans celebrate opening goal vs. Germany in enemy territory in Berlin

Mexican fans celebrate opening goal vs. Germany in enemy territory in Berlin Both literally and figuratively. While the fallout was embarrassing in Germany , the reaction was seismic in Mexico , as crazed fans caused an natural disaster celebrating the historic win, according to officials in the Central American country. [Full Article...]

NBA Draft Attendees Reportedly Expected to Be Exclusively College Prospects

NBA Draft Attendees Reportedly Expected to Be Exclusively College Prospects Porter's agency, Priority Sports, had previously informed teams that they could bring their own trainer and doctor for a 15- to 20-minute evaluation, a unique twist in the draft environment. It initially seemed odd that Porter would suddenly cancel and then reschedule a workout, but now we know it was related to an injury. Briefly: Texas Tech and Lakeview Centennial product Zhaire Smith has vi... [Full Article...]

Chandimal denies ball tampering, rescues Sri Lanka with bat

Chandimal denies ball tampering, rescues Sri Lanka with bat Article 2.2.9 of the ICC's code of conduct relates to changing the condition of the ball in breach of clause 41.3 of the ICC Standard Test Match, ODI and T20I playing conditions. It was in March that Australia were caught tampering with the ball illegally on the third day of the third Test against South Africa in Cape Town. Pakistan eventually forfeited that game. [Full Article...]

Historic Griezmann goal, Pogba secure slender win

Historic Griezmann goal, Pogba secure slender win The France striker scored the spot kick, with Paul Pogba getting France's victor after Mile Jedinak had equalised from the spot and all the goals coming after the break. Mbappe is set to play a starring role for France at the World Cup after an impressive debut season for PSG, in which he scored 21 goals in 44 appearances across all competitions for the Ligue 1 champions. [Full Article...]

Eleven shots, no goals - Messi struggles after Ronaldo fireworks

Eleven shots, no goals - Messi struggles after Ronaldo fireworks Sergio Aguero's first ever goal in the tournament on 19 minutes had been quickly cancelled out by Alfred Finnbogason. The Group C match in Kazan was goalless when Antoine Griezmann went down after a tackle in the second half. "We're bluntly honest in our ability", coach Heimir Hallgrimsson said. "They have huge amounts of quality, but this win will really boost our confidence and we are going t... [Full Article...]

Only Test, Afghanistan tour of India at Bengaluru, Jun 14

Only Test, Afghanistan tour of India at Bengaluru, Jun 14 Indian Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Rathore shook hands with Afghan players before the match and read out a congratulatory statement from Modi. It will be a historic moment for Asghar Stanikzai's team when they step out on Thursday for their maiden five-day outing against the world's number one Test side. [Full Article...]

Pat Riley Will Do 'Anything and Everything' to Land Kawhi Leonard

Pat Riley Will Do 'Anything and Everything' to Land Kawhi Leonard With the superstar small forward wanting to leave, one question remains: where will Kawhi Leonard go? That second overall pick would likely be extremely intriguing for the Spurs as they could add someone like a Luka Doncic , Marvin Bagley III , or Michael Porter Jr .in the draft. [Full Article...]

US Open: Dustin Johnson moves four clear at Shinnecock Hills

US Open: Dustin Johnson moves four clear at Shinnecock Hills He could summon no more damning description. Live coverage continues on Friday from 1pm on Sky Sports US Open . "I don't think you need me to tell you he's not pleased, but I'm sure he's closer than the score shows". Fowler had three double bogeys and a triple bogey on his woeful afternoon. He teed off with Tim Wilkinson of New Zealand at 9:07 a.m. "The course changed and played a lot di... [Full Article...]

Robbie Williams to perform at star-studded opening ceremony

Robbie Williams to perform at star-studded opening ceremony The singer said he was informed not to perform his song " Party Like A Russian ", which pro-Russian government media outlets claimed made fun of Russian oligarchs, ESPN reported. "Come on Russian Federation, we can win!" "And then peering behind the Iron Curtain as it was, as it is, you get to meet the people, you get to experience the culture and you realize that, you know, they are just ... [Full Article...]

The REAL reason Antoine Griezmann deal hasn't been announced

France travel to the World Cup on the back of a surprising 1-1 draw with the US in Lyon on Saturday night, but Griezmann reckons there's no need for his teammates to panic, and says their preparation for Australia starts now. Griezmann, 27, continues to be linked with a move to LaLiga champions Barcelona after another fine season at Atletico. "However, today is not the time, nor the place, to... [Full Article...]

Belgium have talent to lift trophy in Russian Federation, says Thorgan Hazard

Belgium have talent to lift trophy in Russian Federation, says Thorgan Hazard Asked to sum up his own feelings about coaching his country on the biggest stage of all, he added: "I'm a very proud Englishman and I've said before that to play for my country was my only goal as a kid". Iceland will be making their first appearance at this year's FIFA World Cup in Russian Federation where they are drawn in Group D with Argentina, Nigeria and Croatia. [Full Article...]


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