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Already-qualified France will not take Tunisia lightly

France will look to keep their World Cup momentum going when they face Tunisia even though they have qualified for the knock-out stages, and coach Didier Deschamps will make changes for the game on Wednesday. The defending champions advanced to the last 16 after a 4-1 win against Australia and a 2-1 victory over Denmark. […]

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‘I don’t know what will happen when I see Messi’

Kunju Nibras, whose tears when Argentina lost to Saudi Arabia went viral, is getting the chance of a lifetime. Kunju, a Class 8 student from Thrikaripur in Kerala’s Kasargod district, has been gifted a trip to Qatar to watch the FIFA World Cup. The schoolboy could also get a chance to meet his hero Lionel […]

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Was Ronaldo Wrongly Denied A Goal?

Was Portugal’s first goal against Uruguay on Monday wrongly awarded to Bruno Fernandes? Or did Cristiano Ronaldo narrowly miss out on touching the ball before it went into the net? Fernandes himself stated that Portugal’s first goal in the 54th minute may have been scored by Ronaldo. Fernandes was named as the scorer of Portugal’s […]

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FIFA World Cup PIX: Serbia vs Cameroon

  Strahinja Pavlovic and Sergej Milinkovic-Savic struck in stoppage time to give Serbia a 2-1 halftime lead against Cameroon in a pivotal Group G clash at the World Cup on Monday. Milinkovic-Savic’s left-footed effort came three minutes into added time, two minutes after Pavlovic’s header had cancelled out Jean-Charles Castelletto’s 29th-minute tap-in, punishing some woeful […]

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FIFA WC: Fit Kostic makes coach Stojkovic a happy man

Serbia received a boost ahead of Monday’s second Group G match against Cameroon as head coach Dragan Stojkovic said winger Filip Kostic is available for selection after playing no part in their opening game. Kostic was an unused substitute in Serbia’s 2-0 defeat by the mighty Brazilians as there were questions over the Juventus player’s […]

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FIFA WC: Santos admits Portugal has injury woes

Portugal coach Fernando Santos said he hoped central defender Danilo Pereira would not be sidelined with injury for long and that there were also fitness concerns about midfielder Otavio ahead of Monday’s World Cup match against Uruguay. Pereira, who plays his club football at Paris St Germain, suffered three broken ribs in training on Saturday, […]

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Dhawan reveals why Samson was dropped for 2nd ODI

The second one day international between India and New Zealand on Sunday was called off due to heavy rain with the Kiwi home side retaining their 1-0 lead in the three-match series. But what caught the fans attention was Deepak Hooda and Deepak Chahar were brought in place of Sanju Samson and Shardul Thakur. Despite […]

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FIFA WC PIX: Argentina trump Mexico in must-win game

Lionel Messi thumped in a 64th-minute goal and Enzo Fernandez added another late in the game to give Argentina a 2-0 victory over battling Mexico in their World Cup Group C match on Saturday and reignite their tournament hopes. Messi, who equalled Diego Maradona’s Argentina record of 21 World Cup matches, was nowhere to be […]

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Federer’s retirement takes a chunk out of Nadal’s life

Rafael Nadal admitted that “a part of his life left” with Roger Federer when his great rival retired from tennis, with both players left an emotional wreck on court after the Swiss played his last-ever competitive match in September at the Laver Cup. The two, who between them have won 42 Grand Slam singles titles, […]