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South Africa set 352 runs to win 1st test against Sri Lanka

South Africa set 352 runs to win 1st test against Sri Lanka The biggest weapon that they had was their consistency. But while you have to be careful not to link too earnestly events in Test and one-day global cricket, renewed, sustained Proteas angst against slow bowling took root again - and educatively on our own, less prodigiously turning tracks - during the ODI portion of India's return visit to these parts last summer. [Full Article...]

Croatia will have 4.5m players in final: Rakitic

Croatia will have 4.5m players in final: Rakitic The two teams previously met in their final group stage game when both had already guaranteed a place in the last 16 - with the twist that the side who finished second would land in the easier side of the draw . I was given an opportunity here to blood younger players in this tournament and they have proved that they could perform at a really good level. I couldn't ask for any more from the playe... [Full Article...]

Croatia’s route to the 2018 World Cup final

Croatia’s route to the 2018 World Cup final I've said all along that the team spirit we have got here has been fantastic and I think you see that in the way we celebrate after a game. Croatian team had previously come third in the 1998 World Cup , which is the same year when France won their first world cup. [Full Article...]

Infantino thanks Russian Federation for ‘best World Cup’ ever

Infantino thanks Russian Federation for ‘best World Cup’ ever But wins against Saudi Arabia and Egypt in the group stage allowed Russian Federation to reach the World Cup knockout stage for the first time since the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991. "I would have never thought Moscow is such an incredible city", Eduardo Kouri, a Mexico fan who lives in the U.S., told dpa. " Croatia , who are in the final, they had to go to a playoff. [Full Article...]

Kylian Mbappe wins World Cup Young Player award

Kylian Mbappe wins World Cup Young Player award At an average age of 26 years and one month, France were the second-youngest squad to compete in Russian Federation after only Nigeria, and were led by a teenager in 19-year-old Kylian Mbappe , who was named Best Young Player of the tournament after scoring four goals. [Full Article...]

French ace wins World Cup Young Player award

French ace wins World Cup Young Player award On the Champs Elysees, horns were blaring, tricolor flags waving and a group of fans jumped up and down on a red, white and blue vehicle, blaring pro-France songs from a speaker. We will face a high-quality opponent and they deserve as much credit as we do. "I'm going to party in every single street in Paris ", she grins. "The tears have dried from Euro 2016 but it´s still there in a little cor... [Full Article...]

I have never doubted myself: Luka Modric

I have never doubted myself: Luka Modric Should they upset the odds and win, Croatia would be the smallest country to lift the gold trophy since Uruguay in 1950. On his own recipe for success, Modric said: "I've been through a lot in life and I learnt never to surrender". There were no questions during a 27-minute news conference with Modric and coach Zlatko Dalic about the criminal case that has clouded Croatian soccer, however. [Full Article...]

Antoine Griezmann mocks Chelsea star Thibaut Courtois

Antoine Griezmann mocks Chelsea star Thibaut Courtois In reference to the opportunity of winning the World Cup and emulating the class of 1998, the Manchester United club-record signing says they have learnt from the Euro 16 defeat to Portugal. To let us know your thoughts ahead of the big tournament finale, hit the big button below. "We believe in him, we trust him", the forward said. France centre forward Olivier Giroud has failed to sc... [Full Article...]

France and Croatia at full strength for World Cup final

France and Croatia at full strength for World Cup final While Kante provides cover for the likes of Pogba, Griezmann and Mbappe to flourish and bring out their bags of tricks, Modric and Rakitic are the traditionally calm generals who see the play a couple of steps before it happens. Kante has had the most number of recoveries at the World Cup thus far (48), highlighting just how important he has been for France . The second model evaluates th... [Full Article...]

Nadal has got more than other players, says Del Potro

Nadal has got more than other players, says Del Potro Last night, he couldn't quite edge the Spaniard, who prevailed 7-5, 6-7 (7-9), 4-6, 6-4, 6-4 in a little under five hours. With Roger Federer knocked out by Kevin Anderson, who faces John Isner in the other semi-final, both Nadal and Djokovic have an ideal opportunity to add to their Slam collections. [Full Article...]

Umtiti header sends France into World Cup final

Umtiti header sends France into World Cup final Henry, a World Cup and European Championship victor with France as well as their record goalscorer, is now in the Belgium camp as assistant manager. I play against teams that play so defensively 90% of the time. Once the second half got under way there wasn't long to wait for the deadlock to be broken and, considering the amount of set-piece goals scored at Russian Federation 2018, it should... [Full Article...]

Chelsea sack manager Antonio Conte

Chelsea sack manager Antonio Conte Good luck for the future'. Fabregas caused controversy and invited criticism online as the latest news regarding Conte circulated when he liked a tweet celebrating the development. However, his exit has been anticipated all summer after the Blues missed out on Champions League qualification due to a fifth-place finish in the Premier League. [Full Article...]

Nicky Butt: Everyone at Man Utd proud of Pogba

Nicky Butt: Everyone at Man Utd proud of Pogba Pogba remains with the France squad ahead of the World Cup final, though his future should become clearer in the coming weeks during his holiday before returning to action. Croatia needed spot kicks to advance against Denmark in the last 16 and against Russian Federation in the quarter-finals. "We will analyse all of this and we will make sure that the Croatians are not in good shape, and that... [Full Article...]

Djokovic enters Wimbledon final after epic five-set win over Nadal

Djokovic enters Wimbledon final after epic five-set win over Nadal But for now, there is another question: How long will Nadal and Djokovic take, as they play on Centre Court ahead of the women's final. He will now face either Novak Djokovic or Rafael Nadal in Sunday's final. Anderson beat eight-time Wimbledon champion Roger Federer in a five-set quarterfinal thriller on Wednesday before outlasting Isner. "He's been gone for two years and needed that ma... [Full Article...]

Dejan Lovren wants recognitionfor his performances believing he is underrated

Dejan Lovren wants recognitionfor his performances believing he is underrated This time, however, the defender played his part well in keeping Kane quite. "I think against the French, they are unbelievable players, but he's the player I know from this final so we hope that we will see him with the trophy", Matip told Liverpoolfc.com, after being asked if he wants to watch Lovren win the famous prize. [Full Article...]

Pacquiao stops Matthysse to win back world title

Pacquiao stops Matthysse to win back world title Roque, in a statement, thanked the 39-year-old Pacquiao for bringing honor to the country anew through his 60th victory. "I am motivated, I am happy and I am hungry". Fight night action has come thick and fast so far in Malaysia or if you're actually at the fight, fight night morning should we say. Today was my turn to lose, but I lost to a great fighter and a great legend in Manny Pacquiao. [Full Article...]

Phillies are upping their offer for Manny Machado

Phillies are upping their offer for Manny Machado Even though there's been a lot of noise and discussion about Manny Machado ending up in the Bronx, it seems these two division foes aren't on the verge of getting a deal done. Franco has played decent, hitting.272 with 13 home runs so far this season. So do you roll the dice and trade away one of your top young prospects under team control for the next seven-eight years just for a few months o... [Full Article...]

Bookies make Anderson a big final underdog

Bookies make Anderson a big final underdog Novak Djokovic advanced to Sunday's Wimbledon final, defeating world No. 1 Rafael Nadal on Saturday in what remained of their Centre Court semifinal that was suspended Friday by the tournament's 11 p.m. Djokovic hasnt won a major in more than two years, dealing with an injured right elbow that was so painful in 2017 he quit his quarterfinal at Wimbledon and sat out the rest of the season. [Full Article...]

Second Wimbledon semi-final halted with Djokovic leading Nadal

Second Wimbledon semi-final halted with Djokovic leading Nadal That was played over on Court 18, which now bears a plaque commemorating the record-setter. After beating eight-time champion Roger Federer , also over five sets in the quarter-finals, 2017 US Open runner-up Anderson claimed his 300th career win. [Full Article...]

Can A World Cup Victory Make Croatians Love Their Star Again?

Can A World Cup Victory Make Croatians Love Their Star Again? Deschamps sees no reason why France would have an easier time against the Real Madrid star in Sunday's final, simply because they have already coped with Hazard's Belgium and Messi's Argentina in the knockout phase. Petersburg . The players know what that means. "In my life, I have always taken the harder path, had to fight for everything myself". "If they will be unable to give their ... [Full Article...]


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