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Sports Belgium player's goal celebration goes horribly wrong at World Cup
Author: 0 Belgium player's goal celebration goes horribly wrong at World Cup

Michy Batshuayi kicking the ball into his own face on the rebound. The image of the youngster blasting the ball off the post and back onto his face is now likely to haunt him for some time. In fact, the footballer himself joked about the incident via his Twitter account after the game claiming that "the Fortnite style celebration is overrated" and he wanted to "create something new".

Sports Cristiano Ronaldo's release clause has been lowered by €880m
Author: 0 Cristiano Ronaldo's release clause has been lowered by €880m

The London club are wary of Thibaut Courtois entering the final year of his deal at Stamford Bridge and are prepared to pay £62 million to sign the Brazilian shot-stopper as a replacement for the Belgian keeper. If United do bid for the 28-year-old German worldwide he won't come cheap. While Real Madrid want to shake up their goalkeeping ranks, they can be calm about the situation because they already have the excellent Keylor Navas, as well as Kiko Casilla, who still has another year on ...

Sports Belgium, Colombia on top as Japan squeeze through
Author: 0 Belgium, Colombia on top as Japan squeeze through

Senegal will set up a last-16 date with either England or Belgium if they avoid defeat to Colombia on Thursday. Rodriguez was restricted to a cameo appearance in Colombia's opening game, a 2-1 defeat to Japan , because of a minor calf injury, before starting the win over Poland and again against Senegal .

Sports England should not fear Group H last 16 opponents
Author: 0 England should not fear Group H last 16 opponents

The Japan star, who currently plays for Liga MX side Pachuca at the club level, has now scored in three separate World Cups for his country. In tournaments gone by, Honda has been Japan's leading man but, so far, he has had to settle for a cameo role under coach Akira Nishino .

Sports Japan slip through to last 16 despite Poland loss
Author: 0 Japan slip through to last 16 despite Poland loss

The Japan squad needs a point to secure a spot in the next stage. Japan qualified for the World Cup's round of 16 by the slightest of margins. Until then, Japan had looked content to contain Poland in stifling heat in Volgograd and they left in-form midfielder Takashi Inui on the bench until they were chasing an equalizer.

Sports Virginia Tech and IIHS rate bike helmets on safety
Author: 0 Virginia Tech and IIHS rate bike helmets on safety

A joint project at Virginia Tech with the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety found that standard testing required by the Consumer Product Safety Commission doesn't find all the potential flaws in bike helmets . One of the key findings is that a relatively new technology known as Multi-Directional Impact Protection System, or MIPS, can lessen the risk of concussion.

Sports Everton confirm Wayne Rooney to join DC United
Author: 0 Everton confirm Wayne Rooney to join DC United

Rooney will make his debut when the club open their new 20,000-capacity Audi Field Stadium on 14 July. 'Now I can't wait to get on the pitch in a United shirt and join my new team-mates to bring success to this club'. He is also the all-time leading scorer (253) in the history of Manchester United , where he won five Premier League titles and a Champions League crown.

Author: 0 Japan lose but qualify because of fewer bookings than Senegal

Japan and Senegal finished with the same number of points, the same goal difference and the same number of goals scored. Japan and Senegal were tied at the top of the group with four points apiece, with Colombia sitting just behind them with three points - each team controlled its destiny and would advance with a win.

Sports Some people think England should play to lose - here's why
Author: 0 Some people think England should play to lose - here's why

Brazil or Germany are shaping up as nightmare quarter-final possibilities for the team which takes top spot - assuming, of course, they also negotiate their first knockout game - but Pickford is ready for all-comers. Two Belgium fans who witnessed the incident said it began after Germany were knocked out of the World Cup. Here, Press Association Sport takes a look at how Kane and Lukaku match up against each other.

Author: 0 South Korea vs. Germany - Football Match Report

He added: "We believed in it until the very end, we tried to shoot, but we just couldn't get the ball in". Besides Germany this year, France in 2002, Italy in 2010 and Spain in 2014 were the previous defending champions to get eliminated in the group stage.

Author: 0 Twitter reacts to LeBron James trying to team up with Kevin Durant

Is LeBron James set for a move to the Los Angeles Lakers? That point was hammered home even more during the All-Star Game when James selected Irving to play for his team during the first-ever draft. According to ESPN , that is exactly what Cleveland is trying to do. "This tells me a lot actually". On a recent Yahoo Sports NBA Podcast, Shams Charania said that the Lakers could offer Demarcus Cousins a one or two year deal this summer if all other big name options fail.

Sports Senegal eliminated from World Cup over yellow cards
Author: 0 Senegal eliminated from World Cup over yellow cards

The match was often lethargic anyway in the 36°C heat, but the stupor was broken at the 59th minute when Poland's Rafal Kurzawa floated a free kick to the far post and an unmarked Jan Bednarek scored from close range. On Wednesday, Koulibaly was asked about rumours linking him with a stunning £88million move to Chelsea and said the speculation was not affecting his World Cup .

Author: 0 Harry Kane set to start against Belgium

Somebody will, however, have to top Group G and drop into the top half of the Russian Federation 2018 draw alongside the likes of France, Argentina, Uruguay, Portugal, Brazil and Mexico. "We know what we're up against, we know their players inside out and know what we've got to do". "We think that we need to keep winning football matches", he said.

Sports Borna Coric wins Halle Open, defeats Roger Federer
Author: 0 Borna Coric wins Halle Open, defeats Roger Federer

It ends a 20-match winning streak on grass since last year's Wimbledon and also means Rafael Nadal will replace Federer, who was chasing a 10th title at Halle , at the top of the world rankings. Elsewhere, a lot will be expected of world number three Alexander Zverev who made the fourth round a year ago. "To win for a third time is very special", says the champion.

Sports Colombia's Abel Aguilar ruled out against Senegal with injury
Author: 0 Colombia's Abel Aguilar ruled out against Senegal with injury

Given they need only a point, they may revert to the 4-4-2 they used against Poland but against Colombia's attack and with their own flaky defence in mind, one would think they would have to score. Colombia sit a point further back. Given the high-stakes nature of Senegal vs. Colombia , we're picking a draw between these two cautious and capable sides.

Sports Who needs what to qualify in the final round of group games?
Author: 0 Who needs what to qualify in the final round of group games?

Spain claimed a first World Cup crown after having lost their first match against Switzerland , but going on to win Group H ahead of Chile. Win and they're through. It then goes to goal difference and goals scored . Argentina topped Group A ahead of Italy and Bulgaria. Croatia will top the group if they beat or draw with Iceland .

Sports Senegal, coach Cisse look to recreate 2002 World Cup magic
Author: 0 Senegal, coach Cisse look to recreate 2002 World Cup magic

He has 37 worldwide goals in his career. At a public viewing in Nabari, Mie Prefecture, the hometown of Japan midfielder Hotaru Yamaguchi, Mamoru Ikegami, 81, said, "I was anxious how Japan could do against a physically strong Senegalese team, but our side outperformed Senegal ".

Sports Germany's shock World Cup exit another case of the winner's curse
Author: 0 Germany's shock World Cup exit another case of the winner's curse

Mexican Airlines Company Aeroméxico offered 20 per cent off on flights from Mexico City to Seoul. Joachim Loew is safe in his role as Germany coach even if the defending champions exit the World Cup early, the boss of the German FA said ahead of Wednesday's crunch clash against South Korea .

Sports India Vs Ireland today's match | India cricket match
Author: 0 India Vs Ireland today's match | India cricket match

As far as the batsmen were concerned, James Shannon, who is not very experienced in worldwide cricket, did well against a strong bowling attack to score a 35-ball 60 with five fours and four sixes. "We're going to give everyone a go in this series". "The team management chose to give a go to everyone in the squad ". India's first-wicket partnership underpinned their innings, Rohit and Dhawan finding and often clearing the boundary rope easily as they put Ireland's bowlers to the ...

Sports Starting XI of Fifa World Cup 2018 Group F match
Author: 0 Starting XI of Fifa World Cup 2018 Group F match

Both Brazil goals came in added time and Neymar wept after netting their second, but was earlier accused of diving after the video assistant referee overturned a penalty awarded to him when replays showed there was minimal contact. Lee Jae-sung and Moon Seon-min were the attacking midfielder, with Lee moving down from the forward position against Mexico last Saturday to his natural spot.

Author: 0 Hernandez dreaming of 'the impossible' at World Cup

German newspaper Die Welt went with the headline "The historical disgrace of the German national team" while Bild focussed on the fact that coach Joachim Löw is under contract until the next World Cup and that his position is untenable.

Sports Mexico and South Korea
Author: 0 Mexico and South Korea

Kim Young-Gwon scores the opening goal for South Korea in a 2-0 win over Germany . Mexico now have an impressive seven points in the group and will go through to the round of 16 with a huge amount confidence after wins over Germany and South Korea.

Sports Kangaroo amused spectators of a football match
Author: 0 Kangaroo amused spectators of a football match

The inquisitive roo returned less than a minute after the second-half restart, bounding up the pitch and showing off its pace. Players and officials tried to drive the unexpected invader away by kicking balls at him with little impact. A kangaroo has become the latest social media sensation after invading a football pitch just 2 km from Parliament House in here, Australian authorities said on Monday.

Sports FIFA 2018: ‘Strange match’ awaits England and Belgium
Author: 0 FIFA 2018: ‘Strange match’ awaits England and Belgium

So while both the sides look good in attack, there are gaps in the defence, which could be exploited, be it on Thursday or later in the knockout stages. Southgate was asked outright if Kane would start the game and replied: 'As a manager you have to think of the whole squad and then your second thought is for individuals and their own situations, and that is a really complex balance in any business where you are managing people.

Author: 0 Ireland suffer heavy T20 defeat against India

A busy period of T20 internationals sees 13 matches being played around the world over the next two weeks. India eased to a comfortable 76-run win over Ireland in the first of two T20 internationals at Malahide on Wednesday. All eyes will be on the pace attack of Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Siddarth Kaul and Umesh Yadav, as it will be a testing time for the pacers.