In their second match, Suarez's goal was enough to overcome Saudi Arabia, but 1-0 was a disappointing score against the team that hosts Russian Federation had put five past on the opening day. Three of those sides won the league in their countries. The World Cup has seen a number of fierce encounters down the years from the "Battle of Santiago" in 1962 to the violent game between Portugal and Holland in 2006.
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Colombia coach Jose Pekerman said he was relieved his team - who reached the quarter-finals in Brazil in 2014 - were going through from a tough group. "You can not plan the ideal scenario, you've seen big nations already eliminated", said the Spaniard. "It is very important for us to protect and give every player the best possible programme to be in the best condition in the knockout game".
It was unclear what was wrong with the Real Madrid star as he had to leave the field so early on, but the doctor believes he suffered a muscle spasm. I know it was his back, more than that the doctor can explain. Marcelo's exit marks the latest in a Brazil side beset by injuries for this World Cup .
India would need to play out the threat of Rankin who is easily Ireland's biggest weapon. M.S. Dhoni and Hardik Pandya came in at the fall of the next two wickets before Kohli chose to go in with just three balls remaining. Predicted playing XI: Kohli (c) Rohit, Dhawan , Rahul, Raina, Dhoni (wk), Pandya, Kuldeep, Chahal, Umesh, Kaul. Kohli too was also cheered to the wicket as he would be back home, although Ireland paceman Peter Chase dismissed both batsmen cheaply on his way to ...
Striking the ball against the frame of the goal before he ricocheted at high speed back into his face, it was the highlight of a relatively poor game for many viewers watching around the football world. Adnan Januzaj opened the scoring for the Belgians with a handsome curling shot. Yet six minutes into the second half when the 23-year-old Januzaj shimmied on the edge of the box and sent a ideal shot into the far corner of the net past England goalkeeper Jordan Pickford there was delight ...
Maradona also ignored doctors advise not to watch the final minutes of the clash thereby putting his health in danger. With his goal , Messi scored for the first time in the World Cup . By a weird twist of fate, the same hotel was chosen by the Argentinian team who are set to play against 1998 World Cup winners France at Kazan Arena on June 30.
Bosio was in his first season as Tigers pitching coach after spending six years in the same position with the Chicago Cubs . Bosio went from the Cubs to the Tigers in the offseason after being let go by Joe Maddon . Exactly what those comments were, the team did not say, but WXYZ Detroit reports that they were racial in nature . Bullpen coach Rick Anderson will serve as Detroit's pitching coach for the remainder of this season.
However, both countries are guaranteed a move to the next round as Tunisia and Panama have not collected any points. We're ready for them and we're ready to win the game. The debate in the run-up to the Belgium clash has centred around whether winning to secure top spot in the group would be beneficial, with avoiding a potential quarter-final against defending champions Germany the focus of media attention.
Leaving aside Uruguay - which won the inaugural World Cup in 1930 before not travelling to Italy for the 1934 edition - it is the 6th time in the history of the competition that the reigning champions have failed to make it past the first hurdle.
Southgate rested a cluster of players who had been involved in wins against Tunisia and Panama in England's opening two games in Russian Federation, including star striker Harry Kane . "We are in the fortunate position", Southgate said. "It would be risky and a real gamble to play any of the players who have yellow cards because you don't want a player missing in the knock-out stage", he said.
Had Mexico defeated Sweden in the other Group F game then Korea would have progressed to the second round but the Swedes won 3-0 to ensure that Korea head home. "This has happened to other nations before, we just have to draw the right conclusions and make it better", he added. The reigning champions were beaten 2-0 by South Korea in a tense, drama-fuelled Group F fixture and exit the competition with just three points to their name.
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A penalty kick goal by Carlos Vela following Jang Hyun-soo's handball in the box and Javier Hernandez's neat finish on a counter attack gave Mexicans 2-0 lead. Against Germany, South Korea stuck to a counter-attacking strategy with Son upfront, supported by Koo Ja-cheol behind. Press Association Sport looks at where it went wrong for Joachim Low's side.
Both teams now they will face one of Colombia or Japan in the last 16, with the Group G winners facing Japan and the runners up playing against Colombia. Poland are out of the tournament after two defeats, and they will have nothing more to play for other than pride. The match was often lethargic anyway in the 36 degree Celsius (96.8 Fahrenheit) 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 ...
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. But by the end of an entertaining first half, Pekerman was forced to tinker when Rodriguez was forced off with an injury problem and replaced by Luis Muriel.
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With Morocco heading toward their first win of the tournament, Aspas cleverly back-heeled the ball into the net to cancel out Youssef En-Nesyri's towering 81st-minute header for Morocco . Elsewhere, Portugal and Iran drew 1-1 and Portugal will face Uruguay on Saturday. The defender was at fault for Morocco's first goal as he dallied on the ball in the center of the pitch, allowing Khalid Boutaib to break through and score.
England are now level on six points, goal difference and goals scored with Belgium , topping the group by virtue of their superior fair play record with one less booking. The final game is their last chance to play for pride and go home with at least a draw or a win. Photo Gareth Southgate wants to keep experiencing that winning feeling.
Subscribe to our SMS sports service by texting "SPORTS" to 22840. I don't think it (Germany's exit) has any bearing on us. Here's how you can watch the match and more. There's a lot of sensations in both camps and both nations going into the knock-out phase. "I think it'll be nearly a celebration". Lukaku's four goals place him level with Cristiano Ronaldo and one behind England's Harry Kane in the race for the Golden Boot as the tournament's top scorer.
So, if the two were to play to draw, England could still find a way to "lose" the group by picking up three yellow cards. Although Japan didn't technically break any rules, the way in which they quite deliberately made no attempt to change the result of the game didn't seem very "fair" for a team going through on the grounds of fair play.
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The 23-time Grand Slam champion has won Wimbledon seven times. Defending champion Roger Federer tops the men's seeds despite Spaniard Rafael Nadal knocking him off the top spot in the rankings this week. Venus Williams is not a particularly verbose woman, yet what she lacks in loquaciousness, she makes up for in succinct power phrases. "But it's just not fair if there is a player [who misses out] and it's me now.
The result gives a slight lift to beleaguered group rivals Argentina . But to do that they realistically need to beat a Nigeria side which is disappointed in their first game when they lost 0-2 to Croatia , reports Xinhua news agency.
Playing at what could his first and last World Cup, Lewandowksi drew a blank in his first two matches in Russian Federation, lending credence to doubts about his ability to score goals on the biggest of stages. Poland got off to an aggressive start in the hot and humid Tatarstan capital, pressing high and winning most of the duels in the opening minutes. At the start of the second half Cuadrado rolled the ball for Falcao to fire over and Quintero had a shot deflected wide, but Colombia's ...