When Mexico, with Hirving Lozano, took the field to battle against the dreaded German side, little did the world of football expect one of the biggest upsets of this World Cup. Germany are known for their clinical efficiency, but this was a different Mexican side.
Mexicans jumping in jubilation on Sunday shook the ground hard enough to set off earthquake detectors and throngs danced in the streets after their team scored a surprise victory over World Cup defending champion Germany.
A stunning volley from Dries Mertens and a Romelu Lukaku double broke the resistance of a brave Panama side on their World Cup debut as Belgium cruised to a 3-0 win in their opening Group G game on Monday.
After failing to live up to pre-tournament hype with a disappointing 1-1 draw in their World Cup opener against Switzerland, Brazil need to quickly find a key to unlock opponents happy to sit back and defend for most of the game.
Kraigg Brathwaite and Shai Hope frustrated Sri Lanka and harboured prospects of saving the game for the West Indies, as they reached 108 for the loss of four wickets at tea on the final day of the second Test, here, at the Darren Sammy National Stadium.
South Africa will rest first-choice spinner Imran Tahir for the five-match one-day International series in Sri Lanka starting next month as they assess their slow-bowling options ahead of the 2019 World Cup.
The Supreme Court appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA) reiterated its stand on the Special General Meeting (SGM) called by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), saying it will be held in violation of already-issued guidelines.
Despite sacking their coach just 71 days before the World Cup, Japan will attempt to prove their doubters wrong on Tuesday against a Colombia side sweating on the fitness of star midfielder James Rodriguez.