Late strikes by Philippe Coutinho and Neymar gave Brazil their first win of the World Cup in thrilling fashion against Costa Rica on Friday and sent the Central Americans crashing out of the tournament.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) went through with a “requisitioned” SGM, on Friday, caring two hoots for the illegal tag from the Committee of Administrators, but the latter could now ask who picked up the tab?
Responsibility sometimes can put added pressure on you. As I watched Croatia skinning Argentina on Thursday, it crossed my mind how the burden of responsibility has pinned down a player of even Lionel Messi’s calibre.
STRATEGIC PLAY - Shyam ThapaJun 23, 2018 01:52 IST
Croatia might have been under the radar coming into the World Cup finals, but there will be few sides relishing the possibility of playing them after they displayed their quality with a 3-0 thumping of Argentina in Group D on Thursday.
Ahmed Musa returned to the line-up with devastating effect as he scored both goals for Nigeria to help them resuscitate their World Cup hopes in a 2-0 win over Iceland at the Volgograd Arena on Friday.
India A failed to maintain the momentum garnered from emphatic wins in back-to-back warm-up games as England Lions cruised to a seven-wicket victory in the opening encounter of the A tri-series at Derby on Friday.