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Pathetic Argentina staring at early exit

Croatia eased into the World Cup knockout stage after handing woeful Argentina a 3-0 drubbing thanks to second-half goals by Ante Rebic, captain Luka Modric and Ivan Rakitic in their Group D match on Thursday.
Jun 22, 2018 00:00 IST

Spotlight remains on Neymar & his fitness

A battered and bruised Neymar will aim to get Brazil's World Cup campaign back on track here on Friday as the five-time champions seek to re-assert their title credentials with victory over Costa Rica.
Jun 22, 2018 00:00 IST

We can't play like schoolboys, Sami warns teammates

Germany will need to transform from a schoolboy team to a fighting unit if they are to have any chance of progressing in the World Cup, midfielder Sami Khedira said on Thursday.
Jun 22, 2018 00:00 IST

United front to be presented at SGM and no bowing before Administrators

The agenda for Friday's SGM of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is elaborate, no less than 10 items, but the value of its outcome is somewhat debatable as the shots are being called by the Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators.
LOKENDRA PRATAP SAHI Jun 22, 2018 00:00 IST

France secure a place in last 16, Peru win hearts

France beat Peru 1-0 with a goal from Kylian Mbappe on Thursday to book their place in the last 16 of the World Cup and crush the South Americans’ hopes of progressing in their first appearance at the tournament for 36 years.
Jun 22, 2018 02:15 IST

Mile keeps Socceroos alive

Captain Mile Jedinak rescued Australia with a penalty to cancel out Christian Eriksen’s superb opener for Denmark, securing a 1-1 draw on Thursday that ensured Group C in this World Cup would remain interestingly poised.
Jun 22, 2018 02:10 IST

Diego Costa: Not in a race with Cristiano

Diego Costa rejected claims that he intentionally stamped on goalkeeper Ali Beiranvand during a tense 1-0 win over Iran, but admitted his crucial match-winner for Spain came down to “luck.” 
Jun 22, 2018 02:13 IST

Need to be sharper: Kownacki

Poland will make changes for their match against Colombia and start “more aggressively” in what will be a key match against opponents who also lost their opening contest, striker Dawid Kownacki said on Thursday.
Jun 22, 2018 02:12 IST

Mauricio all praise for Harry

England captain Harry Kane displays the same level of passion as Diego Maradona, the man who single-handedly destroyed English hopes in the 1986 World Cup, Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino says. 
Jun 22, 2018 02:09 IST

Youthful Nigerians & heat wait for Iceland

World Cup debutants Iceland expect to face Nigeria on Friday without one of their most experienced players, Johann Berg Gudmundsson, who is very unlikely to recover from injury in time.
Jun 22, 2018 02:05 IST

Gernot: We will not lose

Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr said that his side is looking to turn up the heat on Iceland in a sweltering Volgograd on Friday as they bid to keep their World Cup campaign alive. 
Jun 22, 2018 02:05 IST

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