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2018 FIFA World Cup: Sweden to face South Korea today

Sweden will be hoping to kick-start their Group F campaign with a victory, but face a tough test against a South Korean side who are appearing at their ninth consecutive World Cup. Sweden pulled off a major scalp in reaching ...

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Brazil held 1-1 by Switzerland in World Cup

Neymar’s Brazil were held 1-1 by Switzerland in their opening World Cup game at Rostov-on-Don on Sunday.   Philippe Coutinho opened the scoring with a magical curling long range shot on 20 minutes, but Steven Zuber headed the Swiss back ...

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Schmeichel, Poulsen lead Denmark past Peru 1-0 at World Cup

Peru’s Christian Cueva, left, duels for the ball with Denmark’s Yussuf Yurary Poulsen during the group C match between Peru and Denmark at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Mordovia Arena in Saransk, Russia, Saturday, June 16, 2018. Saransk, ...

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Birthday news: Salah fit for Egypt’s next World Cup match

St. Petersburg, Jun 17 : Mohamed Salah celebrated his 26th birthday with a Chechen cake and the news that he will play in Egypt’s next World Cup match. A statement from the Egyptian soccer association gave no details about his ...

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Modric scores 1, sets up another as Croatia tops Nigeria 2-0

Kaliningrad, Jun 17 : Even in a more defensive role, Luka Modric can still lead the attack. The Croatia midfielder scored one goal and set up the other in his team’s 2-0 victory over Nigeria on Saturday at the World ...

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Sri Lanka deny ball-tampering vs West Indies in 2nd test

Gros Islet, Jun 17 : Resuming the second test under protest, Sri Lanka strongly denied it tampered with the ball on a third day in which it finished trailing the West Indies by 13 runs on Saturday. Sri Lanka was ...

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Messi misses penalty, Iceland holds Argentina to 1-1 draw

Moscow, June 16 : Lionel Messi had a penalty kick saved and Iceland held on for a 1-1 draw against Argentina at the World Cup on Saturday. Messi failed to give his team the lead when his 64th-minute penalty was ...

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Sweden, S Korea need to grab World Cup chance in tough group

Photo: Sweden is without Zlatan Ibrahimovich and, for the first time since 2006, it’s at the World Cup. Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, June 16 : Sweden is without Zlatan Ibrahimovich and, for the first time since 2006, it’s at the World ...

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Mashrafe celebrates Eid with family in Narail

Photo: Bangladesh One Day International captain Mashrafe Bin Mortaza celebrates Eid-ul-Fitr at his hometown Narail with his family and neighbours on Saturday. Narail, Jun 16 : Like previous years, Bangladesh One Day International (ODI) captain Mashrafe Bin Mortaza on Saturday ...

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World Cup reality beckons for Gudmundsson, Iceland

Burnley, England, June 16 : Around the turn of the century, when Iceland was a punching bag in European soccer and its aspiring young players mostly had to settle for gravel fields, Johann Berg Gudmundsson was a fully fledged England ...

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