• Moscow confectioners build life-size chocolate Messi for his birthday
Moscow confectioners build life-size chocolate Messi for his birthday

The team looks lost. And whilst Ronaldo is making the most of his chances, the Chelsea midfielder claimed Messi is struggling to match his output due to having the weight of Argentina's hopes on his shoulders as he weighed in on the debate surrounding the two greatest players now in the game.

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  • Rate the England team in their World Cup win over Panama
Rate the England team in their World Cup win over Panama

Kane scored half of England's goals Sunday in a 6-1 rout of Panama , the national team's largest-ever margin of victory at the World Cup . John Stones scored twice and Jesse Lingard claimed a beauty to go with Kane's two first half penalties as England went in 5-0 up at the break.

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  • Mexico Proves It's No Fluke at World Cup
Mexico Proves It's No Fluke at World Cup

Germany thumped Mexico 4-1 on their way to winning the Confederations Cup previous year, and Shin feels Die Mannschaft may not have expected to be examined so thoroughly by Juan Carlos Osorio's team, a mistake he does not intend to repeat.

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  • Paolo Guerrero Hugs Mile Jedinak For Helping Him Play At World Cup
Paolo Guerrero Hugs Mile Jedinak For Helping Him Play At World Cup

Edison Flores nearly added a third goal on the counter when he crashed a low drive onto the post from the edge of the box in the closing minutes, but the offside flag was raised and there was to be no final flourish for Peru . Experienced striker Guerrero, who was only allowed to play in the tournament after the captains of Peru's World Cup oppo...

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  • Argentina boss Jorge Sampaoli denies rumours of player feud
Argentina boss Jorge Sampaoli denies rumours of player feud

Of course, Lionel Messi is the scorer. Portugal will face two-time winners Uruguay in Sochi on Saturday. "This is the Croatian national squad, all my players are going to play the same way they played against Nigeria and Argentina ".

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  • Russian Federation 2018: Mane scores as Senegal share spoils with Japan
Russian Federation 2018: Mane scores as Senegal share spoils with Japan

Senegal broke the deadlock in the 12th minute as Japan keeper Eiji Kawashima's initial save from a shot came off Sadio Mane to make it 1-0. Japan equaliser came 11 minutes before the break as Inui benefitted from smart build-up play from Yuto Nagatomo before curling the ball into the far corner from 16 yards.

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  • England dare to dream after record win
England dare to dream after record win

Current World Cup top scorer on five goals after two games, Kane was then substituted for Jaime Vardy up front, to a standing ovation from the almost 2,500 England fans at Nizhny Novgorod . It's a World Cup and everyone is fighting for their lives. "And John Stones is such a threat from set-pieces so we're delighted he's got two goals an...

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  • Russia 2018: Russia, Uruguay advance to Round of Sixteen
Russia 2018: Russia, Uruguay advance to Round of Sixteen

He missed it, the ball made its way through and an unmarked Suarez tapped it inside the empty goal to hand Uruguay the lead. Speaking following BBC's coverage of the game, former Ivory Coast legend Didier Drogba believes we haven't seen the best of Oscar Tabarez's men just yet, but was not impressed with the quality on show from either side.

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  • Tite: Neymar is still a work in progress
Tite: Neymar is still a work in progress

Brazil's forward Neymar (R) celebrates after scoring his team's second goal during the Russian Federation 2018 World Cup Group E football match between Brazil and Costa Rica at the Saint Petersburg Stadium in Saint Petersburg on June 22, 2018 .

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  • Hazard and Lukaku at the double as five-star Belgium thrash Tunisia
Hazard and Lukaku at the double as five-star Belgium thrash Tunisia

Tunisia captain Wahbi Khazri got his team's second with nearly the last kick of the match. Tunisia, also without a point after two matches, having extended their 40-year World Cup winless run to 13 games, are also still in with a theoretical chance of making it on through three points.

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  • Ahmed Musa’s double downs Iceland as Nigeria come alive
Ahmed Musa’s double downs Iceland as Nigeria come alive

They will now face Argentina on Tuesday, hoping to book a place in the knockout rounds. He hit the bar shortly before making it 2-0 in the 75th minute when he used his pace to beat Iceland defender Kari Arnason and rounded goalkeeper Hannes Por Halldorsson before slamming the ball into the net.

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  • Cavs, Suns in mix for Spurs' Leonard
Cavs, Suns in mix for Spurs' Leonard

Then to make matters more interesting in this National Basketball Association soap opera, Leonard preferably wants to go to the Los Angeles Lakers , league sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski . Whether Brown and picks is enough for Boston to land Leonard remains to be seen. Cleveland may have the least to offer for Leonard and that may be ...

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  • Three players worth trading up for in the draft
Three players worth trading up for in the draft

It's unsurprising to hear then that one team in the top three picks of the draft is looking at taking him. Atlanta is in that position at No. 3 overall, and with it very likely Luka Doncic will be available, there are plenty of teams pushing to get into the third overall position .

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  • Uruguay v Saudi Arabia, Group A
Uruguay v Saudi Arabia, Group A

At least Suarez, who missed three sitters in Uruguay's 1-0 opening win against Egypt, was his vintage efficient self with his 52nd worldwide goal although he will not have dismissed fears he was not 100 percent fit. You don't see 10-0 games at the World Cup anymore. However, a Saudi Arabia victory will make the final group game for them and ...

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  • Guessing game: Cavs enter National Basketball Association draft unsure of LeBron's plans
Guessing game: Cavs enter National Basketball Association draft unsure of LeBron's plans

Before (and after) Isaiah Thomas, Kevin Love was the Cleveland Cavaliers primary scapegoat, with him always taking the blame whenever the team fell short of their Championship goals or went through bad stretches. It doesn't look like that's going to happen, though. While his family will be a major factor for what he does on a personal level, Ja...

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  • Sweden beats South Korea with VAR penalty
Sweden beats South Korea with VAR penalty

I think we just defended well and we feel if we counter better we can score goals. Joel Aguilar had initially dismissed Swedish pleas for a second-half spot-kick, but for the second time in this tournament VAR came into play and after reviewing Kim Minwoo's tackle on Viktor Claesson the referee deemed it was a foul.

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  • David Warner replaces D'Arcy Short in Caribbean Premier League
David Warner replaces D'Arcy Short in Caribbean Premier League

Ex-Australia vice-captain Warner was banned by Cricket Australia , along with former captain Steve Smith and batsman Cameron Bancroft, for their part in the ball-tampering controversy during the Test match in Cape Town in March. The destructive opener, who was denied the permission to appear in the Indian Premier League (IPL) for his involvement i...

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  • Toyota win Le Mans with double Formula One champion Fernando Alonso
Toyota win Le Mans with double Formula One champion Fernando Alonso

For Nakajima, the win was extremely significant. Hill won the Monaco Grand Prix five times, the Formula One world championship title twice and the Indianapolis 500 once, and completed both versions of the triple crown in the year 1972 by winning the Le Mans .

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  • England fan 'blown away' by warm welcome to Russian Federation
England fan 'blown away' by warm welcome to Russian Federation

After a rocky start, and a couple of strong penalty claims by Kane, Tunisia's defensive wall seemed increasingly comfortable as England failed to carve a way though. Tunisia need a new game-plan if they are to avoid their usual fate of falling at the first hurdle of a World Cup . "I think what this (wreath laying) demonstrates more than anyt...

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  • Salah not in Egypt starting line-up for Uruguay match
Salah not in Egypt starting line-up for Uruguay match

Jose Gimenez proved Uruguay's saviour with a 90th-minute victor against Egypt in Ekaterinburg. This is as a result of an injury inflicted on his shoulder by Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos in the Champions League final. "We still have to see how training goes today, but I can nearly assure you 100 percent that he'll play, we are all very o...

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  • Former Oregon Linebacker Fotu Leiato dies in crash
Former Oregon Linebacker Fotu Leiato dies in crash

ET Friday. The crash happened around 2:30 a.m. near Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard and Kinsrow Avenue. After sunrise, a woman walking near the area noticed a hand poking out of the brush. Police responded and found the body. He was expected to play a key role, potentially as a Starter this season under third year Defensive Coordinator Ji...

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  • Afghanistan vow to bounce back from debut Test drubbing
Afghanistan vow to bounce back from debut Test drubbing

India's stand-in captain Ajinkya Rahane and Afghan coach Phil Simmons believe the team needs more game time with the red ball to improve. After team India's sweet gesture towards the young Afghan team, social media was all praise for the "beautiful" gesture.

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  • LA fans gather for Germany vs Mexico watch party
LA fans gather for Germany vs Mexico watch party

Thursday's World Cup opener was played in a library compared with the atmosphere at Sunday's Mexico-Germany game. Marquez was not called up for Mexico's 1998 World Cup squad, though he had already made his first appearance for the senior team at that point, having to wait for his chance in 2002.

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  • Queiroz calls for fairness after Iran beat Morocco
Queiroz calls for fairness after Iran beat Morocco

Iran conceded fewer goals than any other side in AFC qualifying and Morocco didn't let in a single goal during their final qualifying group, so both of them know what it takes to shut up shop. Renard will go into all three of his side's group stage games with the same approach. However, Iran nearly got the breakthrough with two minutes rem...

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  • Pochettino told Tottenham need to sign Man United star
Pochettino told Tottenham need to sign Man United star

Philippe Lamboley claims United want to extend Martial's deal - and BBC Sport understands the club do not want the Frenchman to leave Old Trafford. Lamboley added that the club wanted to give the French star a new contract but haven't been able to agree with the player after months of negotiations.

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