by | June 20, 2018 | 08:43

Xhaka said he was "happy and proud" to sign the new deal, while new Arsenal boss Unai Emery said he was an " important member of the squad ". Deals, meanwhile, for Sampdoria's Luka Torreira, Borussia Dortmund's Sokratis and Bayer Leverkusen goalkeeper Bernd Leno are also in the pipeline.

by | June 20, 2018 | 09:17

They will bang their hope on a miracle, an unlikely victory by Saudi Arabia against Uruguay in Group A's other game on Wednesday, if they are to stay in the tournament. However, there is a caveat: Mo Salah will be subject to a late fitness test ahead of the game, and should he not pass that, he will not play any part.

by | June 20, 2018 | 09:31

Colombia's Carlos Sanchez received a red card in the opening minutes of their Group H match against Japan for a deliberate handball inside the box, to become the second fastest to be sent off in a World Cup match. However, Japan have endured a tough build-up to the tournament, sacking Vahid Halilhodzic and replacing him with Akira Nishino . "This is World Cup , it's a huge stage, and I think we started off very well".

by | June 20, 2018 | 08:48

It looked as though England would go past the 500-run barrier before a few late wickets caused the run flow to dry up slightly. Remarkably England failed to strike a boundary in the last four overs - although the damage to the Australian morale was already done.

by | June 20, 2018 | 08:34

However, Fekir insists he's back to his previous level after knee surgery and refused to deny Liverpool wanted to agree a lower fee in light of his medical. "We will see about all that later". As a result of the uncertainty, Liverpool are considering other options, but again, we don't believe our interest in Fekir is over at the present time.

by | June 20, 2018 | 08:46

She was in control going forward taking the response against Vekic's serve to break her for the double with one to go. The 21-year-old Croat would have been hoping that she could cause an upset once again on Centre Court, and would have been aware that the crowd would not be behind her.

by | June 20, 2018 | 07:18

VAR is being used in the World Cup for the first time and, according to Federation Internationale de Football Association, should only "correct clear and obvious errors and missed incidents in clearly defined match-changing decisions". South Africa 2010 started badly and never really got going for Fabio Capello's team before they were blown away by Germany in the round of 16, while Brazil 2014 was a disaster of two defeats and a draw against Costa Rica before finishing rock bottom of ...

by | June 20, 2018 | 07:23

Portugal defender Pepe said it was a "privilege" for the country to have a player like Cristiano Ronaldo after the Real Madrid star's dazzling display against Spain on Friday . "The team is very well-organised and know their game very well. (The Portuguese) have two feet, two legs and they are humans like us". "We have to impose our qualities and give our best.

by | June 20, 2018 | 06:23

Like South Korea's Heung-Min Son on Monday, Lewandowski was isolated up front, and he didn't have enough composure and creativity around him to make an impact. That hurts because despite not playing a good game we could have got something out of it'. Poland and Senegal reasonably expect to advance out of Group H , making this first game monumentally important.

by | June 20, 2018 | 07:25

The Group A team was travelling from Moscow to Rostov-on-Don for their second match against Uruguay on Wednesday. Muslera will also tie Ladislao Mazurkiewicz as the player to have made the most appearances for Uruguay at a World Cup . The team posted photos of the players exiting the plane and smiling Monday night but did not release further details of the engine problem, which appeared to result in part of the plane catching on fire .

by | June 20, 2018 | 06:00

The South Americans continued to dictate terms after that and took the lead in the 20th minute when Philippe Coutinho curled a spectacular 22-yard effort into the top corner, 1-0. "I am proud of their determination", Petkovic said of his team. "They did, and it worked". Coutinho had Brazil's best chance after the break but shot wide.

by | June 19, 2018 | 12:47

Panama's players stayed on the field to salute the fans several minutes after the match ended. Belgium gathered some storming momentum over the course of their two pre-tournament friendly matches prior to heading out to Russian Federation.

by | June 19, 2018 | 13:11

With six players boasting a century of worldwide appearances, nearly half the squad aged over 30 and a Head Coach who has taken two other nations to World Cups , Panama have experience but very little on such a stage. "Fairly annoying, but it's the same for both teams so you've got to get on with it", Young said. Despite a fan revolt over his decision to leave out Roma's Radja Nainnggolan, Martinez has inspired 11 million Belgians to believe this team can outdo the squad who made ...

by | June 19, 2018 | 13:01

Both literally and figuratively. According to SIMMSA, the seismic monitoring network of the Institute of Geological and Atmospheric Research, tremors were detected in Mexico City during Mexico's World Cup matchup against Germany on Sunday.

by | June 19, 2018 | 12:12

I just had to get out there and play football and play as well as I could and, hopefully, the England manager would come and call me up again. Ashley Young has insisted that his on-field spat with Dele Alli earlier this season has been put to bed ahead of England's World Cup campaign.

by | June 19, 2018 | 12:27

Standing in their way could be Salah, but his availability has been a headache for Egypt ever since he injured his shoulder during a tussle with Real Madrid's Sergio Ramos during the Champions League final last month. "I have a simple answer". "Whether Salah can be stopped or not, different coaches will have different strategies". "The level he will be playing at only he and his coach knows but we have a mission and we will accomplish the mission", Cherchesov said.

by | June 19, 2018 | 11:36

There's no point in discussing how he played. Players from both sides, but particularly those from England , spent an undue amount of time trying to ward them off during the match. England almost re-took the lead a minute before the break when Lingard broke through on goal and managed to beat the keeper, but he saw his effort come off the post.

by | June 19, 2018 | 11:20

This was the first time that England have scored two or more goals in the opening game of a World Cup for the first time since 1998. England made a superb start at the Volgograd Arena when Kane lashed the home from close range in the 11th minute, but the lead lasted 24 minutes before Tunisia drew level from the penalty spot through Ferjani Sassi .

by | June 19, 2018 | 12:47

Mexico continued to threaten, Miguel Layun narrowly unable to latch onto a through ball, but their goal arrived 10 minutes before the break as Germany were again sliced apart. It was the first time since 1982, that Germany lost their World Cup opener and deservingly so, as the reigning champions were arguably the second-best side in the game with the Mexicans dominated the proceedings in the first half.

by | June 18, 2018 | 05:58

With the United States not in the World Cup , many brands and some former American soccer players pointed to Mexico as the team to root for in Russian Federation this month. The Germans, branded an "embarrassment" in their home press, should still qualify, with a final group game against South Korea. In the first game of the day, Serbia beat Costa Rica 1-0 thanks to a brilliant Aleksandar Kolarov free-kick in Samara.

by | June 18, 2018 | 02:55

The news of medical issues may be devastating to Porter's draft stock, especially considering how limited the access to him National Basketball Association teams have had. Smith is projected to go late in the lottery or shortly thereafter. But the Kings do have a young point guard in De'Aaron Fox and the No. 2 overall pick in the 2018 NBA Draft with which to build around if they get the pick correct.

by | June 18, 2018 | 02:07

Their players protested the charge and the subsequent penalty of a ball change and the award of five extra runs to the opposition by refusing to take the field at the start of the third day's play. "I think that everyone is a bit jumpy and walking on eggshells, especially after what happened in South Africa". According to the report the umpires had suspected a case of ball tampering which was the reason for changing the ball without accusing the Sri Lankans of any wrong doing.

by | June 18, 2018 | 02:21

Phil Mickelson knows the rules of golf as well as anyone. What did you think of the move? In my view, as well as others in the know , this was an absurd decision which should have been roundly castigated in the media. They finished three over and then the golf course, according to players and the eye test, crossed the line and became borderline unplayable. But Tony Finau teed off 33 minutes before Mickelson and managed to shoot a 4-under 66, so it wasn't like it was totally unplayable.

by | June 18, 2018 | 01:24

More penalty drama followed as, just four minutes later, Socceroos captain Mile Jedinak levelled from the spot, his goal coming after France defender Samuel Umtiti's blatant handball, but it was not to be for the men in green and gold.

by | June 18, 2018 | 01:11

Speaking after the pre-race test day, Button told the media: "I was reasonably happy, but in the morning I found it another world - I was driving around here in a vehicle that I don't really know. Chatin's time of 3m24.842s had been shaded by 2013 event victor Loic Duval in the #28 TDS vehicle, only for the stewards' intervention to bump the auto he shared with Matthieu Vaxiviere and Francois Perrodo back to fourth.

by | June 18, 2018 | 00:28

Brazil has won its group in every World Cup since 1982 and most recently failed to get out of the first round in 1966. The highly organised Swiss hit back early in the second period from one of their few chances as Brazil's Casemiro and Miranda switched off and the unmarked Steven Zuber barely had to leave his feet to nod in Xherdan Shaqiri's whipped corner.

by | June 17, 2018 | 03:53

One of the appeals is the fearlessness with which Lingard plays for United and England . The Portuguese coach will appear as RT's special guest host at the World Cup. 'So as a group of players that is what we are going to do'. You've just got to enjoy it, embrace the moments. "I mean the goal was world-class, really, but he's teasing defenders by the touchline and his performance wasn't flawless, but he was enjoying his football and that was great to see".

by | June 17, 2018 | 01:59

Mickelson's score on the 13th was initially recorded as a nine but was later changed to a 10, leaving the left-hander 10 over par for the day and in a tie for 63rd. "So you just got to go find it and hit it again". "I've had it with the USGA and the way they run their tournaments". That's the nature of the US Open .

by | June 17, 2018 | 02:04

Egyptian fans at the Moscow Fan Fest believe it would have been a different story altogether had Liverpool star Mohammed Salah featured in their Group "A" clash against Uruguay . What a wonderful game we played! Egypt , which had zero corner kicks in the match, has yet to win a World Cup game. Salah's final was cut short after a nasty landing following a tussle with Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos and doubt was immediately cast over his involvement in the World Cup .

by | June 17, 2018 | 02:42

In an appearance on Uninterrupted , James opened up about what would be the greatest accomplishment of his career. "I'm from L.A., I can say I love L.A. This year's draft is loaded with talent, but Sexton might be the most attractive pick for the Cavs, not only because of his huge ability, but also because it could help keep James in the Wine and Gold.

by | June 17, 2018 | 01:05

Saudi Juan Antonio Pizzi is encouraging his side to attack, and captain Osama Hawsawi says they are confident of getting something from the game. Their last win in the competition dates back to the group stages of the 1994 edition (1-0 v Belgium). Saudi Arabia's run-up to the finals was an extremely hard attempt, having qualified for second place above Australia on only goal difference.

by | June 17, 2018 | 01:18

Chris Irvine is Senior News Editor at Fox News . Citing an unnamed source, Russia's Interfax news agency reported the cab driver fell asleep at the wheel and accidentally pressed the accelerator pedal. He was shouting: "'It wasn't me'". The Moscow Traffic Authority says the taxi driver has a Kyrgyzstan driving licence. Pictures released by the Moscow Traffic Authority show the taxi came to a stop next to a knocked-down traffic sign.

by | June 17, 2018 | 01:15

Opens in addition to his second career major championship. "I guess strategy changes a little from an entire round, but I honestly had no idea that it even changed", said Spieth, who will play the first two rounds this week with Phil Mickelson and Rory McIlroy .

by | June 17, 2018 | 02:27

French coach Didier Deschamps praised Australia's tactical organisation and the way it disrupted his highly regarded team, but also bemoaned France's lack of urgency. Jose Mourinho believes that Paul Pogba should not have been awarded France's winning goal in their 2-1 victory against Australia at the World Cup .

by | June 17, 2018 | 00:40

Shinnecock Hills has been ripping apart the world's best players all week and it all must have just gotten to Mickelson. The ball began racing toward the front of the green, threatening to fall down the false front. Open. It's my understanding of the rules. "I've had multiple times where I've wanted to do that, I just finally did". "He just laughed at me, he had no words to say".