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Deschamps hails French character after semi-final win

Deschamps hails French character after semi-final win However, if 1998 champions France and 1966 winners England both win their semi-finals they'll be able to relax and enjoy the final with their return assured. "They are proud to wear the shirt. We know what's at stake and at such moments you forget fatigue you may feel because this is a once in a lifetime opportunity - it may never repeat itself again". [Full Article...]

Serena Williams rallies to reach Wimbledon semifinals

Serena Williams rallies to reach Wimbledon semifinals Serena Williams will be there, though, after she moved a step closer to an eighth title at the All England Club. It's also a first for any Grand Slam tournament in the 50-year professional era. Williams, who has a kind run through to the semi-finals, will next take on Camila Giorgi of Italy. "If you serve under a certain speed, she's just going to expose that constantly and [gain] so much c... [Full Article...]

Raheem Sterling at heart of England World Cup bid despite goal drought

Raheem Sterling at heart of England World Cup bid despite goal drought Neville said on ITV: "The actual treatment at half-time of across social media was absolutely disgusting, and isn't representative of the performance he put in. Meanwhile, ignoring all the abuses and taunts, Sterling has applauded the support of English fans in Russian Federation. "Until football is finished I will try and stay in as much as I can, watch TV and no one can say nothing". [Full Article...]

Cristiano Ronaldo ends 9-year Madrid reign, joins Juventus

Cristiano Ronaldo ends 9-year Madrid reign, joins Juventus Whether a mooted move in the region of £88m happens remains to be seen, but either way with Ronaldo now 33-years-old, Madrid have to plan for the future. "I think Real Madrid is everyone's dream". With or without Zidane, Madrid's shirt is special. He's certainly good enough! Convincing PSG to sell one of those two will likely be as hard as convincing Chelsea to part with Hazard , but Les P... [Full Article...]

Henry's World Cup experience the 'missing piece' for Belgium

Henry's World Cup experience the 'missing piece' for Belgium Brazil haven't won the World Cup since 2002 which is their second longest run without winning it. "I would be very proud to show Thierry that he chose the wrong camp". Last time out, he moved into a wider right-sided role but was no less influential, powering forward to set up Kevin De Bruyne's magical strike against Brazil, that proved to be the eventual victor. [Full Article...]

With Russia out of the tournament, hosts' World Cup fever wanes

With Russia out of the tournament, hosts' World Cup fever wanes A Reading Buses spokesman said: "We believe". If you follow football (or "soccer" as it's known in North America) then you'll no doubt be tuned into the 2018 FIFA World Cup , which is now taking place in Russian Federation. Kane is leading the World Cup top scorer charts with six goals so far, and he has a chance to extend his lead over four-goal Romelu Lukaku when he takes on Croatia . [Full Article...]

Didier Deschamps hails French character after semi-final win

Didier Deschamps hails French character after semi-final win The knockout stage of the World Cup is the single-elimination portion of the tournament with the 16 teams who advanced from the Group stage. "But when it happens like that you have to make sure you are still benefiting the team and helping them as much as you can, off the ball". [Full Article...]

Froome faces early challenge at Tour de France

Froome faces early challenge at Tour de France Quick-Step Floors was one of the strongest teams of the day and finished the course in 38 minutes and 53 seconds, which meant that Greg Van Avermaet was to take the leader's jersey. The 35.5-kilometre Stage 4, which started and finished in Cholet , saw a reshuffling in the overall standings and gave a number of riders who had lost time due to crashes on the opening stage a chance to recoup ... [Full Article...]

France vs Belgium predictions, stats and betting tips

France vs Belgium predictions, stats and betting tips For France , N'Golo Kante and Olivier Giroud have been crucial thus far and are both are expected to feature in the semi-final. "I pity him", he said. 'They are a great side and have a fantastic generation of players. 'Most of them play in the Premier League, so we know them well. His goal against Argentina, in the 4-3 win that marked the moment France truly arrived at World Cup 2018, is o... [Full Article...]

Riyad Mahrez joins Manchester City from Leicester

Riyad Mahrez joins Manchester City from Leicester A photograph has appeared on social media of a man who appears to be Riyad Mahrez leaving a private hospital in Manchester with a camera man and someone else in Manchester City training gear. "Riyad is a hugely talented player". Mahrez has been linked with a move away from Leicester ever since their remarkable 2015-16 Premier League title win, scoring 12 goals and registering 11 assists in t... [Full Article...]

Cristiano Ronaldo to Juventus: Bale wishes star luck

Cristiano Ronaldo to Juventus: Bale wishes star luck This for me has been a very emotional time, full of deliberating, although hard because Real Madrid is at a very demanding and high level but I know very well that I will never forget that here I have enjoyed football in a unique way. "It has been a pleasure to play alongside you for the last five years". "Beyond the conquered titles, the trophies achieved and the triumphs achieved in the play... [Full Article...]

Martinez: France's Henry is missing ingredient for Belgium

Martinez: France's Henry is missing ingredient for Belgium There was less at stake the last time these 2 went head-to-head at the World Cup , a 4-2 victory for France in the 3rd place match in 1986. What's next: The victor will face the victor of England and Croatia in the World Cup final Sunday in Moscow. [Full Article...]

Real Madrid is everyone's dream, Hazard

Real Madrid is everyone's dream, Hazard Speaking to beIN sports , the 27-year-old said: "I have said 100 times before I am happy at Chelsea , but we will see what happens". Chelsea superstar, Eden Hazard , has continuously been linked with a potential move to Real Madrid and has been touted as the ideal long-term replacement for an ageing Cristiano Ronaldo . [Full Article...]

French great Thierry Henry could hurt France's pride tonight

French great Thierry Henry could hurt France's pride tonight Ferdinand and fellow BBC pundits Alan Shearer and Jurgen Klinsmann were analysing Mbappe's performance so far in the World Cup. They have everything they need to be a great team and they are a great team. Former champions France kicked out teams like Argentina and Uruguay in the knock-out stages whereas Belgium won an exciting game against Japan after trailing 0-2 and then booted out five-time cha... [Full Article...]

Man City sign Riyad Mahrez from Leicester

They walked away from a potential deal for Mahrez in January because they were put off by Leicester's valuation. The Algeria worldwide has signed a five-year contract with the Manchester outfit and will wear the number 26 jersey. Pep is committed to playing attacking football, which is a ideal for me, and City's performances last season were outstanding", he said on the club's official website... [Full Article...]

Sergio Ramos sends message to Cristiano Ronaldo over Juventus transfer

Sergio Ramos sends message to Cristiano Ronaldo over Juventus transfer However, I feel that the time has come to begin a new stage of my life and that is why I have asked the club to accept my transfer. "I am sorry it is like this and I ask all of you, especially our followers, to please understand me", wrote the Portuguese forward in Marca newspaper. [Full Article...]

William Dunlop killed in Skerries crash

William Dunlop killed in Skerries crash Loughshinny Motorcycle Supporters Club confirmed the news in a statement. The Loughshinny Motorcycle Supporters Club, organisers of the Skerries 100 , extended its heartfelt sympathy to the Dunlop family circle and took the decision yesterday to continue with the event "following discussion with the family, their sponsors and fellow riders ". [Full Article...]

Ligue 1: Gianluigi Buffon ready to fight for PSG place

Ligue 1: Gianluigi Buffon ready to fight for PSG place I also think that I can help the team to improve. Although Buffon won nine Serie A titles and four Coppas Italia with Juventus he never tasted glory in the Champions League , losing in the final three times. Buffon is expected to be in PSG's squad for the International Champions Cup fixtures against Bayern Munich, Arsenal and Atletico Madrid in Austria and Singapore this summer. [Full Article...]

Gary Neville's World Cup predictions are very impressive in hindsight

Gary Neville's World Cup predictions are very impressive in hindsight Sterling has started four of England's five games on their run to the semi-finals, looking threatening at times yet unable to end an worldwide goal drought that dates back to October 2015. More than 50 years on, there doesn't seem to be any record of how the song performed in the charts . The entire nation has been behind the England team, flocking to pubs and event across the country to ... [Full Article...]

Spurs keep trying to 'raise the ante' in Kawhi Leonard trade talks

Spurs keep trying to 'raise the ante' in Kawhi Leonard trade talks The Philadelphia 76ers are among the teams that are interested in acquiring Kawhi Leonard via trade, but the star forward likely isn't going anywhere until the San Antonio Spurs place a more realistic price tag on him. His reasoning was he did not want to play second fiddle to the three-time champion, which is understandable, given that he starred against the James-led Miami Heat during th... [Full Article...]


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