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Alisson turns into world’s most costly attendant in the wake of marking for Liverpool

Alisson turns into world's most costly attendant in the wake of marking for Liverpool

Alisson turns into world’s most costly attendant in the wake of marking for Liverpool

Brazil universal Alisson is currently the most costly goalkeeper on the planet in the wake of marking a record crushing arrangement worth up to 72.5 million euros ($84 million) with Liverpool.

Alisson turns into world's most costly attendant in the wake of marking for Liverpool
Alisson kept 17 clean sheets in 37 Serie A appearances for Roma last season

Serie A goliaths AS Roma on Thursday affirmed an announcement the charge that Liverpool had consented to pay for the 25-year-old, which overshadows the past record of 53 million euros paid by Juventus for Gianluigi Buffon in 2001.

“I’m extremely cheerful, it’s a blessing from heaven to wear such an esteemed shirt for a club of this size is utilized to continually winning,” said Alisson.

“As far as my life and my vocation, it’s a tremendous advance for me being a piece of this club and this family.”

Liverpool director Juergen Klopp said the chance to sign “one of the world’s best goalkeepers” was too great to turn down.

“At a certain point over the most recent couple of weeks it came up, the chance to sign one of the world’s best goalkeepers – then it is anything but a long idea, to be completely forthright, it’s solitary that you need a little chat with the proprietors! They were very energized, so we did it.

“I believe it’s something we need to do. He has nothing to do with the value, we don’t have anything to do with the value, the market’s, the manner by which it is and we won’t ponder it.”

Roma’s wearing executive Monchi had before said it was a troublesome choice for the Italian club, who sold Mohamed Salah to Liverpool a year ago, to part with another of their prized resources.

“It’s hard when you’re a wearing chief. We got a critical offer for Alisson and we assessed it,” Monchi told correspondents.

“At last, we took a choice and, talking with Liverpool, we achieved an assention. It isn’t so much that we need desire. We’ve just sold two players and we’ve marked 10, and we will keep searching for players.”

Alisson kept 17 clean sheets in 37 Serie An appearances for Roma last season and helped the club achieve the Champions League semi-finals, where they were thumped out by Liverpool.

He began every one of the five recreations for Brazil at the World Cup in Russia where they bowed out with a quarter-last thrashing by Belgium.

The goalkeeping position has been tricky for Liverpool under Klopp, with Loris Karius and Simon Mignolet attempting to hold down their first-group spots last season.

Karius persevered through a bleak night in last season’s Champions League last, committing two errors that prompted objectives in a 3-1 annihilation to Real Madrid.

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Jose Mourinho hails Cristiano Ronaldo’s exchange to Juventus

Jose Mourinho hails Cristiano Ronaldo's exchange to Juventus

Jose Mourinho hails Cristiano Ronaldo’s exchange to Juventus

Jose Mourinho hails Cristiano Ronaldo : Manchester United director Jose Mourinho feels that Cristiano Ronaldo’s turn to Juventus will profit the Serie An and make it all the more energizing.

Jose Mourinho hails Cristiano Ronaldo's exchange to Juventus
Cristiano Ronaldo moved to Juventus for a fee of 100 million

The United director feels that with the landing of Ronaldo, individuals will watch Serie An and it come wind up engaging if groups like Napoli, Inter Milan, AS Roma and AC Milan can challenge the Old Lady, who have won the class for the last seven back to back seasons.

“The Premier League is the most aggressive alliance at this moment, yet many individuals will be viewing Serie A for Cristiano Ronaldo and Spain for (Lionel) Messi,” Jose Mourinho told TeleRadioStereo.

“Serie A has now turned out to be extraordinary compared to other associations on the planet. In football, anything can change. In the event that Inter, Napoli, Roma and AC Milan change their perspectives, as long as they don’t simply latently acknowledge that Juve are presently more grounded with Ronaldo, at that point (the group) can change as far as quality, feelings and consideration.”

“This is the reason I compliment Juventus for this marking, which is awesome for them regarding football, reputation and promoting.”

Mourinho had trained Inter Milan between 2008 to 2010 season. In the 2009-10 season, he drove the side to a notable alliance, glass and Champions League treble.

Ronaldo landed at Turin on Monday evening to finish his 100 million Euros move from Real Madrid and he was welcomed with excited fans and partners at the J Medical focus and preparing office.

The new Juventus No. 7 burned through nine seasons at Real Madrid and scored 450 objectives for the Los Blancos yet the Portuguese is prepared to proceed onward and is completely excited about the new part of his life.

“My story at Real was splendid and I thank the fans. Be that as it may, now I need to devote myself to this new period of my life. I can hardly wait to play. I am extremely persuaded and I need to demonstrate that I am a player of the largest amount. I need to leave my blemish on Juve’s history. I am exceptionally cheerful for this test.”

“Juventus is a standout amongst other clubs on the planet, it was a long-thoroughly considered move, however it was a simple choice to join the best club in Italy and an essential advance for my profession. “I’ve just met Allegri and I’ll begin preparing on the 30th. I need to play on the primary matchday of Serie A,” Ronaldo said at a question and answer session.

Ronaldo wants to return to preparing as quickly as time permits and win more trophies in his sparkling profession.

“Juventus have given me an awesome opportunity, it’s a stage forward in my profession. It’s no incident that they have won the last seven Scudetti. I feel regarded that Juve thought of me, and I need to take them to a much more elevated amount.

“The Champions League is a trophy that everybody needs to win, yet it’s exceptionally troublesome. Juventus approached us, yet the finals are dependably an obscure. For this I plan to bring good fortune, yet with peacefulness. We will battle for every one of the trophies,” Ronaldo said.

Juve fans will get the opportunity to see Ronaldo when the group plays the Intercontinental Cup at the United States. They’ll play Bayern Munich, Benfica and Ronaldo’s previous club Real Madrid in America.

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Diego Maradona ‘fine’ after being treated by the doctor at World Cup

Diego Maradona 'fine' after being treated by the doctor at World Cup

Diego Maradona ‘fine’ after being treated by the doctor at World Cup

Football legend Diego Maradona has reassured fans that he is fine after he was treated by doctors during Argentina’s dramatic World Cup win over Nigeria on Tuesday.

Maradona was an animated presence during Argentina’s 2-1 victory in St Petersburg, with pictures showing the 57-year-old celebrating wildly and directing a middle-finger salute at hecklers below following Marcos Rojo’s 86th-minute winner.
Diego Maradona 'fine' after being treated by the doctor at World Cup Diego Maradona 'fine' after being treated by the doctor at World Cup
The win ensured Argentina progressed to the knockout stages of the competition.
“I want to tell everyone that I am fine, that I am not, neither was I interned,” Maradona posted on Instagram along with a picture of him being assisted by what appears to be a medic.
“In the halftime of the game against Nigeria, my neck hurt a lot and I suffered a decompensation.”

Maradona’s performance in the stands was as eye-catching as the one produced on the field by Lionel Messi in Argentina’s 2-1 win over Nigeria, which spared the South American nation an early elimination from the World Cup.

And that’s the problem.

Maradona might be Argentina’s No. 1 fan at the World Cup, but he’s also proving to be an unwanted — and sometimes embarrassing — distraction, increasingly casting a shadow over a team trying to win soccer’s biggest prize.

“Maradona is in danger of becoming a laughingstock, I’m afraid,” former England striker Gary Lineker said during post-game analysis on British TV.

The good news is that, according to Maradona himself, he is OK after his wild night inside St. Petersburg Stadium, during which he required medical treatment and was pictured with his eyes closed for parts of the game. Before kickoff, footage showed him dancing with a Nigeria fan in the area in front of his executive box.

“I want to tell everyone that I am fine, that I am not, neither was I interned,” the 57-year-old Maradona wrote on Instagram alongside a picture of himself with medical staff.

Castellano | Italiano | Inglés Quiero contarles que estoy bien, que no estoy ni estuve internado. En el entretiempo del partido con Nigeria me dolía mucho la nuca y sufrí una descompensación. Me revisó un médico y me recomendó que me fuera a casa antes del segundo tiempo, pero yo quise quedarme porque nos estábamos jugando todo. ¿Cómo me iba a ir? Les mando un beso a todos, perdón por el susto y gracias por el aguante, hay Diego para rato! Voglio solo dirvi che sto bene, che non sono e non sono stato ricoverato. Durante l'intervallo della partita con la Nigeria ho avuto un forte dolore alla nuca e un mancamento. Un medico mi ha visitato e mi ha consigliato di tornare a casa prima del secondo tempo, ma ho deciso di rimanere perché ci stavamo giocando il tutto per tutto. Come sarei potuto andarmene? Un bacio a tutti e grazie per il supporto… Diego ci sarà ancora per un bel po'! I want to tell everyone that I am fine, that I am not, neither was I interned. In the halftime of the game against Nigeria, my neck hurt a lot and I suffered a decompensation. I was checked by a doctor and he recommended me to go home before the second half, but I wanted to stay because we were risking it all. How could I leave? I send a kiss to everyone, thanks for the support!

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“In the halftime of the game against Nigeria, my neck hurt a lot,” he added. “I was checked by a doctor and he recommended me to go home before the second half.”

But he didn’t. He stayed on to see Argentina score an 86th-minute winner by Marcos Rojo, and celebrated by aggressively giving a middle-finger salute with both hands toward spectators below him.

“I wanted to stay because we were risking it all,” Maradona wrote. “How could I leave?”

Soon after the final whistle, he needed help getting out of the stands and into an adjoining luxury box. Hours later, he was photographed smiling at an airport. Another photo posted on Twitter by a Colombian television journalist showed him sitting on a plane reportedly heading for Moscow.

“I send a kiss to everyone,” Maradona said at the end of his Instagram message, “thanks for the support!”

Maradona’s antics raised more concerns over the health of one of the sport’s most iconic players, who led Argentina to the World Cup title in 1986 — scoring the famous “Hand of God” goal along the way — and later coached the national side at the 2010 World Cup. He is worshipped in his home country, where is known as the “Pibe de Oro” (“Golden Boy”), and by soccer fans throughout the world.

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“I was checked by a doctor and he recommended me to go home before the second half, but I wanted to stay because we were risking it all. How could I leave? I send a kiss to everyone, thanks for the support!”
Maradona captained Argentina to World Cup triumph in 1986, scoring one of the greatest goals of all time in a quarterfinal victory over England as well as the infamous “Hand of God” goal.

But he has battled cocaine use and obesity, which affected him at the end of an illustrious playing career that finished in 1997. Hospitalized in 2000 and again in ’04 for heart problems blamed on cocaine, Maradona was treated at a hospital again in 2007 for acute hepatitis that his doctor blamed on excessive drinking and eating.

At this World Cup, it seems there are as many cameras trained on Maradona during matches as there are on Argentina’s players. He stood with his arms outstretched and looked to the sky at one point during the game against Argentina. Below him were spectators with their smartphones out, eager to catch a glimpse of a soccer great who, to some, is damaging his reputation.

“The people in Argentina laugh at him at the moment. We feel sad,” said Oscar Cicchilli, a 68-year-old Argentina fan from Buenos Aires who was in St. Petersburg for the Argentina-Nigeria game.

“He has a difficult personality. He has problems.”

No other figure or former player is overshadowing their national team like Maradona is with Argentina at the World Cup. Then again, few have the emotional mood swings, box-office temperament and backstory that Maradona has.

Cicchilli doesn’t think Maradona’s antics are affecting the team in Russia. He isn’t currently linked to the Argentine FA, so no members of the federation were willing to comment about him following Tuesday’s game.

The world now awaits the next installment of the Maradona story, at Argentina’s round-of-16 match against France in Kazan on Saturday.


News Source: chicagotribune.com, edition.cnn.com, usatoday.com

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FIFA WORLD CUP 2018 MATCH – 17 – RUSSIA  vs EGYPT

FIFA WORLD CUP 2018 MATCH - 17 - RUSSIA  vs EGYPT

FIFA WORLD CUP 2018

MATCH – 17 – RUSSIA  vs EGYPT


GROUP A

Match 17 (First stage/Group Phase)

Saint Petersburg Stadium St. Petersburg

FIFA WORLD CUP 2018 MATCH - 17 - RUSSIA  vs EGYPT

19 Jun 2018 – 21:00 Local time

FULL TIME

FIFA WORLD CUP 2018 MATCH - 17 - RUSSIA  vs EGYPT


GOALS FOR RUSSIA

A. FATHI – 47′ OG
CHERYSHEV – 59′
DZYUBA – 62′

GOALS FOR EGYPT

M SALAH – 73′ PEN’

RUSSIA LINE UPS


COACH – CHERCHESOV STANISLAV

1 – AKINFEEV (GK) (C)

2 – FERNANDES

3 – KUTEPOV

4 – IGNASHEVICH

6 – CHERYSHEV

8 – GAZINSKII

11 – ZOBNIN

17 – GOLOVIN

18 – ZHIRKOV

19 – SAMEDOV

22 – DZYUBA

BENCH

5 – SEMENOV

7 – KUZIAEV

10 – SMOLOV

12 – LUNEV (GK)

13 – KUDRIASHOV

14 – GRANAT

15 – AL MIRANCHUK

16 – AN MIRANCHUK

20 – GABULOV (GK)

21 – EROKHIN

23 – SMOLNIKOV

9 – DZAGOEV


EGYPT LINE UPS


COACH – CUPER HECTOR

23 – M. ELSHENAWY (GK)

2 – ALI GABR

6 – A. HEGAZY

7 – A. FATHI (C)

8 – TAREK HAMED

9 – MARWAN

10 – M SALAH

13- ABDELSHAFY

17 – M. ELNENY

19 – ABDALLA

21 – M. TREZIGUET

BENCH

1 – ELHADARY (GK)

3 – ELMOHAMADY

4 – O. GABER

5 – MORSY

11 – M. KAHRABA

12 – A. ASHRAF

14 – RAMADAN

15 – M. HAMDY

16 – EKRAMY (GK)

18 – SHIKABALA

20 – S. SAMIR

22 – WARDA


 

Referee
CACERES Enrique PAR
Assistant Referee 1
CARDOZO Eduardo PAR
Assistant Referee 2
ZORRILLA Juan PAR
Fourth official
CAKIR Cuneyt TUR
Video Assistant Referee
IRRATI Massimiliano ITA
Assistant Video Assistant Referee 1
ASTROZA Carlos CHI
Assistant Video Assistant Referee 2
VIGLIANO Mauro ARG
Assistant Video Assistant Referee 3
MARCINIAK Szymon POL


MAN OF THE MATCH


Denis CHERYSHEV
RUSSIA
Has been elected Budweiser Man of the Match

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FIFA WORLD CUP 2018 MATCH – 16 – POLAND vs SENEGAL

FIFA WORLD CUP 2018 MATCH - 16 - POLAND vs SENEGAL

FIFA WORLD CUP 2018

MATCH – 16 – POLAND vs SENEGAL


GROUP H

Match 16 (First stage/Group Phase)

Spartak Stadium Moscow

FIFA WORLD CUP 2018 MATCH - 16 - POLAND vs SENEGAL

19 Jun 2018 – 18:00 Local time

FULL TIME

FIFA WORLD CUP 2018 MATCH - 16 - POLAND vs SENEGAL


GOALS FOR POLAND

KRYCHOWIAK – 86′

GOALS FOR SENEGAL

CIONEK – 37′ OG
NIANG – 60′

POLAND LINE UPS


COACH – NAWALKA ADAM

1 – SZCZESNY (GK)

2 – PAZDAN

4 – CIONEK

7 – MILIK

9 – LEWANDOWSKI (C)

10 – KRYCHOWIAK

11 – GROSICKI

13 – RYBUS

16 – BLASZCZYKOWSKI

19 – ZIELINSKI

20 – PISZCZEK

BENCH

3 – JEDRZEJCZYK

5 – BEDNAREK

6 – GORALSKI

8 – LINETTY

12 – BIALKOWSKI (GK)

14 – TEODORCZYK

15 – GLIK

17 – PESZKO

18 – BERESZYNSKI

21 – KURZAWA

22 – FABIANSKI (GK)

23 – KOWNACKI


SENEGAL LINE UPS


COACH – CISSE ALIOU

16 – KH. NDIAYE (GK)

3 – KOULIBALY

5 – GANA

6 – S. SANE

9 – M. DIOUF

10 – MANE (C)

12 – SABALY

13 – A. NDIAYE

18 – ISMAÏLA

19 – NIANG

22 – M. WAGUE

BENCH

1 – DIALLO (GK)

2 – MBENGUE

4 – KARA

7 – SOW

8 – C. KOUYATE

11 – CH. NDOYE

14 – KONATE

15 – SAKHO

17 – P.A. NDIAYE

20 – KEÏTA BALDE

21 – GASSAMA

23 – GOMIS (GK)


Referee
SHUKRALLA Nawaf BHR
Assistant Referee 1
TULEFAT Yaser BHR
Assistant Referee 2
AL MARRI Taleb QAT
Fourth official
AL JASSIM Abdulrahman QAT
Video Assistant Referee
DIAS Artur POR
Assistant Video Assistant Referee 1
MAIDANA Hernan ARG
Assistant Video Assistant Referee 2
LOPES MARTINS Tiago Bruno POR
Assistant Video Assistant Referee 3
SAMPAIO Wilton BRA


MAN OF THE MATCH


Mbaye NIANG
SENEGAL
Has been elected Budweiser Man of the Match

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FIFA WORLD CUP 2018 MATCH – 15 – COLOMBIA vs JAPAN

FIFA WORLD CUP 2018 MATCH - 15 - COLOMBIA vs JAPAN

FIFA WORLD CUP 2018

MATCH – 15 – COLOMBIA vs JAPAN


GROUP H

Match 15 (First stage/Group Phase)

Mordovia Arena Saransk

FIFA WORLD CUP 2018 MATCH - 15 - COLOMBIA vs JAPAN

19 Jun 2018 – 15:00 Local time

FULL TIME

FIFA WORLD CUP 2018 MATCH - 15 - COLOMBIA vs JAPAN

VS

FIFA WORLD CUP 2018 MATCH - 15 - COLOMBIA vs JAPAN

COLOMBIA
(1)

JAPAN
(2)


GOALS FOR COLOMBIA

J. QUINTERO – 39′

GOALS FOR JAPAN

KAGAWA – 6′ PEN
OSAKO – 73′

COLOMBIA LINE UPS


COACH – PEKERMAN JOSE

1 – OSPINA (GK)

3 – O. MURILLO

4 – ARIAS

6 – C. SANCHEZ

9 – FALCAO (C)

11 – CUADRADO

16 – J. LERMA

17 – J. MOJICA

20 – J. QUINTERO

21 – IZQUIERDO

23 – D. SANCHEZ

BENCH

2 – C. ZAPATA

5 – BARRIOS

7 – BACCA

8 – AGUILAR T.

10 – JAMES

12 – C. VARGAS (GK)

13 – Y. MINA

14 – L. MURIEL

15 – M. URIBE

18 – F. DIAZ

19 – M. BORJA

22 – J.F. CUADRADO (GK)


JAPAN LINE UPS


COACH – NISHINO AKIRA

1 – KAWASHIMA (GK)

3 – SHOJI

5 – NAGATOMO

7 – SHIBASAKI

8 – HARAGUCHI

10 – KAGAWA

14 – INUI

15 – OSAKO

17 – HASEBE (C)

19 – H. SAKAI

22 – YOSHIDA

BENCH

2 – UEDA

4 – HONDA

6 – ENDO

9 – OKAZAKI

11 – USAMI

12 –HIGASHIGUCHI (GK)

13 – MUTO

16 – YAMAGUCHI

18 – OHSHIMA

20 – MAKINO

21 – G. SAKAI

23 – NAKAMURA (GK)


Referee
Damir SKOMINA SVN
Assistant Referee 1
Jure PRAPROTNIK SVN
Assistant Referee 2
Robert VUKAN GER
Fourth official
ABID CHAREF Mehdi ALG
Video Assistant Referee
MAKKELIE Danny CUW
Assistant Video Assistant Referee 1
VAN ROEKEL Sander NED
Assistant Video Assistant Referee 2
Bastian DANKERT GER
Assistant Video Assistant Referee 3
Felix ZWAYER GER


MAN OF THE MATCH


Yuya OSAKO
JAPAN
Has been elected Budweiser Man of the Match

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FIFA World Cup 2018 Highlights: Sweden vs Korea Republic

FIFA World Cup 2018 Highlights: Sweden vs Korea Republic

FIFA World Cup 2018 Highlights: Sweden vs Korea Republic
FIFA World Cup 2018 Highlights: Sweden vs Korea Republic

THE HIGHLIGHTS

Following an absence of 12 long years, Sweden marked their return to the FIFA World Cup™ in style in the opening match of Group F. The desire of Janne Andersson’s charges was there for all to see as they emerged victorious over a disappointing Korea Republic

Sweden starts with Marcus Berg and Ola Toivonen in the attack in its opening game at the World Cup against South Korea. Berg and Toivonen lead Sweden’s forward line in the country’s first World Cup appearance since 2006. Sweden is now without striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who retired after the 2016 European Championship and ultimately failed in a bid to make a comeback to the squad for Russia.

Sweden marked their first appearance in the World Cup for 12 years by beating South Korea thanks to a penalty from captain Andreas Granqvist that was awarded after a video assistant referee (VAR) review.

FIFA World Cup 2018 Highlights: Sweden vs Korea Republic

There was a short delay for Kim Min-woo’s foul on Viktor Claesson to be analysed on video and for the referee to point to the spot but it did not affect Granqvist, who sent goalkeeper Cho Hyun-woo the wrong way.

Sweden, who join Mexico at the top of Group F on three points, created the better chances in Nizhny Novgorod.

Marcus Berg should have scored midway through the first half but his close range shot was beaten away by Cho, while South Korea did not manage a single shot on target.


Turning the clock back 60 years – the stats

This was Sweden’s first win in their opening match at a World Cup since beating Mexico 3-0 as hosts in 1958, drawing five and losing two since then.

  • South Korea lost their opening match at a World Cup for the first time since 1998.
  • Sweden’s goal was the first they have scored in 402 minutes of international football.
  • South Korea are winless in seven World Cup matches (D2 L5), losing their last three in a row.
  • In a scrappy game, Cho also saved well from Ola Toivonen’s header following a free-kick.

South Korea, competing in their ninth successive World Cup, were disappointing and the closest they came to scoring was when Hwang Hee-chan headed wastefully wide in the closing moments.

FIFA World Cup 2018 Highlights: Sweden vs Korea Republic

The result means Mexico, 1-0 winners over world champions Germany on Sunday, and Sweden have a three-point lead at the top of Group F after the first round of matches.

Sweden reached Russia by beating France in a group game on the way to finishing above the Netherlands in the table and reach the play-offs, when they overcame Italy.


Sweden is led by captain and central defender Andreas Granqvist and also has attacking midfielder Emil Forsberg in the starting lineup on Monday. But, in a surprise, defender Victor Lindelof missed out on a starting spot and Pontus Jansson takes his place.

South Korea has pinned its hopes on an attacking trio of Son Heung-min of Tottenham, Kim Shin-wook and Hwang Hee-chan, who all start the Group F match in Nizhny Novgorod. Captain Ki Sung-yueng is in midfield for South Korea, which has won just two games at the World Cup since its run to the semifinals at home in 2002.


However, they arrived in Russia without a goal in their previous three matches and without Zlatan Ibrahimovic after his retirement from international football.

Indeed, Janne Andersson’s team looked to be heading for a goalless draw until the second-half penalty – the seventh spot kick to be awarded at the tournament.

FIFA World Cup 2018 Highlights: Sweden vs Korea Republic

There was little doubt about the validity of the penalty as replays showed Claesson, who plays his club football in Russia, was clearly caught.

Granqvist, 33, kept his nerve to become the oldest player to score on his World Cup debut since Martin Palermo, who was 36 when he netted for Argentina in 2010.


Budweiser Man of the Match
Captain Andreas Granqvist marshalled the Swedish backline throughout the game, initiated countless attacks and took charge of scoring the penalty that gave his side victory.


In doing so it meant the proportion of the 26 goals scored so far at this World Cup from the penalty spot rose to 19%.

It was however a gritty rather than spectacular performance from the Swedes, who lost Manchester United centre-back Victor Lindelof on the morning of the game due to illness.

His place was taken by Pontus Jansson but the Leeds United defender had little to do against lacklustre opponents.

Jansson wasted a chance to make an impression at the other end of the pitch when he rose unmarked at a corner but headed straight at the keeper.

With world champions Germany – smarting from their opening-game defeat – up next, this was a vital win for Sweden.

FIFA World Cup 2018 Highlights: Sweden vs Korea Republic

South Korea did not win a game at the 2014 World Cup and they now face a battle to qualify from a tough group after this lacklustre performance.

Having qualified by finishing second behind Iran in a six-team group, they were hoping to at least match their efforts of 2010 when they reached the last 16 in South Africa.

But this was a lethargic display and their failure to test keeper Robin Olsen will be a big concern for boss Shin Tae-yong.

After an impressive season with Tottenham, Son Heung-min would expect to make a mark in Russia but he was largely anonymous other than one impressive run in the first half.

Only when they fell behind did South Korea add some much needed urgency into their play.

However, their day to forget was summed up when the unmarked Hwang headed wide from eight yards.

 

Source: sports.ndtv.com, firstpost.com, bbc.com, fifa.com

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FIFA World Cup 2018 Highlights: Belgium vs Panama

FIFA World Cup 2018 Highlights Belgium vs Panama

FIFA World Cup 2018 Highlights: Belgium vs Panama

FIFA World Cup 2018 Highlights: Belgium vs Panama

Panama (4-1-4-1):
Penedo, Murillo, Escobar, R Torres, Davis, Gomez, Godoy, Cooper, J Rodriguez, Barcenas, Perez

Belgium (3-4-2-1):
Courtois, Alderweireld, Boyata, Vertonghen, Meunier, Witsel, De Bruyne, Carrasco, Mertens, E. Hazard, R. Lukaku

FIFA World Cup 2018 Highlights Belgium vs Panama

THE HIGHLIGHTS

Dedryck Boyata has supplanted the harmed Vincent Kompany at the core of the Belgium resistance for their Group G opener.

With Kompany and Thomas Vermaelen harmed, Boyata was begun in an ability stuffed side that incorporates Manchester City’s Kevin De Bruyne, Chelsea’s Eden Hazard and Manchester United’s Romelu Lukaku.

With Kompany and Thomas Vermaelen harmed, Boyata was begun in an ability stuffed side that incorporates Manchester City’s Kevin De Bruyne, Chelsea’s Eden Hazard and Manchester United’s Romelu Lukaku.

Lukaku is nearly, well nearly!. He gets inside the case yet his shot goes no place.

The groups are here for the national songs of devotion at 20:30 hrs IST


Budweiser Man of the Match
Romelu Lukaku’s exemplary finishing made Belgium’s victory look more emphatic than it actually was. The striker’s prowess in front of goal made all the difference, as he became the first Belgian to score a World Cup brace since Marc Wilmots achieved the feat against Mexico at France 1998.


A snapshot of motivation from Dries Mertens set the Belgians on their way two minutes after the break, his volley breaking the stop after a fairly level first period.

Lukaku at that point changed over helps from Kevin De Bruyne and chief Eden Hazard to anchor triumph in this Group G conflict, with the Group rivals England will hope to react to Belgium’s win when they commence their crusade against Tunisia yet this was not by any stretch of the imagination the announcement of aim that Roberto Martinez’s side would have been wanting to make.

FIFA World Cup 2018 Highlights: Belgium vs Panama

Focal Americans capitulating to a thrashing in their first-historically speaking match at the finals.

  • Belgium kick off their campaign with a win
  • Panama held them at bay in a gritty first-half display
  • Goals from Mertens and Lukaku (2) secured the points

FIFA World Cup 2018 Highlights Belgium vs Panama

A triumph will improve the situation a group who are, on paper in any event, sufficient to go far in Russia, particularly after heavyweights Germany, Brazil and Argentina all made an oversight throughout the end of the week.

Belgium are currently unbeaten in 20 matches, despite the fact that the idea of the main half execution against powerless restriction demonstrated that Martinez’s men still have critical advance to make in the event that they are to enhance quarter-last appearances at the last two noteworthy competitions.

To be reasonable for Martinez, the Spaniard had cautioned on the eve of this diversion that his side would not have it simple.


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FIFA World Cup 2018 Highlights: Tunisia vs England

FIFA World Cup 2018 Highlights: Tunisia vs England

FIFA World Cup 2018 Highlights: Tunisia vs England

FIFA World Cup 2018 Highlights: Tunisia vs England

THE HIGHLIGHTS

England crushed Tunisia 2-1 in Volgograd cordiality of good association in two distinct regards: a firm, strange framework in open play, and pre-arranged set-piece schedules. The previous guaranteed England commanded, the last gave the objectives.

Gareth Southgate has reliably sent this 3-5-2 framework since England secured capability for this competition, and it’s demonstrated troublesome for adversaries to adapt to late midfield runs. While the three-man barrier has made a big deal about a rebound in the Premier League in the course of the last couple of seasons, halfway on account of Antonio Conte’s effect at Chelsea, it’s for the most part organized as a 3-4-3 as opposed to 3-5-2, with two holding midfielders screening the guard, and two inside-advances floating inside.

Without a doubt, the other two sides utilizing a three-man protection at this World Cup, Costa Rica and England’s gathering rivals Belgium, utilize 3-4-3. England’s 3-5-2 is one of a kind, with Jesse Lingard and Dele Alli pushing forward into sharp positions in the channels, leaving Jordan Henderson to control midfield solo. Henderson was shockingly left free in the beginning times, exploiting his flexibility to thump the ball over the best for ELingard and Alli were the critical players in England’s framework. With Harry Kane and Raheem Sterling beginning forthright however influencing keeps running towards play to drag to the restriction focus retreats, Tunisia’s full-backs tucked inside to fill the holes. Thus, Alli and Lingard made smart keeps running into the channels, past the resistance midfielders and getting away from the considerations of the Tunisian full-backs.

Lingard persistently ended up in goalscoring positions: notwithstanding the early shot from Alli’s pass, he missed a straightforward volley at the far post when left totally plain, miscued an adequate possibility in the fallout of a set-piece and nudged against the post from the extraordinary Kieran Trippier’s arced ball into the channel. His completing was poor, yet his development was thrilling, supported by Kane and Sterling’s astute bait runs.England’s first shot, when Lingard ought to have changed over from Alli’s pass.

Tunisia mentor Nabil Maâloul had begun with a 4-3-3 framework which implied their safeguards were frequently left four-against-four, with Lingard and Alli viably winding up additional advances, and implied Henderson went free. Be that as it may, in the second half Tunisia changed to a greater degree a 5-3-1-1, giving additional cautious cover, while Naim Sliti moved inside to close down Henderson. England presently attempted to work the ball forward, in spite of the fact that Tunisia’s restricted assault made more space for Kyle Walker and Harry Maguire to push into. Both conveyed the ball forward, making up for Henderson’s decreased impact.

FIFA World Cup 2018 Highlights: Tunisia vs England

However, England won this amusement with two objectives from set-pieces, both changed over by Kane. Tunisia urgently attempted to safeguard corners all through the main half, utilizing an excessive number of men zonally along the six-yard box, with just three players conveyed in man-stamping briefs against four England players: John Stones, Henderson, Kane and Maguire. The initial three by and large went about as blockers, making a pocket of room for Maguire, the objective man.

Tunisia’s players were blessed not to be punished for hanging on a few events, and after half-time Maâloul changed his system, requesting a fourth player to man-check England’s four sprinters from profound. When Ruben Loftus-Cheek was presented and turned into a fifth target, Tunisia included a fifth man in that zone, apparently changing from an overwhelmingly zonal checking framework in the beginning periods, to a prevalently man-stamping framework in the end organizes.


Budweiser Man of the Match

*Harry Kane *scored a brace in his debut match at the World Cup, twice popping up in the right place at the right time and delivering a long-awaited victory for his country at the tournament.


Yet, paying little respect to the framework, Kane was always left plain. England had seven corners and Kane made a similar run unfailingly, circling around to the back post, planning to gather the second ball after one of England’s inside backs had gestured towards objective. On four of those seven events, Kane became an integral factor.

Following two minutes, Maguire won the principal header, and goalkeeper Mouez Hassan gymnastically pushed the ball away before Kane could achieve it. Following 15 minutes, Stones’ header was splendid spared by Hassan, however Kane was on home to change over the bounce back. On 61 minutes, Stones again achieved the primary ball, however it fell simply behind Kane who could just ideally guide it into the peril zone. And after that in second half stoppage time, Maguire rose most astounding, made a beeline for the back post, and Kane utilized all neck muscles to flick the ball home at the close post. Tunisia can’t state they weren’t cautioned.

The minute Harry Kane had sat tight so ache for was at last here, yet the weight was on. It was said a lot of times in the development to this diversion that in four matches at the 2016 European Championship, Kane didn’t score. It is likewise obvious that this season with Tottenham, he disappeared in the greatest Champions League matches against Real Madrid and Juventus.

FIFA World Cup 2018 Highlights: Tunisia vs England

Defining moments have a place with huge players, they say.

https://twitter.com/Footy_Football_/status/1008775129671888896

Kane’s prop, the first for an English player in this opposition since Gary Lineker against Cameroon in 1990, has given his group the ideal begin in the opposition. What made a difference the most in Volgograd on Monday for England was to win. Kane conveyed. He is the story.

“We are proud of each other,” Kane said. “First games at the World Cup have been difficult in the past. You never know how it will go. We got what we deserve in the end. We made the fans here in the stadium happy and back home as well.”

For the rest, the negative and the things that must enhance, Gareth Southgate will as of now be working diligently. Most importantly, England need to discover a method for getting Kane included all the more, however now they can celebrate. The star striker has been straightforwardly engaged with 11 objectives in his previous eight amusements for England (10 objectives and one help). He’s additionally scored eight objectives in the six recreations in which he has worn the armband for England.

Some idea the obligation of being skipper would be too overwhelming for him to convey. At the present time, it is him conveying his group.

FIFA World Cup 2018 Highlights: Tunisia vs England

There is no greater stage than the World Cup, and Kane had a score to settle. It didn’t take him long. Eleven minutes in, Tunisia goalkeeper Mouez Hassen parried a John Stones header and Kane completed easily from short proximity. A poacher’s objective in his first World Cup coordinate. Not the hardest one to score in his vocation, however clearly a standout amongst the most vital.

A fantasy begin for Harry, the sovereign who needs to end up lord.

Whatever remains of his first half was to a great extent mysterious. Kane was not really utilized as a part of connection up play, losing the ball twice and overseeing just six goes in the initial 45 minutes. England’s odds all tumbled to different players and Kane was simply on the fringe of everything, not sufficiently included. On each set piece, he was rugby-handled by Tunisia protectors however Wilmar Roldan, the Colombian official, never said anything.

“I was a bit disappointed by the referee not saying anything on corners, I couldn’t get them off me,” Kane said. “VAR is there to look at those incidents … but all we can do is get on with the game.”

Kane got his initial objective yet offered little else, and in an amusement in which his partners attempted to discover him, Tunisia’s choice to change to a back five after the break didn’t help him either. He got himself more separated against three physical focus backs, ripped out time after time by Dylan Bronn, a right-once more from Gent, Syam Ben Youssef, a standard at Kasimpasa in Turkey, or Yassine Meriah, who has played his whole profession in his local Tunisia.

FIFA World Cup 2018 Highlights: Tunisia vs England

Notwithstanding, the most amazing thing about Kane is his capacity to dependably figure out how to make only one more possibility. He didn’t have anything through the entire second half, not in any case a black out sniff of objective. However on that corner in damage time, he discovered space at the far post to put an ideal header between Farouk Ben Mustapha (who supplanted a harmed Hassen in objective in the principal half) and his post.

Two shots on target and two objectives against two distinct managers: the England commander couldn’t have longed for a superior World Cup make a big appearance.

“In the back of our minds, we thought that it could be one of those days where it doesn’t go our way,” Kane said after the match. “But that’s why you work so hard, so you can go to 90-plus minutes to win a game. We got lucky and we got the goal in the end.”

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FIFA WORLD CUP 2018 MATCH – 14 – TUNISIA vs ENGLAND

FIFA WORLD CUP 2018 MATCH - 14 - TUNISIA vs ENGLAND

FIFA WORLD CUP 2018

MATCH – 14 – TUNISIA vs ENGLAND


GROUP G

Match 14 (First stage/Group Phase)

Volgograd Arena Volgograd

FIFA WORLD CUP 2018 MATCH - 14 - TUNISIA vs ENGLAND

18 Jun 2018 – 21:00 Local time

FULL TIME

FIFA WORLD CUP 2018 MATCH - 14 - TUNISIA vs ENGLAND

VS

FIFA WORLD CUP 2018 MATCH - 14 - TUNISIA vs ENGLAND

TUNISIA
(1)

ENGLAND
(2)


GOALS FOR TUNISIA

SASSI – 5′ PEN

GOALS FOR ENGLAND

KANE – 11′
KANE – 90’+1′

TUNISIA LINE UPS


COACH – MAALOUL NABIL

22 – HASSEN (GK)

2 – BEN YOUSSEF .S

4 – MERIAH

8 – BEN YOUSSEF .F

9 – BADRI

10 – KHAZRI (C)

11 – BRONN

12 – MAALOUL

13 – SASSI

17 – SKHIRI

23 – SLITI

BENCH

1 – BEN MUSTAPHA (GK)

3 – BEN ALOUANE

5 – HADDADI

6 – BEDOUI

7 – KHAOUI

14 – BEN AMOR

15 – KHALIL

16 – MATHLOUTHI (GK)

18 – SRARFI

19 – KHALIFA

20 – CHAALELI

21 – NAGUEZ


ENGLAND LINE UPS


COACH – SOUTHGATE GARETH

1 – PICKFORD (GK)

2 – WALKER

5 – STONES

6 – MAGUIRE

7 – LINGARD

8 – HENDERSON

9 – KANE (C)

10 – STERLING

12 – TRIPPIER

18 – YOUNG

20 – DELE

BENCH

3 – ROSE

4 – DIER

11 – VARDY

13 – BUTLAND (GK)

14 – WELBECK

15 – CAHILL

16 – JONES

17 – DELPH

19 – RASHFORD

21 – LOFTUS-CHEEK

22 – ALEXANDER-ARNOLD

23 – POPE (GK)


Referee
ROLDAN Wilmar COL
Assistant Referee 1
GUZMAN Alexander COL
Assistant Referee 2
DE LA CRUZ Cristian COL
Fourth official
MONTERO Ricardo CRC
Video Assistant Referee
RICCI Sandro BRA
Assistant Video Assistant Referee 1
DE CARVALHO Emerson BRA
Assistant Video Assistant Referee 2
VARGAS Gery BOL
Assistant Video Assistant Referee 3
LOPES MARTINS Tiago Bruno POR


MAN OF THE MATCH


Harry KANE
ENGLAND
Has been elected Budweiser Man of the Match

Source: fifa.com

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