An error in Spain's defense let Russian Federation level in the 41st, after Gerard Pique's raised arm blocked a header by Artyom Dzyuba at a corner. "If anyone needs to shoulder this responsibility it's me", said the former Real Madrid captain. The Spaniards had a chance to take back the lead late when decorated midfielder Andres Iniesta fired a 20-yard shot but his attempt was denied by Akinfeev to force the shoot-out.
We sit there and say we want to win every game. 'Knowing England , we could mess it up but I'm quietly confident'. One in three people said that they would be supporting teams with Premier League players in them, slightly more understandable given how popular the PL is over here.
I feel like equality, that's all I've been preaching; it's all about equality. It served as a timely reminder that perhaps this is a Grand Slam too soon to expect her to go all the way, and that her record at Wimbledon was what installed her as second favourite.
The talk around this England campaign to this point is threatening to build up an unhealthy expectation to match that one. Since that day in Stuttgart, 16 different countries have won World Cup knockout matches and England have won none.
Now that Portugal have crashed out of the footballing extravaganza, all eyes seem to be back on Ronaldo and his future. And Josep Pedrerol, on Jugones , revealed: "Ronaldo will leave Real Madrid". Portuguese newspaper A Bola also reported talks over a Ronaldo to Juventus transfer are under way, according to ESPN. However, the situation was quite similar a year ago, as the former Manchester United player let it be known that he wanted out of Madrid over issues with Spanish tax ...
Murray had been eyeing Wimbledon as his return to Grand Slam tennis , but stated earlier in the week, in an interview with BBC, that he wasn't going to play in Wimbledon if he wasn't competitive. He is next scheduled to play in Washington beginning on Jul 30. The former British number one, a two-time victor at Wimbledon , said it was "too soon" to play five-match sets following his return from injury.
But first England must get past Colombia and that won't exactly be an easy task. "We're rooting for England ". However, while many were convinced the Swedes would miss Zlatan this, they've shown that hard work and battling as a team works just as well.
With the second round of Group H games in the books, the Kwese Sports panel examine the three-horse race between Colombia , Senegal and Japan . Colombia know a win in Samara will see them progress to the last 16 whilst a draw is enough to take Senegal into the knockout stages.
The Uruguayans are an elite defensive group, with a midfield that dominated Portugal and never allowed Ronaldo to take over like he has so many times before. "I think my Argentinian counterpart wanted to give him more freedom to come behind our central midfielders, but we adapted to neutralise him", he said.
Federer's deal with Nike expired in March, and his new look is a major switch for the tennis world. At 36 years old, Federer should be in the twilight of his career, nonetheless, Uniqlo has saw an opportunity to enter the market not as a sports firm but as a "thoughtful, everyday apparel " company.
Staying in OKC was the power move, though, both for George and Thunder general manager Sam Presti. It looks like the Big 3 in Oklahoma City aren't going anywhere for at least another year. That, plus hopefully getting Andre Roberson back healthy after he suffered a season-ending knee injury back in January, could put the Thunder in position to be a significant factor again in the Western Conference.
Japan narrowly scraped through to the knockout stage in the tightest of tiebreakers against Senegal - after both teams finished level in Group G - because it had a better disciplinary record at the tournament. Only one of those previous games ended 0-0 and this one wouldn't either after Neymar scored the game's first goal in the 51st minute. The debate will now rage as to whether Neymar overreacted to Miguel Layun's stray foot - the Mexico man certainly seemed to have stood on the ...
Marcos Rojo , the Argentina defender, volleyed home like a world-class striker in the 86th minute against Nigeria, a goal which kept his team in the tournament and sent the Africans out. Still, they were overwhelmed by France in the Round of 16, beaten 4-3 in a game where the scoreline flattered them somewhat. There is always competition to earn a place in the team, but things are easier "when they have given you the rules and everything is done based on our sacred word.
Sky sources understand Barcelona first began efforts to lure Willian to the Nou Camp as long as three months ago. The former Shakhtar Donetsk man could potentially join his worldwide teammate Fred who just completed his own transfer earlier this summer.
Following their World Cup exit, Honda said: "Today we showed how we can proceed as Japanese football". The Paris Saint-Germain forward stabbed home a low cross from Willian in the 51st minute to score his sixth World Cup goal and second of this year's tournament, but first in a knockout match.
Real Madrid have been forced to deny a world-record bid for PSG and Brazil forward Neymar after Spanish broadcasters Television Espanola reported a €310m offer had been tabled by the Champions League winners. " Real Madrid has made no offer of any kind to PSG or the player". It would certainly hint that their interest in Neymar is real, especially with Cristiano Ronaldo , Gareth Bale and Marco Asensio all facing uncertain future under new manager Julen Lopetegui.
They talked about basketball, what the Lakers' future could be, and how basketball could be used "as a doorway to the business world and a way to effect social change", sources not authorized to speak publicly told the Los Angeles Times.
Cherchesov knows his players stuck to his plan of sitting back and soaking up the Spanish attempts to break through with their once-feared tiki-taka passing game but against Croatia his team will need to also score and just Dzyuba may not be enough.
The Victorian superstar was eventually dismissed in a weird manner, chasing a wide delivery and accidentally hitting his own stumps inadvertently. Just when it seemed that he would take apart Chris Gayle's record of 175 runs in T20s, created back in 2013.
We are together, more experienced and a stronger squad of players than we were in Brazil. Southgate took his share of criticism for opting to make eight changes against Belgium , who won 1-0 to top the group. Beating Colombia would set up a quarterfinal against either Sweden or Switzerland, potentially offering England a simple route to a first semifinal appearance since 1990.