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# football - Wednesday 4 July, 2018

Colombia victims of 'monumental theft' in England defeat, claims Maradona

England reached the World Cup quarter-finals after beating Colombia on penalties.

'We did not to deserve to lose, we have done more than England'

Colombia defender Yerry Mina said his side deserved a place in the World Cup quarter-finals.

'I don't want to go home yet' - Southgate and England dreaming of World Cup glory

Well, he’s not coming home without bringing football….

# football - Tuesday 3 July, 2018

Man United announce the signing of 35-year-old goalkeeper Lee Grant from Stoke

The veteran stopper is expected to be third choice behind David De Gea and Sergio Romero at Old Trafford.

Thiago Silva defends Neymar theatrics after Brazil victory

Brazil meet Belgium in a blockbuster World Cup quarter-final on Friday and Thiago Silva is ready for a physical and technical challenge.

Courtois: 'My children live in Madrid...I'm going to do something to see them more'

A decision on his future will have to wait, but the Belgium and Chelsea goalkeeper wants to spend more time with his family in the Spanish capital.

France will reach World Cup final after 'defining' Argentina win — Vieira

France great Patrick Vieira backed Didier Deschamps’ men to reach the World Cup final in Russia.

Southgate confident there'll be no repeat of Iceland shambles

England take on Colombia at Spartak Stadium on Tuesday with a place in the World Cup quarter-finals at stake

# football - Monday 2 July, 2018

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Japan shocked Belgium into action with two goals in four minutes

A cagey affair turned to brilliant World Cup chaos in the second half.

Experienced ex-Liverpool goalkeeper completes AC Milan move

Pepe Reina and Ivan Strinic.have linked up with the Serie A side.

Salah's new deal 'speaks very loudly' of Liverpool's ambitions - Klopp

Jurgen Klopp wants “world-class talent” to see they have a home at Anfield after Mohamed Salah signed a new contract.

England don't 'frighten' us - Colombia goalkeeper Ospina

The goalkeeper knows his side come up against a strong Three Lions team in the World Cup last-16 but is confident of getting a good result.

Hierro attempts to shoulder blame for Spain's meek World Cup exit

The 2010 champions gave up a 1-0 lead and crashed out against unfancied hosts Russia.

# football - Sunday 1 July, 2018

Senegal complain to Fifa over fair play rule

‘Japan literally refused to play when it learned that Colombia had just scored a goal against Senegal… which is contrary to the principles governing football.’

'It's easy for me': Kane finding England World Cup captaincy a breeze

The Tottenham striker has led from the front in Russia so far.

# football - Saturday 30 June, 2018

Facing an uncertain future, Lionel Messi avoids media after Argentina crash out of World Cup

After suffering yet more international disappointment, Argentina captain Lionel Messi did not speak to the media.

Maradona returns to health to watch France v Argentina

He’s back in the saddle.

Iniesta plays like he is wearing a suit - Maradona

Andres Iniesta’s performances at the World Cup have caught the eye of Diego Maradona, who also says Sergio Ramos is “not a star player.”

They were preoccupied with themselves – Matthaus blasts Germany's Bayern players

Germany’s players fro mthe Bundesliga champions were criticised by the 1990 World Cup star.

# football - Friday 29 June, 2018

'We know Messi can decide our fate' - Lloris warns France ahead of Argentina clash

The Tottenham goalkeeper is aware the Argentina star has the ability to send Les Bleus out of the World Cup.

'It's a joke' - Thiago Silva denies rift with Neymar

The Brazil defender dismissed claims he had a problem with the team’s talisman.

Former Tottenham defender Goran Bunjevcevic dies aged 45 RIP

Former Tottenham defender Goran Bunjevcevic dies aged 45

The former Red Star Belgrade captain spent five years in the Premier League with Spurs.

# football - Thursday 28 June, 2018

Hotel mattress could be to blame for Marcelo's World Cup injury

The Real Madrid full-back was forced off early in Brazil’s win over Serbia yesterday due to back spasms.

'We did not play like world champions. Therefore, we deserved to be eliminated'

The German Football Association has apologised to the nation.

# football - Wednesday 27 June, 2018

'We're here to win, not plot final route,' says England boss Southgate

England face Belgium in their final group game tomorrow.

Switzerland into World Cup knockouts after late drama in draw against Costa Rica

Switzerland were far from their best but they secured the point they needed to progress to the last 16 of the tournament.

AC Milan to lodge appeal against Europa League ban

The Serie A club club has instructed its legal team to appeal the decision before the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

No ructions in Poland camp after Lewandowski says team has 'too little quality,' insists team-mate

Poland face Japan in their final Group H meeting on Thursday with little more than pride to play for.

Juventus complete €40 million deal for Portugal international Cancelo

The Serie A champions have filled the void left by Stephan Lichtsteiner’s departure.

Ajax lure Southampton star Tadic back to Eredivisie

Dusan Tadic has agreed a return to the Eredivisie after four years at Southampton, the Serbia international signing for Ajax.

Maradona receives treatment after Argentina's dramatic win

The Argentina icon required treatment after his nation reached the last 16 at the World Cup.

# football - Tuesday 26 June, 2018

'The most important game in my career': Serbia determined to shine in do-or-die Brazil clash

The challenge of Brazil holds no fear for Aleksandar Kolarov.

Southampton sign Celtic midfielder for €8 million

Scotland international Stuart Armstrong is heading to the Premier League after signing a four-year deal.

Phil Neville's 16-year-old son Harvey signs for Man United from Valencia

The teenager has put pen to paper on a professional deal with the club his father and uncle Gary made a name for themselves.

Brazil's Tite defends Neymar over Capello 'diver' jibe

The coach says he has no worries over Neymar’s mental state.

Argentina fined for 'homophobic and insulting chants' during defeat to Croatia

Fifa said there were a range of incidents during the Group D clash.

# football - Monday 25 June, 2018

'Records are there to be broken' - Suarez out to make more World Cup history with Uruguay

Luis Suarez opened the scoring against Russia as Uruguay won three consecutive World Cup group games for the first time.

Maradona says Messi 'not guilty of anything' as Argentina face potential World Cup exit

Diego Maradona has jumped to the defence of his country’s star player, who has come under increasing criticism.

PSG playmaker Pastore lands in Italy to finalise €20 million Roma move

The Argentine midfielder will undergo a medical tomorrow ahead of his summer switch back to Serie A.