After beating Germany in the team's opener, Japan worked their way into the Round of 16 of the World Cup on Thursday by defeating Spain 2-1 – the same margin by which they pipped the four-time world champions.
After a difficult 2022 season, Karolina Pliskova has turned to her former coach, who helped her to reach the 2021 Wimbledon final.
Germany crashed out of the group stage of the World Cup for the second time in succession despite a 4-2 victory against Costa Rica.
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Brazil were rampant in the first-half of this last-16 tie, scoring four goals in 36 minutes as Vinicius Junior, Neymar, Richarlison and Lucas Paqueta all got in on the act. As it was, South Korea got a late consolation goal through a stunning strike from Paik Seung-ho. It was not enough to turn the tide, though, and Brazil won 4-1, with a quarter-final clash against Croatia up next.
César Sampaio, an assistant coach at the World Cup, said: ‘Regardless of religion, please say a prayer,’ while Pelé said from hospital: ‘I want to keep everyone calm’
The 32-year-old returned to winning ways last time out and became world champion again with a seventh-round stoppage of Kiko Martinez, and will defend his title for the first time against Lopez a week on Saturday. Warrington believes Lopez has fought nobody on his level and he downplayed the Mexican's successes by describing some of the decisions in his favour as "lucky". The Leeds fighter is aiming to retain his belt before moving on to a potential unification meeting with Leo Santa Cruz and a trilogy fight with Mauricio Lara.
With Pele watching on from hospital, Brazil paid tribute to the legendary striker following their commanding win over South Korea on Monday.
Fernando Santos made a monumental call but it paid off for Portugal as Goncalo Ramos helped them embrace a Cristiano Ronaldo truth Man Utd recently realised.
PSG superstar Kylian Mbappe sat out training for France on Tuesday ahead of Saturday evening's World Cup quarter-final against England.
The Netherlands surged into the last eight of the World Cup thanks to a 3-1 defeat of the USA, with Memphis Depay, Daley Blind and Denzel Dumfries on target
Gareth Taylor’s side remain fourth in the table.
Jude Bellingham, Phil Foden and Bukayo Saka played key roles as England cruised past Senegal and into the World Cup quarter-finals.
Free-scoring England extended their unbeaten record against African teams with a 3-0 victory over Senegal on which included a first goal at this World Cup from captain Harry Kane as they set up a quarter-final clash with holders France. England had initially looked sluggish against Senegal’s pacy forwards, in the two nations’ first ever encounter, with a wonderful one-handed save by Jordan Pickford stopping Boulaye Dia from giving the African side a shock lead.
Meandering through the third innings was the conventional way to go in Test cricket. England binned that by scoring at more than a run a ball, to give themselves time to declare and take two wickets before the close of day four.
Made in Yorkshire, and now starring in Qatar, ‘Slabhead’ and ‘the Barnsley Beckenbauer’ have come a very long way.
Every inhabited continent is represented at the last 16 in Qatar, aided by a crop of tactically smart, quick-thinking coaches
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