Courtois: Panama made unnecessary tackles

Eden Hazard came in for rough treatment during Belgium's 3-0 win over Panama and Thibaut Courtois questioned some of the tackles.

You'll see the best of Hazard later - Eden predicts strong World Cup

Thibaut Courtois praised Eden Hazard during the pre-match build-up and the Belgium superstar replied following the team’s Group G victory.

Saudi team safe after plane scare

Saudi Arabia have landed safely in Rostov-on-Don after experiencing a technical failure in one of their plane's engines mid-flight.

Martinez praises 'mature' Belgium

Belgium boss Roberto Martinez thought his team produced a "mature" display as the Red Devils defeated Panama 3-0 in their opening World Cup match.

Goldson: It's a Gerrard 'revolution'

Connor Goldson senses "revolution" is in the air after joining Steven Gerrard's new-look Rangers side.

'Spying claims blown out of proportion'

Andreas Granqvist says an incident involving a Sweden 'spy' at a South Korea training camp was "blown out of proportion".

Lewandowski sets an example - Nawalka talks up Poland star

Poland begin their World Cup campaign against Senegal on Tuesday and striker Robert Lewandowski will be their main threat.

Tarkowski 'surprised' by speedy recovery

James Tarkowski says he has "recovered really well" after undergoing an operation which forced him to withdraw from England's World Cup preparations.

Mature and patient Belgium show success could be on horizon

It was tough and physical but Belgium managed to find the key to victory, which bodes well for Roberto Martinez’s men at the World Cup.

Man City closing in on Jorginho

Manchester City are closing in on a deal in the region of £46.5m for Napoli midfielder Jorginho, according to Sky sources.

Brown: Price tag no problem for Edouard

Odsonne Edouard will "not be bothered" by expectations that come with being Celtic's most-expensive player ever, says Scott Brown.

Iran v Spain: Isco impressed with Hierro's seamless adaptation

Fernando Hierro has not had much time to adapt with Spain, but Isco says he has done well to not change a great deal.

Sweden hero Granqvist full of praise for VAR

Sweden captain Andreas Granqvist was happy to see VAR deployed to good effect as his side beat South Korea in Nizhny Novgorod.

South Korea's Park has suspected hamstring tear

South Korea may be without Park Joo-ho for the rest of the World Cup following a hamstring injury sustained in the loss to Sweden.

Salah facing fitness test ahead of Russia v Egypt

Hector Cuper believes Mohamed Salah will be ready for Egypt's crunch clash with Russia but the Liverpool star requires a late fitness test.

Belgium v Panama: Scouting report

What will England have learnt from Belgium's win over Panama? We assess their Group G rivals...

Belgium 3 Panama 0: Mertens magic sets up Group G win

Panama's first ever game at the World Cup ended in a 3-0 loss to Belgium, a super strike from Dries Mertens breaking the deadlock.

BREAKING NEWS: Wolves sign Portugal goalkeeper Patricio

Portugal goalkeeper Rui Patricio has left Sporting CP to join Premier League side Wolves.

Jorginho has 'five-year Man City deal waiting'

A transfer between Manchester City and Napoli for Jorginho is yet to be finalised but the Italy international's agent says a deal is set.

Wolves sign Portugal's Rui Patricio

Portugal goalkeeper Rui Patricio has signed for Wolves on a four-year deal from Sporting Lisbon.

Fleetwood sign Rangers' Holt on loan

Fleetwood boss Joey Barton has raided his former club Rangers by signing midfielder Jason Holt on a season-long loan.

World Cup over for Croatia's Kalinic

Nikola Kalinic's World Cup campaign with Croatia is over due to recurring back spasms, amid reports of a rift with boss Zlatko Dalic.

Cisse hoping to be a pioneer for black and African coaches

Aliou Cisse starred for Senegal as a player under Bruno Metsu and hopes the Frenchman is looking down on his team.

FIFA opens disciplinary proceedings over alleged Mexico homophobic chants

Disciplinary proceedings have been opened against Mexico over alleged chants during their opener with Germany, FIFA has confirmed.

Neymar misses Brazil World Cup training

Neymar has missed training for Brazil following the 1-1 draw with Switzerland, in which he was fouled 10 times.

Pekerman criticises Barcelona's treatment of Yerry Mina

Yerry Mina featured only occasionally last season with Barcelona and Colombia coach Jose Pekerman is not impressed with his treatment.

'Lozano ready for Premier League'

Mexico's goalscoring hero Hirving Lozano has been backed to play in the Premier League by manager Juan Carlos Osorio.

Injured Kalinic leaves Croatia squad

Nikola Kalinic has been sent home from the World Cup by Croatia's head coach due to the player's complaints of ongoing injury problems.

Masina set to complete Watford move

Watford are expected to announce the £3.5m signing of Adam Masina on July 1 after he completed a medical, Sky sources understand.

EFL fixtures day: Your guide

The World Cup is in full flow but fans of the 72 Sky Bet EFL clubs across the country will have a keen eye on Thursday's fixture release.

BREAKING NEWS: Di Francesco extends Roma contract

Eusebio Di Francesco will remain with Roma until at least 2020 after signing a contract extension.

Team effort needed for Japan to stop James, says Nishino

Stopping James Rodriguez is the key to Japan getting a positive result against Colombia and Akira Nishino says it will take a team effort.

Pogba a natural leader for France - Matuidi

France midfielder Blaise Matuidi has defended under-fire Paul Pogba, describing the Manchester United star as a leader.

Coutinho expects more Neymar punishment at World Cup

Brazil goalscorer Philippe Coutinho says Tite's men expect teams to continue to single out star man Neymar for punishment.

It was a normal challenge - Switzerland equaliser fine by Shaqiri

Switzerland's equaliser against Brazil was not a foul according to Xherdan Shaqiri, responding to complaints from their opponents.









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