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    Mario Mandzukic mocks Javier Mascherano's height and Paulo Dybala finds it hilarious

    Javier Mascherano had 90 minutes to forget as Argentina's World Cup hopes lay in tatters after the shambolic 3-0 defeat by Croatia last week.But the veteran midfielder was at least given something to smile about during the closing stages in Nizhny Novgorod.Footage has emerged of the former Barcelona and Liverpool man clashing with Croatian forward Mario Mandzukic in the closing stages of the game. Mario Mandzukic mocked Javier Mascherano's height during Croatia's win over Argentina Footage has emerged of the incident during last week's Group D clash in Nizhny NovgorodThe 34-year-old tried to have a word with the Juventus striker, ...

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    Phil Neville's son Harvey signs for Manchester United on 16th birthday

    Phil Neville's son Harvey has followed his dad by signing for Manchester United.Neville Snr shared his exciting news on his Instagram page, posting a photograph of the 16-year-old holding up a United shirt. It was a double celebration for Harvey, who also had his birthday on Tuesday.Phil represented the Old Trafford club 386 times during a 15-year association with United. Phil Neville revealed his son Harvey had signed for Manchester United in an Instagram post Harvey also posted a photo of himself signing his contract alongside his sister Isabella Phil and Harvey pose with each other for a snap — Harvey ...

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    REVEALED The new ball to be used for the World Cup knockout stages

    Adidas has released the first pictures of the match ball to be used in the knockout stages of the World Cup in Russia.The 'Telstar Mechta' is fit with a 'vivid red design' which, according to the sports company, is supposed to reflect the colours of the host nation and the 'rising heat' of knockout football.Throughout the tournament so far, the black-and-white Telstar 18 has been used. But that ball will be replaced at the end of the group stages. The newly-released 'Telstar Mechta' will be used during the knockout stages of the World Cup The 'vivid red design' reflects colours of ...

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    Alireza Beiranvand saved Cristiano Ronaldo penalty but he was once homeless and worked in pizza shop

    Alireza Beiranvand saved Cristiano Ronaldo's penalty on Monday evening but that stop — the first time Portugal have missed a spot kick at a World Cup — is the peak of an incredible life story. Beiranvand grew up as part of a nomad family in Sarab-e Yas, Lorenstan, Iran. He played football with his friends around helping his family out with shepherding their sheep.He went on to join the local team at the age of 12 and impressed after moving between the sticks but his father Morteza was opposed to him pursuing football as a career. Alireza Beiranvand saved a penalty ...

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    Mark Lawrenson divides opinion after Iran-Portugal clash

    The World Cup sparked into life yet again on Monday night as Portugal and Iran played out a thrilling draw in Saransk.VAR was at the centre of attention again as the Asian side were awarded a controversial stoppage-time penalty, Cristiano Ronaldo had a penalty saved and then survived a red card review.But for many viewers it was BBC co-commentator Mark Lawrenson who stole the show during prime-time viewing. Mark Lawrenson divided opinion on Twitter during co-commentary for Iran vs Portugal Portugal and Iran played out a 1-1 draw during a controversial game in Saransk on Monday  The former Liverpool defender ...

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    Paul Pogba admits to problems with Jose Mourinho at Manchester United

    Paul Pogba has downplayed his rift with Jose Mourinho last season, claiming his 'small issues' with the Manchester United boss 'were nothing in the end'.The France midfielder fell out of favour at Old Trafford during the previous campaign and was not guaranteed a starting position despite costing £89million in 2016.Pogba even held showdown talks with Mourinho in February, with the pair discussing the 25-year-old's best position and form following a string of poor performances. Paul Pogba trains alongside his France team-mates ahead of their game against Denmark Jose Mourinho gives instructions to Pogba during a Champions League tie against SevillaAnd ...

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    Chelsea push to sign Kostas Manolas but he 'doesn't want to take advantage of Roma release clause'

    Chelsea are lining up a move for Roma defender Kostas Manolas, but the player is hesitant to take advantage of his £32million release clause.Should Maurizio Sarri replace Antonio Conte as boss at Stamford Bridge this summer, he will target Manolas to bolster Chelsea's defence next term.According to Corriere dello Sport, however, the player has informed Roma he is happy to stay after signing a new deal in December, which is set to keep him there until 2022. Chelsea are lining up move for Roma's Kostas Manolas (left), who has a £32m release clause Should Maurizio Sarri replace Antonio Conte, he ...

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    Kane poses with proud parents and brother with hat-trick match ball

    Harry Kane's family have been revelling in the England striker's hat-trick heroics, by posing with the match ball he fired into the Panama net three times in Sunday's 6-1 win.The England captain is the joint-top goalscorer at the World Cup with five after he added to his brace against Tunisia to help the Three Lions progress to the last-16.Kane's parents Kim and Pat, and brother Charlie, were in Nizhny Novgorod for the match on Sunday and they have been basking in Harry's glory since the victory. Harry Kane's family pose with the striker and the match ball after his hat-trick versus ...

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    Romelu Lukaku sits out Belgium training for second day running ahead of England clash

    For a second day running, Belgium trained without main striker Romelu Lukaku ahead of their crunch World Cup clash with England. Roberto Martinez's side take on England in a Kaliningrad shoot-out for first place in Group G on Thursday but they could be without Lukaku, who suffered a slight ankle injury in the 5-2 victory against Tunisia.Following the clash with Tunisia on Saturday, Manchester United striker Lukaku had a scan on his ankle that showed no serious damage but it is unlikely he will be risked against England. The Belgium squad trained on Tuesday without Romelu Lukaku for a second day running ...

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    Lyon president hints at Manchester United move for Liverpool transfer target Nabil Fekir

    Manchester United could be set to make a sensational swoop for Liverpool target Nabil Fekir, Lyon's president has hinted.Jurgen Klopp appeared set to continue his summer spending with a £53million move for the France international earlier this month, only for the Ligue 1 side to cancel negotiations at the last minute.Fekir had agreed a five-year deal worth £140,000 a week at Anfield, but it now looks as though Jose Mourinho could also be interested in the talented playmaker. Nabil Fekir, pictured in France training, was a transfer target for Liverpool earlier this month Jose Mourinho recently held 'long discussions' with ...

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    Transfer news LIVE: All the latest from Manchester United, Liverpool and Arsenal

    The final games of the World Cup group stages continue today, but so does the transfer news as clubs continue to get their business done ahead of the new season.Chelsea are unwilling to sell England star Ruben Loftus-Cheek this summer, while Everton's Leighton Baines could follow Wayne Rooney to Major League Soccer.Sportsmail will be bringing you all the news from the Premier League and Europe throughout the day, so stay tuned.  Joe Strange Host commentator Jordan Seward Host commentator Auto-update 16:55 That's all, folks Thanks for following. Be sure to tune in tomorrow for more of the same. 16:50 DONE DEAL: Dortmund sign ...

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    John Stones calls for England to maintain momentum against Belgium

    John Stones knows the value of momentum from Manchester City's record-breaking Premier League campaign and wants England to keep the winning feeling alive with victory over Belgium on Thursday.Both sides are already through to the last 16 of the World Cup, meaning their match in Kaliningrad is all about settling first and second place in Group G.At present it looks as though runners-up spot may be rewarded with a gentler route through the knockouts, while a quarter-final meeting against Germany or Brazil potentially awaits the victor. John Stones is keen for England to maintain their momentum against Belgium on ThursdayBut ...

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    Ajax admit they provided 'inadequate' on-pitch treatment to Abdelhak Nouri

    Ajax have admitted to providing 'inadequate' on-field medical treatment for Abdelhak Nouri.The former midfielder collapsed during a pre-season friendly last year.Nouri suffered a cardiac arrest during the match against German club Werder Bremen in July 2017 and despite being revived on the pitch and airlifted to a hospital, the 21-year-old suffered 'serious and permanent' brain damage. Abdelhak Nouri suffered 'serious and permanent' brain damage after collapsing in a game Edwin van der Sar, Ajax's general manager, admitted the club provided 'inadequate' treatment 'We recognise our responsibility and liability for the consequences of this,' club general manager Van der Sar said. 'For ...

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    Mohamed Salah apologises as Egypt crash out of World Cup without a point

    Mohamed Salah has apologised for Egypt's early exit from the World Cup.Egypt crashed out of the 2018 edition of the tournament in Russia without picking up a single point after a late defeat against Saudi Arabia and two other losses at the group stage. Salah struggled with a shoulder injury he picked up in the Champions League final prior to the start of the competition, missing the opening game against Uruguay. Mohamed Salah has apologised to Egypt's supporters after their exit from the World Cup While the Liverpool forward managed to score in the game against the Saudis and Russia, he ...

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    Thibaut Courtois admits pride at stake when Belgium face England in Group G decider

    Thibaut Courtois will be inspired by a desire to beat Premier League rivals when Belgium face England.The two sides meet on Thursday evening having both qualified for the last-16 of the World Cup. Both Belgium and England will be competing for top spot in Group G during the game in Kaliningrad. The nature of the draw for the World Cup means finishing second could be preferential. Thibaut Courtois has admitted that pride will be at stake when Belgium play England But Courtois, who plays for Chelsea, says facing fellow England-based rivals — the Three Lions' squad is made up entirely of ...

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