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Senegal pip Poland 2-1 on World Cup return after 16 years (Lead) (10 minutes ago)
Moscow, June 19 (IANS) Senegal celebrated their return match to the FIFA World Cup after a gap of 16 years with a narrow 2-1 win over Poland in a Group H clash here on Tuesday.

Senegal beat Poland 2-1 (22:40) IANS Photo Service
Moscow, June 19 (IANS) Senegal kicked-off their FIFA WOrld Cup on a winning note as they registered a narrow 2-1 win over Poland in a Group H clash here on Tuesday.

Pekerman laments Colombia's 'painful' loss to Japan (22:22) IANS Photo Service
Saransk (Russia), June 19 (IANS) Colombia coach Jose Pekerman said Tuesday his team will continue to fight for a place in the World Cup knockout stage after a "painful" defeat to Japan in their opening Group H match here.

Rashford praises England captain Kane (22:18) IANS Photo Service
Moscow, June 19 (IANS) England striker Marcos Rashford praised captain Harry Kane when he spoke to the press on Tuesday in the wake of England's 2-1 win against Tunisia on Monday night.

Ronaldo's old pal Evra gives insight into football star (22:08) IANS Photo Service
Moscow, June 19 (IANS) Veteran French full back Patrice Evra feels that people should reject lunch invites from former Manchester United team mate Cristiano Ronaldo.

Foreign paddlers propel Warriors to 3rd spot in UTT (21:50)
Pune, June 19 (IANS) Foreign players stamped their class to help Warriors TTC record a heart-warming 14-7 victory on points over Empowerji Challengers in the CEAT Ultimate Table Tennis (UTT) at the Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex here on Tuesday.

Spain eye first win, face Iran (Preview) (21:30) IANS Photo Service
Kazan, June 19 (IANS) Spain will look to ease pressure on them with their first win of the ongoing FIFA World Cup, while Iran will aim to register their second consecutive triumph in the Group B when the two sides clash here on Wednesday.

Peru's Cartagena, Advincula believe win possible against France (21:30) IANS Photo Service
Moscow, June 19 (IANS) Peru midfielder Wilder Cartagena and defender Luis Advincula on Tuesday said their national football team is capable of beating France, ahead of the upcoming 2018 FIFA World Cup clash.

Nadal continues training for Wimbledon (21:30) IANS Photo Service
Palma de Mallorca (Spain), June 19 (IANS) Spanish tennis superstar Rafael Nadal intensified his grass court training on Tuesday ahead of Wimbledon, the second Grand Slam event of the season, despite the hot weather on the outdoor grass courts used for the ongoing WTA Mallorca Open women's tournament.

Japan stun 10-man Colombia, create World Cup surprise (Lead) (21:28) IANS Photo Service
Saransk (Russia), June 19 (IANS) A late Yuya Osako header gave Japan a 2-1 victory over 10-man Colombia in an entertaining World Cup Group H match here on Tuesday.

Costa Rica work on tactics to contain Brazil ahead of World Cup showdown (21:14) IANS Photo Service
St. Petersburg, June 19 (IANS) Costa Rica's national football team held a training session on Tuesday ahead of their upcoming 2018 FIFA World Cup clash with Brazil.

Elavenil shoots 2 golds at 18th KSS Memorial Championship (21:14) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) Junior shooting World Cup gold medallist Elavenil Valarivan from Gujarat proved too hot to handle for her opponents as she bettered Ruozhu Zhaos world record of 252.4 to clinched the gold medal in the both 10M Air Rifle Senior and Junior categories at the Dr. Karni Singh Shooting Range, here on Tuesday.

Japan stun 10-man Colombia 2-1 (19:40)
Mordovia (Russia), June 19 (IANS) Japan rode goals from Shinji Kagawa and Yuya Osako to beat ten-man Colombia 2-1 in a Group H FIFA World Cup game here on Tuesday.

Root back for T20Is against Australia, India (19:22) IANS Photo Service
London, June 19 (IANS) England have announced a 14-man squad for the T20I series against Australia and India, with Test skipper Joe Root returning to the shortest format for the first time since September 2017.

Spain players, fans arrive in Kazan ahead of crucial Iran match (19:22) IANS Photo Service
Kazan (Russia), June 19 (IANS) A handful of fans dressed in red and yellow gathered outside a hotel in Kazan to catch a glimpse of players from Spain's national team who arrived in the Russian city on Tuesday.

FAN ID propels India among top 10 countries buying tickets for World Cup (19:22) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) Travel agencies aiding Indians visiting Russia have revealed extremely positive responses from Indian football supporters, as well as those not so enthused by the sport but excited at the prospect of not having to go through the tedious visa-procurement process, which has sparked unprecedented demand for Russian tour packages.

Costa Rica captain wants to beat Brazil (19:06) IANS Photo Service
Saint Petersburg, June 19 (IANS) Costa Rica captain Bryan Ruiz on Tuesday said his team aimed to defeat Brazil in their upcoming 2018 FIFA World Cup clash, in which Los Ticos must avoid a loss in order to qualify for the tournament's round of 16.

Foreign football fans touring Crimea, says local lawmaker (18:58) IANS Photo Service
Simferpol (Russia), June 19 (IANS) Foreign football fans, who have come to Russia for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, are travelling to Crimea by groups on guided tours, the Crimean parliament's tourism committee chief Alexey Chernyak has said.

India's Sandesh finishes 4th at Thailand Superbike Championship (18:30) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) India's Sandesh Prasannakumar finished fourth at the Thailand Superbike Championship here.

Ronaldo's Portugal look to continue momentum against lowly Morocco (Preview) (18:22) IANS Photo Service
Moscow, June 19 (IANS) Smarting after a last-gasp defeat to Iran, Morocco will have to deal with the peerless might of Portugal, spearheaded by Cristiano Ronaldo, who will attempt to follow up his World Cup opening game heroics when the two sides meet for a Group B clash here on Wednesday.

ISL: ATK rubbishes Schweinsteiger rumours (18:22) IANS Photo Service
Kolkata, June 19 (IANS) Rubbishing media reports, two-time Indian Super League (ISL) champions Atlético de Kolkata (ATK) on Tuesday said they are not in talks with 2014 German World Cup winner Bastian Schweinsteiger.

CoA asks BCCI officials to watch India-England T20Is at own expense (18:22) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) The rift between the Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA) and the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) seems to be unending as a fresh round of squabbling has erupted between the two.

Neha favourite as Hero WPG Tour resumes after break (18:20)
Bengaluru, June 19 (IANS) Seasoned Neha Tripathi will start as a top contender in the seventh leg of the Hero women's Professional Tour that resumes at the picturesque Prestige Golfshire Golf Course here on Wednesday after a three-month break.

We must score against Brazil, says Costa Rica striker (18:08) IANS Photo Service
St. Petersburg, June 19 (IANS) Costa Rica striker Marco Ureña on Tuesday said his national team needs to score in their upcoming FIFA World Cup match against Brazil in order to have a chance of qualifying for the next round.

Manika thrilled to return home as UTT's Delhi leg opens Wednesday (Preview) (17:16) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) As the CEAT Ultimate Table Tennis (UTT) moves to Delhi for the second leg, 2018 Commonwealth Games double gold medallist Manika Batra on Tuesday expressed her excitement at the prospect of playing in front of her home crowd for the first time after her Gold Coast feats.

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