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Venezuela Arrests 6 Over Attempted Assassination Of President Maduro

Venezuelan authorities have arrested six people they call "terrorists and hired killers" in what President Nicloas Maduro says was an assassination attempt against him. The apparent attack during a military parade Saturday involved two explosives-laden drones. One is said to have blown up in midair before reaching its target and the other smashed into an apartment building and later blew up. Interior Minister Nestor Reverol says "important information" was collected during the raids in Caracas that resulted in the six…

France’s Benjamin Pavard’s Volley Voted 2018 World Cup Best Goal

France defender Benjamin Pavard has won the 2018 World Cup goal of the tournament award for his stunning strike against Argentina, FIFA announced on Wednesday. The 22-year-old right-back, received the most votes cast by three million fans on the FIFA website. Pavard ran onto a left-wing cross from Lucas Hernandez and sent a right-footed half-volley spinning into the top corner to level eventual champions France's last-16 tie with Argentina at 2-2 in the 57th minute. Les Blues went on to win the game 4-3 before…

England Defeat Colombia In Penalty Shotout To Reach Q/Finals

England's new generation ended the World Cup penalty jinx by knocking out Colombia on spot kicks to reach the quarter-finals. Eric Dier scored the winning kick after Jordan Pickford's brilliant save from Carlos Bacca's attempt. Gareth Southgate's side had been seconds away from the last eight during normal time, with Harry Kane's penalty after he was fouled by Carlos Sanchez in the box - his sixth goal of the tournament - looking as though it was going to send them through. But deep into injury time, Colombia threw…

World Cup: Sweden Beat Switzerland To Reach Last 8

Sweden edged Switzerland by a lone goal to reach the quarter final of the 2018 FIFA World Cup. The match, which was played on Tuesday afternoon at the Saint Petersburg Stadium, was a tight encounter full of missed chances. Sweden, who last progressed beyond the second stage in 1994, came close on several occasions and should have taken the lead in the first half when Albin Ekdal blazed his volley over the bar. Leipzig winger Emil Forsberg got the winning goal in the 66th minute, firing a low shot which deflected…

Belgium Beat England To Top Group H

England will face Colombia in the World Cup last 16 after a defeat by Belgium meant they finished second in Group H. Adnan Januzaj scored the winner with a brilliantly curled effort in the second half, with both sides fielding much-changed XIs from their previous games. Ruben Loftus-Cheek miscued a free header for England and Marcus Rashford had a shot tipped wide by Belgium goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois. Belgium finished top and will face Japan in the knockout stage. Red Devils boss Roberto Martinez had said…

Senegal Crash Out Of 2018 World Cup

Africa’s last hope of reaching the next round of the 2018 World Cup hit a brick wall on Thursday as its last representative, Senegal was eliminated from the competition. The West Africans lost 1-0 to Colombia at the Samara Arena, Russia. Aliou Cisse's side entered the game needing just a draw, but fell to a Yerry Mina 74th minute header. The Barcelona defender headed home a corner from the centre of the box to see the South Americans through to the last 16. The result means Colombia finished with six points,…

World Cup: Senegal Defeats Poland, Grabs Africa’s First Win

Senegal began their World Cup campaign with a 2-1 victory over Poland at Spartak stadium on Tuesday. The West Africans went ahead in 37th minute after an own-goal by Thiago Cionek. They doubled their advantage in the 60 minute after a costly error by Poland midfielder Grzegorz Krychowiak. Krychowiak played a high, aimless backpass that striker M'Baye Niang controlled ahead of goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny before tapping into an empty net. Krychowiak pulled a goal back in the 86th minute with a header from Kamil…

Japan Defeat 10-man Colombia

Japan profited from Colombia's nightmare start to the World Cup as they secured a victory against 10 men in their Group H opener in Saransk, despite James Rodriguez's late introduction. Colombia conceded a penalty and had a man sent off inside three minutes, with Carlos Sanchez dismissed for handling Shinji Kagawa's shot at a goal left exposed by terrible defending. After the first red card shown at this World Cup - and the second fastest in history at two minutes 56 seconds - Kagawa scored the spot-kick. Japan…

Colombia’s Sanchez Receives First Red Card Of World Cup

Colombia defender Carlos Sanchez has been shown the first red card of the FIFA 2018 World Cup in Russia. The former Astoon Villa midfielder was sent off in the 3rd minute by referee Damir Skomina in Colombia’s world cup opener against Japan. The incident occurred at the Mordovia Arena in Saransk. In the resulting spot kick, Japan’s Shinji Kagawa kept his cool and sent David Ospina the wrong way.

Trump Cancels First Trip To Latin America To Oversee ‘Response To Syria’

U.S. President, Donald Trump, has canceled his first official trip to Southern America, scheduled for later this week. Trump had been scheduled to depart Friday for Peru to attend the 8th Summit of the Americas, before traveling to Colombia. The White House said on Tuesday that the decision to cancel his visit became necessary because of the situation in Syria. “President Trump will not attend the 8th Summit of the Americas in Lima, Peru or travel to Bogota, Colombia as originally scheduled, “The president will…
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