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Muscovites elated with Russia's 5-0 win

Moscow residents took to the streets following the Russian national team’s 5-0 drubbing of Saudi Arabia on Thursday, ecstatic over the victory in the opening match.

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ANC slammed for voting for N America's 2026 World Cup bid

South Africa's ruling African National Congress (ANC) party says it was acting consistent with the party’s ethos when it decided not to cast its vote for Morocco to host the 2026 World Cup.

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Smith-led Aussies were 'spoilt brats': Langer

New coach, Justin Langer, says the Australian side were behaving like "spoilt brats" ahead of the Cape Town ball-tampering scandal and Steve Smith wasn't a strong enough leader to handle the situation.

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India bats first in Afghanistan’s debut test

Indian captain, Ajinkya Rahane, won the toss and elected to bat against Afghanistan who make their test debut in the one-off match at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru on Thursday.

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Alvarez, Golovkin rematch scheduled for September

Saul Alvarez will face Kazakhstan's world middleweight champion, Gennady Golovkin, in a rematch on September 15, the Mexican boxer's promoter, Oscar De La Hoya, said.

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I won’t change Spain’s winning ways: New coach

Spain were unbeaten in their 20 matches under coach, Julen Lopetegui, who was sacked on Wednesday. Their last defeat was by Italy at Euro 2016.

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FIFA World Cup tournament officially underway

The FIFA World Cup tournament has officially kicked off in Moscow in Russia and over the next month, 32 countries will compete in the big event expected to draw round half-a-million visitors to the 11 cities hosting the different matches.

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Sharapova, Keys withdraw from Birmingham

Maria Sharapova and Madison Keys have withdrawn from next week's Nature Valley Classic in Birmingham as they look to regain full fitness ahead of Wimbledon.

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Australia's Cheika sticks with same squad for first time

Australia coach, Michael Cheika, has trusted the same 23-man squad that surprised Ireland in the first test to sew up the three-match series with a game to spare in Melbourne on Saturday.

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Substance over style key for S Korea's Son

Son Heung-min sported a shock of dyed yellow hair at the last World Cup in Brazil to stand out from the crowd, but four years on in Russia the South Korean forward is opting for substance over style as he bids to live up to lofty expectations.

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