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Coric: I got lucky against Federer

Coric: I got lucky against Federer

Victory for the 21-year-old sees the Croatian secure only the second title of his career as he prevented Federer from capturing a record-extending 10th Halle victory. But Coric wiped out the first with a service victor while a wild Federer backhand accounted for the other. He looked every bit the Wimbledon contender as he aims to return to the stage where he lost to Federer in the final previous year.


Senegal coach fires warning to Sadio Mane despite MOTM award

Senegal coach fires warning to Sadio Mane despite MOTM award

The former Eibar star curled a ideal one in the 18-yard box to beat the outstretched hand of the Senegalese goal keeper to draw level. The 32-year-old Honda also scored at the 2010 and 2014 World Cups. Senegal defeated Poland 2-1 in their first encounter at this year's World Cup, reported Sputnik news agency. "In the second half we wanted to win and after twice equalising I put on Usami".


Hernandez dreaming of 'the impossible' at World Cup

Hernandez dreaming of 'the impossible' at World Cup

West Germany also beat England 3-2 in the 1970 World Cup, while they recored a 0-0 draw in 1982 that eventually saw the Three Lions exit the second group stage. Germany made a nervous start, playing slower than it usually does to avoid being vulnerable on the break. Marcello Lippi, the World Cup-winning coach from 2006, took responsibility for the disappointing performance in South Africa and admitted he hadn't prepared his team well enough.