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Spinners put Lanka in driving seat

Spinners put Lanka in driving seat

South Africa will have ended day one satisfied after bowling out Sri Lanka for 287 despite Karunaratne carrying his bat for 158, yet any hope of them building a lead was emphatically extinguished on Friday in Galle . "If we don't, then Sri Lanka will be on top of us". Perera and Herath both used simple tactics of setting the batsmen up with the one that was going away and then striking with the arm ball or making them play for the turn.


Roberto Martinez challenges Belgium to build on best-ever World Cup

Roberto Martinez challenges Belgium to build on best-ever World Cup

And they should be proud of themselves because they've achieved an equal high in terms of tournament performance that any English team that's had to come overseas for a tournament has achieved", Southgate said. Yes, we got a bit of luck with the draw and came up against teams we proved to be better than. The Croats, who have reached the World Cup final for the first time and will face France on Sunday for the title, have had the most success at the world's biggest soccer tournament ...


Exhausted and battered, Croatia reaches its 1st World Cup final

Exhausted and battered, Croatia reaches its 1st World Cup final

A country with a population of just four million and ranked 20 in Federation Internationale de Football Association rankings, Croatia is the first team to avoid defeat after trailing in three knockout matches at a single World Cup . Before 1998, Croatian athletes competed for Yugoslavia in the World Cup. The young England squad achieved what many believed to be the unachievable as they progressed into the semi-final of the World Cup - the first time in 28 years.


Federation Internationale de Football Association confirms 2022 World Cup dates

Federation Internationale de Football Association confirms 2022 World Cup dates

He added that Russian Federation would continue to be a "football country" after the tournament, as the game has become an integral part of the country. "Then we will decide calmly and quietly what the decision is", said Infantino, who has been pushing hard for the expansion of the quadrennial extravaganza.


The World reacts to France's win

The World reacts to France's win

We were lucky to reach the final but we've shown this kind of commitment in each game. Fourteen of France's 23 players were World Cup newcomers but Deschamps said they were ready to work towards a common goal and were mentally more mature than their age.


Modric wins Golden Ball, Kane takes home Golden Boot

Modric wins Golden Ball, Kane takes home Golden Boot

And Rakitic suggested he would mark Croatia's success in a special way if his team beat France . His crossing prowess can not be underestimated either, having provided the pinpoint delivery for Ivan Perisic to equalise against England in the semi-final.