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Russia vs Egypt LIVE score – Mo Salah’s World Cup 2018 kicks-off

All eyes are on Liverpool and Egypt star Mohamed Salah who is fit to start for his country in their make-or-break clash against hosts Russia in St Petersburg. The rapid forward is yet to play a game since he left the pitch in the Champions League final with a shoulder injury last month. Egypt will need their talisman fit and firing as they face the ignominious honour of potentially being the first team eliminated from the World Cup should they lose and Uruguay win on Wednesday. Follow all the action as it happens with DAN RIPLEY.

Poland 1-2 Senegal: Defensive errors gift Africans victory in Group H

POLAND 1-2 SENEGAL - IAN LADYMAN AT THE SPARTAK STADIUM: A wild pass back in to his own half by West Brom's Grzegorz Krychowiak was intercepted by Mbaye Niang as he was waved back on to the field after an injury. Poland defender Jan Bednarek clearly didn't see his opponent arriving on the blindside and for him we can feel a little sympathy. But what former Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny was doing dashing thirty yards from goal to try and intercept was anybody's guess.

Jens Lehmann has hit out at Arsenal's new regime after Unai Emery opted to let the German go as part of a haul of changes to the Gunners coaching staff, but Steve Bould is kept on.

NEW Leverkusen posted to Twitter: 'Bernd Leno is joining Arsenal, effective immediately. Thanks for all of your hard work and dedication, Bernd! We wish you all the best in this next phase of your career!'

Barcelona have admitted they are peeved at Gerard Pique's participation in the documentary that Antoine Griezmann used to announce he was not joining the Catalan club and staying at Atletico.

England on course for ODI win over Australia as they set new world record for number of

LAWRENCE BOOTH AT TRENT BRIDGE: England have broken their own world record after smashing an incredible 481 for six against Australia in the third one-day international in Nottingham.

Colombia 1-2 Japan: Yuya Osako heads winner to break resistance

CARL WORSWICK AT THE MORDOVIA ARENA: Japan blew Group H wide open after Yuya Osako's header broke down the resistance of a Colombia side forced to play with 10 men for 87 minutes. The South Americans, quarter-finalists at the World Cup in Brazil four years ago, were rocked after just four minutes when Carlos Sanchez was sent off for handling Shinji Kagawa's shot inside the box. Kagawa converted the penalty to hand Japan the lead but they were pegged back before half-time when Juan Quintero's clever low free-kick went under the wall and crept over the line. But Osako ensured Japan would capitalise on their numerical advantage with a second-half header from Keisuke Honda's corner.

While the German side were none too popular back home, Ozil is one player who has come under consistent scrutiny for his performances in the white and black of Die Mannschaft.

The Manchester United striker followed up Dries Mertens' wonder volley at the Fisht Olympic Stadium to settle the Belgian nerves with two second-half goals.

KIT HOLDEN IN GERMANY: It doesn't happen all that often, but it is a day to savour for England fans. A week into the World Cup, the Three Lions and their captain are the envy of Germany.

Neymar walks out of Brazil training after wincing in pain - World Cup

Neymar walked out of Brazil training on Tuesday in serious discomfort due to pain in his right ankle. The Brazil striker was seen wincing and covered his face with a hand in distress, sparking fresh fears about his fitness.  He will spend the rest of the day undergoing physiotherapy, the Brazilian Football Confederation said. 'He was feeling pain thanks to the large number of fouls he suffered in the Switzerland game,' a spokesman told reporters. 'He complained of pain and so he went to physio and he will train normally on Wednesday.' 

EXCLUSIVE BY MIKE KEEGAN: Supporters who had paid to see the July 25 California clash have been told that they will be refunded and will need to reapply for tickets.

The 72-year-old enjoyed a glittering career in the pre-2000s where he transformed AC Milan into a European powerhouse once more and also led Roma and Real Madrid to domestic success.

Just 2 minutes and 56 seconds had elapsed of Colombia's Group H encounter with Japan when the midfielder blocked a goalbound effort from Shinji Kagawa with his arm inside the box.

West Ham United have signed highly-rated French defender Issa Diop for a club-record £22million on a five-year deal. It is a sign that the board are handing manager Manuel Pellegrini the money he needs.

Andy Murray returns to the court 342 days on from his last competitive match

MIKE DICKSON AT QUEEN'S CLUB: The body may be unco-operative but the fire still burns bright in Andy Murray as he ran himself to a standstill before being edged out by Nick Kyrgios in his comeback at the Fever-Tree Championships. In a contest as remarkable as any of the five finals he has won at Queen’s Club he went down 2-6, 7-6, 7-5 to the world No 21, but there was so much for him to be encouraged about. Fighting ferociously from start to finish, the double fault that Murray lost the match on was a desperately inappropriate way to end an extraordinary battle. But this was a priceless two hours and 39 minutes for the 31 year-old Scot, providing there is no serious reaction to it.

Heather Watson's disappointing season continued with a 7-6 (7/2) 7-5 loss to Ukraine's Lesia Tsurenko in the opening round of the Nature Valley Classic in Birmingham.

KIERAN GILL AT QUEEN'S: Having cast doubt over whether he would be seen on a grass court at all this summer, Novak Djokovic appeared at home with green beneath his feet.

Jo Konta paid the price for her drop in ranking by drawing the defending champion and lost a close contest 6-3, 6-4 after Heather Watson had been beaten 7-6 (7/2), 7-5 by Ukraine's Lesia Tsurenko.

Red Bull will be powered by Honda next year after bringing the curtain down on their relationship with engine suppliers Renault, who helped them to four drivers' championships over more than a decade.

England splash about in the swimming pool on inflatable unicorns during training session

England warmed down from their dramatic win over Tunisia in unconventional fashion as players pranced around the squad swimming pool on inflatable unicorns. Spirits were evidently high among the squad as they recuperated in the swimming pool following the Group G opener for a recovery session. And the likes of Jesse Lingard, Jordan Pickford, Harry Maguire and Jordan Henderson showed off their playful side as they splashed around atop the pool floats. 

England's Dele Alli to have a scan on his thigh injury ahead of Panama clash

Marcus Rashford and Ruben Loftus-Cheek were among the England stars to stake their claim for a start in Sunday's World Cup clash with Panama as Dele Alli headed for a scan to assess the thigh injury he picked in their 2-1 win over Tunisia. Alli is a doubt for the game in Nizhny Novgorod after sustaining the problem during the first half on Monday night.

Marcus Rashford impressed on his World Cup bow on Monday but is not worried about starting against Panama, insisting all squad members are there to play their part for England in Russia.

Gareth Southgate is demanding a week of 'perfectly' executed preparation as England look to build on the victory against Tunisia and close in on the World Cup knockout phase.

Walker conceded a penalty when he caught Fakhreddine Ben Youssef, but England's protests were waved away by Wilmar Roldan and Walker admits to confusion over the VAR system.

From Croydon to Volgograd, England fans go wild as World Cup mission kicks off with Kane's late, late winner against Tunisia

Harry Kane's 91st minute winner against Tunisia ignited scenes of euphoria among England fans up and down the country and beyond on Monday night. With England seemingly destined to be held to a frustrating 1-1 draw by their African counterparts, Kane converted a flick on from Harry Maguire to seal all three points for Gareth Southgate's men. And as Kane's back post header hit the net, limbs and pints of beer went flying in the air all the way from Volgograd to Leeds.

Gareth Southgate's 3-5-2 system gives England hope of breaking down lesser teams

Here's a sentence that might surprise you — Kieran Trippier has been the most creative player at the World Cup in Russia so far. Here's another surprising one — Harry Maguire is second in the England squad. In football's more traditional days, defenders defended, midfielders made chances and attackers attacked. The game has changed. More often than not, a playmaker can be found in the backline. That is particularly important against teams that defend deep, as Tunisia did on Monday evening. An inability to break down those sides has often been England's downfall at recent tournaments. Without creativity throughout the side, there is no one to force a packed defence to come out and create gaps for advanced players to exploit.

England's thrilling victory over Tunisia was the most watched TV programme of the year, eclipsing the Royal Wedding as 18.3 million tuned in at it's peak.

Harry Kane rightly stole the headlines after his match-winning double for England against Tunisia on Monday, but one of his Tottenham team-mates caught the eye with his creativity.

They left it late, but England's World Cup campaign has started on a winning note. But some aspects of the performance meant Gareth Southgate may make changes on Sunday

How did the referee - or VAR - fail to award England two blatant penalties for offences that looked more like wrestling moves than legitimate football challenges?

Gareth Southgate's side appeared to be heading for a hugely frustrating 1-1 draw in Volgograd on Monday night before Kane popped up in injury time to score his second and, crucially, the winner.

RonalDO vs RonalDON'T... Portugal talisman shares animated video of subconscious talking

Cristiano Ronaldo has revealed what he says to the ball before striking a free-kick in an animated video on his Instagram. The Portugal star wrapped up his hat-trick and netted a dramatic equaliser against Spain with a free-kick last Friday. And in this clip he reveals the battle between his subconscious, cleverly labelled RondalDo and RonalDON'T in the animation. Ronaldo begins the film by addressing the camera and explaining: 'My subconscious says talk to the ball, I always say "give it the right trajectory, go to the net".

Cristiano Ronaldo enjoys a laugh in Portugal training ahead of World Cup clash with

Portugal may be just a day away from a crucial World Cup clash against Morocco, but the pressure does not seem to have affected Cristiano Ronaldo. The Real Madrid superstar, who began his campaign in Russia with a hat-trick against Spain on Friday, was in playful mood as Fernando Santos' men trained on Tuesday. Ronaldo was pictured laughing and joking during Portugal's final session before the Group B clash, and was also seen giving team-mate Ricardo Quaresma a gentle slap on the back of neck. 

On a number of occasions in Kazan Hernandez was seen on the floor holding his face or screaming in pain, much to the dissatisfaction of many Australian players.

Robert Lewandowski has scored 41 in the season just gone, and hit 43 the year before, while for Poland he has netted 55 in 95 games.

The Saudi Arabian Football Federation confirmed that its national football team landed safely in Rostov after what it described as a minor technical fault in one of the engines.

Luis Suarez completes preparations for 100th Uruguay cap against Saudi Arabia

Luis Suarez no doubt looked to rediscover his usual attacking verve on Tuesday as he trained in advance of Uruguay's second World Cup Group A fixture against Saudi Arabia. The Barcelona striker endured an afternoon to forget in Ekaterinburg last week as Oscar Tabarez's much-fancied side laboured badly against a Mohamed Salah-less Egypt before Jose Gimenez's late winning header, squandering three great opportunities to make things entirely more comfortable. Suarez will hope to make amends for that thoroughly underwhelming display on Wednesday, when Uruguay's all-time leading scorer and sixth most-capped player will make his 100th senior international appearance in Rostov-on-Don against a lowly Saudi team that looked woeful as they were thrashed 5-0 by hosts Russia on the opening day of the tournament.

Neymar is 'working hard' to get his foot back to full fitness as Brazil train ahead of

After failing to live up to pre-tournament hype with a disappointing 1-1 draw in their World Cup opener against Switzerland, Brazil need to quickly find a key to unlock opponents happy to sit back and defend for most of the game. The five-time winners showed encouraging signs in the first half of Sunday's game as they took the initiative, although their only way past Vladimir Petkovic's disciplined outfit was thanks to a stunning long-range strike from Philippe Coutinho. Brazil's frequent attempts to play into the penalty area were repeatedly thwarted by a resolute Swiss defence as a nervous-looking Neymar failed to shine, leaving man-of-the-match Coutinho to do all the work in engineering attacks.

The World Cup has long been a family affair and on Monday Eden and Thorgan Hazard wrote their names into its long and storied history as Belgium beat Panama 3-0 in Sochi.

It will be the worst case scenario, but there's a chance England will have to get something out of their match with Belgium on June 28. So what did they learn from Belgium's game with Panama?

Striker Son Heung-min blamed himself for South Korea's 1-0 defeat by Sweden in their World Cup opener on Monday, saying he did not do enough to help lift his team mates in the Group F game.

Lionel Messi trains with Argentina at World Cup camp

Argentina's head coach Jorge Sampaoli ran his team through a new set of tactical instructions on Monday as he prepares to make major changes to his starting XI for their next World Cup match. In the team's first session since a disappointing 1-1 draw against Iceland, Sampaoli tried a different tactical approach Monday, with an eye toward the clash against Croatia on Thursday. He tested a system with three central defenders: Gabriel Mercado, Nicolas Otamendi and Nicolas Tagliafico. Mercado was replacing Marcos Rojo, who put in a poor performance against Iceland in a line of four defenders.

Kalinic started on the bench for the fourth successive international match but was asked to enter the fray against Nigeria by boss Zlatko Dalic with five minutes left on the clock.

ROB DRAPER AT THE VOLGOGRAD ARENA: The pressure was on Tunisia against England. It’s been a poor start to the World Cup in Russia for the African teams.

Here is the full fixture list for the World Cup in Russia. We've split them up day by day and also by group to make it easy to follow and plan which games you will be watching.

Find out who made the cut for every team taking part in Russia. We've listed the 23-man squads for each of the 32 nations going for glory at the greatest tournament on the planet.

There are 12 arenas hosting World Cup games with Moscow's Luzhniki Stadium kicking things off as well as bringing the show to and end with the final on July 15. Here's our guide to them all.

Whether you storm to glory or go out early, a World Cup strip can sometimes be the most memorable aspect of a team's tournament. Sportsmail ranks all the 2018 strips here.

Without Parole wins St James's Palace Stakes at Royal Ascot

Without Parole claimed his fourth victory from as many starts with a clear-cut success in the St James's Palace Stakes at Royal Ascot. John Gosden's Frankel colt completed his hat-trick in the Listed Heron Stakes at Sandown last month, but faced a significant step up in class for this Group One test, with 2000 Guineas runner-up Tip Two Win and Irish 2,000 Guineas hero Romanised among his rivals.

Willian would find open arms in Manchester. Jose Mourinho, facing the biggest season of his career, is in need of trusted lieutenants. The pragmatism he craves is lacking in his current side.

The 28-year-old is open to returning to his former club who also hold an interest in his Hawthorns teammate Craig Dawson. Burnley are understood to have offered around £12million.

Competing online from 111 different territories (from A for Albania to Z for Zimbabwe), there were 66,000 players competing to make it into the F1 Esports Pro Draft, now just 40 remain.

Sri Lanka captain Dinesh Chandimal has been suspended for one Test after being found guilty of changing the condition of the ball, the International Cricket Council has announced.



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NFL shield laid onto artificial pitch as work continues on Tottenham's new stadium 

Work continued on Tottenham's new 62,000-seater stadium on Tuesday, with the official NFL shield being laid on the artificial surface that will sit directly below a fully retractable grass pitch. Spurs released a sped up 25-second video across their social media channels that showed the official NFL logo being unveiled on one section of the synthetic turf by workmen. A deal was first struck between the Premier League club and American football league back in July 2015 to host a minimum of two NFL games per season at their new White Hart Lane home, though only one fixture is scheduled for 2018 with the Seattle Seahawks and Oakland Raiders set to square off in north London on October 14 - week six of the 2018 season.

Eric Abidal vows to bring fighting spirit to Barcelona as technical secretary

Eric Abidal has promised to bring his fighting spirit back to Barcelona after being unveiled as the club's new technical secretary. The 38-year-old former Barca defender, who successfully battled liver cancer during his five-year spell as a player at the Nou Camp, has been handed the role - the equivalent to a director of football in England - as the club attempts to deliver success both at home and in Europe. Speaking at a press conference, Abidal said: 'As well as my experience in the football world, I know this club and its players very well. It's a question of bringing the values I have always maintained.

Leicester are expected to unveil the £24million capture of James Maddison on Tuesday. The 21-year-old passed a medical at Belvoir Drive on Monday and is set to pen a five-year contract.

The Reds had looked on the verge of capturing the France international before the World Cup, only for Lyon to announce that the deal was off. But Jean-Pierre Bernes insisted: 'It is not over.'

Safe standing could be permitted in England's top two divisions within a year, according to the chief executive of the EFL Shaun Harvey

Limbombe had been monitored by Yorkshire rivals Leeds United last season but the Belgium international's impressive performances have prompted Premier League offers.

Alashkert, who knocked Scottish side St Johnstone out of the Europa League three seasons ago, are due to play at home in the first leg, although selections are subject to change.

A £38million fee was agreed between Los Blancos and Flamengo back in May 2017 when Vinicius was only 16, and he is set to join the La Liga giants for pre-season in July.

Joey Barton takes charge of first training session as Fleetwood manager

Joey Barton took to the training pitch for his first session as a manager on Monday as Fleetwood Town's squad began preparations for the 2018-19 campaign at their £9million Poolfoot Farm facility. Joined by first-team coach and former QPR team-mate Clint Hill, sports scientist James Barrow and goalkeeping coach David Lucas, Barton appeared in good spirits as he put his new squad through their paces following the traditional early summer break. The initial stages of pre-season are never a particularly enjoyable time for any footballer, but the likes of Alex Cairns, Paddy Madden and Markus Schwabl were all smiles as they got to work under the new regime.

Atletico Madrid confirm deals for Antoine Griezmann and Lucas Hernandez and capture

Atletico Madrid made a triple swoop at France's World Cup training base on Monday, announcing new contracts for talismanic striker Antoine Griezmann and defender Lucas Hernandez as well as officially signing midfielder Thomas Lemar from AS Monaco.

The Catalan giants have had their summer transfer plans scuppered by Antoine Griezmann's decision to stay at Atletico Madrid, and have moved on to their next target to bolster attacking options.

Zola is cutting short his work as a pundit for South African TV to fly back to London on Wednesday Sarri is still tied to Napoli who want around £3.5m in compensation.

The Molineux club have been chasing the 30-year-old for over a month and their cause was aided by his desire to cancel his contract at Sporting Lisbon after fans attacked the club's training ground.

Tarkowski, who made his England debut in March, had been training with the Three Lions ahead of the tournament in Russia having been named on boss Gareth Southgate's five-man standby list.

CHARLES SALE - SPORTS AGENDA: Former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger, who was on the VIP guest list for the England match, is putting himself in the shop window at the World Cup.

Clubs from Turkey, France and China have all been tracking Alfredo Morelos this summer, four months after Rangers rebuffed bids from CSL outfit Beijing Rehne.

Premier League Transfers - Club-by-club list of Summer 2018 moves

It promises to be another big spending summer among the Premier League clubs, especially those wishing to haul in champions Manchester City over the course of the campaign. But of course there are bargains to be had too and also the opportunity to grab a star from the World Cup in Russia. Keep track of all the major transfers involving senior players in the Premier League (those making at least one club appearance), as Sportsmail brings you all the summer deals right the way through to transfer deadline day.

The Premier League fixtures for 2018-19 have been released ahead of the new campaign. Find out who your team will be taking on and when all of the key dates are.

Just as one season ends another begins. Less than a week after the conclusion of the World Cup final Premier League sides will be back in action. Here is our guide to all the pre-season fixtures

Sportsmail provide you with all the new confirmed kits set to feature during the 2018-19 Premier League campaign. Keep track of every team's new designs for the coming season on this page.

Eddie Jones and England ramp up the effort in training

England are going all out to avoid a series whitewash against South Africa as they stepped up their preparations in training on Tuesday. Eddie Jones oversaw the session as he searches for the victory that would ease the pressure on his job. The Australian has seen his side lose each of their last six matches — five Tests and one mauling at the hands of the Barbarians.

The game will be the first time the RFU have scheduled a home match away from Twickenham since 1998 - when England faced qualifiers against Italy and Holland in Huddersfield.

Caster Semenya has launched a legal challenge to block a new rule from the IAAF that would prevent her competing against women unless she takes testosterone-reducing medication.

JEFF POWELL: The temptation for both Britain's celebrity boxers Amir Khan and Terence Crawford would be to jump at the offer of world title fights in America.

Key all-rounder Stokes was not officially named on Tuesday morning in a 14-man squad which does contain the uncapped Sam Curran - who made his Test debut at Headingley this month.

Milos Raonic made a winning start to his campaign, beating Indian qualifier Yuki Bhambri. The 2016 runner-up at Queen's Club was leading 6-1, 3-1 when Bhambri retired with a knee problem.

DEREK LAWRENSON - WORLD OF GOLF: Over the past 18 months, Englishman Tommy Fleetwood has put together such an impressive body of work.

Sportsmail's racing expert Robin Goodfellow dishes out his tips ahead of Tuesday's meetings at Thirsk, Stratford, Beverley and Brighton.

He defied his underdog status to finish second in the 2,000 Guineas at odds of 50-1 but Tip Two Win is now the 5-1 second favourite to land a life-changing result for trainer Roger Teal.

Britain's paddock expert tells you what to look for at Royal Ascot

A number of punters will be keen to gain any possible advantage as they look to make some money at Royal Ascot this week. Some may opt for a brief look through the race card while others will comb through a plethora of statistics looking to find that hidden gem. Ken Pitterson, known as one of the country's best experts around the paddock, gives you his guide to picking a winner this week.

Create a new culture. That is what is demanded of Leeds manager Marcelo Bielsa. Yet one might say he did that the moment he signed the contract.

Arsenal hope to have unearthed another Jens Lehmann in agreeing a £19.2m fee with Bayer Leverkusen for German goalkeeper Bernd Leno. So who is new manager Unai Emery's new No 1?

Mexico's victory against Germany was six months in the making. As far as Juan Carlos Osorio is concerned, it goes back as far as two years spent perched over Liverpool's Melwood training ground.

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