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Celtic 2-1 RB Leipzig: Edouard strike earns victory and keeps Europa League knockout hopes alive

Odsonne Edouard tapped in Celtic’s winner just a minute after Leipzig had equalised Celtic scored 14 seconds after conceding to secure a dramatic victory over RB Leipzig to keep their Europa League dreams on track. Leipzig’s Jean-Kevin Augustin equalised with a header on 78 minutes but straight from the restart Odsonne Edouard struck to give Brendan Rodgers’ men the win. Knowing defeat could have eliminated them with two games to go, Kieran Tierney had put the hosts ahead early on. Celtic sit third in Group B, level with Leipzig, but…

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Conor McGregor v Khabib Nurmagomedov: Irishman vows to end UFC 229 by ‘devastating knockout’

Russia’s Khabib Nurmagomedov is undefeated in 26 MMA fights Conor McGregor says he will beat Khabib Nurmagomedov by “devastating knockout” in his comeback UFC fight in Las Vegas on Saturday. Speaking on Ariel Helwani’s MMA Show, Irishman McGregor added he would “never announce his retirement” from MMA. McGregor will return to the octagon for the first time in almost two years when he fights Russia’s undefeated UFC lightweight champion Nurmagomedov in UFC 229. “I’m going to maul him,” McGregor, 30, said. “I will clatter him; he will crumble. I don’t…

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Knockout unlikely as Woods, Mickelson step into PPV ring

(Reuters) – The rivalry between Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson, once among golf’s most intense, is now more chilled than charged but TV executives are gambling the aging icons can still generate enough heat to turn a winner-takes-all $9 million showdown into a must-see event. FILE PHOTO: Phil Mickelson of the U.S. shares a laugh with compatriot Tiger Woods (L) on the 12th green during the second day of practice for the 2018 Masters golf tournament at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia, U.S. April 3, 2018. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson/File…

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2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ – News – Messi, Ronaldo bow out in dramatic knockout openers

Messi and Ronaldo both eliminated on the same night The pair’s wait for a World Cup title goes on Despite early exit both showed flashes of their brilliance Two of football’s biggest stars exited the FIFA World Cup™ in the space of just four hours as the knockout stages kicked off with an almighty bang. First, Lionel Messi’s Argentina departed following an incredible goal-fest with France, before Uruguay edged out Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal. The result is that these modern-day icons, who have dominated the game’s individual accolades for the last…

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2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ – News – My Knockout Bracket Challenge starts 28 June

The next phase of the FIFA World Cup Bracket Challenge by Wanda is about to begin! Join us from 28-30 June for the World Cup Knockout Phase Bracket. Whether you started playing from the beginning, or missed out on the initial Bracket Challenge, the Knockout Bracket is final chance to get involved, make predictions on the final matches of the World Cup and win prizes! My Knockout Bracket opens at 21:00 CET on 28 June 2018. All you have to do is simply predict the outcomes of the Round-of-16 matches,…

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2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ – News – Can you predict who’ll win the knockout ties?

France or Argentina?Uruguay or Portugal?Croatia or Denmark? If you reckon you can foresee who will go through from the aforelisted Round-of-16 matches and the rest of the knockout-phase ties at the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™, then play the My Knockout Bracket by Wanda now! It’s free. It’s very quick and easy to enter. And everybody who plays will be entered into a random draw for prizes. All you have to do is simply predict the outcomes of the Round-of-16 matches, the quarter-finals, semi-finals, third-place playoff and Final. It’s that…

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World Cup: England’s game v Colombia ‘biggest knockout game for decade’

Watch: Batshuayi hits ball into own face England’s last-16 World Cup tie against Colombia is the national side’s “biggest knockout game for a decade”, says manager Gareth Southgate. England will play the South Americans on Tuesday after a loss to Belgium saw them finish runners-up in Group G. “We want to win football matches so we’re not happy to come away being beaten,” Southgate told ITV Sport. “We have seen the level everyone has been playing at and we need to keep improving.” England defeated Tunisia with a last-gasp Harry…

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2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ – News – Danes promise new style for knockout phase

​Denmark extended unbeaten run to 18 games Their cautious style against France may change in the knockout stage Hareide and Co. don’t mind being underdogs By Svend Frandsen with Denmark Danish coach Age Hareide indicated after the goalless draw against France, which guaranteed the Danes’ progression to the knockout phase, that they will adopt a more open, entertaining and attacking style of football against Croatia. With Peru 2-0 up in the other match in the group, the Danes could perhaps have rested on their laurels in the latter stages of…

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Argentina strikes late to advance to World Cup knockout stages

ST PETERSBURG (Reuters) – Argentina and Lionel Messi scraped into the knockout stages of the World Cup by the skin of their teeth on Tuesday after an 86th minute strike from defender Marcos Rojo gave them a barely deserved 2-1 win over Nigeria, eliminating the African side. Soccer Football – World Cup – Group D – Nigeria vs Argentina – Saint Petersburg Stadium, Saint Petersburg, Russia – June 26, 2018 Argentina’s Marcos Rojo celebrates scoring their second goal with Lionel Messi REUTERS/Henry Romero The twice World Cup champions will face…

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2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ – News – adidas Football Reveals Official Match Ball for the Knockout Stage of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ 

adidas Football has today revealed the Official Match Ball for the knockout stage of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™. The Telstar Mechta comes with a new vivid red design inspired by the colours of the host nation, as well as the rising heat of knockout-stage football. The name Mechta translates as ‘dream’ or ‘ambition’ in Russian and is constructed with the same design elements as the Telstar 18, the ball used throughout the group stage, but adapted to reflect the added intensity and opportunity the knockout stage brings. The…

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