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Marks & Spencer, which has been the official suit supplier to the England team since 2007, said demand for waistcoats has risen 35% thanks to what they say is "the Gareth Southgate effect". "We're disappointed, we wanted to get into the final, we need to put this behind us and look forward to the next game". "We will go into this final to win it, as we have still not gotten over the final".
  • Spain 1 Russian Federation 1 (aet, 4-3 on penalties)

    Spain 1 Russian Federation 1 (aet, 4-3 on penalties)

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    Dzyuba forced a penalty and scored from the spot to keep Russian Federation in the game after falling behind 1-0 Sunday, then roared on his teammates as they kept the 120-minute match deadlocked and won the penalty shootout 4-3 against heavily favored Spain .
  • Kawhi still wants to be in L.A.

    Kawhi still wants to be in L.A.

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    Anthony has publicly stated his frustration with his role as the Thunder's third scoring option, but he must be aware that no National Basketball Association team will offer him $27.9 million if he chose to become an unrestricted free agent.
  • Uruguay's Cavani has swollen calf, not tear, as France loom

    Uruguay's Cavani has swollen calf, not tear, as France loom

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    Doctors inform that Cavani has already started rehabilitation and perform some exercise. It did say, however, that there was no tear to a muscle, meaning that there may still be a slim chance of seeing the forward back in action before the end of the World Cup .
  • Brazil pass Germany as all-time top scorers at the World Cup

    Brazil pass Germany as all-time top scorers at the World Cup

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    With Germany already out of the running, the Brazilians have a good opportunity to leave Die Manschafft further in the rearview mirror as they head into a quarterfinal clash against the victor of Belgium and Japan. The breakthrough came shortly after half-time when Willian fired in a risky cross from the left after speeding past Ayala, with Neymar sliding in behind team-mate Gabriel Jesus to poke Brazil in front.
  • Lance Stephenson follows LeBron James to the Lakers

    Lance Stephenson follows LeBron James to the Lakers

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    Some had expected the move to Los Angeles, where the OH native owns two homes. LeBron James is leaving home for Hollywood and an iconic team. The massive Los Angeles market will also provide James with a grander platform for his philanthropy and social activism.
  • Neymar stars as Brazil see off Mexico to book quarter-final spot

    Neymar stars as Brazil see off Mexico to book quarter-final spot

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    In a World Cup which has had little respect for pedigree, Brazil made sure it did not become the latest heavyweight to fall with a 2-0 win over Mexico to reach the quarterfinals in Russian Federation. Not so for the Mexicans, who have lost in the round of 16 seven straight times . Brazil will be favorites to advance, but Mexico have already shocked the world once this tournament and should not be counted out.
  • Gareth Southgate: 'England have a brilliant opportunity to reach quarter-finals'

    Gareth Southgate: 'England have a brilliant opportunity to reach quarter-finals'

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    In the 10 tournaments since Argentina 1978, the Golden Boot victor has finished on six goals a total of seven times. You focus on finding a way to win. Asked if the squad had a plan of who would take penalties in a shoot-out, Lingard said: "Not at this current moment". "But when we are in possession, it allows me to get further forward to get beyond the striker a bit more and get into goalscoring positions", he said .
  • LeBron James returns to L.A. to plot his next move

    LeBron James returns to L.A. to plot his next move

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    The three-time champion is now the most coveted prize in an National Basketball Association free-agent class that includes All-Stars Paul George and Chris Paul . Although James can still re-sign with the Cavs, they face competition from the Los Angeles Lakers and Philadelphia 76ers , who both have enough cap space to sign him.
  • Kawhi Leonard Reaches Out to LeBron James About Playing Together

    Kawhi Leonard Reaches Out to LeBron James About Playing Together

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    The fact that he didn't pick up his option could be good news for anxious Cavs fans, who fear James may leave them for the second time in his career. He can become a free agent in 2019, which has forced the Spurs to seriously contemplate moving on from their disgruntled star.
  • Gareth Southgate rests Harry Kane for England v Belgium

    Gareth Southgate rests Harry Kane for England v Belgium

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    England will have a reminder of their painful loss to Iceland when they face Belgium after Slovenia referee Damir Skomina was appointed for Thursday's World Cup clash. As expected both managers used their squads to the full - Martinez switching nine players and Southgate bringing in eight from his reserves, a decision he had described as a "no brainer" in the circumstances.
  • Luis Suarez back to his tenacious best as Uruguay beat Portugal

    Luis Suarez back to his tenacious best as Uruguay beat Portugal

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    Cavani scored a lovely second just past the hour mark, taking up a good position in the left channel before bending an exquisite first time strike into the right side of the net. Although a draw against Iran in Portugal's own final group game very almost turned into an early exit from the World Cup , Ronaldo is nevertheless primed to play a pivotal role; for however long Fernando Santos' side remain in Russian Federation.
  • Messi’s disappointments with Argentina

    Messi’s disappointments with Argentina

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    Messi scored four goals and converted his spot-kick in a semi-final shootout against the Netherlands to lead Argentina to a first World Cup final in 24 years. Argentina coach Jorge Sampaoli sprung a surprise when he dropped striker Gonzalo Higuain and replaced him with midfielder Cristian Pavon for the blockbuster World Cup round of 16 clash against France on Saturday.
  • South Korea Beats Germany 2-0, Sending World Cup Champs Packing

    South Korea Beats Germany 2-0, Sending World Cup Champs Packing

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    LA Galaxy employee Adam Serrano shared a number of clips of Mexico fans reacting to the result of the South Korea-Germany match to Twitter on June 27. The entire German nation - all of us - have lost. They were still in position to advance despite trailing Sweden, but they were waiting some with tears in their eyes for Germany to do the inevitable and ruin their chances of moving on.
  • Neymar? The leader of this Brazil team is Coutinho

    Neymar? The leader of this Brazil team is Coutinho

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    Brazil's team doctor has offered a weird excuse for why defender Marcelo was substituted during the country's final group match against Serbia on Thursday. "We have had three matches and things are on the up". At the back, Brazil have one of Europe's most sought after goalkeepers in Alisson but he wasn't altogether convincing.
  • World Cup wide open after dramatic group stage

    World Cup wide open after dramatic group stage

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    While many eyes focus on the world stars of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo , there are many players that may not even get a mention for their strong performances in Russian Federation. Former South Korea forward Ahn Jung-hwan, who scored the goal that knocked Italy out of the last 16 in 2002, said the result showed the unpredictability of the game.
  • How Uruguay can get the best of Portugal

    How Uruguay can get the best of Portugal

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    There will be a lot of world-class players locking horns against each other in the round of 16 match but the spotlight will be on two undoubted global footballing icons - Cristiano Ronaldo and Luis Suarez . "We will mark him with the same respect we mark everyone, despite him being a superstar", said Sebastian Coates of Ronaldo. If they can come through Saturday's tie, they may even start to believe that they can go all the way and win a third World Cup , a first since 1950.
  • Still a glimmer of hope for South Korea at World Cup

    Still a glimmer of hope for South Korea at World Cup

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    Kim Young-gwon scored the first goal in the third minute of injury time. South Korea was also eliminated despite the victory. "We believed until the end today, even when it was 0-1, I think we kept trying to turn it all around". The Germany keeper bobbled the ball and needed to swipe the rebound away from the attackers after a spectacular dive. "It wasn't only Ozil, a number of other players didn't perform as they normally would".
  • Russian Federation - 3 key moments

    Russian Federation - 3 key moments

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    Russian Federation followed their Saudi thrashing by limiting Egypt's star striker Mohamed Salah - nursing a shoulder injury but always risky - to one goal in an impressive 3-1 win last Tuesday in Saint Petersburg. Tomorrow's match will decide on the victor of their Group A, which also enrolls the teams from Saudi Arabia and Egypt . Uruguay , on the other hand, have been less entertaining and less convincing.
  • Paul George Informs Thunder He Will Become Free Agent

    Paul George Informs Thunder He Will Become Free Agent

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    For instance, like if George and LeBron James joined forces in Los Angeles or possibly another destination - catching the world by surprise. George remains seriously interested in re-signing with the Thunder while the Los Angeles Lakers will also receive serious consideration.