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England served notice of their World Cup-winning credentials by crushing India in the third one-day international to take the series 2-1

England served notice of their World Cup-winning credentials by crushing India in the third one-day international to take the series 2-1. The home side eased to their target of 257 with 33 balls and eight wickets to spare - Joe Root hitting the winning runs to complete a second successive century and Eoin Morgan ending on 88 not out. That India were restricted to a modest 256-8 was down to England's excellence with the ball and in the field. Shikhar Dhawan made 44 before being run out by Ben Stokes, while Virat Kohli looked ominous for 71 until he was bowled by a lovely Adil Rashid delivery. With England's limited-overs summer now at an end, the first of five Tests against India begins on Wednesday, 1 August.

The much awaited FIFA semi-finals will be worked out today and day after

The much awaited semi-finals will be worked out today and day after.
The match between France and Belgium will be played at St Petersburg grounds.
Meanwhile Croatia and England will be played tomorrow in Moscow.

In news from the Football World Cup

England achieved their most emphatic World Cup result as Harry Kane's hat-trick helped them thrash Panama 6-1 and reach the last 16. There were five first-half goals, with John Stones heading in the opener. Kane made it 2-0 from the spot before Jesse Lingard, who was fouled in the box, made it 3-0 with a great strike.


Russia on brink of last 16 with win over Egypt

Russia moved to the brink of qualifying for the last 16 of the World Cup after the host nation beat Mohamed Salah's Egypt in St Petersburg. Russia, who beat Saudi Arabia 5-0 in their opening game, took the lead thanks to a bizarre 47th-minute own goal from Ahmed Fathi, who diverted Roman Zobnin's shot into his own net. Denis Cheryshev doubled Russia's advantage after he finished from Mario Fernandes' pull-back, before Artem Dzyuba sealed the victory with a fine individual goal.

North and South Korea agree to form combined teams at the Asian Games this August.

North and South Korea have agreed to form some combined teams at the Asian Games in Indonesia this August.
The two countries also agreed they would march together at the event, as a sign of unity.
The decisions were taken after talks between them at their shared border.

South Korea hosted the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, where their athletes entered under the same flag as their neighbours from North Korea, during the opening ceremony.

In news from the Football World Cup

In news from the Football World Cup - Serbia beat Costa Rica one-nil in a group E encounter in Samara, Russia. The solitary goal in the match came through a free kick by AleksandarKolarov in the 56th minute.

The stay order preventing the election of office bearers to Sri Lanka Cricket, removed

The stay order imposed by the Court of Appeals temporary suspending the Election of Office Bearers to Sri Lanka Cricket, has been removed. The Court had issued the order, upon taking up for examination, the petition filed by a former cricketer and Nishantha Ranathunge who is contesting for the presidency, seeking the prevention of the present President: Thilanga Sumathipala running for office. As the petitioner and respondent's party agreed to call for a new election, the court ordered the stay order to be removed. The Court of Appeals notified the Attorney General to present the agenda for a new election, when the petition is taken up for hearing on the fourth of next month.


The 2nd test between Sri Lanka and West Indies will start today

The 2nd test between Sri Lanka and West Indies will start today at Gros Islet. The match will commence at 7.30 PM Sri Lankan time. Sri Lanka lost the first test by 226 runs and expected to put up a better performance this time. Meanwhile former captain Anjelo Mathews has returned to the island to see the new born baby. This could be another setback to the Sri Lanka's batting outfit. However Danushka and Dasun Shanaka will be travelling to west indies as replacements for Anjelo and injured Lahiru gamage.

The 2018 Fifa World Cup kicks off today

The 2018 Fifa World Cup gets under way today when hosts Russia face Saudi Arabia following an opening ceremony at Moscow's Luzhniki Stadium. Football's showpiece event features 32 teams, including holders Germany, competing in 64 games over 32 days. The 21st edition will be played out in 12 stadiums, across 11 cities, spread over 1,800 miles. England, winners in 1966, is the only team from the home nations to qualify and start against Tunisia on 18 June.The first match between Russia and Saudi Arabia will commence at 8.30PM Russian time today.

The 21st World Cup Football tournament begins in Russia on Thursday

The 21st World Cup Football tournament organized by the World Football Federation will begin on Thursday in Russia.  The tournament starts with a match between host Russia and Saudi Arabia. The tournament includes with 64 matches. The final match will be played on the 5th of July. The tournament  is organized in every four years and last time it was held in Brazil.

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