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Colombia’s Carlos Sanchez sent off in defeat to Japan

Japan got their World Cup campaign off to the perfect start with a 2-1 win over Colombia, who suffered the tournament's first red card after only three minutes.

Five things we learned from La Liga

It’s as you were at the top of La Liga after a weekend in which all of the top four won, albeit in contrasting style.

Paulinho rescues Barca at Getafe

Paulinho scored his first Barcelona goal six minutes from time as the Catalan giants came from a goal down to win 2-1 at Getafe on Saturday and open up a seven-point lead over Real Madrid.

Dembele injured in first Barca league start

Ousmane Dembele’s full La Liga debut with Barcelona following a 105 million-euro ($125 million) move from Borussia Dortmund lasted just 29 minutes as the Frenchman pulled up with a hamstring injury.

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Ruben Loftus-Cheek made a good impression during his 10 minutes off the bench against Tunisia. Photograph- Eddie Keogh for FA:Rex:Shutterstock

Ruben Loftus-Cheek threatens to quit Chelsea if not guaranteed first-team role

The 22-year-old has made 31 appearances for the Blues since making his debut in December 2014, 19 coming as a substitute, and the lack of opportunities led to him spending last season on loan at Crystal Palace.
Hugo Ayala celebrates with fans after Mexico's win over Germany.

FIFA fines Mexico over homophobic chants at World Cup

Mexico have been fined 10,000 Swiss francs (£7,600) after their supporters were found guilty of making "discriminatory and insulting chants" during the first half of their 1-0 win over Germany on Sunday.
Spain's new boss Fernando Hierro

Spain boss Fernando Hierro says ‘I’m the new coach, get used to that!’

Celebrating a first win just one week into the job, Spain's new boss Fernando Hierro said he was happy with the narrow 1-0 defeat of Iran, while adding that people had better get used to him being in charge.
The MD:CEO Guaranty Trust Bank Plc, Mr. Segun Agbaje with Winner of the contest, Kukogho Iruesiri Samson

‘Decade Old Story’ wins GTBank’s dusty manuscript contest

A manuscript written almost ten years ago has been selected as the winner of the Dusty Manuscript Contest; a Prize organized for budding Nigerian writers.

World Cup: Nigerian enters Finland illegally from Russia

A yet to be identified Nigerian was among five persons who entered Finland illegally with the help of World Cup identity papers.