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2017 FIFA CONFEDERATIONS CUP: Portugal cruise into semi-finals


Portugal saw off New Zealand 4-0 to win Group A and progress to the FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017 semi-finals, in front of 56,290 fans in Saint Petersburg. Cristiano Ronaldo, with rumours abound of him being rested ahead of the game, started and was Portugal’s protagonist once more. He hit the crossbar with a header before converting a first-half penalty after ...

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FIFA CONFEDERATIONS CUP: Dominant Russia win Confed curtain-raiser

SAINT PETERSBURG, RUSSIA - JUNE 17: Fedor Smolov of Russia celebrates scoring his side's second goal during the FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017 Group A match between Russia and New Zealand at Saint Petersburg Stadium on June 17, 2017 in Saint Petersburg, Russia. (Photo by Alex Livesey - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)

Russia have made a winning start to their first FIFA Confederations Cup campaign, beating New Zealand 2-0 at the Saint Petersburg Stadium in front of a crowd of 50,251. The tournament hosts were good value for their victory, although their first goal owed a little to good fortune, with the luckless Michael Boxall bundling over the line in his attempts to ...

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Cricket World Cup 2015: Australia crush New Zealand in final

Autralian celebrating their 5th Cricket World Cup win. (Image credit: Getty Images)

Australia overwhelmed New Zealand to win the World Cup for a fifth time at an ecstatic Melbourne Cricket Ground. New Zealand lost influential captain Brendon McCullum to the fifth ball of the match and were bowled out for 183. Grant Elliott resisted with 83, while Mitchell Starc, Mitchell Johnson and James Faulkner shared eight wickets. Australia rarely looked troubled, sealing ...

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