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Mexico’s goal caused man-made earthquake

Sports Desk: Mexico’s stunning upset win over Germany in the World Cup on Sunday may have shocked more than soccer fans.
 

Mexico stun champions Germany 1-0

Sports Desk: Defending champions Germany made a disastrous start to their bid to win back-to-back World Cups with a shock defeat by Mexico.
 

Swiss hold favourites Brazil after Coutinho stunner

Sports Desk: Pre-tournament favourites Brazil failed to win their opening game of a World Cup for the first time since 1978 as Switzerland earned a valuable draw in Rostov-on-Don.
 

Kolarov's free-kick gives Serbia victory over Costa Rica

Sports Desk: Aleksandar Kolarov curled in a spectacular free-kick to give Serbia a deserved victory in their opening World Cup Group E match against Costa Rica.

Iceland goalkeeper reveals how he got into Messi’s head

Sports Desk: Iceland’s Hannes Halldorsson admitted that he attempted to get into Lionel Messi’s head before successfully saving the Argentina forward’s penalty.

SL deny wrongdoing amid ball-tampering controversy

Sports Desk: Sri Lanka’s cricketers were continuing their second test against West Indies ‘under protest’ after they were accused by match officials of altering the condition of the ball.

Denmark spoils Peru’s World Cup return

Sports Desk: Denmark spoiled Peru’s first World Cup game since 1982 with a 1-0 victory in Saransk on Saturday.

Modric penalty secures 2-0 win for Croatia against Nigeria

Sports Desk: Croatia made a winning World Cup start against Nigeria, as Oghenekaro Etebo's own goal and a Luka Modric penalty decided a poor Group D match in Kaliningrad.

Argentina rue Messi missed penalty as they held by Iceland

Sports Desk: Argentina were left to rue a missed Lionel Messi penalty as they were held to a 1-1 draw by Iceland on Saturday.

Warner signs for maiden CPL stint

Sports Desk: David Warner will make his first appearance in the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) later this year, after being signed by the St Lucia Stars.

France beat Australia as VAR makes first WC appearance

Sports Desk: Technology twice helped France at the World Cup on Saturday in its 2-1 victory over Australia in Group C.

Own-goal earns Iran 1-0 win over Morocco

Sports Desk: Iran won their first match at a World Cup finals since 1998 as Morocco substitute Aziz Bouhaddouz scored an own goal in injury time.

Ronaldo hattrick earns Portugal thrilling draw against Spain

Sports Desk: One of the most eagerly anticipated games of the opening days of the 2018 World Cup did not disappoint as Cristiano Ronaldo scored a hattrick, made history and earned Portugal a draw in an enthralling contest against a Spain side eager to put a tumultuous week behind them.

Uruguay beat Egypt 1-0 with late Gimenez header

Sports Desk: Uruguay snatched a late winner as they began their World Cup campaign with a dramatic victory over Egypt, who left Mohamed Salah on the bench.

Russia roars with 5-0 Saudi demolition

Sports Desk: Russia launched the World Cup in emphatic style on Thursday when they outclassed a feeble Saudi Arabia 5-0 in the tournament's opening match to end a nine-month winless run and give the host nation's team and fans the lift they desperately needed.