Floyd Mayweather Announces Rematch with Manny Pacquiao

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Floyd Mayweather on Sunday posted a video of him and Manny Pacquiao who is, according to reports, “discussing” for a rematch that might take place this year

Mayweather-Pacquiao Rematch to happen this year?

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Three years have passed after the last a Mayweather-Pacquiao fight happened. Now, it seems like the two champions are ready to get back in the ring once again.

Meanwhile, Mayweather on Sunday posted a video of him where according to reports, saying “he doesn’t want to hear anything about a hurt shoulder this time” as a reference to Pacman’s fight 3 years ago.

“I’m coming back to fight Manny Pacquiao this year. Another 9 figure pay day on the way @mayweatherpromotions

In an interview with Rappler, Senator Pacquiao said that details of the rematch are yet to be finalized.

Aayusin pa… Pag-uusapan pa. Gusto n’ya bumalik eh, gusto n’ya agawin daw belt ko,” Senator Pacquiao stated. “Ma-finalize this week yung, fight with Mayweather or with somebody else,” Senator Pacquiao added.

 

Will you be anticipating for the Mayweather-Pacquiao rematch? Let us know in the comments below!

 

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FIFA 2018: France Takes Home Their Second World Cup Trophy

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Moscow, Russia — In one of the most entertaining finals for decades, the 2018 FIFA World Cup ended last night with a six-goal thriller. Yesterday, France finally lifted their second World Cup trophy in history after defeating Croatia, 4-2.

France vs Croatia Match Highlights

The Les Bleus fans celebrated early after the Blazers gifted their team an early lead. It was in the 18th minute when Mario Mandzukic gave France a free point after kicking the ball into his own net. However, Ivan Perisic redeemed their team when he shot a stunning equalizer ten minutes later.

But luck is seemingly not with Croatia for a penalty kick was awarded to France when Perisic made a handball. Antoine Griezmann finished it from the spot and put France back up. Several minutes later, Paul Pogba and Kylian Mbappe shot two consecutive goals rolling their team to a convincing 4-1 lead.

Four minutes after Mbappe’s successful shot, Mandzukic again made another goal. But as Croatia cannot recover anymore, the final whistle was blown and France was crowned as the 2018 FIFA World Cup Champions.

“This is amazing, it’s the pinnacle: France is on top of the world!,” Coach Didier Deschamps expressed. Take a look at some of France’s precious moments:

Results: France 4 – Croatia 2

THE 2018 FIFA World Cup Winners

Meanwhile, England captain Harry Kane won the Golden Boot after finishing as the World Cup’s top scorer. Moreover, Croatia’s Luka Modric was recognized as the Player of the Tournament and won the Golden Ball. Belgium midfielder Eden Hazard and France forward Griezmann got second and third place, respectively.

Furthermore, the Golden Glove was given to Belgium’s Thibaut Courtois for being the leading goalkeeper after creating 27 saves. And lastly, France’s rising star Mbappe got the Young Player Award.

What are your thoughts on this year’s World Cup tournament? Let us know in the comments below!

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Wimbledon 2018: Angelique Kerber Beats Serena Williams

Angelique Kerber wins Wimbledon

LONDON – Yesterday was a historic moment for new Wimbledon champion Angelique Kerber. When Kerber beat Serena Williams and won the Wimbledon title, she became the first German woman to claim the title at the All England Club since Steffi Graf in 1996.

Angelique Kerber, wimbledon champion

The championship match was a battle between two powerful hitters. Kerber led with an aggressive start. She broke Williams’ serve early at 1-0. However, in the fourth game of the set, it was Williams’ turn to break the German’s serve to tie a score of 2-2. From here on, Williams kept on committing errors ending the first set by losing five games in a row. The second set produced the same results, Kerber winning the crucial points and eventually winning the game, set, and match.

Kerber ended Williams’ quest for her 24th Grand Slam title and eighth Wimbledon championship. With Kerber’s defensive style, she was able to win with a score of 6-3, 6-3.

Being a great sportswoman that she is, Williams’ was still grateful for being able to reach this far in the tournament and applauded Angelique for playing very well. After giving birth early this year, reaching this far in the competition was already an incredible feat for Williams – and not a lot of players in the tourney can accomplish that.

A MATCH FULL OF HONOR

After the match, Kerber was then commended by the Duchess of Cambridge and the Duchess of Sussex before celebrating her title to the Wimbledon crowd.

Novak Djokovic beats Rafael Nadal to reach Wimbledon final

Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal played a long Wimbledon semi-final, with score of  6-4 3-6 7-6 (11-9) 3-6 10-8, Djokovic defeated Nadal in five hours and 16 minutes.

Now the Serbian player will face South African Kevin Anderson on Sunday for the Wimbledon championship on men’s finals.

In an interview, Djokovic says, “There were moments of doubt, of frustration, disappointment, where you’re questioning whether you want to keep it going in this way or that way, where is that taking you.”

He added “Everybody goes through that process of thinking. I don’t know anybody that is managing always to stay positive, to always 100% have self-belief, confidence. It’s life. We humans, we go through that.”

Doubles Titles: Bryan & Sock and Siniakova & Krejcikova

Mike Bryan and Jack Sock won over Raveen Klaasen and Michael Venus at the Wimbledon doubles championship.

Americans Bryan and Sock beat New Zealand’s Venus and South Africa’s Klaasen with a score of 6-3 6-7 (7-9) 6-3 5-7 7-5.

Bryan still humbly received his first major title even without his twin brother Bob, who didn’t make it to the tournament due to his injury.

Meanwhile, in the women’s doubles final, Czech Barbora Krejcikova and Katerina Siniakova beat Nicole Melichar and Kveta Peschke.

Krejcikova and Siniakova won the title with their 6-3 4-6 6-0 win, earning the distinction of being the first duo to win both titles of Girl’s Doubles Champions and Ladies’ Doubles Champions.

What do you think of the results of yesterday’s Wimbledon games? Let us know in the comments below!

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FIFA 2018: Belgium Wins 3rd Place

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Saint Petersburg, Russia — With only a few days left before the 2018 FIFA World Cup reaches its end, the last competing teams continued their quest for glory. Last night, Belgium gave England a searing pain after scoring goals that secured the Red Devils a third-place victory.

Belgium vs England Match Highlights

In a battle where the bronze medal is at stake, both teams displayed their hunger to make their respective countries proud. Suffering defeat from their previous game, The Three Lions sought redemption. But Belgium delivered better than their opponents – even executing one of their best plays in the tournament.

Four minutes at the start of the game, the Red Devils took the lead when Thomas Meunier shot an early opener past goalkeeper Jordan Pickford. England failed to gave an equalizer. Belgium continued to dominate with Eden Hazard’s successful goal in the 86th minute.

Here’s Hazard’s winning goal:

Results: Belgium 2- England 0

Meanwhile, England’s Team Captain Harry Kane received mixed reactions from fans. But Kane expressed in an interview that his team still has room for improvement. “We’re not the finished article, we’re still improving and will only get better,” Kane said.

Are you excited for France and Croatia’s play tomorrow? Tell us which team you’re rooting for to win the championship trophy!

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Apple Launches New Macbook Pro 2018

Apple updates MacBook Pro

The new MacBook Pro is here with better features and bigger storage space. Here’s everything you need to know about the new Apple product.

MacBook Pro 2018
MacBook Pro 2018
Bigger CAPABILITIES: APPLE’S MACBOOK Pro 2018

MacBook Pro 2018 comes in a 13 inch (3 lbs) and 15 inch (4 lbs) screen. It also features new eighth-generation Intel 6‑core and quad-core processors. It has up to 32GB of memory for running multiple pro apps, a stunning retina display with True Tone technology, and a touch bar for a more work-friendly environment.

Performance

Apple did tremendous upgrades on the new MacBook Pro, with high‑performance processors and memory, blazing‑fast storage, advanced graphics, and more.

With up to 32 GB memory and 4.8GHz turbo boost, the new MacBook can also upgrade up to 3.2 GB/s SSD read speeds. MacBook Pro 2018’s battery can lasts up to 10 hrs.

Processor

With MacBook’s eighth-generation Intel Core processors, the possibilities are now endless. The 15- inch model features a 6‑core Intel Core i9 processor as well as up to 4.8 GHz turbo boost that reportedly works 70 percent faster than the previous generations.

Besides that, 13‑inch MacBook Pro with touch bar holds up to 2.7 GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 processor and up to 4.5 GHz turbo boost that makes it twice faster than the previous model.

Memory

Apple wants us to have the best features, therefore the 15 inch MacBook is now equipped with 32GB of high‑performance 2400MHz DDR4 memory for a faster performance when working.

Apple T2 Chip

One of the new features of MacBook is the upgraded second‑generation custom Mac silicon T2 chip. This allows users to be more secure when using the Laptop.

According to Apple’s website, “Featured on the 13- and 15‑inch models with Touch Bar, the Apple T2 chip includes a Secure Enclave coprocessor that provides the foundation for secure boot and encrypted storage capabilities.”

In addition “It also consolidates many discrete controllers, including the system management controller, audio controller, and SSD controller, into one. And the Apple T2 chip brings a familiar voice to MacBook Pro — Hey Siri is always ready to open apps, find documents, play music, or answer your questions.”

Touch Bar

According to Apple‘s website “The Touch Bar replaces the function keys that have long occupied the top of your keyboard with something much more versatile and capable.”

MacBook Pro 2018
MacBook Pro 2018

Likewise “It changes automatically based on what you’re doing to show you relevant tools that are intuitive to use — system controls like volume and brightness, interactive ways to adjust or browse through content, and intelligent typing features like emoji and predictive text, just to name a few.”

The new MacBook Pro is available at “Space Gray” and “Silver” colors.

Price starts at $1,800 for the 13-inch version while the 15-inch model starts at $2,400.

What do you think about the new MacBook Pro 2018? Let us know in the comments below!

FIFA 2018: France Faces Croatia in the World Cup Finals

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Luzhniki Stadium, Russia — The game between France and Belgium last Tuesday was already full of thrill and drama. But apparently, it’s nothing compared to what football fans just witnessed last night. In a surprising finale, Croatia ended England’s World Cup dream with a 2-1 scoreline.

CROATIA VS ENGLAND MATCH HIGHLIGHTS

Interestingly enough, England won the poll that FIFA World Cup official Twitter account created, getting 54% of the votes. Somehow positive that their team will win, England fans went into the game wearing wild smiles. In addition, ‘football’s coming home’ resounded both in the internet and in the stadium.

The Three Lions started strong early in the game. In the 5th minute, England took the lead when Kieran Trippier’s shot went past goalkeeper Danijel Subašić on the free kick.

In the second half, the Blazers made a comeback when Ivan Perišić shot an equalizer in the 68th minute. Everyone thought that the match will end in a penalty shootout. However, Mario Mandžukić made a surprising goal in the extra time, snatching victory from England.

Here’s a video of Mandžukić’s shot:

On Sunday, Croatia will face France in the finals in Moscow. Meanwhile, England takes on Belgium in the third-place match.

After watching France and Croatia’s performance, who do you think will win in the World Cup finals? Let us know in the comments below!

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FIFA 2018: Samuel Umtiti Takes France to World Cup Finals

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Saint Petersburg, Russia — The remaining days of the 2018 FIFA World Cup gets more dramatic than ever as the last four teams now fight for a spot in the finals. After the game last night, France secured a ticket to Moscow with a 1-0 win over Belgium.

FRANCE VS BELGIUM MATCH HIGHLIGHTS

The first half of the game was full of unsuccessful attacks from the competing teams. The Les Bleus and the Red Devils both put up a brilliant defense. Belgium tried to break France’s wall but failed. After a seemingly dull game in the second half, Samuel Umtiti stroked a stunning header that sent the Les Bleus fans into a frenzy. Here’s the video of the winning goal:

After defeating Argentina, Uruguay, and Belgium in the knockout stage, France finally reaches the finals. On Sunday, the Les Bleus will either take England or Croatia. Meanwhile, the loser faces Belgium in the third-place match on Saturday.

What team do you think will get the World Cup trophy? Let us know in the comments below.

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FIFA 2018: England, Croatia Advance to Semi-finals

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RUSSIA — The 2018 FIFA World Cup quarterfinal ended last night with dramatic and intense games. Kicking Sweden and Russia out of the tournament, England and Croatia complete the last four teams that will fight for a place in the final round. Here are the highlights of last night’s matches:

Maguire, alli take England to semi-finals

England will advance to the semi-finals after a convincing 2-0 victory against Sweden last night in Samara, Russia. The Three Lions just needed two stunning goals and three massive saves to bring football home; which they stunningly did.

Three Lions’ Harry Maguire made an early goal in the 30th minute putting his team on the lead. Almost thirty minutes later, the ball fell to Jesse Lingard which he sent to the back post. Dele Alli took the ball, kicked it straight into the goal and danced!

As Sweden failed to score equalizers and the final whistle was blown, England gets a ticket to semi-finals, its first since 1990. The game caused the fans to shout and jump wildly in the arena. Football’s coming home!

Results: England 2 – Sweden 0

Croatia sTUNS woRLD CUP HOST RUSSIA, 4-3

Ending in an intense penalty shootout, Russia will have to just watch the other teams play from now on after Croatia put them in a shocking defeat. It was a tremendous heartbreak for the World Cup host but a huge celebration for Croatia.

Russia initially thought that luck was siding with them as Dennis Cheryshev stroked an early goal in the 31st minute. But Croatia did not waste any time and scored an equalizer in the 39th minute.

Taking the chance to score again, Croatia’s Domagoj Vida produced another point in the 100th minute. However, Russia notched a late equalizer, ending the game in a draw. As usual, the teams will have to undergo a PSO which ended in a victorious 4-3 for Croatia.

Results: Croatia 2 (4) – Russia 2 (3)

After watching the quarterfinal games of the football teams, who do you think will make it to the finals? Let us know in the comments below!

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FIFA 2018: European Teams Twist Knife in South America’s Wound

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RUSSIA — Full of thrill and drama, the 2018 FIFA World Cup quarterfinals began last night with major upsets for the South American teams. France and Belgium will advance to semi-finals after ending Uruguay and Brazil’s tournament dreams, completing South America’s misfortune.

Uruguay cries after losing to France

France celebrated victory after they won their quarter-final match against Uruguay last night, 2-0. In the 40th minute, Raphael Varane gave a stunning header that put France in the lead. It was then followed by Antoine Griezmann’s soft goal in the 61st minute.

Uruguay seemed aggressive in the game but they failed to score equalizers. With five minutes left, Uruguay’s star player Jose Gimenez broke down crying knowing that they couldn’t make a comeback to redeem the team.

Results: France 2 – Uruguay 0

Seleçãos bow down to The RED Devils

The world’s most prestigious team, Brazil, will have to pack up their bags and go home after Belgium finishes their World Cup run, 2-1. The Seleçãos started strong but the Red Devils similarly played with solid defense and attacks.

Belgium scored early in the 13th minute when the ball hit Fernandinho’s arm and went straight inside the net. Few minutes later, Kevin De Bruyne shot a goal giving Belgium a commanding 2-0 lead. Brazil had a glimpse of hope after Renato Augusto notched a point in the 76th minute. But after the final whistle was blown, it was a confirmed elimination for Brazil.

Results: Belgium 2 – Brazil 1

The next quarterfinal games will be between Sweden and England, and Russia and Croatia. What teams do you think will qualify to the semi-finals? Let us know in the comments below.

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Tye Sheridan Joins AsiaPOP Comicon Manila ’18

AsiaPOP Comicon 2018: Tye Sheridan

MANILA, Philippines – ‘Ready Player One’ star Tye Sheridan treats comic and pop-culture fans by coming to the AsiaPOP Comicon Manila 2018 this July. Sheridan played the lead role in Steven Spielberg’s latest film Ready Player One as Wade Watts. Moreover, he also starred in the 2016 superhero film X-Men: Apocalypse as Cyclops.

Get READY to welcome our second celebrity headliner, the best Gunter himself: TYE SHERIDAN! Tye Sheridan, who is best…

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2018 AsiaPOP Comicon PH Line-Up

Known for guesting big international stars, APCC again prepared an awesome line-up for the fans. Alongside Sheridan, Marvel Iron Fist and Game of Thrones’ actor Finn Jones will appear in this year’s gathering. Initially, Jones’ fellow star Jessica Henwick will also come but she later announced that she cannot attend “due to unforeseen circumstances”.

Aside from Sheridan and Jones, famous personalities from different fields of media will also grace the convention. Part of APCC’s line-up are well-known cosplayers such as Vera Chimera and Yugana Senshi Uon. Furthermore, it also included Imaginary Friends Studios founder Stanley Lau a.k.a. Artgerm, and Switcheroo founders Amanda Visell and Michelle Valigura.

Meanwhile, the comic and pop-culture gathering is set to happen at the SMX Convention Center Pasay and will run from July 27 to 29. For ticket details, you may visit the SM Tickets online website.

How do you find the 2018 APCC guest line-up? Let us know in the comments below.

FIFA 2018: Sweden, England Complete Quarterfinal Line-Up

RUSSIA — Last night’s matches sealed off the 2018 FIFA World Cup Round of 16 with thrill and drama. Sweden and England enter last eight after defeating Switzerland and Colombia, respectively. The other teams that will compete in the quarterfinals are Uruguay, France, Brazil, Belgium, Russia, and Croatia.

Forsberg OUSTS SWITZERLAND FROM WORLD CUP

Sweden’s Emil Forsberg ended Switzerland’s World Cup journey last night as he scored one goal that secured their victory. Similar to their past games, the Swedes are low in attacks but are strong in defense. The Swiss created more shots but they just can’t break Sweden’s wall.

Results: Sweden 1 – Switzerland 0

ENGLAND WINS A THRILLER OVER COLOMBIA

Although their game with Los Cafeteros went into a draw, the Three Lions will enter last eight after winning an intense penalty shootout, 4-3. Despite not having star-player James Rodriguez in the game, Colombia gave a tough fight.

Everyone thought Harry Kane’s goal in the 57th minute was England’s victory. But Colombia’s rising star Yerry Mina shot a dramatic equalizer in injury-time. Consequently, the match has to end in a PSO where the Three Lions won.

Results: England 1 – Colombia 1 (PSO 4-3)

Meanwhile, some celebrities went wild in the internet over Three Lions’ insane game, claiming that football is coming home to England.

What teams do you think will advance to the semi-finals? Let us know in the comments below.

FIFA 2018: Brazil Defeats Mexico, Belgium Rallies Past Japan

RUSSIA — Away now from the dramatic penalty shootouts last Sunday, the FIFA World Cup 2018 Round of 16 matches last night treated the fans with a thrilling and shocking show. Brazil and Belgium kicked Mexico and Japan out of the tournament after giving convincing victories.
Brazil Kills Mexico’s World Cup Hopes
Mexico looked pretty ready, physically and mentally, even hiring a psychologist to prepare the team for victory. But Brazil took away Mexico’s chances to enter the quarterfinals after the Seleção notched two goals that secured their win.
Mexico dominated the game in the first half, possessing the ball, breaking Brazil’s defense and taking chances to make a goal. But Brazil’s hero Neymar turned the game around and shot a goal in the 51st minute where Mexico failed to give an equalizer. In the 88th minute, they had another goal from Roberto Firmino assisted by Neymar. Mexico tried to redeem their team but it was too late, the Seleçãos already won.
Results: Brazil 2 – Mexico 0

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Belgium’s REVENGEFUL COMEBACK
Meanwhile, Japan will bring home disappointments after losing a game they almost won. Belgium had a merciless victory after they crushed Japan’s 2-0 lead and scored three goals that led them to triumph.
Few minutes in the second half, the Red Devils fans were just about to cry looking at the initial results. But Belgium Coach Martinez had a game-changing decision when he let Marouane Fellaini and Nacer Chadli play.
Several minutes later, Jan Vertonghen shot a goal followed by Fellaini in the 74th minute. Substitute Chadli completed Belgium’s comeback in the final minute of stoppage time, taking the Red Devils to quarterfinals.
Results: Belgium 3 – Japan 2
After the matches last night, who do you think will win in Brazil and Belgium’s quarterfinal match? Let us know in the comments below.

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FIFA 2018: Russia, Croatia Enter Quarterfinals After PSO Win

RUSSIA — Different from the first two matches of the Round of 16 which gave convincing results, last night’s games were nothing short of bizarre and dramatic. With similar fates, Russia and Croatia will advance to the quarterfinals after winning in the penalty shootout or PSO following their matches that both ended in draws.

For those who are not familiar, a PSO is a method of determining a winner in a match that cannot end in a draw. Each team will have five attempts to shoot a goal from the penalty mark with the goalpost defended only by the goalkeeper.

Russia Defeats Spain over penalties

After Argentina and Portugal were sent home last Saturday, one of crowd’s top picks to win the World Cup will head home too. Yesterday, Spain lost their grip on the champions trophy as Russia snatched victory with a 4-3 PSO win. Apparently, the golden days of arguably the world’s best teams has concluded.

Spain scored early in the 12th minute but Russia’s Artem Dzyuba gave an equalizer in the 41st. Then, the game went on with lots of ball passing, 1,363 to be exact. Despite ending their game in a draw, host nation Russia celebrated triumphantly over Spain after a thrilling PSO.

Results: Russia 1 – Spain 1 (PSO 4-3)

ivan rakitic takes Croatia to quarterfinals

Meanwhile, Croatia will face Russia in the quarterfinals after they ousted Denmark from the World Cup with a PSO win too.

Denmark’s Mathias Jorgensen shot a very early goal at the first minute, giving his team an advantage. But in the 4th minute, Mario Mandzukic scored an equalizer for Croatia. Same with Russia and Spain’s game, the match went on with many attempts to score but both teams failed. The game was concluded with a PSO where Croatia’s Ivan Rakitic secured his team’s victory, 3-2.

Results: Croatia 1 – Denmark 1 (PSO 3-2)

Who do you think will win in Russia and Croatia’s match in the quarterfinals? Let us know in the comments below.

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FIFA 2018: France, Uruguay Sends Messi, Ronaldo Home

RUSSIA — The 2018 FIFA World Cup knockout stage began last night with the Round of 16. France and Portugal celebrated victory after their unpredictable and thrilling match against Argentina and Portugal. Consequently, football’s biggest star players, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, bid goodbye to their World Cup dreams.

France ENDs ARGENTINa’s WORLD CUP RUN

France defeated Argentina yesterday with a 4-3 win, sending five-time world player Lionel Messi home with disappointments. The Argentines started strong in the first half. They even showed that this time, they are not relying on Messi to win the game. But they failed to match France’s skill and firepower.

Despite the fact that Les Bleus faces a very experienced team, they did not show any hesitation nor fear. Early in the first half, Antoine Griezmann scored a goal over a penalty. However, the Albicelestes gave two consecutive goals in the second half. But France’ Benjamin Pavard gave an equalizer in the 57th minute.

Pavard’s equalizer was immediately followed by two more goals from 19-year-old Kylian Mbappe. Argentina’s Sergio Aguero shot a late goal hoping they can still win but it was already a defeat for his team.

Results: France 4 – Argentina 3

Cavani sends Uruguay TO LAST EIGHT

Meanwhile, Uruguay beat Portugal with two brilliant goals from Edinson Cavani, sustaining their unconquered victories in this year’s tournament. Accordingly, Portugal’s biggest player Cristiano Ronaldo marches out of the World Cup for good. In this game, the La Celestes showed good timing, teamwork and organization can bring them victory.

Assisted by Luis Suarez, Cavani scored early in the first half. It was met by Pepe’s equalizer in the 55th minute. However, Cavani shot his second goal in the 62nd. With 20 minutes remaining, Cavani had to get out of the game due to a pain in his calf. But his teammates secured Uruguay’s win with their stunning defense and counterattacks.

Results: Uruguay 2 – Portugal

What do you think will happen in France and Uruguay’s quarter-final match? Let us know in the comments below.

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FIFA 2018: Belgium Beats England in a Lackluster Game

RUSSIA — Just when the fans expected a lot from England, their game with Belgium turned out to be a disappointment. That and other upsetting group finales concluded the 2018 FIFA World Cup group stage. Here’s a quick recap of yesterday’s games:

ENGLAND LOSES TO BELGIUM IN DISGRACE

Belgium defeated England 1-0 in a game where they both initially showed no desire in winning. After a lackluster show in the first half, the Red Devils decided to give a good game in the second. And in the 51st minute, Adnan Januzaj shot a wonderful goal and gave Belgium victory.

Meanwhile, the England fans expected a lot from their team after they thrashed Panama last time with a 6-1 win. But in this game where they fight for the first place in Group G, Coach Gareth Southgate strangely benched the star players.

We don’t really know what these players have in mind or what the teams are planning but they surely disappointed a lot of fans.

Results: Belgium 1 – England 0

JAPAN ADVANCES TO LAST 16 DESPITE LOSS

Meanwhile, Japan will enter the last 16 even if Poland beat them with a shameful scoreline, 0-1. Japan’s Coach Akira Nishino made some unusual decisions in the game, especially when he did not let several of Japan’s scorers play. But with the  Fair Play that favored the Samurai Blue, they will luckily enter the knockout stage.

Results: Poland 1 – Japan 0

YERRY MINA TAKEs Colombia TO FINALS

Thousands of Colombia fans celebrated as their team snatched victory that will take them to the round of 16. Both teams played intense, knowing that this game will determine their fate. But Colombia somehow faltered when James Rodriguez was kicked out of the game after an injury early in the first half. However, Yerry Mina saved them with his successful kick in the 74th minute.

Results: Colombia 1 – Senegal 0

Tunisia GOES HOME WITH VICTORY

The Eagles of Carthage only played for pride last night but they gave their fans a good game to end their World Cup journey. Panama scored early in the first half but gave an equalizer in the 51st minute. Although the Panamanians are definitely thirsty for a first win, Tunisia didn’t gave them a chance as they scored again securing their victory.

Results: Tunisia 2 – Panama 1

After watching them play in the group stage, what teams do you think will dominate in the last 16? Let us know in the comment below.

Strawberry Moon, Saturn to Light Up Night Skies

PHILIPPINES — After the breathtaking Super Blue Blood Moon last January, the cosmos will treat us again with another lunar spectacle: Strawberry Moon. Interestingly enough, the moon will not be alone in amazing us.

On a rare occasion, Saturn will be at its nearest point to Earth during the moon’s full phase. In this case, Saturn’s proximity will give people the opportunity to closely observe its beautiful rings.

STRAWBERRY MOON, RINGED-PLANET

At exactly 12:53 a.m. tomorrow in the Philippines, June’s full moon or traditionally known as Strawberry Moon is set to illuminate the night sky. To clarify, the moon will not appear red but will actually produce an amber glow. Native Americans were the ones who gave the name for the reason that June is the start of strawberry season.

Meanwhile, the solar system’s second-largest planet Saturn will be opposite to the Sun. This means that Saturn will be at its brightest appearance for the observers on Earth to see. Consequently, its rings will look more visible as it tilts perfectly for us. Saturn will be in good view throughout July, August, and September this year.

As Saturn's northern hemisphere summer approaches, the shadows of the rings creep ever southward across the planet. Here, the ring shadows appear to obscure almost the entire southern hemisphere, while the planet's north pole and its six-sided jet stream, known as "the hexagon," are fully illuminated by the sun. When our Cassini spacecraft arrived at Saturn 12 years ago, the shadows of the rings lay far to the north on the planet. As the mission progressed and seasons turned on the slow-orbiting giant, equinox arrived and the shadows of the rings became a thin line at the equator. The image was taken in red light with the Cassini spacecraft wide-angle camera on March 19, 2016. The view was obtained at a distance of approximately 1.7 million miles (2.7 million kilometers) from Saturn. Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute #nasa #space #astronomy #saturn #planet #cassini #science

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How do you find these celestial bodies’ rare views? Let us know in the comments below.

FIFA 2018: Spain and Portugal Clinch Spots at Final 16

RUSSIA — FIFA World Cup gave us again a set of thrilling and insane shows as the Group B teams yesterday battled for a spot in the knockout round. After last night’s matches, both Spain and Portugal will advance to the final 16.

Spain AdVANCES TO KNOCKOUT STAGE DESPITE DRAW

Spain denied Morocco a win after they scored a late goal, ending the match in a draw, 2-2. Morocco was on the lead both on the first and second half but Spain kept on giving equalizers. Consequently, Spain’s total scored goals will take them to face Russia on the Round of 16.

Results: Spain 2 – Morocco 2

QUARESMA’s GOAL TAKES PORTuGAL TO FINALS

Similar with Spain, Portugal nailed a place in the knockout stage although their match against Iran went into a draw, 1-1. Considered now as his team’s hero, Ricardo Quaresma gave Portugal a stunning curler in the first half. But Iran surprised them with a penalty kick, earning a point. Portugal will face Uruguay on Saturday.

Results: Portugal 1 – Iran 1

Saudi Arabia BEATS Egypt WITH LATE GOAL

Fighting for pride, Saudi Arabia defeated Egypt with a late goal, 2-1. Mohamed Salah scored a goal in the 22nd minute, putting Egypt on the lead. But Saudi gave an equalizer when they got two penalty kicks in which they missed one. In addition, Salem Al-Dawsari kicked a goal at the 95th minute that led Saudi to snatch victory.

Results: Saudi Arabia 2 – Egypt 1

 

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FIFA 2018: England Hits Panama With Six Goals

RUSSIA — The World Cup fever continues to take over as recent matches bring crazier moments and  more historic results. Yesterday, England secured themselves a spot at the next round of games by an insane 6-1 win against Panama. Moreover, Japan, Senegal and Colombia now battle for qualification at the knockout stage.

ENGLAND TRamples Panama

Although they played silly unicorn race right after their victorious opener, the Three Lions are straight-out serious in winning this tournament. Just last night, England made the whole stadium crazy as they thrashed Panama with a terrifying 6-1 scoreline.

A combination of Harry Kane’s hat-trick, John Stones’ brace and Jesse Lingard’s goal secured England a spot in the knockout stage. Thousands of Three Lion’s fans will surely book last-minute trips to Russia hoping that their team will bring home the tournament’s trophy.

Results: England 6 – Panama 1

Japan holds Senegal to a draw

Both Japan and Senegal are still hopeful to qualify for the knockout rounds when their game yesterday went to a draw, 2-2. Sadio Mane and Moussa Wage put Senegal on an early lead, but their goals were immediately met by equalizers from Takashi Inui and Keisuke Honda. On Thursday, Japan will face Poland while Senegal will take on Colombia.

Results: Japan 2 – Senegal 2

Colombia BlEW Poland’s World Cup hopes

Dominating the match yesterday, Colombia produced a triple score blowing Poland out of World Cup. In addition, Radamel Falcao, Yerry Mina and Juan Cuadrado’s goals redeemed Colombia from their loss against Japan in their opener match. Consequently, Colombia is now in a battle with Japan and Senegal for the group’s two spots in the next round of matches.

Results: Colombia 3 – Poland 0

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A Look At Life Outside the Football Field

RUSSIA — Have you ever wondered what the life of a professional athlete is like? One would think of someone riding luxurious cars, living in large houses, and being surrounded by beautiful women (or men). But not every athlete enjoys that lifestyle.

We look at how two different professional football teams spend their lives outside the field. For one team, it’s a day at the races. For the other, it’s basically another day at work. Let’s have a peek at what several teams in the 2018 FIFA World Cup do before or after their games.

ENGLAND: MY LITTLE ‘PONY’ AND FRIENDS

On average, professional players run for hundreds of miles at practice sessions. They also have to monitor their diet to stay in shape. Furthermore, they have to travel a lot – moving from training venues to different stadiums on a regular basis.

That’s certainly hard and tiring. And for those exhausting days to pay off, the team has to win their games.

Last Tuesday, England celebrated their unexpected 2-1 victory against Tunisia. To recover from the physical pains of their hard-fought win, some of the Three Lions’ players enjoyed a fun unicorn race at the Repino Hotel.

If you can’t have an inflatable unicorn race after a win, when can you? 🦄

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ICELAND: THE BEST OF BOTH WORLDS

While some football players look at the sport as a full-time job, this team is different. When not playing in the fields, these athletes actually have day jobs.

For instance, team manager Heimir Hallgrimsson still works as a dentist in his hometown. Also, Iceland’s defender Birkir Saevarsson works as a salt-packer at a warehouse in his country’s capital. Saevarsson even worked at the factory days before their opener match.

Goalkeeper Hannes Halldorsson became a fan favorite after putting up an impressive show with his superb saves. He is also a director and has already produced some advertisements. Coca-Cola even got him to direct their football campaign ad as seen below.

Back in film business! 🎬

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Were you just as impressed as we were? Let us know in the comments below.

FIFA 2018: Toni Kroos’ Late Goal Redeems Germany

RUSSIA — Last night’s World Cup matches gave Germany a miracle win, another victory for Mexico and the best performance for Belgium.

Germany Stuns Sweden with Stoppage-Time Goal

Germany surprised Sweden with Toni Kroos’ dramatic stoppage-time goal, winning 2-1. After losing to Mexico at the opener, the Germans were in trouble when the Swedes took the lead in the first half. But Marco Reus gave an equalizer in the 48th minute. And just when the match is near to end in a draw, Kroos curled in a 95th-minute superb strike and gave Germany the victory.

Results: Germany 2 – Sweden 1 

El Tri’s Second Straight Win

Beating South Korea 2-1, last night’s game gave Mexico a back-to-back win in this year’s World Cup. Carlos Vela scored in the first half on a penalty kick. The score was then followed by another from Javier Hernandez in the second half. Although South Korea gave a late goal, it wasn’t enough for them to win. Meanwhile, El Tri’s win books them a spot at the last 16 if they win or force a draw in their next match. They can also advance with a loss depending on the outcomes of their groups games.

Results: Mexico 2 – South Korea 1

The red devils keep on scoring

Belgium gave everyone an intense show as they defeated Tunisia last night with a magnificent 5-2 victory. Romelu Lukaku and Eden Hazard went wild as they scored a brace for Belgium. But the Red Devils did not stop there as Michy Batshuayi stroked another goal and secured Belgium a comfortable win. Consequently, Belgium qualifies for a spot in the round of 16.

Results: Belgium 5 – Tunisia 2

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