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Ruben Loftus-Cheek warns Chelsea he will leave unless he gets regular football

Ruben Loftus-Cheek warns Chelsea he will leave unless he gets regular football

SAMI MOKBEL IN REPINO: Ruben Loftus-Cheek's words are certain to be taken seriously by the Stamford Bridge hiearchy as they consider yet another change of manager.

Things you missed from day seven in Russia: Iran resort to somersault throw-ins

Things you missed from day seven in Russia: Iran resort to somersault throw-ins

On what proved to be a quiet day of action in Russia on day seven, there remained plenty of moments of madness - not least Iran's throw-in technique. Sportsmail collated the best bits.

Uruguay 1-0 Saudi Arabia: Luis Suarez knocks Egypt out of World Cup

Uruguay 1-0 Saudi Arabia: Luis Suarez knocks Egypt out of World Cup

Luis Suarez scored on his 100th international appearance to send Uruguay through to the knockout stage along with hosts Russia as Saudi Arabia and Egypt were eliminated from Group A.

Iran 0-1 Spain: Stroke of fortune for Costa unlocks dogged defence

Iran 0-1 Spain: Stroke of fortune for Costa unlocks dogged defence

IAN HERBERT AT THE KAZAN ARENA: It was about as visceral a challenge as football can present: an attritional contest played out to the relentless, infernal sound of Iranian vuvuzelas.

England boss Gareth Southgate dislocates shoulder while running at World Cup

England boss Gareth Southgate dislocates shoulder while running at World Cup

Southgate lost his footing during his daily jog on Wednesday afternoon before falling to the ground. His elbow is took the majority of the force but he dislocated his right shoulder in the process.

Nordin Amrabat criticises referee for 'asking for Cristiano Ronaldo's shirt' during Portugal defeat

Nordin Amrabat criticises referee for 'asking for Cristiano Ronaldo's shirt' during Portugal defeat

Morocco's Watford midfielder Nordin Amrabat has made the extraordinary claim that match referee Mark Geiger asked Cristiano Ronaldo for his shirt during Wednesday's game.

Marcus Rashford labels Cristiano Ronaldo as world's best and says Portugal forward motivates him

Marcus Rashford labels Cristiano Ronaldo as world's best and says Portugal forward motivates him

England striker Marcus Rashford insisted there is 'no better motivation' to him than Cristiano Ronaldo and the 20-year-old insisted the Portugal forward is the best in the world.

Southampton considering Red Bull Salzburg midfielder Amadou Haidara

Southampton considering Red Bull Salzburg midfielder Amadou Haidara

Haidara played 55 games last season in all competitions for Salzburg, including 14 in the Europa League as they made a surprise run to the semi-finals. He scored eight goals and assisted 10.

Real Sociedad launch £10.5m bid for Newcastle midfielder Mikel Merino

Real Sociedad launch £10.5m bid for Newcastle midfielder Mikel Merino

Newcastle United midfielder Mikel Merino is the target of a £10.5million bid by Real Sociedad. Merino has impressed during his time at St James' Park under Rafa Benetiz.

Chelsea defender Davide Zappacosta wanted by Inter Milan on loan

Chelsea defender Davide Zappacosta wanted by Inter Milan on loan

Chelsea defender Davide Zappacosta is wanted on loan by Inter Milan after a tough first season in the Premier League where he struggled to consolidate a place in the Blues' back line.

Everton target £32m-rated Bayer Leverkusen left back Wendell

Everton target £32m-rated Bayer Leverkusen left back Wendell

Everton are interested in signing Bayer Leverkusen left back Wendell. The 24-year-old Brazilian is valued at around £32million and has three years left on his current contract at the Bundesliga club.

Tour de France riders 'should STRIKE if Chris Froome starts'

Tour de France riders 'should STRIKE if Chris Froome starts'

Five-time Tour de France winner Bernard Hinault has called for riders at this year's race to go on strike if Team Sky's Chris Froome is on the start-line while his Salbutamol case continues.

Brazil reassure fans that Neymar is fit as star

Brazil reassure fans that Neymar is fit as star

A day after Neymar limped out of a training session and raised further doubts about his physical condition in Russia, the Brazilian FA was quick to tell the world their star player was just fine.

Lewis Hamilton takes part in cross-fit workout in Marseille

Lewis Hamilton takes part in cross-fit workout in Marseille

Lewis Hamilton was pictured working up a sweat as he was put through his paces in the gruelling CrossFit workout on a Marseille rooftop while fully clad in Puma apparel.

Jon Flanagan deserves second chance at Rangers says Gary McAllister

Jon Flanagan deserves second chance at Rangers says Gary McAllister

Flanagan is a free agent after being released by Liverpool, but the signing would provoke debate. In January, the full-back was given a 12-month community order after assaulting his girlfriend.

Burger King apologises for unlimited Whopper offer for women

Burger King apologises for unlimited Whopper offer for women

Burger King says it's sorry for offering a lifetime supply of Whopper burgers to Russian women who get pregnant from World Cup players. Critics assailed the offer as sexist and demeaning.

Peter Thompson 1929-2018: Five Opens... and the game's true gent 

Peter Thompson 1929-2018: Five Opens... and the game's true gent 

Peter Thomson didn’t just win the Open five times. Australia’s greatest golfer left an impression on all, so that when his life ended at age 88, every tribute gave equal measure to his qualities as a man.

British police investigating video of fans making Nazi salutes

British police investigating video of fans making Nazi salutes

British police said on Wednesday they were investigating images of England fans making Nazi salutes in what appeared to be a bar in the Russian city of Volgograd, where England played Tunisia.

Croatia manager Zlatko Dalic relaxed for 'easiest' Argentina clash

Croatia manager Zlatko Dalic relaxed for 'easiest' Argentina clash

Croatia have not gone beyond the group stage since they finished third on debut in 1998, but Dalic feels under no pressure ahead of the meeting with Lionel Messi and his team mates.

How England's batsman became the hit squad in world record one-day display against Australia

How England's batsman became the hit squad in world record one-day display against Australia

England created one-day cricket history at Trent Bridge with a world record display of extraordinary hitting to smash Australia for 481 with Alex Hales hitting 147 runs.

England break record score for women's T20 internationals in thrashing of South Africa

England break record score for women's T20 internationals in thrashing of South Africa

Tammy Beaumont smashed a brilliant 116 as England set a new record for the highest-ever women's international Twenty20 score on their way to a 121-run win over South Africa at Taunton.

Phil Mickelson finally issues apology for deliberately hitting moving ball

Phil Mickelson finally issues apology for deliberately hitting moving ball

Phil Mickelson has finally apologised — four days after he deliberately hit a moving ball at last week’s US Open to prevent it rolling off the green. He breached rule 14-5 which incurs a two-shot penalty.

Leigh Griffiths set to commit to Celtic for rest of his career

Leigh Griffiths set to commit to Celtic for rest of his career

Leigh Griffiths is set to pledge his future to Celtic for the rest of his career. Talks are now edging towards a conclusion and the forward admitted he will be delighted to become a Celt for life.

BBC's Vicki Sparks makes history as first female World Cup commentator

BBC's Vicki Sparks makes history as first female World Cup commentator

Sparks was the lead voice of BBC One's live coverage from Moscow's Luzhniki Stadium, while Sportsmail's Martin Keown performed the role of summariser.

Roy Keane claims Ronaldo has moved ahead of Lionel Messi as best in the world

Roy Keane claims Ronaldo has moved ahead of Lionel Messi as best in the world

The debate over who the best player in the world is will continue to wage on, despite Roy Keane's best efforts as he gave his unreserved backing to former team-mate, Cristiano Ronaldo.

Should Diego Costa have seen red for stepping on the goalkeeper's foot during Spain's win over Iran?

Should Diego Costa have seen red for stepping on the goalkeeper's foot during Spain's win over Iran?

Diego Costa scored the winner as Spain beat Iran 1-0 in their World Cup clash - but should he have been on the pitch? Sportsmail's JAMIE REDKNAPP and GRAHAM POLL had their say on it...

Vicki is a bright Sparks: Not Adams and Keown but a decent double act

Vicki is a bright Sparks: Not Adams and Keown but a decent double act

RIATH AL-SAMARRAI: Fourteen months after David Moyes threatened Vicki Sparks with a slap, she slapped down that old notion that the women folk of football's village must not lead any of the discussions.

A royal day out for Justin Rose's family

A royal day out for Justin Rose's family

JONATHAN MCEVOY AT ROYAL ASCOT: Wife Kate has watched helplessly as Justin has torn around fairways on the way to golfing success. But this time he said: ‘I’m the nervous one.'

Stoke striker Saido Berahino attracting interest from PSV and Feyenoord 

Stoke striker Saido Berahino attracting interest from PSV and Feyenoord 

Saido Berahino has never scored for Stoke and is currently on a remarkable goal drought which stretches back to his time at former club West Brom more than two years and three months ago.

Footballers portrayed in historical uniforms in portrait exhibition

Footballers portrayed in historical uniforms in portrait exhibition

Footballers have become icons of the modern age, their achievements used to formulate legends around them, similar to those created around the great kings and military men of days and years gone by.

Portugal 1-0 Morocco: Cristiano Ronaldo gets his 4th goal of World Cup 2018

Portugal 1-0 Morocco: Cristiano Ronaldo gets his 4th goal of World Cup 2018

IAN LADYMAN AT THE LUZHNIKI STADIUM: Cristiano Ronaldo was Portugal's hero once again as a slender victory over Morocco pushed them closer to the knockout stages of the World Cup.

Pepe's ridiculous dive could cost Portugal later in the World Cup

Pepe's ridiculous dive could cost Portugal later in the World Cup

THE VERDICT PANEL: Sportsmail's MARTIN KEOWN and CHRIS SUTTON give their verdict on what should happen to Portugal defender Pepe after his ridiculous dive against Morocco.

Wasps, Bath, Leinster and Toulouse in Heineken Champions Cup Pool of Death

Wasps, Bath, Leinster and Toulouse in Heineken Champions Cup Pool of Death

Wasps and Bath will play in a Heineken Champions Cup pool of death with Leinster and Toulouse next season. The Premiership clubs face a mighty task to qualify for the knockout stages.

Robin Goodfellow's racing tips: Best bets for Thursday, June 21

Robin Goodfellow's racing tips: Best bets for Thursday, June 21

Sportsmail's racing expert Robin Goodfellow dishes out his tips ahead of Thursday's meetings at Chelmsford, Ripon, Ffos Las and Lingfield.

Robin Goodfellow's Royal Ascot Tips: All the best bets for day three

Robin Goodfellow's Royal Ascot Tips: All the best bets for day three

Bank on COMMUNIQUE (Ascot, nap, 5.35) to make a statement and land the finale on day three of the Royal meeting on Thursday. A high draw isn’t a negative over a mile-and-a-half at Ascot.

England's No 2 Steve Holland forming a partnership with Gareth Southgate

England's No 2 Steve Holland forming a partnership with Gareth Southgate

MATT LAWTON IN REPINO: The revolution did indeed start in Russia. It was over dinner in Sochi 12 months ago, two men talking football. They discussed tactics, personnel and formations.

Poet's Word gives trainer Sir Michael Stoute Royal Ascot winner No 76

Poet's Word gives trainer Sir Michael Stoute Royal Ascot winner No 76

MARCUS TOWNEND AT ROYAL ASCOT: The James Doyle-ridden 11-2 shot easily picked off a strangely lethargic odds-on favourite Cracksman to pull two-and-a-quarter lengths clear.

Sue Barker slams Wimbledon call to refuse Brit bad boy Dan Evans a wildcard for tournament

Sue Barker slams Wimbledon call to refuse Brit bad boy Dan Evans a wildcard for tournament

Wimbledon opted to take the moral high ground on Wednesday when they ignored the recent form of Dan Evans and refused him any sort of wildcard into this year's Championships.

Weight of the world: Argentina supporters ready to blame Lionel Messi

Weight of the world: Argentina supporters ready to blame Lionel Messi

PETE JENSON: Diego Maradona has already told Argentina coach Jorge Sampaoli to ‘forget about going home’ if the team keep up their current form and Lionel Messi could be in for similar treatment.

Super agents set to battle against FIFA controls as they consider legal challenge

Super agents set to battle against FIFA controls as they consider legal challenge

CHARLES SALE - SPORTS AGENDA: World football’s leading agents are pre- occupied by FIFA’s efforts to limit their vast earnings from the game while their clients are performing in Russia.

Isco the hero: Spaniard rescues small bird from the Kazan Arena pitch

Isco the hero: Spaniard rescues small bird from the Kazan Arena pitch

Spanish midfielder Isco found the time to help out a small bird during his side's Group B clash against Iran on Wednesday. He picked up the bird and put it down on the sidelines.

Manchester City part company with youth coach and former player Mark Kennedy

Manchester City part company with youth coach and former player Mark Kennedy

The former City winger, who was part of the team to win promotion to the Premier League in 2000, has not had his two-year contract renewed as manager of the Under 15 side.

Danny Cipriani is back: England recall fly-half TEN years after his last start 

Danny Cipriani is back: England recall fly-half TEN years after his last start 

The 30-year-old fly-half had been in exile since Eddie Jones took charge at the end of 2015 and has not won a cap for since coming on as a late replacement during World Cup warm-up .

Roy Keane on Carlos Queiroz: 'I probably should have ripped his head off'

Roy Keane on Carlos Queiroz: 'I probably should have ripped his head off'

Current Iran manager Carlos Queiroz was Sir Alex Ferguson's assistant at United for one season from 2002 until 2003 before he seized the opportunity to take over as Real Madrid boss.

Leicester City complete £24m signing of James Maddison from Norwich City

Leicester City complete £24m signing of James Maddison from Norwich City

Leicester have completed the signing of James Maddison from Norwich for a fee rising to £24million. The midfielder has agreed a five-year contract at the King Power Stadium

Hugo Lloris proud to help Paolo Guerrero ahead of France v Peru

Hugo Lloris proud to help Paolo Guerrero ahead of France v Peru

MATT BARLOW IN EKATERINBURG: Lloris, together with Simon Kjaer and Mile Jedinak , wrote an open letter to FIFA pleading for clemency on behalf of Guerrero when a doping ban was extended.

Who are Unai Emery's backroom staff at Arsenal?

Who are Unai Emery's backroom staff at Arsenal?

Tuesday was a busy day for Arsenal as they signed Bernd Leno before letting Jack Wilshere leave but what went under the radar was the announcement of Unai Emery's new backroom team.

Experts criticise Morocco for playing Nordin Amrabat just five days after suffering concussion

Experts criticise Morocco for playing Nordin Amrabat just five days after suffering concussion

The fact he was playing was a surprise as the Moroccan FA had said after the Iran game that he would need at least a week off, as the 'return to play' protocol for concussions requires.

England stars Jordan Henderson and Fabian Delph tour world's second largest museum

England stars Jordan Henderson and Fabian Delph tour world's second largest museum

The England squad spent Wednesday afternoon in St Petersburg on a tour of the world's second largest museum. Jordan Henderson and Fabian Delph shared clips on Instagram.

Cristiano Ronaldo breaks European record in international football

Cristiano Ronaldo breaks European record in international football

Five days after bagging a stunning hat-trick in Portugal's 3-3 draw with Spain, Real Madrid icon Ronaldo stooped to head his country into an early lead against Morocco in World Cup Group B.

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