Good morning, David Cooper here giving you a bitesize look at what’s going on today in the world of sport.
Pre-tournament favourites Brazil eased into the last-16 as goals in each half from Paulinho and Thiago Silva confirmed Serbia’s elimination with a 2-0 defeat.
Meanwhile, defending champions Germany bowed out at the group stages for the first time since 1938 after suffering a 2-0 defeat to South Korea.
Joachim Low’s men failed to get out of second gear and could not breach a granite-like South Korea defence. In a must-win game for the European powerhouse, this was an embarrassingly tepid display. Check out our key takeaways from the game at the Kazan Arena.
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In last night’s other matches, Sweden stormed into the round of 16 thanks to a 3-0 win over Mexico, from which El Tri just scraped through as a result of Germany’s defeat.
Switzerland also moved through to the second round, after a draw over Costa Rica but will be without captain Stephan Lichtsteiner because of suspension.
In today’s big game, dark horse meets dark horse, but both England and Belgium have already bolted into the knockout stages. Take in Chris Bailey’s talking points ahead of the crunch tie (22:00).
Kusal Perera battled through the considerable discomfort of a painful chest injury to guide Sri Lanka to a historic series-levelling four-wicket victory over the West Indies in the third and final Test at Kensington Oval in Barbados.
Set a target of 144 and resuming on the fourth day at the overnight position of 81 for five, Sri Lanka reached their goal for the loss of one additional wicket to become the first Asian team ever to win a Test match at Caribbean cricket’s most iconic venue.
In other news, the UAE will continue to remain the ‘home’ of Pakistan cricket in the near future after the Pakistan Cricket Board and the Emirates Cricket Board arrived at an agreement.
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Japan v Poland (18:00)
Senegal v Colombia (18:00)
Panama v Tunisia (22:00)
England v Belgium (22:00)
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