Stat Attack: Hiku solves Warriors’ centre problem

first_imgCentre has long been a problem position for the Auckland club, particularly finding one who could be relied upon defensively.Not since Brent Tate left the club in 2012 has there been genuine stability on the right edge.But ask Shaun Johnson and he’ll tell you that void has finally been filled by Hiku, a Warriors junior who rejoined the club this season after five seasons in the NRL with Manly and Penrith and a brief stint in England.”Collectively that right edge have done an awesome job so far this year and Peta has been a rock there for us,” he said.”He never shies away from a tough carry and for me, defending inside him, he is always into me about where to be and that. He has helped myself, Tohu (Harris) and David (Fusitu’a) a lot.”Hiku has always been known as a solid defender, but he has shown flashes of brilliance with ball in hand this season and he is a big reason why Fusitu’a sits atop the Telstra Premiership’s leading try-scorer list.The 25 year-old is averaging 131.3m per game and has three clean line breaks to go with his pair of try assists.Hiku admits to being “more or less” pleased with his personal form, but says there is still a lot of room to improve.”Attacking wise, I feel like I’m going alright but I’m not satisfied with my defence just yet so that is something I will continue to work on,” he said.”Nobody can do it on their own. If there is one person slacking off it throws the whole defensive line so if we can all just key in and do our jobs individually, we should go all right on Friday against a tough Dragons side.”The Warriors were enjoying a record-breaking five wins on the trot to start the season before being upset 27-18 by the Brisbane Broncos last Friday at Mt Smart Stadium.”The streak was never an issue for us, everyone has a loss in their season, we haven’t done anything different this week in terms of our preparation,” Hiku said.”We just all need to bring the energy this week because we know we were off  (against the Broncos).”last_img read more

PVL: PayMaya gets hold of top spot after tripping Iriga-Navy

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew FILE – PayMaya High Flyers. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPayMaya climbed to the top spot of the standings after sinking Iriga Navy, 25-23, 22-25, 25-20, 25-23, in the Premier Volleyball League Reinforced Conference Saturday at Batangas City Coliseum.The High Flyers improved to a 3-1 card but could share the ownership of the topseed if Creamline wins over Pocari-Air Force in the second game.ADVERTISEMENT Macy Ubben and Macy White had 26 and 20 points, respectively, for the 1-2 Lady Oragons.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trialcenter_img ONE: Lee retains title, Gaiyanghadao becomes first Super Series champ Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film PayMaya head coach Roger Gorayeb said its imperative for them to get one of the top two spots but he wants his team to not just settle for the second seed.“We want to reach the top two but of course I want my team to be the no. 1,” said Gorayeb in Filipino. “Every team already lost at least once so I think we’re in a good position we just have to continue winning.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“We just tried to keep the ball flying and in play,” said Nicole Rountree, who had 24 points to lead the High Flyers.Shellby Sullivan and Aiko Urdas has 11 points apiece for PayMaya. LATEST STORIES Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours MOST READlast_img read more

Once an underdog, Nash enters Hall of Fame as innovator

first_imgNadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Nash will be inducted by Don Nelson, the coach he blossomed under while playing in Dallas for six seasons, from 1998 to 2004. But he is equally thankful for the time he spent in the fast-paced offense of Mike D’Antoni in Phoenix, who coached the Suns when Nash won the first of his back-to-back league MVP honors in 2004-05 and 2005-06.“I’m very grateful,” Nash said. “I played on some great teams with a great coach, and we had a great bond and we meshed very well and played at a very high level. Those were some of the best times of my life.”Nash will share the stage with Hill, a teammate in Phoenix, as well as former Suns executive Rick Welts, now the president and chief operating officer of the Golden State Warriors.Welts not only sees a lot of Nash in Curry, he also remembers how quickly Nash’s game went to a different level in Phoenix.“You have to remember the Phoenix Suns won 29 games (in 2003-04) and traded their best player, Stephon Marbury, to the Knicks right before the July 1 signing of Steve Nash to a Suns’ contract,” Welts said. “And that 29-win team won 62 games the next year — still the biggest swing in the history of the NBA. So he and Mike D’Antoni reinvented the game of basketball.”ADVERTISEMENT Welts said the impact of that tandem is undeniable.“The style of game they played brought so many people to the game, that had either left the game or were no longer interested or discovered the game because of the way those Suns teams played,” Welts said.While Nash could be a prolific scorer, his legacy is his ability to distribute the ball to his teammates. Nash racked up 10,335 career assists, third on the NBA’s all-time list.Hill said to play for Nash was to play for a teammate who was your biggest advocate on the court.“It was never about him,” Hill said. “I think with him, I think if he could have it his way he’d never shoot. It was always about his teammates and making them look good. Sometimes as teammates we had to encourage him and say, ‘Look man, for us to win you gotta shoot.’“For a guy who was as big of a player, the face of the franchise during those years — you would never know.”Nash said one thing he does have now is a deeper appreciation for his humble beginnings.“I was an underdog,” Nash said. “I scrapped and clawed my way into college and did the same again in the NBA. And I just never stopped and I kept working my way up. Eventually, I had the type of career that allowed me to be here. But when I came into the league I don’t think there was anyone — myself included — that would have thought this was the effect of my playing skills and ability.”Nash said he’s using this time to remember his journey.“It takes a weekend like this to really look back at the beginning, the middle the end and see what some of those markers were and how disproportionate they are to this moment,” Nash said. “To a fault, I shy away from not just the attention, but also the reflection. … But there are just so many people to share in the celebration and the thanks.” Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award MOST READ Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Without Ronaldo, Portugal draws with Modric’s Croatia Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA titlecenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum LATEST STORIES From starring at St. Michaels High School in Victoria, British Columbia, to playing college ball at tiny Santa Clara, Nash was never supposed to an innovator in a game long dominated by much taller players.But after spending nearly two decades in the NBA, becoming a two-time MVP, eight-time All-Star and one of its most creative passers along the way, it’s undeniable that Nash helped to remake both his position and the way it’s played by an entire generation today.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’And when he’s inducted in the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame on Friday, even the player described as “painfully humble” by former teammate Grant Hill won’t be able to deny his impact on the game.“I recognize that it’s not a common list on someone’s resume,” Nash said. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Steve Nash, a class of 2018 inductee into the Basketball Hall of Fame, hugs fans after a news conference at the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018, in Springfield, Mass. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)BOSTON — There were few times in Steve Nash’s basketball career when he wasn’t an underdog.Before there were players like Stephen Curry and James Harden captivating NBA audiences with a free-wheeling, open-court style, Nash, a 6-foot-3 Canadian, was laying the groundwork for what would become the league’s “point guard era.”ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View commentslast_img read more

41 UNMIL Staffers ‘Quarantined’

first_imgThe United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) has placed 41 staff members under close watch or quarantine for medical observation, the mission has confirmed.The 41 staffers, including 20 military personnel, were quarantined after an international member of its medical team was diagnosed with Ebola last week.“The latest case is the second of UNMIL personnel to test positive for the deadly disease. “This measure is precautionary and meant to ensure no possible further transmission of the disease,” the mission said in a statement Friday.“None of the personnel who are contacts have shown any symptoms but will be observed for the full 21-day possible incubation period.”The World Health Organization (WHO) says 21 days is the maximum incubation period for Ebola, which is spread via the bodily fluids of infected people.The 41 staffers were identified as having possibly come into contact with the member of the medical team, whose name and nationality are yet to be disclosed.The first U.N. staffer in Liberia to come down with Ebola died Sept. 26.The mission, in the statement issued Friday, said it is  implementing additional measures to avoid more cases, including daily temperature checks and screening at a military facility where 209 people work.Liberia has recorded 2,316 confirmed, suspected and probable Ebola deaths—far more than any other country affected by the current outbreak, according to the latest WHO figures released Friday.Meanwhile, the Grand Bassa Ebola Taskforce has released an update of Ebola cases in the county, recording a total of 36 confirmed and suspected deaths, and 11 survivors between July and October 8, 2014.The Grand Bassa County Health Team in Buchanan on Friday said, of the 36 deaths, 30 are confirmed Ebola positive cases, while six are probable.Grand Bassa County Health Services Administrator, Joyce W. Garblah, said out of the 36 cases, 24 are males and 12 females.According to her, between October 1 and 8, there was one confirmed Ebola case of a one-year old child, who is currently undergoing treatment at the Liberia Government Hospital Ebola holding unit in Buchanan.She said of the 87 cumulative cases, 50 are confirmed positive Ebola cases with Buchanan District recording 24, Owensgrove 6, District 1, nine, District II, six, District III, four and District IV, one.She said 326 contacts are being traced in the county, out of which more than 200 persons have completed their 21 days of observation or isolation.The outbreak has now killed over 4,000 people in total, the WHO said.More than 400 health care workers have contracted Ebola, and 233 of those have died, according to the WHO. Liberia and Sierra Leone have both recorded 95 health worker deaths.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Region 10 union leaders call for better working conditions

first_imgLabour Day rallies…Region 2 workers urged to be unifiedWorkers in Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam) marched on Monday from La Belle Alliance, where freedom fighter Damon and his 700 apprentice workers gathered and protested against the forced labour system on August 3, 1838, to the Anna Regina Town Council compound.Workers marching along the road in Region TwoThe Guyana Public Service Union (GPSU) and the Guyana Teachers Union were the only two unions that participated in the march and subsequent rally. In his May Day message, Executive Member of the GPSU, Duwane Boston called for unity among the working class and reminded workers of the many struggles fought for by their foreparents for a free and just system.Regional Chairman Devanand Ramdatt in brief remarks wished the workers well.Region 10Meanwhile, in Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice), officials during the observance of the occasion of Labour Day made continued calls for better working conditions for workers.Marching under the theme, “Advancing solidarity, promoting employment and decent work – Workers unite, a living wage is the goal,” on Tuesday, workers from various agencies in Linden participated in the annual Labour Day rally, which culminated with a ceremony at the Lichas Hall, Mackenzie. Coordinating Secretary of the GPSU, Mortimer Livan in delivering the feature address gave a history of the British Guiana Trade Union and shed light on the right for collective bargaining, as he pointed out that there has been no collective bargaining under the GPSU over the past 18 years. Livan also pointed to challenges still being faced by workers and unions inspite of freedom of association.May Day march in Linden“We have some cases where, even though we have freedom of association, we have employers telling employees if they join the Union you will be dismissed and those on contract, ‘we will not renew your contract’”, Livan pointed out. He also alluded to the lack of solidarity and support between Unions as well as the lack of unity in the trade union movement. According to Livan this has a negative effect on the movement in terms of taking it to the level of making certain demands for employees. In highlighting some changes and breakthroughs in the Public Service Union in terms of improvement of working conditions, Livan said while a lot has been achieved, the Union will continue to seek better working conditions for persons employed in the public service.Meanwhile, GPSU Region 10 Representative Maurice Butters said the arm of the union in Linden has had an upward struggle, not only for workers’ wages and salaries but better working conditions, as he further pointed to the struggles in trying to establish a Regional Health Committee over the past five years to assist suffering workers.He also stressed the need to take hold of the situation at Linden schools as he called on the regional administration to work together with the Union in helping to alleviate these and other issues. Nevertheless, Butters said the struggle continues in trying to go back to the bargaining table for collective bargaining to reach the goal of a living wage.Meanwhile, Charles Sampson in speaking on behalf of the Guyana Bauxite and General Workers Union urged workers to demand proper representation as he noted that much more needs to be done in the interest of workers.“Unions have become weaker… because you the workers have not been insisting that the unions act more in your interest and do things that will enhance your livelihoods; enhance your ability to rise and enjoy a good life in our society… companies are not treating workers right. If there’s not a union representing workers then you will not get the right treatment,” Sampson said. He also made calls for the involvement and integration of more young people into the trade union movement, noting that serious conflicts exist. Sampson added that there is need for unions to be more involved in workers’ payment negotiations, including appropriate minimum wage, as he pointed out that the minimum wage for Government workers is totally inadequate. Regional Chairman Renis Morian further called on unions to be more creative and strategic in the struggle for better working conditions.Additionally, a number of persons were awarded for outstanding service to trade unionism in the region. Also present and delivering remarks were Branch Chairman Jennifer Nelson, Deputy Regional Executive Officer Maylene Stephen, Emmet Alves of the Linmine Secretariat, and Councillor Eleze Hall. (Utamu belle and Mohan Seulall)last_img read more

Tottenham target Berahino set for return to West Brom starting XI

first_img1 Saido Berahino in action for West Brom Saido Berahino is in line for a West Brom recall on Boxing Day despite more speculation over his future.The striker has not started a game for the Baggies since October after his public outburst in the summer over the club’s refusal to sell him to Tottenham.Spurs are expected to make a new move for the 22-year-old in January but, with Salomon Rondon banned for the next three games, Tony Pulis will call on the striker over the festive period.“We have got a tough Christmas period so the players will be played,” said Pulis.“Given the way he has trained in the last couple of days, given the opportunity, hopefully he can show what he can do.“We have two games in three days so we would definitely rotate the squad. We will start with players at Swansea which we won’t start with against Newcastle. We will certainly rotate the side.”Albion are braced for further interest from Spurs in January but Pulis has insisted Berahino, who scored 20 goals last season, must knuckle down if he stays.He said: “How long have we got until the window opens? I am going to be talking about the same old, same old, same old all the time. If Tottenham come in and they do the deal, they do the deal.“If they don’t come in Saido has got to get his head down and recognise and realise he has got to work hard, get in our team and start scoring goals again.“I’m not going to tell Daniel Levy (Tottenham chairman) what to do and I’m not going to tell Jeremy (Peace, West Brom chairman), if he doesn’t want to sell, what to do.”last_img read more

City to be healthy-lifestyle mecca

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant And a survey of what Westlake Village residents want to see over the next 10 years shows healthy living, recreation opportunities and clean air among the top priorities. “We want to become known as a wellness community,” McSweeney said. “I think concern about more healthy living is kind of a pervasive thing for people of all ages.” Westlake Village logos traditionally have shown horses, sailboats and other elements of the city’s affluent and physically active lifestyle, but residents have also been known to spend hours sipping margaritas and cruising the lake on their party boats. “In the past, people have been resigned to all the complications of aging and disease, but they are now realizing we are sort of in charge of our own health through exercise,” said McSweeney, who walks around the lake every day for exercise. “There is a focus now that you don’t just get out for enjoyment but to be healthy.” Fellow City Council member Philippa Klessig said McSweeney “looks fantastic” and has inspired her to go walking around the lake, too. WESTLAKE VILLAGE – As Susan McSweeney listened to the words of Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and billionaire David Murdock at the groundbreaking two years ago for Murdock’s hotel and health institute, a light went on in her head. “I looked around and thought, ‘I’ll probably be mayor when the hotel opens, and I really want to get on board with this,”‘ she said, explaining how she was inspired to lose 60 pounds and become a model for residents of her city who are also becoming more health-conscious. She and other city officials hope the opening later this year of Murdock’s multimillion-dollar project will help put Westlake Village on the map as a city where people can come to live healthier, longer lives. They proudly point out that the city of 9,300 just inside the Los Angeles County line is already ranked No. 1 on the list of county cities with the lowest rate of premature deaths from cardiovascular disease, in a study released by the county Public Health Department last month. “The community can look to her to get ideas of what you can accomplish,” Klessig said. “The City Council wants to encourage more of a focus on a healthy lifestyle, more walking, more biking, more family-oriented outdoor activities. The citizens want not only more cultural events but more health-related events.” Klessig said she hopes the new hotel and health institute will be on the cutting edge of longevity research and that attitude will spill over into the entire community. “It all falls into a more healthy lifestyle. The whole package there, the lodging and health facilities, will attract people who are looking to make changes in their lives to increase longevity. It’s a resource for the community. We don’t have to stay overnight in the hotel, but we can certainly take advantage of the day spa, the lectures and the clinics.” Developers say the California Wellbeing Institute at the Four Seasons Hotel will be the first facility of its kind and is expected to draw people from all over the world, mixing luxurious spa facilities and science to help people live better and longer. The six-story project under construction across from Dole Foods headquarters, northwest of the Ventura Freeway and Lindero Canyon Road, will combine an on-site medical clinic and diagnostic facility with dietary programs designed to slow the aging process. The 267-room luxury hotel and spa is being built on the 20-acre site by Murdock, the owner of Dole Foods, the largest producer and marketer of fresh fruit and vegetables in the world. “There are tens of millions of people who want to know about how to live better,” Murdock said in July. “The Dole Nutrition Institute and our Wellness Center will help feed the world with that knowledge.” Several years ago, Murdock established the Dole Nutrition Institute in Westlake Village to gather research on what people need to look their best and stay healthy. The institute is also developing a new “School Salad Days” pilot program to set up salad bars at public schools to encourage healthy eating habits and promote daily fruit and vegetable consumption by California students. Westlake Village City Council member Mark Rutherford said walking, jogging and riding bicycles around the lake has been a favorite pastime for years in this city, drawing people from surrounding cities like Thousand Oaks and Agoura Hills. “Living healthy lives is an overriding concern by a lot of our residents,” he said. “The new hotel should fit into the image the city wants to promote and foster.” Eric Leach, (805) 583-7602 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Possible final Premier League positions and prize money revealed for every club

first_imgThe 2016/17 Premier League season is nearly over and the main issues have been decided.With 12 teams having just one remaining fixture, and the other eight playing twice this week, the title has gone to Chelsea.Meanwhile, Sunderland, Middlesbrough and Hull have all been condemned to the Championship next season.But the top four is not yet decided, while the table could still shift considerably, with every position a club moves up the table worth around £2m per place.Take a look at the table above to see where your club could finish and how much prize money they could make.Statistics correct up to and including matches played on 15 May 2017 20 1. The highest Arsenal can finish is third (£34.2m prize money), the lowest is sixth (£28.5m) – click right to find out where your club could finish and how much money they might pocket 20 13. The highest Southampton can finish is eighth (£24.7m prize money), the lowest is 12th (£17.1m) 15. The highest Sunderland can finish is 19th (£3.8m prize money), the lowest is 20th (£1.9m) 9. The highest Liverpool can finish is third (£34.2m prize money), the lowest is fifth (£30.4m) 20 4. Chelsea are guaranteed to finish first (£38m prize money) 16. The highest Swansea can finish is 13th (£15.2m prize money), the lowest is 17th (£7.6m) 20 20 6. Everton are guaranteed to finish seventh (£26.6m prize money) 20 20 20 14. The highest Stoke City can finish is 11th (£19m prize money), the lowest is 17th (£7.6m) 20 20 20 19. The highest West Bromwich Albion can finish is eighth (£24.7m prize money), the lowest is 13th (£15.2m) 5. The highest Crystal Palace can finish is 11th (£19m prize money), the lowest is 17th (£7.6m) 20 11. The highest Manchester United can finish is fifth (£30.4m prize money), the lowest is sixth (£28.5m) 3. The highest Burnley can finish is 11th (£19m prize money), the lowest is 17th (£7.6m) 8. The highest Leicester City can finish is eighth (£24.7m prize money), the lowest is 15th (£11.4m) 7. Hull City are guaranteed to finish 18th (£5.7m prize money) 20 20 12. The highest Middlesbrough can finish is 19th (£3.8m prize money), the lowest is 20th (£1.9m) 20 10. The highest Manchester City can finish is third (£34.2m prize money), the lowest is fifth (£30.4m) 17. Tottenham Hotspur are guaranteed to finish second (£36.1m prize money) 20 20 20 18. The highest Watford can finish is 12th (£17.1m prize money), the lowest is 17th (£7.6m) 2. The highest Bournemouth can finish is eighth (£24.7m prize money), the lowest is 12th (£17.1m) 20 20 20. The highest West Ham United can finish is ninth (£22.8m prize money), the lowest is 16th (£9.5m)last_img read more


first_imgAll-Star Karl Lacey dropped in to the All-Star garage that is J.J Reid Motors recently to show off the Anglo Celt Cup.Karl was influential for Donegal in their victory over Monaghan last month.They recaptured the Anglo Celt Cup they lost to the same opponents in 2013. J.J. Reid Motors would like to wish the team all the best ahead of their All-Ireland semi-final clash with Dublin in Croke Park on August 31st.PICTURE SPECIAL – ALL-STAR KARL BRINGS ULSTER TITLE TO J.J REID MOTORS was last modified: August 15th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:FeaturesJJ Reid Motorskarl laceynewspicture specialSportlast_img read more

What is England’s route to the World Cup final? Three Lions’ opponents

first_imgExtra time couldn’t separate the two teams and so penalties ensued, with Gareth Southgate’s men emerging 4-3 victors.England are now two games away from the World Cup final and three games away from bringing football home once and for all.So who could they face on their way?Quarter-final – SwedenEngland’s quarter-final opponents will be Sweden. The Swedes beat Switzerland 1-0 in Tuesday’s earlier last 16 tie and will meet the Three Lions at the Cosmos Arena in Samara on Saturday July 7 at 3pm UK time. Sweden topped Group F, including Germany and Mexico Four heavyweight nations will face off on the other side of the draw England remarkably beat Colombia in a momentous penalty shootout to qualify for the 2018 World Cup quarter-finals on Tuesday.The Three Lions looked set for a 1-0 win within 90 minutes after Harry Kane netted a 57th minute spot kick, however Yerry Mina came up with an injury time header to level things up. Both Russia and Croatia won their last 16 ties on penalties Final – Uruguay or France or Brazil or BelgiumA win against Russia or Croatia would then propel England into their first World Cup final since 1966. The four possible opponents at this stage would be the other four quarter-finalists. The winner of Uruguay v France will face the winner of Brazil v Belgium for the chance to meet England in at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow on Sunday, July 15 at 4pm. Semi-final – Russia or CroatiaShould England overcome Sweden, then their semi-final opponent will be either Russia or Croatia. The Croats will be the big favourites in that quarter-final, though the Russians cannot be written off having already knocked out Spain. The semi-final will take place at Moscow’s Luzhniki Stadium on Wednesday July 11 at 7pm UK time.center_img England celebrated their penalty victory in emphatic fashion 4 4 4 4last_img read more