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Former Tottenham defender Goran Bunjevcevic dies aged 45

Goran Bunjevcevic spent five seasons at Tottenham.

Former Tottenham defender Goran Bunjevcevic has died aged 45.

Bunjevcevic's former club Red Star Belgrade confirmed the news on their website. The club said he suffered an aneurysm in May.

"With sadness, we report that Goran Bunjevcevic, former Crvena Zvezda captain and director of football, has passed away on 28 June 2018. He was 45 years old," the statement read.

"Goran fought bravely for over a month after suffering an aneurysm on 20 May this year, but has today tragically...

 By Reuters

Serbia no match for 'powerhouse in modern football' Brazil - Mladen Krstajic

With his having a hand in at least one goal in each group-stage game, the ESPN FC team point to Philippe Coutinho as Brazil's leader on and off the pitch so far in Russia.

MOSCOW, June 27 (Reuters) - Serbia coach Mladen Krstajic acknowledged his team were no match for "powerhouse in modern football" Brazil as they exited the World Cup following a 2-0 defeat.

A heartbreaking loss in their previous match against Switzerland in a Group E clash on Friday left the Serbs needing to beat the five-time champions on Wednesday to be sure of qualifying ahead of the Swiss. But goals from Paulinho and Thiago Silva were the price for their bold efforts of pushing forward on the...

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World Cup LIVE: Brazil need a point; Germany out; Mexico, Sweden through

Day 14 of the beautiful game and it's turning into a ghoulish affair, as Anthony Richardson and Ian Fiveankles bring you the latest of what's happening in Russia.

Brazil need a point against Serbia to guarantee their place, while Switzerland just need draw as well.

World champions Germany lost 2-0 to South Korea with goals in the final minute and crash out in the group stages for the first time since 1938. Mexico, who lost 3-0 to Sweden, go through in second place, while the Swedes took top spot in an incredible Group F.

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Switzerland's Xherdan Shaqiri, Granit Xhaka fined by FIFA for celebrations

Despite Serbia controlling play early, the organization of Switzerland led to two second-half goals to give them a deserving win.
Brazil and Switzerland left it till the end to earn their wins, while Nigeria beat Iceland and kept the door open for Argentina to sneak into the round of 16.

MOSCOW -- FIFA has fined three Switzerland players for making hand gestures of an Albanian national symbol to celebrate World Cup goals against Serbia, and cleared them to continue playing.

Granit Xhaka and Xherdan Shaqiri received a warning and a fine of 10,000 Swiss francs ($10,100) for unsporting behavior, in a judgment by FIFA's disciplinary panel on Monday.

Switzerland captain Stephan Lichtsteiner was warned and fined 5,000 Swiss francs ($5,050).

The FIFA judges had the power to impose two-match...