China's Ma Long returns the ball during the men's singles round of 32 match against Japan's Maharu Yoshimura at the 2018 ITTF World Tour Platinum German Open in Bremen, Germany, on March 23, 2018. Ma Long won 4-0 and advanced to round of 16 matches.
2018 World Cup favorites France still had a lot of work to do before living up to expectations as they squandered a 2-0 lead before losing to Colombia 3-2 at Stade de France here on Friday.
World champions Germany came from behind to share the spoils with Spain in an international friendly in Dusseldorf on Friday.
Lionel Messi said on Friday that he is "optimistic" about being fit for Argentina's international friendly against Spain in Madrid next week.
Brazil will not try to replace injured forward Neymar in international friendlies against Russia and Germany over the next week, according to Selecao coach Tite.
Rene Houseman, a member of Argentina's 1978 World Cup-winning team, has died at the age of 64, the Argentine Football Association said on Thursday.
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