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Portugal advance despite missed penalty

RUSSIA: Portugal has advanced to the World Cup round of 16 behind Spain from Group B. Ricardo Quaresma's stunning strike on the stroke of halftime was canceled out by a dramatic stoppage-time penalty by Iran's Karim Ansarifard in this morning's 1-1 draw. Portugal finished tied on five points with Spain, who drew 2-2 against Morocco to top the group by scoring more goals and set up a second-round clash with Group A toppers Uruguay in Sochi. Making his World Cup debut at the age of 34, Quaresma played a one-two with…

Ever missed a penalty? Don’t worry, Messi does too

NIZHNY NOVGOROD: For anyone who has ever missed a penalty at any level, there was some consolation on Saturday - Lionel Messi can miss them too. With the world watching him in a World Cup opener against Iceland, the normally brilliant Messi struck a weak spot kick that was saved, leaving Argentina with a disappointing 1-1 draw. Messi’s failure was all the more bitter given his long-time rival for current world’s best - Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo - easily converted a penalty the day before. On a remarkable day of…

US may soon claim up to $1.7 billion penalty from China’s ZTE: sources

WASHINGTON: The Trump administration may soon claim as much as $1.7 billion penalty from ZTE, as it looks to punish and tighten control over the Chinese telecommunications company before allowing it back into business, according to people familiar with the matter. The Commerce Department is also seeking unfettered site visits to verify US components are being used as claimed by ZTE, and wants it to post calculations of the US components in its products on a website, the people said. China’s No.2 telecommunications…

'Ebad requested president to reduce Mirza's penalty'

KARACHI: A letter written by Governor Sindh, Dr Ishratul Ebad to the President Mamnoon Hussain requesting to mitigate Saulat Mirza's sentence surfaced on Saturday. The governor says that he recommended so after an appeal by the family of the death-row inmate, ARY News reported.