What makes the Billiat & Castro combo tick?

18 October 2019, 4:52 PM
During their days at Mamelodi Sundowns, Khama Billiat and Leonardo Castro were so unstoppable that the Brazilians faithful came up with the name the CBD connection.
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England march into last 16 after thrashing Panama 6-1 24 June 2018, 4:36 PM

Harry Kane struck a hat-trick as England marched into the last 16 of the World Cup after with a record 6-1 win over a woeful Panama in their World Cup Group G match on Sunday.

England, heading for last 16, crushing Panama 5-0 24 June 2018, 3:15 PM

England were set for a place in the last 16 of the World Cup as they romped to a 5-0 lead at half-time, with two goals each from defender John Stones and Harry Kane, in their Group G match on Sunday.

England defeat Boks 25-10 24 June 2018, 3:04 PM

The Springboks spluttered to a 25-10 defeat at a cold and wet Newlands on Saturday evening.

Late Kroos winner against Sweden keeps Germany alive 23 June 2018, 10:07 PM

A dramatic stoppage-time goal from Toni Kroos gave holders Germany a 2-1 win over Sweden on Saturday to keep alive their hopes of qualifying for the World Cup last 16.

Preview: Japan v Senegal Factbox 23 June 2018, 9:30 PM

Japan play Senegal in a Group H match in Yekaterinburg on Sunday. Where: Ekaterinburg Arena Capacity: 35,696 When: Sunday, 2000 local time (1500 GMT, 11 AM ET) Referee: To be announced. Key stats: * Japan opened their campaign with a 2-1 victory over 10-man Colombia on Tuesday to become the first Asian side to beat […]

Preview: Confident Japan keen to flaunt attack against Senegal 23 June 2018, 9:30 PM

Japan will look to further explore their attacking potential when they face Senegal in a battle of the surprise contenders to advance to the knockout stage from Group H on Sunday.

Ozil, Khedira out as Germany make changes for Sweden game 23 June 2018, 8:07 PM

Germany coach Joachim Loew has dropped Mesut Ozil and Sami Khedira from the side that desperately need a victory over Sweden in their World Cup Group F clash in Sochi on Saturday.

Rampant Mexico put Korea to the sword 23 June 2018, 7:50 PM

Mexico built on the momentum from their stunning opening victory over world champions Germany by comprehensively beating South Korea 2-1 on Saturday

Preview: England v Panama Factbox 23 June 2018, 7:00 PM

England play Panama in a World Cup Group G match on Sunday.

Preview: England must be more clinical against Panama 23 June 2018, 6:28 PM

England need to be more clinical if they are to take care of Panama in their second game in Group G and put themselves on the brink of qualification to the knockout stage.

Apologetic Tunisia coach says Arab teams have long way to go 23 June 2018, 6:21 PM

Tunisia coach Nabil Maaloul apologised to his team's fans after their 5-2 World Cup defeat to Belgium on Saturday and said Arab teams have a long way to go before they can compete at the highest level.

Two each for Hazard and Lukaku as Belgium thump Tunisia 5-2 23 June 2018, 4:26 PM

Two goals each for Romelu Lukaku and Eden Hazard and one for Michy Batshuayi swept Belgium to a 5-2 victory over Tunisia on Saturday that put them in command of World Cup Group G...

Preview: Germany v Sweden Factbox 23 June 2018, 4:25 PM

Germany play Sweden in a World Cup Group F match on Saturday. Where: Fisht Stadium, Sochi Capacity: 48,000 When: Saturday June 23, 20:00 local Key stats: *If Germany lose to Sweden and Mexico earn at least one point against South Korea then the reigning world champions will have been eliminated in the group stage for […]

Lukaku scores twice as Belgium lead Tunisia 3-1 23 June 2018, 3:00 PM

Romelu Lukaku scored twice as Belgium led Tunisia 3-1 at halftime in their World Cup Group G game on Saturday.

Preview: Eighty years in the making, Germany’s stellar record in peril 23 June 2018, 6:04 AM

Germany's phenomenal World Cup consistency means the reigning world champions have not been eliminated in the tournament's group stage for the last 80 years - but that could all change on Saturday.

Shaqiri snatches last-minute win for Swiss over Serbia 22 June 2018, 10:35 PM

A thunderous strike by Granit Xhaka and a superb last-minute breakaway goal by Xherdan Shaqiri gave Switzerland a dramatic 2-1 win over Serbia in a swashbuckling World Cup Group E match on Friday.

Preview: Mexicans wait to see what Osorio will pull out of the hat 22 June 2018, 9:20 PM

Mexico coach Juan Carlos Osorio will take charge of his side for the 50th time when they side face South Korea at the World Cup on Saturday and his past record suggests there is every chance he will field his 50th different line-up.

Preview: South Korea v Mexico Factbox 22 June 2018, 9:00 PM

South Korea play Mexico in a World Cup Group F match on Saturday.

Preview: Belgium v Tunisia Factbox 22 June 2018, 8:31 PM

Belgium play Tunisia in a Group G match in Moscow on Saturday.

Preview: Tunisia set to test Belgium’s cup-winning credentials 22 June 2018, 8:24 PM

Belgium's credentials as a genuine outside bet for World Cup success face a tougher examination against Tunisia on Saturday after a relatively sedate opening against Panama.

Nigeria bounce back at World Cup to beat Iceland 2-0 22 June 2018, 7:34 PM

Nigeria beat Iceland 2-0 on Friday to revive their hopes of advancing into the knockout stages of the World Cup in Russia, as striker Ahmed Musa dramatically marked his return to the team with two fine second-half goals.

Preview: Serbia and Switzerland look to continue Group E shake-up 22 June 2018, 5:05 PM

A topsy-turvy Group E could be thrown into further disorder when Serbia and Switzerland clash on Friday in a contest that could put one team on the brink of advancing to the knockout round.

Preview: Serbia v Switzerland Factbox 22 June 2018, 4:55 PM

Switzerland play Serbia in a World Cup Group E match on Friday.

Brazil beat Costa Rica 2-0 in tense encounter 22 June 2018, 4:19 PM

Brazil got two goals in stoppage time to give them a deserved 2-0 win over Costa Rica in a tense World Cup Group E encounter on Friday.

Deschamps keeps handbrake on as France fail to thrill 22 June 2018, 12:47 PM

France have booked their spot in the World Cup last 16 but a team forged in the image of coach Didier Deschamps is unlikely to win many friends or admirers.

Limpopo grannies arrive in Russia for World Cup 22 June 2018, 10:46 AM

A new team has arrived in Moscow, keen to show that football is for everyone. And their team line up might just surprise you.

Power to Caster Semenya for taking the fight to IAAF 22 June 2018, 8:42 AM

Generally, South Africa’s double-Olympic gold medalist Caster Semenya is a noticeably shy, reserved person. Had it not been for her vocation as a world-renowned athlete, I bet, too few people would know about her, writes Abbey Makoe.

Messi’s Argentina staring at World Cup exit after Croatia humbling 22 June 2018, 8:29 AM

Lionel Messi's Argentina were on the brink of a humiliating World Cup exit on Thursday after they were humbled 3-0 by Croatia on a dramatic day at the World Cup that saw the European side join France in the knockout rounds.

Rodgers speeds to year’s fastest 100 metres 22 June 2018, 6:02 AM

Veteran American sprinter Mike Rodgers cruised to the year's fastest 100 metres when the 33-year-old clocked 9.89 seconds in qualifying at the U.S. championships in Iowa on Thursday.

Preview: Iceland step into the heat for Nigeria showdown 21 June 2018, 10:42 PM

Iceland will try not to melt in the fierce heat of Volgograd when they take on Nigeria in only their second ever World Cup match on Friday after impressively holding twice champions Argentina to a draw at the weekend. World Cup debutants Iceland are dreaming of the knockout stage and writing a new chapter in […]