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Star-studded video has players campaigning for FIFA ratings

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FIFA19 is going to hit video game consoles everywhere later this month, and EA Sports has captured players discussing their ratings the same way we do.

I, for one, am still stung by Jamaal Lascelles‘ FIFA rating of 76 last season.

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Cristiano Ronaldo, Hugo Lloris, and most hilariously Casemiro make appearances in this promo video, which also features Manchester City’s Kevin De Bruyne making a “public statement” asking for higher ratings on behalf of all players.

It’s an entertaining watch, for sure.

EA also released the 100th to 81st ranked players in the game, including Riyad Mahrez (99), Zlatan Ibrahimovic (98), Raheem Sterling (97), and Virgil Van Dijk (82).

By the way, Fabinho ranked 85 despite not being able to get in Liverpool’s team is something else.

Stoppage time drama as Wolves win at West Ham

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  • Neves with another star turn
  • Wolves 2-1-1
  • Pellegrini still winless at WHUFC boss

Adama Traore’s stoppage time winner condemned West Ham United to a fourth-straight loss and sent Wolves into the top half after a 1-0 win at the London Stadium on Saturday.

Goalkeeper Rui Patricio was fantastic for Wolves in the win.

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Patricio stopped Felipe Anderson‘s early effort in a first half with very little to offer neutrals (or anyone, really).

A drowsy match sprung to life in the second half, with Rui Patricio stymying Michail Antonio and Lukasz Fabianski denying Wolves’ Leo Bonatini.

Matt Doherty‘s pinpoint cross to find Raul Jimenez was butchered by the Mexican striker as Wolves came close to an opener.

Marko Arnautovic‘s terrific combination with Javier Hernandez was foiled by an equally impressive save by the left shoulder of Rui Patricio.

That blast his Patricio in the face, and after several minutes treatment he was allowed to continue into the final seven minutes of the match.

But Wolves got the win off a Carlos Sanchez error, as Ruben Neves stripped the West Ham man at midfield and cued up a Traore winner.

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VIDEO: Chicharito’s handball incident goes to VAR

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Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez is a lucky man.

With Mexico only needing a draw from their final Group F game against Sweden to advance to the Round of 16, El Tri were under severe pressure early on as Sweden, needing a win to advance, threw everything at them.

Towards half time Sweden felt aggrieved as Chicharito looked to have clearly handled the ball in the box.

Referee Nestor Pitana waved away the initial calls but then checked out the incident moments later as VAR was used.

Pitana didn’t overrule the decision and you have to feel like Chicharito, and Mexico, got away with one.

Take a look at the incident below for yourself to see if Sweden should’ve been handed (no pun intended) a penalty kick.

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Lozano, Vela keep Mexico rolling

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Mexico is nearly onto the knockout rounds with plenty of time to spare.

Carlos Vela converted a PK and Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez also scored in a 2-1 win over South Korea on Saturday in Rostov-on-Don.

Heung-Min Son buried a shot in stoppage time for South Korea’s goal.

El Tri got another decent performance from Hirving “Chucky” Lozano, who also scored Mexico’s goal in a 1-0 win over Germany.

A Swedish win or draw against Germany at 2 p.m. ET moves Mexico onto the knockout rounds.

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A handball allowed Vela his chance from the spot, and Mexico had its lead after 26 minutes.

Guillermo “Memo” Ochoa made several decent stops for Mexico in the win, though South Korea were admittedly wasteful in the final third.

Lozano then cued up Mexico’s insurance goal from Chicharito, who danced around a defender before bounding a ball home.

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Son scored a beautiful goal in the third minute of stoppage time to put South Korea on the board.

Lozano, Mexico top Germany in thrilling Group F opener

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El Tri’s form wasn’t impressive heading into the World Cup, but they erased a lot of doubt on Sunday.

Mexico knocked off Germany, 1-0, in their Group F opener at Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, after Hirving Lozano’s first-half strike.

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Lozano scored his first World Cup goal in the first half, after Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez picked out a great pass to put Mexico in front following a counterattack.

Both goalkeepers were tested early and often on the day, with Mexico particularly coming out to a flying start against the reigning World Cup champions.

The finish came just two minutes prior to Toni Kroos’ brilliant free kick, which was kept out by an equally-incredible save by El Tri goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa.

As Mexico began to sit back further in the second stanza, the Germans took control of the game, however, the European side struggled in the final third.

Joshua Kimmich was among the threats for the Germans, after nearly scoring an acrobatic bicycle kick off of a low cross from Jerome Boateng.

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Meanwhile, Rafael Marquez entered the match late for Mexico, making him the third player in World Cup history to appear in five tournaments.

El Tri will take on South Korea on June 23 in their second Group F matchup, while Germany meets Sweden that same day.