• Brazil held to 1-1 draw by Switzerland in Group E opener

    Brazil held to 1-1 draw by Switzerland in Group E opener

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    Germany breezed through qualifying scoring 43 goals and conceding just four and, astonishingly, average nearly four goals a game in their opening World Cup matches since last losing their first tournament game in 1982 against Algeria. And not everyone (in Brazil ) likes me", Tite said, chuckling. "But anxiety hit us hard". "I am very happy about the level of performance we have shown so far".
  • Mexico World Cup fans jump with joy, cause small quake

    Mexico World Cup fans jump with joy, cause small quake

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    Both literally and figuratively. Football fans in Mexico could have caused an " artificial earthquake " in celebrating their country's 1-0 FIFA World Cup win against Germany , according to Mexican seismic monitor SIMMSA. "We need to focus on the next game". Mexico supporters outnumbered Germany fans at the Luzhniki Stadium and made nearly all of the noise, roaring their team forward.
  • Egypt's Mo Salah takes part in full training before Russian Federation clash

    Egypt's Mo Salah takes part in full training before Russian Federation clash

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    Mohamed Salah was kept on the bench in Egypt's opening World Cup defeat against Uruguay on Friday because the team did not want to risk further injury to the Liverpool star. Speculation over Salah's fitness had dominated the buildup, and Cuper was left second-guessing his decision not to involve his star player. Egypt, coached by Argentine Hector Cuper, are still targeting a second-placed finish in the group, but must beat Russian Federation to have any hope of achieving that goal.
  • Polish football star Robert Lewandowski honoured on postage stamp

    Polish football star Robert Lewandowski honoured on postage stamp

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    They were thus in Pot 1, among the best teams . Alfred Gomis of SPAL in Italy and Khadim N'Diaye who plys his trade in Guinea are his competition and it was the latter who featured in the majority of the qualification games, so he and Diallo are likely to fight it out for the starting spot.
  • 'Hurt' Lionel Messi finally breaks silence after Argentina draw against Iceland

    'Hurt' Lionel Messi finally breaks silence after Argentina draw against Iceland

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    Argentina were awarded a penalty in the 64th minute for a push in the back on Aguero by Hordur Bjorgvin Magnusson but Messi's weak effort from the spot was saved by goalkeeper Hannes Por Halldorsson. Iceland , by far the smallest country by population to appear at the World Cup, famously beat England in the round of 16 of Euro 2016 and again, inspired by their "thunderclapping" fans, ran tirelessly and fought for everything to write another glowing chapter in their short but glorious major ...
  • Argentina can win World Cup says Messi

    Argentina can win World Cup says Messi

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    Just don't expect Iceland to be at all intimidated by Argentina and its superstar forward, going by its European Championship debut two years ago. "Earlier I used to play football, now because of my age I can not play the game, but my works on these kites is just my token of respect for the game." said Ajit Dutta.
  • Super Eagles Arrive In Russia Ahead Of FIFA World Cup

    Super Eagles Arrive In Russia Ahead Of FIFA World Cup

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    Nigeria are in a the hard Group D in Russian Federation alongside Croatia, Iceland and Argentina, with some reports suggesting their sales of their home strip have already passed the three million mark. Indeed, Nigeria set out for their World Cup base after leaving their pre-tournament training camp in Austria on Monday and never has a football entourage looked this gosh-darn dapper...
  • Egypt coach, Cuper provides final update on Mohamed Salah ahead Uruguay clash

    Egypt coach, Cuper provides final update on Mohamed Salah ahead Uruguay clash

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    It was initially thought he would miss the group stage - Egypt are paired with Uruguay , Russia and Saudi Arabia in Group A. Mohamed Salah returned to Egypt training ahead of their opening World Cup match against Uruguay . "If we see at the last minute that there is an issue then we will see if it can be resolved, but certainly he does not feel afraid". Here's hoping Salah is able to continue his electric form in his first World Cup , despite his ill-timed shoulder injury .
  • A Fantastic First Fixture, Says Puel

    A Fantastic First Fixture, Says Puel

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    Elsewhere, Manchester United host Leicester City , Tottenham head to Newcastle United , Liverpool play West Ham at Anfield and Huddersfield Town host Chelsea . Arsenal and Tottenham will be at the Emirates on the weekend of December 1, with the return on March 2. City have seven league games (plus the final Champions League group match and a potential Carabao Cup encounter), kicking off with Bournemouth at home on 1 December.
  • England aim for World Cup quarter-finals

    England aim for World Cup quarter-finals

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    Should England reach their first World Cup final in 52 years, Southgate's heroes may well come up against world number one GERMANY in a repeat of the 1966 tournament. "I've felt that there are different ways to bridge that - the most important is the way you play, and your performances and your results". "We ask people to pay a lot of money to watch football".
  • Democrats Invite Golden State Warriors To Congress

    Democrats Invite Golden State Warriors To Congress

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    Golden State rookie Jordan Bell began the day bemoaning on Twitter that he "left the Henny at home", but after brandishing an empty bottle while on a float, he found someone in the Oakland crowd able to satisfy his craving. "I'm just excited to be here with these guys" McGee, who was wearing only shorts, told KGO-TV. "[The Durant comments were] just for the media, he can't have anything he wants", Myers said.
  • LeBron James played National Basketball Association finals with self inflicted 'broken hand'

    LeBron James played National Basketball Association finals with self inflicted 'broken hand'

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    Brian Windhorst, the man who knows everything there is to know about LeBron, reported that James was playing with an injured right hand for the entire series. Will he decide to stay home and re-sign with the Cleveland Cavaliers or will he take his talents somewhere else? "It's humbling to be on the 20 anniversary cover of a game I've played and loved since I was a little kid", said James.
  • 'Record': Ronaldo will leave Madrid

    'Record': Ronaldo will leave Madrid

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    Besides Zinedine Zidane's sudden departure, Real's speculated interest for Neymar has also complicated matters for Ronaldo as the club is reportedly preparing to offer a world-record bid to bring the Brazilian from Paris-Saint Germain forward.
  • Sixers have third best odds to win next National Basketball Association championship

    Sixers have third best odds to win next National Basketball Association championship

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    Rather than chase records, they endured injuries and bouts of complacency. In an era where ratings are pretty much down for everyone including the muscular National Football League, the NBA was either up or steady right up until last night's finale - which may be something to build on for next year if the shift in America's sports interest continues.
  • Nabil Fekir’s move to Liverpool is now OFF

    Nabil Fekir’s move to Liverpool is now OFF

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    The French outfit have not ruled out the possibility of Fekir moving to another European powerhouse though, provided that the price is right. Liverpool , meanwhile, have already confirmed the signing of Fabinho and will move on to other targets with the goalkeeping department still a matter of concern for the Reds .