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What Lionel Messi did after missing penalty in Argentina's 1-1 World Cup draw

Posted Friday, June 22, 2018 by Dailystar.co.uk231 hits

The Barcelona forward missed a penalty in Argentina's 1-1 draw with Iceland in their opening World Cup group game. Huge expectation is being placed on the 30-year-old to decorate his brilliant career with an international title. After his great rival Cristiano Ronaldo’s heroics the night before, the pressure was on Messi to deliver in his team's first game on Saturday. Argentina were be...Full Story »

Chelsea transfer news: Incoming boss Maurizio Sarri plots £100m spending spree

Posted Friday, June 22, 2018 by Dailystar.co.uk277 hits

Starsport revealed this week that he wants Belgium striker Dries Mertens from Napoli. And he is likely to upset his former club even more by targeting two more of their stars - Elseid Hysaj and winger Jose Maria Callejon. Right-back Hysaj is valued at around £23m and Callejon £20m. Sarri is also a fan of Juventus centre back Daniele Rugani - who would cost around £20m - and Int...Full Story »

'I just feel so sorry for Messi' - Zabaleta predicts Argentina retirement for Barcelona star

Posted Friday, June 22, 2018 by Goal.com431 hits

The Albiceleste captain endured a miserable outing against Croatia and is set to decide his international future after the World CupLionel Messi could retire from international football after the World Cup following Argentina’s shambolic display against Croatia, according to his former team-mate Pablo Zabaleta. Argentina’s World Cup hopes in Russia are hanging by a thread followin...Full Story »

Deschamps not bothered by unconvincing display in win over Peru

Posted Friday, June 22, 2018 by PA70 hits

France boss Didier Deschamps was satisfied to reach the World Cup second round despite a unconvincing 1-0 win over Peru.The 1998 champions reached the knockout stages in Russia after Kylian Mbappe’s first half strike at the Ekaterinburg Arena on Thursday.France are top of Group C with a 100 per cent record ahead of their final game against second placed Denmark on Tuesday.La qualifica...Full Story »

Denmark 1 Australia 1: Jedinak strikes back after Eriksen rocket

Posted Thursday, June 21, 2018 by Goal.com159 hits

Mile Jedinak's second penalty of the World Cup earned Australia a precious 1-1 draw against Denmark after a controversial VAR decision led to Christian Eriksen's superb opener being cancelled out in Samara. Denmark winger Yussuf Poulsen conceded his second penalty in as many games when video replays led to a decision of handball against him and Jedinak buried the ensuing spot-kick to earn Aus...Full Story »

Alvaro Morata loses football in the sea after attempting keepy-ups on holiday in Sardinia with pregnant wife Alice Campello

Posted Thursday, June 21, 2018 by Thesun.co.uk285 hits

CHELSEA striker Alvaro Morata took a dip in the Mediterranean Sea after a one-man keepy-uppy competition went wrong. The 25-year-old striker is on holiday in Sardinia with his pregnant wife Alice Campello after being left out of Spain's 23-man World Cup squad. Alvaro Morata was doing some keepy-ups while on holiday in Sardinia Morata, whose future at Chelsea is uncertain, was kicking a ball a...Full Story »

Pogba "not bitter" about media treatment, says teammate

Posted Thursday, June 21, 2018 by squawka.com112 hits

France defender Raphael Varane says teammate Paul Pogba is not "bitter" about any perceived negativity towards him in the media. The 25-year-old midfielder, who is currently representing Les Blues at his second World Cup finals, recently stated that he is the most criticised footballer in the world. Varane, though, suggests Pogba is not letting anything written or said about him impact on th...Full Story »

Tabarez hails ‘crucial’ Suarez after Uruguay beat Saudi Arabia to advance

Posted Thursday, June 21, 2018 by PA101 hits

Oscar Tabarez hailed the importance of match-winner Luis Suarez after the striker fired Uruguay into the knockout stages of the World Cup.Suarez celebrated his 100th international cap with the only goal in a 1-0 victory over Saudi Arabia at the Rostov Arena.Uruguay struggled to assert their authority on the game but the slender victory means they join hosts Russia in the last 16, while eliminati...Full Story »

Uruguay 1-0 Saudi Arabia: Luis Suarez winner seals World Cup last-16 spot

Posted Thursday, June 21, 2018 by Skysports.com170 hits

Luis Suarez celebrates after scoring his team's first goal Uruguay booked their place in the last 16 of the World Cup after a 1-0 win over Saudi Arabia in Rostov-on-Don on Wednesday afternoon. The victory, which also confirms Russia's place in the knockout stage and eliminates both Saudi Arabia and Egypt, was secured through a close-range goal from Luis Suarez (23) on his 100th appearance for ...Full Story »

Experts criticise Morocco for playing ‘warrior’ Nordin Amrabat after concussion

Posted Thursday, June 21, 2018 by PA81 hits

Concussion experts have heavily criticised Morocco’s decision to let Nordin Amrabat play against Portugal on Wednesday, only five days after he sustained a concussion in their match against Iran.The North African side lost 1-0, despite outplaying the European champions, and now have no chance of progressing to the knockout stage.The 31-year-old Amrabat, who spent last season with Spanish s...Full Story »

Portugal star Ronaldo becomes second leading international scorer with Morocco goal

Posted Wednesday, June 20, 2018 by Goal.com134 hits

The Real Madrid man is now only behind Iran legend Ali Daei in the rankings after finding the back of the net once again Cristiano Ronaldo has become the second leading international goalscorer of all time after finding the back of the net against Morocco. The Portugal superstar, 33, netted inside the opening five minutes of his side's World Cup clash at the Luzhniki Stadium on Wednesday. ...Full Story »

Roberto Firmino is Like a Defender, Says Sadio Mane

Posted Wednesday, June 20, 2018 by squawka.com180 hits

Sadio Mane has lauded his Liverpool teammate Roberto Firmino's teamwork and compared his work-rate to that of a defender. The Brazilian striker scored 27 goals in 54 games last season, as well as attributing 17 assists, but it is his defensive qualities that leave Mane the most impressed. Speaking on Liverpool's official 2017-18 end-of-season DVD, the Senegalese winger says: "He's a hard wor...Full Story »

Pekerman admits early dismissal cost ‘worn down’ Colombia

Posted Wednesday, June 20, 2018 by PA93 hits

Colombia coach Jose Pekerman blamed his team’s World Cup defeat to Japan on fatigue after they played almost the entire match with a man less.Carlos Sanchez was sent off after just three minutes for handling Shinji Kagawa’s shot, with the Japan playmaker slotting home the resulting penalty.Colombia recovered to draw level through Juan Quintero’s free-kick before half-...Full Story »

Uruguay(N) vs Saudi Arabia - Uruguay coach defends Luis Suarez: superstars are not ‘robots’

Posted Wednesday, June 20, 2018 by PA218 hits

Uruguay coach Oscar Tabarez has put a supportive arm around Luis Suarez and told the striker that even Pele, Diego Maradona and Lionel Messi have had bad days.The Barcelona forward cut a frustrated figure in the 1-0 opening World Cup win over Egypt and appeared well short of the standard which has seen him register 51 goals to become his country’s all-time leading scorer.However, Tabarez i...Full Story »

Spartak Stadium swings to Senegalese beat as Poland self-destruct

Posted Wednesday, June 20, 2018 by PA133 hits

Senegal held on to become the first African team to win a match at Russia 2018 by beating Poland 2-1 in their Group H opener at Moscow’s Spartak Stadium.Playing in their first match on this stage since their memorable run to the quarter-finals in 2002, Senegal triumphed thanks to two goals that owed much to Polish generosity: a Thiago Cionek own goal and a horrible mix-up to let in Mbaye N...Full Story »

Romelu Lukaku makes string of incredible revelations before Belgium World Cup opener

Posted Tuesday, June 19, 2018 by Express.co.uk230 hits

Romelu Lukaku has spoken out about his family's money worries Lukaku, 25, is on £250,000-a-week at Manchester United but he has lifted the lid on an upbringing where his family were ‘broke’. Such was the strife, Lukaku's mother Adolphine had to mix water with milk to make it last longer while also borrowing bread from the local bakery. The Belgian striker, who will lead the l...Full Story »

Russia coach Cherchesov warns Salah: Football's a contact sport. Ramos did nothing wrong

Posted Tuesday, June 19, 2018 by Tribalfootball.com297 hits

Russia coach Stanislav Cherchesov has fired a veiled warning at Liverpool ace Mohamed Salah ahead of their World Cup clash with Egypt. Salah is set to return from the shoulder injury he suffered in the Champions League final for his nation's must-win game against the tournament hosts in St Petersburg on Tuesday. And after launching a staunch defence of Real Madrid hard-man Sergio Ramos for t...Full Story »

Diego Maradona responds to reports of racist incident during Argentina game

Posted Monday, June 18, 2018 by ESPN166 hits

Diego Maradona pictured during Argentina's World Cup game against Iceland. Photo by Valery Sharifulin\TASS via Getty Images Diego Maradona has given his version of an exchange with an Asian fan at a World Cup game in Moscow that witnesses perceived as racist. British television staff working in Spartak Stadium during Argentina's 1-1 draw with Iceland on Saturday reported seeing Maradona respon...Full Story »

England LGBT supporter fearful of displaying Three Lions Pride rainbow banner in Russia

Posted Monday, June 18, 2018 by Skysports.com174 hits

An England LGBT supporter attending the World Cup is fearful of displaying her '3 Lions Pride' rainbow banner in case she attracts unwanted attention from Russian police. MPs warned prior to the tournament that LGBT+ supporters face additional risks in Russia because of the country's attitudes to homosexuality. Di Cunningham is chair of Pride in Football (PiF), the UK alliance for groups of fa...Full Story »

Didier Deschamps’ decisions under the spotlight despite France's win

Posted Saturday, June 16, 2018 by Skysports.com154 hits

France coach Didier Deschamps has unresolved issues despite win over Australia France edged past Australia 2-1 but Didier Deschamps’ decisions are still under the spotlight, writes Adam Bate. For only the second time since their World Cup win 20 years ago, France kicked off their campaign with three points - but the manner of their 2-1 win over Australia in Kazan was far from convincing....Full Story »

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