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Didier Deschamps: France can do a lot better

Posted Saturday, June 16, 2018 by PA102 hits

Didier Deschamps admits France can improve significantly after they scraped a controversial 2-1 victory against Australia in their World Cup opener.Les Bleus benefited from the competition’s first use of video assistant referee technology when they were awarded a debatable second-half penalty, which was converted by Antoine Griezmann.Uruguayan official Andres Cunha initially played on afte...Full Story »

Nigerian fans not permitted into World Cup stadiums with live chickens

Posted Saturday, June 16, 2018 by Marca.com170 hits

The World Cup sees a myriad of different cultures and traditions mix in perfect harmony, however it's been confirmed that live chickens will not be allowed into the stadiums in Russia, which is bad news for Nigeria. Nigerian supporters have traditionally painted chickens green and white and taken them into the stadium because the birds are seen as a good luck charm. Andrei Yermak, the touri...Full Story »

Incredible Cristiano Ronaldo nets World Cup hat-trick for Portugal in thriller

Posted Saturday, June 16, 2018 by PA129 hits

Cristiano Ronaldo stunned Spain again just days after the shock departure of their head coach Julien Lopetegui, his hat-trick securing an amazing 3-3 World Cup draw in Sochi.Ronaldo had scored just three times in 13 appearances in World Cup finals – but the Real Madrid superstar matched that during an incredible 90 minutes.Diego Costa twice cancelled out efforts from Ronaldo – his se...Full Story »

Vladimir Putin’s links to Russian Ultras out for blood at World Cup REVEALED

Posted Friday, June 15, 2018 by Dailystar.co.uk298 hits

LINKS: Vladimir Putin has connections to Russian ultras Hooligans are feared to cause trouble at the tournament once more with warnings a “festival of violence” awaits England fans at the World Cup. The tournament kicked off yesterday as hosts Russia beating Saudi Arabia 5-0 – with Putin an excited spectator. Russia and England fans were involved in bloody clashes at Euro 2...Full Story »

Saudi Arabia coach Juan Antonio Pizzi wants to forget 'feeling of shame' after Russia defeat

Posted Friday, June 15, 2018 by Skysports.com177 hits

Juan Antonio Pizzi talks of his "feeling of shame" Saudi Arabia coach Juan Antonio Pizzi described a "feeling of shame" after his side suffered a 5-0 hammering at the hands of hosts Russia. No host team has lost a World Cup opening match and Russia kept up that tradition with goals from Yury Gazinsky (12), Denis Cheryshev (43, 90+1), Artem Dzyuba (71) and Aleksandr Golovin (90+3). "The opposi...Full Story »

Russia 5 Saudi Arabia 0: Cheryshev, Golovin star in World Cup opener despite Dzagoev blow

Posted Friday, June 15, 2018 by Goal.com170 hits

Denis Cheryshev scored his first Russia goals as the World Cup hosts brushed Saudi Arabia aside at Luzhniki Stadium. Denis Cheryshev scored a brace and Aleksandr Golovin starred as Russia kicked off their first home World Cup with a rampant 5-0 Group A win over a lacklustre Saudi Arabia side in Moscow. Yuri Gazinskiy and Cheryshev struck first-half goals to open their international accounts at...Full Story »

Russia 5 - 0 Saudi Arabia: Rampant Russia blitz Saudi Arabia to give the World Cup hosts a dream start

Posted Friday, June 15, 2018 by PA167 hits

Hosts Russia opened their World Cup campaign and with a 5-0 thrashing of a woeful Saudi Arabia, a result that will delight a nation desperate to enjoy their moment on football’s biggest stage.According to FIFA’s rankings there was little between these teams as they kicked off, which suggested it would be a competitive game.Sadly, the rankings also suggested it would not be high on qu...Full Story »

Russia v Saudi Arabia: Pressure on hosts in World Cup opener

Posted Thursday, June 14, 2018 by fourfourtwo.com326 hits

Russia are the lowest-ranked team at the World Cup and yet, come Thursday's opener, they will be expected to provide a nation-lifting performance against Saudi Arabia. The hosts are somewhat ill-equipped to deliver the fireworks expected of such an occasion, having tumbled to an all-time low of 70th in the world ahead of a tournament that will be debated as much for events on the pitch as tho...Full Story »

Russia vs Saudi Arabia - Cherchesov embraces pressure as Russia prepare to kick-start WC

Posted Thursday, June 14, 2018 by PA282 hits

Russia coach Stanislav Cherchesov insists he is comfortable with the level of scrutiny being directed at the World Cup hosts.They kick off the tournament against Saudi Arabia on Thursday looking for their first win at the summer finals since their opening match of the 2002 event, against Tunisia.The omens have not been good in the build-up as Russia have failed to win in seven non-competitive at...Full Story »

Leroy Sane makes most of World Cup snub as he posts intimate images with stunning Wag Candice Brook

Posted Wednesday, June 13, 2018 by Thesun.co.uk313 hits

LEROY SANE seems to have made the most of his incredible World Cup snub... by jetting off to California with stunning girlfriend Candice Brook. The Manchester City star, 22, shared a series of loved-up pictures on social media having shockingly missed out on Germany's 23-man squad. Leroy Sane and girlfriend Candice Brook enjoyed a holiday in California The pair posted a series of loved-up sna...Full Story »

Zidane: I didn't leave Madrid to take France job

Posted Tuesday, June 12, 2018 by fourfourtwo.com221 hits

Potentially coaching France had nothing to do with Zinedine Zidane's decision to leave Real Madrid. Zinedine Zidane insisted he did not leave his Real Madrid post just so he could take over as France coach. Zidane made the shock decision to resign as Madrid head coach just days after leading the LaLiga giants to a third straight Champions League title. The 45-year-old was quickly linked to ...Full Story »

Didier Deschamps defends goalkeeper Hugo Lloris after USA draw

Posted Sunday, June 10, 2018 by PA113 hits

France boss Didier Deschamps defended Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris after his side were held 1-1 by the USA in Lyon.Lloris failed to keep out Julian Green’s shot at his near post, which he appeared to have covered, as the USA took a shock first-half lead with their only attempt on goal.Kylian Mbappe fired home a second-half equaliser, but Les Bleus squandered several other chances and w...Full Story »

Jermain Defoe Is Now An OBE And He's Dedicated The Award To Bradley

Posted Saturday, June 09, 2018 by thesportbible.com161 hits

Jermain Defoe has been awarded an OBE for his charity work, but has admitted that is was a moment filled with mixed emotions following the death of his friend, Bradley Lowery. In July last year, Lowery's precious time on this earth sadly came to an end. The brave 6-year-old from Blackhall Colliery, near Hartlepool, broke the heart of a nation. Bradley's legacy will live on forever though. Fr...Full Story »

Low defends Gundogan after boos during Saudi Arabia friendly

Posted Saturday, June 09, 2018 by PA132 hits

Head coach Joachim Low has called for an end to the heckling of Manchester City midfielder Ilkay Gundogan as Germany prepare to kick off their World Cup defence in Russia.Germany defeated Saudi Arabia 2-1 in Leverkusen on Friday night, which brought to an end five matches without a victory – their worst run of form since 1988.However, despite dominating for most of the game at the BayArena...Full Story »

France vs USA - Didier Deschamps stands up for Paul Pogba as World Cup nears

Posted Saturday, June 09, 2018 by PA228 hits

France boss Didier Deschamps insists he has “no worries” about the form of Paul Pogba ahead of the World Cup.A lacklustre performance from midfielder Pogba in France’s warm-up friendly against Russia 2018 absentees Italy in Nice last week caused some concern.Samuel Umtiti, Antoine Griezmann and Ousmane Dembele scored for Les Blues at the Allianz Riviera where Pogba was far from...Full Story »

Germany 2 - 1 Saudi Arabia: Germany head to Russia after victory over Saudi Arabia

Posted Saturday, June 09, 2018 by PA186 hits

Germany completed their preparations for the World Cup with a 2-1 win over Saudi Arabia in Leverkusen.Joachim Low’s side brought to an end five matches without a victory – their worst run of form since 1988.However, despite dominating for most of the game at the BayArena after taking an early lead through Timo Werner, the world champions could have ended up with an embarrassing draw ...Full Story »

Germany vs Saudi Arabia - Germany let bruised Mesut Ozil sit out Saudi Arabia friendly

Posted Thursday, June 07, 2018 by PA197 hits

Germany will not take “unnecessary risks” with Mesut Ozil as the Arsenal midfielder looks to shake off a knee problem and be fully fit for the World Cup.The German Football Association (DFB) said Ozil had only done running exercises during Thursday’s final training session ahead of the friendly against Saudi Arabia as he continued to recover from a “minor bruise to his le...Full Story »

'Sergio Ramos is an idiot' - Firmino hits back after Madrid star's jibes

Posted Thursday, June 07, 2018 by Goal.com303 hits

Roberto Firmino has branded Sergio Ramos an "idiot" after the Real Madrid captain continued to revel in last month's 3-1 Champions League final win over Liverpool. Gareth Bale came off the bench to net a remarkable overhead kick and complete his brace to stand as Madrid's hero in a third consecutive European title win in Kiev. In the eyes of Liverpool supporters, Ramos was unquestionably the...Full Story »

Neymar deal claim made by Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola

Posted Thursday, June 07, 2018 by Express.co.uk325 hits

Neymar deal claim made by Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola REAL MADRID will have their work cut out to prise Neymar away from Paris Saint-Germain. That's the verdict of Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola, who says the Brazil international will not be joining him at the Etihad either. Neymar is regarded as one of the world’s top talents and there would be a queue of clubs waiting if PS...Full Story »

Manchester United make Diogo Dalot their second summer signing

Posted Thursday, June 07, 2018 by Marca.com274 hits

Portugal's Primeira Liga continues to be the place to spot up-and-coming talents with Diogo Dalot the latest to make the leap out of the Iberian league to join Manchester United. Costing around 22 million euros, the full-back leaves Porto having featured predominantly for the club's reserve side last season, appearing only six times as the senior team won the domestic title. And yet Jose Mou...Full Story »

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