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

Posted Tuesday, June 19, 2018 by Express.co.uk231 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.com303 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 ESPN169 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.com180 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.com157 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 »

Didier Deschamps: France can do a lot better

Posted Saturday, June 16, 2018 by PA104 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.com171 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 PA132 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.uk300 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.com178 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.com171 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 PA168 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.com329 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.uk319 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.com222 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 PA114 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.com162 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 PA133 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 PA229 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 »

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