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Unai Emery eyes Arsenal swoop for World Cup winner, could be forced to spend close to £22m

4 days ago   |   By CaughtOffside

Unai Emery will be hoping to enjoy a positive start to life at Arsenal next season, and key to making that happen is strengthening his squad this summer.
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German journalist advised against World Cup trip after uncovering Russian doping

4 days ago   |   By ESPN

Philippe Coutinho, Neymar and the Brazil squad star in episode two of Project Russia, also featuring a momentous day for U.S. soccer.
The World Cup is here and Anthony Richardson and Ian Fiveankles will be right by your side everyday throughout the tournament, setting the scene in Russia, highlighting games and playing anti-fantasy football.
Episode 1
ESPN FC's Stewart Robson and Alexis Nunes put their prognostication skills to the test for the first four matches of the World Cup.
A German journalist who uncovered Russia's systematic doping in several sports has been told to not travel to...
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Opposition scouting report: How can Egypt beat Uruguay?

4 days ago   |   By ESPN FC

With Mo Salah still recovering, Ed Dove discusses what fans can expect from Egypt at the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
Egypt are back at the World Cup after a 28-year absence, but they begin their 2018 campaign with a tough assignment against a Uruguay side who are favourites to top Group A.
Mohamed Salah is in contention to return to the team after the injury he sustained in Liverpool's Champions League final defeat, but ex-Zambia assistant coach and Queens Park Rangers opposition analyst Irfan Kawri doesn't believe that the superstar forward is the only reason for Egyptian optimism.
In the...
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Egypt got World Cup luck of the draw. Now it needs a little luck with Mo Salah's health

4 days ago   |   By Washingtonpost

Egypt's hopes will depend on its hero's full return from injury - and that he breaks a mysterious World Cup drought by Premier League-leading scorers.
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Russian women should avoid sex with foreign men during 2018 World Cup - lawmaker

4 days ago   |   By ESPN

Episode 1 of Project Russia where we look behind the scenes as the Brazil squad arrive, Ramos squirts water and Salah is put through his paces.
Episode 1
ESPN FC's Stewart Robson and Alexis Nunes put their prognostication skills to the test for the first four matches of the World Cup.
Russian women should avoid sex with non-white foreign men during the football World Cup because they could become single mothers to mixed race children, a senior lawmaker in Moscow said on Wednesday.
Even when Russian women marry foreigners the relationships often end badly, said Tamara Pletnyova, head of...
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World Cup hopefuls England 'exactly the same' as title winning Leicester, says Vardy

World Cup hopefuls England 'exactly the same' as title winning Leicester, says Vardy

4 days ago   |   By Goal

The striker says the mentality and attitude of the Three Lions squad matches that of the Foxes before their incredible Premier League title win
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Group H preview: Radamel Falcao, James Rodriguez lead Colombia into World Cup competition

4 days ago   |   By Yahoo Sports

Germany has the deepest squad in the tournament, but it faces several questions regarding injuries. Coach Joachim Low said goalkeeper Manuel Neuer, who has not played a competitive match since fracturing a foot in September, will be his starter in Russia. That will send Marc-Andre ter Stegen, who played well at Barcelona this season, back to the bench. But can Neuer stand up to the World Cup grind? Midfielder Mesut Ozil, meanwhile, is in a race to heal his knee before next weekend's opener with Mexico. Another worry: Germany, which went 10-0 with a plus-39 goal differential in World Cup...
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Russia vs Saudi Arabia: TV channel, live stream, squad news & match preview

Russia vs Saudi Arabia: TV channel, live stream, squad news & match preview

4 days ago   |   By Goal

Goal brings you all the details and information you need to know ahead of the opening World Cup game between Russia and Saudi Arabia
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Grozny is a World Cup home away from home for Egypt squad

Grozny is a World Cup home away from home for Egypt squad

4 days ago   |   By Yahoo Sports

Next prev GROZNY, Russia - The Egypt squad in Russia for its first World Cup since 1990 has a nickname besides the Pharaohs. The country's all-Muslim squad has become known as "Al-Sajedeen," or the prostrators - a reference to their customary on-pitch prayer when they score. Team members, in keeping up the squad's decades-old immersion in religious rituals, pray together during camp, believing that skills alone don't win games. Perhaps no surprise, then, that Egypt chose mostly Muslim Grozny as its base during its campaign in Russia. Egyptian football officials insist it was a perfect...
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Belgium Vs. Panama: Romelu Lukaku Fires Red Devils To Win In World Cup Game

Belgium Vs. Panama: Romelu Lukaku Fires Red Devils To Win In World Cup Game

Patience paid dividends in Belgium's 2018 FIFA World Cup opener. Belgium beat Panama 3-0 on Monday in Russia in their 2018 World Cup Group G opener. Dries Mertens put Belgium... Read more ...

Mexico beats defending champion Germany 1-0 at World Cup

Mexico beats defending champion Germany 1-0 at World Cup

Defending World Cup champions have been finding it hard to get out of the group stage lately, and Germany is proving no exception. The 2014 champions, ranked No. 1 in the... Read more ...

Japan team at World Cup troubled by earthquake, hotel alarm

Japan team at World Cup troubled by earthquake, hotel alarm

Word of a deadly earthquake in Japan and an early-morning false alarm at a team hotel have given the Samurai Blue unsettling moments at the World Cup Read more ...

Portugal's Andre Silva wary of Morocco in second World Cup match

Portugal's Andre Silva wary of Morocco in second World Cup match

Portugal will face Morocco at the 78,000-seater Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow on Wednesday after playing out a 3-3 draw in opener Read more ...

Watch Granqvist score on the penalty to give Sweden a 1-0 lead

Watch Granqvist score on the penalty to give Sweden a 1-0 lead

Sweden takes the 1-0 lead! Read more ...

Egypt's Ramadan Sobhi does not fear coming up against 2018 Fifa World Cup...

Egypt's Ramadan Sobhi does not fear coming up against 2018 Fifa World Cup hosts Russia

The 21-year-old Pharaohs' attacker believes that the North Africans have what it takes to beat the hosts on Tuesday Read more ...

Own goal in injury time lifts Iran over Morocco at World Cup

Own goal in injury time lifts Iran over Morocco at World Cup

Aziz Bouhaddouz headed a free kick into his own net in the fifth minute of injury time to gift Iran a 1-0 victory over Morocco on Friday at the World Cup. Read more ...

Russia, Egypt match at World Cup could test close ties

Russia, Egypt match at World Cup could test close ties

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia Not since the Cold War days of the 1950s and 1960s has Egypt been as close to Russia as it is now. Read more ...

Minnesota Vikings to add late Dennis Green to Ring of Honor

Minnesota Vikings to add late Dennis Green to Ring of Honor

The Minnesota Vikings will induct the late Dennis Green in the club's Ring of Honor this season, the team announced Monday. Read more ...

Canada's Colton Flasch stuns world champ Niklas Edin at Champions Cup

Canada's Colton Flasch stuns world champ Niklas Edin at Champions Cup

Saskatoon's Colton Flasch upset world champion Niklas Edin of Sweden 5-3 at the Champions Cup on Friday. Read more ...