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The odds are against an Iceland World Cup run. You might fall for them again anyway

8 monthes ago   |   By Washingtonpost

Iceland, which first captured hearts at the 2016 Euros, is in a difficult World Cup group with Argentina, Nigeria, and Croatia. But it maintains its huge heart and captivating fan base.
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From Russia with Love: A long and winding road

8 monthes ago   |   By The Irish Times

A look at some of the more offbeat stories as the World Cup prepares for big kick-off
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Mustaches, silly songs defuse tensions at Russia's World Cup

8 monthes ago   |   By Seattle Pi

MOSCOW - Russia's national soccer team is so bad that even the ruthless leader of Chechnya couldn't coach it to victory - at least according to a satirical song buzzing around Russian social networks ahead of the World Cup.
Russians are turning to parody to defuse tensions around the event, which kicks off Thursday in Moscow with much at stake for President Vladimir Putin and his proud nation.
The favored target is mustachioed Russian coach Stanislav Cherchesov. A tongue-in-cheek online campaign appeals to Russians to post images of themselves wearing mustaches as a show of support.
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Salah races to be fit for Egypt's World Cup opener v Uruguay

Salah races to be fit for Egypt's World Cup opener v Uruguay

8 monthes ago   |   By Fox Sports

YEKATERINBURG, Russia The emphasis on the team returning to the World Cup after 28 years has given way to attention on an individual player ahead of Egypt's World Cup opener against Uruguay.
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The secrets to Germany's World Cup success

8 monthes ago   |   By Yahoo Sports

Around the turn of the millennium, it was a footballing nation in crisis. An aging squad exited the Euro 2000 group stages in ignominy without a single win to their name. "The Germans were always believing in power and mentality, but not quality in the teaching of their youth teams," former captain Lothar Matthäus tells CNN Sport, speaking of the prevailing attitude at that time. "This was maybe the reason that, after the 2000 European Championship, Germany went a new way - a better way for the future." Germany captain Lothar Matthäus holds aloft the World Cup trohpy after defeating...
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Salah races to be fit for Egypt's World Cup opener v Uruguay

8 monthes ago   |   By Yahoo Sports

YEKATERINBURG, Russia - The emphasis on the team returning to the World Cup after 28 years has given way to attention on an individual player ahead of Egypt's World Cup opener against Uruguay. Liverpool star Mohamed Salah is expected to recover from a shoulder injury he sustained in the Champions League final in time to play at least some part of Egypt's World Cup campaign. But will he be fit to play Friday's opening game on the day he turns 26? Millions of Egyptians are anxious to know, and the intense interest isn't restricted to Egypt. The presence of the country's national hero is a...
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Mustaches, silly songs defuse tensions at Russia's World Cup

Mustaches, silly songs defuse tensions at Russia's World Cup

8 monthes ago   |   By USA Today

Russians are turning to parody to defuse tensions as they ready to host the World Cup amid global tensions
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Mustaches, silly songs defuse tensions at Russia's World Cup

Mustaches, silly songs defuse tensions at Russia's World Cup

8 monthes ago   |   By Fox Sports

MOSCOW Russia's national soccer team is so bad that even the ruthless leader of Chechnya couldn't coach it to victory - at least according to a satirical song buzzing around Russian social networks ahead of the World Cup.
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Kylian Mbappe, the NxGn maestro ready to make the World Cup his own

Kylian Mbappe, the NxGn maestro ready to make the World Cup his own

8 monthes ago   |   By Goal

The PSG forward has risen to become on the superstars of the modern game and is already targeting immortality with his national team in Russia
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Fernando Hierro to coach Spain at World Cup

8 monthes ago   |   By Fox Sports

KRASNODAR, Russia Fernando Hierro to coach Spain at World Cup.
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World Cup Betting: Portugal's hopes lie with Cristiano Ronaldo

World Cup Betting: Portugal's hopes lie with Cristiano Ronaldo

8 monthes ago   |   By Goal

He finished as the Champions League's top scorer for the sixth season in a row, but can the Portuguese shine at in Russia with his national team?
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Ball girls selected for World Cup opener

8 monthes ago   |   By Yahoo Sports

A group of 14 Russian girls will act as ballgirls in the opening match of the World Cup on Thursday, the first all-female group to do so. The girls, aged 13 to 16, from Agryz, a small town of 19,000 people some 800 km east of Moscow, were selected by the Russian national team after making a sponsor's shortlist of "inspiring entrants" to a national junior football tournament. The 14 girls, who play football for a team in the Russian region of Tartarstan, will have the eyes of the world on them as they return the ball in the Group A match between Russia and Saudi Arabia at the Luzhniki...
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Russia bans fan involved in Euro 2016 violence from World Cup matches

8 monthes ago   |   By ESPN

ESPN's Sam Borden joins Bob Ley on Outside the Lines to discuss the new wave of hooliganism in Russia, which is a cause for concern ahead of the World Cup.
Russian fan group leader Alexander Shprygin has been denied a document required to attend World Cup matches, he said on Wednesday.
Shprygin, deported from France during the 2016 European Championship after violence flared, wrote on social media that his application for a World Cup fan ID had been rejected.
He told Reuters he had applied for a fan ID on Wednesday because he was planning to attend the tournament's opening match between...
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Dubious Hernandez goal helps West Ham beat Fulham 3-1

Dubious Hernandez goal helps West Ham beat Fulham 3-1

A controversial goal by Javier Hernandez helped West Ham to a 3-1 come-from-behind victory against relegation-threatened Fulham in the Premier League Read more ...

DeMar DeRozan gets huge ovation in return to Toronto

DeMar DeRozan gets huge ovation in return to Toronto

DeMar DeRozan returned to Toronto for the first time since being traded, and Raptors fans showed their appreciation with cheers at every chance. Read more ...

Dustin Johnson leads at Mexico Championship, Tiger making up ground

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Matt Duchene reflects on whirlwind day and Blue Jackets debut

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Patriots owner Robert Kraft charged with soliciting prostitution at Florida...

Patriots owner Robert Kraft charged with soliciting prostitution at Florida spa, police say

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NHL trade rumors: Blue Jackets reportedly deal for Senators F Matt Duchene

NHL trade rumors: Blue Jackets reportedly deal for Senators F Matt Duchene

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Bryce Harper takes a second meeting with the Phillies

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Oilers' McDavid suspended 2 games for headshot on NYI's Leddy

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Chelsea boss Sarri won't overload players with tactical info ahead of Man City

Chelsea boss Sarri won't overload players with tactical info ahead of Man City

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Grizzlies rookie Jaren Jackson Jr. sidelined for 'foreseeable future,'...

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