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A Chance for Putin to Woo the World, Thanks to Soccer and Trump

6 days ago   |   By NYT

A chain of crises made Russia's World Cup charm offensive a tough sell, but President Trump's strains with Europe improved its chances.
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Bolt: I'm an Argentina fan, we have a good chance

6 days ago   |   By Yahoo Sports

Usain Bolt will be supporting Argentina at the World Cup and the Olympic great believes Lionel Messi can lead the nation to glory. Argentina are considered among the contenders in Russia despite struggling through qualifying, although the likes of Brazil, Spain, Germany and France are more fancied to win the showpiece event. Speaking Tuesday, Bolt said he would be supporting Messi and his team-mates as Argentina - drawn with Iceland, Croatia and Nigeria in Group D - look for a first World Cup crown since 1986.
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Why is the United States not at the 2018 World Cup? A timeline of USMNT's qualifying disaster

6 days ago   |   By Yahoo Sports

With the World Cup about to kick off, a lot of Americans are about to commence their quadrennial tradition of following international soccer. However, once you start paying attention to the coverage (or maybe you already have if you're not a casual fan), you may notice something off. No one is talking about the United States. The reason is simple, so don't overthink it: The United States didn't qualify for the World Cup in Russia this year. So how did this happen after the United States made it to the round of 16 in 2014? What happened in four years that caused the United States to fail to...
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How has soccer changed since the 2014 World Cup?

6 days ago   |   By Yardbarker

“Show the world you can be better than Messi”, said Germany manager Joachim Low when he subbed on then 22-year-Mario Gotze in the 88th minute of the 2014 World Cup Final against Argentina. Gotze's match winning goal in the 113th minute off Andre Schurrle's cross was the culmination of a generation of grassroots football foresight and planning. But in an example of how fast the game moves in four years, neither the 26-year-old Gotze nor the 27-year-old Schurrle were named to the current Germany side after each struggled with fitness and form in their years since their Brazil moment.Belgium...
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'This is not football' - Carvajal criticises Iran tactics

'This is not football' - Carvajal criticises Iran tactics

Even though a fortunate Diego Costa strike earned the Roja a 1-0 win over their plucky opponents, the right-back hit out at their tactics. Read more ...

Costa goal gets Spain narrow win over Iran

Costa goal gets Spain narrow win over Iran

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Here are odds on NBA Draft picks - and why you can't bet on them in Vegas this year

We've got NBA Draft props and odds, but you can't bet on the picks this year in Vegas. Read more ...

Uruguay 1 Saudi Arabia 0: Centurion Suarez strikes to send La Celeste...

Uruguay 1 Saudi Arabia 0: Centurion Suarez strikes to send La Celeste, Russia through

Russia are into the next round of the World Cup, with Egypt and Saudi Arabia out, after Uruguay earned a Group A victory. Read more ...

Reus set to rev up Germany's flagging World Cup attack

Reus set to rev up Germany's flagging World Cup attack

Four years after injury robbed him of a World Cup winner's medal in Brazil, Germany are set to turn to Marco Reus to help rescue their Russia 2018 campaign. The 29-year-old... Read more ...

Breaking down new-look Chiefs: Patrick Mahomes, Sammy Watkins a perfect match

Breaking down new-look Chiefs: Patrick Mahomes, Sammy Watkins a perfect match

A new QB-WR duo is one of many changes in Kansas City for the 2018 season. SN breaks down how the Chiefs, already playoff contenders, got even better through free agency and... Read more ...

Behind Dwight Howard's sad plummet to a salary dump

Behind Dwight Howard's sad plummet to a salary dump

Both the Nets and Dwight Howard have come a long, unfortunate way from his 2012 demand to be traded to Brooklyn. Howard, then in his sixth straight All-Star campaign, was at... Read more ...

The Latest: Iran fending off Spain at halftime in Kazan

The Latest: Iran fending off Spain at halftime in Kazan

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