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Saudi Arabia World Cup Plane Catches Fire; Watch Scary Mid-Air Video

29 days ago   |   By NESN

Saudi Arabia's time in Russia has gone from bad to worse.
The plane carrying Saudi Arabia's 2018 FIFA World Cup team caught fire Monday night near Rostov, Russia, and was forced to make an emergency landing at the city's airport, according to multiple media outlets. Twitter user Nsports24 used Twitter to share harrowing video of flames shooting from underneath the right wing.
فيديو لتصوير لحظة إشتعال النار في جناح الطائرة .. pic.twitter.com/vqquyDQI5V
- اخبار كرة القدم June 18, 2018
The Russian Airlines Airbus A319-100 landed safely in Rostov.
Saudi Arabia's soccer federation released a...
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Kyrie Irving's Lookalike Totally Is This Player From Panama's World Cup Team

Kyrie Irving's Lookalike Totally Is This Player From Panama's World Cup Team

29 days ago   |   By NESN

Somehow, some way, Kyrie Irving was one of the biggest stories to come out of Panama's 3-0 loss to Belgium on Monday in the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
Before and during the match, fans noticed that Panama midfielder Gabriel Gomez looks an awful lot like the Boston Celtics point guard. And, to be perfectly honest, we also think the resemblance is somewhat creepy.
First, watch this video of Gomez greeting young fans before taking the field:
This is what it's all about. pic.twitter.com/RPaunKu3jm
- FOX Soccer June 18, 2018
Now, wait until the 20-second mark in this video of Gomez and his teammates...
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Brazil asks for clarification over VAR use in its opener

29 days ago   |   By Fox Sports

SOCHI, Russia The Brazilian Football Confederation is questioning FIFA about the procedures used for video review during Brazil's match against Switzerland at the World Cup.
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Argentina boss Jorge Sampaoli plans big changes for World Cup match with Croatia

29 days ago   |   By ESPN FC

The FC crew take a comprehensive look at how Iceland stifled Argentina and revisit La Albiceleste's continued dependence on Lionel Messi.
Recap all the key storylines from the third day of the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
The FC panel assess Croatia's complete performance against Nigeria and what message it sends to the rest of Group D.
Argentina were denied the win as Iceland's goalkeeper Hannes Por Halldorsson saved Lionel Messi's penalty.
ESPN FC's Stevie Nicol feels it's time for Lionel Messi to relinquish penalty duties as his miss resulted in a 1-1 draw with Iceland.
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England kick off campaign with hard-fought victory

England kick off campaign with hard-fought victory

29 days ago   |   By FIFA

إنجلترا تستهل مبارياتها بفوز بشقّ الأنفُس على تونس
اقتنص المنتخب الإنجليزي فوزاً صعباً في الأنفاس الأخيرة من مباراته الأولى في كأس العالم روسيا FIFA 2018 أمام المنتخب التونسي والتي جرت في ملعب فولجوجراد أرينا مساء اليوم.
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World Cup: Kane's brace gives England World Cup win over Tunisia

World Cup: Kane's brace gives England World Cup win over Tunisia

29 days ago   |   By UPI

England defeated Tunisia 2-1 in a Group G match of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Monday in Russia's southern city of Volgograd.
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World Cup telecasts experiencing quality issues Down Under

29 days ago   |   By Fox Sports

SYDNEY An Australian telecommunications company with streaming rights to the World Cup has allowed the free-to-air SBS network to televise matches for 48 hours while it attempts to resolve a series of disruptions that have plagued the service.
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Argentina coach plans major changes to team at World Cup

29 days ago   |   By Seattle Pi

BRONNITSY, Russia - Argentina coach Jorge Sampaoli is planning major changes to his team for the South Americans' next World Cup match.
In the team's first training session since a disappointing 1-1 draw against Iceland, Sampaoli tried a different tactical approach Monday, with an eye toward the clash against Croatia on Thursday.
He tested a system with three central defenders: Gabriel Mercado, Nicolas Otamendi and Nicolas Tagliafico. Mercado was replacing Marcos Rojo, who put in a poor performance against Iceland in a line of four defenders.
The other notable change in training was that...
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Canadian referee Joe Fletcher assigned to work Portugal-Morocco game

29 days ago   |   By Sportsnet

Canadian assistant referee Joe Fletcher has been assigned to work Wednesday's World Cup match between Portugal and Morocco in Moscow.
Fletcher, fellow assistant referee Frank Anderson and referee Mark Geiger will work the Group B game at Luzhniki Stadium.
Fletcher and Geiger, like Anderson an American, previously served as VAR officials for Saturday's Argentina-Iceland game at Moscow's Spartak Stadium.
Fletcher, a 41-year-old chartered accountant from St. Catharines, Ont., by way of Niagara Falls, is working his second World Cup.
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FIFA opens disciplinary case against Mexico over fans' alleged anti-gay chant at World Cup match

29 days ago   |   By Yahoo Sports

FIFA, the governing body of world soccer, opened disciplinary proceedings against Mexico after its fans allegedly chanted an anti-gay slur during the team's opening World Cup match. Some Mexican supporters shouted the slur when German goalkeeper Manuel Neuer was readying for a goal kick in the Group F match on Sunday. Mexico upset the defending World Cup champions and won the match 1-0. Fans of the Mexican national team have long shouted the insult whenever a goalkeeper of the opposition's team takes a goal kick. Widely considered a slur, some argue there is no discriminatory intent...
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Brazil Held to 1-1 Draw by Switzerland at World Cup

29 days ago   |   By Yahoo Sports

Brazil's Neymar reacts after failing to score during the group E match between Brazil and Switzerland at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Rostov Arena in Rostov-on-Don, Russia, Sunday, June 17, 2018. The Associated Press By DEREK GATOPOULOS, Associated Press ROSTOV-ON-DON, Russia - Brazil joined the list of big teams struggling to win their opening matches at the World Cup in Russia. The five-time champions were held to a 1-1 draw by Switzerland on Sunday, a few hours after four-time champion Germany was beaten by Mexico 1-0. Philippe Coutinho, who was making his World Cup debut, gave...
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Grant Wahl joins Rob Stone to talk the fan bases at the FIFA World Cup | 2018 FIFA World Cup™ Today

Grant Wahl joins Rob Stone to talk the fan bases at the FIFA World Cup | 2018 FIFA World Cup™ Today

29 days ago   |   By Fox Sports

Grant Wahl joins Rob Stone on FIFA World Cup Today to talk which countries are well represented at this FIFA World Cup.
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Argentina coach plans major changes to team at World Cup

29 days ago   |   By Fox Sports

BRONNITSY, Russia Argentina coach Jorge Sampaoli is planning major changes to his team for the South Americans' next World Cup match.
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World Cup 2018: Russia vs. Egypt odds, expert picks, insider predictions

29 days ago   |   By CBSSports

European soccer expert picks Tuesday's 2018 World Cup match
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Romelu LUKAKU Goal 2 - Belgium v Panama - MATCH 13

29 days ago   |   By FIFA

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Tunisia v England - 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ - Match 14

29 days ago   |   By FIFA

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