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Why Nigeria's win over Iceland is good news for Lionel Messi's Argentina

Why Nigeria's win over Iceland is good news for Lionel Messi's Argentina The Super Eagles are now second in Group D and their concluding group match against two-time champions Argentina will be billed as a winner-takes-all tie. In Iceland's 1-1 draw against Argentina , the team played with a lone striker. The tireless Moses was released down the right and his cross was met by Musa who teed up the ball deftly with the outside of his right foot before unleashing... [Full Article...]

Nigeria will peak at 2022 World Cup, says boss Gernot Rohr

Nigeria will peak at 2022 World Cup, says boss Gernot Rohr Ahmed Musa struck twice to become the first Nigerian to score at two World Cups Friday as the Super Eagles secured a crucial 2-0 win over Iceland , who missed a penalty. The Super Eagles, meanwhile, know that a draw against Argentina will probably be sufficient, unless Iceland beat Croatia and better Nigeria's goal difference. [Full Article...]

England manager Gareth Southgate dislocates shoulder

England manager Gareth Southgate dislocates shoulder The Manchester City and England forward has often chosen to remain silent in the media but has chosen to respond in a personal piece in which he dives deep into his own history and upbringing. "We got some clips, sat down together and he wanted to give his advice and opinion on these actions". "If you grew up the same way I grew up, don't listen to what certain tabloids want to tell you", ... [Full Article...]

Tabarez hails ‘crucial’ Suarez after Uruguay beat Saudi Arabia to advance

Tabarez hails ‘crucial’ Suarez after Uruguay beat Saudi Arabia to advance Suarez becomes the first Uruguayan to score in three World Cups and coach Tabarez admits he is vital to the national team. The Uruguayans held on in the last few minutes and joined host nation Russian Federation in the knockout stages, while Egypt and Saudi Arabia were eliminated. [Full Article...]

Granit Xhaka and Xherdan Shaqiri's Albanian flag celebrations for Switzerland draw attention

Granit Xhaka and Xherdan Shaqiri's Albanian flag celebrations for Switzerland draw attention His experience on Tyneside has so far been extremely underwhelming, such was the promise that surrounded the Serb upon his arrival in Newcastle, but that potential has not been realised during his three-year association with the club, and he has so far failed to light up St James' Park. [Full Article...]

LAFC's Marco Ureña on Costa Rica facing Brazil: "They're not invincible"

LAFC's Marco Ureña on Costa Rica facing Brazil: And while Brazilians at live screenings of the game around the country erupted in joy at the win, there was withering criticism of Neymar for his apparently over-theatrical fall in front of the Costa Rican goal - leading to a penalty being overturned on VAR analysis. [Full Article...]

Neymar returns to training, Brazil guarantees he's ready

Neymar returns to training, Brazil guarantees he's ready A few moments later he finally chose to leave, kicking a ball away with his left foot before limping away beside the team doctor. "Since today was only a recovery session for the starters, and he complained about pain, he ended going to rehabilitation". [Full Article...]

Sarri identifies first signing for Chelsea

Sarri identifies first signing for Chelsea Maurizio Sarri's contractual situation with Napoli is expected to be sorted out by the end of June, according to Sky in Italy. The former banker worked with Higuain at Napoli and is keen to get his hands on him again once he takes charge of Chelsea this summer. [Full Article...]

Phanatic Shoots Phillies Fan in the Face With Hot Dog Cannon

Phanatic Shoots Phillies Fan in the Face With Hot Dog Cannon Kathy McVay of Plymouth Meeting learned the hard way that a hot dog can hurt. McVay said the Phillies reached out to her on Tuesday to apologize, and they have offered her tickets to a future game when she wants to return. "And mostly, it's going to get worse before it gets better", McVay said. McVay doesn't plan to take legal action against the Phillies and seems to be taking the injury wit... [Full Article...]

Teranga Lions eye another win against Japan

Teranga Lions eye another win against Japan Several videos have emerged on social media which show Japanese and Senegalese fans cleaning up the part of the stadium they had occupied during the games. "Senegal does want to go through the group phase, and winning against Poland is a great start", the coach said. Coming in the third minute, it was the second fastest red card in World Cup history and the first of this year's tournament. [Full Article...]

Iran 0-1 Spain: 3 things we learned

Iran 0-1 Spain: 3 things we learned Spain earned its first win at the 2018 World Cup on Wednesday, narrowly beating Iran 1-0 on a fortunate goal from Diego Costa . Frustrated throughout by a dogged defensive display from the Lions of Persia, Costa courted first-half controversy when he walked towards the Persepolis shot-stopper as he prepared to kick out the ball. [Full Article...]

Sepp Blatter arrives as guest of Vladimir Putin

Sepp Blatter arrives as guest of Vladimir Putin Both men deny any wrongdoing. Russian Federation was a shock victor for the 2018 tournament at the vote in December 2010, with even Putin himself was taken aback by the result - he says he is far more interested in ice hockey and martial arts. [Full Article...]

Hornets trade Dwight Howard to Nets for Timofey Mozgov

Hornets trade Dwight Howard to Nets for Timofey Mozgov The Nets will be Howard's sixth National Basketball Association team in the past eight seasons and his fourth different franchise in four years. Howard went to Charlotte and declared himself team leader - despite the presence of Walker, the franchise player . [Full Article...]

City's 2018/19 Premier League fixtures

City's 2018/19 Premier League fixtures Emery has succeeded Arsene Wenger, who left Arsenal after 22 years in charge. Leicester City's first game at King Power Stadium comes a week later on Saturday 18 August, when newly-promoted Wolverhampton Wanderers visit King Power Stadium for the first time since 2013. [Full Article...]

World Cup Fans in Mexico Triggered an Artificial Earthquake Just by Jumping

World Cup Fans in Mexico Triggered an Artificial Earthquake Just by Jumping The defending champions Germany have crashed to defeat in their first game at the FIFA World Cup as an enterprising Mexico refused to be intimidated by history and ran out 1-0 winners in a thrilling Group F opener. "And I hope that whoever wins as president also knows how to lead us to victory", she said. If ever there's a place to enhance your reputation, it's most certainly the World Cu... [Full Article...]

Arsenal complete move to sign goalkeeper Bernd Leno from Bayer Leverkusen

The club confirmed this afternoon that a number of changes have been made to the current Arsenal regime, with a number of Arsene Wenger's previous subordinates making way. The highly rated goalkeeper failed to get a call up in the Germany squad for this summer's World Cup in Russian Federation. Arsenal have agreed a fee - reported to be 22m euros (£19.3m) - for Bayer Leverkusen goalkee... [Full Article...]

Colombia’s Carlos Sanchez gets 1st red of tournament

Colombia’s Carlos Sanchez gets 1st red of tournament Colombia is in now serious danger of failing to advance out of group play with games against Senegal and Poland. I like Sanchez a lot, but compared to toby he is miles away, just pay Toby the going rate? What was Jose Pekerman doing? Colombia continued to rally but the effect of playing with 10 men for nearly the entire game took its toll with Japan holding out, leaving Colombi... [Full Article...]

VAR system used for first time in France, Australia match

VAR system used for first time in France, Australia match But a stunning chip from Paul Pogba caught Mat Ryan off his line, winning the match for France with a deflected shot that went in off the crossbar. The halftime whistle sounded soon after, and while Peruvian fans consoled each other, Peru's players rushed to support Cueva as the teams headed for the dressing rooms. [Full Article...]

Brazil held to a 1-1 draw by Switzerland

Brazil held to a 1-1 draw by Switzerland Toni Kroos crashed a shot against the crossbar for Germany but they were never able to get back in the match at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow as they slid to their first defeat in their opening game of a World Cup since 1982. I was seeing it again but it's not for me to talk about it, there are four professionals working for that. As a result of those nerves, the Brazil defence were too p... [Full Article...]

Mexican Soccer Fans Cause Minor Earthquake Following Winning Goal

Mexican Soccer Fans Cause Minor Earthquake Following Winning Goal Brazil were held by Switzerland to a 1-1 draw at the Rostov Arena. Mexico coach Juan Carlos Osorio lulled the four-time tournament winners into a false sense of security, fielding only one out-and-out forward in Javier Hernandez and awarding their opponents possession of the ball. [Full Article...]


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