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Colombia Not Out Of The Woods Yet, Warns Pekerman

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KAZAN, Russia- Colombia coach Jose Pekerman quickly put a lid on the euphoria surrounding the win over Poland on Sunday, warning that they still have plenty of work to do to get into the knockout stages of the World Cup. It was a warning that understandably went unheeded by thousands of South Americans on the…

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Australia Seek Reward For Going Dutch With Van Marwijk

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KAZAN, Russia- Australia’s crunch World Cup match against Peru on Tuesday could be Bert van Marwijk’s last game in charge but the no-nonsense Dutchman has already left a deep impression during his short time in charge. Managing the weakest team in a group boasting France and Denmark, Van Marwijk was given little hope of leading…

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11 Football Fans Killed Within 24 Hours Of Mexico’s World Cup Game

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MEXICO CITY- Eleven football fans were shot and killed in Mexico following the nation’s win against South Korea in the 2018 World Cup in Russia, police said. The first of two attacks took place along the Texas border around 11am local time, when six people were killed in a shooting as they sat watching the…

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South Korea’s Task Gets Harder With Ki To Miss Germany Game

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South Korea’s faint hopes of reaching the last 16 of the World Cup have faded further with news that captain Ki Sung-yueng will miss their final group game against Germany. The Koreans lost their first two games in Russia but could still advance to the knockout rounds if they defeat the world champions and Mexico…

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Cisse Points Finger At Defence After 2-2 Draw With Japan

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YEKATERINBURG, Russia- Senegal coach Aliou Cisse criticised his team for letting Japan equalise twice in their World Cup Group H game on Sunday and said he expected more from central defenders Kalidou Koulibaly and Salif Sane. In an exciting but error-strewn 2-2 draw, the Africans went ahead through Sadio Mane and dominated for much of…

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Clinical Colombia Send Sorry Poles Packing With 3-0 Victory

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KAZAN, Russia- Colombia’s World Cup campaign roared back into life with a thumping 3-0 victory over Poland on Sunday which delivered a warning to their rivals and sent the disappointing Poles tumbling out of the tournament. Defender Yerry Mina scored the opener in the 40th minute with captain Radamel Falcao and winger Juan Cuadrado putting…

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Rashford Should Replace Sterling For Panama Game: Carragher

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Former England defender Jamie Carragher believes Marcus Rashford should replace fellow forward Raheem Sterling for the World Cup fixture against Panama on Sunday, explaining that the Manchester United player is better suited to the side’s system. Skipper Harry Kane bagged a brace, the second in stoppage time, as England beat Tunisia 2-1 in their opening…

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Mourinho Confident England Will Impress In Russia

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Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has backed England to shine at the World Cup due to the depth of experience in the squad. “They have a good group of young but experienced players,” Mourinho told British media. “All of them play in the most competitive competition in the world, the Premier League, all of them…

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Former Hero Ronaldo Backs Brazil To End 16-Year Wait In Russia

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Former Brazil striker Ronaldo believes it is time for his country to live up to the expectations and end their 16-year wait for a World Cup in Russia. Tite’s Brazilian squad head into the tournament as one of the favourites, and will meet Switzerland, Costa Rica and Serbia in Group E. “I think for me…

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England’s Rashford Suffers Injury Scare Ahead Of World Cup Opener

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England forward Marcus Rashford has suffered a “slight knock” in the final training session before heading to the World Cup in Russia, manager Gareth Southgate said. The 20-year old, who scored 13 goals for Manchester United in all competitions last season, will be hopeful of a starting spot in Southgate’s team after impressing in the…

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US Counterspy Warns World Cup Travellers’ Devices Could Be Hacked

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WASHINGTON- The top US counterintelligence official is advising Americans travelling to Russia for football’s World Cup beginning this week that they should not take electronic devices because they are likely to be hacked by criminals or the Russian government. In a statement on June 12, William Evanina, an FBI agent and the director of the…

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Hazard Wants Clarity On Conte’s Future At Chelsea

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Eden Hazard wants clarity on Chelsea manager Antonio Conte’s position at the club, as well as what signings they plan to make in the close season, before he makes his mind up about his own long-term future. Conte won the Premier League in his first year at Chelsea but his future is unclear after they…

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England’s Alli Promises Best Behaviour At World Cup

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England attacking midfielder Dele Alli has promised to not fall foul of new FIFA regulations introduced for the World Cup which allow referees to punish players retrospectively for infringements during a match. The new rules, backed by Video Assistant Referee (VAR) technology, could lead to players being punished at the interval for foul play that…

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England Motivated By Euro 2016 Failure, Says Rashford

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England have extra motivation at this year’s World Cup as they look to eradicate the “nasty feeling” of a dismal exit from the 2016 European Championships in France, striker Marcus Rashford has said. England’s underwhelming campaign at their last major tournament saw them fall 2-1 to surprise package Iceland in the Round of 16 and…

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Gobind Singh Welcomes Ideas To Improve RTM World Cup Telecast

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KUALA LUMPUR- Communications and Multimedia Minister Gobind Singh Deo has welcomed all suggestions to improve the live telecast of the 2018 FIFA World Cup over Radio and Television Malaysia (RTM). “Thanks to all who have offered suggestions to improve the 2018 World Cup broadcast. All suggestions most welcome!” he said today on his Twitter and…

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Indonesian Slum Kids Eye Youth World Cup

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JAKARTA – Somad rarely ventures beyond his impoverished Jakarta neighbourhood, but the 14-year-old is now gearing up for a trip to Russia next month as a player in the 2018 Street Child World Cup. It is the journey of a lifetime for the aspiring striker and eight other Indonesian kids, who are set to compete…

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Four-Time Champions Italy Fail To Reach World Cup As Sweden Go Through

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  MILAN – Italy failed to qualify for the World Cup for the first time in 60 years after being held to a 0-0 draw at home to Sweden who booked a place in Russia with a 1-0 aggregate win on Monday (Nov 13). Sweden survived wave after wave of Italian attacks in the second…

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Griezmann Propels France To 2018 World Cup

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SAINT-DENIS, FRANCE – France’s Antoine Griezmann scored one and set up another as they booked their place at next year’s World Cup finals by beating Belarus 2-1 at the Stade de France in their last Group A qualifying game on Tuesday. Griezmann opened the scoring and then set up Olivier Giroud before the break while…

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France On Brink Of World Cup, Dutch Hopes All But Over

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  PARIS – Blaise Matuidi’s early goal saw off Bulgaria 1-0 on Saturday and kept France top of European World Cup qualifying Group A, while the Netherlands’ hopes are hanging by a thread despite a 3-1 win in Belarus. France took the lead in only the third minute as midfielder Matuidi curled home a fantastic…

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Failure To Put The Game To Bed Cost Australia A Valuable Win

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  MELAKA – Failure to get the second goal to put the game to bed cost Australia a valuable win when the Socceroos only managed a 1-1 draw against Syria in their first leg World Cup 2018 Qualifying Playoff at Hang Jebat Stadium, Krubong here last night. Australian Head Coach, Ange Postecoglou said all went…

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