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Roberto Firmino is Like a Defender, Says Sadio Mane

Posted Wednesday, June 20, 2018 by squawka.com48 hits

Sadio Mane has lauded his Liverpool teammate Roberto Firmino's teamwork and compared his work-rate to that of a defender. The Brazilian striker scored 27 goals in 54 games last season, as well as attributing 17 assists, but it is his defensive qualities that leave Mane the most impressed. Speaking on Liverpool's official 2017-18 end-of-season DVD, the Senegalese winger says: "He's a hard wor...Full Story »

Chelsea midfielder Cesc hints at Conte frustration over positional switch

Posted Wednesday, June 20, 2018 by Tribalfootball.com45 hits

Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas has taken a veiled dig at manager Antonio Conte. Cesc has hinted he was played out of position last season. While doing punditry for the BBC, he compared his role to that Kevin de Bruyne has been asked to play for Belgium. "Especially for Belgium now, [De Bruyne] plays a little bit deeper," Cesc said. "I am not a big fan of this because he is so good and he...Full Story »

Russia impress again as fit-again Mohamed Salah fails to deny World Cup hosts

Posted Wednesday, June 20, 2018 by PA10 hits

Hosts Russia all but guaranteed their place in the last 16 of the World Cup, shrugging aside the goalscoring return of Mohamed Salah to sweep aside Egypt 3-1 in St Petersburg.Derided by many as one of the worst World Cup home sides in living memory, Stanislav Cherchesov’s side doubled down on their 5-0 thrashing of Saudi Arabia with another narrative-busting display that will take them to ...Full Story »

Uruguay(N) vs Saudi Arabia - Uruguay coach defends Luis Suarez: superstars are not ‘robots’

Posted Wednesday, June 20, 2018 by PA31 hits

Uruguay coach Oscar Tabarez has put a supportive arm around Luis Suarez and told the striker that even Pele, Diego Maradona and Lionel Messi have had bad days.The Barcelona forward cut a frustrated figure in the 1-0 opening World Cup win over Egypt and appeared well short of the standard which has seen him register 51 goals to become his country’s all-time leading scorer.However, Tabarez i...Full Story »

Iran(N) vs Spain - Spain coach Fernando Hierro keeps faith with David de Gea for Iran tie

Posted Wednesday, June 20, 2018 by PA23 hits

Trust has become the Spain camp’s buzzword following the shock pre-tournament sacking of coach Carlos Lopetegui with replacement Fernando Hierro the latest to use it to express his faith in David de Gea.The Manchester United goalkeeper was at fault for the second goal of Cristiano Ronaldo’s hat-trick in the thrilling 3-3 draw with Portugal in Sochi in their Group B opener.It was a ra...Full Story »

Spartak Stadium swings to Senegalese beat as Poland self-destruct

Posted Wednesday, June 20, 2018 by PA13 hits

Senegal held on to become the first African team to win a match at Russia 2018 by beating Poland 2-1 in their Group H opener at Moscow’s Spartak Stadium.Playing in their first match on this stage since their memorable run to the quarter-finals in 2002, Senegal triumphed thanks to two goals that owed much to Polish generosity: a Thiago Cionek own goal and a horrible mix-up to let in Mbaye N...Full Story »

Nabil Fekir transfer from Lyon to Liverpool is not dead - agent

Posted Tuesday, June 19, 2018 by ESPN31 hits

Nabil Fekir's agent has told French TV the Lyon midfielder's transfer to Liverpool "is not finished." Earlier this month, a Liverpool source told ESPN FC the club were confident of sealing a €60 million deal for the France midfielder, one of Lyon's standout performers as they finished third in Ligue 1. However, Lyon then ended talks with the Champions League runners-up and released a s...Full Story »

Playboy model celebrates Mexico win with topless snap

Posted Tuesday, June 19, 2018 by Dailystar.co.uk176 hits

The Chilean model's home nation did not qualify for this summer's tournament. But she has decided to follow Mexico and has posted a series of stunning photos and images in support of Juan Carlos Osorio's team. The 1-0 win for Mexico over Germany on Sunday was celebrated so hard by fans it caused an earthquake. The Playboy model posted a photo of herself wearing only a body paint version of Me...Full Story »

Atletico Madrid show off hat-trick of deals with Griezmann, Lemar and Lucas photo

Posted Tuesday, June 19, 2018 by Marca.com36 hits

In the Russian town of Istra, some 50 kilometres outside of Moscow, Atletico Madrid CEO Miguel Angel Gil and sporting director Andrea Berta entered France's World Cup camp to continue the stellar work of his club so far this summer. Many teams are waiting until the World Cup is over to pick up their marquee signings however Atleti announced last week their capture of Thomas Lemar, amidst the ...Full Story »

Arsenal push to announce Bernd Leno signing inside 24hrs

Posted Tuesday, June 19, 2018 by Tribalfootball.com62 hits

Arsenal are hopeful of announcing the signing of Bayer Leverkusen goalkeeper Bernd Leno on Tuesday. BILD says Arsenal will announce the signing of Leno on Tuesday. The 26-year-old will be presented as a Gunners player having agreed terms on a long-term contract. Leno is seen by new Gunners boss Unai Emery as the perfect addition to his squad following Petr Cech's uncertain performances in t...Full Story »

Spain's David De Gea set to remain starter despite fan vote of no confidence

Posted Tuesday, June 19, 2018 by ESPN60 hits

Spain coach Fernando Hierro has given David De Gea his full backing ahead of Wednesday's encounter with Iran, despite fans voting in favour of Kepa Arrizabalaga taking his place in the team. De Gea came under scrutiny after his costly blunder against Portugal in their World Cup opener. The Manchester United star let Cristiano Ronaldo's shot go through his hands for Portugal's second in Friday's...Full Story »

Lukaku brace inspires Belgium to opening win against World Cup debutants Panama

Posted Tuesday, June 19, 2018 by PA23 hits

Belgium were made to work hard as they got Group G up and running with a 3-0 victory against World Cup debutants Panama.It was a frustrating first half for Roberto Martinez’s men but a superb strike from Dries Mertens broke the deadlock at the start of the second period before two Romelu Lukaku goals gave Belgium some breathing space.Next up for #BEL and #PAN…@BelRedDevils: #TU...Full Story »

Janne Andersson: VAR shouldn’t have been needed to give Sweden penalty

Posted Tuesday, June 19, 2018 by PA21 hits

Sweden coach Janne Andersson questioned why VAR needed to be used in his side’s World Cup victory over South Korea – but was pleased it was.The Swedes opened their campaign in Russia with a 1-0 victory in Nizhny Novgorod after technology was used to award them a second-half spot-kick.Captain Andreas Granqvist tucked home from 12 yards but Andersson wondered why referee Joel Aguilar d...Full Story »

Andreas Granqvist penalty gives Sweden win against South Korea

Posted Monday, June 18, 2018 by PA14 hits

Andreas Granqvist took advantage of a VAR-awarded penalty to hand Sweden a 1-0 win over South Korea in their World Cup opener.The Sweden captain tucked home in the 65th minute of the Group F clash in Nizhny Novgorod after technology was used to rule that Viktor Claesson had been fouled in the area.It was a deserved victory for Sweden, who created the better chances throughout and Marcus Berg spu...Full Story »

Sweden 1 - 0 South Korea: Granqvist's VAR-assisted penalty settles tight game

Posted Monday, June 18, 2018 by Goal.com26 hits

Andreas Granqvist's VAR-assisted penalty handed Sweden a deserved 1-0 World Cup win over South Korea at the Nizhny Novgorod Stadium on Monday. The win takes Janne Andersson's side joint top in Group F with Mexico after their shock win over reigning champions Germany. The European side were dominant throughout and were twice denied by goalkeeper Cho Hyun-woo before another dramatic interventi...Full Story »

Madeira Airport already has a new bust of Cristiano Ronaldo

Posted Monday, June 18, 2018 by Marca.com52 hits

Cristiano Ronaldo took all the headlines with his fantastic hat-trick against Spain on Friday, and back in his home city of Madeira the airport named after him already has a new bust of the iconic forward. The first sculpture was widely criticised for the quality of the work and it has since been replaced at the request of Ronaldo's family. When the sculptor had another go Emanuel Santos wa...Full Story »

Diego Maradona responds to reports of racist incident during Argentina game

Posted Monday, June 18, 2018 by ESPN50 hits

Diego Maradona pictured during Argentina's World Cup game against Iceland. Photo by Valery Sharifulin\TASS via Getty Images Diego Maradona has given his version of an exchange with an Asian fan at a World Cup game in Moscow that witnesses perceived as racist. British television staff working in Spartak Stadium during Argentina's 1-1 draw with Iceland on Saturday reported seeing Maradona respon...Full Story »

England LGBT supporter fearful of displaying Three Lions Pride rainbow banner in Russia

Posted Monday, June 18, 2018 by Skysports.com53 hits

An England LGBT supporter attending the World Cup is fearful of displaying her '3 Lions Pride' rainbow banner in case she attracts unwanted attention from Russian police. MPs warned prior to the tournament that LGBT+ supporters face additional risks in Russia because of the country's attitudes to homosexuality. Di Cunningham is chair of Pride in Football (PiF), the UK alliance for groups of fa...Full Story »

Steven Zuber denies Brazil as Switzerland snatch famous draw

Posted Monday, June 18, 2018 by PA15 hits

Steven Zuber denied Brazil victory in their opening game of the World Cup as battling Switzerland fought back to snatch a famous 1-1 Group E draw in Rostov.The Hoffenheim defender cancelled out Philippe Coutinho’s stunning first-half opener with a bullet header five minutes after the restart with the South Americans appealing in vain for a push on defender Miranda.In their first game at th...Full Story »

Sweden vs South Korea - Sweden play down spying row with South Korea ahead of clash

Posted Sunday, June 17, 2018 by PA92 hits

Sweden coach Janne Andersson has played down a spying row with South Korea ahead of Monday’s World Cup clash between the two countries in Nizhny Novgorod.One of the Andersson’s coaching staff attended a Korea training session during their pre-tournament preparation camp in Austria and was asked to leave.Andersson, whose side beat Italy in a play-off to qualify, insists this was a sim...Full Story »

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