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Deschamps not bothered by unconvincing display in win over Peru

Posted Friday, June 22, 2018 by PA11 hits

France boss Didier Deschamps was satisfied to reach the World Cup second round despite a unconvincing 1-0 win over Peru.The 1998 champions reached the knockout stages in Russia after Kylian Mbappe’s first half strike at the Ekaterinburg Arena on Thursday.France are top of Group C with a 100 per cent record ahead of their final game against second placed Denmark on Tuesday.La qualifica...Full Story »

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

Posted Wednesday, June 20, 2018 by PA13 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 »

Russia vs Egypt - Egypt keep Russia guessing over return of Mohamed Salah

Posted Tuesday, June 19, 2018 by PA82 hits

Egypt boss Hector Cuper has kept Russia guessing over whether or not he will be able to unleash “one of the best players in the world” on them in St Petersburg on Tuesday.The Group A rivals go head to head with the hosts knowing a second successive victory could secure their progression to the second round, but equally aware that the impending return of Mohamed Salah from injury may ...Full Story »

Curse of champions? Germany have familiar World Cup issues to solve

Posted Monday, June 18, 2018 by Skysports.com62 hits

Thomas Muller and his team-mates were made to look slow by Mexico Germany are facing similar problems to those that have afflicted previous World Cup holders, writes Adam Bate. Germany's status among the favourites to win the 2018 World Cup should come as no surprise given their pedigree. Not only are they the holders but they have reached the equivalent of the quarter-final stage in each of t...Full Story »

Germany 0 Mexico 1: Lozano stuns woeful reigning champions

Posted Monday, June 18, 2018 by Goal.com44 hits

Hirving Lozano scored the only goal of the game as Mexico secured a thoroughly deserved win over a desperately poor Germany. Germany’s defence of their World Cup title started with a whimper as they suffered a surprise 1-0 defeat to Mexico in Moscow on Sunday. Joachim Low's side came into the tournament on a run of poor form, winning just one of their six friendlies since qualifying fo...Full Story »

'Mohamed is fit' - Salah's agent issues positive update on Egypt star's fitness

Posted Sunday, June 17, 2018 by Goal.com61 hits

The Liverpool star missed his country's loss to Uruguay but is set to return against Russia in a must-win encounterMohamed Salah's agent has confirmed that the Liverpool forward is fit to return to action for Egypt at the World Cup for Tuesday's clash with Russia. The 26-year-old missed his country's loss to Uruguay on Friday because of the shoulder injury he sustained in the Champions League...Full Story »

Harry Kane: England star using David Beckham as inspiration for captaincy role

Posted Sunday, June 17, 2018 by Dailystar.co.uk38 hits

Harry Kane captain England at the World Cup The Tottenham striker admits Manchester United legend Becks was one of his heroes growing up. And one of the reasons for that was the passion Beckham showed when captaining the Three Lions. Kane will lead England into their opening World Cup match against Tunisia in Volgograd, hoping to get off to a fast start. The country – as ever – e...Full Story »

Anthony Martial wanted by Tottenham and Chelsea

Posted Sunday, June 17, 2018 by Express.co.uk83 hits

Man Utd transfer news: Anthony Martial wants to leave Old Trafford TOTTENHAM will need to get their skates on if they want to sign Manchester United’s French international Anthony Martial. Martial wants to leave Old Trafford this summer after failing to hold down a first-team place under Jose Mourinho. Spurs and Chelsea are both interested in signing him but could miss out to Juventus. ...Full Story »

Mohamed Salah ready to make Egypt return against Russia

Posted Sunday, June 17, 2018 by Skysports.com57 hits

Mohamed Salah will be available for Egypt's match against Russia Mohamed Salah is "ready to play against Russia" after taking part in full training on Saturday, says Egypt manager Ihab Leheta. The Liverpool forward, who has been recovering from the shoulder injury he sustained in last month's Champions League final, was an unused substitute in Friday's 1-0 defeat to Uruguay. With two games re...Full Story »

Didier Deschamps’ decisions under the spotlight despite France's win

Posted Saturday, June 16, 2018 by Skysports.com46 hits

France coach Didier Deschamps has unresolved issues despite win over Australia France edged past Australia 2-1 but Didier Deschamps’ decisions are still under the spotlight, writes Adam Bate. For only the second time since their World Cup win 20 years ago, France kicked off their campaign with three points - but the manner of their 2-1 win over Australia in Kazan was far from convincing....Full Story »

Didier Deschamps: France can do a lot better

Posted Saturday, June 16, 2018 by PA25 hits

Didier Deschamps admits France can improve significantly after they scraped a controversial 2-1 victory against Australia in their World Cup opener.Les Bleus benefited from the competition’s first use of video assistant referee technology when they were awarded a debatable second-half penalty, which was converted by Antoine Griezmann.Uruguayan official Andres Cunha initially played on afte...Full Story »

Egypt ready to bring back Mohamed Salah after World Cup setback against Uruguay

Posted Saturday, June 16, 2018 by PA30 hits

Egypt manager Hector Cuper expects talisman Mohamed Salah to be fit for their second World Cup match against Russia on Tuesday.The Liverpool forward was left on the bench during the Pharaohs’ 1-0 defeat by Uruguay in Ekaterinburg on Friday as he continues to recover from the shoulder injury he suffered in the Champions League final last month.In quotes reported on fifa.com, Cuper said: &ld...Full Story »

Mohamed Salah 'almost 100 per cent' fit for Egypt's World Cup opener

Posted Friday, June 15, 2018 by Skysports.com87 hits

Mohamed Salah has been training with Egypt since they arrived in Russia Mohamed Salah is "almost 100 per cent" certain to play in Egypt's World Cup opener against Uruguay on Friday, according to coach Hector Cuper. Salah suffered shoulder ligament damage playing for Liverpool in the Champions League final last month following a challenge from Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos and has not playe...Full Story »

Saudi Arabia coach Juan Antonio Pizzi wants to forget 'feeling of shame' after Russia defeat

Posted Friday, June 15, 2018 by Skysports.com37 hits

Juan Antonio Pizzi talks of his "feeling of shame" Saudi Arabia coach Juan Antonio Pizzi described a "feeling of shame" after his side suffered a 5-0 hammering at the hands of hosts Russia. No host team has lost a World Cup opening match and Russia kept up that tradition with goals from Yury Gazinsky (12), Denis Cheryshev (43, 90+1), Artem Dzyuba (71) and Aleksandr Golovin (90+3). "The opposi...Full Story »

Egypt(N) vs Uruguay - Mohamed Salah ‘doing very well’, says Egypt boss

Posted Friday, June 15, 2018 by PA111 hits

Egypt talisman Mohamed Salah looks set to play in the country’s first World Cup match in 28 years.Pharaohs manager Hector Cuper is confident the Liverpool forward will be in the side to face Uruguay in the Group A game in Ekaterinburg on Friday.Salah sustained a shoulder injury during the Champions League final defeat to Real Madrid on May 26 but trained with the ball for the first time on...Full Story »

Mohamed Salah used for 'political propaganda' by Ramzan Kadyrov, say gay rights and equality campaigners

Posted Thursday, June 14, 2018 by Skysports.com84 hits

Mohamed Salah poses with the head of the Chechen Republic, Ramzan Kadyrov "No footballer, particularly one as distinguished and internationally-recognised as Mohamed Salah, should be used for this purpose," reads joint Kick it Out and Pride in Football statement Liverpool star Mohamed Salah has questions to answer after he was used for "political propaganda" by Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov, g...Full Story »

Lopetegui out, Hierro in as Spain left reeling in shambolic World Cup preparation

Posted Thursday, June 14, 2018 by ESPN77 hits

Fernando Hierro has taken over from Julen Lopetegui as Spain coach.Manuel Queimadelos Alonso/Getty Images The most dramatic and potentially destructive 24 hours in Spanish football history has left the national team reeling ahead of their World Cup opener against Portugal on Friday. Real Madrid confirmed on Tuesday that Julen Lopetegui would join them after guiding Spain at the World Cup in Ru...Full Story »

Cristiano Ronaldo admits Mohamed Salah will give him competition for the Ballon d'Or… if he recovers from his shoulder injury

Posted Wednesday, June 13, 2018 by Thesun.co.uk68 hits

CRISTIANO RONALDO believes Mohamed Salah is in contention for the Ballon d'Or... if he recovers from his shoulder injury. The Egyptian, 24, injured his shoulder in the Champions League final against Ronaldo's Real Madrid and is racing to be fit for Russia. Mo Salah could win the Ballon d'Or if fit for the World Cup, says Cristiano Ronaldo Ronaldo and his Portugal squad and Salah's Egypt could...Full Story »

Juventus rival Inter Milan for Tottenham midfielder Mousa Dembele

Posted Tuesday, June 12, 2018 by Tribalfootball.com61 hits

Juventus have jumped into the battle for Tottenham midfielder Mousa Dembele. With a year to run on his current Spurs deal, Dembele is the subject of interest from Inter Milan. However, Sky Italia says Juve are also keen and willing to meet Tottenham's valuation. While the Nerazzurri made an initial offer for around €10m, it's believed Juve will go far closer to the €30m asking p...Full Story »

Liverpool's Mohamed Salah rejects Sergio Ramos claim: I never told him it was 'fine'

Posted Sunday, June 10, 2018 by ESPN111 hits

Mohamed Salah has said he did not tell Sergio Ramos things were "fine" after the Real Madrid defender injured the Liverpool forward during last month's Champions League final. Salah was forced off in the first half after locking arms with Ramos and being pulled to the ground. It was later confirmed that he had sprained ligaments in his shoulder, placing his participation at this summer's Worl...Full Story »

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