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World Cup 2018: England team to play Tunisia has been DECIDED, admits Gareth Southgate

Posted Friday, May 18, 2018 by Dailystar.co.uk71 hits

England: Gareth Southgate says he knows his first World Cup team England kick-off their campaign on June 18 before subsequent group games against Panama and Belgium. Southgate named his 23-man squad for the tournament yesterday. And he claims to already have decided on his starting line up for the Tunisia clash - despite his side having two warm-up matches and a month's worth of training befo...Full Story »

Jack Wilshere breaks silence over England World Cup snub

Posted Friday, May 18, 2018 by 101 GREAT GOALS32 hits

Jack Wilshere has taken to Twitter to release a message commenting on his omission from Gareth Southgate's England squad for the 2018 World Cup. The 26-year-old failed to make the list of 23 players set to travel to Russia next month, whilst Crystal Palace's impressive loanee Ruben Loftus-Cheek made the cut. The Arsenal midfielder was visibly frustrated at the decision having posted numerous...Full Story »

Cristiano Ronaldo in, Renato Sanches out of Portugal World Cup squad

Posted Friday, May 18, 2018 by ESPN115 hits

LISBON, Portugal -- Portugal are going to the World Cup in Russia next month with Cristiano Ronaldo and 12 other players who led the nation to the European Championship title two years ago. Coach Fernando Santos announced a 23-man squad on Thursday, including nine players who started the final against France at Euro 2016. The only two starters from the final who will not make it are Nani and...Full Story »

Manchester United's Anthony Martial left out of France World Cup squad

Posted Friday, May 18, 2018 by ESPN122 hits

Paul Pogba, Hugo Lloris and Antoine Griezmann headline France's 2018 World Cup squad, but Anthony Martial and Alexandre Lacazette were among the 11 reserves announced by boss Didier Deschamps on Thursday. Manchester United man Pogba, Tottenham goalkeeper and France captain Lloris, and Atletico Madrid's Europa League final hero Griezmann are expected to provide the backbone of Les Bleus' challen...Full Story »

Argentina apologise for World Cup guide to flirting with Russian women

Posted Thursday, May 17, 2018 by ESPN45 hits

The badge of the Argentina Football Association Juan Mabromata/AFP/Getty Images The Argentina Football Association (AFA) has apologised for an "involuntary error" that led to including a chapter on how to seduce Russian women in a manual they distributed ahead of the World Cup. At a course entitled "Russian Language and Culture," presented by Russian language teacher Eduardo Pennisi at AFA's h...Full Story »

England World Cup winner Ray Wilson dies aged 83

Posted Thursday, May 17, 2018 by Goal.com35 hits

Former England and Everton left-back Ray Wilson has died aged 83. Wilson was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease in 2004 and passed away in Huddersfield on Tuesday. He earned 63 caps for England and was part of the World Cup-winning side of 1966, adding to the FA Cup trophy he lifted with Everton that year. Football Association chairman Greg Clarke said in a statement: "We are extremely sadd...Full Story »

Alexis Sanchez guaranteed FA Cup start as Manchester United target Chelsea ace Willian

Posted Thursday, May 17, 2018 by Express.co.uk146 hits

Alexis Sanchez will start for Man Utd, while Willian may play his last game for Chelsea ALEXIS SANCHEZ will be on one of the first names on Jose Mourinho's team-sheet for Saturday's FA cup final – thanks to his remarkable Wembley record. The Chile striker has struggled to find his best form for Manchester United since his January move from Arsenal. He has scored only three goals but one...Full Story »

England name World Cup squad: Joe Hart, Jack Wilshere out; Trent Alexander-Arnold in

Posted Thursday, May 17, 2018 by ESPN163 hits

Joe Hart and Jack Wilshere were left out of England's World Cup squad on Wednesday by manager Gareth Southgate, who included uncapped 19-year-old Trent Alexander-Arnold. The selection of 19-year-old defender Alexander-Arnold comes after some fine performances in Liverpool's run to the Champions League final. Chelsea midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Burnley goalkeeper Nick Pope and Fabian Delph ...Full Story »

Manchester United star Romelu Lukaku chauffeured to training after jetting back to UK ahead of FA Cup final with Chelsea following ankle treatment

Posted Wednesday, May 16, 2018 by Thesun.co.uk79 hits

MANCHESTER UNITED star Romelu Lukaku was chauffeured to training after jetting back to UK on Tuesday. The Belgian forward, 24, has been back in his home country receiving specialist treatment on his ankle injury as he races against the clock to be fit for the FA Cup final with Chelsea. Romelu Lukaku was chauffeured to Man United training on Tuesday after returning to the UK from Belgium Lukak...Full Story »

Germany World Cup squad omits Mario Gotze as Joachim Low signs new contract

Posted Wednesday, May 16, 2018 by ESPN142 hits

Mario Gotze was not included in Germany's preliminary World Cup squad announced on Tuesday by the German football federation (DFB), which also revealed a contract extension for coach Joachim Low through the 2022 World Cup. Low, who had been linked with a move to Arsenal to replace Arsene Wenger, had been under contract through Euro 2020 and said he is driven by the idea of "developing and fur...Full Story »

Jack Wilshere to miss out on England's World Cup squad

Posted Wednesday, May 16, 2018 by Skysports.com79 hits

Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere will not be part of the England squad at this summer's World Cup, Sky sources understand. Wilshere becomes the second high-profile player understood to be told by manager Gareth Southgate on Tuesday he will not be involved in Russia, with Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart, who spent the season on loan at West Ham, also believed to have been informed he has bee...Full Story »

Gary Cahill accuses Chelsea teammates of having "one eye" on the FA Cup final

Posted Tuesday, May 15, 2018 by squawka.com47 hits

Chelsea defender Gary Cahill has blasted his teammates over their final day 3-0 defeat to Newcastle United, suggesting "everyone" had one eye on the FA Cup final next Saturday. The Magpies put three past Antonio Conte's side – a goal for Dwight Gayle and a brace for Ayoze Perez – as Chelsea finished the Premier League season in disappointing style. The defeat confirmed Chelsea's...Full Story »

Brazil announce final World Cup squad: no Alex Sandro or David Luiz

Posted Tuesday, May 15, 2018 by 101 GREAT GOALS148 hits

The Brazilian Football Association have this evening announced the country's final 23-man World Cup squad. Russian showpieceFollowing the finish of several of European football's top leagues this past weekend, the attention of large sections of football fans the world over have now switched to international matters, with the World Cup set to begin in Russia a month from today. In addition, t...Full Story »

World Cup 2018: England boss Gareth Southgate set to snub Newcastle star Jonjo Shelvey

Posted Tuesday, May 15, 2018 by Dailystar.co.uk80 hits

The Newcastle ace has been one of the most in-form midfielders in the Premier League in the final few months of the season. His performances have led to calls for him to be included in the England squad for Russia 2018, including from ex-captain Alan Shearer. Southgate names his final 23-man squad tomorrow - but Shelvey will not be in it. It's understood Southgate has concerns about Shelvey's...Full Story »

Bournemouth give Lewis Cook a break before England World Cup squad is announced

Posted Monday, May 14, 2018 by PA19 hits

Eddie Howe confirmed Bournemouth left out Lewis Cook from the squad against Burnley with the anticipation of an England call-up in mind.The 21-year-old midfielder has been involved in Gareth Southgate’s last two squads building up to the World Cup finals in Russia and made his debut against Italy in March.Howe said: “He’s had a lot of games, a lot of exposure, a lot of pressure...Full Story »

Neymar admits to 'fear' as he chases World Cup dream

Posted Sunday, May 13, 2018 by Goal.com47 hits

Brazil star Neymar says he must overcome his own fears regarding his return from injury as Russia 2018 moves sharply into focus. The Paris Saint-Germain forward has been out of action since suffering a broken metatarsal against Marseille in late February but is seemingly on track to be fit for the Selecao's World Cup campaign. Neymar has unpleasant memories of World Cup injury woe, having mi...Full Story »

Jonjo Shelvey should beat Jack Wilshere to World Cup spot, says Steve McMahon

Posted Saturday, May 12, 2018 by Skysports.com50 hits

Wilshere has played 37 times for Arsenal this season Jonjo Shelvey should go to the World Cup over Arsenal's Jack Wilshere, Steve McMahon told The Debate. Shelvey has not been selected for an England squad in nearly three years, when Roy Hodgson was still manager, but has been tipped for a recall for the World Cup on the back of his fine form for Newcastle this season. McMahon, and fellow The...Full Story »

Blow for Brazil as Dani Alves ruled out of World Cup

Posted Saturday, May 12, 2018 by Goal.com55 hits

Brazil have been dealt a further injury blow ahead of the World Cup following news that defender Dani Alves will miss the tournament in Russia. The Paris Saint-Germain full-back limped out of Tuesday's Coupe de France final with a knee injury. Original assessments suggested that though the injury would end Alves' domestic season he would be ready for the World Cup. "Following Daniel Alves' ...Full Story »

Denis Betts bemoans lack of video referees as Widnes exit cup

Posted Saturday, May 12, 2018 by PA20 hits

Widnes boss Denis Betts has called for video referees at every fixture after claiming his team were denied a place in the next round of the Challenge Cup by a refereeing decision.His Vikings fought back from a 23-10 deficit and should have won the game against Leeds at the death as he insisted his half-back Aaron Heremaia forced the ball over the line for a game-clinching try. “We should b...Full Story »

Leeds squeeze past Widnes in Challenge Cup

Posted Saturday, May 12, 2018 by PA7 hits

Leeds half-back Richie Myler made a scoring return to his hometown club as the Rhinos did enough to push past Widnes 23-20 in the sixth round of the Challenge Cup.Myler scored a try and an innovative drop goal as the 13-time winners booked their place in the hat, but they were made to dig deep for the result as Widnes came close to pulling off a shock comeback.Brian McDermott’s side did ma...Full Story »

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