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Neymar defends his diving for Brazil at World Cup

Posted Sunday, July 22, 2018 by Skysports.com77 hits

Neymar has challenged the criticism he received for diving at the World Cup Brazil and Paris Saint-Germain forward Neymar has hit back at critics of his World Cup theatrics, saying they "will never understand". Criticism of Neymar was widespread, leading to memes of the player dominating social media sites and a TV advert poking fun at the Brazilian being broadcast in South Africa. Neymar has...Full Story »

Hearts earn Betfred Cup bonus point with hard-fought win over Raith on penalties

Posted Sunday, July 22, 2018 by PA27 hits

Hearts battled from behind to earn a Betfred Cup bonus point by defeating Raith on penalties on Saturday afternoon.League One Rovers went ahead in the 51st minute through Kevin Nisbet before Michael Smith levelled for the lacklustre visitors with a stunning effort in the 78th.And the Gorgie outfit emerged victorious 4-2 in the shoot-out, John Souttar scoring the decisive spot-kick.Hearts made a ...Full Story »

Real Madrid starlet Rodrygo slams Neymar's World Cup critics

Posted Friday, July 20, 2018 by ESPN109 hits

Real Madrid's €54 million teenager Rodrygo says Neymar is a victim of a double standard amid the criticism the Brazil superstar suffered for his playacting at this summer's World Cup, saying "nobody says anything" when players from other countries exaggerate fouls. Despite Brazil exiting in the quarterfinals, only Eden Hazard suffered more fouls than Neymar in Russia. However, the PSG man...Full Story »

Adidas Football Reveals Juventus Third Kit for the 2018/19 Season

Posted Thursday, July 19, 2018 by Goal.com65 hits

Adidas Football has today revealed the Juventus third kit for the 2018/19 season. Made from a 100% recycled polyester interlock material that incorporates Ocean Plastic by Parley, the new third kit fuses performance technology with eco-innovative design. The sleek dark grey jersey features an all-over-printed adidas football graphic and is accented with bold yellow detailing on the three stri...Full Story »

Referee of 2006 World Cup final explains his decision to send off Zidane

Posted Thursday, July 19, 2018 by Marca.com115 hits

One of the most shocking moments in World Cup history was when Zinedine Zidane headbutted Marco Materazzi in the 2006 final, for which referee Horacio Elizondo dismissed the French legend. While some wondered at the time how Elizondo could have possibly seen the incident, the Argentine has explained that it was Spanish fourth official Luis Medina Cantalejo who told him about Zidane's moment o...Full Story »

Manchester United's Jose Mourinho challenges Paul Pogba to replicate World Cup form

Posted Thursday, July 19, 2018 by ESPN89 hits

Paul Pogba scored against Croatia in the World Cup final. Michael Regan/FIFA via Getty Images Jose Mourinho has issued a challenge to Paul Pogba to recreate his World Cup form for Manchester United next season. The midfielder was a key part of France's success in Russia and scored in the final against Croatia as Didier Deschamps' side lifted the trophy. Mourinho confirmed the 25-year-old, who...Full Story »

Panama boss Gomez steps down after World Cup

Posted Wednesday, July 18, 2018 by fourfourtwo.com36 hits

After leading Panama at their first ever World Cup, Colombian coach Hernan Dario Gomez bade an emotional farewell. Hernan Dario Gomez has stepped down as Panama head coach after leading the Central American nation at their maiden World Cup. Panama reached Russia 2018 in a dramatic final round of qualifying matches, with Roman Torres' late goal downing rivals Costa Rica as the United States l...Full Story »

BID IN: Liverpool table world record offer for Roma goalkeeper Alisson

Posted Wednesday, July 18, 2018 by Tribalfootball.com103 hits

Liverpool have tabled a world record bid for AS Roma goalkeeper Alisson Becker. The Mirror says Liverpool have made a world record bid of £62million to Roma for Brazil goalkeeper Alisson. Jurgen Klopp needs a new No 1 because of Loris Karius' disastrous Champions League Final performance and the Reds have been tacking Alisson all summer. Roma are determined to drive a hard bargain for ...Full Story »

St Mirren boss Alan Stubbs: Cup display against Spartans was unacceptable

Posted Wednesday, July 18, 2018 by PA25 hits

Angry Alan Stubbs dubbed St Mirren’s display against minnows Spartans “unacceptable” after watching them scrape to a Betfred Cup bonus point on penalties.The new Buddies boss was looking to make a statement on his first home outing since being appointed this summer.But his side fell behind to the Lowland League champions as Jason Stevens’ controversial early opener was fo...Full Story »

St Mirren battle back for draw and edge Spartans on penalties in Betfred Cup

Posted Wednesday, July 18, 2018 by PA25 hits

St Mirren enjoyed more penalty shootout success as they avoided a humiliating Betfred Cup defeat to minnows Spartans on Tuesday evening.Alan Stubbs had been hoping to make an impression on his first home outing as Saints boss, but goals from Jason Stevens and Scott Maxwell early in either half gave the Lowland League champions a shock lead.St Mirren skipper Stephen McGinn pulled a goal back just...Full Story »

Frear hits hat-trick as Motherwell cruise to Betfred Cup win over Edinburgh City

Posted Wednesday, July 18, 2018 by PA27 hits

Motherwell kicked off their season in style with a 5-0 win over Edinburgh City in the Betfred Cup on Tuesday evening.Elliott Frear claimed a hat-trick in the opening half-hour as last year’s runners-up started their domestic campaign with an emphatic triumph at Fir Park.The League Two visitors, who had claimed a bonus point after drawing with Clyde at the weekend, looked well off the pace ...Full Story »

Varane secures a Champions League and World Cup double

Posted Monday, July 16, 2018 by Marca.com90 hits

France's World Cup triumph in Moscow brought to an end a monumental season for Raphael Varane, with the Real Madrid defender securing a Champions League and World Cup double. The Lens academy graduate was exceptional in the semi final victory over Belgium, and whilst he had less to do against Croatia, he still did his job to the highest standard. As recently as May 26 he started the Champion...Full Story »

Eden Hazard – I would have given the World Cup Golden Ball to… Myself

Posted Monday, July 16, 2018 by squawka.com109 hits

Eden Hazard has made the bold statement that he should have been awarded the Golden Ball accolade for the best player at the World Cup. The 27-year-old terrorised the England defence in Belgium's 2-0 third-place playoff win, scoring the second goal to bring his tournament tally to three goals and two assists. Hazard also outshone Neymar in Belgium's 2-1 quarter-final win over Brazil and comp...Full Story »

A world power for years to come

Posted Monday, July 16, 2018 by Marca.com127 hits

After winning a World Cup it is hard to think that the best days are still to come, but that is exactly how it is for France after earning the second star on their famous blue shirt. Didier Deschamps' side, who now sit atop the football world, threaten to reign for quite some time yet. Although the cycle officially begun in Moscow, this is something that has been brewing. France were runner...Full Story »

Modric wins 2018 World Cup Golden Ball

Posted Monday, July 16, 2018 by Marca.com125 hits

With the World Cup over and the trophy readied for the champions, France, FIFA dished out the individual honours on Sunday evening in Moscow. Luka Modric won the award for the best player of the 2018 tournament, the Golden Ball, having played every minute of Croatia's run to the final. That meant Kylian Mbappe missed out on the award despite being on the winning side in the final, although t...Full Story »

Deschamps tells World Cup-winning France squad life will never be the same again

Posted Monday, July 16, 2018 by PA67 hits

France manager Didier Deschamps was left soaked in beer, champagne and sweat after celebrating World Cup glory with his delirious squad – a moment he will cherish alongside the crowning achievement of his playing career.A 4-2 win over Croatia at Moscow’s Luzhniki Stadium earned Deschamps access to one of football’s most elite clubs, those who have lifted the World Cup as both c...Full Story »

France 4 Croatia 2: Pogba and Mbappe seal thrilling World Cup triumph

Posted Monday, July 16, 2018 by Goal.com119 hits

Didier Deschamps became the third man to win the World Cup as a player and a coach as Paul Pogba and Kylian Mbappe sealed glory for France. France's array of superstars came out to shine as Antoine Griezmann, Paul Pogba and Kylian Mbappe fired them to World Cup glory with an emphatic 4-2 win over Croatia Following a tournament packed with thrills and drama, the final at Moscow's Luzhniki Stadi...Full Story »

France win World Cup after beating Croatia in thrilling final

Posted Monday, July 16, 2018 by PA28 hits

France rode their luck before roaring past Croatia to win the World Cup for a second time as a thrilling tournament came to a fitting conclusion.All eyes were fixed on the Luzhniki Stadium for a showpiece finale that few could have predicted when this action-packed summer got under way in Russia.The clash brought goals, blunders and no little controversy as France eventually ran out 4-2 victors ...Full Story »

Fury as airport demands England fans DON'T welcome team home after World Cup

Posted Sunday, July 15, 2018 by Dailystar.co.uk77 hits

Gareth Southgate’s squad are poised to face Belgium in the fight to win the third place play-off match this afternoon. And the stunning WAGs on both sides are set to be a serious distraction for footie fans during the clash, at Saint Petersburg’s Krestovsky Stadium. But supporters have been warned to stay away when our boys return home to Birmingham Airport tomorrow. The airpor...Full Story »

Didier Deschamps says France must be calm, confident and concentrate in World Cup final

Posted Sunday, July 15, 2018 by Skysports.com60 hits

Didier Deschamps says there is no euphoria in the France squad ahead of the World Cup final Didier Deschamps has warned his France players they must be calm, confident and keep their concentration in Sunday's World Cup final against Croatia in Moscow. Deschamps captained France to their sole World Cup success in 1998 and his side will be favourites when they face Croatia, making their first ap...Full Story »

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