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Messi is best even without World Cup success – Rakitic

Posted Wednesday, June 13, 2018 by fourfourtwo.com73 hits

Regardless of how Argentina go at the World Cup, Lionel Messi is still the best according to Ivan Rakitic. Lionel Messi is the best regardless of whether he leads Argentina to World Cup glory, according to Barcelona team-mate Ivan Rakitic. Messi, 30, is still searching for his first senior trophy with his country, with the pressure again on him to deliver in Russia. But Rakitic, whose Croat...Full Story »

Reus can win the World Cup's Golden Ball, says Cacau

Posted Wednesday, June 13, 2018 by fourfourtwo.com50 hits

Having missed out with injury four years ago, Cacau expects Germany's Marco Reus to be a big hit at the World Cup. Marco Reus has been backed to win the Golden Ball at his first World Cup by former Germany international Cacau. Borussia Dortmund forward Reus missed out on the last finals after suffering an ankle injury in a warm-up match, watching on as his Germany team-mates won the World Cu...Full Story »

Eden Hazard believes England will make the World Cup final

Posted Wednesday, June 13, 2018 by squawka.com52 hits

Eden Hazard has predicted England will reach the World Cup final, but Belgium will beat the Three Lions in Moscow on July 15. England haven't won the World Cup since 1966, while Belgium have never been crowned world champions. The nations will meet in the final group G game in Kaliningrad on June 28, and Hazard believes they might meet again in the final. In a post on Instagram the Chelsea ...Full Story »

Sterling will 'light up' World Cup, says De Bruyne

Posted Wednesday, June 13, 2018 by fourfourtwo.com49 hits

Raheem Sterling will star for England at the World Cup, according to Kevin De Bruyne. Belgium star Kevin De Bruyne backed Manchester City team-mate and England attacker Raheem Sterling to "light up the World Cup". De Bruyne and Sterling are set to do battle in Group G, with Belgium and England meeting June 28. The duo starred to lead City to a record-breaking title success in the Premier Le...Full Story »

Ramos reveals how his World Cup hotel room is personalised

Posted Tuesday, June 12, 2018 by Marca.com72 hits

Each player will get well acquainted with their hotel room during the World Cup and Sergio Ramos has shown off how his is set up in Krasnodar. The Spain international has taken many photos of his time with Real Madrid and his family to Russia, as he revealed in a social media clip.Full Story »

Gareth Southgate wants England to play entertaining football at World Cup

Posted Tuesday, June 12, 2018 by Skysports.com47 hits

Gareth Southgate is preparing to lead England on the biggest stage of all Gareth Southgate wants his England players to entertain fans during their World Cup campaign in Russia. England's 23-man squad fly to Russia from Birmingham on Tuesday afternoon, destined for their base camp in the village of Repino on the Gulf of Finland. Southgate has made a big issue of winning back the hearts and ...Full Story »

Casemiro is the world's best defensive midfielder, says Gilberto Silva

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

Real Madrid's Casemiro is the "best defensive midfielder in the world" according to former Brazilian international Gilberto Silva. The former Arsenal midfielder thinks the Madrid star is one of the under-appreciated players that will be heading to Russia with the Selecao in four days' time. Although more established stars like Philippe Coutinho, Gabriel Jesus and Neymar have tended to grab t...Full Story »

Pogba is more talented than any of France's World Cup winners from 1998, says Desailly

Posted Tuesday, June 12, 2018 by squawka.com95 hits

France midfielder Paul Pogba is more talented than any of Les Bleus' 1998 World Cup winning squad, according to Marcel Desailly. Desailly played for France across a period of 11 years between 1993 to 2004, making 116 appearances for Les Bleus. In that time, the former Chelsea and Marseille centre-back won both the World Cup in 1998 and then Euro 2000 just two years later in a period of domi...Full Story »

Spain the only team undefeated from Euro 2016 to the World Cup

Posted Monday, June 11, 2018 by Marca.com90 hits

Iago Aspas' winning goal against Tunisia on Saturday set Spain on their way to the World Cup with the team being the only group to remain undefeated since the end of the European Championship in 2016. Julen Lopetegui has been in charge for 20 successive matches following the disappointment of Euro 2016, and he's guided La Roja through a transitional period. The former Porto coach has achieve...Full Story »

Neymar says Brazil are ‘dreaming more and more’ ahead of World Cup

Posted Monday, June 11, 2018 by PA27 hits

Brazil striker Neymar insists the five-time champions are dreaming of winning the World Cup again in Russia.The Paris St Germain forward scored his 55th international goal to go level with Romario and sit joint-third in Brazil’s all-time scoring charts during their 3-0 win over Austria on Sunday.Gabriel Jesus and Philippe Coutinho also netted in a comfortable victory ahead of Brazil’...Full Story »

Austria 0 - 3 Brazil: Neymar scores 55th Brazil goal as they beat Austria in final World Cup warm-up

Posted Monday, June 11, 2018 by PA78 hits

Neymar’s scintillating goal drew him level with Romario in Brazil’s all time top scorers list as they cruised to a 3-0 win against Austria.The Paris St Germain striker scored his 55th goal for his country in Sunday’s victory, their final World Cup warm-up match.He is now equal third in Brazil’s scoring charts with Romario and only behind Ronaldo (62) and Pele (77) after s...Full Story »

Thaisa Leal is the girlfriend of Peru captain Paolo Guerrero who describes her World Cup star as a 'hurricane'

Posted Sunday, June 10, 2018 by Thesun.co.uk72 hits

THAISA LEAL was swept off her feet by boyfriend and Peru captain Paolo Guerrero. Well, that's what we're guessing after she described her man as a "hurricane". Los Incas skipper Guerrero's World Cup dream looked to be over after he was slapped with a 14-month drugs ban in May this year. But the country's all-time top scorer - who tested positive for cocaine - had it frozen by a Swiss court, m...Full Story »

Spain and Argentina pose for eerily similar plane photos ahead of flights to Russia for World Cup

Posted Sunday, June 10, 2018 by Thesun.co.uk82 hits

SPAIN and Argentina may speak the same language – but it seems the two football teams have more in common than we thought. The two nations boarded their flights for Russia and posed for eerily similar selfies as they jetted to the World Cup. Argentina were first to pose for their squad photo ahead of their flight to Russia Chelsea and Spain defender Cesar Azpilicueta uploaded this snap ...Full Story »

Gareth Bale turns his attention to hairdressing as he looks to get over World Cup heartache

Posted Sunday, June 10, 2018 by Thesun.co.uk58 hits

GARETH BALE has revealed his heartbreak after Wales failed to make it to the World Cup. The Real Madrid star finished the season in dazzling form as he netted twice in the Champions League final to seal his fourth winner's medal. Gareth Bale starred in a new advert as he played hairdresser Bale played for Wales in their China Cup friendlies against China and Uruguay But injury problems force...Full Story »

Brazil ready for pressure of World Cup ahead of final warm-up clash – Marcelo

Posted Sunday, June 10, 2018 by PA21 hits

Defender Marcelo is aware of the pressure on Brazil’s players to deliver World Cup success as they prepare for the tournament with a friendly against Austria.Tite’s side head to Russia as one of the favourites but with the 7-1 semi-final thrashing at the hands of Germany in the 2014 tournament in their own country still hanging over them.With players like Neymar, Philippe Coutinho an...Full Story »

Portugal star Rui Patricio's sex therapist wife urges manager to encourage players to masturbate before big World Cup games

Posted Saturday, June 09, 2018 by Thesun.co.uk139 hits

Vera Ribeiro believes the European champs will have a better chance of adding a world title to the trophy cabinet if they practice a little self-love PORTUGAL goalkeeper Rui Patricio's sex therapist wife has urged her husband and his team mates to masturbate to help them win the World Cup. Vera Ribeiro believes the European champs will have a better chance of adding a world title to the trophy...Full Story »

Carvajal could miss Spain's first two World Cup games - Lopetegui

Posted Saturday, June 09, 2018 by Goal.com45 hits

Spain head coach Julen Lopetegui believes Dani Carvajal will play a part in the World Cup - but the Real Madrid right-back may miss the opening two matches in Group B. Carvajal suffered a hamstring strain during Madrid's 3-1 Champions League final win over Liverpool at the end of last month but joined up with Lopetegui's World Cup squad to continue his rehabilitation. Featuring in Spain's mu...Full Story »

France vs USA - Didier Deschamps stands up for Paul Pogba as World Cup nears

Posted Saturday, June 09, 2018 by PA87 hits

France boss Didier Deschamps insists he has “no worries” about the form of Paul Pogba ahead of the World Cup.A lacklustre performance from midfielder Pogba in France’s warm-up friendly against Russia 2018 absentees Italy in Nice last week caused some concern.Samuel Umtiti, Antoine Griezmann and Ousmane Dembele scored for Les Blues at the Allianz Riviera where Pogba was far from...Full Story »

Uruguay 3 Uzbekistan 0: Suarez scores for World Cup-bound hosts

Posted Friday, June 08, 2018 by fourfourtwo.com92 hits

Uruguay will head to Russia for the World Cup with a win under their belt following Thursday's victory in Montevideo. Luis Suarez, Jose Maria Gimenez and Giorgian De Arrascaeta were on target as Uruguay completed their World Cup preparations with a 3-0 win over 10-man Uzbekistan. Estadio Centenario was a sea of blue for Uruguay's one and only international fixture before the World Cup in Rus...Full Story »

Roberto Firmino reveals he copied Ronaldo’s bizarre 2002 World Cup haircut as a 10-year-old

Posted Friday, June 08, 2018 by Thesun.co.uk96 hits

ROBERTO FIRMINO is looking to join the great Brazilian strikers to have won the World Cup. And he has already emulated Ronaldo at the age of 10 - by getting the same bizarre haircut 'O Fenomeno' had when firing his nation to glory in 2002. Speaking to FourFourTwo, the Liverpool ace said: "I lived every kick of that World Cup. I woke up in the night to watch it. "It was one of the most memor...Full Story »

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