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Poland boss blames poor play and worse luck as Senegal spark African revival

Posted Wednesday, June 20, 2018 by PA1 hits

Poland coach Adam Nawalka blamed a plan gone awry and a “curious” goal for his side’s lacklustre 2-1 defeat by Senegal in their Group H opener.The seeded team in the group, Poland had been hoping to inflict a fifth straight defeat on Russia 2018’s African contingent but they did not account for their opponents’ tactical discipline or good fortune.Senegal’s fir...Full Story »

Spartak Stadium swings to Senegalese beat as Poland self-destruct

Posted Wednesday, June 20, 2018 by PA5 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 »

Poland 1 Senegal 2: Good fortune and bad errors hand Africans Group H win

Posted Wednesday, June 20, 2018 by Goal.com21 hits

An own goal from Thiago Cionek and M'Baye Niang's first strike for Senegal earned Aliou Cisse's side a 2-1 victory in Group H.Senegal upset Poland with a 2-1 Group H victory in Moscow that owed plenty to poor mistakes from the European nation. Poland were widely expected to qualify for the knockout rounds but after suffering a seventh loss in their last nine World Cup matches, FIFA's eighth-r...Full Story »

Real Madrid chasing £70m Liverpool target is part of master plan to secure even bigger transfer

Posted Tuesday, June 19, 2018 by Caughtoffside.com76 hits

Real Madrid president Florentino Perez is reportedly mainly chasing the transfer of Roma goalkeeper Alisson as part of an attempt to land Neymar from Paris Saint-Germain. The Spanish giants are one of the main teams being strongly linked with Alisson this summer, though Globo Esporte recently linked him as a target for the Reds as well, with claims they'd even offered him a contract. Since t...Full Story »

Colombia 1 - 2 Japan: Sanchez red spoils Pekerman's plans

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

Carlos Sanchez was shown the second-fastest red card in World Cup history as Colombia slipped to a 2-1 defeat in their World Cup opener against Japan in Mordovia. The Group H favourites suffered a nightmarish start to their campaign when Sanchez blocked Shinji Kagawa's shot with his arm after just two minutes and 56 seconds, prompting the referee to brandish the first straight red card for ha...Full Story »

Early red card costs Colombia as unfancied Japan claim shock win

Posted Tuesday, June 19, 2018 by PA7 hits

Colombia’s Carlos Sanchez became the first player to be sent off at the 2018 World Cup as Japan secured an entertaining 2-1 win in Saransk.The former Aston Villa midfielder was dismissed after just four minutes in the Group H opener for deliberate handball and Shinji Kagawa made no mistake with the resulting penalty.Colombia equalised shortly before half-time through Juan Quintero&rsq...Full Story »

Romelu Lukaku makes string of incredible revelations before Belgium World Cup opener

Posted Tuesday, June 19, 2018 by Express.co.uk71 hits

Romelu Lukaku has spoken out about his family's money worries Lukaku, 25, is on £250,000-a-week at Manchester United but he has lifted the lid on an upbringing where his family were ‘broke’. Such was the strife, Lukaku's mother Adolphine had to mix water with milk to make it last longer while also borrowing bread from the local bakery. The Belgian striker, who will lead the l...Full Story »

England fans BUZZING overcoming plague of flies to celebrate Three Lions win

Posted Tuesday, June 19, 2018 by Dailystar.co.uk38 hits

WINNER! Harry Kane celebrates scoring the winning goal in the England vs Tunisia clash Captain Harry Kane nodded home the winner in the 91st minute to send 30 million Three Lions’ fans watching on TV in pubs, restaurants and at football house parties across the country into ecstasy. Before kick off he had vowed to nab a hat-trick to give Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo a fight to beco...Full Story »

Playboy model celebrates Mexico win with topless snap

Posted Tuesday, June 19, 2018 by Dailystar.co.uk150 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 »

Russia coach Cherchesov warns Salah: Football's a contact sport. Ramos did nothing wrong

Posted Tuesday, June 19, 2018 by Tribalfootball.com153 hits

Russia coach Stanislav Cherchesov has fired a veiled warning at Liverpool ace Mohamed Salah ahead of their World Cup clash with Egypt. Salah is set to return from the shoulder injury he suffered in the Champions League final for his nation's must-win game against the tournament hosts in St Petersburg on Tuesday. And after launching a staunch defence of Real Madrid hard-man Sergio Ramos for t...Full Story »

Zola due in London for talks about Chelsea return

Posted Tuesday, June 19, 2018 by Tribalfootball.com117 hits

Gianfranco Zola is due in London on Wednesday for talks with Chelsea. The London Evening Standard says Zola is flying into London as Chelsea consider making him part of a new management team under Maurizio Sarri. Sarri agreed personal terms with Chelsea last month, but the club have yet to finalise compensation with Napoli or end Antonio Conte's contract at Stamford Bridge. Zola has been wo...Full Story »

Tunisia 1 England 2: Captain Kane saves Three Lions

Posted Tuesday, June 19, 2018 by Goal.com79 hits

A controversial penalty appeared set to earn Tunisia a draw against England, but Harry Kane headed home an injury-time winner in Volgograd. Harry Kane marked his World Cup debut with a stoppage-time winner as England made hard work of overcoming Tunisia 2-1 in their Group G opener.England's talisman and captain put them ahead in the 11th minute of Monday's clash in Volgograd, but Tunisia leve...Full Story »

Tunisia v England – the story of the match

Posted Tuesday, June 19, 2018 by PA19 hits

Captain Harry Kane struck at the death to hand England a winning start to their World Cup finals campaign as Tunisia finally succumbed.Kane headed home from close range in the first minute of stoppage time having earlier given his side an 11th-minute lead.However, England left it desperately late after being pegged back by Ferjani Sassi’s 33rd-minute spot-kick, awarded by Colombian referee...Full Story »

Poland(N) vs Senegal - Poland are more than Lewandowski as Senegal look to main Mane

Posted Tuesday, June 19, 2018 by PA74 hits

Robert Lewandowski is “an example” to young players everywhere, according to his coach Adam Nawalka, but there is more to this Poland side than the Bayern Munich star’s goals.Speaking to reporters on the eve of Poland’s Group H opener against Senegal, Nawalka tried to deflect attention from his captain and talisman by talking up his squad’s collective quality.But wh...Full Story »

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

Posted Tuesday, June 19, 2018 by PA73 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 »

Colombia(N) vs Japan - Japan coach Nishino admits earthquake has upset his players

Posted Tuesday, June 19, 2018 by PA79 hits

Japan boss Akira Nishino admits the squad have been shaken by the earthquake back home ahead of their World Cup opener against Colombia.They embark on their sixth straight campaign on Tuesday when they kick off in Group H.But Sunday’s 6.1 magnitude earthquake in Osaka, which has reportedly killed two and injured more than 200, has upset the team.SAMURAI BLUE (Japan National Team) ente...Full Story »

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

Posted Monday, June 18, 2018 by Skysports.com50 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 »

Paul Pogba claims he is the ‘most criticised player in the world’

Posted Monday, June 18, 2018 by Skysports.com45 hits

Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba claims he has gone from "the biggest transfer in the world to the most criticised player in the world". Pogba played a vital role in France's 2-1 win over Australia in their opening World Cup match on Saturday, setting up Antoine Griezmann before the forward won a penalty, and then seeing his deflected effort bounce off the underside of the bar and cros...Full Story »

Milinkovic-Savic's father expects Juventus stint before LaLiga transfer

Posted Monday, June 18, 2018 by Marca.com33 hits

After a promising start to the World Cup, Sergej Milinkovic-Savic has been touted for a move to Real Madrid, however the midfielder's father doesn't think he should leave Serie A just yet. Lazio are said to want over 100 million euros for the Serbian and Nikola Milinkovic has talked up the possibility of his son joining Juventus. "Juventus would be the ideal team, perfect for him," Nikola to...Full Story »

Cristiano Ronaldo: England captain Harry Kane vows to challenge World Cup rival

Posted Monday, June 18, 2018 by Express.co.uk81 hits

Cristiano Ronaldo: Harry Kane is hoping to start his World Cup campaign with a hat-trick HARRY KANE believes he can have an 18 carat last laugh on jokers who suggested that the samovar presented to him by locals on England’s first day in Russia was the only trophy he was likely to lift. “Obviously, I see a few of the jokes going round on social media - it is what it is,” the ...Full Story »

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