• Swiss coach unimpressed with celebrations in win over Serbia

    Swiss coach unimpressed with celebrations in win over Serbia

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    Take a look through the gallery above to see the best pictures as Granit Xhaka and Xherdan Shaqiri both perform Albanian Eagle celebrations after scoring for Switzerland against Serbia . Xhaka was born to Kosovo-Albanian parents who were forced to flee the fall of Yugoslavia in 1990. "I don't have any comments", Serbia coach Mladen Krstajic said.
  • Chelsea Reportedly Target Dries Mertens Amid Maurizio Sarri Rumours

    Chelsea Reportedly Target Dries Mertens Amid Maurizio Sarri Rumours

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    Napoli's Senegalese global centre-back Kalidou Koulibaly certainly believes Sarri is headed to Chelsea as he told English radio station talkSPORT after his country's opening 2-1 victory over Poland in the World Cup . Sky in Italy say the Serie A club are unlikely to want two managers of that level on their wage bill at the same time. However, the Chelsea board are uncertain about signing the marksman, having deemed him too old and expensive last summer.
  • Putin trolls Federation Internationale de Football Association by inviting disgraced Blatter to World Cup

    Putin trolls Federation Internationale de Football Association by inviting disgraced Blatter to World Cup

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    The Russians have now scored eight times in just two matches, raising the spirits of home fans after a long spell of under-achievement. "With Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and Ireland they will be candidates I am sure". The result of each ballot and related votes by members of the FIFA Congress for the 2026 hosts were made public. He was elected FIFA president on the eve of the 1998 World Cup in France, and headed football's world governing body for four more tournaments through 2014.
  • No attacks on Brazil star, pledges Costa Rica's Ramirez

    No attacks on Brazil star, pledges Costa Rica's Ramirez

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    The Brazilian soccer confederation said it wasn't a serious injury and Neymar would be back in practice on Wednesday, but doubts about his fitness only increased. Folha de Sao Paulo, an influential newspaper in Brazil , said the performance of the Brazilian team, led by coach Tite , was "off", and another newspaper, Estado de Sao Paulo, indicated that the team's performance in the 2018 World Cup was "below expectations".
  • Argentina's Jorge Sampaoli pleads with fans to lay off Lionel Messi

    Argentina's Jorge Sampaoli pleads with fans to lay off Lionel Messi

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    Reacting on the sad development, Messi's mum said it is painful when her son's loyalty to his country is under scrutiny. Reacting further from her native home in Rosario, where Messi tied the knot with his childhood lover, Antonela Rocuzzo previous year, she stressed: " From here all his family are supporting him ".
  • France go through with history-making Mbappe too much for Peru

    France go through with history-making Mbappe too much for Peru

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    In contrast, Peru face Australia with their fate sealed and just pride to play for in front of their passionate and large following that has decamped to Russian Federation. Peru started at a fierce pace and nearly made a spectacular breakthrough after six minutes when Yoshimar Yotun saw France keeper Hugo Lloris off his line and his lob from around 50 yards dropped onto the top of the net.
  • Joachim Low: 'Germany will not change gameplan following Mexico loss'

    Joachim Low: 'Germany will not change gameplan following Mexico loss'

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    Lozano got Mexico going with a deflected shot over the bar in the first minute. Despite the poor result, Low stressed that Die Mannschaft will not overhaul their tactics, though he admits that some flaws need to be ironed out. Back home, seismologists said they had registered a man-made quake, created by human celebration. Osorio became more cautious, taking off Vela and Lozano for Raul Jimenez and Edson Alvarez, before introducing Mexico legend Rafa Marquez, who became only the ...
  • Tottenham Hotspur start Premier League season at Newcastle United | Tottenham Hotspur

    Tottenham Hotspur start Premier League season at Newcastle United | Tottenham Hotspur

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    Unai Emery's been handed a tough start to life in the Premier League after replacing Arsene Wenger as Arsenal manager this summer. We have ranked the 20 Premier League sides' first six games of the season in order of difficulty based on last season's finishing positions, with newly-promoted Wolves, Cardiff and Fulham taking 18th, 19th and 20th respectively.
  • Japan make history with World Cup win against Colombia

    Japan make history with World Cup win against Colombia

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    Japan got their World Cup campaign off to the flawless start with a 2-1 win over Colombia , who suffered the tournament's first red card after only three minutes. "The players hung tough and battled well and this is the result", said Japan head coach Akira Nishino . A costly mistake by Colombia midfielder Carlos Sanchez in the opening minutes led to a red card and a penalty, helping Japan take an early lead.
  • Germany and Brazil roll into the World Cup

    Germany and Brazil roll into the World Cup

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    Brazil have struggled to create chances without their best player in the past, most notably at the 2014 World Cup; the hosts collapsed after he went down with an injury. The day begins in Samara, about 650 miles (1,050 kilometers) east of Moscow, with the other teams in the deep Group E. Serbia is the lowest-ranked team in the group at No.
  • Good job there was VAR, says France's Griezmann

    Good job there was VAR, says France's Griezmann

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    Although referee Andres Cunha initially waved play on, he pointed to the spot after consulting video technology, Griezmann having been clipped by Risdon as he entered the box. Giroud made the decisive pass that led to Pogba's late victor, and Matuidi helped France recover the ball higher on the pitch and accelerate play with his neat one-touch football.
  • How Mexico coach Osorio lured Germany to doom

    How Mexico coach Osorio lured Germany to doom

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    According to SIMMSA, the seismic monitoring network of the Institute of Geological and Atmospheric Research, tremors were detected in Mexico City during Mexico's World Cup matchup against Germany on Sunday. The Germans were caught napping in the first half at Moscow's Luzhniki Stadium and went behind in the 35th minute as Mexico found acres of space to counter attack through the midfield.
  • Johnson takes 4-shot lead into weekend at US Open

    Johnson takes 4-shot lead into weekend at US Open

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    Johnson played smart on the few occasions he was out of position, holed a 45-foot birdie putt on the par-3 seventh green and endured wind and two hours of rain Friday morning for a 3-under 67. The two played alongside five-time major victor Phil Mickelson, whose latest bid for a US Open title that would give him a career Grand Slam was dealt a body blow as he posted a first-round 77.
  • Football fans hail Egypt despite 0-1 loss to Uruguay

    Football fans hail Egypt despite 0-1 loss to Uruguay

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    Godin appeared offended by a question from a reporter who asked whether they would repeat what Real Madrid's Sergio Ramos did to Liverpool's Salah in last month's Champions League final. "But I think Salah gives you width, comes inside, supplies goals and scores great goals as well". But speaking after the match, he explained: 'Salah did not play today because we wanted to avoid risk or danger but I think that he will be fine for the next match.
  • Afghanistan coach Phil Simmons says boys have a lot to learn

    Afghanistan coach Phil Simmons says boys have a lot to learn

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    The Afghan team managed to score 109 runs by losing all their wickets during the first inning while they scored 103 runs during their second inning and subsequently lost the match by an inning and 262 runs. Glad that they have chosen to play the historic match with India . Afghanistan clawed their way back after India's Shikhar Dhawan hit a blazing century on Thursday as the minnows capped their astonishing rise from war and refugee camps to joining the sport's elite.