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CNN first reported that Salah is contemplating quitting the Egyptian National Team because he feels that he's been treated like a political pawn in Chechnya; site of the Pharaohs World Cup training base. Kadyrov posed with Salah and Hany Abo Ride, chairman of Egypt's football federation for pictures. Kadyrov has since declared Salah to be an honorary citizen of Chechnya in a ceremony with the player.
  • Gomez: Leaked England team gives Panama no advantage

    Gomez: Leaked England team gives Panama no advantage

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    For someone to do that and try to help me as a young player, it says a lot about the person. Sterling's time may still come but it appears as if Rashford is set to be given the nod by Southgate and he surely won't let anyone down, particularly against a Panama side that are arguably the worst team at this World Cup .
  • 'Earthquake' triggered by Mexico fans celebrating German defeat

    'Earthquake' triggered by Mexico fans celebrating German defeat

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    Coach Juan Carlos Osorio, who called it a "milestone" win, said his team executed his game plan to near perfection. Their next game is against South Korea on Saturday 23 June, and then against Sweden on Wednesday 27 June. "I don't know if we've sent a message to other teams, but internally we've spread a clear message that that we can, and are completely capable of competing with anyone", defender Miguel Layun said after training Monday.
  • Buffalo Trolls Deandre Ayton for Tournament Loss After He's Taken No

    Buffalo Trolls Deandre Ayton for Tournament Loss After He's Taken No

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    From left to right, Phoenix Suns' George King , Mikal Bridges , Deandre Ayton and Elie Okobo pose for a photo as the team introduces their new players after the NBA basketball draft Friday. By now, we are all aware of the ongoing narrative that Ayton is a poor defender, which in all honesty I feel is overstated. The 7-foot-1 Ayton towered over the others, in a white unbuttoned collared shirt and a sharp blue suit, but he looked and sounded a bit tired from the whirlwind of being ...
  • Two each for Hazard and Lukaku as Belgium thump Tunisia 5-2

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    Lukaku, who also had a brace against Panama on Monday, has scored 17 goals in his last 11 global games, Hazard scored his first two World Cup goals with a penalty in the opening minutes and Michy Batshuayi capped off the scoring late. The striker coolly hit his shot inside the far post, just past the outstretched glove of Tunisia keeper Farouk Ben Mustapha, in the 16th minute. Coach Roberto Martinez will probably stick with the same game plan he used against Panama, asking his players ...
  • Iranian Women Allowed To Watch World Cup Broadcast in Tehran's Azadi Stadium

    Iranian Women Allowed To Watch World Cup Broadcast in Tehran's Azadi Stadium

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    That game too had been due to be shown live in stadiums and parks but authorities cancelled all planned open-air screenings just hours before kick-off forcing fans to watch in cinemas. "I don't care about the records, the most important thing was to win and to stay in a good position", he said in the official Federation Internationale de Football Association post-match interview.
  • World Cup match report Belgium v Tunisia 23 June 2018

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    Eden Hazard continued his fine start to the World Cup with a record breaking goal against Tunisia . Belgium will be looking to move a step closer to the knockout stages at the 2018 World Cup when they face Tunisia this afternoon.
  • Changes coming to Colombia’s team at World Cup after loss

    Changes coming to Colombia’s team at World Cup after loss

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    No one was quite sure what to expect out of Egypt , which got star Mohamed Salah back from injury, but a second straight dominant performance by host nation Russian Federation was still a surprise. Kagawa opened the scoring from the penalty spot and was busy throughout and Yuya Osako, favoured ahead of Japan's all-time leading scorer Shinji Okazaki up front, repaid his manager's faith with the winning goal and a man of the match performance.
  • Eden Hazard downplays comment made about Romelu Lukaku

    Eden Hazard downplays comment made about Romelu Lukaku

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    Dries Mertens's looping volley two minutes after the break was vital to settle nerves and frustration as Belgium spent a seventh successive World Cup opener with nothing on the board at halftime. The expectation has been by the time Belgium gets to Kaliningrad for its group stage finale against England, it will likely just be playing for seeding in the knockout stage.
  • All the ways Argentina can advance to the World Cup's knockout stage

    All the ways Argentina can advance to the World Cup's knockout stage

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    Following their 2-0 loss to Croatia in their tournament opener, Super Eagles captain John Obi Mikel dropped deeper in midfield while Victor Moses lined up at right wing-back in their second game. A pastor in Nigeria has urged his followers to pay him more than $2,000 (about Sh200,000) to unleash a squadron of "prayer warriors" to help the country's footballers secure a World Cup win.
  • Nigeria 0-0 Iceland

    Nigeria 0-0 Iceland

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    Nigeria and Iceland have only faced each other once in competitive action, in which the minnows triumphed 3-0 in a friendly 37 years ago. A win guarantees their spot in the Round of 16, with the small chance of qualifying as group winners, which would require a Croatia loss plus a six-goal swing in Nigeria's favour.
  • Saudi team don't know cause of aeroplane fire, Pizzi reveals

    Saudi team don't know cause of aeroplane fire, Pizzi reveals

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    It was a momentous day for Luis Suarez - the forward earned his 100th cap for Uruguay and he crowned the occasion with a goal. Suarez becomes the first Uruguayan to score in three World Cups and coach Tabarez admits he is vital to the national team.
  • Hawks acquire point guard Trae Young in swap of top-5 picks

    Hawks acquire point guard Trae Young in swap of top-5 picks

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    Doncic, 19, was selected third overall by the Atlanta Hawks and the Slovenian's rights were traded to the Mavericks for Oklahoma product Trae Young and a projected first-round 2019 pick. they knew I was coming. Doncic arrives in the National Basketball Association as one of the most decorated players to make the move to the States and there has been a real anticipation for him to bring his talents onto the biggest stage.
  • Switzerland, Serbia coaches don't want to talk about Kosovo

    Switzerland, Serbia coaches don't want to talk about Kosovo

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    If the two teams end up with identical goal difference and goals scored, Switzerland would go through on the basis of head-to-head, thanks to Shaqiri's goal . But when asked about the flags Petkovic insisted he will focus on Switzerland's performance. "We can't just play physically", he said. Xhaka struck the Swiss equalizer in the 52nd minute before Shaqiri scored a late victor when he broke free from the half-way line to slot past Serbian goalkeeper Vladimir Stojkovic.
  • Marcus Rashford hails improved team spirit in England camp

    Marcus Rashford hails improved team spirit in England camp

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    Alli was not part of the line-up leaked to reporters from a note held by assistant manager Steve Holland this week. It was all going so well between Gareth Southgate's England and the media. The Three Lions kicked off their campaign in Russian Federation with a 2-1 win over Tunisia on Monday thanks to a last-gasp header from captain Harry Kane .
  • Los Angeles Lakers select Moritz Wagner with No. 25 pick

    Los Angeles Lakers select Moritz Wagner with No. 25 pick

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    If one of LeBron's best friends realizes that LBJ wants to play for the Lakers, maybe the rest of us should as well. Wagner became the seventh MI basketball player picked in the first round since John Beilein has been the head coach. Newman made a decision to declare for the draft following a terrific string of performances in the NCAA National Tournament in which he put up 24.5 points in four games from the second round until the Final Four round.
  • Nigeria coach Rohr says Super Eagles 'won't lose' against Iceland

    Nigeria coach Rohr says Super Eagles 'won't lose' against Iceland

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    This is likely to be the overriding feeling and motivating factor within the Super Eagles' camp as they approach Friday afternoon's Group D clash against Iceland in Volgograd. If Nigeria wins, it will advance to the round of 16. Iceland blew their best chance to get back into the contest in the closing stages when Gylfi Sigurdsson sent a penalty over the bar.
  • Charles Krauthammer, Fox News commentator, columnist, dead at 68

    Charles Krauthammer, Fox News commentator, columnist, dead at 68

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    Doctors thought the surgery had been successful, but then Krauthammer was told the cancer returned and he only had a few weeks live. "This is the final verdict", he wrote. "I am sad to leave, but I leave with the knowledge that I lived the life that I intended". He later became a panelist on PBS' "Inside Washington" and eventually joined Fox News as a political analyst.
  • FIFA Fines Serbia for Fans' World Cup Antics

    FIFA Fines Serbia for Fans' World Cup Antics

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    A Seleção controlled the game from start to finish, averaging two-thirds of possession while largely camped in the Costa Rican half. It wasn't the opening game that most people expected for Brazil as they were held to a 1-1 draw with Switzerland, and that's despite taking an early lead through Philippe Coutinho .
  • Warne & Clarke Stunned After Australia's Dismal Show Against England

    Warne & Clarke Stunned After Australia's Dismal Show Against England

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    Jonny Bairstow looted a brilliant 139 off 92 balls while Alex Hales crushed 147 from 92. It was carnage in Nottingham as the hosts England put up a massive score of 481 for 6 in just 50 overs. Australia , however, were gifted a wicket when Roy ran himself out going for a needless second ru But Hales was quickly into his stride with three fours in four balls off medium-pacer Stoinis.
  • Incoming Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri 'wants to sign Dries Mertens'

    Incoming Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri 'wants to sign Dries Mertens'

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    Sarri is already said to be considering new acquisitions. The agent of Maurizio Sarri reportedly touches down in London to finalise a deal for his client to become Chelsea's new manager. Sarri though remains a big fan of Mertens who he converted from a winger to a very successful striker at Napoli who consistently ended up as one of the top goalscorers in the Serie A.
  • Brazil suffer Neymar blow, may miss clash against Costa Rica

    Brazil suffer Neymar blow, may miss clash against Costa Rica

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    The man of the match, Mr. Magoma, said he was certain that Brazil could not beat Switzerland given the Zurich side's recent form. Pick up the Kit of Champions at the City Store ! It also complained about Mexican referee Cesar Arturo Ramos's decision not to blow his whistle when a Swiss player pushed Miranda before scoring an equaliser.
  • Nikola Kalinic: Striker Sacked From Camp In Shame

    Nikola Kalinic: Striker Sacked From Camp In Shame

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    Kalinic had started on the bench for the fourth successive worldwide match but was asked to enter the game by boss Zlatko Dalic with just five minutes to go. Kalinic refused the assignment because of a back injury, but Dalic was undaunted in his dismissal of the player. The news wont go down well in the Croatian camp in Russian Federation, after a positive start to the 21st edition of the FIFA World Cup .
  • World Cup Group C

    World Cup Group C

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    Two changes for France from the side that beat Australia in their opening game with Giroud and Matuidi coming in for Dembele and Tolisso. But no player is more important to Peru than striker Paolo Guerrero , who came off the bench against Denmark.
  • Phillies fan injured by flying hot dog launched by Phanatic

    Phillies fan injured by flying hot dog launched by Phanatic

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    The victim was sitting near home plate when the mascot, Phillie Phanatic, launched the hot dog wrapped in duct tape at her. In the news segment, McVay laughs about her freak accident, saying, "I never thought a hot dog could hurt". "And mostly, it's going to get worse before it gets better". The Phillie Phanatic uses a cannon-like launcher mounted on a motorized cart to send the hot dogs into the stands between innings.
  • Blatter says he will use influence for UK, Irish bid

    Blatter says he will use influence for UK, Irish bid

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    Petersburg to see Brazil play Costa Rica on Friday. The term was later reduced to six years. "Today I saw Infantino and Blatter at the stadium, it's true", TASS quoted Sorokin as saying, adding that the former Federation Internationale de Football Association head had praised Russia's organisation of the World Cup.
  • Iran frustrated by Spain

    Iran frustrated by Spain

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    In the 56th minute of the match, Diego Costa caught a lucky break as he managed to put a ball behind the back of the net. For too much of the contest Spain had no cutting edge, with their possession rate hovering around the 80 per cent mark but their threats on Ali Beiranvand's goal remaining close to zero.