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But he said no other club was involved in his decision to part ways with Real and although experts have linked him to the French national team coaching job, Zidane insisted he is eyeing no other position at this time. Allegri added: "The Juventus project is renewed every year, and every year is competitive". The former defender spent most of his career with Madrid, including two seasons as Zidane's teammate, before finishing his playing days with English club Bolton in 2005.
  • Russia’s Aleksandr Golovin: Egypt are a powerful team

    Russia’s Aleksandr Golovin: Egypt are a powerful team

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    Organizers prepared three tents that are adapted to receive visitors daily and without any charge, and the main tent takes almost 600 people. Of the five teams participating in the championship from Asia in this edition of the World Cup, Saudi Arabia took on the host nation.
  • Kyrie Irving’s Comments on Possibly Reuniting With LeBron James

    Kyrie Irving’s Comments on Possibly Reuniting With LeBron James

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    Irving is eligible for an extension this summer but, even coming off another knee surgery that sidelined him for Boston's improbable run to the cusp of the Finals, was adamant that he'll wait for the summer of 2019 to examine his future. "Really focused on winning a championship, that is all I'm really anxious about, and until I get to that point, I can't really answer any questions".
  • Spin-heavy Afghanistan face India in historic Test

    Spin-heavy Afghanistan face India in historic Test

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    Bludgeoned by twin tons from Shikhar Dhawan (107, 96b, 19×4, 3×6) and Murali Vijay (105, 153b, 15×4, 1×6) early on, the Afghan bowlers hit back to claim five wickets in the last session on a rain-interrupted day to leave the hosts a tad uncomfortable at 347 for six.
  • India seal massive win after wickets tumble

    India seal massive win after wickets tumble

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    Jadeja returned figures of 4-17 with his left-arm spin after Ashwin had also got four wickets in Afghanistan's first innings. It's not [always] about in the match, but creating those situations in practice also and thinking and visualising that as batsmen how they are going to play against each opponent.
  • Kawhi Leonard Seeking Trade From Spurs

    Kawhi Leonard Seeking Trade From Spurs

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    Considering Leonard's preferred destination is reportedly the Lakers , let's start with them. Spurs legend Tony Parker made a subtle jab at Leonard when he claimed that he had recovered from a worse injury in less time than Leonard did.
  • Kiwi teenager sets batting record in women's one-day cricket

    Kiwi teenager sets batting record in women's one-day cricket

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    It is the third highest ODI total ever, beaten only by India's Rohit Sharma (264) and Kiwi Martin Guptill's 237 against the West Indies in 2015. Kerr's 232 not out is also the third-highest score in ODI history. Kerr had no idea she had even done it. "I think I heard them say stuff on the speaker, but I didn't hear them because everyone was clapping", she said.
  • Guerrero Leads Peru's Final World Cup Squad

    Guerrero Leads Peru's Final World Cup Squad

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    In its last World Cup appearance in 1982 in Spain, Peru finished last in its group and failed to make it out of the first round. Here we take a look at Peru's World Cup squad and the other things it will be handy to know about the Group C challengers.
  • Mohamed Salah 'almost 100 per cent' fit for Egypt's World Cup opener

    Mohamed Salah 'almost 100 per cent' fit for Egypt's World Cup opener

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    The win ensured that Uruguay moved to the second spot in Group A with three points, behind log leaders and tournament's hosts Russian Federation only by a superior goal difference. Egypt are still winless at the World Cup finals, failing to win five matches (drew two, lost three). "I can nearly assure you 100 percent he'll play", Cuper said in the pre-match press conference.
  • Edmonton likely to host matches, as North America wins bid

    Edmonton likely to host matches, as North America wins bid

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    The North American bid beat competition from Morocco , which was hoping to become just the second African country to host soccer's biggest worldwide tournament. Their were 23 host cities put forward shown on this map below. We had an opportunity and (the final vote) was clear testimony that Africa will not get support from the rest of the world.
  • Open, Tiger Woods struggles, then shrugs

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    No matter the weather, Shinnecock can punish anyone in a NY minute. Instead, in his frustration he bogeyed his last hole for a 73. "It takes every mistake you make and makes it all worse, " said Charles Howell, who shot 71. Woods seeks his 15th career major title. Johnson carded a 1-under par 69 on Thursday, and as the wind died down some Friday, DJ was almost flawless.
  • Morocco 0-1 Iran: Late Own Goal Hurts Atlas Lion

    Morocco 0-1 Iran: Late Own Goal Hurts Atlas Lion

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    Morocco's Aziz Bouhaddouz had the misfortune of scoring an own goal as the African challengers went down to Iran 0-1 in their opening Group B game of the FIFA World Cup . Iran managed to win despite taking fewer shots (nine to Morocco's 13) and seeing significantly less of the ball throughout the match. "They just want to express themselves and play football".
  • Nike withdraws Iran World Cup team's boots due to sanctions

    Nike withdraws Iran World Cup team's boots due to sanctions

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    However, the firm also admitted that: "Sanctions pertinent to Nike are enforceable by law and have been in position for many years". "Our Iran-based players are not ready at all and they need 40-day-preparation to develop to the World Cup level", he said.
  • Boateng not thinking about Bayern comments he can go at right price

    Boateng not thinking about Bayern comments he can go at right price

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    Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich have given German global Jerome Boateng the green light to leave, amid interest from Manchester United . The burly centre-back was a key player when Germany won the 2014 World Cup and is set to add to his 71 worldwide appearances in Sunday's Group F opener against Mexico in Moscow.
  • Donald Trump Takes Credit for United States Landing 2026 World Cup

    Donald Trump Takes Credit for United States Landing 2026 World Cup

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    The images were all shiny, new and impressive - from the stadium's retractable roof and huge oval video board to the all-important shots of sellout crowds for MLS Atlanta United. The final vote came down to Morocco and a joint bid from Mexico, Canada and the United States. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto later echoed that message from their own accounts.
  • Fear of failure to motivate France's stars against Australia at World Cup

    Fear of failure to motivate France's stars against Australia at World Cup

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    Didier Deschamps is on the hot seat to deliver after failing two summers ago. Or just an appreciation that in the Atletico Madrid forward, the French have player who can carry them to greatness, as Platini did in '84 and Zidane did in '98? The worldwide friendlies leading up to the World Cup may have changed things.
  • Marcus Rashford set to return to England training on Friday

    Marcus Rashford set to return to England training on Friday

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    The "Lions" Den' show on England's YouTube channel showed footage of Rashford in individual training, before confirming he took part in a light session after the other 22 players trained fully and should rejoin the main group. Gerrard said: "I think the treatment of Raheem has been slightly over the top. To be scoring goals for Manchester United , your confidence is always going to be up", Lingard said.
  • What Tiger Woods said after Round 1 at U.S. Open

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    I just worked hard out there to make sure nothing slipped away. It wasn't his worst opener in this tournament. Mickelson finished at seven over (77), with Spieth a sot worse off after his 78. The USGA like to set the course up for the US Open as the hardest on tour and after Brooks Koepka shot -16 to take victory past year, the organisers were always likely to hit back.
  • World Cup odds and matchups for opening week of action

    World Cup odds and matchups for opening week of action

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    This sustained pressure rewarded Russian Federation with an early goal as attacker Yuri Gazinsky got on the end of an inch-perfect cross to guide his headed effort past the Saudi goalkeeper. Aware that Saudi Arabia's defenders were unlikely to challenge him, the attacker curled in a handsome shot from the edge of the box with the outside of his left foot to put his team up four.
  • Google Doodle celebrates diverse cultures for World Cup kickoff

    Google Doodle celebrates diverse cultures for World Cup kickoff

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    The North American proposal is referred to as United 2026, as it bested a rival Moroccan bid , 134 votes to 65. So Morocco concentrated its pitch on the country's undisputed passion for football, the notion that Africa deserves another World Cup after South Africa 2010, its far more compact offering and Euro-friendly time zone.
  • Hadji claims Liverpool ace Salah on Ronaldo-Messi level

    Hadji claims Liverpool ace Salah on Ronaldo-Messi level

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    Let's say for argumentative purposes that Spain had succeeded in convincing Messi to give his allegiance to the Spanish national team in 2003 (Since Messi carries dual citizenship between Spain and Argentina , he could have very well chosen which country to play for, yet ultimately made a decision to stick to his birth country of Argentina ).
  • Rematch on: Canelo and GGG to fight on September 15th

    Rematch on: Canelo and GGG to fight on September 15th

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    The Los Angeles Times' Lance Pugmire reported Wednesday that Golovkin wasn't budging from his demand to receive 45 percent of the fight purse, up slightly than the 42.5 percent cut proposed by Golden Boy Promotions. Like Alvarez, Jacobs has an exclusive deal with HBO for the premium cable network to televise his fights either live on the network or via HBO Pay-Per-View.
  • Robbie Williams flips off the camera at the opening ceremony

    Robbie Williams flips off the camera at the opening ceremony

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    Williams said: "I'm so happy and excited to be going back to Russian Federation for such a unique performance". Williams had said that performing at the FIFA World Cup was "a boyhood dream" and it would be "an unforgettable show". "Of course it is also an emotional one for the hosts". The co-director of the opening ceremony will be my friend Ilya Averbukh, who has added new colour to the spectacle on the pitch.
  • MMA star McGregor in plea negotiations after melee

    MMA star McGregor in plea negotiations after melee

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    The meeting will follow the court hearing in which McGregor will answer three charges of misdemeanor assault and one count of felony criminal mischief. After the Brooklyn brawl, UFC President Dana White told ESPN's Brett Okamoto that McGregor's actions were "the most despicable thing in UFC history", which appeared to mean McGregor's time with the organization was on the outs.
  • 'Anthony Martial wants to leave Manchester United'

    'Anthony Martial wants to leave Manchester United'

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    Lamboley added that the club wanted to give the French star a new contract but haven't been able to agree with the player after months of negotiations. "It's important to remember that he is under contract and that Manchester United will have the last word". He was chosen Player of the Month three times by fans.
  • India vs Afghanistan Test Match

    India vs Afghanistan Test Match

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    Dhawan's unbeaten 104 is the second-most runs by an Indian player before lunch on any day of a Test after Hardik Pandya's 108 runs against SL in Pallekele past year. Then he recites the entire playing XI from memory, no peeking into paper chits. Though they will be playing their first worldwide Test match, they could still have a meaningful impact on the result.