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Brazil Have Work To Do After Opening Draw With Switzerland

The World Cup has already thrown up some surprising results, and tonight’s tie between Brazil and Switzerland was no different. The Group E clash saw Brazil enter the tournament with hopes higher than they have been in years, with talisman Neymar leading the charge. The star-studded side started well, culminating in an early ‘goal of the tournament’ contender via Barcelona …

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Diego Maradona Blasts Argentina Coach After Iceland Draw

Argentina legend Diego Maradona issued a scathing assessment Sunday of his country’s World Cup draw with Iceland, warning manager Jorge Sampaoli that he would not be welcome back home unless he changes his tactics. “Playing like that, he can’t come back to Argentina,” the 1986 World Cup winner told Venezuelan television after Lionel Messi missed a penalty in the 1-1 …

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Watch: Mexico Take Upset Lead Over Germany With Fine Counter Attack

Pre-tournament favourites Germany are in action against Mexico in Group F of the World Cup. While the odds reflected their respective chances of claiming victory in this opening fixture, on the balance of play at half time, Mexico have been full value for their lead. The ever-metronomic World Champions have struggled to dictate the tempo of the game. While Mexico …

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Poulsen Winner For Denmark Ruins Peru’s World Cup Return

Yussuf Poulsen ruined Peru’s first appearance at a World Cup finals for 36 years on Saturday with the winning goal for Denmark to seal a 1-0 victory in Saransk. Poulsen made amends for conceding a first-half penalty that was awarded after the referee consulted the VAR system, but which Peru midfielder Christian Cueva blasted over the crossbar. The win extends …

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Iceland Goalkeeper On The ‘Homework’ He Did To Psych Out Messi

Iceland goalkeeper Hannes Halldorsson revealed Saturday how he worked on psyching out Argentine superstar Lionel Messi to make a penalty save that sealed a 1-1 draw with the footballing superpower. Halldorsson was the hero when he palmed away Messi’s spot kick in the 63rd minute, correctly gambling that the Barcelona talisman would shoot to his right. The man-of-the-match described the …

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Egyptian FA Declare Mo Salah Fit For Crucial Russian Tie

Friday saw Egypt face Uruguay in Group A of the World Cup, but all eyes were on a man who didn’t feature in the end. Mohamed Salah scored 44 goals in a tremendous season for Liverpool, earning a host of individual awards. But a shoulder injury sustained in the Champions League final last month after a challenge from Sergio Ramos threatened to …

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Cristiano Ronaldo Reportedly Accepts Suspended Prison Sentence & €18.8m Fine

Cristiano Ronaldo has reportedly accepted a two-year suspended sentence as well as a hefty €18.8 million fine after being accused of defrauding authorities. Following the news that Cristiano Ronaldo had been accused of defrauding tax authorities of a sum in the region of €14.8 million, questions have loomed over his innocence just hours out from Portugal’s crucial World Cup opener against …

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