Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Alisson: Liverpool offer for Brazil goalkeeper accepted by Roma

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Alisson: Liverpool offer for Brazil goalkeeper accepted by Roma
Alisson: Liverpool offer for Brazil goalkeeper accepted by Roma
Liverpool agree a fee in the region of £66.8m for Roma and Brazil goalkeeper Alisson.

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Nigeria ambassador vows to get stranded Super Eagles fans home

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Nigeria ambassador vows to get stranded Super Eagles fans home
Nigeria's ambassador to Russia, Professor Stephen Davies Ugbah, has vowed to make sure the fans stranded in Moscow after the World Cup are seen safely home. Two batches of Nigerians, stranded after being scammed by fraudsters and unethical travel agents, have already left for home on the margins of the World Cup final. About 60 of the approximately 250 visitors were flown home in two groups over the weekend when Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of Nigeria's Lagos State, helped provide financial resources...

Monday, July 16, 2018

European Championships: England begin defence of U19 title in Finland

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European Championships: England begin defence of U19 title in Finland
European Championships: England begin defence of U19 title in Finland
England Under-19s will begin the defence of their European title when they play Turkey in Finland on Tuesday.

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Marc Rzatkowski brace sparks New York Red Bulls comeback win over Sporting Kansas City

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Marc Rzatkowski brace sparks New York Red Bulls comeback win over Sporting Kansas City
New York Red Bulls Sporting Kansas City 3 2 FT Game Details Live football odds with bet365. Bet Now » GameCast Lineups and Stats Marc Rzatkowski scored the tying and tie-breaking goals in a span of seven minutes in the second half as the New York Red Bulls beat Sporting Kansas City 3-2 Saturday night at Red Bull Arena. Rzatkowski scored his first two MLS goals in spectacular fashion in the 72nd and 79th minute after entering the game in the 60th minute for Alejandro Romero Gamarra. New York scored at least three goals for the sixth time in nine home games and helped new manager Chris Armas get his first career win as a coach...

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Barcelona midfielder Rakitic: Modric deserves World Cup best

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Barcelona midfielder Rakitic: Modric deserves World Cup best
Barcelona midfielder Rakitic: Modric deserves World Cup best

Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic says Croatia teammate Luka Modric should be a Ballon d'Or contender.

Rakitic also hopes the tournament's best player award will be handed over to a Croatian no matter the result of their clash with France.

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Friday, July 13, 2018

World Cup 2018: countdown begins to final weekend in Russia – live!

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World Cup 2018: countdown begins to final weekend in Russia – live!
All the build-up to Belgium v England and France v CroatiaHas the penny finally dropped for newly-disciplined Paul Pogba?Kane declares himself fit for third-place play-off with BelgiumAny thoughts? Email Will or tweet @Will_Unwin

12.28pm BST

How seriously do we all want England to take the third-place playoff? I want it to be Nick Pope upfront challenging Dedryck Boyata for second balls and a penalty shootout where Fabian Delph tries to rabona one in, but I can see the merits of taking it seriously.

12.18pm BST

Ben mentioned it earlier, but here are the full quotes from man of the people and self-publicist Gianni Infantino.

For a couple of years I have been saying this will be the best World Cup ever and today I can say that with conviction - it is the best World Cup ever.

I would like to thank everyone. The main actors are on the pitch - the players, referees and coaches - but, of course, there are also all those who have worked to make sure everything has worked smoothly, the Russians.

A big thank you to the Russian government and the Russian President Vladimir Putin, the local organising committee, the Russian Football Union, the volunteers, the heart and smile of the World Cup, all those people, more than 100,000, who helped in one capacity or another.

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Thursday, July 12, 2018

Fiat workers strike over Juventus' Ronaldo signing

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Fiat workers strike over Juventus' Ronaldo signing
Fiat workers strike over Juventus' Ronaldo signing
Workers at a plant in Italy are to strike after Fiat's owner decided to pay €112m for the footballer.