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    Coach to protect Sterling

    Agence France-Presse . London | Updated at 12:05am on June 04, 2018

    Gareth Southgate claims Raheem Sterling justified his decision to protect the troubled England star despite his booking for diving against Nigeria....

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    Nigeria must improve, admits Mikel

    Agence France-Presse . London | Updated at 12:05am on June 04, 2018

    Nigeria captain John Obi Mikel admits his side have to improve quickly if they are to make an impact at the World Cup....

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    Austria stun Germany, England win

    Reuters . Bern | Updated at 12:05am on June 04, 2018

    England manager Gareth Southgate was delighted with his side’s performance in a 2-1 win over Nigeria but Germany’s Joachim Low was angry after the world champions suffered a historic loss to Austria in Saturday’s World Cup warm-up friendlies.....

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    Echiejile and Nwankwo make Nigeria squad

    Reuters . Abuja | Updated at 12:05am on June 04, 2018

    Experienced fullback Elderson Echiejile, whose career has been languishing in the Belgian second division, and Simeon Nwankwo, who won a first cap last week, were both included as Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr on Sunday finalised his 23-man squad for the World Cup....

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    Germany crash to Austria on Neuer's comeback

    Agence France-Presse. Klagenfurt | Updated at 11:37am on June 03, 2018

    Manuel Neuer looks set to go to the World Cup, but Germany's goalkeeper was unable to prevent his team crashing 2-1 to Austria on his comeback on Saturday...

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    From child refugee to Croatia captain

    Agence France-Presse . Modrici | Updated at 12:30am on June 03, 2018

    The burned-out shell of a remote cottage bears testimony to the trauma that Luka Modric lived through long before he became a Croatian national hero and Real Madrid star....

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    Sterling sorry for late arrival at camp

    AFP | Updated at 12:25am on June 03, 2018

    Gareth Southgate has revealed Raheem Sterling has apologised to his England team-mates after reporting late for their World Cup training camp....

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    Platini wishes FIFA ethics panel would disappear

    Agence France-Presse . Lausanne | Updated at 12:24am on June 03, 2018

    Michel Platini wishes the FIFA Ethics Committee which banned him from the sport would disappear, he told two Swiss newspapers in an interview to be published on Saturday...

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    Lewandowski ready to do ‘donkey work’ for Poland

    Agence France-Presse . Warsaw | Updated at 12:23am on June 03, 2018

    Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski says he is prepared to do the ‘donkey work’ for Poland as team captain at the World Cup, as he plots a strategy to put his country on top of Group H....

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    Dembele gem caps France win over Italy

    Agence France-Presse . Nice | Updated at 12:16am on June 03, 2018

    Ousmane Dembele scored a terrific goal in an impressive display for France as the World Cup contenders defeated Italy 3-1 in a friendly in Nice on Friday....