FIFA World Cup

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    Spain coach strives to match domestic dominance in WC

    Agence France-Presse . Madrid | Updated at 12:05am on May 30, 2018

    Spain’s recent dominance in club competitions has masked a period of underachievement at international level, but coach Julen Lopetegui believes failure leaves his side more...

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    Salah ‘confident’ of World Cup

    Agencce France-Presse . London | Updated at 12:05am on May 29, 2018

    Egypt’s Mohamed Salah is ‘confident’ of being fit for the World Cup despite suffering a shoulder injury in Liverpool’s Champions League final defeat against Real...

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    ‘Get out and see the world’

    Reuters . Eppan | Updated at 12:05am on May 29, 2018

    German players should look to grab an opportunity to play abroad in order to enrich their game and add to the national team’s strength, winger...

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    Neymar ready to play for Brazil

    Agence France-Presse . Rio de Janeiro | Updated at 12:05am on May 29, 2018

    Neymar acknowledged on Sunday that he was ‘not yet at 100 per cent’ after surgery on his fractured right foot, but the Brazil forward said...

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    We aren’t the best nor the favourites: Messi warns fans

    Agence France-Presse . Buenos Aires | Updated at 12:05am on May 29, 2018

    Argentina captain Lionel Messi has urged his compatriots to be realistic in their World Cup expectations, warning that other teams heading to Russia are better....

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    Egyptians snap at ‘Ramos the Dog’

    Agence France-Presse . Cairo | Updated at 12:05am on May 28, 2018

    Egyptians held their breath Sunday amid fears star striker Mohamed Salah could miss the World Cup after suffering an injury when wrestled to the ground...

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    Nigeria need to play as a team: captain

    Reuters . Uyo | Updated at 12:05am on May 28, 2018

    Nigeria’s ‘underdog’ football squad need to play together and not as individuals, captain John Mikel Obi said, with the team acknowledging they face a tough...

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    Salah doubt for World Cup

    | Updated at 10:28am on May 27, 2018

    Liverpool's Egypt forward Mohamed Salah is doubtful for next month's World Cup after suffering a shoulder injury in Saturday's 3-1 Champions League final defeat by...

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    Fans slogan puts England under pressure

    Agence France-Presse . London | Updated at 12:24am on May 27, 2018

    The pressure on the latest England squad to carry the nation’s hopes at the World Cup is already high enough -- and the fans’ choice...

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    WC divides fans with Will Smith anthem

    Reuters . London | Updated at 12:05am on May 26, 2018

    Soccer’s World Cup organisers divided fans by releasing the tournament’s official song on Friday - a fast-paced dance tune titled ‘Live It Up’ featuring American...