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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 Madrid....

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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 Julian Draxler said on Monday....

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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 he was ready to play for his country at the World Cup....

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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 by Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos in the Champions League final....

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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 group stage at the World Cup in Russia next month....

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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 Real Madrid, his club manager Juergen Klopp has said.

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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 of the slogan for the bus only adds to it....

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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 actor and rapper Will Smith....

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    Brazil fans downbeat before WC

    Agence France-Presse . Rio de Janeiro | Updated at 12:05am on May 26, 2018

    Three weeks to World Cup kick-off and the Brazilians are downbeat, underperforming, and generally hangdog -- Brazilian fans, that is. Their team may be hot, steamrolling Latin American rivals in the qualifiers and gunning for a record sixth world title in Russia. But the yellow-shirted fan base is decidedly blue....