World Cup

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    Neymar’s Brazil look strong

    Agence France-Presse . Moscow | Updated at 12:05am on June 10, 2018

    Neymar’s acclaimed return ahead of the World Cup supplied Brazil with an immeasurable boost, but holders Germany and Argentina arrive at the tournament confronting inconsistent...

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    I’m on the mend, says Salah

    Agence France-Presse . Cairo | Updated at 12:05am on June 10, 2018

    Liverpool striker Mohamed Salah has told Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi he is well on the road to recovery following a shoulder injury in the...

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    Nigeria coach takes issue with ‘lies’

    Reuters . Abuja | Updated at 12:05am on June 10, 2018

    Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr has accused some reporters covering his team of unethical behaviour and coming up with lies in the build-up to their participation...

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    Moscow students make rare protest against World Cup

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 10:00am on June 09, 2018

    Construction of the World Cup fan zone outside Moscow's top university is fuelling a rare protest in Russia as students worry thousands of partying football...

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    Lacklustre Germany beat Saudi Arabia

    Reuters | Updated at 01:53am on June 09, 2018

    World champions Germany failed to hit top gear as they edged to a 2-1 victory over Saudi Arabia in a lacklustre World Cup dress rehearsal...

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    France claims a win in off-pitch context

    Reuters . Paris | Updated at 12:19am on June 09, 2018

    French soccer has won one world contest before its players even fly to Russia for this year’s World Cup, with more blue jerseys sold across...

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    Argentina hit by fresh injury blow

    | Updated at 12:05am on June 09, 2018

    Argentina midfielder Manuel Lanzini will miss the World Cup after injuring a knee in training. ‘Manuel Lanzini suffered, in today’s morning training, the rupture of...

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    Spain, Panama reach Russia for WC

    Agence France-Presse . Moscow | Updated at 12:05am on June 09, 2018

    Former World Cup winners Spain and debutants Panama arrived in Russia on Thursday for the 21st edition of the global football spectacle....

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    Refs can abandon match for crowd trouble: FIFA

    Reuters . Zurich | Updated at 12:05am on June 09, 2018

    FIFA has reiterated that referees will have the power to abandon matches at this month’s World Cup in cases of persistent discrimination in the crowd...

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    England, Portugal enjoy easy wins

    Reuters . Berne | Updated at 12:05am on June 09, 2018

    England and Portugal enjoyed comfortable home wins in their final World Cup warm-up matches on Thursday, beating Costa Rica 2-0 and Algeria 3-0 respectively...