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#1 2018-06-08 09:23:26

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WORLD CUP DAY 1, RUSSIA 5 V 0 SAUDI ARABIA, LIVE MATCH !!! FULL TIME !

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With 6 days left to the global entertaining game of soccer, stay tuned for news and updates of teams and other preparations for the masterpiece event.

England Beat Costa Rica in Final Warm up game !

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England concluded their World Cup preparations in impressive fashion by comfortably beating Costa Rica at Elland Road.

Manager Gareth Southgate made 10 changes from Saturday's win against Nigeria at Wembley - and was rewarded with some fine individual displays and a commanding team performance in their final friendly before they depart for Russia.

Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford was the standout performer, pressing his World Cup claims with an outstanding first-half strike to put England ahead and threatening throughout.

Burnley goalkeeper Nick Pope was given his debut as a second-half replacement for Jack Butland as Southgate made a host of changes, and Danny Welbeck - another substitute - wrapped up a thoroughly deserved win with a diving header from Dele Alli's ball.

Has Rashford given Southgate a dilemma ?

Rashford has had a frustrating season at Old Trafford, where his starting appearances have been restricted, and his confidence appeared drained in the closing months of the campaign.

That meant his hopes of a starting place in England's World Cup line-up have drifted slightly - but this was an electrifying reminder of just what the 20-year-old can offer Southgate.

Rashford was a threat to Costa Rica from the first whistle, running at their defence with searing pace and mobility, capping it all with a superb dipping shot that left goalkeeper Keylor Navas helpless.

He thrilled the expectant Elland Road crowd with his running, and while he could not maintain that momentum after the break, this was only to be expected as the rhythm of this friendly was broken up by a raft of substitutions.

Raheem Sterling may still be favourite to start with Harry Kane in England's attacking format in Volgograd, but Rashford has demonstrated he has the temperament and class to make a crucial contribution in Russia.

If the aim of this friendly was for players on the fringes to give Southgate food for thought, Rashford's night was a rousing success.

Source : https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/44246164


Suarez Scores as Uruguay Complete Preparations for world cup.

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Luis Suarez scored a penalty as Uruguay comfortably defeated Uzbekistan in their final warm-up game before the World Cup in Russia.

Giorgian De Arrascaeta fired in from 15 yards for the South Americans after a flick on by Sanchez.

After the break the Barcelona forward doubled their lead from the spot following a handball before Jose Maria Gimenez headed in from a corner.

Uzbekistan finished with 10 men after Akramjon Komilov was sent off.

Victory marked Uruguay's third in a row and they have lost just once in their last nine games.

The 1930 and 1950 World Cup winners open their campaign on 15 June against Egypt, play Saudi Arabia five days later before finishing their Group A fixtures against hosts Russia.

Source : https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/44409977


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#2 2018-06-08 10:47:29

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No world cup song yet, Imagine.Let's hope this world cup is sweet oooo


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#3 2018-06-08 11:15:23

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No world cup song yet, Imagine.Let's hope this world cup is sweet oooo

This one no be world cup na, na cup oni ke....

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#4 2018-06-08 11:58:03

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Nigeria for the cup In Jesus name...say amen if you believe.

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#5 2018-06-08 15:17:25

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cutemary wrote:

Nigeria for the cup In Jesus name...say amen if you believe.

Prayer cant take the place of hardwork on this one madam, please go back to church.

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#6 2018-06-08 16:06:29

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make them go do fashion parade of jersey come back jawe, nothing to play.

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#7 2018-06-09 09:24:41

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Tunisia vs Spain: TV channel, live stream, squad news & match preview.

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Julen Lopetegui's side continue their preparations for the tournament in Russia, where they are set to face Portugal, Iran and Morocco.

Spain continue their World Cup preparations with an international friendly against fellow qualifiers Tunisia this weekend.

La Roja drew 1-1 with Switzerland in their last pre-tournament outing, while Tunisia played out a pulsating 2-2 draw with Turkey.

Thus, both sides need momentum prior to the tournament kick-off, adding a slice of intrigue to the encounter.

Squads & Team News

Position    Tunisia players
Goalkeepers    Ben Mustapha, Hassen, Mathlouthi
Defenders    Bedoui, Benalouane, Ben Youssef, Bronn, Haddadi, Meriah, Maaloul, Nagguez
Midfielders    Bari, Ben Amor, Chaalali, Khalil, Khaoui, Sassi, Skhiri, Sliti, Srarfi
Forwards    Khalifa, Khazri, Ben Youssef
Tunisia have a couple of players who feature regularly in Europe's top leagues, and will look to Wahbi Khazri to provide the magic required to give Spain a shock. The 27-year-old enjoyed a productive season at Rennes, on loan from Sunderland, and provides the magic touch.

Elsewhere, Aymen Mathlouthi is an experienced goalkeeper and has won nearly 70 caps for his country, but the midfield is relatively inexperienced - only two players have over 20 caps.

Potential Tunisia starting XI: Mathlouthi; Bronn, Ben Youssef, Meriah, Maaloul; Khaoui, Skhiri, Sassi; Badri, Khazri, Sliti

Position    Spain players
Goalkeepers    De Gea, Kepa, Reina
Defenders    Carvajal, Pique, Nacho, Odriozola, Azpilicueta, Ramos, Monreal, Alba
Midfielders    Busquets, Iniesta, Saul, Koke, Thiago, Asensio, Silva, Isco
Forwards    Rodrigo, Vazquez, Aspas, Costa
Spain have one of the strongest squads in the entire World Cup, but were held to a dour 1-1 draw with Switzerland in their last friendly outing.

Manager Julen Lopetegui used that game to make a number of tweaks to his starting XI; the likes of Iago Aspas, Alvaro Odriozola and Koke all started. It remains to be seen if he will be as experimental this time out.

Potential Spain starting XI: De Gea; Carvajal, Pique, Ramos, Alba; Busquets, Iniesta; Silva, Isco, Asensio; Costa.

Match Preview

Both Tunisia and Spain will face stern opposition in Russia, with the African side placed into a group with Belgium, England and Panama, and La Roja due to face Cristiano Ronaldo's Portugal, as well as Iran and Morocco.

Lopetegui has yet to truly see his side click, but all of the talent is there, particularly in midfield. Indeed, the likes of David Silva and Isco may be forced to settle for a place on the bench when Spain kick off their tournament against Portugal.

Tunisia do not have anywhere near as many riches, but they will be pinning their hopes on Wahbi Khazri, who plundered 11 goals and four assists this season in Ligue 1.

Tunisia drew with Turkey last time out in an ill-tempered affair, and will hope to cause a shock as they prepare to take on two of Europe's other heavyweights when the tournament kicks off later this month.

Spain, meanwhile, must have the minimum expectation of reaching the semi-finals, and must pick up their momentum soon, with the Euro 2016 champions lying in wait.

Source : http://www.goal.com/en-ng/news/tunisia- … zdavojfq8j


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#8 2018-06-11 10:31:22

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'Nigeria will be ready for Croatia', assures Gernot Rohr

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The Super Eagles take to the pitch against the Fiery Ones on Saturday to kick off their sixth World Cup campaign
Having stated on previous occasions that his team are not ready for the 2018 Fifa World Cup, Gernot Rohr is confident that Nigeria will make it in time for their opening Group D clash against Croatia.

The Super Eagles head into the global showpiece in uninspiring fashion, with the record of their final three friendlies reading two losses and a draw.

But the German tactician hinges his hope on the ability of his team 'to rise to the occasion together', and is confident of the three-time African champions handing Zlatko Dalic's men a tough test at the Kaliningrad Arena on Saturday.

We will take it one match at a time. I love this group because we know how to rise to the occasion together. Nigeria will be ready for Croatia," Rohr told NFF website.

Fittingly, Nigeria are the lowest ranked team in Group D, made up of Argentina [fifth], Saturday opposition Croatia [20th] and Iceland [22nd].

Losses to England and Czech Republic culminated in the Super Eagles heading to the global tourney as the worst-placed African side [48] in Fifa ranking.

However, Rohr, reiterating his team's captain John Obi Mikel's stance, is 'okay' with his side's 'underdog' label.

“We are okay with the garb of the underdog. But the defeats have done something for us – we have our heads firmly on our shoulders and we are focused.

“Together, we have reviewed the matches and learnt so many lessons. We will approach the World Cup matches differently."

On Monday, the Super Eagles are expected to depart their Aviva Resort camp, Bad Tatzmannsdorf in Austria to resume at their World Cup base camp in Essentuki, Russia.

Source : https://goo.gl/2bFN6M


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#9 2018-06-11 15:32:19

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#10 2018-06-12 08:22:00

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Nigeria arrive in Russia for 2018 Fifa World Cup

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The Super Eagles landed at Mineralnye Vody International Airport on Monday night in the run-up to their sixth World Cup appearance.

Nigeria landed in Russia on Monday night ahead of their 2018 Fifa World Cup opener against Croatia on Saturday.

The Super Eagles – the first African team to qualify for the 21st World Cup, will be making their sixth appearance on the global scene and have been zoned in Group D alongside Argentina, Iceland and Croatia.

Before their departure for the tournament, Gernot Rohr’s men have been perfecting their strategies in Austria toward ensuring a successful outing in Russia.

However, their form has been a source of worry as they failed to win any of their four international friendlies  – with their last victory coming against Poland on March 23.

Nigeria’s hotel is the Sanatorium Istochnik while they will prepare for their matches at the Essentuki arena.

They will play their first game against Croatia on Saturday, June 16 at the Kaliningrad Stadium (8.00pm in Nigeria).

Six days later, they face debutants Iceland in Volgograd before their clash with Argentina on June 26 in Krestovsky Stadium, Saint Petersburg.

John Obi Mikel and his colleagues will be hoping to get past the Round of 16 – the country’s best finish ever in the championship’s history.

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#11 2018-06-12 12:24:56

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Make dey sha no go disgrace their ancestors for Russia

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#12 2018-06-13 08:54:59

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It's time for Brazil to win World Cup - Ronaldo

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Former striker Ronaldo believes Brazil will end their wait for a World Cup this year in Russia.

He believes the likes of Neymar, Gabriel Jesus, Coutinho, Marcelo, Casemiro and others can pose a huge threat to any team and go all out for glory in Russia.


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#13 2018-06-13 09:26:48

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This world cup would be awesome.

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#14 2018-06-14 14:45:13

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The opening ceremony is amazing yes, beautiful costumes on display....


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#15 2018-06-14 14:45:59

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I have a feeling Russia will be defeated

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#16 2018-06-14 14:48:00

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I have a feeling Russia will be defeated

by who ?, dem Osama people ?

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#17 2018-06-14 15:09:57

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6' There are a few nervy touches in the opening stages of the game. Both sets of players are looking tentative with the ball at their feet.

5' Al Sahlawi collects in a decent position for the Saudis, but he turns away from goal with four Russia defenders back on the edge of the box.

4' A scrappy start to the game as both sides are trying to build a passing game, although control has been an issue in the early stages.

2' Dzagoev goes on the surge in the right inside channel, but he gets crowded out before he can force the ball across the face of goal.

2' Samedov wins an early free-kick for the hosts down the right flank. Russia opt to keep the ball on the ground rather than send a delivery into the box.

1' The 2018 World Cup is underway.


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#18 2018-06-14 15:10:44

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Oya World cup don start

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10' Zhirkov's corner is poor and it allows Saudi Arabia to break on the counter. Al Shehri chases the ball to the corner, but Golovin on the slide wins a throw-in for his team.

9' Golovin and Zhirkov provide pressure down the left flank. Golovin's cross is blocked, but the latter's is deflected behind for a corner.

8' Mario Fernandes was active in that surge down the right for the home side. Expect him to continue to be a presence down the flank.

7' Osama Hawsawi makes a vital tackle at the near post after Samedov had cut the ball back for Smolov in the box. The Saudi skipper was in the right place at the right time to make the covering challenge.


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#20 2018-06-14 15:16:31

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12' Assist Aleksandr Golovin
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12' Goal Yury Gazinskiy

11' BLOCK! Samedov forces the ball into the feet of Smolov in the box. He goes for the strike, but Osama Hawsawi is there to deflect his effort wide of the post.


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#21 2018-06-14 15:17:27

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And they have scored they first goal of the world cup oooo

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#22 2018-06-14 15:21:01

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good game ooo, enjoying it

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#23 2018-06-14 15:21:28

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17' The tempo of the game has caught Saudi Arabia out at the back. They need to put their foot on the ball and play the match at their own pace.

15' Russia have found their feet and are exerting serious pressure on the Saudi backline.

14' SAVE! Russia break forward down the right as Dzagoev releases Fernandes down the right flank. He cuts the ball back for Smolov in the middle. His effort deflects off Omar Hawsawi and still forces Al-Mayoof into the stop. Fernandes was offside when he crossed the ball so if Smolov had scored it would have been brought back on VAR.


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#24 2018-06-14 15:22:39

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19' Omar Hawsawi gives the ball away in the middle of the park and it allows Samedov to break down the right. Fortunately for the Saudis, the midfielder's low pass evades the runs of Smolov through the middle.


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#25 2018-06-14 15:25:54

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22' Oh dear. Dzagoev is down in a heap clutching his hamstring. He went down off the ball and remained on the ground. It does not look good for the midfielder.

21' WIDE! Al Shahrani leads a counter for Saudi Arabia and he breaks into a promising position. Al Sahlawi puts Kutepov under pressure and forces the defender to put the ball wide of the post.

20' Zhirkov presses down the left flank and combines with Golovin to open up the Saudi Arabia defence. He sends a low ball into the box, but Samedov cannot connect


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