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Qatar Offers 2022 FIFA World Cup Taste In Russia

The Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC), the organisation responsible for delivering the infrastructure required for the 2022 FIFA World Cup™, is giving media attending the 2018 FIFA World Cup™ a taste of things to come when the tournament heads to Qatar in a little over four years’ time. From 7–15 July 2018, the SC and its Qatar-based stakeholders ...

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Diego Maradona: Colombia robbed in World Cup defeat to England

Diego Maradona has claimed Colombia were victims of a “monumental robbery” in their World Cup round-of-16 defeat to England on Tuesday. Colombia lost 4-3 on penalties after a 1-1 draw, with Maradona echoing Colombia captain Radamel Falcao in accusing American referee Mark Geiger of favouring Gareth Southgate’s side. Geiger awarded a penalty to England after Carlos Sanchez was adjudged to ...

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Support France World Cup Team –Macron To Nigerians

French President Emmanuel Macron has called on Nigerians to support France at the ongoing FIFA World Cup in Russia. Nigeria bowed out of the quadrennial showpiece in the group stage after managing a win and two losses. The Super Eagles finished as the third best team in Group D after conceding a 2-1 loss to Argentina in their final group ...

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Flying Eagles May Miss Alhassan Against Mauritania

Nigeria’s youth national team, Flying Eagles may be without the services of Kano Pillars midfielder, Ibrahim Alhassan for next week’s African U-20 Nations Cup qualifier away to Mauritania, as the youngster is still nursing an ankle injury. Alhassan did not feature in the team’s latest test match against Citizens FC of Abuja on Tuesday, which the Flying Eagles won 1-0, ...

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Japanese team leaves dressing room spotless after devastating loss to Belgium

Japan bowed out of the World Cup in the Round of 16 in heartbreaking fashion on Monday, but that didn’t stop the Japanese fans and players from showing profound respect for the event’s host country, Russia. Following a devastating 3-2 loss to Belgium — where Japan took a 2-0 lead in the second half before losing in stoppage time — ...

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Russia 2018: Sweden pip Switzerland 1-0 to seal quarterfinal spot

– The encounter was the first time both countries were meeting in a major tournament. An Emil Forsberg deflected strike on the 66th minute mark was all Sweden needed to overcome hard-fighting Switzerland 1-0 during Tuesday’s last 16 clash at Saint Petersburg’s Krestovsky Stadium. The encounter at the ongoing FIFA World Cup in Russia, was the first time both countries ...

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Egypt govt. to investigate national team World Cup monies

A lawsuit, submitted to the Prosecutor General’s Office, states that “the EFA leadership misappropriated $1.8 million, allocated for Egypt’s stay at the training base in Grozny” Egyptian Prosecutor General Nabil Sadek on Saturday ordered to launch an investigation into possible inappropriate expenditures by the country’s football association during the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, Erem News reported. “The Prosecutor ...

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Chadli The Hero As Belgium Bounces Back To Beat Japan

Belgium had its status as a World Cup title contender tested on Monday as it came back from two goals down to beat Japan and advance to a quarterfinal meeting with Brazil. After Japan ran out a 2-0 lead early into the second half, Jan Vertonghen and Marouane Fellaini scored twice in five minutes to pull the Red Devils level ...

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Mexico Succumbs To Neymar’s Brilliance, Exits World Cup

From the moment Mexico’s name was unfurled at the 2018 World Cup draw last December, it knew that the task would likely be tall. It knew that ending the so-called “curse of the fifth game” – winning a World Cup knockout round game for the first time since 1986 – was going to require bravery, and tactical acumen, and execution, ...

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Spain Breaks Passing Record, Crashes out of World Cup

It has been called “death by 1,000 passes.” Sunday in Moscow, the expression applied more literally than ever – just not how Spain originally intended. The Spaniards crashed out of the 2018 World Cup in the Round of 16 in stunning fashion, at the hands of Russia on penalties. It labored through 120 minutes that ended 1-1, then lost the ...

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