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Tag Archives: World Cup

France eye World Cup final but Belgium have Henry factor

‘There is a big rivalry between us’ SAINT PETERSBURG, July 9, (AFP): World Cup favourites France are targeting the final in Russia two decades after their 1998 triumph with one of their greatest players, Thierry Henry, plotting their downfall from the dugout of opponents Belgium. The European neighbours meet in …

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Germany ‘crash out’ of WC as South Korea earn famous win

Sweden power into last 16 with Mexico KAZAN ARENA, Russia, June 27, (AFP): Germany crashed out of the World Cup on Wednesday after a stoppage-time VAR-assisted goal from Kim Young-gwon and a late second by Son Heung-min earned South Korea a famous 2-0 win. The Germans needed to win by …

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Uruguay punish Russia to top Group A

Suarez grabs second goal of WC SAMARA, Russia, June 25, (RTRS): Uruguay burnished their World Cup credentials with a 3-0 victory over 10-man Russia on Monday, finishing top of Group A with a perfect record while dampening the hopes of the tournament hosts, who had to settle for second. Luis …

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‘We were once the size’

There is a saying which is attributed to Dr Mustafa Mahmoud that the greatest achievement made by the underdeveloped countries is that they managed to convince their people that reaching the soccer World Cup is a great achievement and that the failure of education and health is something normal. Qualification …

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‘Saudis will play without fear’

Russia reaching top level ahead of opener: coach MOSCOW, June 13, (RTRS): Coach Juan Antonio Pizzi said Saudi Arabia would play without fear on Thursday when they look to become the first team to inflict defeat on a host nation in the opening match of a World Cup. Warm-up losses …

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Germany, Brazil top list of WC favourites

Russia throws off isolation as it gears for tournament MOSCOW, June 6, (AFP): Russia throws opens its doors for the World Cup in a week’s time, with superstars Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi performing in a country sharply at odds with some of the participating countries. The month-long celebration of …

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France win as WC hosts Russia struggle continues – Japan lose to Ukraine in warm-up match

SAINT PETERSBURG, March 27, (AFP): Kylian Mbappe scored twice and Paul Pogba netted a brilliant free-kick as France beat World Cup hosts Russia 3-1 in a friendly at Saint Petersburg on Tuesday. Mbappe’s impressive double and Pogba’s strike helped the 1998 world champions bounce back from Friday’s 3-2 home defeat …

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Afghans get hero’s welcome after qualifying for WC – Zimbabwean official banned for 20 years

HARARE, Zimbabwe, March 27, (Agencies): A Zimbabwean official has been banned for 20 years by the International Cricket Council after being found guilty of match-fixing charges. Rajan Nayer, who was an influential board member of Zimbabwe’s cricket governing body until 2015, was initially suspended and charged for approaching Zimbabwe captain …

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Windies reach WC on DLS method – Scotland knocked out of contention

HARARE, March 21, (AFP): The West Indies snatched a spot at next year’s World Cup by edging to a five-run victory over Scotland on DLS method in Harare on Wednesday. The two-time World Cup winners were bowled out for just 198 batting first, but rain forced an early finish with …

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World Cup favourites spared tough groups in Russia – Saudi draw Egypt; Japan paired with Poland; Germany face Mexico

MOSCOW, Dec 2, (Agencies): The favourites to win next year’s World Cup in Russia were given a fairly straightforward path to the last 16 with the coaches of Germany, Brazil, France, Argentina and Spain among those likely to feel relaxed after Friday’s draw. Hosts Russia, despite being the lowest-ranked of …

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