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Tag Archives: World Cup

Russia builds inside-out arena for World Cup – FIFA brushes aside any safety concerns

MOSCOW, Nov 28, (AFP): How does it feel to be on the outside looking in? Football fans visiting Yekaterinburg in the Russian Urals for the 2018 World Cup will find out when they get seated in one of two temporary stands that fill empty plots of land next to the …

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Saudi Arabia to play Bulgaria in World Cup warm-up match

SOFIA, Oct 30, (Agencies): Saudi Arabia, who have qualified for the World Cup for the first time since 2006, will play Bulgaria in a warm-up match in Lisbon, Portugal on Nov 13, the Bulgarian Football Union announced on Monday. The match will follow Saudi Arabia’s friendly against Portugal in the …

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Poland head to WC, agony for Scots – Denmark clinch playoff spot

WARSAW, Oct 8, (RTRS): Poland sealed their first World Cup spot since the 2006 tournament after an early onslaught and a late flourish, including a goal from the excellent Robert Lewandowski, gave them a 4-2 home win over Montenegro on Sunday. The result left Poland top of Group E with …

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Ronaldo, Real lift Club World Cup – Los Blancos survive scare to beat Antlers; Atletico take emotional 3rd place in Japan

YOKOHAMA, Japan, Dec 18, (AFP): Cristiano Ronaldo smashed a hat-trick as Real Madrid survived a colossal scare to beat Japan’s Kashima Antlers 4-2 and lift the Club World Cup on Sunday. A Gaku Shibasaki double briefly threatened one of football’s greatest shocks after Karim Benzema had given Real an early …

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Neymar dazzles as Brazil thrash Bolivia – Uruguay romp, Argentina held

MONTEVIDEO, Oct 7, (AFP): Brazil and Uruguay scored easy victories to maintain their lead at the top of South America’s 2018 World Cup qualifying tournament on Thursday as Chile lost ground after crashing to defeat in Ecuador. A virtuoso performance from Barcelona superstar Neymar lay at the heart of Brazil’s …

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Yuvraj sets 2019 World Cup goal – India drops $42m claim over aborted WI tour

MUMBAI, April 22, (Agencies): Once a limited-overs giant, Yuvraj Singh has been in and out of the Indian team in recent years but the all-rounder believes he still has enough cricket in him to look forward to the 2019 World Cup in England and Wales. The 34-year-old left-handed batsman has …

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‘WC stadiums were not our problem’

DOHA, April 20, (AFP): FIFA ignored any problems to do with World Cup stadium construction, including human rights, up to and including Brazil in 2014, a senior official admitted on Wednesday. Federico Addiechi said football’s governing body did not view anything concerned with the building of venues for football’s biggest …

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Qatar focus now on ’18 World Cup

DOHA, April 11, (AFP): Of the 12 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) teams anxiously awaiting Tuesday’s draw for the Russia World Cup 2018 third round qualifiers, arguably Qatar has the most at stake. Since being controversially chosen to host the 2022 tournament, the Gulf state has been battered by ongoing allegations of …

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Barca eye commanding lead – Difficult but Real will go for La Liga title: Zizou

MADRID, Feb 19, (AFP): Barcelona can open up a nine-point gap at the top of La Liga ahead of their return to Champions League action against Arsenal next week when they travel to Las Palmas on Saturday. The European champions extended their unbeaten run in all competitions to 31 games …

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US women beat Brazil 3-1 in World Cup victory tour game

If professional women’s soccer fever is about to descend on Orlando, the city got a great first taste of it. Alex Morgan, Crystal Dunn and Stephanie McCaffrey scored to help the US women’s team beat Brazil 3-1 in an exhibition game Sunday before an announced crowd of 32,869 at the …

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