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Oxlade-Chamberlain sustains bad injury, doubt for World Cup

Published: April 25, 2018

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LIVERPOOL, England — England midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain could be in doubt for the World Cup after sustaining a leg injury while playing for Liverpool in its 5-2 win over Roma in Champions League on Tuesday Oxlade-Chamberlain was carried off on a stretcher in the 18th minute at Anfield after injuring his right leg in a tackle on Aleksandar Kolarov. Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp said it was “probably a really bad injury” and acknowledged that Oxlade-Chamberlain’s season was over, even before he has undergone any scans to assess the damage.


Oxlade-Chamberlain sustains bad injury, doubt for World Cup

Published: April 25, 2018

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LIVERPOOL, England — England midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain could be in doubt for the World Cup after sustaining a leg injury while playing for Liverpool in its 5-2 win over Roma in Champions League on Tuesday Oxlade-Chamberlain was carried off on a stretcher in the 18th minute at Anfield after injuring his right leg in a tackle on Aleksandar Kolarov. Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp said it was “probably a really bad injury” and acknowledged that Oxlade-Chamberlain’s season was over, even before he has undergone any scans to assess the damage.


FIFA subjects 2026 Morocco World Cup bid to fresh scrutiny

Published: April 23, 2018

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Morocco’s World Cup bid is facing fresh scrutiny this week with the arrival of another delegation from FIFA after an initial task force found deficiencies in the proposals for the 2026 tournament. In a downbeat conclusion to the visit by the FIFA inspectors last week, Morocco’s bid leader acknowledged it had to improve the quality of the submission made to FIFA in March because inadequacies were identified by football’s governing body. The previously unplanned second inspection of Morocco is an indication of the more rigorous process introduced by FIFA following criticism in 2010 that World Cups were awarded to the riskiest nations in 2018 (Russia) and 2022 (Qatar)


Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay agree on 2030 World Cup bid

Published: April 10, 2018

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SportsPulse: Martin Rogers believes the World Cup group stage is filled with plenty of drama, potential Cinderella stories and star-studded matchups. So much so you’ll forget the U.S. isn’t in it


Grain exporters in Russia’s south fear World Cup security hurdles

Published: April 4, 2018

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Grain exporters in southern Russia are seeking government assurances that shipments will not be disrupted during the World Cup soccer finals because of tight security on roads and at ports, industry sources said. Local industry players have raised their concerns at talks with regional officials in the city of Rostov-on-Don, which has important grain terminals and will host matches during the tournament starting in June, the sources said.


Who should U.S. fans root for in the World Cup?

Published: March 29, 2018

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FC Yahoo’s Ryan Bailey offers downtrodden American fans a guide to picking a team for the 2018 World Cup.


Spain serve World Cup warning

Published: March 28, 2018

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Among the favourites, Spain impressed most over the international break.


MetLife Stadium would host 2026 World Cup final; semis in Atlanta, Dallas

Published: March 27, 2018

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While the USA, Mexico and Canada are in a tough fight against Morocco — the only other nation currently bidding on the 2026 World Cup — the official bid for North America has revealed that the final would be held in New Jersey at MetLife Stadium if the United bid is selected. Meanwhile, the two World Cup semifinal matches would take place in Atlanta and Dallas, respectively.


Lionel Messi can’t ‘enjoy his talent’ amid World Cup pressure – Jorge Sampaoli

Published: March 27, 2018

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Argentina coach Jorge Sampaoli believes that the pressures of football today do not allow for Lionel Messi to “enjoy his


Lionel Messi: It’s ‘now or never’ for Argentina to win a World Cup

Published: March 26, 2018

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Argentina superstar Lionel Messi says it’s “now or never” for him and his Albiceleste teammates at the 2018 World Cup in Russia


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