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2018 World Cup ball criticised by Spain and Germany goalkeepers

Published: March 25, 2018

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Spain goalkeepers David De Gea and Pepe Reina and Germany’s Marc-Andre ter


Brazil beats Russia 3-0 in friendly ahead of World Cup

Published: March 23, 2018

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MOSCOW (AP) — Brazil cruised to a 3-0 win at World Cup host Russia on Friday without the injured Neymar. In freezing temperatures at Moscow’s vast Luzhniki arena, the Brazilians worked hard to break down Russia’s deep defense before three goals in 13 minutes early in the second half


Griezmann sets pre-World Cup deadline for transfer future

Published: March 23, 2018

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French striker Antoine Griezmann is no stranger to seeing his name in the transfer rumor mill, but that familiarity doesn’t make it any more enjoyable for the Atletico Madrid attacker (who celebrates his 27th birthday on Wednesday). Long-tipped for a move to either Barcelona or Manchester United, Griezmann knows one thing: He wants his future sorted before the World Cup


UK officials think Putin will use World Cup ‘like Hitler used Olympics,’ call for boycott

Published: March 23, 2018

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British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson compared the upcoming World Cup in Russia to Adolf Hitler’s 1936 Olympic games on Wednesday. Speaking to the British Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Select Committee, Johnson was agreeing with the Labour Party’s Ian Austin, who first brought up the comparison to the games and even called for England to pull out of the tournament.


Paul Pogba will be at his best for France in World Cup – Hugo Lloris

Published: March 23, 2018

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The France national team are rallying around Paul Pogba before the international friendly against Colombia on Friday evening in Paris, with


Arsenal’s Jack Wilshere thought World Cup chance with England had gone

Published: March 22, 2018

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Jack Wilshere has said he thought his hopes of going to the World Cup were over when Arsene Wenger told him he could leave Arsenal last


FIFA formally approves use of video review at World Cup

Published: March 17, 2018

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FIFA formally approved video review to be used at this summer’s World Cup. The last step towards giving match officials high-tech help in Russia was


U.K. royal family, ministers won’t attend World Cup in Russia – PM Theresa May

Published: March 14, 2018

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U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May has confirmed that no members of the British royal family or government ministers will attend the 2018 World


Blatter: North American bid ‘afraid’ to lose 2026 World Cup

Published: March 8, 2018

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The North American bid to host the 2026 World Cup now seems “afraid” of losing to Morocco, former FIFA president Sepp Blatter said Thursday. The reshuffle reduced the role of previous bid chairman Sunil Gulati, the most senior American in FIFA who served on the soccer body’s executive committee under Blatter. “They give the impression that they are not any longer very sure that they will win, that’s my impression,” Blatter said


Russia to shut down factories for World Cup

Published: March 6, 2018

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Russia is overruling fearful big business owners and looking to shut down dozens of gigantic factories to avert accidents and the threat of terror attacks during this year’s World Cup. The halt in production highlights the financial sacrifice Russia is preparing to make when it hosts football’s showpiece event for the first time from June 14


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