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Blatter To Attend World Cup, Meet Putin Despite Fifa Ban

Embattled former FIFA chief Sepp Blatter will defy a ban to attend two World Cup matches and also meet Russian President Vladimir Putin, his spokesman said Monday.

Foreign Coaches Bad For African Teams – Senegal Coach

African teams need more local coaches to develop talents and challenge for the World Cup, says Senegal coach Aliou Cisse. 

Lukaku Claims Some Belgians Want Him To Fail

Belgium and Manchester United forward Romelu Lukaku has claimed that "some people in my own country want to see me fail."

VAR Penalty Gives Sweden Win Over South Korea

A VAR-awarded penalty gave Sweden a narrow but deserved victory in their opening Group F match against a poor South Korea side in Nizhny Novgorod on Monday.
Super Eagles

How Nigeria Will Qualify From W/Cup Group – Rohr

Super Eagles Head Coach Gernot Rohr has said his team must beat Iceland in their next game at the 2018 World Cup if they stand a chance of making it to the next phase.

Fashanu Says Eagles Need More Experienced Players

Former executive committee member of the Nigeria Football Federation John Fashanu says the present Super Eagles squad lacks balance.
'Mystic Meerkats' Predict Winner Of England, Tunisia Clash

‘Mystic Meerkats’ Predict Winner Of England, Tunisia Clash

The “Mystic Meerkats” have predicted that England will win their Group G 2018 World Cup opener against Tunisia on Monday. 
Super Eagles of Nigeria

FG Increases Super Eagles’ Win Bonus

The federal government has increased the win bonus of the Super Eagles by $5,000, to motivate them to win their remaining Group D matches at the World Cup in Russia.
Why Germany Lost To Mexico - Low

Why Germany Lost To Mexico – Low

Germany Head Coach Joachim Low has said a poor first half showing was responsible for his side's 1-0 loss to South Americans Mexico at the 2018 World Cup in Russia. 

It’s Difficult Playing As Lone Striker, Ighalo Admits

Nigeria striker Odion Ighalo has admitted that it was pretty hard playing as a lone striker during the side's 2-0 2018 World Cup Group D loss to Croatia.

Rohr Replies Okocha Over Formation In Croatia Clash

Super Eagles Head Coach Gernot Rohr has said the team's formation against Croatia was the best to deploy as they only conceded from set pieces.

I’m Most Criticised Player In The World, Says Pogba

Manchester United and French midfielder Paul Pogba claims he has gone from "the biggest transfer in the world to the most criticised player in the world".

Mourinho Backs England To Win World Cup Opener

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho believes England will not suffer the same fate as several other top nations and pick up a victory in their opening World Cup match.
Brazil Coach Disappointed With Swiss Stalemate

Brazil Coach Disappointed With Swiss Stalemate

Brazil Head Coach Tite has said his side suppose to win their opening game against Switzerland at the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

Tunisia Coach Wary Of Danger-Man Dele Alli

Tunisia coach Nabil Maaloul believes Dele Alli will be England’s biggest threat when they meet in the World Cup on Monday.

How Croatia Dented My W/Cup Debut – Uzoho

Super Eagles goalkeeper Francis Uzoho has said winning Saturday's clash against Croatia would have been the perfect debut for him at the World Cup.

Iceland Warn Eagles Ahead Of Group D World Cup Clash

Iceland coach Heimir Hallgrimsson has warned against underestimating his team in the Russia 2018 World Cup following their exploit against Argentina on Saturday.

Injured Kompany Staying With Belgium

Vincent Kompany will remain with Belgium's World Cup squad despite currently being sidelined by a groin injury.

Brooks Koepka Wins Second Straight US Open

Brooks Koepka became the first man in 29 years to win back-to-back US Open titles Sunday as he shot a 2-under 68 to hold off hard-charging Englishman Tommy Fleetwood by one stroke at Shinnecock Hills.
Why Germany Lost To Mexico - Low

German Media Sound Alarm After Shock World Cup Defeat

Germany’s media reacted with concern and worry to the World Cup holder’s shock 1-0 defeat against Mexico on Sunday.
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