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Marcus Rashford back in full England training on Friday

June 15,2018 by Skysports.com

Marcus Rashford will train with the rest of Englands squad on Friday arcus Rashford will return to full training with England on Friday following his knee injury. The forward trained on his own in the gym at Englands hotel on Thursday and has made enough progress following the knock to his knee to join the rest of the squad on Friday. The injury was revealed after his man-of-the-match displ...

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Saudi Arabia coach Juan Antonio Pizzi wants to forget feeling of shame after Russia defeat

June 15,2018 by Skysports.com

Juan Antonio Pizzi talks of his feeling of shame Saudi Arabia coach Juan Antonio Pizzi described a feeling of shame after his side suffered a 5-0 hammering at the hands of hosts Russia. No host team has lost a World Cup opening match and Russia kept up that tradition with goals from Yury Gazinsky (12), Denis Cheryshev (43, 90+1), Artem Dzyuba (71) and Aleksandr Golovin (90+3). The opposi...

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Russia 5 Saudi Arabia 0: Cheryshev, Golovin star in World Cup opener despite Dzagoev blow

June 15,2018 by Goal.com

Denis Cheryshev scored his first Russia goals as the World Cup hosts brushed Saudi Arabia aside at Luzhniki Stadium. Denis Cheryshev scored a brace and Aleksandr Golovin starred as Russia kicked off their first home World Cup with a rampant 5-0 Group A win over a lacklustre Saudi Arabia side in Moscow. Yuri Gazinskiy and Cheryshev struck first-half goals to open their international accounts at...

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Russia coach Stanislav Cherchesov gets presidential approval for dream start

June 15,2018 by PA

Russia coach Stanislav Cherchesov took a phone call during his post-match press conference and then told reporters it had been Vladimir Putin telling him to thank his players for their 5-0 demolition of Saudi Arabia.It was a result few saw coming and neither Cherchesov nor Putin could hide their smiles as the hosts, ranked 70th and without a win in seven games, produced one of the most emphatic ...

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Mohamed Salah almost 100 per cent fit for Egypts World Cup opener

June 15,2018 by Skysports.com

Mohamed Salah has been training with Egypt since they arrived in Russia Mohamed Salah is almost 100 per cent certain to play in Egypts World Cup opener against Uruguay on Friday, according to coach Hector Cuper. Salah suffered shoulder ligament damage playing for Liverpool in the Champions League final last month following a challenge from Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos and has not playe...

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Antoine Griezmann confirms he will stay at Atletico Madrid and reject Barcelona move

June 15,2018 by Skysports.com

ntoine Griezmann has confirmed he will stay at Atletico Madrid, rejecting a move to Barcelona, but has come under fire for the extraordinary manner of his announcement. At the end of a half-hour long documentary broadcast on Spanish TV station Movistar, Griezmann revealed his decision and tweeted: My fans, my team, my home: Atletico Madrid. Sky Sports Spanish football expert Guillem Balagu...

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Roberto Carlos: If Messi were Brazilian then hed already have a World Cup

June 14,2018 by Marca.com

For many, Lionel Messis legacy depends on whether or not he wins a World Cup with Argentina, but Roberto Carlos believes its a team sport and that the forward has been unlucky. The Brazilian, who won the tournament in 2002, has claimed that Messi would have won an edition of the World Cup already had he been playing for Brazil. If Messi were Brazilian then hed already have a World Cup,...

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Russia v Saudi Arabia: Pressure on hosts in World Cup opener

June 14,2018 by fourfourtwo.com

Russia are the lowest-ranked team at the World Cup and yet, come Thursdays opener, they will be expected to provide a nation-lifting performance against Saudi Arabia. The hosts are somewhat ill-equipped to deliver the fireworks expected of such an occasion, having tumbled to an all-time low of 70th in the world ahead of a tournament that will be debated as much for events on the pitch as tho...

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Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri says he rejected offer to coach Real Madrid

June 14,2018 by ESPN

Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri has said he turned down an approach to become the new coach of Real Madrid. Real announced the appointment of Spain coach Julen Lopetegui as successor to Zinedine Zidane on Tuesday, with the Spanish FA then sacking him days before their World Cup opener. I said no to Real Madrid, Allegri told Sky Sport Italia. I did it on the phone to [Madrid president]...

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Real Madrid step up their bid to sign Alisson

June 14,2018 by Marca.com

Now that Real Madrid have a new coach in place, all the transfer operations that were underway can start to accelerate, one of which includes bringing Roma custodian, Alisson, to the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu. One of the decisions that Zinedine Zidane refused to budge on was that of hiring a new goalkeeper, however, the Los Blancos hierarchy will ensure that this is now pushed through. Ther...

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Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez agree on Antoine Griezmann SNUB

June 14,2018 by Express.co.uk

Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez don’t think Antoine Griezmann will sign Antoine Griezmann is using Barcelona’s interest to secure a lucrative contract with Atletico Madrid. That’s what Spanish website Don Balon claim Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez are thinking. Griezmann, who’s been strongly linked with Barcelona, recently revealed that he’s decided his future plans b...

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Arsenal in advanced talks to sign Bernd Leno from Bayer Leverkusen

June 14,2018 by Skysports.com

Arsenal are in advanced talks with Bayer Leverkusen to sign goalkeeper Bernd Leno, according to Sky sources. The 26-year-old missed out on Germanys World Cup squad but has six caps for his country. The Gunners are looking to sign a new long-term number one, with Petr Cech having turned 36 at the end of May. And Leno has been one of the most impressive keepers in the Bundesliga, making 233 ...

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Anthony Martial wants to leave Manchester United - agent

June 14,2018 by Skysports.com

Anthony Martial endured a frustrating season at Old Trafford Anthony Martial has decided he wants to leave Manchester United, according to his agent. Philippe Lamboley, director of USFA management, has told French media that United do not want to lose the France international but have not found an agreement with him over a new contract. Tottenham have a long-standing interest in Martial, Sky ...

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Sam Allardyce reveals envy for England boss Gareth Southgate

June 14,2018 by Express.co.uk

Sam Allardyce admits he is envious of England boss Gareth Southgate SAM ALLARDYCE admits he would not have been as brave as Gareth Southgate when it comes to trusting in youth. And the former England manager would have tried to get his successor on board if he had not been dismissed for comments he made to an undercover reporter about ways to get round third-party ownership. He still believes...

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Lopetegui out, Hierro in as Spain left reeling in shambolic World Cup preparation

June 14,2018 by ESPN

Fernando Hierro has taken over from Julen Lopetegui as Spain coach.Manuel Queimadelos Alonso/Getty Images The most dramatic and potentially destructive 24 hours in Spanish football history has left the national team reeling ahead of their World Cup opener against Portugal on Friday. Real Madrid confirmed on Tuesday that Julen Lopetegui would join them after guiding Spain at the World Cup in Ru...

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Mbappe feeling 100 percent after ankle knock in training

June 14,2018 by Goal.com

Kylian Mbappe insisted he was feeling no ill-effects from his injury scare while acknowledging that the likes of Antoine Griezmann, Ousmane Dembele and himself will have to be clinical if they are to propel France to World Cup glory. The Paris Saint-Germain forward limped out of training on Tuesday nursing a left ankle problem following a challenge from team-mate Adil Rami. Mbappe subsequent...

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Messi is best even without World Cup success – Rakitic

June 13,2018 by fourfourtwo.com

Regardless of how Argentina go at the World Cup, Lionel Messi is still the best according to Ivan Rakitic. Lionel Messi is the best regardless of whether he leads Argentina to World Cup glory, according to Barcelona team-mate Ivan Rakitic. Messi, 30, is still searching for his first senior trophy with his country, with the pressure again on him to deliver in Russia. But Rakitic, whose Croat...

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Raheem Sterling fails to agree new Manchester City contract

June 13,2018 by Skysports.com

Raheem Sterlings future at the Etihad looks less certain after he and Manchester City failed to reach an agreement over a new long-term deal. Sky Sports News has learnt that the two parties remain poles apart on the players wages and at this stage no fresh negotiations are planned. The 23-year old winger joins his England team-mates on the plane to Russia on Tuesday, having enjoyed his fines...

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Reus can win the World Cups Golden Ball, says Cacau

June 13,2018 by fourfourtwo.com

Having missed out with injury four years ago, Cacau expects Germanys Marco Reus to be a big hit at the World Cup. Marco Reus has been backed to win the Golden Ball at his first World Cup by former Germany international Cacau. Borussia Dortmund forward Reus missed out on the last finals after suffering an ankle injury in a warm-up match, watching on as his Germany team-mates won the World Cu...

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