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Tite frustrated by Switzerland goal as Brazil draw World Cup opener

June 18,2018 by PA

Brazil coach Tite was convinced Switzerland’s equaliser should have been ruled out for a foul as the five-time World Cup winners were held to a 1-1 draw in their Group E opener.Swiss midfielder Steven Zuber headed his side level five minutes into the second half, leaving the Brazilians protesting in vain amid claims he had pushed defender Miranda as he climbed to meet Xherdan Shaqiri&rsquo...

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Germany 0 Mexico 1: Lozano stuns woeful reigning champions

June 18,2018 by Goal.com

Hirving Lozano scored the only goal of the game as Mexico secured a thoroughly deserved win over a desperately poor Germany. Germany’s defence of their World Cup title started with a whimper as they suffered a surprise 1-0 defeat to Mexico in Moscow on Sunday. Joachim Lows side came into the tournament on a run of poor form, winning just one of their six friendlies since qualifying fo...

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Serbia match-winner Kolarov says self-belief inspired dazzling World Cup goal

June 18,2018 by PA

Aleksandar Kolarov was confident he could make the difference as he lined up what proved to be Serbia’s winning strike in their World Cup opener.Former Manchester City defender Kolarov scored a stunning free-kick as Serbia saw off Costa Rica 1-0 in Samara.Kolarov’s 56th-minute effort rewarded Serbia for their overall quality, although Costa Rica were to rue a number of missed opportu...

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Mexico’s Juan Carlos Osorio claims pace, passion and positivity shook Germany

June 18,2018 by PA

Mexico coach Juan Carlos Osorio said his side’s 1-0 victory over defending champions Germany in Moscow was six months in the planning but delivered by a team who played with glory in mind, not worry. Ranked number one by FIFA, Germany had not lost an opening game at the World Cup since 1982 and thrashed Mexico 4-1 at last summer’s Confederations Cup.But Osorio, who spent four years a...

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Brazil 1 Switzerland 1: Zuber pegs back below-par Selecao

June 18,2018 by Goal.com

Philippe Coutinhos curling strike was cancelled out by Steven Zubers second-half header as Brazil were held to a draw by Switzerland. Brazil continued the trend of tournament favourites underperforming as they were held to a 1-1 draw by Switzerland in their World Cup Group E opener in Rostov. Having bowed out of their home tournament four years ago with a 7-1 semi-final defeat to Germany, ...

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Curse of champions? Germany have familiar World Cup issues to solve

June 18,2018 by Skysports.com

Thomas Muller and his team-mates were made to look slow by Mexico Germany are facing similar problems to those that have afflicted previous World Cup holders, writes Adam Bate. Germanys status among the favourites to win the 2018 World Cup should come as no surprise given their pedigree. Not only are they the holders but they have reached the equivalent of the quarter-final stage in each of t...

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Chelsea willing to sell to fund £200M Lewandowski bid

June 17,2018 by Tribalfootball.com

Chelsea management are seriously weighing up a move for Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski. Lewandowski has changed agents recently in a bid to force a departure from the Bundesliga champions. The 29-year-old is said to be keen on a switch to England or Spain, with Chelsea holding a long-standing interest. Goal reports Chelsea could raise funds for a club-record transfer by selling th...

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Costa Rica 0 Serbia 1: Kolarov stunner seals points

June 17,2018 by Goal.com

Serbia got their World Cup campaign off to a winning start as Aleksandar Kolarovs sublime free-kick secured a 1-0 victory over Costa Rica.Aleksandar Kolarovs sensational free-kick proved the difference as Serbia got their World Cup campaign off to a winning start with a 1-0 victory over Costa Rica in Group E. Serbia, under the tutelage of Mladen Krstajic for the first time in a competitive ...

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Mohamed is fit - Salahs agent issues positive update on Egypt stars fitness

June 17,2018 by Goal.com

The Liverpool star missed his countrys loss to Uruguay but is set to return against Russia in a must-win encounterMohamed Salahs agent has confirmed that the Liverpool forward is fit to return to action for Egypt at the World Cup for Tuesdays clash with Russia. The 26-year-old missed his countrys loss to Uruguay on Friday because of the shoulder injury he sustained in the Champions League...

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Real reason Gareth Bale is set to stay at Real Madrid

June 17,2018 by Express.co.uk

Man Utd transfer news: Gareth Bale has been a long-term target GARETH BALEs Real Madrid career has been given a life line because of one thing Julen Lopetegui can do that Zinedine Zidane couldnt. Bale hinted at a departure following the Champions League final after a frustrating season in Spain. He struggled with injury at the start of the season but was then left on the bench when fit and ...

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Anthony Martial wanted by Tottenham and Chelsea

June 17,2018 by Express.co.uk

Man Utd transfer news: Anthony Martial wants to leave Old Trafford TOTTENHAM will need to get their skates on if they want to sign Manchester United’s French international Anthony Martial. Martial wants to leave Old Trafford this summer after failing to hold down a first-team place under Jose Mourinho. Spurs and Chelsea are both interested in signing him but could miss out to Juventus. ...

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Mohamed Salah ready to make Egypt return against Russia

June 17,2018 by Skysports.com

Mohamed Salah will be available for Egypts match against Russia Mohamed Salah is ready to play against Russia after taking part in full training on Saturday, says Egypt manager Ihab Leheta. The Liverpool forward, who has been recovering from the shoulder injury he sustained in last months Champions League final, was an unused substitute in Fridays 1-0 defeat to Uruguay. With two games re...

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Argentina boss Jorge Sampaoli defends Lionel Messi after penalty miss

June 17,2018 by Skysports.com

Lionel Messi was left dejected following the 1-1 draw with Iceland Argentina boss Jorge Sampaoli defended star player Lionel Messi after he missed a penalty in their 1-1 draw with Iceland. Messis spot-kick, saved by Iceland goalkeeper Hannes Halldorsson, summed up his teams afternoon against the tournaments least-populated country. Although Argentina took an early lead through Sergio Aguer...

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Brazils Neymar not 100%, but still good enough to play very well -Tite

June 17,2018 by ESPN

Brazil is favored to win 2018 World Cup, but it wont be easy NELSON ALMEIDA/AFP/Getty Images Brazil head coach Tite has admitted that Neymar is not 100 percent ahead of the Selecaos World Cup opener against Switzerland in Rostov on Sunday. The Paris Saint-Germain forward has been out of action since February with a broken metatarsal in his right foot, missing the final few months of the do...

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Peru 0 Denmark 1: Heartbreak for Cueva as Poulsen strikes

June 17,2018 by Goal.com

Christian Cueva was reduced to tears half-way through Perus 1-0 defeat to Denmark after he missed a penalty. Yussuf Poulsen bounced back from conceding a first-half penalty to score the decisive goal in Demarks 1-0 victory over Peru in their World Cup Group C opener. The RB Leipzig forward was deemed to have tripped Christian Cueva in the box when referee Bakary Gassama consulted VAR, but ...

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Croatia 2 Nigeria 0: Etebo own goal, Modric penalty settle tight clash

June 17,2018 by Goal.com

Nigeria are bottom of Group D after Stoke Citys new signing Oghenekaro Etebo scored an own goal in a 2-0 loss to Croatia. Croatia claimed pole position in Group D with a hard-fought 2-0 win against Nigeria thanks to an own goal from Oghenekaro Etebo and a Luka Modric penalty. Midfielder Etebo, who joined Stoke City for €7.2million on Monday, turned a Modric corner into his own net aft...

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Denmark boss Hareide hails acrobatic Schmeichel after beating Peru

June 17,2018 by PA

Denmark boss Age Hareide hailed goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel after the 1-0 World Cup Group C victory over Peru in Saransk.Schmeichel was key in seeing out the win following Yussuf Poulsen’s 59th-minute strike, making fine saves to keep out efforts from Edison Flores and Jefferson Farfan.He also did well to deny Andre Carrillo in a first half that saw Peru, playing in their first World Cup ...

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Luca Modric hoping World Cup opening win can give Croatia ‘wings’

June 17,2018 by PA

Captain Luca Modric believes Croatia’s opening 2-0 World Cup win over Nigeria can give them “wings” as his side prepares to next face Argentina.With Iceland having held Group D favourites Argentina to a surprise 1-1 draw earlier on Saturday – as star man Lionel Messi saw a penalty saved – Croatia took full advantage with a composed display at the Kaliningrad Stadium...

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